After years of travel, I think I’ve finally figured out HOW TO PACK SMART FOR A VACATION! You think that by now I would have it down to a system, and I thought I did….sort of. My problem has ALWAYS been I like too many clothes and want to be PREPARED FOR ANYTHING, and want to have my favorite this or that. By the time I’m all done packing……..I’m almost too full. Yep, I’m the one that can BARELY zip her suitcase shut!
I’m leaving early in the morning for the most FABULOUS TRIP EVER….and with my traveling girls…..SheShe and Jamie. We have now done several trips together and for us, it just works! We definitely are a team! It will be a secret until we land and start posting stories. And believe me, there will be lots and lots of stories!!!!!!! We are going to have such FUN…..making memories once again!
But I want to tell you what I’ve discovered about packing. First, you have to think of color. Just by choosing a small color palate (THREE colors) you can really dial in on cutting your packing down! And this is why….everything will go with everything!!!!! I will be wearing CHICOS exclusively….except for one skirt and one top, and then of course shoes. I will be wearing lots of CHICOS jewelry as well, along with some of my own. I’m in love with every single thing I’ve packed! I have them all linked below. Essentially I have packed a capsule wardrobe!
THIS IS WHAT’S IN MY SUITCASE…….
So you see there are 30 items. My jammies aren’t packed or my shoes, and workout gear. But with these 30 things, I can come up with multiple outfits. I’m taking two pairs of heels, three flats, and one pair of sneakers. We will be gone for eight days. I probably have MORE than enough, but the great thing is that it all fits in my suitcase really well. And look at my suitcase……ADORABLE, right?
Anyway, stay tuned to my stories and to Instagram for all the adventure! We are all SO EXCITED…..I have one hint! Out of anywhere I’ve traveled, and I’ve traveled a lot……to England, Scotland, Ireland, China, South America, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Spain, Egypt, France, Mexico, Guatamala, Jordan, Israel……THIS is the place I’d go to over and over again!
I hope this has given you some better ideas on how to pack smart for a vacation! Also one other thing that I’ve been doing is I take a flat-lay pic (above) of every outfit, so that when I’m there, I can quickly remember what I brought to go with what! This really, REALLY helps make your vacation less complicated! STAY TUNED FRIENDS!
I won’t be blogging all week until after I return, just FYI. But still posting on Instagram, SO STAY TUNED WITH ME THERE!!!