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I also have no problem washing my clothes in a the bathroom sink.

These Are The Outfits I Created From My Carry-On Bag

My last blog post showed what I packed for my 2 countries in one week trip last month, and now these are the outfits I created from my carry-on bag.

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I also have no problem washing my clothes in a the bathroom sink.

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These Are The Outfits I Created From My Carry-On Bag

Changed shoes and added a long sleeve light jacket

These Are The Outfits I Created From My Carry-On Bag

Wearing sneakers & no jacket as it is very hot here in London

These Are The Outfits I Created From My Carry-On Bag

Chose a dress to feel cooler & added my light black jacket for dinner out.

These Are The Outfits I Created From My Carry-On Bag

It finally cooled down and the same jacket went over this sleeveless top and jeans.

These Are The Outfits I Created From My Carry-On Bag

Added dressier style sandals and my black & white large scarf.

My travel outfit with a different pair of shoes & I’m off to start touring

Off to dinner

A successful shopping, touring and dining day.

These Are The Outfits I Created From My Carry-On Bag

Being caught on the phone, by my husband.

I also have no problem washing my clothes in a the bathroom sink.

Same outfit to travel back home in.


Please don’t judge me, but I see nothing wrong with wearing the same outfit twice during a vacation. I do change my shoes, so my feet get relief and depending upon the heel height, an outfit can look  dressier or more casual.

I really love spending time walking, sightseeing, being comfortable, not looking like a tourist and never wasting precious time at the luggage carousel praying my suitcase didn’t get lost. I  have no problem washing my clothes in a the bathroom sink, so I can pack less and not come home with a load of laundry to do.

Tip: I use a smaller bag for dressier nights as holder for jewelry or cosmetics when packing. The more you can use something for more than one way, the less you have to pack.

NOTE: There was only one top that I ended up never wearing, as the heat wave was intense and the evenings never got cool.

Now it’s your turn to challenge yourself by packing less and having more to wear.

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Two Countries, One Week In A Carry-On Bag

Two Countries, One Week In A Carry-On BagWhen you see this post, I will have already been in London and on my way to Lisbon, and when I travel I only use a carry-on bag, so I’m outta here.

 

Two Countries, One Week In A Carry-On Bag.

WHAT??? Only a carry-on, you ask?

Yes, ONLY a carry-on. No suitcases to check in, and nervously wait for at the carousel. I want every minute to be used for touring, eating, and shopping.

I’ll be posting on my Scarlett Image FaceBook page, the different outfits I created using what I packed, including my comfy travel outfit.

Hey, I plan on sleeping while I fly, or at least try to, so comfort without wearing pj’s is very important to me.

Plus, I like to arrive NOT looking, like I stumbled out of bed.

Here is what I packed, and see the bundle after I folded all the clothes I’m taking.

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Here is what I packed:

1 dress
1 lightweight black loose topper
1 pair jean leggings
1 pair black leggings
1 pair harem style pants
1 black tank top
1 black 3/4 sleeve top
1 tunic
1 white shirt tunic (my husbands LOVES when I wear this top).
1 sleeveless printed top
1 large light weight black & cream scarf that can double as a wrap.
2 pairs earrings
1 silver necklace
2 lightweight fabric necklaces
1 watch
3 pairs sandals
1 pair sneakers (not the going to the gym kind)

Note: I bring more pairs of shoes than some may need, as we do lots and lots of walking when in Europe and I need to wear a different pair each day, so as to avoid discomfort. I get cranky when my feet hurt.

To answer your question, yes I bring pj’s, underwear and toiletries.
I wash underwear and, if needed, my clothes in the bathroom sink. I only take fabrics that dry very quickly, so that by morning all is dry.

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Tips for Finding The Right Bathing Suit For Your Body

It’s that time again, but have no fear.

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Here I am again with Silke Jones of 2nd Act TV, sharing my tips for finding the right bathing suit for your body.

You’ll see and hear lots of great examples of what style bathing suits and cover-ups to look for.

No more hiding in a t-shirt and shorts at the pool or beach, while being miserably self-conscious.

Instead use my Tips for Finding The Right Bathing Suit For Your Body, and you’ll have fun in the sun, but don’t forget the sunblock.

 

Read below what Andrea sent me in an email, and you’ll know why my job is done.

Tips for Finding The Right Bathing Suit For Your Body“At the NAPO conference this week and I did a power shopping spree the day before I left on the trip at macy’s in town. .. thanks for teaching me to shop by color. It allowed me to quickly pick out clothes to try on and to not waste my time on stuff that would just not work. I picked out all the outfits I needed for a 4 day conference in about 2 hours.” Andrea Bowser Professional Organizer

 

Sometimes It’s Fantastic To Be A Heel

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Finding products to rave about and share with you can be expensive, because I want to buy them as much as I want to share them with you. Maybe more.

