Wednesday, July 9, 2014


 Swimsuit:J.Crew  Bikini: Victoria's Secret (old) Sunglasses:Ray-Ban Cover Up: J.Crew (old)/Love this Bag:Vera Bradley

I have a love/hate relationship with packing. Yes, I am super excited about heading out for a summer vacation, but getting everything ready is the hard part. I usually end up packing last minute for everything. (I mean the last day  with only a few hours before I need to leave). Everything is stuffed in my suitcase and I bring way too much!
This time I want to be more prepared when it comes to packing. So I am packing early and smarter! I am no expert, but here are a few tips and tricks I have learned along the way. If you have any more tips please share!

1. Create a list: of items needed for your trip. I survive with sticky notes and lists! I use them at work and at home. That way you can check and see what you need to get and what you already have.

2. Plan your outfits: I never used to plan my outfits, but when you have a small space, there is no room for extras!

3. Roll your clothes: I was watching QVC with my mom a couple of years ago and Isaac Mizrahi was on.  They were talking about packing and he said, that to keep your clothes wrinkle free you roll your clothes. It also gives you extra space! Thanks Isaac!

4. Bag It: Items like sunblock, lotion, and shampoo etc. will be safer with a bag protecting it from exploding. I have already made this mistake once and it was not fun cleaning up. Plus, all of my clothes smelled. 

5. Organizers: Organizers are the best. I have little separate bags that help keep my toiletries, jewelry, and makeup organized. Small dainty necklaces are the worst, but if you use a straw, it will prevent them from getting tangled.


  1. I always create a list and plan out my outfits when packing for a trip too! And I love those suits, so cute!

  2. Your sparkly bikini is so cute! I hate packing too and I'm also an over packer. I hate not having my entire wardrobe with me!

    The Tiny Heart
    Spray Tan Giveaway!

  3. I looooathe packing (almost as much as unpacking)! Love those swimsuits!

    xx Cara

  4. Great tips! And I am in love with both of those swimsuits!

    xo Kylie

  5. I really love that sparkly bikini! I am packing today, too... but, we leave for Destin in a couple of days. I just got a new Hayden Reis bag for the beach and I just can't wait to try it out for the first time! Have fun!

  6. That bikini!! I love it! Rolling clothes makes all the difference for me!

  7. Ughh I am the WORST packer. I throw basically everything I can get my hands on into some bags and hope I can figure out something to wear. The hubs doesn't understand how I can bring so much and still not have what I need... Have fun on your vacation! I am SUPER jealous!! Can I come too??


  8. I always need to make a list, or i forget everything!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  9. Great post! I also have a love/hate relationship with packing. I just got back from vacation and It was a "dresses only" vacation which resulted in having to pack a lot less. I was actually able to share a suitcase with my husband (and that never happens)! Hope you have a great vacation!


  10. Great tips! I hate packing so much that I always leave it to the last second and end up throwing things into my suitcase that don't work with each other (and even forget to pack the MUSTS). I like to think that I learned my lesson ;-)

    1. Thanks! Been there too! Such a pain when you forget the important stuff!

  11. Great tips!! I really struggle with packing and leave it to the last minute as well.

    It's just hard to know days in advance what I'll feel like wearing! haha

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

    1. Thank you! I agree! I dress depending on my mood! I have no idea what my mood will be in a week!

  12. Gah, packing is theee worst. On a bright note, how adorable are those bathing suits?!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  13. Absolutely loved this post and your tips. I knew and practice 3 & 4 and sometimes 5. In my head I usually plan out outfits too but it would be best if I actually wrote them down.

    You are so organized with your cute list. Your bathing suits you are packing are gorgeous, Jac. I also love those pillows.

  14. Great tips - and I love your sequin bathing suit!