Chic Travel

by Tracy James

As promised, a report on my "11 Days in Europe in 1 (Carry On!) Suitcase." (OK, and I took a carry on bag for toiletries, etc. But still! I was so impressed with myself I even took a picture of my luggage in the trunk.) In the end, very pleased with what I took, and I'm proud to report I wore every single item I packed. XL Ziplock Bags allowed me to not only keep my suitcase organized, but flatten out the bulk.  

With the weather being in the low 40's in the morning and often getting up to the upper 60's in late afternoon, layers were crucial; I began each day with a jacket. Thanks to the scarves, I mixed and matched my outfits with 9 tops and 4 pair of pants. I toiled about what shoes to pack, as this petite gal has to have at least a bit of a heel, cobblestone streets or not! Indeed we did walk a ton (some days up to 10 miles according to the Fitbit!), and fortunately the shoes I chose did me right. My one pair of heels coordinated with all 3 dresses I took for dressier dinners.  

Here's the low down:

Clothing items packed:

Nikibiki Microfiber Tanks: nude, black, grey

2 Nikibiki Microfiber Second Skin Long Sleeve Tops: ivory, black

9 tops

3 dresses

4 pair skinny pants - 

  1. BCBG black 
  2. Lysee brown
  3. Lysee heather grey
  4. Seven for All Mankind Tan

3 pair shoes - 

  1. Bernie Mev Black “Lulia” wedges
  2. BC footwear tan clogs
  3. Via Spiga pewter strappy high heels

6 printed infinity scarves

2 lightweight jackets - 

  1. Laundry by Shelli Segal black 3/4 length water resistant hooded jacket
  2. Calvin Klein tan reversible (water resistant on one side) jacket with removable hood

1 Hammitt metallic crossbody bag