I read about Kara Mac and her genius shoes, in a business journal close to a year ago, and contacted her via social media only about 2 months ago.

I wish I hadn’t waited so long.

We finally met at Starbucks, where else, and she brought me her shoes, heels and trims.

BLISS! Shoes are the best accessory, and when they are comfortable and look good, I helplessly and joyfully fall in love.

And this time, my shopping, and shoe affair, has only begun. So far I purchased the heeled ankle boots and I plan on also buying the flats and sandals.

And then they arrived.

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Here is the beauty of this shoe company. You change the heels!! I bought 3 different heels, and if you include the black heels that the boots come with, I now have 4 boots in 1.

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My heels match my clothes, personality and feet! They are true to size and very, very comfortable.

The heels are interchangeable, so if I had the pumps I could use my boot heels and add the front trims so as to create lots of styles.

When I get the flat sandals and flat patent shoe, I will be able to switch the heels between the 2 styles.

Imagine the possibilities for travel

Get the details and possibilities on KaraMac.com. I promise you’ll be amazed and impressed.

P.S. Notice the gorgeous box my boots arrived in. Kara Mac understands the importance of making a great first impression.

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“I don’t know if Scarlett has ever been described as a clothes-whisperer, but now that I have worked with her online and over the phone, when I went on my first shopping trip afterwards, I heard her lilting voice in my head saying, encouragingly. . .remember to stick with the colors and necklines that are best for you. It made shopping much easier, and I am delighted with the how great I feel in what I selected. Thank you, Scarlett.”

Sandra Lundgren Director, Communications and Marketing at American Optometric Association

Bra Straps No More – Use A Bra Strap Convertor

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I have a pet peeve and I need to just put it out there: Visible bra straps.

NO, bra straps should not be showing or peeking out of your tops and dresses.

Bra straps are not an accessory to an outfit. 

Now that I got that out of the way, I have a solution for when you want to wear or buy a racer-back style top or dress.

 bra strap convertor

This is a major offense.

Instead of avoiding racer-back styles or buying a special bra, just pick up this gadget created by Hollywood Fashion Secrets, at your local CVS. Only $8.99 for 2 clear convertors. $7.99 for 3 in color and print, on Hollywood Fashion Secrets website.

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Bra Strap Convertor

Using a bra strap convertor is much less expensive than a new bra.

Travel Tip: Pack a bra strap convertor and you’ll be able to wear and buy all style tops while away.

Style Tip: If you are broad shouldered, do not wear a racer-back style top as it will exaggerate your broadness. However, if you are small shouldered, then race away.

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It’s In The Bag – Style + Security


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Trying to decide what bag to travel with, can be daunting. You want it to look good, yet be difficult to pick pocket, plus hold ALL of your must-haves as well as what you buy.

Sometimes one has to be PRACTICAL.

A friend of mine found this bag, and I think she chose wisely, so here are the details.

Personally, I think this bag is great for traveling to other countries and for out of towners, touring New York City.

It is available in a variety of colors and styles, all at a very reasonable price. Only $39.46 for the black style as in this photo.

  • 100% Polyester
  • 13″ shoulder drop
  • 10″ high
  • 14″ wide
  • Slash-proof locking main and front compartments
  • Cut-proof shoulder strap attaches to chair or post
  • RFID blocking card slots
  • Front slash pocket and zip rear pocket
  • 2 mesh expansion pockets hold water bottle & umbrella; Removable LED light

“I was somewhat nervous about inviting Scarlett into my closet but quickly realized she would be a most welcome guest.  She spent four solid hours working incredibly hard sorting things, making helpful comments and suggestions, and helping to organize as she rehung the items  that survived the cut.  She helped me make new outfits without me having to buy a thing, but even more helpful was the feeling that she was sitting on my shoulder when I shopped after her visit.  I could hear her saying things like “Stay in the Petite Department,” “Don’t worry about the size, but rather the fit,” and “Push up those sleeves!”  She is very generous with her time in even offering follow-up comments.  I consider her visit a great investment in my wardrobe!” S.P. Westchester NY.

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Carry-on, Carry off – What Women Should Pack

What to pack in a carry-on for a week? Woman Lives Out Of Bag For 10 Days

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10 full days in California with at least 20 outfits using the following clothes:

White jeans that I can roll the hem up to get a fun casual look.
Denim pull-on legging jeans (see here)
White tank to wear under sheer tops and light sweaters.
White sleeveless top
Multi print tank top
Black/multi tank top
Sheer blue/white top. Hey it is hot here in California.
Sheer blue top.   Still hot here.
1 lightweight black sweater for the cooler mornings, nights and plane rides.
1 lightweight blue sweater for the cooler mornings, nights and plane rides.
1 blue patterned long sleeveless dress (can be worn with blue sweater)
1 red/black/brown patterned long sleeveless dress (can be worn with black sweater)
3 pair sandals 1 pair act as my slippers and pool flip flops
1 pair black & white sneakers
2 necklaces and 2 pair earrings
1 sheer blue & white scarf
1 handbag, in red of course.

