Sunday, December 12, 2010

I will not pay to check my bags.

Okay, ladies. Here's how it's done.

The Challenge: 1 carry-on bag for a 2-week trip to L.A. and N.Y.C. (from highs in the 70s to lows in the 20s).

The Solution:

2 black tank tops
1 flannel PJ bottoms
2 thin cardigan sweaters
1 wool peacoat
1 large silk scarf (Thanks, Maura!)
2 longsleeve shirts
4 pair socks
5 pair undies
1 bra
1 silk slip
1 wool tights
2 dresses
1 black t-shirt (which i never wore)
1 wool hat
1 pair lined leather gloves
1 pair cowboy boots
1 pair tennis shoes
1 pair high heels
1 box of 20 CDs (in sleeves, not jewel cases)
1 makeup bag
2 pair jeans
1 pair red corduroys
2 books
1 handheld tape recorder (for ideas)
1 phone charger
1 camera cable
1 laptop

I wore the boots, cords, a tank, both cardigans, peacoat, and scarf on the plane, which turned out to be awesome because I was warm and had plenty of pillow action happening.

When I do this again, I will leave out 1 pair of jeans, 1 longsleeve shirt, and the tshirt. Done and done.