Being me, packing is the foremost of my concerns (probably not rightly so, but what can you do? Answer: not a lot. No matter how much Mom reminds me to be practical. It’s not my fault I’ll be there through the change of seasons and might visit somewhere warmer!)
Problem #1: I HATE NAVIGATING AIRLINE WEBSITES. Mom and I got different answers when we came up with how much Delta charged for a second piece of luggage when traveling overseas. So for now we are going to try to fit everything into my giant LL Bean duffel and a teensy (or as Audrey would say, weenie) rolly carry on. That isn’t big enough for as many shoes as I want to bring!
Some big questions:
Green or red wellies? (Already ruled out the blue plaid.)
Do I need my Bean Boots as well? Or should I choose them OVER wellies?
Can I really get by with just TWO coats? (Barbour and long navy wool. Enough versatility? I hear they don’t wear color in Europe which is vaguely upsetting–guess my chartreuse coat can’t come along.)
Lexington is not exactly a clubbing mecca. Or pub mecca. I’ve heard you actually need to wear nice shoes when you go out for a drink or five in England. This I think does not mean cowboy boots. Taylor doesn’t do heels unless it’s Homecoming, Christmas Weekend, or FD, and even then I provide a change of shoes for my added convenience. So, I have to pick between which of my three pairs of heels that I want to sacrifice.
Sweaters- 50% of my closet might be sweaters. Many are cardigans. Every sweater is precious to me; how can I pare these down?
I also don’t really own going out clothes. One time I went to a party in an argyle sweater.
Bringing all my underwear and that’s final.
Warm clothes? Seems like it COULD be 60 degrees in April and May… do I need shorts? ASDFGGHJHLLD