I had about an hour or so to pack for The South of France before heading to the airport. I landed a last minute project in Cannes and my flight left early Tuesday morning. I was still in Ohio with my family for Father's Day and we were getting our teeth cleaned and tying up loose ends on Monday. My flight anxiety was growing and I was trying to stay calm. I was trying to plan as much as I could in my head before I landed back in Chicago Monday night.
I knew packing in a carryon was going to make the most sense. I had a few things on my mind to purchase in my short trip but there were no guarantees. I brought along an expandable Longchamp Weekender for travel just in case I needed to check a bag for the way home. I cannot leave home without my Cuyana Travel Bags. I use one for makeup and the other for toiletries (all my French creams) I will say the Nice Airport was very tough coming back and I had too many French creams for my carryon and they pulled my bag aside and I almost missed my flight. Make sure not to go too crazy like me.
My computer, camera and passport always go in my Cuyana Top Zip Tote. I have owned this bag for two years and I swear by it. I may overpack it a bit with heavy things and it has never had an issue. It is also great with the top zip to keep all your valuables secure. It fits right on my suitcase so I don't have to strain my shoulders. It has literally been around the world with me.
I had just purchased this red swimsuit at Nordstrom Rack over the weekend so I packed it in hoped I would take a dip in The Mediterranean. I picked up these Jimmy Fairly sunglasses in Paris and they have been put to good use so far. Sunscreen is so important. I brought Supergoop along with Sisley All Day All Year with me.
I packed a few dresses in my carryon including this red dress from JCrew that has become a Summer staple. I might have to buy another one!
I thought about bringing espadrilles or wedges but last minute decided not to. It was a good choice since they wouldn't fit in my carryon. I walked 12 miles in flats both days. My feet hurt from the cobblestones in sandals rather than my blondos but at 100 degrees I couldn't imagine wearing closed shoes. These sandals are from JCrew two years ago and I still wear them.
From my walk back to the hotel. I couldn't resist a photo when my dress matched the flowers.
It was 100 degrees for the time I was in Antibes and Cannes so the lighter the clothes the better.
I am all about the midi skirt right now. I packed them for the flight to and from since they are so comfortable.
Stay tuned for more details on my trip in the next post!
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