I posted this look on Instagram last week and y’all seemed to love it!! So I wanted to share a few more pictures of this pretty lace top paired with pink jeans and my favorite statement necklace here on the blog! I’ve had several of my friends break over and buy this necklace after they have seen just how much it goes with. When I first got it, I was afraid the color wouldn’t match a lot. I was so wrong! If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen me wear it a ton the last few months!
We are off to Missouri for the weekend to visit our family! With our move to Virginia coming up so soon, we are trying to spend as much time with everyone as we can. I can’t believe our 4 years in Oklahoma are already over! I also can’t believe Beckam turns 1 in less than a month. Time is flying by!
Well I hope you guys have a great weekend! If you have any exciting plans, share them with me below! Also be sure to check out more from Pulse Fashion [where this top and sandals are from] because they are adding lots of cute new things for Spring! xo
After a recent trip to New Orleans & with several upcoming trips, I thought I would share a few packing tips I’ve learned over the years. Since we live away from our family, we do a lot of traveling. Through all of our trips & travels, I’ve figured out how to make the best of the space you have.
I was recently introduced to mywalit products and they have been a game changer. First of all, the Italian leather smells so good and it is buttery soft! Plus, the bright colors are so fun and make it easy to pick out my things! They just introduced a travel collection [in addition to all of their other leather goods] that is perfect for anyone with a trip or vacation this Spring / Summer. From iPad and laptop cases to handbags & more, mywalit has something for everyone. Actually, make that somethings. ha! You seriously won’t find a better collection of high quality leather items, in bright & fun colors at a better price!
I wanted to share my top 10 packing tips of ways to maximize your space without sacrificing the things you need. Take it from me- there have been far too may times I have both OVER packed and UNDER packed. Neither are fun. So below are the guidelines I follow to make every trip easy!
TIP 1: Make a packing list! Before a trip I literally go through and put on every single outfit [top, bottoms, shoes, jewelry, bag] to make sure I like how it looks together! I then write it all out so I don’t stand at my suitcase, staring, trying to figure out what to wear at my destination. This also helps to keep in your purse just in case your luggage gets lost! It’s basically an inventory list too. Don’t ask me why I know that. Ha!
TIP 2: When you’re packing, choose a color scheme and plan all of your outfits around that. I will usually pick browns or blacks and then golds or silvers. That way I can really narrow down my shoes, bags and jewelry that I pack.
TIP 3: Choose things that can mix and match! This kind of goes along with #2… Make sure that your tops go with several bottoms and vice-versa. This allows you to pack less things to make more outfits! Fun fact: When we went to Europe for nearly 3 weeks, I only packed a carry-on. A SERIOUS accomplishment for me. But I was able to do it because every top and bottom mixed with so much!
TIP 4: Roll, don’t fold! This really makes a difference! You can squeeze so much more into your suit case if you roll everything instead of folding! This does take more time when packing but if space is an issue, it’s definitely worth it!
TIP 5: Fill up your shoes! The inside of shoes kind of become dead space! I take advantage of it & fill my shoes with socks, under garments, charger cords and even jewelry. If you are going somewhere cold and have boots, put rolled up clothes in there! Take advantage of every piece of space.
TIP 6: Put dryer sheets in your suitcase! This is a great way to keep everything smelling fresh and clean.
TIP 7: Double bag your toiletries! Again, learn from my experience. Ha! I put things like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, etc. into a large Ziploc bag. I then put it inside of another Ziploc bag for extra protection. Nothing ruins a trip like soapy clothes. Ugh.
TIP 8: Invest in lightweight luggage! Anyone else guilty of always being right at 50 pounds? Well last summer I weighed my empty suitcase and realized that was a big part of the problem. It was awfully heavy itself! I actually bought this luggage this Fall and I LOVE it. All three pieces are right around $100. It is SUPER lightweight and allows me the space / poundage to pack more!
TIP 9: Get a luggage identifier! This is especially helpful if you are checking bags at the airport. I’m actually less worried about me getting the wrong luggage and more worried about someone else grabbing mine! I have added something as simple as a pink ribbon to the handle that makes it easy to spot. You can also get fancy and buy a monogrammed handle cover!
TIP 10: Pack your shoes in a shower cap! Ok, so if you think about it, the bottom of your shoes are diiiiiirty! I don’t love having my shoes on top of clean, packed clothes. So buy a shower cap [super cheap!] and put shoes in them! It’s flexible so you can still move them around as needed in your suitcase but keeps the dirt off of everything else!
Well that’s it! Let me know if you have any other helpful travel tips I should add! xo
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This Monday is going to be a bit rougher than normal I think! I had the MOST amazing weekend in New Orleans with a few of my favorite blogger friends. But when you don’t get to see friends very often, there ends up being a lot of chatting and hanging out & NOT very much sleep! I think I got about 12 hours of sleep total across three nights. Whoops! But I am back in Oklahoma City today and have lots to catch up on. The priority being sleep 😉 ha!
But I have been wearing this blush pink jean jacket non-stop since I got it a few weeks ago and wanted to be sure & share it with you! It’s under $30 and the perfect piece for Spring. I love it paired with a simple white tank + tan accessories! This tank is also one of those staples that you just have to have in your closet. It is super affordable and I will be wearing it under jackets, kimonos and on its own with shorts over the next several months! And last but not least, these espadrilles are SO comfortable. I wore them several times last week and they are a great Tory Burch item for a good price! They would be great for vacation too!
Well I hope you babes have a great Monday! I am already missing my sweet friends I spent the weekend with. I’ll be sharing more about our trip on the blog soon! Take a peek at who I was with all weekend here. And don’t forget to enter the huge giveaway I have going on! Enter below!
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