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I find that it's a special skill set and even a challenge for myself to never, ever check a bag. (Even though I have elite status on my regular airline and can check a bag for free.)
12/22/2015 12:16pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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I have a motto when it comes to flying with luggage.

"Checking bags is for suckas!"

I find that it's a special skill set and even a challenge for myself to never, ever check a bag. (Even though I have elite status on my regular airline and can check a bag for free.) There are two main reasons why:

1. I don't like waiting for the luggage after I arrive.
2. Lost (and damaged) gear.
a. I can always tell when my bag isn't going to make the flight (connection) that I am on.
I mean, sometimes I barely make the connections!

So, I've created a video (vlog) showing you how I packed a ton of clothes for a seven day trip to Los Angeles.

But before we dig in, first consider how long you will be gone; and also if you will have access or need to wash your clothes.

Here's the theme of the clothes packed:
1. business casual outfits
2. a few dressy outfits
3. casual day wear
4. cute reunion outfit

Here's the list:
1. bras, draws
2. shape wear
3. 2 jeans, 2 pants
4. 2 shorts
5. 8 shirts & blouses
6. pajamas
7. 4 dresses
8. 3 shoes - airport shoes, nice sandals, yellow heels
9. flip flops (permanent in suit case)
10. blazer
11. cardigan
12. hoodie (worn on flight)

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Check out the video here: