When I started writing this it was only Monday, the week had already been insane for us and I was leaving for California within the hour. I'm in Sacramento for work this week and it's so nice to finally thaw out because it's below freezing in New York for weeks. I thought I would dedicate a post to some travel essentials that help me get out the door faster when I travel.
I've briefly mentioned before that Chance and I work completely opposite hours - the only full day we both have off together is Saturday, but it's nice that I work from home because we're able to spend more time together. We both travel a lot for work, but whenever he goes on trips I usually go with him because my schedule is so flexible and I can work from anywhere. Anyways, the point is our lives are busy - some might even say chaotic (haha!).
It's critical that I have travel essentials that I can rely on to help me pack faster and fit all of my work items, like my laptop and all the cords I need. Depending on the duration of the trip I'll either take my carry on or my larger suitcase and check it. Usually if the trip is a week or less I'll just take my carry on because it's so much easier than checking a bag. Aside from that, I only carry one other bag and it's really important that this bag function as a laptop bag, tote to throw things and a cute purse for going out - that's where my MVM bag comes in handy. First of all, I get compliments on this bag every time I leave the house so it already checks off the "functions as a cute purse" requirement. Because it's leather, it's super durable and strong enough to hold my laptop, which is really important because I'm always worried about damaging the straps of my other bags. Additionally, it's the perfect width so my MacBook fits perfectly and it's not flopping all around, which absolutely drives me insane when I use other bags like my MZ Wallace tote.
While I'm mentioning it, let's discuss the MZ Wallace Metro tote, because I do usually travel with this bag since it's large and essentially functions as another carry-on because it can fit SO MUCH STUFF. When I travel with Chance I usually bring this bag because it will fit both of our laptops, all of our cords and then any other items we both need to quickly access on flights or during layovers. I'll also throw in airport snacks and drinks. This bag is definitely one of my favorites because it's also durable and I never have to worry about it being damaged when we're throwing random items in. I don't usually like to take it when I travel alone because I don't take much stuff and since it's not a structured bag my stuff will just flop around, but if you're traveling with a lot of items it's absolutely fantastic! I'll even throw in another, smaller purse so that I still have something cute when we go out. Anyways, the point is this bag gets an A+ for traveling. Not to mention the large MZ Wallace tote comes with 3 other small travel bags, which I regularly use for make-up, toiletries and more.
Aside from my travel bags, my carry-on luggage is just as important. I actually found a really cute set of luggage from London Fog at TJ Maxx, but you can also find the entire luggage collection at Macy's here. I use the 20" suitcase regularly for traveling because it nicely fits everything I need for up to a week - I pack pretty light and plan my outfits out. When Chance and I travel together I usually take the larger 28" suitcase because we can both usually fit all of our stuff, but if we're traveling longer it's great for just my stuff, especially if I know I want to do some shopping and need extra room because it also expandable. You can shop my luggage using the hyperlinks in this text or by clicking through the feed below.
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