I am so mean without coffee right when I wake up. SO. MEAN. SOMEAN. So I threw my office Keurig (one of the small ones) in a suitcase. If I go, she goes.
As an inveterate list-maker, I've been working on what to bring for a month or so. It's these last few days that are a real test of one's mettle, as you attempt to underpack instead of overpack (not gonna happen, overpacking is my default position). I am not one of those people who can pack for a month in a backpack, washing my skivvies in the sink every night, see: here (not really, these people are expert packers, but the idea of wearing the same few things over and over just sticks in my craw). The limiting factor WAS the two suitcase limit...but then I remembered Amazon Prime.
Why pack a hair dryer? Prime it. Curling Iron? Prime it. Mattress pad? Prime it. Shampoo? You know what's up. Laundry detergent? PRIME-A-PALOOZA.
If I had thought about this more, I probably would have just bought everything on Amazon and shipped it out there before I arrived. Well, live and learn I guess.
Is anyone else out there weird about having your necklines match? That is, wearing a V-neck cardigan with a V-neck dress? Is that a super-Church-Lady thing to say?
|Crewneck cardigan and V-neck dress? I smell...SATAN!|
Anyway, I hunted and hunted for a white cotton v-neck sweater. I checked Banana, Gap, Ann Taylor (did snap up a black one), and of course Main Crew. I reeeeeeally wanted their featherweight cotton cardigan in white, but it was all sold out. I eventually got this one from the Crewlet:
|What's your color, friend?|
Somewhat reluctantly, because I need more of a true white than an "ivory" which is what this color is called. Hoping it's another instance of a color misnomer and that it will be what I'm looking for. Given that I'm leaving on Thursday, I had to ship it to the debate camp. Will I be judged by a bunch of teenaged cool-kid hipsters for my love of preppy style or my willingness to shop the Factory version? Stay tuned!
So during this month of high-school-debate-festivus, I'll be without my loyal photographer, which means OOTD snaps will be few and far between. I'll try to do what I can, but stick with me through July and I'll be back much more regularly in August.