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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Traveling in Style

Traveling in Style

Traveling in Style

Traveling in Style

Traveling in Style

Before I say anything else: MULLET. Hate it in hair, love it in a skirt. Especially this one. Now we can proceed.

As a kid, I had no concept of packing light. When my family went away for the weekend, I would take meticulously crafted outfits, down to a different color of nail polish for each one. These days, between TSA regulations, baggage limits, laziness, and my hatred of lifting heavy things into overheard compartments, I've substantially simplified my traveling philosophy.

Almost everything I packed was in gray-scale, with some colorful accents (scarves, cardigans, purple jeans, and this sweater). This method helped me dress myself out of a carry-on for a week without getting too bored. I also threw in classic black heels, two pairs of sandals, and the metallic flats that go with everything.

In terms of makeup and jewelry, I always make sure to bring one neutral palette of eyeshadow and blush for the one or two times I will feel like putting in the effort. But the only products I really need are my favorite face lotion with SPF 30 (a total lifesaver), eyeliner, and mascara.

I would also be remiss if I didn't mention the bag. I have such a love-hate relationship with that bag. I bought it over a year ago for $10 at an H&M, with every intention of keeping it only until I got my "forever" bag -- something classic, durable, made of leather, that would last me ages and come with me when I leave college for an office. I finally found that bag in January. But it was the plastic H&M that came to Italy with me. Why?
  • It's big enough to fit pretty much anything I have to carry around. 
  • It zips, and the strap is just long enough to be a cross-body bag, both of which can be key to keeping your possessions yours. 
  • Speaking of which, it just doesn't look as nice. Whether I'm carrying around my beloved Badgley Mischka or the H&M satchel, it's a decent bet the contents are worth upwards of $1,000 (multiple apple products+DSLR=$). But if I were a thief looking for a new purse, I think I'd probably consider the Mischka a better use of my time and talent.
So that's how I like to travel! Do you have any good tips for fitting a closet into a carry-on?

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