15 June 2023

Pro-tip: How to Pack Efficiently From Now On

Pack efficiently: Citizens of Humanity top | Mother Denim | Schutz sandals | J.Crew cardigan | Beis Weekender | Briggs & Riley suitcase

Pro tip: How to pack efficiently from now on

I am by no means a packing expert, but last year I discovered a really easy way to pack efficiently. I’ve done a lot of traveling over the years, including many overseas flights, and I think I’ve finally figured it out! Next week, I’m heading to San Diego for a fun work week with my Nordstrom 6 friends. The purpose of the trip is to preview the new Nordstrom Anniversary Sale merchandise. We’ll be trying on, touching, and feeling everything so we can each make the best recommendations for you!

There are many cool events planned … everything from hosting a pop-up shop to meeting special clients who are flying in from Texas to an IG Live straight from the dressing room! You can follow along on my Instagram here where I’ll be sharing all the excitement, along with many new finds from the Fashion Valley Nordstrom store. Don’t miss it!

So, now the packing excitement begins 😂 Today’s post has a suggestion that will show you how to pack efficiently from now on. Here’s the pro tip: lay out your clothes by activity! This is the easiest way to make sure you have everything you need, and it also helps you make outfits as you pack. Items I take on every single trip include these compression packing cubes, this Beis Weekender bag and this black scarf. These are all travel basics that I highly recommend for everyone. Keep reading to get more tips and ideas, and see a little outfit inspo too. Happy travels!

P.S. FINALLY!! Details on So Susie’s Oregon Wine Country Fashion Experience can now be found here! There are some amazing events planned for this five-star getaway, and I would absolutely love to meet you all in person. So, take a look soon — there are only a few spaces left! And, if you’re new to So Susie and want to stay up to date on all things stylish, subscribe now and never miss a post. Cheers 🥂


Susie’s recent travel outfits


Left: Spanx AirEssentials jumpsuit | Chloe tote | White suitcase | Schutz sandals | Right: J.Crew cardigan | ATM t-shirt | Frame jeans | Beis Weekender | Paravel suitcase | J.Crew packable hat


A week’s worth of outfits 🌸

I loooove to create outfits, so I decided to try something a little different for my upcoming trip. These pieces all work together, and you can wear all of them multiple ways. Remember items can be substituted if you want, and you likely have good pieces sitting in your closet right now that you could use. The possibilities are endless here, so have fun with it!

Top: Vince dress | Coverup | J.Crew sweater | J.Crew cardigan | Frank & Eileen jacket

Shoes/bags: YSL sandals | Clear sandals | Black sandals | Adidas | Bracelets here and here | Sunnies | Dior tote | Loewe bag

Bottom: Swimsuit | Blue shirt | Striped polo | Tank | Frame denim | Mother denim | J.Crew denim | Citizens of Humanity denim


Meeting clients

Vince dress | Bracelets here and here | Larroude sandals | Tote  | Sunnies

This dress is so comfy — I can’t wait to wear it! I’m wearing a size 2 for reference and I had it shortened a little


Casual work day #1

J.Crew sweaters | Blue shirt | Jeans | Sandals | Tote | Sunnies

I’m in love with these jeans. The wash is a slightly faded blackish gray, and they’re perfect for a casual work day. They run TTS.


Casual work day #2

Rag & Bone polo | Mother denim | Tote | Sandals | Ring | J.Crew cardigan

I finally found a wide leg pair of jeans that I feel good in! (It’s tricky being 5’1″ 😉 ) For reference, I’m wearing a size 27, and had them shortened a bit.

Pool day

Coverup | Swimsuit | Sandals | Loewe tote | Vacation sunscreen | Sunnies | Sunscreen

My friend Danielle has a pool, and I definitely plan on soaking up a little sunshine while visiting with my friends!


Pop-up shop

Veronica Beard jacket | Frame dress | YSL bag | Sandals | Bracelets here and here

This Frame orange dress is SO pretty! I purchased a size small, and had the shoulders taken up just a little!


Travel day

Frank & Eileen jacket | Jeans | Bracelet | Sneakers | Monos luggage | Naghedi tote | Tank | Sunnies

This new Frank & Eileen jacket is SO cozy, I’ll be wearing it all the time on my upcoming trips!

Thank you for reading xx

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