Carry-on Travel Wardrobe for France

all packed for France!


Here’s my Wild Card item. It’s the Mandy top from Covered Perfectly in the olive snake print, one of their new prints for Spring. It coordinates beautifully with all of the jackets I’m bringing and looks smashing with the jeans. (If reptile print isn’t your thing, she has several other new prints available.) Don’t forget to use code UF20 for 20% off.


Some of you were asking about the packing cubes; there are several options available and this one happens to be from ebags. I’ve included my hand for size reference. In this cube are all 5 sweaters/tops and one of the scarves, so you can see how much compression they provide to save packing space.


And here’s how everything looks packed into the Lipault 22″ bag. I could easily have fit a few more pieces but am avoiding that temptation to keep weight down.


And finally, here are both bags packed up and ready to go. It’s a more stable arrangement than it looks. 😉

Next post will be from the other side of the pond. In the meantime I’ll try to post a few updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Stay in touch.

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  1. April 22, 2014 / 9:56 am

    Genius packing, bravo.
    Have a fabulous trip!! I’ll be following your adventures on IG!!

  2. adriennerichlife
    April 22, 2014 / 10:05 am

    Have a great trip! Looking forward to photos!

  3. Roberta
    April 22, 2014 / 10:10 am

    Have a fabulous time. Am so looking forward to your posts from overseas! So excited for you!

  4. Jill
    April 22, 2014 / 10:15 am

    Have a great trip. Your travel wardrobe and packing posts have been amazing. Let us know what book(s) you brought along to read, if any! XO, Jill

  5. Lians
    April 22, 2014 / 10:52 am

    I’ll be there Saturday. Maybe will see you.

  6. April 22, 2014 / 11:41 am

    Those packing cubes look useful. I am looking forward to hearing about the Loire Valley. I haven’t been there for a few years.

  7. plutrell
    April 22, 2014 / 12:03 pm

    Save travels…lots of pictures, please. Always love the view from the room!! May it be a blessing!

  8. Thea
    April 22, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    Bon voyage!! Make memories!

  9. April 22, 2014 / 12:39 pm

    Your suitcase packing is pretty impressive. Have a safe flight & a fantastic time! Will you be in London again?

    • une femme
      April 22, 2014 / 12:45 pm

      TNMA, sadly only a layover at Heathrow. We definitely need to do another London trip!

      • April 23, 2014 / 12:26 pm

        I find it hard to do London and Paris in a single trip, as they are such huge, high-energy cities. Closer to you, it would be like someone travelling (only) to LA and Mexico City.

  10. April 22, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    Have a wonderful trip, Une Femme! I look forward to your reports from the other side. xox

  11. sybes1
    April 22, 2014 / 1:33 pm

    Wonderful packing and wardrobe!! You’ve done it again! Have a marvelous trip! Sally

  12. April 22, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    Have a wonderful time.
    Oh how I’d love to be in Paris right now….

  13. April 22, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Susan I hope you have a wonderful trip! I’m enjoying this one peeking over your shoulder, I’ve read the others in the archives but with this one I’m doing it “with” you.

  14. April 22, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    Have a wonderful trip and gosh you are good at packing with care!

    blue hue wonderland

  15. April 22, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    You are definitely the best-packed AND the best-dressed blogger around! Bon Voyage!

  16. April 22, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    I hope you have the best time ever!

  17. Stacey
    April 23, 2014 / 6:27 am

    What size ebag is that?

  18. Stacey
    April 23, 2014 / 6:31 am

    What size ebag are you showing? Can’t wait to see pics from France! Pls. show your outfits too!

  19. April 23, 2014 / 6:46 am

    Love the green jacket – would love to know where you purchased it from. Have a wonderful journey.

  20. Amy
    April 23, 2014 / 7:23 am

    Impressive packing!! One question: where did you pack your shoes? I did not see them in the 22″ case. Shoes always take up so much space! Other bag?

  21. April 23, 2014 / 11:51 am

    Have a great trip, Sue! You’ll definitely be looking good. . . Can’t wait to see the Loire Valley through your eyes. It’s been decades since I was there.

  22. Marsha Calhoun
    April 23, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    Have a fine trip – I look forward to hearing of your adventures and yearning for France even more . . .

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