Suitcase

Hand lugagge packing list

Are you traveling for a weekend to meet your family and friends, and don’t have a lot of suitcase room? What should you pack?

When it comes to packing for holiday travel, I find it helpful to keep a few strategies in mind. First, focus on things you can mix and match. I try to avoid packing pieces that can only be worn with one outfit and rely on versatile separates—unless your special occasion calls for a dress, of course. Next, remember to pack cozy layers. You just never know when you might end up bunking with a family member that prefers the thermostat set to a balmy 30 degrees. Lastly, go for comfortable favorites. You’ll feel more in the mood for celebrating if you’re not concentrating a too-short hem or constricting waistband. All in all, opt for easy ensembles that show your true colors. Happy holiday and safe travels!

1 Foley + Corinna bag. 2 T by Alexander Wang top. 3 Inhabit vest. 4 Bop Basics scarf. 5 Vince leather dress. 6 Three J NYC pajamas. 7 Raquel Allegra top. 8 Rag & Bone/JEAN jeans. 9 Rag & Bone jacket. 10 HELMUT leggings. 11 Rag & Bone gloves. 12 Theyskens’ Theory booties.

OUTFIT MIX & MATCH:
8 + 12 + 2 + 4 = Cozy Loungewear
8 + 7 + 3 + 12 + 5 = Lunch with Friends
10 + 5 + 12 = Family Dinner
5 + 12 + 11 + 1 + 9 = A Night Out
6 + 2 + 3 + 4 = Brunch with the Fam
10 + 7 + 4 + 12 + 9 = Heading Home Again

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DIY | Coffee table with hidden storage

Have you any old vin­tage suit­ca­ses gat­he­ring dust in the back of your clo­set? then look at this lug­gage DIY project.

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Mate­rials

  • Wad­dell straight top plate hard­ware (4)
  • Wad­dell 4? tape­red table legs (4)
  • vin­tage suitcase
  • spray paint or stain for the legs
  • power drill
  • mea­su­ring tape

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Ins­truc­tions

1. Turn the suit­case upside down, mea­sure and mark out the four areas to place the hardware.

2. Get out your power drill and screw in the hardware.

3. Screw in the legs!

Tips

  • If you want to be SUPER green, keep your eyes pee­led for a table with simi­lar “screw-in” legs at a thrift shop or yard sale. Give them a little test and try to uns­crew all of the legs before you get the table home (some­ti­mes the screws are strip­ped, and then you’re, well … scre­wed). You can find the hard­ware and legs at a DIY store, but they are also avai­la­ble at a range of sites online.
  • This pro­ject works best with old suit­ca­ses that were cons­truc­ted out of balsa/masonite or some other sort of thin wood. You want a case with a bit of thi­ck­ness — somet­hing the screws can sink in to.
  • Use cheap black spray paint to go with the black tones in this suit­case; dark wood stains look really nice, as well.

My favo­rite part? The hid­den storage.

 

This pro­yect is from the talen­ted Ash­ley Pos­kin and revi­si­ted by Kate.  Thanks for sha­ring, Ash­ley and Kate!