Living and working as a U.S. Diplomat has it’s certain quirks. One of which is shipping your life and things around every two-three years around the world. It is an easy process when it comes to packing. In my experience moving from Chicagoland to DC, then DC to Mexico was a breeze. All I had to do was label what I wanted in long-term storage (things that I want to stay in a warehouse outside of DC), what I wanted to arrive immediately (unaccompanied air luggage, and arrives in the first 2-3 weeks), the larger items that take much longer to arrive and needs to clear foreign customs household goods), and the packers did all of the packing, labeling, and heavy lifting. Thank the lord!
While waiting for the bulk of my things to arrive, I can usually make do. I don’t need that much to live. However, my dilemma is the weather. Now that I live in Mexico where the weather is always pleasant, I get a lot of use out of my warm weather clothing. However, my family and boyfriend live in colder climates (Chicago and DC respectively). When I was moving from DC in August, I forgot to pack warm weather clothes. I just assummed when I packed that after my eighth week in Mexico the bulk of my household goods and warm weather clothing would have arrived already.
1. The Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Oversize Wrap. Possibly the chicest wrap known to mankind.
2. 525 America Knit Cable Sweater. OMG this sweater is cozy. It is like wearing a comforter all day. I will treat this baby with extreme love and care.
3. French Connection Winter Warmer Sweater. While this sweater isn’t the coziest, it is the perfect color for warm fall days. It is also perfect for when the weather is not too cold and not too warm.
Sadly, these sweaters arrived after I came back from my trips to DC and Chicago. Such is life.