Monday, June 6, 2016
What's in My (carry-on) bag?
It's been awhile since I've done a "What's in my bag?" post, so I thought it would be fun to share what I brought in my carry-on for my trip to Michigan. Do I get bonus points that it's in Wolverine blue?
I recently picked up this crossbody hobo from Stella & Dot while on sale - sad it's temporarily sold out - it was the perfect size for all the odds and ends I wanted to bring on the trip, but not throw in my suitcase. Southwest is generous and allows for two carry-ons, one bag and one personal item like a laptop or purse, so I used this as my "purse" and was still able to bring a bag dedicated to toddler distraction.
A book and iPad might seem unnecessary since I could just read a book on the tablet, but the iPad was really for the kiddo to watch on the plane. I loaded it up with Curious George and Sofia the First episodes and toddler-friendly games and apps. The phone battery backup is nice to have so you don't have to worry about running out of juice halfway though the day. One of my quirks is that I don't like to put my makeup in my checked bag - part in fear that my bag with get lost and I'll be makeup-less and part worry that it'll explode into a hot mess in my bag. I also threw in a brush and extra hair ties to smooth my mane, gum for smelly airplane breath, and oil blotting sheets for my oily nose. Before the trip, the weather seemed to be changing daily, promising rain one day then changing it's mind and deciding to be sunny - no rainy - so I added the umbrella just in case. I also added some Tums and Tylenol and both my sunglasses and regular glasses. Not pictured, all the cords to my gadgets.
tartelette palette in bloom clay, it was a little large for travel, so this little tease palette was a perfect compromise!
clutch when I bought the tote. While they're not exactly meant to go together, I think they coordinate perfectly and the clutch is small enough to function as a wallet, yet big enough to carry as a purse. It was perfect for those days I didn't want to lug the bigger bag around! It's worth noting that you can buy a detachable chain that can also be worn as a necklace. Looking back I should have picked it up as well so I could have an over-the-shoulder-clutch option. Next time.