STRESS!!!

Okay, does anyone have any suggestions as to how to pack lightly? I have been making a stack of clothes that I "think" I will need to pack and my stack is quite large! Looking at the itinerary stresses me out! I am not complaining but I have to stress about something and today it is wondering what I will need...dressy clothes for dinner? How dressy? Is it practical to wear white shorts when your are hiking in the rain forests and riding horses up steep mountains? When they ask you to pack an "all white" outfit for the party on the white sandy beach I wonder if that is practical? White is usually a color that makes people look FAT! When they say to pack hiking shoes do you think my Nike's will do? Oh so many unanswered questions! HELP! I am now 3 nights sleepless and am a bit stressed! Isn't going on vacation supposed to be fun?

12 comments:

Whitney said...

Ok so I am totally like you and like to OVERPACK! I mean you never know what you might need, right! For starters hiking shoes?? Who has hiking boots! I think the nike's will for sure work! White clothes make you look TAN not fat! Take a cute white flowy skirt, I know you own one! Dressy clothes, um I would take a bunch of summer comfortable SKIRTS and different tops for them! That is simple and comfy and dressy! Are you going with Tyler's work or something?!

Sharon said...

I laughed out loud when I read "I have to stress about something and today its..." It must be in our genetics!! Good luck packing. White will NOT make you look fat, nothing could. White shorts are not practical for riding horses and hiking. Have a blast. I can't wait to see all the pictures on your blog when you get back.

Amanda said...

i always overpack and only end up wearing 2-3 of the 8 outfits that i packed! the best advice: try to pack pants and shirts that can be mixed and matched. think simple - it really helps you avoid stress figuring out what to wear on vacation and it helps keep your bags lighter! you'll look great in whatever you wear, so don't stress. i always have to remind myself, "this trip is about relaxing and having fun, not about fashion." have fun!

The Holland Family! said...

Thanks for the advice...I will keep your suggestions in mind though I have a feeling my bags will still be quite heavy!

Kellie said...

Pack the clothes you like to wear the most. I over pack and end up wearing my favorites. White doesn't make you look fat and plus you will be glad you were wearing white in the heat. i went to Puerto Rico and wore some dark clothes one day that I wished I hadn't because I was so hot.

BTW- can you email your email address to me: kelliethompson@gmail.com. I'm going private on my blog and I realize I don't have your email! Thanks!

McGiven Family.... said...

You are crazy Renee. I bet Tyler is sleepless too trying to figure out what t o pack. Good luck!

Heather said...

Good packing advice. I say who cares if your bags are heavy? You get to take 2, so pack what you want.
Why do you have an itinerary? Is it a work trip? Nikes will work; white hiking shorts will not.
And who's requiring you to wear white to a party? Are they shooting some ad or something?
Just have fun, sister!

Jen Tornow said...

A swimsuit is all you need. A white one, I guess!

okay, just kidding. I say overpack. Then you will be able to dress for your mood once you are there!

Chad said...

Renee-

Have fun in Costa Rica! It was fun to see you today shopping, and to share my excitment with you while finding my fabric!! Some advice? I always end up wearing the same three things. Just keep that in mind. Looks like Amanda already mentioned that:)

Chad said...

By the way, Chad is obviously not commenting, it's nat

lovell said...

Have fun in costa Rica. I'm very jealous of you!

Mindy said...

YOu have fun, and pack what ever you want. Who cares. As long as it isn't over the weight limit.