I was a sweaty, banged-up, disheveled mess when the ticket-taker gave me an ‘Oh, honey‘ look.
“You’re at O’Hare,” she said.
“This ticket is for Midway.”
I starred blankly. “What is Midway?”
That look returned. “It’s the other airport in Chicago.”
Plain and simple, I am not a graceful traveler.
I have cried. I have ran. I have screamed, begged, and contemplated pawning my belongings, all in the sake of travel. I have just never been the easy-going gal who can hop on a train or plane with class. I’m instead the person who has horrified other passengers with my god-awful appearance after hours of delayed connecting flights on an empty stomach, all requiring a marathon-speed gallop to get to the next gate.
Because of my travel shortcomings, lightweight, durable luggage is incredibly important.
That’s where LeSportsac comes in. The first purse I ever saved up for was a Lesportsac x Tokidoki satchel, so I’ve been aware of these high-quality bags for many years. The material is strong, but lightweight, nylon, which makes these items your best bet against dirt, dampness, or other unfortunate situations. (Like limp arms from carrying an overweight bag. #mylife)
With so many heading home — or away! — for the holidays, now is the best time to talk about this oh-so-lovely luggage. (And take a peek at my travel style. Fashion style, that is. My travel style regarding actions involves a lot of tears, so maybe you should send me a few tips.)
Currently wearing… Khaki jacket, JCPenney [SIMILAR] | Green jacket, Urban Outfitters [SIMILAR] | Shirt, Old Navy [HERE] | Necklace, DIY [TUTORIAL] | Scarf, Madewell [SIMILAR] | Jeans, AE [HERE] | Boots, c/o Naturalizer [HERE] | Large Weekender in ‘Romanian Rose’ c/o LeSportsac [HERE] | Large Utility Pouch (pictured below) in ‘LeStripe’ c/o LeSportsac [HERE]
Throw this large weekender over your shoulder while running to your terminal, or grab a quick snack from one of the four outside pockets. When packing, remember to organize your items to maintain sanity while traveling and once you have arrived. For your makeup, this weekender comes with its own travel cosmetic bag. And for clothing, I love using a packing pouch, like this Large Utility Pouch. Before you wonder about the importance of a packing pouch, ask yourself if you have ever unpacked a bag to make sure you included one important item. Frustrating, I know. (I used to unpack each bag at least twice because travel panic is real and I have no self-control.) By keeping your clothing in a pouch, you can dig through your luggage with ease without wrinkling your blouses and bottoms.
What did I fit inside? In the Large Utility Pouch, I packed: one dress, one pair of pajamas, four pairs of underwear, four pairs of socks, one pair of tights, two pairs of pants, two bras, one jacket, four tops, two tanks and one sweater. (The pouch could actually fit more if it was going inside a larger suitcase.) Outside of the pouch but in the bag, I fit an additional scarf, one pair gloves, one jewelry roll, two cosmetic bags, snacks, a tablet, an umbrella, a pillow, and a pair of heels. Wow.
If I can’t be the perfect traveler, at least my bag can have its act together.
Tell the pilots, drivers, captains and conductors to travel safely, dolls!
See more LeSportsac #TravelTuesday style in this adorable video!