Packing

The 6 Secrets to Packing Light (a tried and tested plan!)

The 6 Secrets to Packing Light (a tried and tested plan!)

While planning our two-week honeymoon, Paul suggested we bring carry-on luggage. Only. Upon first hearing this plan, I smiled and nodded, thinking that I would surely have to check my luggage in the end. I am, after all, the queen of planning for EVERY.SINGLE.THING… The inner-planner in me often overpowers the wanna-be minimalist that I wish I was.

But Paul had a very good point. Limiting ourselves to only what we can carry saves us in so many ways.

But the question is — how can packing light be done? 😳

The short answer is, it takes a little bit of planning, but it is possible! Here are our 6 secrets to packing light...

What I packed for a late-summer trip to the beach

What I packed for a late-summer trip to the beach

This weekend we made a last minute trip to the beach with my brother-in-law and his girlfriend. Avalon, New Jersey was our destination, which is where my BIL's girlfriend's family has a house. Looking forward to the weekend was a great incentive to power through the workweek!

With temperatures on the Jersey Shore topping out at a cool 70 degrees, and evening temps dipping into the 50s, I knew that packing for this trip would take a slightly different strategy than your typical mid-summer scorcher.

Best Travel Looks from the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Best Travel Looks from the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

With travel plans always on the horizon, I've been taking a good look at what the Nordstrom Anniversary sale has to offer. 

If you aren't familiar, this is THE sale of the season where Nordstrom unveils thousands of new items at drastic discounts. The sale opened to the public today (Friday, July 21st). All the fun ends on August 6th, and the most popular items are likely to sell out, so act fast!

I've narrowed down the thousands of items on sale and bring you a carefully curated list of ideal travel outfits that I can't wait to get my hands on.

I've applied the travel lens when assessing the following looks, keeping in mind comfort, packability, care, and cost.