Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday Favorites (Packing Tips + a Must-Read Book!)

 

Happy Friday, everyone! I thought another round of Friday Favorites was in order because I haven't done one of these in a while! I'm heading out on a trip tomorrow so I snapped a couple of pictures while I was packing - these packing bags by Bag-All are all 20% off today with code EVENT17. I love these because they're lightweight (and cute), and each one is labeled so you know exactly what's inside. My favorite is the "wet beach stuff" bag because of the cute little pom-poms! This is my first time traveling with them, but I think it will make it a lot easier to stay organized while I'm traveling.


Another packing tip - I am always looking for ways to fit more clothes into my suitcase (overpacker problems haha) so I ordered this packing compression bag. Supposedly, this little bag helps you to fit two weeks of clothes into a carry-on suitcase. I was a little dubious, but I tested it out on snapchat yesterday and it really works! The website says," It compresses flat-packed clothing by up to 1/3 volume, allowing you to fit more items in less space, and helps keep everything organized at the same time." It does help you stay organized, because there are separate compartments for clean and dirty clothing. Here's what I was able to fit inside: 6 dress, 6 tops, 1 pair of shorts and 1 bikini. (And there was still room for more!)


Next up - a really good book! I picked up this book a few weeks ago at the bookstore and read it in ONE DAY. It was amazing!! Like my typical reads, it's a psychological thriller and will keep you on your toes. I've noticed that in some thrillers, the protagonists are often not very trustworthy or likable, but I loveeeeed the protagonist in this book. She's very relatable and I was rooting for her the whole time! If you've liked my book reviews in the past, then you will love this book. My mom read it and loved it too :)


These are two books I picked up to read while I'm on my trip this week. I love the Target book section because the popular books are almost always on sale! "All by Myself, Alone" looked pretty similar to "The Woman in Cabin 10" because it's a psychological thriller set on a cruise ship, and "Flight Patterns" seems like it will be the perfect beach read! I'll let you guys know how I like them once I'm done! 


Finally, I wanted to share this little one-shoulder top that I'm bringing with me on the trip because it's apart of the Shopbop Sale that ends TODAY!! I'm sharing it on my blog next week, but it won't be on sale then so I wanted to go ahead and give y'all a heads up. I'm obsessed with it! :)

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Stay tuned to snapchat tomorrow to see where I'm headed! 
xoxo

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27 comments:

  1. How cute are those bags! And I need to check out that compression bag. I try to avoid check-in bags as much as possible!

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  2. Love this! I need to try that compression bag. Where is your suitcase from please?

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  3. Those bags are SO cute! xo Devon www.seventeendresses.com

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  4. Those bags are the CUTEST! I love that you can personalize them!

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  5. i always love your book suggestions -- thank you!! those personalized makeup bags are adorable! happy friday darlin!

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  6. I have been looking all over for cute little bags like that for clothes/shoes! The compression bag sounds awesome and can come in real handy. I'm an over-packer as well! That book sounds great! A majority of my books are thrillers too. I am dying over that top...stripes...blue/white...everything! I need it asap! Can't wait to see where you're going! Happy Easter!

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  7. OMG your suitcase and little packing bags are too cute! Can't wait to see where you are heading :)

    xoxo,
    Lauren Lindmark
    dailydoseofcharm.com

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  8. I love those packing bags!!

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  9. That top is everything! I'm obsessed <3

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  10. Those packing bags are so cute! I can definitely use those for my next trip!

    Polly
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  11. Love the compression bag and the top!

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  12. I always LOVE your book recommendations. Thank you!

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  13. I always LOVE your book recommendations. Thank you!

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  14. Love your luggage! I am looking for new luggage to travel with now that I am an adult have to buy my own!

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  15. Those bags are awesome!! What a brilliant idea!!

    Gemma
    Faded Windmills

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing! I loved the fitness friday post you made a few weeks ago!
    Lauren | Pretty as a Peony

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  17. Totally in love with your top!

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  18. That top is so cute!!! I'm absolutely in love with it - off the shoulder tops are my favorite!

    Jess | thevoguevoyager.com

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  19. That top is so beautiful! I hope you have the most wonderful trip!
    Much love,
    Ashley | dearash.com

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  20. I love that mini pouch to keep things seperately and the pouch also said "make up" and "hair care" so you just know where your things are right away!

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  21. LOVE! Where did you get your gorgeous luggage?

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  22. Those packing bags are so cute!

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  23. Such a great idea!! Enjoy your travels!

    xoxo
    Sharan
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  24. So after using the compression bag this weekend, would you recommend it? I'm headed to Ireland for 9 days in August. Would love to hear your opinion after using it!!

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  25. where did you get your luggage from?

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