Packing for a Fall Trip Home


In just a few days I’ll be taking a fall trip back home to Wisconsin to spend time with my family. Though the trip will be short, it’s always great to get back home, especially during the fall season in the midwest. I was actually pretty excited when my brother called to tell me that the temps would be in the mid 40’s. I finally get to wear my cozy knit sweaters with ankle boots and cool weather accessories!

Since I’ll be packing in a carry-on, I’m going to have to really limit what I bring. When traveling on the airplane, I always wear my “biggest” or “thickest” items so they don’t take up valuable space in my luggage. This usually means wearing a pair of my boots, layering my tops because it’ll be warm in LA, chilly on the plane and then cold when I land. I tend to use whatever jacket I bring as a blanket while reading a book on the plane.

Cozy Knit Sweaters | Modish and Main

Fall Packing Items | Modish and Main

Since I’m only home for 4 days, I’m going to limit myself to 3 pairs of shoes max! This is going to be hard for me because I want to wear like every pair of boots I own right now, so I narrowed it down to a fun pair of black ankle boots (Nordstrom Rack clearance find!), these super comfortable brown boots I got over the summer from ShoeMint (psst… they’re on sale for just $50!) and then a pair of slip on sneakers.

Leopard + Black Ankle Boots | Modish and Main #nordstromrack

Leopard Ankle Booties | Modish and Main

StyleMint 'Delilah' Ankle Boots | Modish and Main

StyleMint 'Delilah' Ankle Boots | Modish and Main

When it comes to accessories, I tend to overpack by a landslide! When I’m home, I really like to just hang around the house, so packing a bunch of non-essential items has just become a waste. This trip, I’ll keep it minimal by bringing one hat and a small selection of jewelry.


Fall Accessories | Modish and Main

As for beauty products, I just bring my favorites as of lately and it’ll definitely suffice for the next few days. It’s no surprise that bareMinerals accounts for my blush, lipgloss, foundation and eyeliner products!

Fall Beauty Products | Modish and Main

Fall Beauty Products | Modish and Main

Be sure to follow @modishandmain on Instagram to keep up with all the fun I plan on having while home in Wisconsin!

Keep Living a Stylized Life.

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