Here are the complete contents of my carry on suitcase. These contents will amount to 14 outfits over the next 7 days, into 3 cities. 

Three button down shirts, two pairs of blue jeans, two sweaters, two t-shirts, one pair of khakis, a skirt, a dress and beaded breast plate. (On the plane I wore a long sleeve tee, another sweater, red stretchy pants and a fringe jacket). 

The shoes include two closed flats, one pair of sandals and two pairs of short heels. Maybe two pairs of blue jeans was excessive. 

Here are the complete contents of my carry on suitcase. These contents will amount to 14 outfits over the next 7 days, into 3 cities. 

The Chiara Shirt - White
Lmnd
$163 USD
The Chiara Shirt - Sky
Lmnd
$150 USD
Ripple Dickie Beaded Crepe Top
Bode
$1,600 USD
Germain Jeans
Rouje
$180 USD
Daria Jean
Khaite
$420 USD
The Tencel Way-High Taper Pant
Everlane
$128 USD
Mesh Sock Flat
The Row
$690 USD
Sock Mesh Flats
The Row
$690 USD
Luna Slipper
Lemon De Beryl
$454 USD

Carry on suitcase outfit #001

wore this on walking tour de Paris day one, where I clocked 26,000 steps in flat t-strap sandals. This is also the only coat I brought, but the reason I included 3 sweaters and button downs in my luggage is to layer and come up w creative ways to not wear it every single day. For a good fringe jacket edit, visit the post from two weeks ago

Carry on suitcase outfit #001

Fringed Suede Jacket
Jigsaw
$560 USD
Duca D'Aosta Cashmere Sweater
Loro Piana
$1,560 USD
The Everyone Cashmere Crew
Everlane
$98 USD
Daria Jean
Khaite
$420 USD
Germain Jeans
Rouje
$180 USD
Amalia Embellished Thong Sandals
Rene Caovilla
$1,250 USD
Rita Sandal
Lilly Pulitzer
$148 USD
Vince Deja Sandal
Vince
$225 USD

Carry on suitcase look #002

For dinner on night 1. I wore this H&M shirt on the plane, layered over a long sleeve t-shirt and crew neck sweater. 

Carry on suitcase look #002

Cotton-blend Shirt
H&M
$20 USD
Callie Mule
Doen
$228 USD
2-Way Pareo Skirt
La Double J
$635 USD
Asher Mule
Doen
$218 USD
Tropical Woodcut Tassel Pareo
Farm Rio
$130 USD

Carry on suitcase outfit #003

Full denim look with mesh sock shoes. Clocked 24,299 steps in this. I hope my knees don’t give out on me. Focus item here is the belt. Bringing a good one or two adds a lot but takes up minimal space.

Carry on suitcase outfit #003

Crown Me Embellished Embroidered Leather Belt
Etro
$636 USD
Mesh Sock Flat
The Row
$690 USD
Germain Jeans
Rouje
$180 USD
Snakeskin Belt
Judith Leiber
$123 USD
Sock Mesh Flats
The Row
$690 USD

Here’s what #003 looked like with outerwear

A scarf can do a million things for a look! 

Here’s what #003 looked like with outerwear

Lake Como Silk Scarf Orange
Callas Milano
$290 USD
Lexi Print Scarf
Free People
$90 USD
Fringed Suede Jacket
Jigsaw
$560 USD
Vintage 1960's Suede Fringe Jacket
Etsy
$150 USD
Vintage Balenciaga Graphic Print Signature Scarf
Balenciaga
$195 USD

Carry on outfit #004

Accessories make a dif! And are easy to pack. Tonight look includes: shirt I wore under 2 layers on airplane (and yesterday to walk around), Soeur khakis, Doen slippers I wore last night too, another belt (easy to pack) and a very dramatic neck piece? Choker? Scarf? All three?

Carry on outfit #004

Supima Cotton Long Sleeve Tee
Jigsaw
$43 USD
The Modern Long
Kule
$78 USD
The Tencel Way-High Taper Pant
Everlane
$128 USD
Benny Embellished Leather Belt
Khaite
$520 USD
Callie Mule
Doen
$228 USD
Asher Mule
Doen
$218 USD

Outfit #004 detail

Also an easy pack, but bitch of a thing to store at home. What would you call this a scarf? Necklace? Choker? It gives a lot of life to a grey tee and khakis. 

