February 17, 2012

Packing for Vegas

Packing for Vegas

February 17, 2012

Sunday morning at 9am I am getting on a plane and flying to Las Vegas for WPPI and Showit United. I am really excited to meet so many fabulous people and learn so much about growing my business! But first things first. I have to pack! Eek. Okay. First thought is a freak out right?! Dressing to impress for five days straight?! Alright Emilia, you can do this. My next step is planning. Of course. I have written down all of my outfits so I don’t overpack! This is a real problem. If I don’t plan, I’m likely to end up with several suitcases of clothing for five days. This is my current plan:

Travel first. I always try to dress comfy/(slightly) sophisticated for traveling. I don’t want to be a schlub. But let’s face it, if I’m sitting on an airplane for several hours, I’m probably not wearing heels and a silk blouse. I almost always travel in good leather walking boots, with my lululemon leggings, a swoopy sweater, deep V tee, and a pashmina (I am somehow ALWAYS cold on planes). Other travel necessities are fashion magazines, the iPad, a notebook for journaling, and a million pens. (What’s in the picture below and where can I find it?)

***Please note with all of the Polyvore sets that I do own SOME of these items, others just look like what I’m taking because I couldn’t find the item I actually own.
Next I had to figure out what I want to bring with me camera gear wise and what I want to carry around during the day! My Kelly Moore bag, a huge notebook, Kor water bottle, and the my Mark ii are given. I always forget how dry it is in Vegas, so I’m remembering to pack hand cream this time, and since I forgot to schedule meal times for myself I will probably be living off of Kind & Clif bars. I am definitely bringing my 85L lens, but am still debating between the 35L and the 16-35L. The 35 is like my go-to love love lens, but she’s been cranky recently and the 16-35 would be AMAZING for some super Vegas-y wide angle shots but isn’t as good in low light….decisions decisions… (What’s in the picture below and where can I find it?)

 

I’m approaching the daytime like I would a client consult. Cute and put together/polished is what I’m going for. I love love this emerald green silk Ann Taylor blouse and haven’t worn it yet, I think it will go well with my leopard scarf, skinny jeans, and my Banana driving mocs. (What’s in the picture below and where can I find it?) Other days I’m wearing faux fur, heeled booties, red lipstick, and day dresses!

 

The evenings will be interesting. Sunday I know will be slightly more casual (a huge group of Showiteers are going to a delicious buffet), and Monday is vintage themed, which leaves Tuesday and Wednesday for more typical dressy/Vegas-y! I am super excited to wear my new Akira one-shoulder black dress (slightly more bling-y than the one pictured below) some black pumps, carry my Kate Spade gold clutch, and sip on g&t’s.  (What’s in the picture below and where can I find it?!)Okay now I’m off to pack, for real. What are you up to this weekend?

XXOO!

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