Thursday, 1 August 2013

Travelling Light

Most times I fly I take hand luggage only (tight I know) & have got it down to a fine art.

 When I did used to weigh in, my bag would be around 12kg and then I would come home with lots of unworn clothes and unused toiletries, yes really!

The only time I don't travel with hand luggage only is when I ski and that is down to bulk more than anything!

I wanted to share how I pack for hand luggage only and stay within the very strict airport requirements for toiletries.

If I am flying in the morning I pack the night before, flying in the afternoon or evening I pack in the morning. What you don't remember can't be important right?

Firstly I gather toiletries, I must admit to buying sunscreen at the airport along with a nice body-wash and lotion - this time it was Soap & Glory.




 I have a set of small bottles to decant shampoo & conditioner into and the rest are travel size Dermalogica products. 

I already had the lovely REN freebies which have been around for a while now - in fact I picked up more with RED magazine at the airport :-)

Make-up wise I am happy just wearing mascara, my Desert Island product, 
especially once I have a tan!



Next swimwear, nightwear & pretty underwear...




& a beach towel - I don't like to use hotel towels by the pool or on the beach.


Two skirts and two vest tops - the lovely paisley pants didn't make the final cut - & I am glad as they would have just stuck to my legs in the heat!!



Two maxi dresses - so cool & I can go braless (not well endowed!!)


Boden Breton & Fat Face shrug for cooler evenings (Breton went unworn)...



Accessories - I wore sandals to travel & took my Birkenstocks, the brightly coloured scarf has been to so many places with me & has been useful for a multitude of things.
 I took a small leather bag, my Longchamp tote, sunglasses & my Deerheart necklace!



Before being placed in my bag I had three small piles :-)


& here we go - plenty of room left over, can be squished to fit in small places - nice & light too!


Here I am at the airport - not a great quality photo (Mr.L needs a lesson!)


Back to show daily outfits soonXX




3 comments:

  1. Looks a great way of packing - I always take too much! I have mentioned you on my Blog today to have a go at the Money Supermarket challenge Bucket List competition. Last minute as last day on 2nd Aug. I was nominated today!! Fun though - you may have time - no worries if not ! XXX

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  2. Fab tips! Certainly will be putting them into practice save me time energy and back breaking effort carrying my ususal 26Kgs luggage lol!! xxxx

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    1. 26kg oh wow!! Hope you have help at the airport ;-)

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