Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Getaway Essentials

To say I have a tendency to over pack when going on any sort of a trip is kind of putting it lightly. I have been known to take a whole suitcase, for one overnight, in a city an hour from my house. When I went to Florida for a 3 month stay--I took 6 suitcase and came home with 7. No, that is not a lie--and yes, it cost me an arm and a leg to do so ha!

So in the interest of being more frugal and saving myself the hassle of having to hear it from the hubby--when we go to Vegas I am trying to take mainly the essential (things I CANNOT live without). I will undoubtedly take a few things I am probably not going to need in a hundred years--and for sure pack about 4 outfits too many, but I am going to try and cut down where I can :) 

I am going to share with you the 5 things I must have when I travel:

1. I am always chilly at night or in restaurants, so I always bring a coat that you can wear with everything--I go with a black leather jacket.

(c/o Kushyfoot}

2. Have you all hear of Kushyfoot Flats-To-Go?? They are nothing short of amazing. I am a huge fan of heels, but also a huge baby when my feet start to hurt. These little flats are so light and fold up to fit right in your purse. So when you have danced your tushy off, just take your heels off and walk home in these! This is a much more sanitary route than "college Tori" used to take--when I would walk barefoot--Yuck!!

3. A Cross-body bag for daytime (so nice for shopping!) and a Clutch for night. Does that count as two things?? Nah!

4. A Maxi Dress that you just throw on with some sandals for the day--and then transition to a night out with a good statement necklace and the clutch you brought!

5. And last, but not least, my Tablet! I am a huge reader of books and magazine--which are heavy and annoying to have to pack. This makes it easy to download the books I want before I go--and if there is WiFi I can do a healthy amount of Facebook creepin' on vaca :)

I guess I should probably stop blogging about packing, and actual get to it!

2 Days Until Vegas!!

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  1. I cannot travel without my tablet! That is such a perfect coat to bring. And I love your maxi dress idea, I need to get one that is more versatile and I can dress up or down!

  2. Ahhh!! I'm seriosuly so jealous! You're going to have so much fun! Love that clutch, so so cute!! And of course the tablet is a must! :))

    <3 Shannon

  3. I tend to over pack too. Oops! ;) I just want to make sure I have everything I might want. haha. I think your essentials are spot on and it looks like you will be seriously stylish while in Vegas! I want that crossbody bag- it's so cute! xo

  4. gaahh i hate packing! loving your organisation here though, what you've got looks like perfect getaway wears! xx

  5. I'm ALWAYS freezing at restaurants and at night too! Even if it's like 75 degrees out I still bring a jacket! I hate packing though, I always feel like I forgot something! Loving that maxi ensemble! Have an AMAZING time in Vegas!!!

    <3, Pamela

  6. I LOVEEE packing!! It is one of my favorite parts about vaca--and I start like 5 days early!!! I feel better knowing that its not just me that freezes in EVERY restaurant I go to. Have a GREAT time in Vegas--Hit it big!!!!!!


  7. I am so jealous of your upcoming trip to Vegas! That sounds wonderful! I was an over-packer until I went to Europe for two weeks and could only bring a tiny bag.. ever since then I've packed so much lighter!

    All of your essentials are spot on. I have always wanted to try a pair of kushyfoot flats - they seem awesome!

  8. I'm an over-packer, too! I always start packing REALLY early when I have trip coming up, so I have time to edit myself after I've packed, ha.

    Love your must-haves! :) Have fun in Vegas!



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