Quick Packing Tips for a Weekend Away

I am so excited to be heading down to Florida for a quick girls weekend to celebrate one of our best friend’s bachelorette party.

While living in Orange County for the past three years I feel like I lived out of a suit case on the weekends. We were so far away from friends and family in north LA that anytime I headed up there, I made sure to stay the weekend and visit as many people as possible. That being said, I got used to quickly packing for a few days, which will come in handy this week since I am also traveling for work throughout the week.

There are some things I take with me always. Whether it’s a road trip or a flight, all of these items are permanently in my weekender, ready to go.

My headphones, phone (obviously) and portable charger are always packed. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve left my charger at home, so now I just have an extra in my bag. I also usually always have my Surface and camera. My laptop is a little too big to lug around sometimes and the Surface does anything I may need for a quick three days away. One thing that I would like to get for traveling is this right here. I love that everything is in one spot, wrapped up.

Carry on Toiletries
My toiletry bag is always restocked and ready to go away for the weekend. When I was living in Orange County, a quick night away happened so frequently and without much notice so I always was prepared so that I didn’t have to stop on my way out of town. Travel sized shampoos, conditioners, an extra toothbrush and tooth paste in my favorite toiletry bag, and I usually have a few extra laying around for when I run out.

Cardigan and Scarf
Whether it’s a road trip or flying on a plane, it’s always a good idea to have a comfy, oversized cardigan or an oversized scarf to wrap yourself up in, roll up and use as a pillow, or even a lap blanket. It’s never comfortable to be cold, or hot, and not be able to fix it. Layering is key when traveling. I got a few of these this season from Old Navy, in a few different colors. They are already packed in my carry on.

Dry Shampoo
Always dry shampoo! I’ve tried a lot of dry shampoo. For real, I have a small obsession. I always feel like my hair looks greasy so I try everything I can to take that look away. This one is great because it doesn’t leave that left over film, and it’s so lightweight that I can spray it in and just shake it out, no brush needed. I also recently picked up this one, and am slowly falling in love.


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