Whenever I travel I do my best to choose items than can be worn several different ways. If I am lucky enough there will be a place to do laundry, too! This way I am maximizing my travel wardrobe and I avoid checking luggage because everything will fit into my carry-on (nothing in my handbag has been included above, that contains all the very important things like wallet, gum, chocolate, magazines, iPad and iPhone). What I still need to pack in this carry-on are clothes for my little guy and my toiletry bag. (The Kate Spade Flamingo bag houses my jewelry. Thank you Tia for this gift!)
Note: Fortunately, I don't have to pack my running shoes or too many toiletries. I am visiting my parents and I leave extras of everything there, to the annoyance of my father who just wants to throw everything away, including prized possessions like my 8th grade graduation dress :)
So, if you are going on a trip soon, set aside a little extra time to create your packing list and plan out your ensembles. It will give you peace of mind to know all of your outfits are selected, ready to go and will fit in your suitcase!
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