When I was younger, the thought of taking a trip somewhere excited me so much that I'd often pack my bag weeks in advance! Only to have to go back into my bag to find something I needed/wanted prior to the trip.
These days, I'm lucky if I pack it all before 3am the day of my trip. For some odd reason, I often find myself traveling early in the morning. As the travel date approaches, I'll pull out my suitcase and throw items in there as I remember them. The usual suspects include my dirty laundry bag (it's an old bag that's large enough to hold my unmentionables + dirty socks), my toiletry kit (boy is it ever extensive), a cheap pashmina which doubles as a scarf and a thin blanket for the chilly evenings + cold plane ride and my 3 oz clear quart size bag.
But I stumbled upon this list from Daily Candy and thought I should really pin this up or print a copy and toss it into my suitcase for my next trip!
I especially like the idea of the white button-up, it really goes with everything when you're in a pinch. But now really, could all this fit in a TSA approved carry on bag? Lucky for me, I force it in. The only problem is bringing home any kind of souvenir or shopping on the trip!
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