Y’all. I’m home, and so thrilled to be back. Maybe you caught up with my travels on Instagram, but in case you missed it, I was in Europe for 10 days! You might not believe this, but, it’s true. I only took a carry on my trip!
I’m calling it a lesson learned.
I packed so many clothes for Paris two years ago and I didn’t even wear half of them. I ended up reaching for my trusty favorites to wear numerous times. So, this time around, I told myself I wasn’t making the same mistake twice and decided to pack light. I took only items that I could wear multiple ways and were easy to layer. And, the key, my friends was ROLLING MY CLOTHES and LINING THE BOTTOM OF THE CASE WITH SHOES.
Here’s what went!
- 1 tee shirt
- 2 blouses
- 1 sleeveless sweater
- 2 pairs of jeans
- Pair of pants
- 1 jumpsuit
- 3 dresses
- Leather Jacket
Here are some of the “greatest hits” that you need in your closet (and suitcase)
Gosh, this was the hardest part. I honestly packed
- My Adidas Stan Smiths
- Black/Pearl heels
- Pair of sandals
- Ballet flats
I’ve linked the splurge and steals of all shoes below for you!
Jewelry & Accessories
I kept it simple in this department, and honestly, I didn’t even wear all of what I packed.
- Hoop earrings – gold and silver
- 2 pairs of stud earrings
- Tassel earrings
- 2 necklaces
- 3 bracelets
- 3 rings
- Evening bag
- Gray cross body bag
- 3 pairs of sunglasses
I took my new tote bag as my personal item, containing these items.
- Phone with battery pack case
- All chargers
- Pouch of eye drops, nasal spray, pill box, wet wipes, and moisturizer
- A book, magazine, and notebook
- And of course, a Carry On Cocktail Kit!
If you haven’t used a Carry On Cocktail Kit yet, you MUST. And if you feel generous, they make great gifts. Is it too early to be talking about stocking stuffers?
CJ brought a small duffle in his bag in case we brought some treasures home, and of course, we did. I mean, I HAD to do a little bit of shopping, right? 🙂 I ended up checking this suitcase on the return trip and carried the duffle aboard. I am SO HAPPY I went this route. It made life so much easier.
Do you think you could travel for 10 days with just a carry-on?
Have you done it already?
Please leave your tips below so we can learn how to be smarter packers! xo