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Packing for NYC

photo taken when I was about 75% done packing 🙂 lol

We’ll be on vacation in NYC this week and next so if you don’t see comments and responses from me, I apologize in advance… I do have a bunch of posts scheduled though so as to not disappoint you guys! Probably more posts than I usually do anyway – weird. Apparently I’m overcompensating for being away lol!!

Packing for NYC - Clutches

Packing for NYC - scarves & necklaces

Packing for NYC - tights

Last time we travelled to NYC, it was just a couple of months before we got engaged in Fall of 2008. It was also when my then boyfriend (now husband) bought me the best souvenir to date; my very first pair of Christian Louboutins at the Louboutin boutique on Horatio Street in Greenwich Village. The Decollette 868 100 Glittart Pumps. It’s crazy looking back at our first trip and seeing how young we were. It’s been 3 years since and now we are traveling during the same time of year, married and celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary in the Big Apple.

NYC Louboutin

My first pair of Christian Louboutin shoes – 2008

NYC 2008

NYC 2008

It was also during this trip in ’08 where I realized I needed to bring extra luggage space with me. When we were there, I ended up buying a brand new Diane von Furstenberg set of luggage (carry-on + check-in) for our trip back home – shopping too much? Maybe. LOL I don’t plan to shop that much again this trip, of course… but I must admit, I’m a little bit excited that my husband is bringing a check-in bag this time as well. He’s one of those “I can fit everything I need in my carry-on” type of guys so I know he won’t fill his up 😉

DVF Luggage

All packed up!

I normally don’t plan out what I wear – it usually depends on my mood, so packing for me is typically throwing whatever I have that’s laundered and ready, into my suitcases. I figure it out when I’m there. This usually works when we go places like Vegas or for our honeymoon last year to Hawaii (bikini’s, shorts, tanks and maxi dresses were easy to throw together). However, going to Manhattan is a different story. It’s going to be freezing and when it comes to packing coats and boots, every bit of space counts so the last thing I want to do (and what usually happens) is bring a bunch of stuff I don’t even end up unfolding. I decided to plan out my looks in advance. I looked at the days we’ll be there and guesstimate on what I’d want to wear (whether or not I’d need a different look come evening time for dinner or drinks etc). Then I took my list of looks (i.e. casual site-seeing or dressy dinner) and built outfits around it. I took pictures of each look before folding them up and then labelled them on the computer as I saw fit. Now, this is really exciting for me lol I’m curious to see if it will save me time and if I’ll really follow through with the looks. I have a bad feeling I’ll end up tearing the outfits apart and putting together completely different looks… again, depending on my mood. We’ll see…

NYC Pre-Planned Outfits

NYC Pre-Planned Outfits


*Okay, I use the term “freezing” loosely. We’re from southern California so to us, the 50-60 degree F weather expected in NYC is freezing. We’re wimps, I know.

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  • Reply DeShai (Wedding Planner)

    Happy Anniversary An! Have a fabulous time! You both deserve it! Love this post for many reasons =)

    October 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Jennifer - CotéWrites

    Tremendous congratulations on your one-year wedding anniversary, An! New York always makes me think such happy thoughts, and I actually got my favorite souvenir of all time in Greenwich Village as well. (My husband and I found my engagement ring in an antique jewelry store there.) Thanks for making me think of the Big Apple on this lovely evening. 🙂 Have a fabulous vacation! -Jennifer

    P.S. I highly recommend eating seared foie gras and duck confit at The Modern while there. 😉

    October 11, 2011 at 11:24 pm
  • Reply Silvia

    Happy anniversary! You are going to have an awesome time! I love this post! <3<3


    October 12, 2011 at 2:39 am
  • Reply Rochelle



    October 12, 2011 at 5:14 am
  • Reply Prissy

    WOW!! New York!! Have fun! You looked like you’ve packed some great pieces! Cant wait to see pictures & outfit posts!


    October 12, 2011 at 6:18 am
  • Reply Federica

    Happy Anniversary honey!!!

    October 12, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Reply kelly @ paper doll theory

    happy anniversary! he sounds like a keeper 🙂 and it looks like you have a very efficient packing system in place. something i need to learn! hope you have a fabulous time!



    October 12, 2011 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Molliee

    have fun! I am so jealous you are going to NYC!!! looks like you are all prepared!!

    October 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Trice

    Wow! Will you be my professional packer! Looks like you’ve got it down to a science. I always get so anxious packing it drives me nuts! Congrats on the anniversary! Hope you have a blast.

    October 12, 2011 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Chanel Tonè

    You are jet-set and ready to go! I am so jealous of those Louboutin’s!!! Have fun and be safe. Bring me something 😉 And of course, take lots of pictures!


    October 13, 2011 at 1:05 am
  • Reply michelle

    happy anniversary 🙂

    October 13, 2011 at 4:35 am
  • Reply teeney

    looks like it’ll be lots and lots of fun!! can’t wait to see all the pictures when you come back!!


    – teeney


    October 19, 2011 at 11:54 am
  • Reply teeney

    FUN!!! can’t wait to see you pictures when you guys come back!! ;D


    – teeney


    October 19, 2011 at 11:55 am
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