What to Pack for a Quick Weekend Trip

I am the queen of over-packing. I'm pretty sure it runs in my family because my sister, mom, and grandma all do the same thing. I just don't know what I will be in the mood to wear lol! It's not my fault! It does get annoying to pack all of those outfits though. I only wear a quarter of them and then I have to unpack it all. I've recently decided that I was going to make a change! So here is what I packed for a recent weekend to a warmer climate. :)

Shorts are a must have for the desert heat. I like the 3.5 inch shorts from Old Navy because they aren't super short (where my butt is hanging out hehe) but they also don't go down to my knees. They are a nice happy medium. I wear these black and white polka dot shorts from last season all the time. I also love these pink shorts because you can pretty much throw on any neutral colored top and they would look great. I also recently picked up these striped shorts... they are so comfy!

Right now, I'm loving this off the shoulder ruffled top. It slips up my arms quite often but if you keep your arms down it looks great lol. Also, this chambray peplum is so cute. It's the right amount of flowy so it hides any weekend over-indulgences haha :)  I try to bring tops that can be mixed and matched with a pair of jeans or other bottoms to create new outfits.

A bathing suit is obviously a must... if there is a pool or hot tub. Is it just me or is bathing suit shopping the worst thing ever?? I hate it. I know... hate is a strong word, so maybe I just despise it lol. I bought a couple suits last year and they are still in pretty good shape. I bought these adorable ruffe bottoms from Victoria's Secret, when I had lost weight before my hubby came home. Sadly, these haven't made an appearance since. How cute are they though?? Macy's has a great selection of bathing suits right now too. Sadly, I can't find my suit I bought from there last year.

I think dresses are so perfect for the warmer months. It's a whole outfit in one... what could be better? I love this jean shift dress from Old Navy. It's comfy and doesn't look too over-sized and frumpy. Plus, it barely takes up any room in my suitcase!

I love my gold flip flops from Old Navy. You can't beat the $12 price and they go with everything. I wore mine to death last year so I probably need to get a few more pairs. They don't have the gold online any more but I saw them in store last week. This mint pair is equally as adorable! I'm still loving my lace up sandals from the Gap Factory as well. Old Navy has similar options and these lave even farther up your leg. So cute!

I packed a pair of shorts and one of Mark's t-shirts for PJs. So comfy! I also brought a pair of workout clothes- leggings, and a tank that can double as a driving outfit but also is great to throw on for some exercise.  I'm loving these bottoms!

I try to only take a small amount of jewelry to save space and so I can mix and match them with different outfits. This time I took a mint, gold, and pink hassle necklace, my gold necklace from Mark, a silver cuff, and my Michael Kors rose gold watch. I put the necklaces in their own little bags and then put everything together in a small drawstring bag.

I'm planning on posting my makeup and other product must-haves soon! :)

1 comment:

  1. I ALWAYS overpack. Always. I'm with you on the dresses-so nice to have a whole outfit in just one piece!