Next Monday I am headed on a week long trip that has been complicated to pack for because of my itinerary. Three different hotels, one rental car, several cabs, and lots of different events...I was worried if my Synapse would do the job but of course, with some practice packing and careful clothing selection, I am sure that it does the job!
Itinerary: Visiting my husband's hometown in a suburb of Chicago and his father's grave (I never had the fortune of meeting his Dad so this will be a special visit), spend two days in Champaign visiting dear friends, a very fancy dinner in Chicago at Blackbird, 2 days of academic conference presentations in Chicago (I will present at one meeting and chair another one).
TB bags: Synapse (18) and MCB, TB wallet, TB travel sack and little doodads like the compass and whistle (hey, I might get lost in the big city and need the whistle after all...!)
Technology: iPad, iPhone, Kindle, USB drive with conference presentations, Olympus PL2 camera
1 Icebreaker black wrap dress and black cardigan to be worn on plane and several other occasions (I can easily change the look with my scarf)
1 Shabby Apple day dress with a full bright skirt
1 Shabby Apple polka dot peplum dress for my presentation
1 (I don't know where I got it) short blue dress for fun days out
1 Betsey Johnson dress from 2002 (good quality!) in navy and lace up dress for the evening out
Black Dankso clogs- comfy and go with all the dresses
3 pairs of black tights to keep my legs warm/undies and 2 bras (in purple sack)
Red spring coat (not pictured) but necessary for early spring in Illinois
Scarf (not pictured) for warmth and style
White night gown (not pictured)
Toiletries- 1 case for liquids, the other for solids
Purple water bottle
I have Global Entry (finally) and that means I won't have to take out my liquid case when going through security. Plus, I get to go in the fast lines too!
Power cord (for super easy access)