Weekends Away – Styling, Deciding & Packing

With Summer tragically coming to an end, this three-day weekend for the Labor Day holiday is something to cherish and celebrate. Maybe even something to get out-of-town for!

We always have magazines, websites, blogs, and even friends giving us advice and suggestions, telling us what’s fashionable, what we should wear, how best to accessorize our looks… But what about how to pack all of that fabulous into a weekend bag?

Whether you’re heading to the beach for a relaxing, low-key weekend or planning a killer weekend of parties in New York City, long weekends are all about preparation! So with that in mind here are some great articles on packing, traveling in style, and how to maximize your suitcase space for this holiday weekend.


If you’re looking for great styling tips or fun new ways to pair the pieces in your wardrobe Wendy’s Lookbook is the perfect inspiration. But she can also help you prep for a trip with advice on what to wear when you travel and how to pack your jewelry, bags, shoes, and delicate pieces – Up In The Air:: Comfy Maxi Dress & Packing Segment.

The Jet-Setter’s Ultimate Guide to Traveling (Anywhere) in Style features everything from the Must Haves for a tropical vacation to what you should bring when you’re heading up to New England. Comfortable shoes, nautical-inspired stripes, chic sunglasses – Whatever you’re considering

Who knows better than a stylist how to pack the perfect pieces for a trip? WhoWhatWear knows this well and their segment Ask A Stylist with Nicole Chavez is just what you should be reading if you’re beach bound – I have lots of weekend trips planned for this summer, so I’m wondering what are 10 essentials I need to pack?


The jet-setting crowd probably knows better than most just what should be added to your bag before a trip – They do it all the time! Check out Olivia Palermo’s What To Pack: A Long Summer Weekend. And I couldn’t agree more about the steamer – My friend got me one for my birthday a few years ago and it was without a doubt the greatest gift I’ve ever received!

Sometimes the hardest part about packing isn’t deciding what to put into your bag – it’s trying to pair down what you’re taking and fit it efficiently into your luggage. We’ve all experienced the horror of laying out all of the perfect outfits on the bed but then realizing you can’t zip up your bag. Summer Suitcase: Tips For Packing Light.

Beauty Products:

Flying. Sunburns. Celebratory cocktails. Late nights. While all of these add up to a great vacation, they can leave you looking tired and haggard if you’re not properly prepared. And while I’ve talked about my makeup essentials before – MCLV’s Makeup Bag & Always On Hand – what about the things that you need to take with you for a weekend away? Or, heaven forbid, the mini sizes you’ll need to stock up on before climbing onto a plane?

Stock up on mini sizes of your favorite products next time you’re at your usual beauty counter or invest in mini bottles to keep your toiletries kit from overflowing. Read other great tips from Vogue in Beauty: Pack Lightly.

Or you can get creative when you travel and search out fun, new products to try out like cool balms and powders that become the liquids we’re used to when you add water! Refinery 29 has all the things to try in their Travel Accessories – Toiletries Checklist.

Those of us who travel often – even just for weekends away – learn to keep a fully functional toiletry kit prepped at all times. Learn from the best and see what The Glamourai keeps in hers – { The Glamourai Guide } To Quick Getaways.

Now tell me the truth, after reading these inspirational pieces on how and what to pack, are YOU ready to get out-of-town for the long holiday weekend?


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