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I Did It Again – 1 Week In A Carry-On Bag

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What! You only take a carry-on bag when you travel? How do you travel with just a carry-on bag?

I have been asked these questions over and over again, and have traveled with only a carry-on for many of my trips so I can experience the joy of walking off a plane, bypass luggage claim, and get my vacation or work started immediately.

My client, entrepreneurial women’s coach, Jane Pollak asked me to create outfits for her three-month long Semester At Sea cruise, and blogged about why she asked me to pack her bags and send her on her way with only a duffel bag.

Here is how to pack a carry-on bag for your travels.

Take a look at this post I wrote awhile back, that includes a video showing exactly how I fold my clothes, so I can get more into the suitcase then with typical packing. Hey, I want room for what I buy to bring home from my travels.

I used this method for my daughter who unsuccessfully tried using the rolling technique, to get all of this….

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into this carry-on bag.

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how to pack a carry-on bag

For my 10 day trip to Sacramento Ca., I took the following:

two dresses
white jeans
Blue denim Bermuda shorts
white shorts
orange/white top
blue/white top
2 blue tops
multi-color top
T-Shirt for hanging out
1 blue and white infinity scarf that can be worn as a shawl or draped scarf
1 pair sneakers for the gym
blue and white sandals
orange sandals
flip-flops for pool and to be my slippers
I also brought along one bathing suit, 2 exercise tops, pair of socks and one capri legging as well as PJ’s, toiletries and lingerie.

I wore the long dress, blue and white sandals along with the scarf for the plane rides.

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Take The Stress Out of Dressing

 

 

“Scarlett entered my life at just the right time. I’ve always said, “In my next life, I want someone to pack for me when I go on a trip.” Scarlett came to my apartment and not only weeded out my closet of clothes that should have been donated years ago, she also pulled together outfits – not too many and not too few — for an upcoming conference. Most of all, we laughed and had a lot of fun in the process. She has the “eye” and the talent. I can’t thank her enough.”—Holly Cohen N.Y.C

About Scarlett

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Scarlett De Bease, a professionally trained Image Consultant and Wardrobe Stylist, is the founder of “The Always Know What To Wear Program™“. As an Image Consultant, Entertaining Speaker & Savvy Personal Shopper, she shows women how to project confidence & success by always knowing what to wear. As a bonus, Scarlett’s tips will help you Look Younger, Thinner and Taller while projecting Confidence & Success as you now will be wearing the clothes that fit and flatter you the most. Since 2006, she has successfully changed the lives of many women, by showing them the correct clothes, colors, styles and accessories that will flatter them the most. If you keep buying clothes and still have nothing to wear, Scarlett will make it possible for you to always know what to wear. Scarlett specializes in make-overs, that are fun and informative. She brings The What Not To Wear experience directly to your home or office, but without the tears, fears and trash can. Scarlett shows women how to Stop Stressing About Dressing. Scarlett’s tips have nothing to do with size, age, income level, career, etc – It’s not about where you shop, it’s about what you buy.

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Do You Have Packaphobia? Find Out What To Pack For A Trip.

Packaphobia: def: A condition of high stress and anxiety as a result of trying to figure out what to pack for a trip.

This is nothing to be ashamed of and please don’t be alarmed if you and many other women you know suffer from this stress provoking condition.
This is nothing to be ashamed of, can easily be treated, and fortunately, I have a cure.

I just packed for a week in Europe in two different countries, with the daytime temps in the high 70’s and the nights in the low 60’s. Personally, that is my kind of weather, not too hot or cold and a jacket is only needed at night.

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Here is what I packed, and how all the pieces can be interchanged to create more outfits that I could possibly wear for a 7 day period. Oh, and I forgot to mention that I only used a carry-on suitcase.

1 pair white straight leg jeans
1 pair dark denim straight leg jeans
1 tunic top that can be worn with either pair of pants
1 tan casual pencil skirt
2 sleeveless tops that can be worn with all bottoms
3 long sleeve tops that can be worn with all bottoms
1 sleeveless long dress
1  jacket that can be worn over all tops, and my dress, except the tunic
1 scarf
3 pair sandals (1 of which is for rainy days and to be used as my slippers in the hotel)
3 necklaces
3 pair earrings
1 watch
3 pair earrings
Pj’s
2 bras
4 pair panties
1 handbag
1 small umbrella

 I had plenty of room to spare, so I could bring home a few unique finds…
which I did.

NOTE: All fabrics, except one denim shirt and the skirt, are made of a polyester blend that does not wrinkle and takes up very little room in the bag. I wash my clothes in the sink with shampoo, so I can have clean clothes and underwear while traveling when needed. The polyester blend fabric dries very quickly and is easy to wash by hand.

Joy Behar of ABC’s, The View, throws out her underwear as she uses them when she travels, but I prefer not spending my money on disposable clothes.

Pssst…Overheard In The Dressing Room

“You helped me organize my clothes for the business trip I was going on with my husband. Well, we just got back from another annual trip and I packed the day before we left, with NO STRESS!!! When I dressed for our first night my husbands words were,”WOW you look great. Scarlett would be very proud of you.    Thanks for being such an important part of allowing me to feel good about myself.”
Sharyn Baer

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