Leila Alcasid

What to pack?

Leila Alcasid
What to pack?

I don't know...still struggling 

BUT I do love a good flat-lay and as I scramble to figure out what to pack that would be sufficient for a year, I decided a blog post would help me out. Not really lol but we're going with it x

Yes - a collection of perfectly constructed pretty stuff that can also be quite useful both in flight and in travel. 

Yes - a collection of perfectly constructed pretty stuff that can also be quite useful both in flight and in travel. 

Always one for both the practical and the aesthetically pleasing, I compiled a list that is short and sweet, of things I love/need/want/can't go without when it comes to travel. Enjoy! 



Soludos Linen Platform Gladiator Sandal

With 85% of my shoe collection being espadrilles, I can safely say that they are both perfectly comfortable and perfectly stylish– matching almost any outfit.

Michael Kors Saffiano Leather Satchel

Only handbag I have used for the last two years, perfect in size and quality for travel. Fits (almost) everything you need. 

Michael Kors Jetset Travel Saffiano Leather Continental Wallet

Bought because I lost my very cute pink Ted Baker wallet on a night out in Manila :( but now I love it so all g

Ted Baker Drink Bottle

This one really is just a case of pretty packaging 😅

Kate Spade circe 2 Sunglasses

Hella cute


Might need that, idk tho


For those who like to snack!

Mimco Travel Wallet

Mum's Christmas present to me = my new favourite thing. Also makes me feel nice and prepared for the long-anticipated flight because it keeps all flight logistics in one place.

TDE Limited Edition 2017 Diary

Keeps you and all your flight details/travel itinerary organised.

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (or any other book)

Definitely worth a read and perfect for passing time during lengthy flights!!


Gotta keep up with the travel 'grams!!!

Country Road Clutch

Large enough that it's perfect to hold all your beauty/skincare essentials! Plus, aesthetic.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray 

A perfectly refreshing wake-me-up before and after a long flight. The smallest size may be a little bit too big for the on-flight allowance though, so you can always pour some into a miniature spray bottle!

Rosebud Salve  

Soooo yummy and sooo moisturising

Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne 

MY FAVOURITE FRAGRANCE OF ALL TIME!!! - you stay smelling nice and fresh, keeping that stale plane-smell at bay. 

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser 

Puts a 'lil colour into your face without packing on makeup; something you don't wanna do if you're stuck on a flight or traveling around all day in hot weather.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 

The perfect little facial accent to keep you looking put-together. 


As for the rest of my packing, the struggle continues. It's hard to part with all your beloved clothes for a year :'( Manila does have incredible shopping though, so I'm sure I'll deal ;) 


T minus 7 days!