I'm heading off for Kauai to stay with my girlfriend M at her home there. You remember M, you've seen here California house here and her garden here.. I'm so excited to see her Hawaii home, so I've got some packing to do.
I know a lot of people really don't like packing but for some reason I do. Maybe because I've not traveled much or maybe it's just the challenge of packing light. More likely the latter as I do love a challenge. When I went to Europe last year I probably spent 6 months packing in my brain, and I still didn't get it right. So the gauntlet has been thrown down.
The first thing I do is write down how many days I'll be gone and then the activities planned. I actually draw out the outfit combos (so strange) then I go to my closet and start pulling things out. Because I want to pack lightly, I want things that are easy to mix and match or that can be adapted to different situations.
This caftan is a good example. It's by Emerson Fry and I fell in love with it over 2 years ago. At $248 I could never justify it but I've been stalking her outlet sale which she holds on Thursday's. When it popped up at $40 I snagged it. I can wear it on the plane, to the beach, out to dinner/cocktails or even water my lawn in it. So obviously this is going in my bag. Other activities planned are some really beautiful hikes, snorkeling, botanical gardens and generally lazing about. Besides some hiking clothes, a skirt, 4 tops (2 fancy, 2 ordinary) and 2 maxi's are what's going with me.
I'm pretty stoked about this caftan as it will hide lots of sins and the whitest skin kauai has probably ever seen. My computer is staying home but if you are at all interested, I will be posting my 15 seconds of beauty on Instagram right here. Aloha.