Last year I went shopping in NYC with a friend. It was so much fun we are going back for more. We like to call it the NYC Reunion Tour.
This is one of those things that I never seemed able to squeeze in when I was younger so I am making up for lost time now. Time with a bestie and shopping. Does it get any better? I am so looking forward to going but really, half the fun is getting ready for the trip.
I start planning what I will take about a week ahead of time. I pull things I am thinking about wearing and hang them at one end of the closet. A few days later I edit those down to a few favorites that will pack well, don't weigh down my suitcase, and will still look good even with a flat walking shoe because Lord knows when it comes to NYC and shopping we will be doing a LOT of walking.
After I have narrowed down my major pieces I add in the jewelry, shoes, and a handbag for each look. Hopefully there will be a lot of overlapping of accessories.
Today, I got on the computer and then looked up some of my options online and added them to my Polyvore account. It is like playing paper dolls without the mess. Too much fun and time I definitely did not have but I did it any way. I'm bad like that.
The upside is that I can tell when something just isn't right. It needs a boost of color, or a longer or shorter top - that sort of thing. It's a bit like taking pictures of things in my home and when I see them on the computer I am able to see things through the camera's eye that weren't so obvious to me before.
So here is are my planning and playing results...
A short denim skirt and a tank top. Easy peasy.
Maybe it's just me and a bit old school but I like to step it up a bit when I am shopping in the city, especially when we are cruising around some of the nicer stores there. I leave my yoga pants and flip flops behind and opt for a bit more polish.