i’m taking a trip later this week (i’ll be gone for 2 weeks, but will hopefully update the blog nearly daily. more on that later). packing is the chore that lies ahead. for me, packing is an exercise in distillation. i choose my most versatile but also my favorite items, as they suit the weather and location of my destination. for one thing, it just makes me feel more comfortable wherever i am if i continue to be my regular self, dress like my regular self. also, it is the equivalent of going grocery shopping on a full stomach - i'm less distracted to shop if i'm perfectly content with what i've brought. if my choices are too pared down, then i start to crave, and look, and buy.
when you travel, do you pack your special favorites, your basics or essential travel gear? do you shop for clothes while you're traveling?