I recently went out of town for one night. There was a chance I'd be there for two nights, but the second day of clothing would have just been for driving four hours back home. I still managed to pack a full carry-on sized suitcase and a tote bag full of shoes. (Plus I had my computer, a short sleeved jacket and jean jacket that were just floating around in my car, and my pillow.)
I'm not a light packer. No, that's an understatement. I always pack way too much. After all, I'm a fashion blogger. I think about clothing a lot. I love to accessorize and add cute shoes to accent my outfits. How can I leave without those things?
I also worry about the weather. Growing up my dad would never let me leave the house without a jacket (even in July) so I'm usually ready for everything. Unfortunately, I'm usually carrying half of what I own with me.
There have been a few occasions when I tried to pack light. Every time I do that, I regret it. I wish I had brought my jeans or I end up needing a nicer dress or some clothes more appropriate for an adventure. I'll wish I had warmer pajamas or a lighter skirt. And there is no accounting for what kind of mood I'll be in on any given day. There doesn't seem to be a balance when it comes to my luggage.
Any tips from the people who know how to pack? Any other overpackers who understand my problem?