Good Saturday morning! I hope everyone is settled in to their Memorial Day weekend spot. Since we didn’t go anywhere for the holiday weekend, I’m currently curled up on our sofa with coffee and my pup :).
Although we aren’t traveling this weekend, we have been doing a good bit of it lately and will do even more this summer. I’m sure most of you have plans as well for a vacation, road trip, or adventure away from home. Any sort of travel requires organization and planning (my two favorite things, ha!). I like to be prepared for whatever situation I’ll be in while away from home. It helps give me a peace of mind and if I come prepared, then I can enjoy a breezy dinner by the water without chill bumps or hair flying everywhere.
My go-to travel tote is by Rebecca Minkoff. It’s called the ‘MAB tote‘. I’ve had this baby for a couple of years now and it goes with me on just about every trip. Rebecca Minkoff doesn’t make my exact one anymore but the one I’ve linked is pretty identical. She just updated the design by making the bag a little smaller and adding expandable side zippers. Another leather tote I recommend to clients is the Tory Burch York Tote. Each of these totes have a sleek design with a great amount of space making it possible to carry all your travel essentials while looking chic.
I’ve put together a general travel bag for you all. Obviously I change it up depending on where I am heading, but this is what my typical summer travel bag will look like. Keep reading below to see some of my favorites that I’ve packed inside.
ONE: Hand Sanitizer || Because… germs! Haha really though, you touch so many unclean areas while you’re traveling and this stuff comes in handy. I love this exact bottle from The Body Shop. It’s TSA approved, contains no triclosan, and the coconut scent smells like summer in bottle.
TWO: Hair Accessories || With longer hair and unpredictable NC weather, I reach for these items in my bag daily. I really love this neutral hair tie kit by Kitsch. Toss that and a mini brush in your bag and you’ll be good to go for the hair department.
THREE: Lips & Skin || Both of these I use year round. Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Lip Color in Rose Petal is the perfect amount of moisture and color for everyday. FixMySkin is what I call the ‘miracle tube’. It contains 1% of hydrocortisone making it the cure-all for dry, cracked lips or skin, insect bites, eczema, and even poison ivy.
FOUR: SPF Powder Brush || This. Stuff. Is. GENIUS. Colorescience Sunforgettable is a loose mineral brush on powder that contains 30-50 SPF. It comes in several different skin tone colors and even with shimmer or matte options. Need I say more?
FIVE: Wallet || Tory Burch Robinson Zip Continental Wallet has been my wallet for almost 3.5 years. When I think about how long it has been since I changed wallets I’m a little shocked myself. The leather has worn well and it still looks brand new. This exact print is sold out but I’ve linked the same style here in a solid leather. What I love most about this wallet is its size. It has several different compartments for cash, cards, receipts, business cards, tickets, etc. It holds so much without feeling too bulky or like the zipper is about to bust.
SIX: Lightweight Cardigan || You never know when an airplane is going to feel like Antarctica or when an outdoor dinner will be breezy. I like to play it safe by always carrying something with me to throw over my shoulders. I would recommend for the summer something lightweight and neutral like this one. This will allow for a versatile cover-up for any outfit and it won’t create too much bulk in your bag. **Shopping tip: The cardigan I have linked will be 30% off until June 5th. As of right now it is fully stocked in sizes and comes in white as well!
SEVEN: Sunglasses || During the warmer months I spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun. For this reason you will most likely always find sunglasses on my face or on my head in the summer. These sunglasses from Tory Burch have been my favorites for awhile now. I love the cat eye frame and the neutral color that allows them to coordinate with just about any outfit. The exact color I have is sold out, but the color of these are a good neutral as well.
EIGHT: Water Bottle || I never leave home without a bottle of water and my Hydro Flask is definitely my favorite reusable one to use. It can keep your drink cold for up to 24 hours. Plus, this size fits in standard car cup holders and the travel totes I suggested above.
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