Last year, when we traveled to Norway, we each took a carry-on, and that worked great, especially because we did some cross-country traveling as well! So this year, we are taking a carry-on sized suitcase for Fox and sharing a slightly larger suitcase between the two of us. Then we will each take a backpack, and a small stroller for Fox. I remember reading about Naomi, from Love Taza taking two backpacks for two weeks in Italy, so I definitely think it is doable. Plus, we have a washing machine in our apartment, so I can do laundry as often as I need to, once we get to Lyon.
I certainly won't have the most enormous wardrobe over there, but I don't really think that is necessary, and currently I am rotating through about 12 shirts and 3 pairs of pants, so this honestly won't be that different.
My current clothing packing list is as follows (this may change by an item or two once we actually start packing):
7- 8 shirts
2 pairs of pants
1 coat (rain/all weather)
3 pairs of shoes (tennis shoes, flats, wedge sandals) - I am still working on figuring these out
A hat (not pictured... it is a large sunhat)
A few pairs of earrings
One of the tricky things about such a small grouping of clothing items is that they really have to work well together, or else you get bored with them easily (think capsule closet). I am actually getting pretty excited to make this work, and may implement a capsule style wardrobe when I get home! I have spent SO much time on this packing list, it is stupid. Who on earth starts packing for a trip 3 months in advance (that would be me...). I have rearranged, switched in out and various clothing items, and changed the shirts about 5 times, so, no guarantees that this is what I am taking, but if all goes well, it will looks something like this.
Anything you world travelers think I am missing or should consider bringing?
white belt: target// leopard belt: dsw// floral scarf: Ann Taylor// bird scarf: gap// white shirt: forever 21, altered by me// brown shirt: clothing swap// geometric print: kohl's// blue striped: clothing swap// black shirt: target via clothing swap// black and white tee: target// chambray: j crew// floral sweater: target// tan sweater: target via clothing swap// swimsuit: landsend, altered by me// jeans: (these are not the ones I am taking. I am taking a pair from guess)// black jeans: old navy via plato's closet// jacket: h&m// socks: woven pair// brown skirt: target via clothing swap// pink skirt: made by me from Merrick's Tutorial
Fox's Packing List:
He had no input. That is what happens when you can't talk (note: not everything on this list is shown)
3 pairs of PJ's (we have one more set of the grey striped ones that are coming as well... they are my favorite :)
1 sleep sack
2 romper type outfits
3 pairs of pants
1 - 2 pairs shorts
a few pairs of socks
sleep sack: made by me// grey&white sleeper: carters// fox sleeper: target// navy romper: ralph lauren// blue romper: Polo// onesies: kohl's, carters and target// swimsuit: target// rash guard: amazon// blue and grey pants: gap// shorts: h&m// blue pants and hoodie: kohl's
Anything else that is necessary for a baby overseas?