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san francisco + packing light = ultimate fashion challenge

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 4, 2010 by iluvpockets

It seems to be the general consensus that everyone is quite ready for 2010.  New beginnings always hold some secret, exciting promise, however hazy it may be.  It is my resolution, this year, to capture that promise and will it into a defined reality.  In that spirit, I have decided to take a trip that I’ve been wanting for a couple years and venture back to my old stomping grounds, San Francisco!  I am BEYOND EXCITED.

I leave in T minus four days and like always, I have already created packing lists, itineraries, and have routed the best ways to every possible destination in the city.  It’s just how I roll.  Now, usually I am a heavy packer.  I love options and being warm so this is good for me.  However, having to rely entirely on public transportation and my nimble feet to tote me around, I am forced to pack light.  So, here is the challenge I am facing; pack as little as possible and create as many outfits as I can muster (while still looking awesome and staying warm).  Although I’ll only be gone for four days, I want at least two different outfits for each day; one for “Tourist Samantha” running around the city during the day and one for “Paint the Town Samantha” enjoying nightlife and looking sharp. 


1.  I can pack no more than 2 tops, 2 sweaters, 2 jackets, 3 pairs of shoes, 2 bottoms, and 1 dress.

2.  I must create 8 completely different outfits.

3.  I can bring 2 scarfs, 2 pairs of tights, and a belt to use as often as needed. 

4.  I have to wear each item at least twice. 

Ode to Jessica Schroeder (awesome blogger of, I plan on sharing all my concoctions when I come home.  Should be quite fun to look at my hits…or misses.  In the meantime, check out Jessica’s blog and get inspired.  I can’t wait to regale y’all with tales and pictures from my travels!