July 2, 2011

Travel Preparations

My European vacation is finally here! I've been planning this trip for what feels like ages, so it's a little hard to believe I'll be jetting off in less than 24 hours.

Having traveled a lot, I'm a notorious light packer and this time is no exception. Plus I hate being bogged down by excess luggage! To make things easier for myself, I decided to sketch out some basic outfit remixes for each day of my trip based on the weather forecasts:


That's not weird, right...? Haha.

I've also pared down my makeup bag to the "bare" essentials. I forgot to include my Shiseido eyelash curler in the picture (that's a necessity!), but having the right tools is important to me because it means I can create a pretty wide variety of looks with a single eyeshadow palette.

Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation, MAC Blot Powder, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Urban Decay 24/7 
Liner in Zero, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Water Light Sunscreen, MAC Dollymix Blush, Smith's Rosebud 
Salve, Maybelline Volum' Express Mascara, MAC A Tartan Tale Palette, NARS Giza Lipgloss, MAC 
Hug Me Lipstick, MAC Carbon Eyeshadow, Smashbox Photofinish Primer, & assorted brushes


NOTE: I won't have regular Internet access while I'm away so there will not be any new blog posts till I get back. However, rest assured I will be sharing plenty of photos from London, Paris, and Rome soon!

18 comments:

  1. Have a lovely trip!

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  2. have a great trip! i've always wanted to travel to europe.

    and i think that's a great idea to sketch out outfits, i should totally do that the next time i plan to travel!

    safe travels!

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  3. wow :D Were in Europe are you going :)
    probably not belgium, hahah :)
    have a lot of fun!

    xxx

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  4. Glad I'm not the only one who does this when they pack. Have fun, love!

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  5. Love that we are both traveling at the same time! Yay! I cannot live without my rosebud salve or that neutrogena sunscreen! Enjoy your trip!

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  6. Ahhhh have fun! I'm so jealous! Expecting lots of photos upon your return :)

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  7. Have a fantabulous time, Alison!! And nope, you're not weird at all for sketching outfits, it's smart! :D

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  8. Aw! Your preparedness is so cute! I hope you have Alison!

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  9. omg i love your makeup shot. i always love to see what others have in their makeup bag. i always prepare just like u when i travel. i get so excited and i have to do it ahead of time.
    xoxo
    mina

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  10. i love ur preparation for your vacay! so cute!

    have a fun trip!

    http://memyclothesni.blogspot.com

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  11. You're so organized!

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  12. have fun on your trip! i love your packing method! i wish i had the patience to draw everything out. xx

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  13. Have a great trip! You are so organized with planning your outfits! That is great! :)

    Rosalia
    http://style-love.blogspot.com/

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  14. Hi Alison! It's so nice to meet other bloggers from the Vancouver area, and I feel terrible that it's taken me so long to visit your blog. Definite bad blogger- sorry about that. But it looks like I came by at an exciting time. London, Paris and Rome? I'm incredibly envious :) I think the sketching out basic outfits is actually quite brilliant- I have a notebook specifically designed for the same thing, although I seem not to use it when I really should! Have an absolutely amazing time on your trip. I can't wait to see photos when you get back :)
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  15. You are so amazing at packing prep I'm so jealous - I'm the worst packer in the history of bad packers! I may have to use your tip of sketching out outfits - it's such a great idea :)
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  16. Have so much fun! I can't wait to travel someday. Can't wait to see photos when you're back!

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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  17. wow, great & interesting post!! i also try to plan outfits when packing for holiday - but still end up taking with me more than needed! ;-)

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