I’m prone to forgetting to pack underwear.  It’s a sad truth I’m embarrassed to admit.  Even sadder is the amount of money I’ve spent purchasing underwear at airports ($10 for a basic cotton pair?  Thieves).

What’s a girl to do?  She blogs about it once she figures out a system that works.

Friends, I have FOUND that system.  Not only does it ensure that I pack my undergarments, it guarantees that I’ll have the right ones – no more no less.

Packing Tips Underwear

Some additional packing tips for those unmentionables:

  • It’s boring, but you can never go wrong with nude and black undergarments – particularly if you’re inclined to wear light colored tops and dark bottoms.
  • The stain-resistant underwear may be an odd one, but you will never be more grateful to be donning a pair of Dear Kates than when Aunt Flo decides to come for an impromptu visit.  These delicates won’t be ruined by her surprise, and they’re amazingly comfortable and so pretty.  BONUS – get 25% off your order from Dear Kates using the code “hithaonthego” (offer good through April 20th)
  • You can swap out a wireless bra for an extra sports bra – but I’m obsessed with Addiction’s triangular bra.  It offers the right amount of support for dashing through airports (which, let’s face it, is my cardio) without pinching you on long flights.
  • I’m a recent convert to shapewear.  After being amused by Heather Thomson’s wit on Real Housewives of NYC, I purchased my first Yummie item (this slimming tank).  Consider me obsessed – her garments are smoothing without suffocating you.  This convenient package of shapewear has me covered for any outfit, anywhere, at any time.
  • I love this FLIGHT001 lingerie bag for the same reasons I love my SpacePak - it keeps my garments protected from the other elements in my suitcase, it has a dirty clothing compartment (key), and the separate lingerie bag ensures I actually pack my underwear.  The detergent LIVES in my liquids bag – underwear is the easiest thing to wash in a hotel room sink, and it dries quickly.

I’d also love to know – what random packing pains do you have?  Do you forget socks?  Enough shirts?  Snacks?  Something else?  COMMENT below and let me know!

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This Week

April 9, 2014

It’s the end of an era!  We’re spending our last days in the apartment, getting work done and packing up.

I thought I would be more sad to say goodbye to our first home together, and in NYC – but I’m not.  To be honest, we’ve outgrown this space and I feel like we’re bursting out the seams.  I couldn’t be happier to embrace our new space while entering a new decade.

We have movers coming to do the bulk of the work, so we’re talking advantage of this weekend to fully relax.  Tonight we have a date night at the AMNH to hear Neil Degrasse Tyson speak.  I’m meeting Julia and Clara for dinner tomorrow night.  This weekend?  All we have on deck is catching Captain America, packing, and enjoying the city.  Here’s hoping the weather holds up.

On to the good stuff.

  • The answers to the questions everyone was asking during the Game of Thrones premiere.
  • How glamorous is the new Air France marketing campaign?  I’m obsessed.
  • Vogue.com continues to rule the internet, with its #iwokeuplikethis series featuring Miranda Kerr and Dita von Teese.
  • Two of my favorite women, Nancy Pelosi and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, have lunch.  Thankfully, it’s documented by the Times.
  • I’ve been a fan of Preetma Singh since her lawyering and blogging days.  She’s now the market editor for WSJ, and deservedly featured on The Cut.  She’s also a drummer in a band.  Pretty much the coolest woman ever.
  • From tragedy to happy tails – the heartwarming “where are they now” updates of Michael Vick’s fighting dogs.  *sniff*

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THE HIT LIST March 2014

Alright, you guys.   I’m still not over the HIMYM finale (and it may dominate my conversations as of late), but the final season did inspire me to get a ukulele and learn how to play “La Vie En Rose”.  Which, if you want to know, is way harder than it seems.  But I will persevere.

Another highlight of the month?  Devouring the entrepreneurial, philanthropic genius that was Adam Braun’s The Promise of a Pencil.  One of the best books I’ve read, and believe it when I say the Brauns are our generation’s Emmanuels.  I recommend everyone with a brain to pick up this book.  Unless you don’t have a heart.  Which means you’re dead.  Literally.  (Yes, I may be a bit tipsy as I write this, but I’m going to keep this in)

Before we get into my style favorites for the month, let’s wrap up the nerdiness with the podcast you NEED to add to your list – that chocolatey voiced host of Cosmos, Neil Degrasse Tyson’s, podcast.  Cosmic Queries are my favorites, where he invites a comedian to select and ask viewer submitted questions.  Geeky sounding?  Yes.  Amazing?  Absolutely.  Your brain will thank you.

And now the things I can’t stop wearing.  A chic backpack?  Sole Society has you covered.  Comfortable, stylish pants?  Opt for these Topshop jeans and the Pixie pants from Old Navy.  You won’t want to take off this cashmere goodness from Everlane (I haven’t all March, since it’s freezing here and all).  Is this not the most perfect travel shirt?  FWJ – frequently worn jewels are from BaubleBar’s Nordstrom collection (hello, perfect earrings) and this heartbeat ring from Sarah Chloe.  And lastly, these Dee Keller flats don’t require any breaking in, and feel like wearing clouds.  Honestly.  Can’t get enough.

I know this month’s roundup is more fashion heavy than most, but I’m sad to admit that I haven’t read as much as I wished.  My brain hates me for it, and you must too.  I promise next month’s Hit List will have the book and music goodness you’re used to.

What do you love this month?  Any amazing new discoveries?  COMMENT below and let me know!

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