Outfit #004 detail

Carry on look #005

White t-shirt layered under blue shirt and red sweater with same jeans worn yday and the mesh slippers from yday. Didn’t walk as much today 

Carry on look #005

The Chiara Shirt - Sky
Lmnd
$150 USD
Ada Geelong Crewneck Cardigan
& Daughter
$380 USD
Emmylou Cotton-jersey T-shirt
Khaite
$266 USD
Germain Jeans
Rouje
$180 USD
Fringed Suede Jacket
Jigsaw
$560 USD
Daria Jean
Khaite
$420 USD
Mesh Sock Flat
The Row
$690 USD
Sock Mesh Flats
The Row
$690 USD

Carry on outfit #006

A sheer dress with high waist black under and a bra (which I do plan to wear as a top in milan!) plus sheer socks and blue suede loafer slipper things. The downside to this outfit is that I was too cold to walk home from The Marais, which means I only clocked like 10k steps on my last day in FRONCE.

Carry on outfit #006

Square Neckline Long Dress
Helmut Lang
$158 USD
Let Me Be Sheer Tulle Tiered Dress
Let Me Be
$148 USD
Sheer Knee-High Socks, Set of 2
HUE
$9 USD
Suede Loafers
The Row
$536 USD
Sheer Knee Highs
Hanes
$10 USD

Carry on outfit #007

Somewhere along the way, there was a 7th outfit in Paris. Here’s the fringe jacket under a Bode breast plate, with the same khakis I wore last night. They are good with this jacket! It’s a happy accident, and surprisingly walkable sandals. Not 30k steps, but pretty good.

Carry on outfit #007

Fringed Suede Jacket
Jigsaw
$560 USD
Ripple Dickie Beaded Crepe Top
Bode
$1,600 USD
The Tencel Way-High Taper Pant
Everlane
$128 USD
Off-White Beaded Tank Top
Bode
$620 USD
Double Pleat Pant in Twill
Alex Mill
$165 USD
Metallic Leather Mules
BY FAR
$390 USD
Metallic strap sandals
Mango
$70 USD
Leather Mules
COS
$250 USD

Carry on outfit #008

Wore khakis and a sweater on flight and then changed into this in the bathroom at my hotel
for first day in Milan where I did not clock nearly as many steps but saw way more people. Stayed in it through the night but changed shoes. First impression is: it’s a friendly village!

Carry on outfit #008

Fringed Suede Jacket
Jigsaw
$560 USD
Ripple Dickie Beaded Crepe Top
Bode
$1,600 USD
Germain Jeans
Rouje
$180 USD
Suede Loafers
The Row
$536 USD

#008 shoe detail

These are the shoes I changed into, from La Double J. Very good foil to thick socks too because of the fabric (lamé) and ankle strap. I have been developing an ankle strap theory of late. They look more right, than a completely open foot! Even if an open foot is more elongating for the leg.

#008 shoe detail

Open Wedge Leopard Chine' in Jacquard
La Double J
$760 USD
Butterfly Print open-toe Wedge Sandals
Baldinini
$358 USD
Tones Wedge -Mezzaluna Green in Duchesse
La Double J
$940 USD

Carry on outfit #009

75 and sunny in Milan today and drinking the kool aid. Heading to Coop Alice’s facility right outside of Milan, where the incarcerated women who were employed to make the dresses for a collaboration launching between me and La Double J (feather hem apron dresses!!), are making the dresses. Will spend afternoon walking through neighborhood where my mom grew up. This is only the second time I’ve been to Milan and first impression is: comfortable.

Carry on outfit #009

Supima Cotton Long Sleeve Tee
Jigsaw
$43 USD
Amalia Embellished Thong Sandals
Rene Caovilla
$1,250 USD
The Everyone Cashmere Crew
Everlane
$98 USD
Seur Tilo Print Maxi Wrap Skirt
DIARRABLU
$135 USD
Wild Path Printed Cotton Midi Skirt
Johanna Ortiz
$550 USD
2-Way Pareo Skirt
La Double J
$635 USD
Tropical Woodcut Tassel Pareo
Farm Rio
$130 USD