Packing For A Long Weekend

February 5, 2015

Wore on the plane.

Outfit for the plane.

I’ve been traveling again, this time for a long weekend to a warmer state.  This trip was by plane, 4 days, 3 nights.  I selected a color palette of: Black, Blue, Grey and White.  By keeping the color palette mostly neutrals, I can mix and match easily if needed.  In this post I’ll show you what I wore and what I packed.

Since I was going to a warmer climate, I wore layers on the plane.  The layers help me accommodate moving between different temperatures.

  • Sweater
  • T-Shirt
  • Jeans
  • Ballet Flats
What's in the bag.

What’s in the carry-on bag.

And with this scheduled to be a short weekend trip, I took only one carry-on bag.

Inside the bag:

  • Bathing suit and coverup
  • T-Shirts x3
  • Denim Jacket
  • Lounge-wear (sweatpants and t-shirt)
  • Denim Shorts
  • Black Skinny Jeans
  • Turquoise Sandals
  • Toiletries, Kindle, Noise Canceling Headphones and Camera

When I travel by air I always sport layers.  This way I am warm on the always cold plane, but I am able to lighten up when I reach warmer temperatures.

Do you ever travel with just a carry-on?


  1. I travel in Europe where weather can be changeable and some airlines don’t allow a hand bag as well as a carry on bag. I prefer dresses which can go from day to evening. For this trip would travel in one dress with tights, a cardigan, walking shoes or sandals and coat or jacket depending on the likely weather, a pashmina, belt and beads. In the bag: toiletries, travel documents, electricals, pair of shoes or sandals, a scarf and necklace, 2 dresses, underwear, night T shirt, and a pair of leggings or tights. I may add a second cardigan and/or a T shirt for variety and layering depending on weather and activities. I take a Longchamp Pliage bag as they are very light, roomy and smart and an umbrella.

    1. The weather in Europe can be very finicky sometimes and layers are always essential. I agree that dresses are highly versatile and also pack up smaller too! I also find that fleece lined tights are wonderful for skirts and dresses during cold weather. I always look at Longchamp bags but haven’t purchased one yet. I like that they look light weight and durable. I may have to give dresses another try if I find that I’m traveling more often. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing your packing list!

  2. I forgot to say- for short trips I decant toiletries into contact lens cases and tiny Muji containers. It’s worth testing out how little you really need for 4 days and only taking that amount in your air regulation 8′ x 8′ plastic bag.

    1. Contact lens cases, that’s a great tip, thanks! I like to use the sample sizes I receive from store purchases and gift with purchase offers (make-up, lotion, hair care) when I have them handy.

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