This is our last post in our NYC Prep series because tomorrow we’ll be flying to New York City finally and I couldn’t be more excited! This will be our third time going to New York City, which is nice since we know our way around a bit better and have a better idea of what we want to do! In today’s post I’m going to give you a look into how I pack my suitcase. You’ll also get a glimpse of what I’m all bringing with me to New York.
Since we’re only going for two nights, we won’t be checking any luggage. I decided to bring my go-to carry on suitcase that I’ve had for years. I purchased this suitcase from Kohl’s and also have it in a bigger size as well. This suitcase has held up really well over the years and has quite a bit of room in it for its size.
Below is a sneak peek at the outfits I’m packing in my suitcase. On the left is the sweater I’ll be wearing home from the airport on Sunday. The middle item is a short sleeve shift dress that I’ll be wearing with leggings. Then I’ll be wearing the polka dot sweater with the black skirt to one of the Broadway shows we go to.
A few years ago I discovered the Eagle Creek packing cubes and they are an absolute lifesaver when it comes to packing your suitcase. I’ve purchased all of my packing cubes from The Container Store. I’m able to fit a lot more in my suitcase when I use the packing cubes and they keep things organized nicely. Below, you can see the packing cubes empty and then how I pack my things in them.
The first packing cube holds all of my tops in it. I could definitely fit more in this packing cube as well. The middle packing cube has my skirt, shorts, a t-shirt, and tank tops. This one also has plenty of room for me to pack more. The third packing cube has my undergarments, socks, tights, and a pair of leggings in it. As you can see, the packing cubes make it so you can pack a lot more clothes!
All of my toiletries fit in the above toiletry bag. This organizer is from Vera Bradley. I really like it since it folds up nicely and you can hang it in the bathroom for convenience when you’re using it. Also, I’m taking my Rebecca Minkoff crossbody purse, along with this LongChamp tote bag. I’m using the tote bag for my carry on and then I’ll be using the purse while in NYC since I don’t want to deal with carrying a big purse with me.
Now here is how my suitcase looks all packed up. The only thing I need to add is my makeup bag, which will fit in nicely on top!
I hope you enjoyed this post and have a fabulous weekend! I know Rachel and I will on our weekend getaway to NYC! Make sure you’re following us on our social media sites, especially Twitter and Instagram (@2classysisters), because we’ll be posting pictures/updates frequently while we’re in New York!