One of my goals in life is to never check a bag at the airport ever again. With a toddler in tow, this may be impossible. But on occasions like New York fashion week when I’m solo and confused about what to do with my hands (why is there not a small person yanking on my arm?), the carry-on is a work of art that I’m continually perfecting.
Recently Glam asked me to help them with a video on the topic, so I had the opportunity to discuss this passion of mine on camera! Let’s start with the amazing bag. It’s by Nau, and it was gifted to me by the Convert guys, who just opened a new men’s store in Hayes Valley. It’s super sturdy and roomy and that’s exactly what you need in this situation. Technically I told my husband he could have it but he’s just going to have to let me borrow it.
Now for the contents. Yes, the Goldsign jeans again. But they are too versatile and comfy to not take to fashion week. Dress them up with a heel when you’re sick of wearing dresses, and they’re just as comfy as sweatpants to wear hanging out while blogging in bed.
Items I don’t discuss in the video but that are equally important:
1. Mara Hoffman dress—I bought this several years ago and LOVE it because of the amazing print, strappy back and long sleeves. Here’s a similar one (great price!).
2. Giuseppe Zanotti gold sandals (similar here) can dress up that dress or the shredded jeans.
4. The vintage cowhide belt can cinch a flowy dress or add interest to denim.
5. The vintage navy blazer (similar, great price!), to throw on over anything in case of chilly nights or serious air conditioning.
6. White silk 3.1 Phillip Lim blouse (similar, another bargain!)—love it with the distressed jeans.
7. The 2 Bandits two-step pendant necklace, it goes with everything and adds a boho-chic vibe.
So with all this in my carry on, I could certainly get through a few days of fashion week, and there’s plenty of room left in my bag for another dress or two and my toiletries. Plus I’m not at all opposed to repeating pieces or even entire outfits. Not checking a bag is 100% worth it. Check out all of Glam’s fashion week advice, and follow my partners in crime in this “What’s in you bag?” video: Kelly Torrez of Birdie Shoots and Chelsea Henry-LaSalle of The Dauphine.