Monday, October 23, 2017


Hey y'all!

Happy Monday! Hope you've all had the best weekend and are ready to tackle another week. I had such a great weekend at home with my family -- I got to see my little brother play football and my mom and I did some more wedding planning. It was really fun and relaxing and I'm so thankful for that.

Lately, between wedding planning and just being spontaneous and making the most of senior year, I have been doing a lot of traveling on the weekends. This has required that I work on my packing abilities which are generally not that good. I tend to over pack or just not pack the right things. However, I have gotten it down to a bit of a science lately and thought I would share my best tips + a comfy cute look that is perfect for travel.

1. Plan outfits beforehand. Anytime I travel and don't do this, I just end up not liking what I have or just not being able to put together outfits! I will go as far as to write them out or take photos of them so that I can remember what I was thinking of wearing in my packing process. This also just helps me to make sure that I don't forget any pieces!

2. Do your research. I always check the weather beforehand because there is nothing worse than showing up with clothes that are too hot or too cold for the activities you have planned. I also try and get an idea of what I am going to be doing on the trip...aka will I need workout gear, fancier outfits, or can I get away with simple/casual pieces. You don't want to pack a bunch of stuff you won't wear!

3. Overlap where you can. If you are only gone for a few days, you probably don't need a different pair of jeans, pair of pajamas, and four hats...if you can rewear something, that makes it super easy! One simple pair of black jeans and one dark wash pair can go with multiple different tops which makes planning outfits a lot easier too. Sometimes, if I know I am spending two of the days of a trip riding in the car, I will just pack the same t-shirt dress to wear both days. When you're just sitting on a plane or in a car, you can't really get your outfit dirty so doubling up is a handy way to save space in your suitcase!

4. Stuff your shoes. This is a handy trick because its helpful for a few different reasons. First, you can stuff your socks/underwear into your shoes to save space elsewhere in your suitcase. It also helps to keep your shoes in good shape and not get weird creases or smooshed in your suitcase while traveling. Finding little ways to free up space is a big tip of mine!

5. Use space saver bags/boxes. This is one that I really need to invest in! My brothers have camping bags that help stuff your items into smaller spaces, but they tend to make my clothes too wrinkly. Rolling your clothes and putting them in space saver/packing cubes is a great way to maximize space in your suit case if you just can't limit yourself! (I can relate, trust me!!!)

Now for the outfit -- when I travel I obviously want comfort above all else. There is nothing worse than sitting on a plane or in a car for hours wearing an outfit that just doesn't feel good on. I usually opt for dresses because they are so easy to just throw on when you're getting ready and look really put together with minimal thought. I especially love sweatshirt dresses this fall! This one was from the NSale but I found a perfect dupe that even has pearl detailing down the front. Also, this bubble sleeve trend is so fun and I love how it dresses up a simple sweatshirt.

I usually wear sneakers when I travel as well, just because they are bulky and take up so much space in my suitcase, but I can bring them easier if I just wear them! They are also great because they are comfy and these ones are just slide ons so they come off/on really easily. I also love this little black leather backpack which is great for short traveling when you just need your essentials with you.

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Thanks so much for reading and I will talk to you tomorrow!

Colossians 3:17 "And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father."

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