i'm ba-ack!

ok, since i've been travelling non-stop the past few weeks, i decided to write a guide for packing for you all. then i realized i suck at packing and that you should just figure out what works for you. my personal strategy is squishing everything i might conceivably ever want to wear into a suitcase. then tossing in some undies and my toothbrush. whatever works, right? ;) anyway, my one piece of real advice is this:

avoid the dreaded tourist look at all costs. why do even the most stylish people sometimes start to totally abandon any pride/self-respect when travelling for the sake of "comfort" or "practicality"?? they might wear something they wouldn't be seen dead in at home. i say do the opposite: you might never see any of these people again, so make a good impression.

and as for suitcases: i say vintage all the way!!
who wouldn't want to carry around something like this?
(hint: for really good vintage cases, search etsy. it's a goldmine, i tell you.)

if they aren't really your style (or just plain too small) lesportsac.com is a good place for cute (modern!) luggage.

i'm partial to the "artist in residence" ones, but there's plenty to choose from.

just think, you'll always be able to tell your sui
tcases apart from everyone else's boring black ones! :) finally, if your trip will be longer than a week/you have to go through an airport, get luggage with wheels. just save yourself the agony.

anyway, i know the summer is already half-over, i hope you all get to go on a (stylish!) vacation!


The Clothes Horse said...

Ooh, I still want a vintage suitcase, even if they aren't practical--they're so pretty! Love the Fifi ones too, very cute.

Rosie Unknown said...

I totally agree, with the exception of a lodge vacation where you only have contact with non family/friedns people for a small part of the day, in which case you should pack a few nice outfits for events such as dinner, when you see strangers and mostly just practical clothing for the main activities at the destination, ex: quick drying, comfy clothes if the destination involves water sports.

pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

lesportsac prints are just so adorable :)
and great tips on packing for travelling too !!
haha, thanks for seeing the up side for me


Louie in Wonderland said...

OHH so cute, I definitely agree with you on the vintage suitcases, they're so original and unique! So different from the ordinary. And you're right, why not make a good impression, they're probably never going to see you again.
P.S: Betsey Johnson would do great suitcases especially the wheeled ones. :)
Sincerely Louie, Ciao!

The Clothes Horse said...

Thanks for your comment, but the red dress isn't from Weardrobe--it is my own. I only borrowed two items from Weardrobe, the rest of the time it's my own clothes.

Kay said...

I'm going to Paris in a week or two so this was very handy! I love those suitcases - unfortunately you may be right about them being a bit on the small side ):

lauh-ren said...

those are cute suitcases!

TigerLily said...

Ooh i love the vintage suitcases that you posted! ^^
But I tend to bring many things with me when I travel and then brought back more things (as in shopping results) so I guess the small suitcase is not for me ^o^


Jess said...

i'm with you about vintage suitcases!

Isabel said...

Is that Fifi Lapin on a Lesportsac bag? SO CUTE!

nicola ticola ponders said...

the cases are tooooooooo nice!!!

nicola xx