Sometimes you just need a weekend away to clear your mind. I spent this most of last week working, moving, unpacking, and completing bunch of other equally boring tasks. When Stephanie asked me to join her at the Demi Lovato concert in Orlando (more on that later this week!), I couldn't pack my bags fast enough! Within twenty minutes, I was out of the door with my bags packed for a girly weekend of fun (and shenanigans)!
Over the past few years, I have become the queen of packing. I've moved half a dozen times and gone on countless weekend trips and getaways, so I can basically pack a weekend suitcase in my sleep. I've learned that no matter how hard I try, I will always overpack...always. I've accepted this character trait as some byproduct of style blogging, and I've learned that I can overpack and still fit everything in a small bag if I use functional packing bags to keep all of my items separated and organized. My favorite travel items are all from Vera Bradley. Vera Bradley's travel collection features a variety of bright and girly prints, and their famous quilted fabric couldn't be better for packing!
Since I knew that I'd be attending a few fancy events over the weekend, I packed all of my photography-friendly makeup. My It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty palette, Benefit Hello Flawless foundation, Bobbi Brown bronzer, Younique 3D Fiber Lash mascara, and It Cosmetics Brow Power eyebrow pencil help me achieve a glamorous look that lasts all night long.Thankfully, my Vera Bradley Blush and Brush Makeup Case in Clementine is quite roomy, so I added in an extra dozen products and all of my favorite makeup brushes!
If you're looking for a new makeup bag for travel or everyday life, I highly suggest the Vera Bradley Blush and Brush Makeup Case. The variety of pockets keep your makeup organized, and the quilted fabric protects your items from damage! I love that this case features a built-in brush holder, see-through zipper pouches for items that may spill, and a roomier zip pocket for larger items!
In addition to packing way too much makeup, I'm always guilty of packing enough jewelry and beauty products to last a month. These small items normally float around my suitcase and end up spilling or breaking during my travels, but not this time. This weekend, I packed all of my jewelry and beauty essentials in the Vera Bradley Hanging Organizer in Clementine.
This organizer features four pockets and stretches to an impressive length, but the quilted fabric allows this organizer to roll up to a tiny bundle. I use the top padded pocket for fragile jewelry items, and the two plastic zipper pockets for extra jewelry and beauty items that may spill. The large pocket at the bottom of the organizer is perfect for packing larger beauty items like my trusty Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser.
After organizing all of my small items, it was time to bring out the star of the show. The Vera Bradley Frame Travel Bag in Clementine couldn't be a more perfect bag for a weekend trip.
I easily fit all of my clothes and shoes for the weekend along with my Vera Bradley Blush and Brush Makeup Case , Vera Bradley Hanging Organizer, curling iron, and a book- with room to spare! The bag conveniently zips at the top to keep the bag compact and secure.
While I love the bag's roomy interior, the large pockets are so convenient for packing. They were the perfect size to secure my book and curling iron, and they helped keep my weekend items perfectly organized.
After getting weekend kit completely packed, I jumped in the car and headed to a weekend of fun which included attending an awesome concert, being serenaded by a crazy guy who auditioned for American Ideal/The Voice/The X Factor, and oh yeah...getting photobombed by Demi Lovato in a banana suit. Don't worry, I'll spill all the details in a future post!
What's your packing style?
What's your packing style?
Thank you to Vera Bradley and Adorn Media Group for providing items for consideration.