As you know, I'm trying out flying Spirit Airlines as a member of their $9 Spirit Club. This is my first trip with Spirit, so I'm still trying to feel things out a bit. It's also my first cruise with MSC Cruises, so I don't really know the reputation for dress casual. It's a real conundrum.
I pack my clothes in space saving bags. That's both bad AND good. Bad because it makes me think I can pack more, so I go over weight limits. Good because I can fit more in there. Also good...because I can organize right off the bat. Underclothes and PJs in one bag, shirts in one, pants and skirts in one, and dresses in one. Easy peasy, right?
I brought 2 tee shirts and 2 workout pants. I figure I'll buy tee shirts, and I can rinse my workout pants *if* needed. I brought 7 blouses that can be mixed and matched with the 2 pairs of capris (white and black) and the 3 pairs of capri leggings (black, tan, gray and blue) plus a cute white jacket that I can mix and match with everything. I brought 3 casual dresses (what can I say...I'm most comfy in dresses) and two different cocktail dresses for formal night. I brought thin flip flops for the pool and after-cruise hostel stay, two pairs of dressy flip flops and a pair of tennis shoes. I also have a coverup and 2 swim suits.
I did bring extras. A hanging bag for organization, magnets, a dry erase board and post it notes for messages, my underwater camera, meds (okay, those aren't extras...) and my beauty stuff.
I'm allowed 40 lbs. I came in at 32.
Yes, I'm still stressed. What if I can't add, and I'm over my 40 lbs allowed? I don't even know what to leave behind!
This time tomorrow, I will be in the hotel, washing the travel yuck off of me, and getting ready for bed. I can't wait! I do need the sun and sand. This week will be exactly what the doctor ordered.