welcome to wednesday, where we say it like we mean it:
dress for the day you want to have,
not the one that’s trying to have you.
today and every wednesday, i invite you to link arms, blogs, and instagrams in solidarity. here’s to setting the tone for the days we desire with the clothes we pull from the closet!
i’ve got some thoughts about packing.
i’ve been traveling a lot lately, mostly for work, and i’ve gotten pretty adept at the three work shirts, 2 fun shirts, jeans, boots, toiletries suitcase. my carry on purse fits well under the seat of all major airlines, and i’ve accepted that i’m a happier traveler when i check a bag.
today, however, i was packing for a different kind of trip. a trip for me. one with multiple events each day, friends who love to take pictures, and most importantly – a spirit that embraces individuality. my whole motive for attending blissdom – besides the dance party on saturday night – is to better define who i am as a blogger, writer, creative-type person, and damned if it won’t help me do that to feel like myself when i walk out of the hotel room.
so i made a chart . . . of course.
and i laid out outfits . . . of course.
and i put them all on at once . . .
and as much as i believe that everyone would love me or not love me the same in leggings and a sweatshirt, or this wear-it-all ensemble, that is really just not the point.
the point of packing with purpose – packing with the way i want to feel each day in mind – is exactly the point of all this *dress for the day* nonsense. your clothes are just another opportunity to express yourself, to play around with your definition of what you can and can’t be, do, wear, or imagine.
my style is meant to say something about me to me, just like sharone told us last week.
so if you’re going to blissdom – i hope you’ll say hello. i’ll be wearing some but not all of what you see in these pictures. come tell me how what you’re wearing is telling you a good thing about yourself. how teal pants give you an extra spring in your step, or how you feel mysterious in black, or creative in stripes, or hot in those heels. i want to meet you, and definitely want to see your dance moves.
any packing with purpose tips to share?
what do you always throw in the suitcase – just in case?
if you’re into buttons, feel free to grab this one, and link up a post or a photo that tells your story below. feel free to link up anytime during the week, and look for a new dress for the day story each wednesday. even if you don’t link up – join me throughout the week on twinstagram (twitter +instagram) by using this hashtag: