September 22, 2014 Crystal Phuong 0 Comments

I have to say, I'm not very good at packing for a trip, especially for a long trip. I always forget my personal items, and only realize that after I check into a hotel. My packing skill has been improved recently, as I travel more often than I used to. Instead of putting myself in a miserable situation oversea for forgetting important things, I choose to bring extra stuffs just in case.  Love traveling, but hate packing! 

Trust me when I say packing for Fashion Week was the most challenging, and overwhelming task. Ever! I wanted to bring my whole closet with me, yet I could only put them all into two 25kg luggages. Besides my clothes, #shoes were the second most important items that I had to get them ready one week before my trip. I prepared 7 different outfits for 6 day shows, and planned to bring 7 pairs of shoes to match with the outfits. 

The first thing I did when I checked into Park Central New York hotel was unpacking my shoes, and arranging them nicely. I realized that I brought more shoes than I thought. Last day in New York, I even bought one pair of chain booties from ZARA. It was a love at the first sight when I saw that booties, and I couldn't say no. 

Learning from what Carrie Bradshaw said in Sex in the City "I like my money right where I can see it... Hanging in my closet", when I travel, I'd like my money right where I can see it first thing in the morning... Placing them next to my bed, in my hotel room, of course. 

Thank you so much for reading! 

First row (from left to right):
Jeffrey Campbell booties (old) (Some of my favorite booties can be found via Shopbop) - Ash sandals - Valentino Rock Stud Pumps - Sophia Webster Riko heels & Butterfly - Jimmy Choo Slang Sandals - Charles & Keith (Currently obsessed with these from Shopbop)
Second row: H&M floral flats (Similar here) - Marc by Marc Jacobs sneakers.