Tonight I’m leaving for Paris (here’s my packing list, same as last year!), and I realized there are four things I bring on every trip…
* A funny book. I used to accidentally pack sad books and then walk around in a cloud of malaise! So, now I make sure to go for comedic novels. If you’re looking for one, I’d highly recommend the new Good Material by Dolly Alderton, or my long-time fave, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason.
* Packing cubes. After years of hearing friends rave about them, I finally tried them and have been converted. All your underwear in one cube, socks in another, pajamas in a third… so satisfying! I’ll never go back to just mashing everything into a suitcase.
* Fancy mini shampoo. I always use a carry-on, so since I can’t bring a regular sized perfume, I treated myself to a travel-sized shampoo that smells incredible. It feels soooo good and revitalizing after a long flight to arrive at your Airbnb, take a shower, and emerge feeling so clean and fresh.
* Black ballet flats. You can slip them into your suitcase or even purse, since they’re so flat, and then wear them with anything — dresses, skirts, jeans, with socks in the winter. (See sock examples here!) I scored these Loeffler Randall flats on sale, but I also like these cuties and these velvet ones.
What do you always bring on trips? Please share below… oh, and of course, portable chargers!
(Top photo from Bridesmaids)
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