If you couldn’t already tell, I travel A LOT! When you travel as much as I do, packing becomes a no-brainer routine that can be done in record time. I know exactly what I’m going to need, wear, and leave behind, so I like to consider myself an expert when it comes to the art of packing.
I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that I’m guilty of over packing at times, but who isn’t!? As a female, it’s only natural that I pack more than enough clothes, beauty essentials, and accessories to last the entire trip. But, I’ve learned that the key to packing is to find the gray area between too much and too little, which is why I wanted to put together 13 tips for packing just right! Happy travels:)
1. Make a list. This will help you mentally organize what you need and don’t need. 2. Make room. I like to clear off my bed and lay out one (or two, depending on where I’m going) suitcase. 3. Separate items. I like to pack in categories by grouping my lingerie, hair products, makeup, and body & face essentials into different baggies. 4. Roll, don’t fold! Rolling your clothes will save you tons of room. Also, if I can’t fit something, I’ll lay it on top at the end. 5. Choose clothes strategically. I try to pack solid colors and pieces that can be layered. I’ll sometimes throw in one or two printed tops or dresses, but I limit those items so I don’t end up bringing my entire closet:) 6. Bring a swim suit. Or work out clothes, if you’re feeling ambitious. 7. Carry on important items. In case your luggage gets stolen or lost, remember to carry on jewelry, electronics, a spare outfit, vitamins, and any other daily essentials. 8. Pair of flip flops or slippers. So I don’t have to walk around barefoot in hotel rooms. Germs, gross! 9. Accessories. Bringing solid colors means you can accessorize with scarves, jewelry, hats, and more! 10. Choose your bras wisely (For girls, obviously). Bring one sexy, one comfy, and one sporty. 11. Give yourself time. You never know what can happen, so be sure to give yourself an extra 30 minutes at the airport. 12. Hydrate. Once I get through security, I always buy a big water bottle so I can drink it on the flight. 13. Don’t forget the classics. I can’t go anywhere without a LBD and red lipstick!
Let me tell you — With cold and flu season at its peak, I have seriously been struggling. When I’m sick, I like to turn my couch into a fortress of pillows and blankets and stay there until I get better. So, when it comes time to make plans, a movie night with my closest girl friends is always the perfect occasion to get me through the week.
You may have heard of a Girl’s Night Out, but there is nothing I love more than a Girl’s Night In (GNI)… Sorry Corey! Whether we are lounging in our pajamas, catching up on the latest gossip, or binge watching Netflix for hours on end, nights in my with girls are absolutely necessary. Staging the perfect GNI requires minor planning, but I’ve got you covered anyways. Here is a list of my favorite movies, TV shows, and essential items that will make for a perfect GNI! Give it a try this weekend, you have ample planning time!
Have you ever gone on a trip and realized your forgot something VERY important? We’ve all been there, and the reaction is always the same: “How could I be so stupid!”
There’s no need to kick yourself in the butt — we all make mistakes! But, as someone who travels as much as I do, I’ve nailed down a list of travel and carry on essentials that are guaranteed to make any trip a breeze! Start prepping now for your next voyage and check out these must-have travel items:
With everything winter brings — Snow, cold weather, and Netflix marathons — you need to be prepared. The winter months dry our skin and force us to bundle up in layers and layers of clothes, but it’s important to not forget about looking our best.
Although it’s easy to throw your beauty, gym, and nutrition routines out the window during this time of year, I ALWAYS have a set list of essential winter items that keep me on track. From clothes, to tanning oils, and cute accessories, the following list is everything you need to get you past the long months of winter!
It’s safe to say that I am completely and utterly OBSESSED with boots of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Let’s be honest — No wardrobe is complete without a diverse selection of boots and booties! They are sleek, comfortable, and the most versatile style of shoes.
Whether you need to dress up or down an outfit, you can always turn to your collection of boots and find a pair that fits the occasion. This new year, consider investing your money in a new pair of shoes that will last a few years (if not more!). Check out these 10 pairs of boots that (in my opinion) are absolute must-haves!