Pack light while in-flight.
There is nothing I hate more than clutter. Whether it be in my house, my car, my cabinets, my handbag, anywhere. So my carry-on bag is no different. I like things neat and organized. Yes, I am a mom, but it is only on the rarest occasions that you will find wrappers, sippy cups, or toys in my purse. And despite my love for big sunglasses and even bigger handbags, you will never see my carry-on bag overflowing because I like things to be breezy, and the last thing that is easy-breezy is lugging a huge, heavy bag through LAX with JetSet Tot.
Packing your carry-on bag.
During my summer travels, my favorite carry-on bag is this great bag I found a few years ago from Missoni. It fits EVERYTHING. And when I say everything, I mean from clothes to a laptop to a small Volkswagen, but then it is small and stylish enough to transition into an everyday handbag once you arrive at your destination. I love the length and how sturdy the handles are.
JetSet Mom’s essentials:
Marc Jacobs cashmere socks in white or black. Sometimes both! I love to slip on the black when you need to remove your shoes at TSA checkpoints and then again while on the flight. :: Goody Hair Clip :: iPhone :: V-moda earbuds :: Vanity Fair or Departures magazine :: Sunglasses :: Louis Vuitton (cold climates) or Gucci pashmina (warm climates) :: Alexander McQueen Ticket Wallet with Hello Kitty lucky charms. :: The JetSet Family business cards by Moo :: American Express (l carry very little cash, just enough for tips and small items when traveling.) I’m a loyal AMEX client. :: A special fortune I always travel with. :: Wallet :: Kindle Fire with my latest downloads and Netflix :: Canon point & shoot because you just never know! :: Laura Mercier lip gloss :: Morphie iPhone charger. I’m a blogger! :: Kate Spade social diary with pen because I am old school like that. :: Gucci zip catch-all with: Tweezerman nail file & mini-tweezers, Band-aids, floss picks, Claritin, Honest lip balm, Emergen-C, Wisps, Altoids, Wet Ones, Neosporin to dab on the inside of my nose, water enhancing drops and Energy B-12 VitaMelts.
I know it might sound like a lot, but look – it’s really not. Everything fits so nicely in this bag and the straps are so durable that it evenly distributes the weight so it is not heavy. It also lies flat underneath the seat in front of me so I can sit back, relax, and even enjoy some leg room.
Photo credits: Nicole Standley
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