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How to pack light - NOLA

Updated: Jan 26, 2020

Next month I'll be heading out to the Big Easy! Yes one of my favorite towns. That's right, I'm putting aside my passport and staying domestic.


Nola is indeed one of the most lively and exciting towns. This will be my third visit and I can't wait! I'll share with you some of my packing tips as I get ready to head out for a bachelorette weekend filled with Hurricanes, beads, beer and shenanigans.


One thing I've learned over the years of travel is how to pack light for a trip. I just grab my nifty and reliable carry on and shoulder tote. I'm also excited to take some of my fabulous posh buys with me!


Now bear in mind, there are a lot of very fashionable and chic blogs out there. This, I would say is more for the casual chica. I tend to dress more on the comfy casual cute side especially when traveling. So if this style fits yours, your'e in the right spot! I'll also point you in the right direction on where to score some of these great looks on poshmark.


weather in Nola in september is HOT HOT and humid, pack light!

travel day fit, light comfy and cute. H&M crop top, American Rag pants from @poshlifeboss And my trusty travel tote from Paris

1. Mix n match


Pick out a few pair of shorts and tops that you can easily mix n match


Floral crop top and high waisted shorts purchased from @littlefire33. Love these shorts! they go great with almost any top

Express crop top, goes great with these high waist shorts. Uber flattering!


sheer racerback from @sherihen, adorable Band of Gypsies elastic waist floral shorts from @slclark1344

American Eagle top from @slclark1344, VS bralette



floral top also from @littlefire33, and the adorable lama fanny pack omg! bralette from @trunkles thanks ladies!


I love to mix n match my bikinis, they rarely match! But somehow it works? Top from @littlefire33, bottoms VS, oh so cute sandals from @sherihen


A word about rompers. LOVE them. That being said, in hot weather, could be questionable. Going to the restroom usually requires undressing. However they are adorable and this lovely romper pictured (from @littlefire33) above makes for a lovely easy breezy coverup for the pool, even makes for cozy pjs! :)


Throw in a couple of light summer dresses, a hat, sandals and flip flops, a pair of comfy sneakers and you're set!


2. The essentials


sunglasses and hat are a must, wipes, pasties, and travel nail kit helpful things to have

mini booze bottles? um yes! that's right, I'm a resourceful bitch. Throw in some granola bars for those hangry times you can't get to food. For both the flight and the trip. Traveling is expensive, Save money where you can!

3. Toiletries


What's in my bag?


mini travel size beauty essentials

So I signed up for my first Birch box. What is Birch? It's basically a monthly beauty sample subscription box. You sign up, fill out their beauty survey, and get a box of samples each month. If you're a beauty junky like me, then you LOVE samples. You get to try new products and then buy the full size of the ones you love!


Since this was my first box, I got a second one free! I got some pretty nifty stuff perfect for my trip.


I love Ouai hair products. This volume boosting spray is perfect for traveling to give your hair a little lift. (Although with the humidity, I may not need it!) Did I mention Ouai is cruelty free? Added bonus.

Next is Korres Wild Rose Makeup Melter cleansing oil. Massage this on after you wash your face, then rinse off. It not only smells great, it leaves your skin feeling clean and soft.


Lumiere d'hiver Clarifying Shampoo. Yes hotels provide little shampoos, but I find those drying and not enough if you're sharing a room, so I always like to bring my own.


Michael Kors Gold perfume, perfect little travel size. Nice soft yet sexy scent.

Benefit Porefessional. I actually use the full size of this daily. Not only does it minimize the appearance of pores, it actually helps minimize the appearance of fine lines. Just saying. And in that humid pore opening weather, this is a must.


Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer. I love anything coconut. Apply this under your SPF and before your makeup. Leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized. Great for sensitive skin.


Another great cruelty free moisturizer - Air Repair complexion boosting moisturizer. Rich in anti-oxidants, it soothes and hydrates tired skin. Perfect for traveling!


So far, I'm pretty pleased with Birch box. If you're a traveler like me, I'd say it's worth the investment. You get perfect travel sized quality products while trying new things each month. Win Win!


Well that's it! Stay tuned next month as I share (or not) pics from our crazy weekend in New Orleans. I'm sure there will be plenty to share, outfits, street art, and shenanigans.


To shop the closets mentioned above, sign up and visit poshmark.com

and yes, if you've been following my previous posh posts, I def have my favorite closets where I shop frequently!


https://poshmark.com/closet/littlefire33

https://poshmark.com/closet/sherihen

https://poshmark.com/closet/trunkles

https://poshmark.com/closet/slclark1344

https://poshmark.com/closet/poshlifeboss


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