I think I’ve packed and repacked about a hundred times! Until reading Annie’s post, it didn’t really occur to me to pack clothing in the carry-on! I’m taking my Away Bigger Carry-On and my trusty Longchamp with me on the plane—and they are stuffed to the gills! I have to say though (as I sit at the airport bar), this was one of the easiest check-in security processes of my life! I guess I packed like a pro!
I keep getting a deep feeling of dread that I’ve forgotten something essential to my well-being, but only time will tell. Here’s what I’m currently lugging around.
I went all out with this, because I swear to god if any of my electronics fry I will jump in front of a train. I opted for one that has worldwide adaptors so that I have an excuse to go abroad again!
Underwear, Bras, Socks & Various Underthings
Yeah, if my luggage gets lost, I’m not living without this stuff.
Bookbag, Purses, Sunnies, and Hair Accessories
A few nights’ worth of pajamas and 2 days worth of outfits
Formal Dress & Heels
For the opening dinner! I’m wearing a Banana Republic cocktail dress and a pair of Lifestride pumps, because I have the wide, gross feet of a land-monster.
While I didn’t pack my wedding rings (I’d die if I lost them), I did bring some fun costume jewelry to jazz up my outfits!
Sorry to bring it up, but ladies, this qualifies as a definite necessity. I have L tampons and some Brandless organic cotton pads and liners.
I have a huge-ass Glossier pouch stuffed with lipsticks. Because I’m me. My favorite lipstick/lipgloss brand is Oui Fresh!
I’ve heard that it can get a little drizzly in Old Blighty.
If you think for a second that I’m not going to subject Annie to a Cardi B dance party, well, you’re wrong.
Passport & Cell Phone
I Googled “can laptops go in checked luggage” and, surprise, surprise, they shouldn’t!
I have the Kindle Fire 7 in Yellow. It’s named Saffron, and it’s loaded with fantasy novels!
Books, a Journal, & Study Materials
The Hobbit, The Golden Compass, a notebook, a folder, and pens.
Filled with foreign currency and chip cards, of course! As a good friend once told me, “Everybody’s rich on vacation. If not, you might as well have stayed home!”
If there’s one thing you must know about me, it’s that I subsist off of Lärabars. I packed my signature Lemon and a few mini Apple Pie to tide me over (although I’ve heard they feed you on these transatlantic flights!
Because I decided last minute that 6 pairs of shoes were just not enough!
2 Empty S’Well Bottles
Because a bitch gets thirsty on flights! Hydration is key to travel, especially when pulling a (probably) all-nighter. Just because I’m going on vacation doesn’t mean I can abandon my environmentalism!
An aux cord, a lightning cable, headphones, a dongle, and my Kindle charger.
The Bare Necessities
Coat & Flops
Eye Mask & Earplugs
I take relaxation very seriously.
That’s all I’ve got for now! Once we get home from this adventure, we’ll share packing & travel tips, Oxford travel guides, and more!