I'm so excited to be getting ready to jet off for a fun few days in the sun with some of my best girlfriends! When it's all sweaters and fleece-lined everything all the time, there is nothing more fun than picking out your favorite dresses, sandals and sunshine friendly gear to pack! Since we are only going for a few days, I want to do my best to pack as lightly as I can, but I want to get the most out of some of my favorites who may not be seeing the sun for a few months after this trip!
I love packing lightweight dresses that can fold or roll up easily to take up as little space as possible. Even if the hotel room doesn't have a great iron, I hang them in the bathroom while I shower and the steam takes all of the wrinkles right out. I will typically wear a dress to dinner one night and then again as a coverup another day to get more use and save space.
When I am packing jewelry I try to stick to gold or silver and not both. I try to bring only a handful of pieces that will worth with as many looks as possible.
I stick to the same with shoes and bags and go with either a brown or black base and try to keep everything matching. Great neutral or gold sandals will match pretty much anything and take you from the pool to dinner.
A large tote that works as a carry-on makes a great beach bag when it's emptied - just remember to shake the sand out before you pack it! No joke, I totally forgot to do this in Florida a couple of years ago while I was packing in a rush and came home to sand everywhere!
Amanda's post on how to pack in a carry-on is basically super smart and helpful, plus I ordered the cases she recommended and already love them. I'm just struggling with my liquids, because how can I possibly survive without every single thing I need at once?!
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Thank you for reading and have a fabulous Monday! -xx