I travel so much that packing bags is like second nature to me now! I can count what all I need to pack on my finger tips. Just tell me when, and I can pack bags in less than 15 minutes without missing anything..!! 🙂 From toiletries to lingerie to emergency safety pins, I make sure to cover everything! When you travel frequently, you become good at planning ahead.
First things first, I always, always make sure to check the weather of my destination. It gives me an idea to whether I should be packing light clothes, or will need a jacket to cover up in the chilly evenings.
And then comes the skincare/toiletries – again I pack stuff depending on weather, how my skin/hair will react to the weather where I am heading! But yes, when it comes to skincare, I don’t travel light! Yes I do carry travel friendly sizes, but I make sure to pack all my essentials and leave nothing behind.
I don’t go overboard on make-up. My key make-up essentials include a Mascara (currently using this one), Eye liner (this smart liner is great for a cat-eye look), Blush (this dark one looks great on my skin tone) and at least 4 to 5 bright matte lipsticks. You know me (if you follow me on Instagram), I don’t do nude lips that much! Bright reds, plums and hot pinks are my favorite!
For footwear, I never pack heels (unless I have to attend a formal event or something like that!). Instead I pack a lot of walking shoes (these are my favorite). My biggest tip when buying flat sandals – just don’t go on the looks, check – how well they are cushioned and how thick the sole is. If the sole is too thin/flat, that ends up hurting the heels at the end of the day, which is not what we want! Such flats are of no use. For walking I mostly prefer Clarks and Franco Sarto shoes. They look good and feel good!
Jewelry comes last. You know I am not much of a jewelry person. I like light and unique pieces. So jewelry comes in when I have already selected my outfits. Then I match jewelry depending on the neck lines of my dresses, the print, fabric etc. For me, it’s always either a statement neck piece or statement earrings – never both!
Accessories: Watches, Sunglasses, Scarves, Bags – they all fall in to this category. At last I check how much more weight I can add to my bag. And if I have space left, I may throw in one or two cross body bags (they are easy to carry, light to pack and comfortable while walking).
Sharing a few pictures from my recent trip to Niagara Falls. I know you don’t see the Falls anywhere in these pictures, but a water fountain on a random street. To be honest, we were just strolling the streets then! 😉