Today's topic is let's look at what's in my suitcase. How convenient because I am travelling for work this week so I have a packed suitcase at my disposal!
When I can, I prefer to bring just a carry on. I am away for three nights (was supposed to be four nights but I switched my flight so I could be at home for Game 6) and I needed work clothes, casual clothes, and running clothes. I have four pairs of shoes with me, which seems ridiculous but it's only sneakers, flats, flip flops (which I actually don't really need), and my short rain boots, and those were a good addition.
Not pictured here is the clear bag that I used to carry my liquids. My black toiletry bag is from thirty one and my make up bag is from Stella and Dot. I brought a rain coat and hat, and a small purse that just fits my phone and room key to take down to breakfast.
I always seem to over pack since I always think I need extra shirts, socks, and underwear. Like this meme says:
(but seriously, if you change your outfit for dinner, you may want a new pair of underwear!)
When I'm packing I have to go through the whole trip
in my head out loud and lay out separate outfits by day/event. It always seems to take me forever and I end up going up and down the stairs to get various things a million times. But it is rare that I forget something super important. And most of the time if you have your credit card, passport, and phone charger, then you can get anything else you may have forgotten.
You are good to limit your packing to a carry-on. I'm like you in that I think a lot about what to take. I have packing lists on the computer for various types of trips. Eg. If we'll be in a hotel I have a special case with items I might need, scissors, cork screw, etc, and if I'm visiting a relative I may have house keys or local shop cards, etc to remember to bring. Lately I've tried to stick with a colour theme so my clothes choices mix and match. But I still pack too much and find I am taking things out just before I leave. Shoes and other accessories like scarves, jewellery, purses....they are essential for me so it is a trick to get them all in. Ergo, the carry-on is not enough for me!ReplyDelete
Lol at that meme! Love the makeup bagReplyDelete
I try to pack a carry-on whenever possible too. And you're underwear picture has me laughing--- I always overpack underwear because I always go through it!!ReplyDelete