13 January 2012

How to do Jet setter Chic *UPDATE*

I love to travel, Hate to fly? How to do Jet setter Chic what to wear/ pack in your hand luggage for a long haul flight *UPDATE*



A friend of mine is travelling to NYC this weekend and asked me for the benefits of my wisdom being the savvy traveller that am.

In all honesty I actually hate flying but I find to helps to dress comfortably and have my home comforts with me on the plane which stops me from bugging my travel buddy or even worse random strangers if I’m travelling alone



So everybody wins



I’ve travelled a few times since my last post and picked up some new tips so I figured an update was due.
Because I feel the need to carry so many items with me in my hand luggage recently invested in a cabin approved hand luggage from Primark which is very durable and roomy, yet it's still within hand luggage restrictions on most airlines, has four wheels so it’s very easy to lug around and an expandable zip compartment thingy to accommodate last minute duty free purchases



One of my other problems is that I tend to get very cold on flights but hate to be constricted by tight stiff clothing.


Think Layers which can be added and removed to make yourself comfortable

My flight day outfit generally consists of:

Thigh length boyfriend Cardigan

Vest top

Long sleeved top

skinny jeans (Over leggings so they can be taken off on the plane)

leggings

Comfortable foot wear

Coat/jacket depending on my destination



In my wheelie case I managed to fit the following essentials and still had room for the tons of magazines and snacks I purchased at the airport:



   Travel Pillow

   Snuggey – Controversial but I think necessary, My friends are at 1st embarrassed when I take it out but then want to get under it with me!


Sorry but no a Snuggie is effective for one person don’t you see the arm holes??


Book – Now upgraded to a Kindle and hopefully an I pad soon


Facial wipes

Mini hand sanitizer

Travel size Vaseline

Tooth brush with travel case

Travel tooth paste

Travel mouth wash


Dermalogica Multi Active Toner (Travel size)

Dermalogica Active Moist (Travel size)

Small travel container with hair gel

Small travel container with hair grease

IPod touch

Nose cancelling earphones

Mac lip gloss

Mac congealer

Mac powder

Mascara

Wide tooth comb

hair brush

Passport/ passport holder.

Vest top

Slippers

Travel sized deodorant

small bottle of perfume

Frequent flyer CARD!!

Silk scarf/ Bonnet

Reusable Coffee Cup+Tea Bags


Once I were in the air and the seat belt sings were turned off I like to rushed to the toilets where I take off my jeans, and make-up slather moisturizer on my face and style my hair either a bun, Pippy long stocking style braids or even curlers depending on my hairstyle of choice, and let’s not forget the silk scarf/bonnet.



I then went back to my seat where I kicked off my shoes and don my comfy puppy dog slippers, wrapped myself up in my Snuggie and then entertain myself with the in-flight facilities, read my kindle/magazines or of possible go to asleep (I am normally unable to sleep on planes).



Just before the landing to land, its back to the toilet where I like to quickly freshen up with the facial wipes, change into my clean vest top, brush my teeth, apply some concealer under my eyes followed by a light application of powder, mascara and some lip-gloss, restyle my hair then I then put my jeans (Depending on the weather of my destination) and shoes back on then I’m ready to face a new looking fab!



Oh can’t forget I’m very much a tea snob and hate the tiny cups that they serve tea in so I have started packing my own tea bags and a reusable coffee cup which will keep the beverage hot for much longer and reduce spills.



For my last trip I actually invested in an airport lounge as my flight was well worth it

I went to the No. 1 lounge which included

Cocktails


 a hot breakfast as well as a continental breakfast,
 unlimited tea, coffee,
 juices and soft drinks



games room, cinema, Media room and even a spa if you would like a last minute facial or manicure.
Hope these tips help
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11 comments

Van said...

Great tips! Wish I'd read a lot of this before flying to Japan...hours and hours on that plane and not entirely prepared. Also didn't realize how dehydrating it would be, you need to drink tons of water on the blame and have plenty of moisturizer, too!

Elly said...

really helpful tips! :)

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Stephy said...

Love this :-) I am always stumped as to what to bring with me on the flight and how to pack so you have definitely given me food for thought. I have taken inspiration from you or maybe influence lol and shall only be booking business class lounge to relax in pre flight from now. Thanks Wotshernameagain x

LV said...

Great travel tips!

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Ashley said...

Such great tips! I love it!

my mini bag said...

Great tips. I also get really cold easily so the snuggie tip is helpful. I have one at home but never crossed my mind that I can take it with me when I travel. It can double as a back up blanket at hotels too. Thanks


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Charm said...

i love to travel, and whenever i get the chance to do so, i usually pick clothes that can go with each other. it would be easier to mix and match by then.

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Natasha said...

Oh my gosh I laughed out loud when I saw the Snuggie! Great blog post...I'm a big traveler!

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Ana said...

I love these tips! Great ideas since I am flying to IFBcon in a couple of weeks! I usually pack my heaviest items in my luggage (boots and jeans) on my way to my destination. On the return flight, I wear those to make room in my suitcase for souvenirs or shopping hauls. Packing them in my suitcase prevents me from overpacking...I would never have thought of a Snuggie!

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Ellie Adams said...

Love the first picture, travel chic at it's best!

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