Vacation is upon us! Well...me! Over the past 3 vacations (Hilton Head, Mexico and Chicago) I have tried to convince myself that 15 pair of shoes is just not realistic for 7 days. It's just not. Unless you are Marlo Hampton and then you go right ahead and pack as many shoes as you'd like in your Louis luggage because you can afford the extra $25 bucks a bag thanks to your affinity for eighty-year-old men.
I however, am a poor Advertising Executive. So, my one free checked bag, plus my Louis never-full better cut it on any trip that requires air travel.
I will admit, there are some things I splurge on when packing.
For example: I will pack extra dresses because they are light, easy to pack and easy to throw on if I find myself in a wardrobe crisis. Extra bathing suits. Yes, again because they are light. Not to mention because they are basically your number one essential on any beach vacation! If you spend 5 hours a day in it, you should pack as many options as your heart desires. For me, it's one for each day and two additional in case I change my mind. Jewelry is a little heavier but, in my opinion, it can change an entire ensemble in a second. Thus; great jewelery options couldn't be more valuable when traveling.
But, shoes? Shoes will always be a dilemma. Five inch heels aren't light, doll. Not to mention when you own a closet worth of over 100 pair, you always feel guilty leaving any behind. Does a mother play favorites with her children? Absolutely not.
This vacation to Mexico, I've tasked myself with packing only 9 pair of shoes. Here is my list: My Nude LAMB sandals, my new Aztec printed Steve Maddens, my Tan Steve Madden wedges, my Black and Rust Steve Madden pumps, my Black Bakers, a Silver and a Gold pair of Forever 21 flats (Bloggers Note: I always buy cheap flats because I wear-them-out running around all Summer. It's easy to get new pairs each year, if you spend only a little on them!) and two pair of Havianas flip flops.
Now someone, anyone, PLEASE hold me to this blog before I go bankrupt just getting to a vacation.