You guys I am SOOOO stoked. I hop on a jet plane tomorrow headed to Prague to visit my baby sister who is there studying abroad. This will be the FIRST TIME I EVER leave both my hubby and all 5 munchkins behind which is incredibly bittersweet. I’m packing extra tissues because I am sure to bawl my eyes out for a good portion of the flight 🙁
At the same time I can’t help but think about how huge this is for me. An opportunity to get a break from motherhood + the responsibilities of being a wife. Both of which I have done since I was just 20 years old.
Don’t get me wrong. I feel super grateful to have met the man of my dreams early on in life and, being a young mother has been an incredible experience. But, with that said I do think the idea of self care is incredibly important. It allows us to relax, reflect and recharge. All of which I am SO excited to do with my sister.
Packing List for Europe- Spring in a Carry On
Which brings me to my point. Packing for 10 days in Europe in only a small carry on. Can you do it? I did and here is how…
First I went pin crazy. I am terrible at putting together capsule wardrobes so I go straight to the experts and copy them. Here is some of the inspiration that I found:
10 Trendy Outfits:
I love the way she paired casual and trendy by swapping in accessories.
10 Adorable Outfits with just 20 Items:
This one looks most like the bag that I packed. Except I leave my wedges at home. I have found the cobblestone is not very forgiving to a woman in heels.
This helped me pack for the warmer weather I expect on our short jaunt to Rome.
Pretty awesome right. Like they say, “why re-invent the wheel.” Go a little pin crazy. After you have found your inspiration follow these easy steps:
- Scour your closet- you will be shocked by how much is in there I promise.
- Purchase needed items- head to Nordstrom’s Rack, H&M or Target to pick up any items you still need while on a budget.
- Have a Fashion Show- try on everything. Find as many combinations you can make out of the least amount of pieces.
- Lay everything out- then 24 hours later go through and take out anything you feel you don’t REALLY need. Be really strict with yourself here, less IS more!!!
- Then pack.
Here is a quick video that talk about my Favorite Packing Hacks:
Using the above methods I successfully packed my entire wardrobe in my carry on suitcase.
I filled my backpack with my laptop, camera, chargers, universal adapter, passport, copies of all my travel reservations and my cross body travel purse. And, now I am good to go!!
Looking for more packing tips. You might be interested in the following posts:
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