Long Weekend Packing MUST HAVES!

Hi lovelies!! CANNOT believe the Fourth of July is already here! I swear just yesterday there was snow on the ground. Soooo excited for what’s ahead. My boyfriend and I are headed outta here for the Fourth of July just us two! I’m V excited because not only are we spending a couple of nights away, work free, morning alarm free, but we’re spending a couple nights away in my favorite place. Cape Cod/ Martha’s Vineyard/Nantucket. Yeah, pretty much going to be everywhere! Today on the blog I’m sharing with you readers what I’m packing. Deffff not all because we’d be here AWHILE lol.. So I broke it down into some categories for you dolls.

Currently..

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The main travel accessories

Tory Burch Embroidered-t Weekender

 

So the newest accessory to the family is this beauty. A beauty am I right?! Too be honest this is not what I was looking for. Let me start off by saying I was in the market for a weekend duffle bag so that’s why I bought it in the first place. But any who, I originally wanted a Vineyard Vines whale weekender but at the moment Vineyard Vines is only selling the weekender bag both online and in store in the world cup print and I was just like no. Nothing against the world cup just no. Nothing fashionable about that what so ever. So that brings me to this Tory Burch BEAUTY.

I originally saw it on the Nordstrom website first and out of curiosity, I then went to the Tory Burch website where IT WAS ON SALE and still is!! From there I clicked order without a second thought and OMG SO. GLAD. I DID. I am in loveeee with this weekender. I know it’s going to last me a very long time and I’m going to get SO MUCH use out of it. Durable, sooo much space, expandable, zip pockets, optional cross body strap, which I love.

Vineyard Vines Tote

Love this Tote. I mainly use it as a beach bag but it’s great for traveling. I usually put things like shoes, food (of course) my laptop, chargers, all the odds and end things that don’t go in my main travel bag.

Vineyard Vines Cosmetic Case

Another Vineyard Vines goody of mine and one of my favorites. If you’re regular follower of my blog you know I love this cosmetic case and have gotten a ton of use out of it. Not only do I love it for its beauty (the checkered blue interior is my favorite) but for its durability. It’s so well built and fits all of my cosmetics perfectly, which is A LOT. Trust me. So right there you know pictures don’t do justice for what you can squeeze in here. Plus the zipper is V strong. SUPER CUTE am I right?!

The shoes…

Now this is the category I tend to over pack the most in. SHOES. So this time I’m breaking old habits and bringing only three. That’s right. THREE. Ugh, if I regret this my boyfriend is to blame.

Cosmetics..

Another area I tend to over pack in. I just can’t help it!! Who knows what can happen…what if I wake up with a huge blemish and don’t have the right product with me to act fast?!?! Yeah..that’s pretty much how I think when it comes to packing my cosmetics. But seriously “What If?!”

First, my basic everyday makeup/perfume. A MUST.

Second, all the products that I use EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. on my face. another MUST.

Other Necessities 

Annnnnd because we’re going to be in the sun like 24/7 we need protection. Over the course of the last year or so I have really stepped up my skin protection game. Before, I would just go to the beach and oil up with no sun protection what so ever. I never took sun protection seriously. That is until a harsh reality brought me into the dermatoligst’s office with sun spots. Yeah, DON’T EVER want to experience that again. So now I protect!

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Picked up these products this morning at Target!

If you don’t hear from me soon..

Have a safe and happy Fourth Of July everyone!

Xo, B

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Weekend Getaway Travel Must Haves

Happy Wednesday! Two more work days and then it’s Memorial Day Weekend!! So amen to a three day weekend!!! The boyfriend and I were planning on heading to the Cape for the weekend but the weather in our neck of the woods is going to be so un Memorial Day weekend like. Boooo. But any who tonight on the blog I’m sharing some of my weekend getaway travel MUST HAVES.

Vineyard Vines Vineyard Tote

This tote I LOVE. It’s not the bag I would pack my clothes in because it lacks a zipper but I find sooo many different uses for this tote. I’ve used it as a beach bag, a carry on bag, and not gonna lie, a work bag from time to time. It’s big and heavy duty. The material is sturdy and strong and the bag it self can hold more than you would think. It also has a medium size zipper pocket inside which is a major plus for me, especially if I’m carrying money, my license, keys, etc with me.

Vineyard Vines Heritage Whales Large Cosmetic Case

This cosmetic case is perfect for traveling. It’s large enough to fit not only my makeup but things like my face wash, lotions, hair accessories and what ever else I can manage to fit inside. Not going to lie though, that’s not what sold me on this cosmetic case. I mean tell me it’s not the most cutest cosmetic case you ever did see!?!? The blue checkered inside and gold zipper really add to this case.

