Packing for Paris

I always overpack. ALWAYS. Three day trip to Nashville? Six dresses. Week-long trip to Chicago? Eight pairs of jeans. Weekend at the beach? Three pairs of boots. It’s a problem. And for someone who loves planning so much, you would think that I would do a better job of it when it comes to packing. I think what it is for me, though, is that my propensity for planning is far outweighed by my crippling fear of not having enough options, so I throw everything I can possibly fit into the suitcase… juuuuuust in case. This is stupid for many reasons, the main one being that once I get back home I have to then unpack all this shit that I didn’t even/was never going to wear, and unpacking is the piiiiiiiitts.

So, for this week’s post, I wanted to take advantage of my upcoming trip to France (I’m leaving in TWO DAYS YOU GUYS HOLY SHIT!!!) to partake in a little packing challenge. My rules for this challenge were simple:

  1. All of my clothes/ shoes/ accessories have to fit into one carry-on.
  2. Every item I bring has to be able to be used in at least two different outfits.

Now, how I went about actually planning my packing according to these rules is the fun part. I went onto Polyvore, searched for items that were similar to those that I already own, and then started building my outfits from there. I highly recommend this method of outfit planning for a trip, because not only is it rull fun, but it made the actual packing piece delightfully organized and efficient. God bless operational excellence. I didn’t even have to think about what I was doing because I knew that as long as I put everything on my list into the suitcase, I’d have more than enough outfits to last me the entire ten day trip.

So what did I end up with? Read on for my complete list and my inspiration sets from Polyvore!

  • Black Cropped T-shirt
  • White T-shirt
  • Black Adidas Tank
  • Black Cropped Long Sleeve Top
  • Black & White Striped Tank
  • Grey Tank
  • Black & White Plaid Shirt
  • Red Plaid Shirt
  • Black Leggings
  • Black Jeans
  • Blue Jeans
  • Black Denim Skirt
  • Gold Pleated Skirt
  • Black Tank Dress
  • Denim Jacket
  • Leather Jacket
  • Black Combat Boots
  • Black Heeled Boots
  • Black Flats
  • Leopard Boots
  • Black Tights
  • Black Backpack Purse
  • Black Belt
  • Sunglasses
  • Jewelry




So there you have it, friends. Fourteen outfits for ten days in one carry-on! The real challenge now is going to be fitting into those outfits with that french cheese and bread baby growing in my gut all week. But hey, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it, amiright? Thanks for reading this week. Hit us up and let us know if you have any tips and tricks for trip packing, and as always, we’ll C U Next Tuesday! Au Revoir, betchezzzย ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜



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