I love the rush of finalizing travel plans!
Over the weekend I was able to confirm that May will be a hub of activity with two back-to-back adventures. A little bit of West Coast, a little bit of East Coast – hell, a little bit of Western Europe to add to the mix would be fab… but I shouldn’t get ahead of myself.
Once the initial excitement tones down, the daunting task of packing becomes a reality. I love my pieces and my products, but for some reason I cringe at the thought of systematically weeding through everything. I don’t know about you, but I hate packing. I love planning, researching, booking, going, and documenting - but dread packing.
So I’ve decided to challenge myself to not only stick to a capsule wardrobe, but… dare I say… only taking carry-on luggage. I am open to tips & suggestions for those of you that are savvy travelers. My most shinning moment is scaling things down to an overflowing tote bag and not exceeding 50 lbs at check-in!
With a road trip and connecting flights, I need to be able to move. Less is definitely more; I don’t want to be dictated by my belongings.
So, what do you think? Can I do it? Will I be able to be chic, pulled together, and less flustered using a 10 inch x 16 inch x 24 inch hand luggage? What better time than now to give this a go? I refuse to be that hot mess at security hovering protectively over four bins!
Capsule Wardrobe Inspiration
The weather and locations will vary, but here’s a little inspiration for what I have in mind. These outfits should take me from sashaying through the airport to nibbling at a local hole-in-the-wall without too much fuss …kidding
At this point I’m thinking that the road to triumph will be laid by a tight color scheme & wrinkle free fabric.
Check out my Fab Traveler – Fashion Edition board for more ideas!
Capsule Beauty Inspiration
Along with a paired down wardrobe will be an equally paired down beauty regimen. Here’s a little inspiration for staying chic, glossy, and neutral. I do well in shimmery neutrals, so a little smoked out black liner is going to have to pull its weight for evening looks. A little rummage around my cavernous supply of travel sized toiletries should round everything out. Ugg… 3oz – will I cave??
Check out my Fab Traveler – Beauty Edition board for more ideas!
Have you been on a multi legged trip lately? What worked for you? Did you regret or rethink anything?
Would love to hear your thoughts; I leave this weekend.
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