If you’re curious where I’m going mid-week, yes it is Spring Break (woohoo!), and I’m en route to NYC for an exciting fitness collaboration that I can’t wait to share with you!! You can follow me along on myInstagram storiesto see more behind the scenes posts while I’m in the city! I’ll be heading straight from NYC to Phoenix to be with my boyfriend for a few days, so embarking on a back to back trip (with complete opposite weathers) this week called for some a lot of organization! I’m no travel blogger or travel expert by any means, but the more I travel, the more I learn! Without further ado, today’s post is all about packing + traveling must do’s to make your upcoming trip or vacation a seamless success and to make the most of your trip! Let’s get started:
Write down a general packing list a couple days before you leave. This way, if you think of anything throughout the subsequent days, you can simply add it to your list to avoid forgetting anything. Then, pack the day before you leave by rolling your clothes to avoid wrinkles and save suitcase space. When I pack, I will put all my clothes in my rolling suitcase, and reserve my duffel for shoes, toiletries, and hair products.
Lay out your travel outfit from head to toe the night before. I personally LOVE traveling in comfortable shoes like these sneakers, comfortable pants like these joggers, a cozy tee, and I always carry a jacket with me (those airplanes are always quite chilly). The best jacket to wear traveling in my opinion is a denim jacket because you can restyle it your entire trip!
Pack 80% neutrals. As much as I love to wear colors and patterns this time of year, it’s essential on vacation to pack 80% neutral clothing that will match denim, white/black pants, in order to mix and match everything in your suitcase.
Cell phone battery pack is a must. I recently received this Mophie as a gift and have been loving it! With limited wall sockets in the airport, it’s important your phone is charged up to access anything important via email or contact anyone you might be visiting or meeting up with.
If you haven’t noticed (you can see for yourself here and here), I’ve been on a serious stripe kick lately…specifically blue and white stripes. There’s something about the pattern and color palette that is light, effortless, and a timeless staple. I love collecting pieces in my closet that I know I’ll wear the next season (in this case, Summer and through Fall) and even the next few years! A shirtdress is the ultimate casual-chic item and everyday staple that will revamp your wardrobe for every occasion and every time of the year!
PS- I hope you have a great week! Stay tuned for some exciting birthday posts coming Thursday and Friday to Torey’s Treasures…and find out how old I’ll be turning 😉 See you soon!
Although you may not be pulling out your swimsuits and cutoff shorts just yet, Spring is quickly approaching and this outfit is the epitome of the hot (and my FAVORITE) Spring trends: blue and white stripes, off the shoulder, and ruffles! Seriously, how much better can one piece of clothing get? This dress has it all 😉
If you’ve been following me on Instagram lately, you know I’ve been loving anything with light blue + white stripes lately…especially this top and this dress! And do you remember these “it” shoes for Spring from this post?! Well, hurry because they’re selling out quick everywhere and they’re a MUST HAVE for the warmer months ahead! Start shopping and wearing the off the shoulder, ruffles, and stripes trend now before flowers start blooming, and you’ll have a major leg up in the fashion game by the time warm weather arrives 😉
I’m on a SALE sharing streak lately, which I (and hope you) can’t complain about 😉 Yesterday I shared my favorite Shopbop Sale picks, and today I’m sharing these sneakers, sunglasses, and bag that are ALL on sale!
I love that thiscamo jacket can be worn SO many different ways! It has an edgy twist, but can also be dressed up or down. Of course I went with the more simplistic and basic outfit here, however, I think it would look so cute paired with a striped tee, denim, and booties! It’s perfect for transitioning into Spring! And now for the giveaway…
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Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!! Although my Valentine is 475 miles away (anyone else in a long distance relationship!?), he still knows how to show me his love. I woke up to a bouquet of Valentine’s Day balloons outside my bedroom door..it’s the thoughtful and little things that count for me 🙂 I also enjoyed a Valentine’s Day dinner with my mom last night which was so sweet!
So whether you’re single or taken, it’s still possible to have a very happy February 14th! I’m sharing some of the ways I thought of to show some self-love or spread your love to others, because after all, Valentine’s Day is all about l-o-v-e.
Have a GALentine’s Day with your best gal pals by staying in, ordering pizza and enjoying some wine OR go to a fun dinner and happy hour together!
Treat yourself to a warm bubble bath and indulge in some ice cream afterwards!
Cook dinner at home with your significant other and light some candles to set the mood! Cozy up on the couch with a movie neither of you have seen.
Pay it forward and pay for the persons Starbuck’s in line behind you. That’ll make their day and in turn, make you feel good!
Have a fun date night by going bowling or treat you and your love to a relaxing couples massage.
Go for a beach walk or a walk through the park, either solo, or with your significant other! It will feel good to get outside and feel the fresh air on your face.
I’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day by going to a Mexican restaurant with my Valentine this weekend when we are together! Whatever you decide to do today on February 14th, I hope you show yourself some love as well as spread the love to others around you! 😉
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