This past weekend I traveled to Spokane, Washington to visit my best friend Juliana who is also a blogger (Tourist to Local). I am so excited that I got the opportunity to finally make it visit her and we even did guest posts for each other’s blogs. Not only was I excited to be reunited with her beautiful self, I was also pumped to use my new duffle bag that I got from Target.
I don’t know about you guys, but I have a habit of overpacking EVERYWHERE I go. It doesn’t matter if I am gone for less than 48 hours or taking a two week vacation, chances are I will bring at least three outfits I don’t wear. I decided this trip I will only pack the essentials, plus Juliana and I are the same height so we can pretty much fit in each other’s clothes if I forget something. Below are my tips to packing for a weekend trip (specifically for a cold-weather destination). Plus, I will show you how I made cute DIY travel tags for my luggage!
Juliana and I planned out what we were going to do before I got to Spokane, which was extremely helpful. If you know what activities you have planned, you can base what your pack off of your weekend agenda. We decided we were going to go out two nights, one being more casual and the other more formal. I packed a simple little black dress for the formal night and high waisted jeans and a halter paired with a black cardigan for the more casual night. My biggest tip for packing light, is wearing your large items on the plane with you. I wanted to bring my big wool cardigan because it was going to be cold but no way was it going to fit in my duffle. I also doubled up by wearing my leggings (which I will wear on the way home) and my denim shirt on the flight to Spokane. For outfits during the day, wanted to keep it simple so I packed two simple long sleeves and a infiniti scarf. Don’t forget the essentials like PJs, warm socks, bras, and undies! As for shoes, this is where it gets tough especially if you are going to a colder destination that requires bulkier shoes. I recommend only bring one pair of boots (I wore my brown combat boots on the plane) and then a pair of heels if you are going out. Juliana and I are relatively the same shoe size so she offered me her shoes if I wanted to switch it up!
DIY Luggage Tags
|Courtesy of One Charming Party|
I realized my adorable little duffle bag did not have a built in luggage tag so I had to get creative before I headed to Washington. I went to good ol’ Pinterest and found this cute idea for DIY tags. All I had to do was print out the templates, fill out my information (name and phone number), cut them out, and use packing tape to provide a laminate effect to the tags. Once I was done, I hole punched the top and used a hair tie to attach to my bag! Viola, a simple and FREE way to make your own luggage tags!