What I Pack In My Carry-On: Vanessa Rose Blair
What I Pack In My Carry-On: Vanessa Rose Blair

What I Pack In My Carry-On: Vanessa Rose Blair

Vanessa Rose Blair – @VanessaRoseBlair on Instagram – has your summer packing covered. From what she uses in-flight to the pieces she’s wearing poolside, we asked her to share what she’s taking to Bali this week…

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THE CARRY-ON BAG: Katie Loxton Kensington Weekend Bag

I always take this weekend style on long haul flights. It has ample storage, and can easily be slung on my shoulder – ideal when I’m running around an airport. I love how sleek and stylish it is – I much prefer it to a backpack or carry-on suitcase.

THE EYE MASK: Slip Eye Mask

This is my secret weapon. I never used to be one for sleeping with an eye mask, but with contoured areas for your eyes, this one won’t disrupt make-up or eyelash extensions while you nap on the plane.

THE HAIRBRUSH: Wet Brush Hairbrush

I always travel with a good hairbrush. My hair tends to get pretty tangled on long journeys, so a brush is essential – plus, it's great for anyone with thicker hair.

THE MASK: Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

My skin gets so dry when I’m travelling so I’ve recently started using this mask. I love how rich the formula is – so it can be used as either a mask or intensive moisturiser. The hydration is unreal; I’ll never travel without it again.

THE T-SHIRT: Anine Bing Graphic Tee

I love a good t-shirt on holiday to style with white denim shorts for the ultimate cool-girl laid back vibe. The material of this Anine Bing one is just so comfortable and lightweight making it ideal to travel with.

THE BIKINI SET: Away That Day Chocolate Bikini

I opt a bikini for a few days into my holiday as it’s preferably when catching a good tan. This one is so versatile as you can tie the straps in a few different ways to get a different look from one piece, making it a great carry on addition to save space with. Plus this chocolate brown colour is to die for. 

THE FACIAL SPRITZ: Caudalie Beauty Elixir

This mist was recommended to me by a few of my beauty blogger friends – apparently, it’s a cult product. Delivering an instant spritz of hydration, it’s great for perking up your complexion or make-up before you land.

THE TRAVEL MINIS: Verso Skincare Travel Series Pack

This brand is another recent discovery, and this travel pack is perfect for squeezing miniatures into your carry on. My favourite is the night cream with retinol – I pop it on before I go to sleep on the plane.

THE BOOK: Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’

I love to try and get some reading done on holiday and have recently been enjoying this. It’s such a good one to get stuck into when you're waiting to board or laying on the beach.

THE LIP BALM: Grown Alchemist Age Repair Lip Treatment

I took this on my last holiday, and it really came in handy. The formula is really balmy and smooth, it's more skincare targeted that helps stimulate collagen production. It's perfect for a mid flight boost of hydration and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines too.

THE SWIMSUIT: Hunza G Seersucker Swimsuit

Whether I check a bigger suitcase in or not, I always keep a few pieces my carry on. One is this swimsuit, which is so versatile and the crinkly fabric doesn't crease either. It’s also comfortable and the cut is so classic – it will definitely stand the test of time.

THE SUNNIES: Celine Cat-Eye

I never go on holiday without these. They’re an older style but they've truly lasted me so well. The classic design goes with everything, and of course, white looks great with a tan.

THE JUMPER: Arket Alpaca Blend Jumper

I throw this on when it gets chilly in the airport. Since it also doesn't weigh much, it's the perfect piece to put in your carry on. I’ve had it for a year and it’s still a favourite.


Another holiday staple is a good pair of flip flops. My Havainas are so light – either I wear them to travel or I carry them in my hand luggage. I've just bought a pair from the Rotate collaboration as well.


The best thing to travel in has to be sweats, and Life of Ease does some of the best. I recently got these shorts, and they come with a matching sweatshirt too.

THE DRESS: Arket Swing Dress

I wore this on a recent trip to Rhodes. It’s so lightweight – ideal if you’re only taking a carry-on. The design and the price make it one of my favourites – it's very like Matteau.

THE CO-ORD: Deji Studios

I absolutely had to have this co-ord from Deji Studios after seeing a few of my favourite creators style it. Whether worn together, or styled separately with a bikini top underneath, this is such an easy throw on choice that will look sleek every time.

THE BEACH COVER-UP: & Other Stories Dress

A more versatile alternative to a sarong or beach dress, I adore this for throwing on over swimwear and exploring during the day. Add some sandals and a beach bag and you’re good to go.

THE EARRINGS: Astrid & Miyu Hoops

These are my ultimate everyday hoops. I love the size and the stones make them a little dressier for the evenings.

THE EVENING DRESS: Pretty Lavish Halter

I wore this on my last trip to Rhodes and will definitely be taking it to Bali too. It has the perfect fit and fabric for evenings on holiday and it can also be simply styled during the day with flip flops and a beach bag. It also comes in a stunning green for those who may prefer a bit more of a statement look – so chic.

THE EVENING BAG: Anine Bing Bianca Handbag

Last, but certainly not least is my go-to bag. This is so easy to style with dresses in the evenings, as it can double up from a shoulder bag to a wristlet. It comes in two colours, but I love the black.

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