In a couple of days, I’m heading to the East Coast for my brother’s wedding and a little sightseeing adventure in New York. As I was packing up for the trip, I thought of a few last-minute must-haves for the journey:
BIG OL’ SUNNIES: Regardless of whether your final destination is a sunny one, it’s nice to have a pair of shades (preferably large ones) to hide your puffy, dry eyes when you get off the plane.
FRINGED CROP TOP: Whenever I go on a trip, I like to bring at least one new “wow” item, be it a great necklace or a fabulous pair of printed pants. This trip’s “wow” piece is this boho chic crop top (I promise to post a better picture soon, so you can see what it looks like on). It may seem a little wild, but that’s what I was going for! I figured I could either try to dress like I live on the East Coast and risk looking like a “Gossip Girl” wannabe OR stick to my West Coast roots (but add a little polish). I decided to go with the latter.
OLD-SCHOOL INSTANT CAMERA: This is the last-minute find I am most excited about. I’m headed to a place with a bunch of great photo ops, so I figured why not buy an old-fashioned instant-film camera? (I’ve been thinking about getting one since I was, like, seven years old.) Instant pics just have a nostalgic feel to them, and they’ll be the perfect addition to my picture wall in my dorm room. (Nordstrom sold out of the Fujifilm pictured here, but they’ve got a Polaroid that’s pretty sweet.)
THE ADORABLE CHOCOLATE BOX: This is something I just found in my room. A family friend had already reused it to wrap a beautiful vintage necklace (a graduation gift), so I decided to re-purpose it once again, and use it keep my new pictures safe during travel. Eventually, I’ll get a little tin for my photos, but this does the trick for now.
The next time I write to you, it will be from either an airport or the other side of the United States! Hehe, I’m very excited to share my travels with y’all.