Tuesday, May 7, 2013

travel tuesday [packing punches... or just clothes]

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
i am the world's worst packer.

[let me explain.]

i notoriously over pack, pack things i absolutely don't need, and make no effort whatsoever to outfit plan [i may be exaggerating a little but it's pretty close to the truth]. it's kind of a problem when you have to repack your suitcases at the airport because the one you're checking is over 50lbs. no one needs that much stuff for a trip. [not even me!].

but this time, this little business trip i'm currently on [i get back tonight!], i decided to force myself to pack smart. it helped that i only had 2 business casual days of meetings [and managed to squeeze in a blow-out the morning of my trip so i didn't have to bring any hair products - bazinga!]

here's what i packed.

this was my travel outfit. well, almost, i actually ended up swapping out the coat with a cargo army jacket, the jeans with a darker pair, and added a a grey vest:

  [joe's jeans striped cardigan, james perse tank, h&m jeans, coocnuts booties, ann taylor loft jacket, j.crew bracelet]

and this is what i wore for day 1:

 [h&m vest & blouse, gap pants, sole society wedge heels, fossil watch, j.crew bracelet]

and this is what i wore on the last day:

[loft striped top, h&m blazer, gap pants, sole society wedge heels, fossil watch, j.crew bracelet]

for the trip home tonight, i'm losing the blazer, and swapping out the heels with my trusty tieks!

how do you pack? do you have any tips or tricks to share? [because this was totally a fluke and i will be over packing next time. for sure.]


  1. I used to do a lot of one night buying trips to NYC and I got to where I could fit everything in a little backpack so I could just run off the plane and start buying. I bought a really great nylon Tory Burch packpack with lots of pockets and got my toiletry kit down to a science. I had mini flat iron, mini toiletries, etc. It was awesome!

  2. I have been folowing www.TravelFashionGirl.com for all my essential packing lists. It has tips for different types of travel around the world and tips for length of travel. Very useful!

  3. I always over pack so you might not want my advice!! I love the 2nd outfit. :)


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  4. Great post! I am so bad when it comes to packing for trips.. I don't have a clue on what to wear so I bring anything and everything I want to wear and figure it out when I get there. But then I realize I overpack all the time.. haha.. I need to do better!

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  5. I am not a big help, it always ends up that I took way too much clothes that I only wore half of it hahaha



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