Packing for a 2 week trip

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Registered: 02-03-2005
Packing for a 2 week trip
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Tue, 04-26-2005 - 1:07pm

Hi everyone, usually I'm just a lurker, but I have a question that I'm hopeing you all can help me with.

I'm leaving for Japan in a week or so and I will have to carry all of my luggage to and fro with very little room on the trains.
What would you bring to look nice and put together with only one bag for two weeks? There will be a lot of walking, traveling and shopping with a friend of mine but also meetings, nice dinners and drinks out with potential business clients. How do you dress for both with the same clothes? And how do I do it all without an iron?
This is my first business trip for the company so I really don't want to mess it up.
Thank you much

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Registered: 02-11-2004
Fri, 04-29-2005 - 6:00pm

Black pants


Black skirt


Neutral color tops (maybe one cami that can double as a shirt for more dressy outings)


Change up your look with accessories...


chunky necklaces, print scarves, statement earrings, shoes


Deb

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 04-30-2005 - 2:07am

Hi Miss.

 

 

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 05-01-2005 - 12:07pm


I agree, basics for slacks and skirts, then tops to mix and match. I suggest knit blends, they don't wrinkle as badly as cotton or linen blends, and have the added advatage that wrinkles will usually hang out in a few minutes.
Have a great trip!


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Registered: 05-02-2005
Mon, 05-02-2005 - 8:19pm

When I am traveling in the U.S or abroad I carry a small empty spray bottle. The small Bath & Body Works body spray bottle is a perfect size! When you get to your hotel or host's home, fill it with water, spritz your outfit and wrinkles disappear.

Japan is humid, so that helps also. If you are dealing with Japanese colleagues, keep your clothes simple, fairly conservative and classic, unless you are in the fashion or entertainment industries. Keep in mind that getting to and from train stations and life in general in Japan requires more walking than many U.S. cities... keep the shoes comfortable!

Have a wonderful trip and don't forget to take a camera!

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Registered: 05-02-2005
Mon, 05-02-2005 - 8:24pm

When I am traveling in the U.S or abroad I carry a small empty spray bottle. The small Bath & Body Works body spray bottle is a perfect size! When you get to your hotel or host's home, fill the bottle with water, spritz your outfit and wrinkles disappear.

Japan is humid, so that helps also. If you are dealing with Japanese colleagues, keep your clothes simple, fairly conservative and classic, unless you are in the fashion or entertainment industries. Keep in mind that getting to and from train stations and life in general in Japan requires more walking than many U.S. cities... keep the shoes comfortable!

Have a wonderful trip and don't forget to take a camera!