What is it about vacations, that work does not let you vacate? Seriously, on day FOUR of my vacation, I am still getting calls and texts about work. LEAVE ME ALONE! Fortunately, I am going to New York City tomorrow (for the very first time!!) and I am not going to answer and damn call or text about work. Figure it out on your own. It’s harsh, but seriously, I need to peace out of a working state of mind. I am a really anxious over-packer and I always need to think of an entire outfit, by day, when I go on trips. So, the mother of all Polyvore posts have been created. I mean, remember when I went to Vegas? That was a hot mess.
When I travel, comfort is so key. I am not flying, so none of this “I am dressing up so I can get bumped to first class” business. I mean, I am taking the MegaBus, so I will look like a chic homeless person. I love traveling with the Marley Lilly Weekender Satchel. It holds everything and makes you look like a seasoned traveler.
I AM GOING TO SEE WICKED!!!! I am so excited. Not only have I never been to New York, I have not seen a musical ever, besides high school productions. I guess this purple and black theme is putting me more in a Wicked mood, I can’t do the green. No, sir. I do want to dress up without overdressing. This flowy dress is great for the beginning of a New York Summer and I love my Jacks, where ever I go.
With all my hate on DC Tourist season, I will shamelessly be an obnoxious NY tourist. Comfy shoes, and iPhone out, I am ready to hit the streets of Manhattan. While crossbody bags are great, I need one of those larger satchels with a shoulder strap to keep me hands free, and also hold all of my junk. Longchamp shoulder straps start to slide when my shoulders get tired and it becomes a little pesky and burdensome. My tourist stops include The Today Show, picnic in Central Park, the Met, and all the flagship stores in New York.
My friend is currently doing a Residency at NYU, so I cannot wait to see him and have dinner! We are planning on going to Soho, so I figured I’ll head out there a little early and hit up some shops and go to the new Lauderee location, as well as bring some magnificent gifts home for my sister. I might buy out the whole shop this way.
Of course, I will always have essentials with me traveling to and from. iPad and iPhone to keep my busy, wallet with all my essentials, planner to plan out life beyond vacation, make up for touch ups, and always a snack. Also, ALL OF MY MEDS. For the love of god people, this should be the first thing in your bag. I should not have to tell you to pack your drugs. Don’t wait until the last minute. It drives me up the wall. Look what I just did, talked about work. On my vacation. Someone stop me. NOW.
Hopefully this trip will help me wind down a little bit.