The last two weekends I have driven to Iowa (Clear Lake and Des Moines) so since I was driving, I could bring as much as I want. I used my massive polka dot suitcase for each of those trips, and was there for either one or two nights. So sue me! This weekend I am traveling for work, so if possible I want to pack a carry on for two reasons: save the company a little money to not have to pay to check a bag, and even more importantly - lost luggage! My friend Rachel and I have a lost luggage horror story from 2007 - maybe someday I will share. :)
Bring on the panic! Just kidding, I'm pretty sure I can do it. First up, create outfits! I have already posted how I pack and plan my outfits, but now this is how I pack and get it all in this dinky carry on!
First up, I select and photograph the outfits like shown in the other posts. This trip I didn't have any inspiration photos, but I had a few new pieces that I knew I wanted to wear. My destination should mostly be in the mid 80s, so that makes life a little easier.
For the plane my mama always taught me to wear long pants! You don't want your bare skin touching everyone elses juices! (Gross, sorry). So I almost always wear jeans, and then I don't have to pack heavy jeans, too. I also try and wear my biggest shoes to save space.
Next I have three more professional (I know this isn't a full suit, but this is our professional!) outfits for the work days. I only have two days of work, but you never know if you will spill, not love your options, or just decide to wear something else! I try and pick items that won't get crazy wrinkly through travel and are somewhat comfy for the long days.
Chimi's buns photo bombed! :)
Then I have three nighttime or casual outfits. Most likely only one (maybe two) of these will be worn, but I like to be prepared!
Sprinkles didn't photo bomb - she legit hopped in the pic!
Last, I have my final airplane outfit home. I try to wear the same jeans and then just a different top.
So now on getting it all in my tiny carry on! I used to be a roller and would roll everything (and sometimes still do) but I recently have been trying to have as few creases as possible in items when I arrive, so I have been folding only as many times as necessary.
I put all underoos in the mesh section (and I over pack undies times 100. Not OK to be 'roo-less!) Hey Sushi!
Last I add my shoes in baggies. Cannot let them touch my perfectly packed clothes!
I got all of my pieces in with some room to spare! I will add my toiletries and flat iron and be good to go! My makeup goes into a smaller bag and then into my purse. Not enough room for that in the suitcase. :) And most importantly - my drugs to fly are in my purse! We have had massive storms traveling through - please say a little prayer for us to have a safe and smooth flight! :)
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