Working Girl’s Guide To: Packing Light


[Photo credit: Gal Meets Glam]

Every day recently I have been reminded that Spring is coming – the sun is still up when I leave work, the weather is grill-worthy, and the birds are chirping.  After months of hibernation, I’m ready to get out of the house and travel.  I’m inherently an over-packer but have learned from my parents that whether it’s a weekend get away or a week long spring break trip, a carry-on is always sufficient.  So how do I fit a week’s worth of clothes in an over-head compartment sized bag? A strict packing formula: 5 (tops – including dresses) 4 (bottoms) + 3 (shoes) + 2 (jackets) + 1 (bag)

When choosing which pieces to pack, make sure to stick to a color palette.  My favorite palette involves neutrals (white, tan, navy, denim + gold jewelry) that can be mixed and matched easily and create classic outfits that can go from day to night.

Pro Tip: For flights switch out a gallon zip-lock bag for a sleek reusable TSA-approved Truffle HERE.


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V-Neck Sweater / Free People / $89 (on sale!)

Roll Tab Tunic / Lush / $27 (on sale!)

Off the Shoulder Sweater / Treasure & Bond / $49

Campbell Blazer in Linen / J-Crew / $168

Cotton Denim Jacket / Madewell / $118

Striped Shift Dress / Bloomingdales / $149

Floral Bell Sleeve Dress / Karen Kane / $129

Flawless Cigarette Leg Jean / Joe’s / $119 (on sale!)

Ankle Tie Pants / Socialite / $45

Wrap Around Flat / Born / $94.95

Block Heel Mule / Linea Paolo / $139.95

Basic Black Legging / Spanx / $68

Wedge Sandal / Halogen / $99.95

Crossbody / Ralph Lauren / $133.50 (on sale!)

White Denim Short / J-Crew / $69.50


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One Response to Working Girl’s Guide To: Packing Light

  1. Nicole Bacher March 2, 2017 at 8:12 am #

    Can we expect more content?

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