I have made three pilgrimages to Provincetown to attend Fantasia Fair and I overpacked each time I went!
The first time I brought eight bags! I think that was excusable because I had no idea what to expect, so I was prepared for anything. I should have learned something after that first trip, but I still overdid it the second and third trips.
My goal is to reduce the baggage this year. I drive rather than fly to Provincetown, so there is no monetary incentive to cut down on the number (and weight) of the bags, but there is an incentive to save time by packing and unpacking less.
With that in mind, I created a spreadsheet listing all the day and evening events during Fantasia Fair and the outfit I plan to wear to each event. To tell the truth, I created a spreadsheet for my second and third trips, but it did not help much. Being a fashionista, the all the events listed in my spreadsheet require different outfits!
I always take too many shoes and too much jewelry and end up not using all the shoes and jewelry I bring. So far, I managed to narrow the shoes down to four pairs this year. I may add another pair as soon as I figure out which shoes to wear with my Oz costume.
I can also cut down on the quantity of my daywear by mixing and matching tops and bottoms. So I will work on that.
I could wear the same outfit more than once, but that might shock a few people!
And do I really need to bring my tackle box overflowing with makeup?
Wearing Elie Tahari (jacket) and Greylin (skirt).
Actor Michael Andrews femulating in the film Malibu Express (1985).