PACKING FOR PARIS

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pack1J. CREW Regent Blazer/Banana Republic Denim/Elizabeth and James Bag/FRAME tee/Cuyana Passport Holder

pack3J. CREW Faux Leather Skirt(I ordered the TALL so it would be a smidge longer)/ A.P.C. Stripe Shirt/Porselli Ballet Flats

pack2FRAME Tee/Current Elliot Tee/GAP Black Tee/GAP Stripe Tee

pack4Kate Spade Travel Set/Topshop Shoes/Banana Republic Necklace/Diptyque Perfume/Gorjana Gold Necklace

pack5

hairThis week I finally had some time to start getting serious about my packing. I have honestly never felt so unorganized for a trip than this one. I am usually done packing the week before and have all my To-Do’s crossed off, but this has been tricky trying to get ready. I’ve been overloaded with everything the past couple of weeks and am so ready for some time off. This time of year in Paris is called the Indian Summer, as our French teacher explained to us with the temperatures ranging anywhere from the 70s during the day to the 50s at night. I’ve been watching the weather for a few weeks now so I would have an idea of what I should pack. I am sticking to mostly basics of stripes, blacks, whites, and greys, which can easily be mixed and matched. I did throw in two patterned shirts for something fun, but not sure I will actually wear them. Here’s how my suitcase is shaping up.

Dresses
One LBD, one black midi skirt, one black leather skirt, navy silk dress

Jeans
Two black pairs
One distressed
One denim crop

Pants
Pixie Pant

Tops
Basic Tees (White, Black, Stripe, Grey)
Tanks (White, Black, Grey)
Silk Tops(White and Black)

Jackets
Black Vest
Long Cardigan
Trench Coat

As for shoes I’ve narrowed it down to 5 (sneaker, booties, 3 flats). I tried going with less but it’s not going to happen. I am also packing a travel hairdryer, straightener, and travel steamer. It’s been my experience in the past that not all hotels/places you’re staying will have a hair dryer. Also, the last time we went to Europe I fried my CHI straightener so this time I bought one suitable for international travel. Apparently, the U.S. hair straighteners don’t work with international adapters for some reason. I am also packing a travel steamer because again I can’t count on the places we are staying to have one. For accessories I am keeping it simple with only 2 necklaces and a couple pairs of earrings. I am actually hoping to buy a piece of nice jewelry over there if I can find something. Other things I am packing are my camera with a few lenses, computer, two scarves, and travel umbrella.  You can also see my airplane necessities here and what I am taking and my Pinterest boards I created to help with the packing and planning.

 

  • Sara Mueller

    Love everything!! Can’t wait to see your outfit posts on Instagram in Paris!!