Hello friends! Guess what? Tomorrow is my birthday & I am officially going to be
twenty-one twenty-fun!! I feel old. A few weeks ago, my mom called me & surprised me with a birthday trip to.. you guessed it.. Vegas! This afternoon, my grandma (aka my bestie!), my mom, and I will be jetting off to the ever so fabulous, Las Vegas! After a stressful few weeks of school, I am beyond ready for a girl’s trip to the ‘City of Lights’ with my favorite people. My fingers are crossed that we win big & make some good memories!
I’m going to be honest, I have a total love/hate relationship with packing. As an avid procrastinator, sometimes packing just gets put off until the very last minute. Here are some of my go-to tips for packing:
1. Check the weather
The first thing I do before last-minute packing is checking the weather for the week on my phone. If it’s going to be chillier than anticipated, I pack long sleeves and sweaters. If it’s suppose to rain all week, I make sure that my rain jacket pullover goes into my suitcase as well. Knowing the weather for the trip will definitely help you pack!
2. Plan accordingly for each day
The second thing I do when I begin to pack is to figure out what my specific plans for the trip are. Two nights = two dinner outfits. One day at the pool = one bathing suit. Know how many nights you will be staying and what you will be doing each day so that you can pack & be prepared. It can be helpful to make a list of the things you need to pack: one bathing suit, two dinner dresses, one pair of wedges, one pair of sandals, one pair of denim shorts, etc.
3. Pack layers + things you can mix and match
Layers, layers, layers. Layers are a huge lifesaver when it comes to packing, especially if you are cold all the time like I am. I usually pack a few things I can layer up like a chunky cardigan or a soft pullover. It’s always good to be prepared. Also, bring pieces you can mix-and-match. It will save room in your suitcase and give you tons of outfit options for the trip.
4. Be frugal with shoes
We all know by know that my shoe obsession is slightly out of hand, it just is. I love shoes more than anything (okay, except for maybe Chipotle). However, they take up a ton of room in your bag and can make things extra-heavy. I’ve learned that less is more when it comes to packing shoes. Wear your heaviest shoes on the plane, and try to keep it down to 2-3 (max) pairs of shoes for the trip. It’s fun to have options, but it’s important to try to pack lightly when it comes to shoes. [tip: if you’re packing boots, fill them with pairs of socks, bras, etc. to help fill even more space].
5. Keep important things in your carry on
I learned this gem the hard way this past summer! Make sure you always carry your most important belongings with you on your carry on, just to be safe. Medications and toiletries included!
I also wanted to share with you guys some of the things I packed for my trip to Vegas. A few weeks ago, I texted my sister, asking for her help to find the perfect b-day outfit. I finally decided on this gorgeous two piece from Show Me Your Mumu. I love this set because it can easily be mixed-and-matched all season (picturing the crop top with denim shorts + sandals for summer concerts & that midi skirt with a chambray button down for church + work). Here are some of the things I packed for Vegas:
Hope you guys are having a wonderful week!
Meet your newest spring obsession. I love clutches. A lot. However, I feel as they are a little underrated. I definitely plan on adding more clutches to my collection this season. I love the clutch because first and foremost, it’s easy to grab & go. In a hurry, but wanting to pack a little more? Toss your clutch into your tote. There are so many chic prints and colors out this season, and I wanted to share some of my faves that I have been eyeing!
[from left to right] pineapple clutch // palm print clutch // hot pink clutch // sunflower weave clutch // leopard clutch // skull print clutch // ivory clutch // straw clutch // fringe clutch (comes in four neutral colors)
Show Me Your Mumu makes the best tunics ever. The ‘Donna Michelle Tunic‘ is most definitely no exception. I fell in love when I saw this gorgeous kaleidoscope patterned tunic launch on their site a few weeks ago. I love the bold print, and that the colors work perfectly for both fall and spring. I paired it with my favorite fringe booties, gold clutch, cat eye sunglasses, and white tassel earrings. I definitely plan on purchasing a second ‘Donna Michelle Tunic’ in another pattern this season. It’s just so comfy and perfect for travel! I think the print ‘Water Moccasin‘ may be next on my list!
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Top sugarlips (not available anymore- but similar) • Skirt Altar’d state (similar) • Clutch Mango • Sandals Jack Rogers • Earrings Kendra Scott • Lipstick Maybelline Vivids ‘Shocking Coral’ • Bracelets David Yurman
With all this rainy weather here in Dallas, it was so nice to finally have one evening of sunshine! I’ve been really obsessed with neon colors lately, so I couldn’t resist wearing this fun, coral top. I paired it with nude sandals and a white skirt to keep the rest of the outfit more neutral and added some turquoise earrings for another pop of color. Coral and turquoise is currently my favorite color combination! The best part of the outfit is the tribal print clutch! My mom ordered it from Mango about a week ago, and I’ve been dying to borrow it. I know I will definitely be borrowing her clutch many more times this summer- it’s so unique and really adds something fun to every outfit.
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