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Packing for NYFW 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

The cat is finally out the bag!😹

As you read this I should be at the airport waiting to board my flight to New York Fashion Week. It was just last year this time I made a post on Facebook that I would be at Fashion Week in 2018 and here I am. ( This was written February 9, 2018, while at the Miami Airport when their WI-FI failed me )


This will be my first time at Fashion Week and I have no idea what to expect but I ordered a few outfits from Forever 21 ( which I'll share in another post ). I'm always that person who always overpacks and end up with an overweight suitcase but for this event, I'm bringing a small carry-on, a back-pack, and a few essential items. Keep reading to see what I brought and how I packed them.


Clothing


You obviously need clothing for the event and for life in general and this time I was prepared. Instead of "throwing everything but the kitchen sink" in my suitcase, I planned outfits for each day and had accompanying accessories and 2 pairs of shoes. I (wore) one pair and packed a pair of black heels. I also brought a pashmina (a type of scarf) that doubles as a blanket and outerwear, a coat, socks, and undergarments. I'm small so my clothing didn't take up a lot of space and I rolled them as opposed to folding them. I found an interesting video on Youtube on how to pack by folding the clothing items together then rolling them which saved so much space.



Toiletries


I am a woman and I need stuff! Ladies! It is important to have your "womanly" things on hand when you travel as you never know when your body will betray you. I packed lotion, hairspray, deodorant, a bar of soap, toothpaste, toothbrush and whatever else I could fit in a small handy travel size. It is important to note the size of each item according to your airline which is usually less than 4.0 fl ounces.



Medicine


I think that once you are exposed to "foreign air" you may or may not get sick. I sometimes usually get the sniffles and if things are bad I might catch a cold. I always have sanitizer, painkillers, vitamin c, something to help me sleep and Pepto Bismol or ginger sweets to settle my stomach. One of my least favorite things about traveling is getting sick and not being able to thoroughly enjoying myself, so it's always important to combat that by being prepared.


Hair Tools & Make-Up


I know not all women wear make-up and would naturally not take any if they don't ... but! for those of us who do here's my little tip. I got a really cheap yet functional makeup bag from my local Woolsworth that fits everything! It has little elastic holders at the top of the bag that fits all the makeup brushes and a small detachable mirror at the base. I took my Real Techniques expert face brush and beauty blender to apply the makeup, spoolie and one of those small concealer brushes. For palette, I took a basic and dramatic palette so I could mix up the looks and neutral, red and coral lipsticks along with eye pencils and a powder. The one thing I could not leave without was chapstick! All the make-up in the world cannot save a dry lip!



Also in this make-up bag was my flat iron which kept my hair intact and had those curls popping. It was a travel size Revlon flat-iron I purchased a few years ago that came with a larger one.


Travel Documents etc


It is definitely a no-brainer that when you travel you need travel documents! I packed my passport, boarding passes and itinerary in my backpack along with a magazine and my phone. I highly recommend having your documents in a place that is easily accessible rather than buried deep where you have to dig and hold up the line! Please, do not be that person ... I will be "that person" giving you the look. Tip: For ease of access I recommend checking in online and printing your boarding passes at home or downloading the boarding pass app so you can breeze through. If your budget allows it, opt for priority boarding so you go through TSA easily and board before everybody else.


Let me know how and what you pack and your favorite thing about traveling

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