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The Lipstick Page Forums Fashion Blog: December 2005
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Wednesday, December 21, 2005 1:53 PM (Eastern)
My son has never heard of Woolworths.
Now that is just sad. I suppose one of the reasons Woollies came to mind, was that I recently had to go to a meeting. I usually wear stockings to this kind of thing, and I used to get all of my stockings at Woolworths.
You can still find stockings...I got some the other day at Target. But it's not the same. Woolworths had what felt like thousands of kinds of stockings. I mean they catered to the little old ladies (raises hand) who still wore stockings rather than pantyhose, and just as we are dying out, so died out Woolworths.
Stockings are brilliant btw, I'm still shaking my head as to why they fell out of fashion. I can understand it if you're wearing a miniskirt, then it doesn't actually make sense not to wear pantyhose. But the thing is this. With stockings, if you get a run in one leg, you don't have to throw out the other leg. As long as you keep buying the same kind of stocking, you can just switch them out--and that is what I've been doing for the past twenty years--which is why I never needed to buy stockings until now, long after the demise of Woollies.
What to pack for a trip to Jamaica, part 2
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Monday, December 05, 2005 3:15 PM (Eastern)
Okay I've thought of a few other things. One is, if you wear contact lenses, it's easy to forget your backup glasses. I forgot mine. Even though I remembered my contact lens solution and extra protein remover.
Everyone thought hahaha because I wore my leather jacket...but I ended up using it. Both on the plane trips and even in Jamaica, because of the rain. This I attribute to having lived in San Francisco for ten years...the weather there is so changeable, a leather jacket is a necessity.
Bug repellent--I did not bring this and had to borrow someone else's. If you're going to do something like rafting, you need Off! or some kind of bug repellent. The resort itself, interestingly enough, did not have mosquitos...they had some kind of noise machine they turned on at night that kept them away. But still (I am a Southerner after all) I made sure to close the doors to the suite in the evening, since that is when your mosquitos will find a way into your room.
Air travel now of course entails having to produce your documents every 5 steps of the way, so having a small bag containing your passport, ID, and other travel documents, plus a pen or two handy to fill out the forms, makes sense.
On the way back...this is key. Pack slightly differently...put your clean change of clothes on top of everything. Pack the stuff you will need that night and the next morning...contact lens solution, facial cleanser, makeup, toothbrush and paste, etc. and put that up top with the change of clothes.
That way, once you come back, and you're knackered and cold (remember that leather jacket?) and ticked off, you need look only at the top layer of your bag.
Others advise to pack this stuff separately to begin with and make that your carry-on bag. i.e. get your essentials in the carry-on just in case they lose your luggage.
If you're going to do that, of course remember to check-in your nail clippers, haircutting scissors, etc.
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