Carry On Essentials

When I’m forced to tell one fact about me I go with one of three facts; either I’m not French in anyways (despite my last name), I played soccer for 13 years, or that I absolutely love travelling. Even if it’s just a short flight home to finish family being on a plane makes me the happiest girl ever. This past week I’ve been (and still am) in the Okanagan visiting family so I thought it was only appropriate for me to make a little post on what I bring in my carry on considering how often I fly.

First of all, keep in mind I pack like a mother of 3 when I travel. My carry on is always packed full of entertainment, things I’m too scared to lose in my regular luggage, and the obvious travel essential. For my bag I use the Kate Spade Sophie Tote, I believe it’s no longer available but you can still find it on ebay and several companies make knockoffs, because it’s the perfect size and squishes ¬†down nicely to fit under the plane seats. It also has a zipper to prevent losing anything and inside pockets (why I like it better than the longchamp bags) to keep everything organized.

For entertainment I bring a few things. Obviously I pack my laptop (it also fall under the ‘too valuable to check’ category) and my phone. The next main thing is my lovely iPad mini, which I mainly bring to listen to podcasts on while I’m in the airport. My new obsession is a podcast called “Guys We Fucked” which is 2 female comedians from New York who bring ex-hookeups on without telling them the topic of the show and questioning them. I warn you it is very¬†18+ but also hilarious. Besides that I just have the typical travel stuff, I always pick up a magazine and Diet Coke at the airport (usually a Cosmo or Nylon) and this time I brought a book as well for the actual plane ride. I’m a big fan of The Devil Wear Prada so when I saw the sequel at Superstore for 40% off the day before my flight I couldn’t pass it up!

Next up are my liquids, I honestly don’t pack much since this was a short flight and when I’m coming home to family I know there’s enough toiletries there that I don’t have to pack any. This time I just packed some makeup for touchups (they aren’t necessarily liquids but it’s easier to keep them in a bag), a tiny sample size of the La Vanilla Grapefruit perfume I received as a point perk at Sephora. I also threw in a small Jack Black face wash I got as a free gift with my brother’s Christmas gift just because I don’t keep any higher end face products at home.

Odds and ends take up the rest of my bag. I like to carry my laptop charger, USB cord, camera, camera charger, camera cord, and an extra battery in my carry on when I travel just in case (seriously nothing is worse than being stuck at an airport with a dead phone). Then I have my wallet. A few weeks back Kate Spade was on Hautelook and I jumped at this wristlet, it holds all my cards, has a place for my phone, and a wrist strap so it’s perfect for going out. It also have it super easy to take out of my little everyday purse and toss it in my bigger carry on tote for my flights. Lastly I have my passport, which I have inside this super cute J Crew passport holder so it’s easier to see in my bag.

Keep in mind if I’m going on a longer flights I will pack an extra set of clothing, more toiletries, and probably an extra pair of shoes to be comfy on the plane.

So that’s about it, all the little things I stuff into my big bag when I’m planning on take a flight! Feel free to leave me a comment telling me what else you’d bring if you were travelling. Also I rarely post soI thought it was fair to post my instagram, and twitter on here so you guys can keep up with my life outside of my blog.

-lauren

xx

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