What to pack for a ten day trip

Hi loves! I told you that I had some posts that fall in line with my upcoming trip! Because it’s the holiday season, and a lot of people of traveling to see family or friends (like me), I thought I ought to do a post about what to pack for a ten day trip. Of course, you can adjust the numbers of each item depending on the length of your trip!

To begin, I have my travel outfit. We’ll be in the car for about 12 hours, so I need something comfy. Whenever I travel, I generally wear leggings and some kind of sweater. These leggings are from American Eagle, and I just have a classic Patagonia pullover (like this).

Next, I just have three basic tops, a tank top, a t-shirt, and a long sleeve. These are perfect for layering, and they don’t take up a lot of room.

Then I have a few blouses/shirts. These are a little heavier than the basic tops but can also be layered. The gray turtleneck and the lilac button up are from American Eagle, and the gray thermal is from Free People. All of these are a couple years old, so the exact ones aren’t available any more, but here are a couple similar ones. Turtleneck: http://on.ae.com/2hrBRjQ Button up: http://on.ae.com/2hpvJv8 Thermal: http://bit.ly/2hiNwnw

The final category of tops are sweaters. These can all be layered with the basic tops. Unfortunately, these are all from thrift stores, but check out your local thrift store. You just might score!

Okay, it’s quite rainy and cold in Oregon and Washington this time of year, so the only bottoms I’m bringing are jeans. I have two pairs of my vintage 501s, a pair of dark wash skinny jeans from Hollister, and a medium wash pair from the Gap. Here’s some similar Hollister jeans and Gap jeans

I’m optimistically bringing one dress just in case we go out to a nice restaurant or do something else mildly fancy. Again, I’m so sorry, but this is an older Free People dress, so it’s no longer available. I will try to find something similar! 1 2 3

Finally, pjs! I usually just wear an oversized t-shirt and shorts to bed. These are honestly nothing special, only comfy. One day, I’ll have my life together enough to wear cute nightgowns and whatnot.

I didn’t take a picture, but I also have my underwear, socks, etc. Always bring a couple pairs more than how long you’ll be there just in case. It’s much better to be prepared.

These are my basic toiletries although I’m sure I’m forgetting something! I’ll just give you a quick run down of everything. I have my glasses, glasses case, contact case, and contact solution as far as eye stuff goes. I also have my Old Spice Fiji deodorant, Body Shop hairbrush (honestly the best brush out there), coconut oil, rosebud salve, rose face wash (I really love roses), a travel sized Burts Bees body wash, a Bath and Body Works body mist in coconut lime, tweezers, my Sonicare toothbrush (you’ll never use another toothbrush), and a reusuable container for shampoo.

And last but not least, I have makeup. Honestly, I barely wear makeup, but I always bring a little just in case I’m in the mood. All I have a my EcoTools brushes, my Real Techniques makeup sponge, a NYX brow kit, a L’Oreal powder, my L’Oreal liquid liner, my Maybelline concealer, my Too Faced Better than Sex mascara, two lipsticks, and a gold Body Shop eyeshadow. Very minimal, and I most likely will only wear any of it once or twice the whole trip.

Hopefully you enjoyed this little peek into my suitcase, and this post helps you with what to pack for a ten day trip! I actually hate packing, and it always takes me soooooo long to do. I honestly read so many blog posts about packing. Anyway, if you didn’t see my last travel tip posts, go check it out! http://www.coffeepotsandthoughts.com/five-travel-tips/. I’ll talk to you soon!


Emma xx

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