6397 Shorty jeans
Everlane u-neck tee | small
Atelier Delphine Haori coat
Nike Free sneakers
Bric’s Life 21″ spinner
Sad puppy 🙁 – she gets so concerned and hover-y when she sees the luggage come out
I have this Bric’s suitcase (carry-on size), which interestingly is the same one Leandra Medine has and while I was reading that piece and her packing list for California, I kept thinking: there is NO WAY ON EARTH she fit all that stuff in this bag.
Well…….here’s what’s in mine:
sun hat (from Costco)
Travel foam roller
James Perse mini canvas tote
Nike Free sneakers (wearing to and fro)
Melissa plastic thong sandals (for the pool)
Emerson Fry slides (for the hotel)
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals
HPE cropped leggings
SoLow striped cami
Zady organic cotton v-neck
James Perse 3/4 sleeve sweatshirt
Emerson Fry organic linen caftan
Beklina tie bathing suit
Hackwith Design House bikini
Tradlands JJ linen tunic
Tradlands Catt white tee
Tradlands Tourist shirt
Eileen Fisher slouchy ankle pants
6397 Shorty Jeans (wearing to and fro)
Oak NYC maxi dress
James Perse double v ruched dress (old)
Elizabeth Suzann Clyde pants
Elizabeth Suzann harper linen tunic
James Perse leggings
Atelier Delphine Haori coat (wearing to and fro)
Everlane u-neck tee (wearing to and fro)
Everlane white ryan tank
James Perse grey casual tee
Organic by John Patrick viscose tee
5 pairs of Only Hearts organic bikinis, boyshorts & high-waisted panties
organic by john patrick organic cotton tank dress (to sleep and lounge in)
I have a nylon toiletry case by Bric’s with more stuff in it than I care to mention – I honestly don’t use many beauty/skin care products at all, but when they’re all together, it seems like SO MUCH! And I always take my philips sonicare toothbrush with me when I travel, and that takes up a lot of room. It’s stuffed in my suitcase, somehow, and since we’re not pre-check for this trip, I have my liquids in a plastic bag in my tote.
THAT’S A LOT OF STUFF!!!! too much, honestly, but I’m really nervous (as usual) that I won’t have the right things with me, and everything fits in my carry-on, so…
Under my seat:
in my Tumi M-tote
All my usual handbag contents: wallet, pouch, sunglasses, two BAGGU bags
Flight001 seat pak with these things inside:
Bose noise cancelling earbuds
Aesop hand sanitizer
Hurraw lip balm
Snacks (go macro bars)
Chan Luu scarf
More snacks, more lip balm, quart bag with toiletries
Swell water bottle
My initial thoughts about my packing job:
It sucks. I’m bringing too much, and even so, feel like I’m missing one thing: a “normal” lightweight, waterproof jacket. I will probably look at this one by Patagonia when we get back to have on deck for traveling. It’s supposed to be quite rainy while we’re there, and I don’t have a rain jacket, I mean, I do, but it’s gigantic, and blue. And gigantic.
I am really only wearing the haori coat because I want something to use as a robe at the hotel, something to wrap up in, and on the plane. If I had aforementioned light waterproof jacket, I would probably wear that instead, and just bring my JP “lounge” dress with sleeves for the hotel.
Well, as you’re reading this, we’re there and coming back on Tuesday. I’ll debrief my packing later this week. I already know I will probably not wear 50% of what I brought. In fact, I’m predicting it.
That Patagonia jacket is not water proof. It’s weather proof. Small difference but learned the hard way in Alaska. I bought the Torrentshell version after our last trip. It’s not that breathable but for the price point I’m ok w that, I will use it a few times at home and mostly on trips.
I can’t travel without my Aesop hand sanitizer! It’s totally worth the $$ – mostly because it’s not “sanitizery” like
Have you looked at a K-Way Le Vrai Claudette jacket for travel? Very light weight and only $65. My daughter says hers is waterproof, but I can’t personally attest to that.
Wish I had forewarned you to bring shoes and jacket that can withstand the torrential rains likely to be with you late afternoon into night. Lived in CR for four years and pretty much gave up and embraced the monsoons. Depending upon where you are (I was mostly in the Southern Pacific Zone which is less developed, less infrastructure) it can get very muddy, very wet. But you are certain to enjoy regardless!
Yeah, *don’t* get a softshell for travel. It will only be water resistant, not waterproof, take too long to dry, and even thin softshells are heavy and bulky compared to a WPB (waterbroof breathable — eg Goretex) jacket. There are lots of nice not-too-techy-looking gear raincoats out there, and some of them weigh practically nothing. This one, from OR, weighs under 6 oz and the company’s lifetime guarantee is great, they really stand behind their products:
The Patagonia Torrentshell line is fine, too, I have the Pata City Trench as an around-town rain jacket, but if I was shopping exclusively for a travel piece I’d want something smaller/lighter.
I keep saying that I’m going to get a new rain jacket, but I have a lightweight Gore-Tex one that I got at LLBean 17 years ago that folds up into its own pocket and does what I need it to do, so in the spirit of being a mindful consumer, I’m going to stick with that one.
I agree with you that it seems like a lot of clothing that you have packed, but I am totally fine with the number of pairs of shoes. While I like a sandal or flip flop that does double duty for slippers/pool/beach, I don’t like to wear my day shoes two days in a row on vacation. I tend to do a lot of walking on vacation, so I like to have those extra pairs of shoes to allow one to rest from a long day of walking (or if they get rain soaked). So, I’m probably going to be paying a lot of attention to your shoes in your post-trip report, lol! I hope you are having a wonderful time!
Were you planning to be gone for a month??? 😉
Can I ask your thoughts on the Atelier Delphine Haori? I am in love with it but it might look overwhelming on me.
Grechen Reiter says
here are more pictures and thoughts: http://grechenscloset.com/outfit-the-lsj/ – in short, it is very large (i have the XS) and can be overwhelming in small spaces (airport bathrooms!!), but i still love it. i am 5’3″ for reference. it helps me when i roll the sleeves up to show my wrists, and wear it with something that also shows my ankles – a little skin goes a long way 🙂
let me know if you have any more specific questions!