Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Travel With Style

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Have you made any summer vacation plans? If so, then this is the post for you! I picked out a few tote bags that would be cute for your airplane carry-on. I like the idea of a tote bag for my carry-on because I am able to stand my magazines and books up in it and they won't bend or fall over. You can just easily slide the bag under the seat in front of you once you get on the plane.

Later your bag can easily be used as a beach bag or even a gym bag. I love an item that can serve multiple purposes.

A Few Travel Must-Haves

Travel Must-Haves
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Here are a few of my travel tips:

1. Pack all of your clothing in a squishy bag (like this) and carry it on. (If I pack in a squishy bag then I am able to put it and my small personal item under the seat in front of me. I hate fighting for room in the overhead compartment.) I pack all of my clothing (not including my shoes) and carry it on with me every time. I would rather get to my destination and risk losing my checked toiletries than my checked clothing bag. You can always buy more make-up and skin care. Can you really replace that awesome pair of jeans?

2.  Do anything you can to maximize your packing space. (See picture above.) I pack a fold-up tooth brush and I save a tiny bit of room for something else equally as important.

3. Leave the nail polish at home. Pack some funky stick on nail art instead. You won't have to worry about your polish bottles leaking or breaking in your bag.

4. Check out your local retailers for travel size items. The Target in my town has a whole section devoted to travel size items. I usually stock up on mini shave gels, stain sticks, hair spray, etc., before I go on a trip.

5. Wear your biggest pair of shoes and pack the rest. I always wear the clunkiest pair of shoes possible so that I can save room in my bags for more shoes.

6. Get a color passport cover. Although this is not necessary at all, it is nice to have a passport cover in a vibrant shade that you can quickly spot in your purse. 


I hope you guys have a fantastic day!


30 comments:

  1. Nice!!!!!

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    xoxo

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  2. love the jewelry organizer!!
    and the bag n.5
    super fun

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  3. These are great tips that I could certainly use. I'm the worst packer EVER. Also, I LOVE bags 1 and 6! So cute!

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    1. Me too... worst packer ever!

      Thanks for the tips Amy!

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  4. Great tips and adorable bags! I always roll my clothing so that I can fit more into my suitcase :)

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  5. I love the idea of taking the stick on nail polish! I'm going on vacation in a few weeks so I'm going to keep these tips in mind :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. how funny I have a similar post set up this week for light packing- the nails strips are one of my faves and essential for vacays!!! lovely picks- never though of the folding toothbrush!!!!

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  7. LOVE the carry ons! Especially number 6! I just bought a new tote from Gap last summer and another tote/purse from Lulus for my trip to Europe! I am also all set with a bright pink passport!!!!!


    xoxo,
    Rachel
    www.rachelslookbook.com

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  8. I always overpack and my husband always makes fun of me. Do I really need 5 pairs of shoes for a 2 day trip? YES! Haha. Love this post and I LOVE all of those tote bags.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Oh I LOVE carry-on #6 & the Sally Hanson nail things are the greatest things ever - even if you're not traveling.

    Not Exactly What I Planned...

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  10. GREAT tips! Love the Sally Hansen strips. They're so easy to use!

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  11. I LOVE those Salon Effects nail adhesives, so adorable and easy to use!

    XO,
    Erin
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  12. What a great post! I'm flying to NC in August for a wedding. Thanks for this!

    -Ashley
    www.pinkmargaritapearl.blogspot.com

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  13. Since we just got back from our honeymoon, I have the travel bug! Great tips for saving space! I want that jewelry organizer.

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  14. I was actually just thinking of getting a carry on. I am getting on a plane next month (just me!) and need one!

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  15. Super cute picks! Love the bright passport case idea! I need to get one asap!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  16. I love the sanitizer idea!! I didn't even know they made fold up toothbrushes (where have I been?!) but that is so cool!

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  17. Thanks for your great tips Amy - those totes are fab and ideal for traveling

    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

    xx

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  18. Hi Amy! Thanks for stopping by my blog last week and leaving your blog address! :) Great packing tips!

    Beth @ designyourdwelling.blogspot.com

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  19. Love travel so this post gets me very excited! And I totally need the ear bud wire keeper. :) xoxo

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  20. Love this- the ipad and passport cases are so cute!! Great tips!

    xo, Brittan & April
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  21. Great picks and tips! I love the iPad case :)

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  22. cute items
    traveling in the air is so hard now YUK!
    brett

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  23. Thanks for the great packing tips! Sadly traveling with 2 (and soon to be 3 kids) is like hell on earth, lol :) But I have got to try those nail polish stickers - they look so fun!

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  24. Great post! I completely agree with using a tote for carry-on and packing travel size items, makes things lighter and smaller.
    Rawrs, Evey

    bellaevey.blogspot.com

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  25. Like the idea of all! I'm actually looking for a new passport cover. xoxo
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  26. This is a great post - all of your tips are so practical! I love the carry-on totes you've chosen, but I wonder if they zip-up? I learned (the hard way, unfortunately) that as great as a tote is for travelling carry-on, if it doesn't zip up, you are a thousand times more likely to have your wallet stolen. Definitely on the hunt for a fashionable, and zippable, tote :)
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  27. cool! thank you
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  28. Awesome post Amy! I love the cute totes and I always use mine for a gym bag when I get home! Love it :) x

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  29. lovely!


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