Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jet Set (See Jane Pack)

I travel often for work and have become somewhat of an expert packer for my weekly jaunts.  Unfortunately, my expertise is limited to that of a corporate wardrobe and when I have to pack for fun trips and weekends away, I tend to over pack just like everyone else.   The only tip I have to offer is to wear your heaviest shoes on the plane so that you don' have to lug them around and have more room for other things.  Thus, tomorrow, I'll be wearing my scuffed boots on the plane; they're comfortable and will be perfect for walking around this weekend.

a few options included a sweater, dresses, top, + blazer

packing a few bracelets, one necklace, and my watch

I'm headed to NYC this weekend to visit with friends and visit the J Crew Bridal Boutique.  These will be the first wedding dresses I'll be trying on so I'm just really excited to finally begin the whole process, even if I walk away empty-handed.  Mostly I just can't wait to be with my friends in my favorite city, walking around and catching up.  Since this is technically my 'Friday,' I'm bidding you adieu for the week.  Have a great weekend!

35 comments

  1. I hope your luggage gets diverted to me! :) have fun!!

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  2. Awww..have fun dress shopping...:)

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  3. Im so jealous! Hope you have a lovely time xo

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  4. Have fun! NYC is always a great place to go.

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  5. I can't wait to be in NYC next month, jealous you're going today! Dying to hear how the J. Crew selection is as well!

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  6. I'm a crazy packer. I think I have OCD when packing haha. Only recommendation I have is to putting shoes in shoe bags, that way the nasty bottoms don't touch your cute clothes :) Some travel stores sell them and I have used the dust bags from certain shoe brands or even the cute Free People drawstring bags they put your purchases in sometimes.

    Have fun in NYC and the bridal boutique!! exciting!

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  7. Sounds like fun! I love the scuffed boots!

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  8. GAAAAH Have soo much fun, I am totally jealous you are trying on gowns at the JCrew boutique, the pictures I've seen of it are stunning! You MUST go to Vera Wang (on Oak?) It was such a blast....I def feel in love, but that was more of a 'fun trip' for my mom and I bc I already knew what I would be wearing.

    Buy lots of cute stuff!!!!

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  9. Good luck with your dress shopping. You should check out Kleinfelds while you are in NYC. It's a very NYC experience. I also love Pronovias,that's where I bought my wedding.

    signed,
    Victoria (seeing jane pack)
    http://diva-in-distress.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh my gosh have so much fun!! You'll have to let me know how chilly it is / if you dressed appropriately for the weather as I'll be leaving for NYC in 2 weeks ;)

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  11. Happy dress shopping Anna Jane!

    xo delia
    http://lovelaughlipglosses.blogspot.com/

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  12. have SOMUCHFUN this weekend! I love the mustard number and okay, well, all your clothes. try on everrrrrything at the Jcrew store! good luck!

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  13. Ahhhhaha kind of ironic of similar our posts are!! CUTE. Looks like you did pretty well with your packing :) I like the pic of the jewellery.

    Eee! Wedding dresses at J Crew! So exciting! Keeping my fingers crossed for you, but then again, when you know you know ;)

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

    PS - Where do you live?! At first I thought you were in Canada, and now I think it's the US, but I really couldn't say.

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  14. Have an amazing weekend in NY! Dress shopping.. sooo fun! Good tip with the heavy shoes :)

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  15. ahhh have SO much fun dress shopping and enjoy every minute!


    xx
    Nikki

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  16. Ohh have a blast this weekend!!! I love your packing picks :)

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  17. Wedding dress shopping with girlfriends in NYC? Sounds like a pretty amazing weekend!
    Hope it's wonderful.
    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

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  18. Hello, can you say "bookmark?" I'm a terrible packer and desperately need help. Have an AMAZING time in New York, my dear! Good luck with the J.Crew Bridal Boutique -- can't wait to hear all about it!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  19. Hope you have a great weekend and have fun dress shopping!

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  20. oh man... if I were to describe a trip I have coming up to you, and what my options were, would you be able to give me some minor packing consulting? I'm being totally serious, AJ... I will reward you!!

    Your suitcase looks like heaven and I want to just sit next to it and have a glass of wine and ogle it, and the rest of your closet.

    :)
    C

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  21. enjoy your fun big apple weekend! please please keep us updated on your dress shopping adventures!

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  22. Ooh! I'm in NYC this weekend too! Well starting Sunday XD
    I stink at packing too....oyyy
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  23. Can you come pack for me? I travel all of the time for work and hate packing!!

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  24. Have a great, great trip lady!! Enjoy trying on those dresses and taking it all in. Deeeetails upon your return please!

    xoxo,
    Carrie
    ps-very extremely neat packing

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  25. So exciting!! Have fun in NYC and best of luck with the dress search : )

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

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  26. love the colour of the first sweater! enjoy your trip!

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  27. love the sweater;)!

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  28. Have a wonderful time! I'd love to see pics inside the J Crew botique.

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  29. That's a good tip to wear your heaviest shoes on the plane. I'll have to keep that in mind on my trip home for Christmas!

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  30. So jealous. I'm hitched, but dying to visit the J. Crew bridal shop! Have a blast!

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  31. I'm such a chronic overpacker. Every single trip I tell myself it's going to be different this time, but it never is. I do have to say that I have a much easier time packing for tropical weather. Warm weather clothing is just so much lighter/smaller.

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  32. What brand is your watch?

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