April 2013



Amsterdam Bound

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Tonight I leave for Amsterdam! Mike has been in The Hague all week for work so I’m flying out to meet him in Amsterdam for a quick visit. Neither of us have ever been so we’re super excited to just explore and see what The Netherlands has to offer!

I always love seeing “what I packed” posts on other blogs so I figured I might as well do one of my own! Here’s what I packed in my Lo & Sons O.G carry-on…



Lo & Sons O.G. bag: This bag has been hyped on tons of blogs for over a year now and with all the traveling we’re doing this year for our wedding and honeymoon I thought I’d take the plunge. I’ll only be in Amsterdam for 4 days so this bag and a small rolling carry-on were perfect-no need for checked bags!

Lo & Sons

Coach Legacy Leather Double Accordion Zip: My mom got me this wallet for Christmas and I absolutely love it. There’s a compartment for my iPhone so it doubles as a wristlet and the bright yellow color is great for spring/summer.

Bose QuietComfort Noise Canceling Headphones: These are a must for me on planes, even when I’m not listening to music or watching a movie. Once you turn these bad boys on it totally dulls the sound of the plane and/or the sound of any small children that might not be happy on said plane.

Yes! To Cucumbers facial towelettes and Colgate Wisps: After an 8 hour flight you need a little refresher!

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand CreamMAC Lip Conditioner and Christian Dior Creme de Rose: Gotta keep my hands and lips soft on those dry airplanes! This is my all-time favorite hand cream (by a long shot) and 2 of my favorite lip conditioners.

Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Rosy: My go-to multi-tasker. After a long flight I need a little brightening up and this gives my cheeks and lips the PERFECT rosy flush.


Tieks flats in Camel: My absolute favorite flats (I gushed about them here). Cute colors, super comfortable and they fold up for ideal packability! (I’ll be wearing my Obsidian Black Tieks on the plane)

Cole Haan Kindle Touch Cover: Simple, black leather cover and it was on sale!

Kindle Touch: I bought my Kindle almost a year ago after much debate-I wasn’t quite ready to give up the pretty covers on my books! Now…I can’t live without it! 

Creme de la Creme Moleskine: For notes, or lists, or whatever else I feel like writing down…plus it’s just super cute 🙂

Hello Merch sweatshirt, scarf (available in store at DSW) and socks: I always get a little chilly on flights, especially if I’m lucky enough to score an exit row seat, so I’ve learned to pack a little extra coverage just in case.

iPhone 5 (Coach cover), MacBook Pro (not pictured), Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR (taking the pictures) and my new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens: Obviously I’m not going anywhere without my techy essentials. I recently bought this new lens so I’m excited to give it a whirl!

Pottery Barn Calista jewelry roll (similar here): Even when I check a bag I always carry my jewelry with me, not taking any chances with that!

Larabars, Sunsweet Plum Amazins: Trying to keep the snacks healthy…because I know I’ll probably be indulging in waffles and pastries once I land!

I also have a few other miscellaneous items in tow: all the cords/chargers/batteries for my nerdy gear, make-up bag with a few essentials, my passport (old Kate Spade cover), Kleenex, an umbrella, neck pillow, magazines for take-off and landing, and I’m sure a few other random things will find their way in at some point!



So…that’s what’s in my bag! I’ll be blogging about our trip when I can so stay tuned!

  • So jealous! Have a great time and safe travels. If you can fit it in your itinerary, you should definitely do a countryside bike tour with Mike’s Bikes. You get to see the pretty Dutch landscape along with a windmill and a cheese farm/clog factory. Hands down the best thing I did in Amsterdam.

    • Thanks for the rec! A couple of our friends mentioned a bike tour but good to know a recommended company, this is definitely on our to-do list!

  • I hope you have a wonderful time in Amsterdam! I’m going at the end of the summer so this gives me a sneak peak of what to pack. 🙂

    • Thanks Sabrina! Hope my post can give you some ideas on what to do as well!

  • Have a great time in Amsterdam! I’ve heard great things about it! I’m going to High Point next weekend, and also doing a blog post on what I’m packing!

    • Thanks Lindsay! Can’t wait to see your packing post, I love them!!

  • Cydney

    Have SO much fun. You are going to love it. Such a beautiful city! And I need you to start shopping with me. You have the cutest travel items.

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