All packed in a carry-on bag including toiletries, essentials, a bathing suit and a work-out clothes.

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What I wore on my flight

While here, I can change my outfit twice per day and still create a new look every day I am away. The trick is to pack pieces that can be mixed and matched along with the possibility of being layered as well. My white tank can be worn alone and under the sheer tops or light sweaters. The possibilities are endless.

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All my clothes are hung up, so I really will not be living out of my suitcase after all.

Time investment:

20 minutes max in selecting which clothes and shoes to bring.
5 minutes to pack it all in my bag.

How long does it take you to pack?

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Packing Tips from Professional Wardrobe Stylist for Women

Shop Smart magazine had a great packing tips article regarding how to pack light for a vacation. I take it a major step farther, as when I travel I only bring a carry-on suitcase. Yes, it is a challenge, but when your wardrobe is all coordinated, you would be able to as well.

Last month I was in South Beach Florida, staying at the gorgeous W Hotel, and managed to pack in my carry-on, 2 dressy & multiple casual outfits, along with pool attire. It can be done, and here is how I did it for a previous trip to  a wonderful week away in sunny and hot Arizona a few years ago. I give and live the packing tips I suggest to my clients and readers.

I recently took 8 days off to travel with a great friend to stay in her beautiful, and thankfully air conditioned, Arizona home.

No major decisions to be made, other than trying to figure how to pack everything I need in 1 carry-on bag. So what did I take?

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1 pair of shorts khaki
1 pair shorts black
1 dress black, off-white & brown print
1 pair white capri pants
1 top blue
1 top black
1 top blue/white print
1 pair sandals off-white
1 pair black sandals
1 pair sneakers
1 workout outfit
1 bathing suit
1 red handbag
So what jewelry could I take that would work with every outfit I put together? Well, that
was the easiest decision I had to make on this vacation.
 I had purchased a wonderful coral & turquoise necklace, that complimented all my clothes and made me smile every day. The designer, Diane Lohman Schroeder made my necklace for me in silver, but it is available in bronze as well. As per my request, Diane also made me simple link earrings, but she also has beautiful turquoise and coral earrings that go with the necklace as well.
Find a necklace that goes with many of your outfits. If your wardrobe is customized to consist of only the colors and styles that are right for you, you will discover how well one or two pieces of jewelry will work with more outfits than you could ever have imagined.
 

packing tips“I recently attended Scarlett’s Styling Workshop Event, and found it to be life changing. I am now armed with knowledge; like what colors to choose for me, what’s in style, where to shop, how to accentuate my best features and how to choose a few quality pieces to add to my wardrobe. I went home and was able to clean out my closets. I love how Scarlett believes that you can still be comfortable and look good.
THANK YOU SCARLETT!” Melissa Schulz

 

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How to Fold Clothes For Packing a Suitcase

 How to Fold Clothes For Packing a Suitcase

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I’ve given the suggestions as to what to pack for as long as a week and with only a carry-on suitcase in other posts, but it is also important to know how to fold the clothes so you make the best use of a smaller amount of space.

I only took a few lingerie items, as they are easily hand washed in the hotel room, there is no need for more than 2 bras and perhaps 4 pairs of panties, I use the space in my shoes, which are in the shoe bags on top of my clothes, to stuff panties, socks, makeup, jewelry, etc. Since I was going to London, I knew packing an umbrella would be wise, and it did come in handy as you can see here.

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Note, that the top portion of the suitcase is empty. that is where you can pack all your makeup and toiletries, in clear bags, so as to easily access them if needed for security purposes.

Above are the clothes I wore for my flight and packed with the handbag I used for my laptop, magazines, wallet, and a few other items I wanted to have handy on the airplane. If traveling to a tropical location, you can use the same bag for beach or pool use. Always think in terms of double duty.

I created a video for you, that shows how to fold clothes for packing a suitcase. I show each step of how I folded my clothes into a bundle. I got this great packing style tip from Real Simple Magazine.

LOVE your tips! Thanks to your how to pack a carry on suitcase tips, I was able to pack for my 15 day destination wedding and honey moon using only a carry-on suitcase! Of course, I am carrying my wedding dress onto the plane separately.
—M. Vizvary Ct.

 

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