Carry ons can be tricky. How are you supposed to know what you will want on a flight days before you actually depart? These were all thoughts running through my head as I was packing up last week. Since I first headed back to Greenville for a few days that made packing especially difficult.
I took things out and put them back in before finally zipping my tote up as I prepared to head to the airport. As someone who is a chronic over packer I tried extra hard to make sure to only bring the necessities for this trip. Taking less over means bringing more back, right? I am sure I have brought items that may be forgotten or unworn but weighing my suitcase at the airport and it being 37 pounds was a mini accomplishment that deserved a bit of recognition.
I used my large navy Longchamp le Pliage bag as my carry on since it can be used as a purse while I'm away and if I choose not to it can be folded up and packed back in my suitcase. With nylon that is easy to clean and a zipper on the top to secure everything it is perfect to place under the seats in the plane. I am the type of person that loves organizing the contents of my bags into smaller bags which is what I did for this trip. Here are the items that made the cut for my personal carry on bag!
longchamp large le pliage in navy | kelly wynne clutch (love all of her pieces) | book | laptop + sleeve | cords | headphones | eye mask | iPad mini + case | portable phone charger | Gigi New York Bucket Bag | wallet | passport + cover | mints | gum | tide to go | zip lock bags | socks | granola bars | mini cetaphil | hand sanitizer | mini deodorant | colgate wisps | journal | pen | highlighter | water bottle
All of these things were stowed away in one of the bags above and then stored below my seat as my "personal item." For my other carry on I took this duffle and put 2 outfits in there along with a rain jacket and my converse just for safe measures in case my luggage gets lost. I also tossed in this makeup bag stocked full of my favorite quick makeup favorites.