Today’s the day. We are leaving shortly to get on the 9 hour flight back to Chicago to spend some time with family and friends. I know, we were just in Maine last month, which was amazing and really fun, and this time we are going back home to celebrate another friend’s wedding, my best friend’s bachelorette party and my cousin’s high school graduation.
We will be gone for about 2 weeks…and we’re bringing the dog…so packing poses quite the problem! I consider myself to be a pretty decent packer, but with free checked baggage on international flights, I tend to pack more. This trip, I tried to consolidate my outfits and not get crazy, especially on the shoe front. In the past, I would pack a ton of really cute outfits and end up in yoga pants and a sweatshirt all day, especially over the holidays with my family.
Here’s what I’m packing for my 2 week vacation back to the States.
Of course, I also packed some accessories to brighten up my pretty plain clothes, which is my typical fashion sense. I love to add a pop of color to an all-black outfit no matter what season. This helps break up the outfits, especially because a lot of them are really similar.
The key to packing for such a long amount of time is to bring a similar color palette so you can bring a limited number of shoes and purses that go with all your outfits. I am only bringing one neutral purse with me for the whole trip. I love purses, but have found that by just bringing one, I save so much space. I’m pretty pleased with the amount I packed and am really looking forward to a few weeks back in the land of the English speakers!!
How do you pack for a long vacation?
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