Happy Friday, Lovelies! I could not be more excited for this weekend to begin! Here’s my lineup:
Saturday: I’ll be riding the ferry from SF to Sausalito for lunch… I’ve always wanted to ride the ferry, but never have. Yay!
Sunday-Monday: Travis and I are driving up to Calistoga for a romantic getaway at this awesome B&B!
Tuesday: We’re heading to Seattle for the rest of the week! I’ve never been, but I can’t wait to check it out!
Needless to say, I could really use the vacation. For those of you who don’t know, I’m in my last semester of college and life could not be more crazy right now. But this got me thinking… with all of this traveling, I need to pack! And I’m guessing that many of you will be vacationing in some capacity in the coming weeks, so I’m compiling all of my best traveling tips.
Here are my favorite travel tips:
1. Roll your clothes! When you’re packing, roll each item of clothing into a tight little tube. Not only will this make extra space (for more clothes!) but it will keep them from wrinkling!
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2. Take a carry on. With the ridiculous amount that airlines charge for checking a bag, challenge yourself to fit your items into a carry on. If anything, use the money you save to buy yourself a new pair of shoes or a bikini for your trip!
photo courtesy of Lasse C
3. Bring a heavy duty moisturizer. This is important for two reasons. First, the stale air on a plane can definitely dry out your skin— you’ll be happy you brought it. Second, if you’re packing a carry on, the amount of moisturizer you bring must be under 3 ounces. Bringing something heavy duty (like shea butter) will help a little bit go a long way.
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4. Wear blended fabrics while you travel. There’s nothing worse than sitting on a plane or in a car for hours, showing up to meet someone you haven’t seen in a year, and looking like a wrinkled mess. (Okay, maybe there are worse things, but still… wrinkles suck.) Plus, cotton blends will breathe while you travel, which will keep you super comfy. Afraid of looking frumpy? No way! Here are some great travel outfits that are still totally cute:
This cute cotton blend dress would be super cute with leggings! Comfy and wrinkle-free! And get this— it’s only $10.50 at Forever21.com! (It also comes in pink and navy blue.)
If you’re headed somewhere warm, how about these adorable cotton shorts? They’re also from Forever21.com and they’re just $18.90!
There are few things comfier or cuter than the perfect white tee. This one is on sale for only $6 from Target.com! Add a cute scarf and a pair of big sunglasses and you’ll look casual and fabulous like Jessica Alba.
Do you have any travel tips to add to the list? Any favorite clothing items to wear while you travel? And are you a heavy packer or are you able to fit everything into a carry on? Discuss below!