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What’s In My Carry-On Tote

Tote bag. Well, this is probably the most important part of a carry-on, right? I can’t get enough of this Juicy Couture bag that I picked up from TJMaxx a few months back. It’s big and durable so I can cram stuff in there without it getting too bulky. I tend to stick to black carry-on bags so in the event Ryan has to hold it, it doesn’t diminish his masculinity. (ha!)

Magazines. Just like a majority of travelers, I like to catch up on my reading during flights. I’m typically too distracted to read a book, so I stick to magazines that have been piling up at home. I usually pick up a couple at the airport, too – I’m talking about you, Us Weekly with Lauren Conrad’s wedding album!

Notebook and pen. In most cases, my planner is with me wherever I go; however, I made a promise to Ryan that for this vacation, I’ll really be on vacation – no thinking ahead a week or two or planning out everything that needs to get done when we get back. Therefore, I’m traveling sans planner. That doesn’t mean I can’t have a small notebook and pen with me just in case inspiration strikes, or I need to make a few lists.

Electronics. I’m obviously not going anywhere without my iPhone and headphones. I use it for everything from playing games to listening to music and so on – seriously, how did we ever survive before these silly things? Ryan and I also opted to bring one of our iPads so we can watch live-streaming and on-demand TV for free on the flight since we are flying Southwest.

Beauty Essentials. I always have a small cosmetic case with me that carries my in-flight beauty essentials, medications, a spare pair of contacts and gum.

Be sure to check back tomorrow and Friday for guest posts from Biana at B Loved Boston and Becky at Made in the Shade Blog. They have some great style-related content lined up for all of you.

And, on that note – I’m signing off! I hope you all have a great rest of your week, and I’ll talk to you next week!