Always a Planner

I am so excited to be going on vacation very soon! I leave on Friday and will be going to Florida to visit my Grandmother - as I have done for the past two years. I have to say, I always plan ahead, but this year I really had things organized. I feel like the more jobs and things that I take on, the more planned ahead I need to be. 

Today I wanted to share some of my packing and planning tips - in hopes that this might be useful to you for a future trip! I hate checking a bag and I only ever take a carry-on suitcase and a small backpack/purse. 

Here is what I like to bring with me...


♡ Wallet
♡ Passport
♡ Travel Insurance
♡ Phone
♡ Camera
♡ Chargers
♡ Glasses


♡ 5-6 tops
♡ 2-3 bottoms
♡ 2-3 dresses
♡ Swim Suit
♡ Sunglasses
♡ Makeup Bag
♡ Toiletries Bag (with travel size deo, hair spray, makeup wipes, cleansing stick, etc)
♡ In Case of Emergency Items
♡ Sandals, running shoes

Some of my favourite travel essentials would be...

"Let's Face It" Cleansing stick by MaskerAide - A solid cleanser that is a super easy oil to lather and great for travel! Plus it's pink, so it goes well with just about everything else I own. 

Fujifilm Polaroid Camera - great for capturing instant vacay memories!

LASPA Mineral Sunscreen - The perfect natural sunscreen for covering up and protecting skin from UV and UVB rays. SPF30 is 100 ml so it is carry-on approved. 

Lightweight dresses from Tobi. They have the cutest styles! Totally bringing mine along with me.

Some packing tips:

♡ Only take 1-2 pairs of shoes. They tend to take up so much room!

♡ Use the resort / hotel's shampoo and conditioner so that you don't have to bring your own

♡ Pack clothing pieces that easily pair with different things. Get ready to mix and match a bunch if you are staying for a week or more!

For planning my trip to Florida, I reached out to some Orlando Instagram accounts and asked where some cool spots were to check out. I have a whole itinerary planned of fun activities with Grandma and lots of insta-worthy spots I can't wait to check out! 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and watch stories so you can see all my travels! Can't wait to post about Florida on the blog soon.


TOBI Blouse // H&M Sweatpants // Lacoste Glasses // Aerie Bralette // Michael Kors Watch //

Thanks for reading today!