PACKING ESSENTIALS: THE PERFECT WEEKENDER BAG

It is no secret that B and I love to travel.  But with lots of travel can come stressful packing situations – from what to bring to how much you can fit into your bag.  Quick fun fact: with all of our travels, I have become so good at packing that I haven’t checked a bag at the airport in over eight years!  (One dramatic luggage failure will scar you enough that you learn how to optimize a good carry-on!)  Needless to say, you’re in good hands and I have the perfect packing essentials you need for a weekend away. 

WEEKENDER BAG:  This Tuckernuck bag is perfect for a quick weekend trip.  The size is just right and I love the clean canvas look and navy trim (comes in other colors, too) and of course the monogram adds such a personal touch!  It not only has an over-the-shoulder strap, but also has handles, which are very convenient.  If I am traveling anywhere for a long weekend, I love using this bag. (P.S. Tuckernuck customers get 10% off their first purchase!)

WARDROBE: For the weekend, granted you’re not planning on attending a fancy event, I like to pack a versatile outfit that I can wear from day to night.  Since the Fall weather in New England has been so warm and unpredictable, I will always plan on wearing layers and this vest is perfect for a bit of warmth at night.  For my outfits, I stick to a few tops that will go with anything (like this one and this one), a great pair of jeans (30% off!) and some comfortable flatsThese, in my opinion, are the best flats and I have them in so many different colors.  They break-in perfectly and you can wear them all Fall through Spring.

MAKE-UP BAG:  I shared with you some of my top beauty products here, and it goes to show that when I travel I don’t want to bring an entire case of makeup.  This pouch is perfect for just the essentials. With that being said, a quick suggestion: I also always, always bring a bottle of nail polish with me when I travel.  There is nothing worse than getting a fresh mani for a trip and one small chip ruins the whole thing!  Having the bottle of polish with you allows for quick touch-ups when necessary.

SUNGLASSES:  I love a good pair of sunnies.  If I am ever looking to buy something, chances are it’s going to be a pair of sunglasses.  I love these from J.Crew (on sale!) and they go with anything!

A GOOD BOOK:  Finally, I mentioned here that I am making a conscious effort to put down my phone and read more, and I especially plan to do so when on a weekend trip.  By carrying my book with me, I am more likely to reach for it during my downtime, and a weekend getaway sounds like the perfect time to dive into a good read!

Do you have any weekend trips coming up?  I’d love to hear your plans and packing essentials in the comments below!

Jaimie is an East Coast Lifestyle Blogger.

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