I’m all packed for my long weekend starting on Friday. To say I’m excited wouldn’t be wrong. I actually don’t mind packing; it’s unpacking that I loathe.
I was inspired to kick off packing by an article I saw on Laura’s blog. The article shows how to pack 30 outfits in your carry on. This girl has the exact same carry on as I do, and boy can does she make every inch count. It’s a Tommy Hilfiger suitcase from this collection that meets most airlines’ regulations for overhead luggage size.
I tend to love all posts related to packing. I guess I’m weird like that. While I’m at it, this is a great video about in flight essentials.
The main thing I took from the article was to limit my color palette. This wasn’t hard since I wear mostly black and beige anyways. As trips go, this was an easy one to pack for, I really only need casual clothes and once nicer outfit for a dinner out.
Where I am going, the weather can be unpredictable, so I have lots of wraps and cardigans for layering.
- Jeans (white house black market)
- Long sleeve patterned top (banana-similar)
- Short sleeve striped top (gap)
- Black turtleneck top (mexx)
- 3/4 length gold polka dot sweatshirt (limited-similar)
- Black wrap dress (WHBM similiar)
- Black jumpsuit (easily by best buy of 2015-Banana- similar)
- 2 cardigans in black and navy (similar)
- wrap and infinity scarf both in shades of beige (similar)
- Large tan bag (carry on 2) and small black bag/clutch
Workout Clothes (I’m being optimistic that I’ll be able to do something by then.)
- 2 tops (new balance)
- capris (new balance)
- sports bra (under armour)
- socks (adidas)
- jacket (new balance-similar)
Make Up and Toiletries
I’m pretty basic with make up and toiletries. The Naked on the Run palette is perfect for travel if I all I need is every day looks. I think everything else is self-explanatory. If you want to know specific products, just let me know.
Given the ankle situation, I’m keeping shoes simple–sneakers and flats. I’m hoping I can manage the wedges if I wear the jump suit. I always wear sneakers on board if I’m not bringing boots. My best travel tip is to wear your heaviest/bulkiest stuff on board. I’ll probably also bring a jacket that I’ll wear to the airport.
This suitcase does fit a ton. The only things I snuck in that aren’t shown above are underwear, a bathing suit, 1 pair pjs and a tiny Tiffany pouch with a bracelet and necklace.
I’m a fan of rolling VS folding because I think it helps prevent wrinkles.
That should get me through 4 days no problem.
If you have any packing tips, I’d love to hear them!