With the July 4th holiday coming this weekend, many of us will be traveling for small weekend getaways. Our trip to St. Louis won't be a long one - but we're excited! We did just see them 2 weekends ago for the wedding, but it will be nice to visit with them and not have to plan anything but what we want to do for the weekend.
One of my most pinned posts on Pinterest is this post ---> I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane.
So when I was packing my bags for this weekend getaway, I decided to do another post on packing.
Since it's just a weekend trip and we are driving, I don't have plane space restraints. However, it is just a weekend trip and we have the dog traveling with us too so I didn't want to over pack either.
Here is the low down on how I pack! I try to pack "by outfit". One outfit at a time, and accessorize for each one as well. This works well for me so that I can see what I have packed already, and how much. I tend to be an over packer :)
We plan to have a day at the Cardinals Stadium, a pool day and lazy day, possibly a shopping day, and a day for travel and seeing fireworks.
Top: MLB.com // Skirt: Forever 21 // Earrings: Premier Jewelery // Bracelets: Etsy, Target, Forever 21 // Sandals : (above picture) Charlotte Russe // Wristlet: (Above picture) Express
I plan to wear this outfit to the Cardinals game on Friday! I know it will be pretty warm, but I wanted to pack something that was cute, cool, and still said Cardinals on it. I thought this was perfect. I haven't been to the new ballpark village, but I am so excited to go. I plan to take one of the 2 jackets that I packed in case it gets cool since it's a night game, as well as the black and white wristlet.
Sunglasses: Target // Ruffle Suit: Aerie // Coverup: Forever 21
Picking outfits for pool days are pretty easy if you ask me! This blue ruffle suit is my absolute favorite that I own. I scooped it up from Aerie last year. The dress coverup is perfect for the pool, and still matches the 4th of July theme.
Necklace: Dottie Couture // Tee: Forever 21 // Palazzo Pants: Dottie Couture // Wedges: (Above Picture) Charlotte Russe
You saw these pants on my Wednesday post for the OOTD. They are so comfy and cool, I decided to pack them for one of the days in case we decide to go to the mall and shop. It's always so warm outside but cool indoors, so these are perfect for that. I haven't worn this necklace yet but I think it will be perfect for this!
Dress: Target // Bracelets: Charming Charlie and Style This Life // Sandals: (Above picture) Charlotte Russe
I plan to wear this outfit for our travel day over to St. Louis, and then we'll see fireworks that night. I'll use one of my two jackets for this as well, in case it gets too cool during the firework show. This dress is cute but comfy!
Chambray: Target // Denim: Windsor
These two jackets are pretty self explanatory - jackets can make any outfit seem just a little bit different and are perfect for taking it from day to night.
This is what I decided to pack this weekend! I use my Vera Bradley duffel bag to pack my clothes in - which I highly recommend. It's the perfect size! I use a different bag - usually a Victoria's Secret bag to pack all my makeup in.
Big Sexy Hair Powder Play // Neutrogena Health Skin Powder // No 7 Matte Foundation // Physicians Formula Blush // Urban Decay Naked Basics // Cover Girl Bombshell Mascara // Benefit's FakeUp // Revlon Photo Ready Primer (see tomorrow's post) // Batiste Dry Shampoo
These are the travel essentials that I pack to keep my makeup bag light since I only need it for a few days! These products are so versatile they can work for any look! Look at tomorrow post for a review on the primer, and a few other beauty products!
How are you packing for you holiday getaway? What are your go to items to keep your suitcase to a medium size?