Packing List

I am not a light packer and I like options. So, trying to fit all my needs into a 30″ suitcase for months has been a little daunting. Every piece needs to be relevant and easily put together. I mixed some nice staple pieces with some in-expensive pieces. This way if I happen to get sick of an item I won’t feel bad passing it along and buying something in its stead at a local spot. I use Dress Lily for all my in-expensive needs and whims.

I need my packing to be organized and simple. My trick is packing cubes!  If you haven’t used them for travel you should! They make life sooo much easier. All your shirts, pants, and dresses, are neatly placed in their category and zipped closed. No rifling through a bag to find a specific item. With kids this is HUGE! Because they often require an outfit change during the day.

Since I am always number one in my house I’ll go through my packing list first. Later on I’ll update and add the kids. Derek is refusing to do a packing list for me- I think it’s a guy thing?

Packing for a trip. Reversible clothing. Suitcase

Kenzie’s suitcase

1. 3 pairs of pants from Free People  (whiteblack, and dark jeans)

2. 1 pair of leggings/work out pants 

3. 3 basic t-shirts and tanks tops (white, black, cream)

4EK reversible black/light grey shirt This reversible shirt goes with all 3 pairs of pants so this gives me 6 outfits

5. Jia Collection Reversible short sleeve shirt : This shirt gives me 4 different outfits when paired with my black or white pants

6. Jia Cardigan that turns into a dress

7. Ted Baker Black Cardigan that turns into a dress

8. 4 dresses : They all pack up small and are in-expensive. So I won’t feel bad ditching them if I get sick of them

9. 3  bathing suites : They are very in-expensive so I am OK if they fade, are lost, or damaged

10. Purple Eddie Bauer fold in puff coat

11. 66 North Army Rain Coat


I packed a basic pair of flip flops and tennis shoes. But I love cute shoes and I am short and my husband is 6 ft. So, I need something that makes me a little taller, makes my eyes happy, and my feet to feel like they are walking on clouds. My tried and true walking brands are Rieker (a german shoe company) Munro, and Sorel

1. Brown leather Rieker shoes

2. Munro black dress sandal

3. Sorel Arctic Wedge waterproof boots



  • Martha Rose Trimble
    Posted at 15:43h, 06 May Reply

    I’m headed to live in Dubai from NC in August! I’ll be there for two years and I love using your packing list to help with mine!

    • Kenzie Tillotson
      Posted at 01:49h, 10 May Reply

      I am glad it was helpful and please send me any tips or tricks that you find are musts!

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