What’s in My Suitcase: NYC Prep Part 4

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

-Michelle

NYC Style: What I’m Wearing (NYC Travel Prep Part 3)

Michelle and I are headed to New York City in just a few days! Below I posted a video that shows what I am planning on wearing while in New York!

I hope you enjoyed the video and we can’t wait to share with you more New York City posts soon!

-Rachel

What’s in My Travel Makeup Bag: NYC Prep Part 2

It’s time for the second post in our NYC Prep series! In today’s post, I’m going to be sharing with you what I’m taking in my travel makeup bag.  When traveling, I really try to take makeup that I know I will use when I’m on the trip and not just pack a bunch of unnecessary makeup.  For this New York City trip, I think I did a pretty good job at packing only makeup that I’ll use.  I do have “extras” of a few makeup items, but only because I don’t know exactly what I’m all going to be doing while I’m in New York City yet.  Now, let’s take a look inside my makeup bag! makeup3 This makeup bag might look familiar to you if you watched my Ulta haul from last week or read that post.  I did decide to take this bag with me to New York since it has the two separate compartments. makeup2 First off, excuse my dirty makeup!  The packaging on these three items are all so hard to keep clean and I had just cleaned them, but clearly they didn’t stay that way for long.  Anyways, I decided to take two palettes with me on this trip because I think it’s easier to have everything in one place rather than a bunch of different containers.  Plus I”m really obsessed with my Lorac Pro palette and decided that I have to have it with me.  I originally wasn’t going to bring my NARS cheek palette with me, but then I decided to since it has a highlighter, my favorite bronzer (laguna), and four blushes. makeup1 When going on vacations, I really try to take the travel size version of any makeup I have.  Luckily I have this travel size Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray and a travel size eye shadow primer from Lorac that came with my Lorac Pro palette. makeup I somehow managed to narrow down my lip products to only three, which I think is pretty good considering I haven’t planned my outfits at all yet.  I think the shades that I’m bringing will go with a variety of outfits though!  For foundation, I decided to bring my Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation because the packaging is really easy to travel with.  Some of my other liquid foundations are in glass bottles so they aren’t very travel-friendly!  I’m bringing a travel size of the Better than Sex mascara from Too Faced as well.  I really like this mascara, but haven’t bought it in the full size yet! If you want to see me talk more in depth about my makeup and my makeup bag, watch the video below! http://youtu.be/pMyaCYh9xNs Stay tuned for our next post/video in our NYC Prep series later this week! -Michelle