Lilly Pulitzer Laptop Case

This Laptop case is A MUST HAVE. And I’m not just saying that because it’s a Lilly laptop case I swear. Ready for this one!? I spilt a little wine on this case while my macbook was inside and OMG if not for the case my laptop would be no more. It’s life saving. It’s great for travel. It doesn’t add any extra weight to my bag what so ever. And hey lets face it, It’s nice to look at!! I get SO many compliments on it.

LongChamp Le Pliage’ Shoulder Tote

Okay, so I know I’ve been obsessing over my new LongChamp bag but for good reason. This bag is amazing. I just spilt coffee on it today and it wiped right off stain free!! And if that’s not reason enough for you to want one of these bags then clearly we cannot be friends. This bag is lightweight and can store quite a lot without wearing down on the straps or my shoulder over time.

Xo, B

Weekend Getaway Deets!

Hi darlings! So I recently returned from a few days up North with my boyfriend and some family. Before I left I knew I was obviously going to have to share with you guys what’s on my packing list, but more importantly the key essentials. Meaning, everything I would of not been able to survive without this weekend. Keep in my mind, I think we hit a high of 10  degrees our entire stay sooo yeah…

Here’s a few side deets as to where we stayed because HEAVEN.

  • Church Landing At Mill Falls
  • Meredith, New Hampshire

Key Essentials I Packed

Vineyard Vines Vineyard Tote

So this is new. I Used it for the first time this past weekend and I obviously love it. I used it to take to the pool. It was also my day bag on Saturday and it was literally packed full with just about everything. The straps held well and are not uncomfortable on the shoulder. Clearly super stylish. I love the zip pocket inside and two pocket sleeves below it for your cellphone. The material is strong. I accidentally left my wet bathing suit in it over night and thought the bag would of been completely soaked through but it was barely damp! For a VV tote at only $98, you can’t go wrong. I can’t wait to use it as beach bag this summer!

 

Vineyard Vines Whales Cosmetic Case

I’ve had this cosmetic case for a while now. It’s great! I don’t use this as my everyday go to makeup case because well I mean it’s beautiful. The inside blue checkered is adorable and ladies we all know the inside of our everyday cosmetic cases DO NOT stay clean. Also, it’s quite larger and more than what I would need for everyday use. But every time I go away, this is what holds all of my cosmetics.

 

Patagonia Los Gatos Vest

LOVE this vest. In case you haven’t heard me say it before! Pretty sure I’ve made that clear by now but any who..It’s so cozy, stylish and goes with anything. I’m so glad I got this. It was the perfect vest for a snowy weekend away. It’s beyond comfortable and comes in so many different colors for just under $100.

 

Sorel Joan Of Arctic Boots

These boots are my new favorite. My boyfriend recently bought these for me and they are literally amazing. Warm, comfortable, WATERPROOF and so stylish, am I right!? The fur detail is my favorite. Who knew dressing for the cold could be so fun and stylish? He actually got a pretty amazing deal on them as well! Original price was $180 and he got them for $134!

 

Patagonia Down With It Parka

I CANNOT say enough good things about this coat. This is my second winter using it and it makes all the difference. I WEAR IT EVERYDAY. It’s SO warm and made from goose down just like those pricey Canada Goose jackets that we all love. Even on the windiest, coldest blustery of days, I do not feel the wind against my body. Best part, It’s stylish. Yeah, it’s a warm big and bulky coat but it looks great with just about anything. Back when I was in the market for a warm winter coat.. that is also stylish enough to pair with jeans, I thought it was a long shot until I came across this jacket. I wouldn’t trade it for any other jacket.

 

Happy snow day!

Xo, B

Impulse Buys

Happy Saturday friends! It’s 2pm and my errands/everything I had to do today is DONE. My boyfriend is working so it’s just me, my Starbucks, my laptop and of course my dog Molly on my lap:) I’m so glad I found the time for this post today because it’s a good one!

IMPULSE BUYS. If you’re anything like me it happens. Ya know those things you buy that you don’t always need but you just HAVE TO HAVE and can’t walk away from…Yep, that was my problem yesterday. But if I’m being totally honest about it I’M SO NOT SORRY about this impulse buy.

Heritage Whale Tail Cosmetic Case From Vineyard Vines

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Heritage Whale Tail Cosmetic from Vineyard Vines was what I just couldn’t say no to yesterday. I have perfectly, good and in great shape cosmetic case at home from Victoria’s Secret but IMPULSE and lack of self-control (especially when I’m shopping alone) I found myself with a new seventy eight dollar cosmetic case. But like I said before I’m really not sorry about it because she’s a beauty and I’m OBSESSED. I mean look at it!!

 

Have a fun filled Saturday!

Xo, B