It's always been a challenge for me to pack efficiently for these meetings since the start of my career, but in fact, these meetings are quite straight forward: business casual for 12 hrs and then you throw on jeans and a blazer for the company cocktail hour. Since I traveled for a year for my (former) long-distance relationship, I've gotten quite efficient in packing. I challenged myself to carry on (*Gasp!*) for this business trip.
Hideo Wakamtsu Feather Roller
After much research, I purchased my boyfriend a carry-on roller called the Feather from Hideo Wakamatsu. I was pleased with its soft body design, multiple pockets, and its easy gliding pull wheel system. I schlepped this bad boy from RI to NYC this Christmas in a blizzard (Hey, I'm a Taurus; I'm pragmatic!!!) to give him his present, which he loved and uses frequently. Even with size 12 dogs, he can stuff a few shoes and a week's worth of clothes in this bag. It's amazing--buy it!
So I have three days, three outfits (I'm taking the red eye Thursday nite so I can sleep in my work gear) and this little, amazing bag. Here's what I put together AND I have room to spare!!
Brand new F21 dress, Missioni Scarf (knotted as a necklace), Michael Kors Watch, Jessica Simpson shoes (not pictured)
Old Navy Cardigan, Zara silk shell, H&M belt, (not pictured) Banana cropped Martin Pants, Steven flats (not pictured)LaLa Couture earrings, bracelets from archives, Michael Kors pumps (not pictured)
I did it with room to spare. There's room in the bag for unmentionables, panty hose (yes, my company thinks my legs are offensive and I need to cover up!), and my flat iron. I'm SO psyched I won't have to wait in baggage claim tomorrow am!
Do you have any packing tips? Please share!