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Packing and stuff

I hate having to get packed. Mostly because I've only got a small suitcase, and too much stuff to take. My first boyfriend taught me that you could get a lot more into your backpack if you rolled it all up very tightly and then sort of stacked it; but that trick only works if there's an ironing board waiting for you at the other end of your journey -- hang on, there is! Problem solved.

I was casting a critical look at my wardrobe this morning, and I've come to the conclusion that it won't do. I've got tons, tons I tell you, of warm woollen winter jumpers, and about 5 pairs of jeans, but very little else. Then why, I hear you ask, do I always have to struggle to close the wardrobe doors? Well, the answer to that is: I've got lots of useless gear. There are quite a few skirts, which of course aren't useless in themselves, but are pretty darn useless if you've got no tops to wear them with. No tops, no tees, no blouses. A few jackets, but again: no tops, no tees, no blouses. That is to say: I have blouses. Up to the millennium, I regularly wore blouses -- but then my boobs decided they would no longer fit into them, and they've been hanging in my closet uselessly ever since (my blouses, that is, not my boobs).

So, panicked, I rushed out and bought myself two more jumpers and a shocking pink cardigan. And I still have nothing to wear them with.


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Apr. 17th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
Trinny and Susanna say, throw away everything you haven't worn for a year, and also everything that doesn't fit right now.

My hubby has decreed that I have to go through my own closets with that edit hanging over me. :-(
Apr. 17th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
Trinny and Susanna say, throw away everything you haven't worn for a year, and also everything that doesn't fit right now.

I know, and it's a theory I support in principle -- but if I followed their advice, I really would have nothing left to wear!

Last year, a friend of mine came round and went through my wardrobe, throwing everything out that I no longer wore, fitted into, or which was such a fashion faux pas she couldn't in all conscience allow me to have it. For a while, it looked really clean and colour-coordinated, if a tad bare; but now it's just the same old clutter of previous years.

My hubby has decreed that I have to go through my own closets with that edit hanging over me. :-(

Poor you. I understand completely, and sympathise.
Apr. 17th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
Apr. 17th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful icon you have there!

And yes, I agree: oops!
Apr. 17th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
ardath_rekha made it just for me. Isn't it cute?
Apr. 17th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
Apr. 17th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
ah but if you remember the reason you are packing....then it should be a good thing!

dunno how to help with the clothes situation, I am just gonna be wearing my Guinness tshirt hahahaha
Apr. 17th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
See? You've got a T-shirt. One that says Guinness, even. That's all sorts of cool and 'I go to gigs and pubs every day of my life'-ish, while I'm...not.

And I've just decided I need to bring a few more things. What, they don't have shops in England? ::sigh::
Apr. 17th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
hahaha well it isn't really a tshirt, a long-sleeved top, but yeah it is my fav:) heehee wish I could afford to go to gigs and pubs every day...still down after my friday night gig....

hahahaha yeah they have shops here;)
Apr. 17th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
I'm usually very good at travelling light. I usually just bring the bare necessities and whatever I find I'm lacking, I'll buy on the way or at my destination. But tonight, for some reason, I can't seem to make do with just one pair of jeans and a change of underwear...
Apr. 17th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
when do you leave? maybe you should leave it for tonight and wait until you are more decisive;)
Apr. 17th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
Tomorrow morning...Early.

Let's see, what have I got:

2 pairs of jeans
1 pair beige cords
1 pair khaki cords
1 pair snakeskin (fake) trousers

1 black skirt
1 purple skirt

1 black cardie (Nike)
1 pink cardie

1 green jumper
1 beige jumper, short-sleeved
1 greyish-rusty colour jumper

1 brown long-sleeved tee
1 khaki long-sleeved tee
1 pink 3/4-sleeved tee

1 pair of tights (black)
11 pairs of pop socks
4 pairs of sock
2 weeks' worth of undies
1 pair of pajama bottoms
2 t-shirts for sleeping in

1 pair of trainers
1 pair of boots

I could wear the beige cords rather than the outfit I'd been planning to wear tomorrow, I suppose...with the brown tee and another black cardie...
Apr. 17th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
wow! thats alot of clothes, you should be fine with them:D
Apr. 17th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is a lot; I just can't think of what to leave out. The khaki cords are my fav, so they have to come with, but the rest seem pretty essential to me as well -- April showers and all that. Ah, there you go, must bring a mac as well!
Apr. 17th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
heehee just bring it all, if you don't you will definately miss what you left!
Apr. 17th, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC)
That's what I'm thinking as well. Okay, two suitcases it is this time, then. It'll be alright.

Now, what else do I need? Passport, confirmation e-mails so I know what hostels I've booked, camera (must buy 600 ASA film), ££...makeup bag...
Apr. 17th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
sounds like you are all set:)
Apr. 17th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
I think I am, yeah. See you in a couple of days! ;-)
Apr. 17th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
yep indeed you will:D
Apr. 18th, 2005 02:37 am (UTC)
LOL...I hate the feeling you get when you don't have anything to wear.
Apr. 18th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
Economists don't even want to begin to think how many hours of productivity a year are lost by people feeling they have nothing to wear...
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