I’m packing for 5 days in Dallas… at the Mary Kay Seminar! This is my first year going. I’m beyond excited. 5 days with thousands of Mary Kay women who are serious about their business. Tons of training from top directors and national sales directors. Prizes. Parties. New Products. AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Just like when I pack for a weekend conference, I take time to review the event schedule and think through what I’d like to wear for each event. For a big trip like this, I take the time to put everything in a spreadsheet.
|Day -1||Day 0||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|Polka Dot Dress||Polka dot blouse||Black Dress||Floral Blouse||Polka Dot Dress|
|Blazer||Pencil Skirt||Blazer||Pencil skirt||Blazer|
|Red Flats||Blazer||Red Flats||Blazer||Red Flats|
|Pearl Necklace||Red Flats||Pearl Earrings||Red Flats||Pearl Necklace|
|Gold Earrings||Pearl Earrings||Pearl Earrings||Gold Earrings|
|Swim Suit||Two Piece Formal||Purple Formal||Black Formal|
|Cover up||Pearl Earrings / Bracelet||Crystal Jewelry||Purple/Gold Earrings|
|Flip flops||Silver Shoes||Silver Shoes||Gold Shoes|
Notice: I am packing THREE formal dresses! This seminar is pretty amazing.
Once I have everything organized by day/time. Then it’s a lot easier to make my actual packing list(s).
|Polka Dot Dress||Pencil Skirt||Polka dot blouse||Black Blazer||Pearl Earrings||Flip Flops||2 bras|
|Black Dress||Floral Blouse||White Tank||Crystal Earrings||Silver Shoes||Underwear|
|Crystal Bracelet||Red Flats||Leg Bands|
|Formal||Pearl Necklace||Gold Shoes||Split slip|
|Two-Piece Dress||Gold Earrings||Stockings|
|Purple Dress||Purple/Gold Earrings||Swim Suit|
Now I have to think about bags. I will be flying down to Dallas. Whenever I fly packing becomes slightly more complicated (Thank you TSA). Normally a 5 day trip is no problem for me to pack carry-on only. But with three formal dresses (I don’t believe in minimalism for formal occasions 😉 ) checking a bag becomes a necessity. I will be bringing three bags: a large rolling suitcase from Revo, my weekender bag, and a large purse.
Let’s talk about the carry-on. Call me paranoid, but I am eternally petrified of having my luggage lost. So I pack a carry-on with essentials so that I could get by for the remainder of the trip just in case my checked bag vanishes. So you’ll see I’m packing all my underwear in here, as well as one formal outfit so I’m prepared for anything. I’m not packing my make-up or hair stuff, because, if worse comes to worse, I’m staying with Mary Kay women… we can share! 🙂 You will also notice that all my liquids and aerosols are in a clear zippered pouch. I found this at Target in the travel section. It’s quart sized and reusable! It’s great. I’ve used it on multiple trips and TSA has never had a problem with it. I keep this in the front pocket of my weekender bag for easy access at the airport.
- Swim Suit
- Black Formal
- Underwear / Bras
- Travel Makeup Remover
- Cleanser Samples
- Travel Sunscreen
- Hand lotion
- Watch Charger
- Hair spray
- bobby pins
- hair bands
As always, I have a smaller purse inside a larger purse. All the contents you can see here! I am also bringing a dressy clutch for the formal events. It’s roomy enough I should be able to fit my phone and even a notebook in there.
- Dressy Clutch
- Phone charger
- Power Pack/Charger
- Water bottle
- Motion Sickness Medicine
- Manicure kit
- Lip Balm
- Mary Kay Name Tag and Pin
The Checked Bag
Everything else! (Most of these items fit in my Travel Roll-Up Bag!)
- All other clothes
- Curling Iron
- Curling Wand
- Hair oil
- Toning Lotion
- Shave Butter
- Miracle Set
- Eye Cream
- Acne Gel
- Charcoal Mask
- Skin Brush
- Hair Towel
- Shower cap
- Hair clip(s)
I Kon-Mari fold everything, including the formal dresses. This really saves a ton of room and helps prevent wrinkles.
A note about the snacks. I am packing a large box of Clif bars, a box of other snacks, and some single serve protein mixes. These are all relatively light weight (minus the Clif bars…) and will be my breakfast every morning and snacks throughout each day. Saves me lots of $$$ on food.
I have lots of extra room in my suitcase! I can’t wait to bring home some fabulous prizes!!!