- Negativity. As cheesy as it sounds, your attitude dictates your experience. “The Intern” isn’t necessarily the easiest place to start, but it doesn’t have to be the hardest. If you focus on what you want to get out of the internship and keep a positive outlook, your experience will be everything you hoped.
- Clothes you never wear. We’re all sometimes guilty of the “I know I’ll wear it sometime” complex, but, trust me, a new internship is not the ideal testing ground for that quirky, possibly too-short dress you got because it was on sale. The most important aspect of starting in a new place is being comfortable and confident, so make some extra room in your suitcase and leave the not-quite-favorite options at home. Plus, you can always experiment with new style pieces once you’re settled. And with all that extra room, you can bring them back!
- New beauty products. Along the same lines, you really don’t want to find out on your first day of work that the superhyped miracle moisturizer you just bought makes you break out in hives. Stick with what you know until you’re comfortable in your new work environment, or at least comfortable enough to let your co-workers see the effects, whether it be good or bad.
- Wrinkly clothes. It sounds counterintuitive, but if you iron your clothes before packing them, they’ll hold up better during the journey. You may have to brush out a few creases, but it won’t be anything a little Downy Wrinkle Releaser can’t handle.
Whether the Thanksgiving holiday means you're packing light for the tropics, or layering up for the slopes, we're going to show you how to pack everything you need into one carry-on suitcase! Style expert and packing pro Ricci DeMartino teaches us how to save space in our suitcase, keep our delicates wrinkle-free, and fit those last-minute items in. Watch here to see Ricci's packing tricks!
>> Summer is a time to escape the hot and sticky city for cool breezes and sunshine — Turks and Caicos, anyone? But there's something to be said about packing the right elements to have you looking effortlessly polished. After all, Summertime is all about easy, non-fussy style.
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If you're headed out for a few relaxing days to someplace nice, it's a big relief to be able to ditch your checked bag and just tote a carry on. But If you're also going out at night and need to look nice, it's hard not to get weighed down by makeup, hair stuff, and skin care. With just a few multitasking products, though, you can keep things easy, straightforward, and light. And of the beauty products featured here, only one even needs to go in your toiletry bag, and none are more than an inch and a half wide. So check out 10 easy ways to make this the most relaxing vacation ever.
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Packing for any type of trip — regardless of length — has always been an agonizing process for me. Terrified that I might be without the perfect eyeshadow or shoes for a given occasion, I always overpack to the extreme — only to end up wearing the same pair of jeans my entire stay. This year I am putting an end to unnecessary schlepping of luggage by whittling my packing routine down to the essentials. Here is the (much lighter!) load you will spot me toting next time I travel:
1. Tool Jacquard Weekender, $198, pendleton-usa.com. Not only do I love the rich mix of weathered leather and heavy fabric on this retro-looking bag, but it is the perfect size for a carry-on.
2. Current/Elliott The Cropped Skinny, $213, revolveclothing.com. A slightly cropped skinny jean is the ideal silhouette for travel. The material allows you to wear it a few times without washing and the length works with any type of shoe.
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A trip to grandma's house can be a welcome break for parents who are happy to have an extra set of hands care for their tot. But grandparents' homes aren't always set up for lil ones, so mama has to pack a few things to make the visit run smoothly. While filling the suitcase with baby's best outfits, throw in a few of these items to ensure an incident-free visit.
However, if you're trying to pack light, your best bet may be a swim cap and goggles. Long ago, I vowed never to travel without a swimsuit. Too many times, I ended up at hotels I didn't know would have pools and cursed myself for not bringing a swimsuit, which takes up minimal suitcase space. Same goes for a swim cap and goggles, which are also lightweight and small. Now, whether I'm camping somewhere with freshwater swimming or staying an elevator ride from a lap pool, I can always get some exercise.
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Planning activities on a trip will most likely incorporate some of the things you enjoy back home; foodies find local hotspots, animal lovers look for ways to see nature, and history buffs uncover cultural sights even off the beaten path. As Savvy travelers, it's key to remember that bringing back memories is not limited to material goods.Instead of purchasing jewelry on a recent vacation, my accessory-loving friend chose to take a silversmithing workshop one afternoon. Not only was it significantly cheaper than a class in the US, but she also created this silver pendant to remember the experience overseas. Whether your favorite hobbies are athletic — try a hike or bike tour — or culinary — learn how to make, not just eat, the local cuisine — there's a way to bring your passions on vacation by brainstorming and seeking out one of these activities once you arrive. Trust me, you'll remember it long after you leave again.