Something people find surprising about me is that I travel with only carry on luggage. My husband and I travel about once a month and it has been over 4 years since I have checked a bag! Even when we travel with the kids we are able to do it with only carry on. I have a strong fear of losing my luggage, and I hate waiting at the baggage claim. I understand why people prefer to be hands-free while walking through the airport, but I find it comforting to have all of my things with me. Usually, our trips are only 3-5 days so packing everything in a carry on is simple for me. Longer trips require a little more planning. Two years ago we went to Provence for a friends wedding, and then spent some time in the south of France and Monaco. It was a 10 day trip and I only brought carry on! In order to do this, I choose all of my outfits in advance based on the weather and activities we will be doing, while using pieces I can mix and match. It takes some time, but it is worth it. I have often been asked how I do it, so I decided to share what I brought with me on a recent trip to Disney.
I love sundresses! They are comfortable, flattering and versatile. At Disney, many people are dressed in shorts and sneakers because of the heat and amount of walking done in the park. I am not comfortable dressed like that and like to be a little more dolled up since it is the fairytale land of princesses! We spend most of our time at Epcot, often eating at a sit-down restaurant in the World Showcase, and while there is no real dress code for the restaurants, I prefer to dress up when going to dinner. Sundresses are perfect for the heat and can go from casual to dressy with simple accessories. I packed a different dress for each day in the park, plus one for a romantic dinner at the rooftop restaurant of our hotel. I packed an additional pair of heels and a clutch specific for that night too, but my other shoes were dressier flats that I could wear to the park and pool.
During our stay we enjoyed a magical dinner while watching the Epcot and Magic Kingdom fireworks from the rooftop restaurant at our hotel. This yellow silk Ralph Lauren dress was perfect for the evening and I cannot wait to wear it again! I purchased it online during their end-of-season sale this past September. I styled it with nude Alexandre Birman heels that I got on sale from Intermix, and my nude Saint Laurent clutch that I bought on Gilt years ago.
I hope that you have found this useful! I had not planned on writing this up before we left for the trip and therefore did not bring my camera. Let me know if you would like to see more posts like this and next time I will use my camera instead of my iphone to take the pictures so they are better quality.
My husband and I love to travel. We have our favorite places, like Nantucket, France and Disney's Epcot, but we love discovering new ones too. We have vowed to visit a new country every year, as well as discover a new place within our own continent. Together we have visited; France, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Luxembourg, Italy, Monaco, Morocco, Jamaica, Aruba, Bermuda, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Grand Cayman, Canada, Mexico, Panama, The Netherlands, and Sweden. Our next destination - TBT!