Packing for a Weekend Away

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Brian and I have been traveling to East Texas, about once or twice a month, for the past couple of years to visit his parents. They live about an hour and a half away from our house. By now, I have gotten my packing for the weekend down to a science. I am probably in the minority here, but I love to pack. So much so, that I usually back a week or two before a trip {usually a bigger trip}, just because I love it so much. I think what I love most is organizing all of my items and picking out my outfits.

I wanted to share some of my tips for packing for a weekend away, whether it is in the state or out of the state, I think this will come in handy. Keep reading to see all my tips...



PACK THE NECESSITIES:

I try my hardest not to over pack when just going away for a couple of days. Pack items that will pair well with multiple things. Take this sweater, I can easily pair this with jeans and boots for a night out or with leggings and a vest for a more casual vibe.

I typically only pack one handbag if we will be away for a couple of days. It saves on space in my suitcase. This cross body from BP is a great neutral bag that can go with all my outfits.


Pink Sweater {FIT: Go up a size or two; I got a medium} || Paige Denim Jeans || Black Beanie || Black Booties {FIT: TTS}

STICK TO NEUTRALS + BOLD ACCESSORIES

Neutrals are your best friend, especially when traveling. You can easily pair neutral items, such as sweaters and tops, with multiple looks. This pink sweater is the perfect neutral and looks good with both grey and blue jeans. I can easily dress it up too with my black booties. An easy way to add a fun pop to a neutral outfit is packing bolder accessories like a fun cardigan, statement necklace or scarf.




THINK COMFORTABLE:

The last thing I want to be is uncomfortable on a flight or car ride. So I usually stick to items that are most comfortable and I know that will make me feel good while traveling. I always pack one pair of leggings for the ride out there and back. I don't feel jeans are that comfortable for being in the car for a long period. I also like to layer up during a flight or car ride in case I get cold. I always throw a large blanket scarf in my bag to that can serve both as a scarf or a blanket.


Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Bag || Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer || Cover Girl Clean Matte BB Cream || Elf Cosemetics Makeup Brush || Clinique Chubby Mascara || Rimmel Stay Matte Powder || Maybelliene Concealer || Clinique Eyeshadow Palette

PACK MINI SIZE BEAUTY PRODUCTS:

I pack my favorite beauty products for my trips too. A good tip is to pack mini or sample size products when traveling. This is also a great opportunity to try any new products that you haven't quite had the chance to try yet. And it will save room in your makeup/toiletry bag. This makeup bag from Charlotte Tilbury is one of my current favorites and is the perfect size to fit all my beauty favorites.



BP Crossbody Bag {under $30} || Kate Spade Sunglasses || Soft Sunglass Case {similar here} || Kate Spade Phone Case {similar here} || Henri Bendel Wallet || Burt's Bees Chapstick

Thank you so much for reading! xo, Nataly

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29 comments

  1. That bag and the hat..... so perfect for traveling!!

    Xo Makayla
    Fashionably Kay

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  2. loving all your essentials and pretty flatlay photos!

    xo Emily
    www.thehipsuburban.com

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  3. I am loving that leopard sweater! I hope you have a great trip!

    Emily Soto
    withstyleandgrace.net

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  4. I find packing so hard but I've saved this post for when I next go away - I'll stick to these rules and see how it goes - thanks for the tips:)

    www.kirstyjennifer.com

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  5. Such a great post! I love all of your essentials too!! Especially that beanie! :)

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  6. SO many cute things in your bag. I neeeed that beanie, too.

    XO, Lauren
    http://www.aloprofile.com/

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  7. These are such great tips! Also, obsessed with that LOFT sweater!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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    1. Thank you Greta! It is a current fav!

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  8. i need that blush sweater in my life!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  9. love everything you packed! The leopard sweater is so cute!

    xO - Steph
    www.UrbanBlonde.com

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  10. These are some fantastic tips for a weekend trip! I've been meaning to do some road trips in the next few months, so this will be super helpful to look back at!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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    1. Thank you girl! I am glad you liked the post!

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  11. Great tips! Comfort is key when traveling, and I love the idea of using samples when I travel - I never end up using most of them when I'm home.

    XO Strawberry Chic

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    1. Thank you girl! I am glad you stopped by!

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  12. Perfect essentials! Loving the knits, especially that pom hat! Great choices babe! xo
    Dani // http://www.daniellealexandra.com

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  13. I always have to pack a bunch of neutrals when I travel, its so much easier!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  14. I usually don't even pack one bag! I love your pink sweater, it's basically a neutral!

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  15. Aw omg!! This is so efficient and that's so great that you have a regimen!

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