I'm truly enjoying the warmer temperatures here in Virginia, but these photos have been waiting patiently to be shared since Valentine's day. They needed to be documented because it was the first time I had put on a dress in a really long time. And yes, I froze a little bit. Minnesota is cold. But we knew that already. So without further ado, I present to you a belated Valentine's Day outfit.
Hello from Virginia! I'm always a bit behind with these Instagram recaps, but I love having them in my archives to flip through every now and again. March has been wonderful so far, but February was pretty good, too. I got a lot done and have a lot of exciting things coming up, which I'll be sharing more of soon. It's taken almost seven months and sometimes I still don't know what I'm doing, but I think I'm getting there.
1. February started with a great visit from my brother.
2-3. Valentine's day with Rob included several happy hours and a handmade card.
4. Spent many snowy afternoons exploring St. Paul.
5-7. Pretending spring is closer with fresh flowers every week and iced coffee every morning.
8. What a day at work looks like for me now.
9. Wedding rings! Can't believe we're getting married in eight weeks.
What did February look like to you? How's your March going so far?
Life Lately According to Instagramis a once-monthly feature in which I showcase my favorite Instagram shots. You can follow along with me in real-time if you'd like--I'm @megan_flynn.
For the past year and a half or so, I have tried to improve my packing skills. It hasn't been easy, and I'm not even sure if I can say it has been successful. It wasn't until Alt Summit in January (with its set schedule and photo ops that suggest you look good in several different outfits per day) that I finally figured it out. You have to pack specific outfits for specific occasions--did you know that?
Until recently, I've just thrown all my favorite things into a suitcase and hoped for the best, which usually resulted in me wearing three of fifteen pieces and wondering where in the world that white top that I didn't bring could be, while marveling at how I ever got all of that stuff to fit in my bag in the first place.
So, because one successful packing experience obviously makes me an expert, and because I'm currently on a trip, I thought I would share a short list of packing tips with you.
1. Seriously, make a list of each thing you're doing and what outfit (accessories, shoes, the whole thing) you'll wear for it.
2. Pack the things you wrote down, and then add two or three pieces (shirts, skirts, dresses) that aren't on the list as backups in case you change your mind once you get there.
3. Roll clothes instead of folding them. It's space-saving and they won't wrinkle.
4. Pack small, travel-friendly toiletries, like the Venus Snap (available at Target). It's a mini razor (with the Venus Embrace blade) that comes in an adorable little compact case and has a water activated ribbon of moisture, so you really don't even need to pack shaving cream! Having one less thing to bring is always nice.
How do you make packing (and travel!) easier?
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I'm flying to Virginia this morning to spend a week at home before heading to DC for my bachelorette weekend! I haven't been back since Christmas, so this visit feels long overdue. I can't wait to spend time with my family, see my friends, and hopefully soak up some warmer weather.
I have some posts scheduled while I'm gone (and a new design to launch really soon!), but feel free to follow along with me in real time on Instagram. Hope you have a wonderful Friday! What are you up to this weekend?