Thursday, July 5, 2012

Carry On

Tomorrow I leave for NY for a little R&R d will be there until Tuesday... so, if you're in town let me know and we can get together for a glass of wine or two. As I write this post I'm looking at my carry on suitcase and thinking of what I'll be taking with me for the next few days {on top of all the packing I've done for the move}.

The weather in NY is ging to be pretty hot so I'll be packing sundresses and sandals which are great because they don't take too much space. Which brings me to my first advice when packing, light is the password to get it done. The advantage f dresses is that many times they're not bulky at at the same time they are only one piece instead of two.

If you're staying at a hotel during your trip then you don't need to take half or your toiletries, and you are not the same principle applies. Nowadays you can find small sized toiletries everywhere you go at very low prices; which means you can leave yours at home, buy three or four during your trip, and increase your suitcase space in case you're not a light packer... ha!

Get a shoe bag with long strings to protect your clothes, shoes and to tie them up together so they take up less space. They will also be very helpful when you come back from your trip because you never know where you will be walking around.

Make sure you know the baggage fee policy of your airlines... They can add up to $90 dollars to your trip which could be a big difference in your shopping budget. This Chart gives you a good idea of how much you could spend on checked luggage or carry-on fees.

Have a great day and hope your next vacation is planed or going well!


  1. I love the challenge of packing light! I have stopped taking all of the toiletries I used to now- as you say, they're normally provided (or I just buy them there). Dresses are also a great option for me- they're normally pretty light!

    Hope you have a great trip!

  2. Good luck for your future changes.
    That chart is great, it will be useful for me as I work in travel and haven't seen it before. Penny x

  3. I am so bad at packing light, but these are some good tips. I am printing off that chart!

  4. U r SO right about checking the baggage fee policy! I learned the hard way! :( Have fun in NYC. I'll be heading there in 2 weeks! Yay!

  5. Hope you're having a fun break- jealous xx

  6. I underestimated the value of shoe bags - I always bring extra with me now just in case I need them for other things, like dirty laundry

  7. I'm so good about packing light now. I love all your tips, I've been using shoe bags for a few years now and they make such a difference. A lot prettier than plastic bags too! I'm all about wiping my shoes down to give them a good clean when I get back as well! Enjoy your time in NY! xoxox

  8. Oh how fun, I adore NY! ANd I am so with you on packing light with lots of dresses - specially the ones that can go from day to evening with just an accessories change!

    Enjoy NY!


  9. I hope you enjoy every moment of your R&R!
    Love shoe bags - they are the best.
    Ronnie xo

  10. Safe travels and have fun! I never thought about using shoe bags when I pack, but that's a great idea.

    Quiet Luxury

  11. Shoe bags! I even bring extra shoe bags just in case I buy a few pairs (always happens). Great tips!

  12. This blog is amazing, great pictures and style !Love it!!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  13. I hope you have a great trip!

    I am a big fan of shoe bags, just helps maintain both shoes and clothing!

    best, Alexis Grace of North On Harper

  14. Hope you have a great time Elie! NYC is always fun!

    xo Mary Jo

  15. That top picture makes me so happy and ready to travel!

  16. um yeah i had no idea about these lame baggage charges when i was home in may - i took a w/e trip to florida and it was 50 dollas each way! wth! anyway, wish i was in NY so we could hang, so you should stop by switz : )

  17. I love shoe bags. I use them for my work shoes so I don't ruin them walking to work.

    Have a great trip to NY and I hope the packing for your move goes smoothly! :)