Sunday, July 14, 2013

{What’s in my “Road Trip” Bag}

For me, the bag I carry on a road trip, particularly when there is going to be a lot of shopping going on, has to be a large bag with a shoulder strap that can be carried cross-body. This blue Caper bag {Sold Out} was my first purchase from JustFab about a year ago… and it has held up extremely well. I tend to keep very small purchases {nail polish, jewelry, etc.} in my bag until I use them, so it is very necessary for me to start out with the bear minimum in my bag. These are the 10 things I typically start out with on a road trip…

1. Hard Sunglasses Case - Picked up this Coach case at TJ Maxx last summer.
2. Phone/Tablet Cables and USB Car Charger - I rarely ever charge my devices before I get in the car to leave.
3. Lip Balm - Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me.
4. Lotion - Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
5. Wallet - My favorite, super old, Tommy Hilfiger wallet.
6. Nail file/clippers - As a nail-biter {I know, I know}, I must have something to take care of nail issues to prevent myself from giving in to the impulse to bit. This floral nail file is Madewell for Birchbox.
7. Candy/Mints/Gum - Whenever I can find these cinnamon Mentos, I always stock up on them. Love!
8. Reading Material - I used to carry a book and a few magazines, since getting the Nook HD, life has been so much easier… and lighter.
9. Moisture Stick - This all-purpose E.L.F. Daily Moisture stick is amazing.
10. A Liter Bottle - I got this fish bottle from Kmart last year, after making the decision to give up soda. This bottle is clear... in the picture, there is sweet tea in it.

What do you carry in your bag on a road trip?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

{On To The Next City}

It's just day two of my trip and I can already tell that the decision to go city-hopping was a good one. 
By the way: On a road trip, does anyone else feel like it is their duty, as the front-seat passenger, to stay awake during the drive? Or is it just me?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

{Birthday Vacations}

With the extremely rainy summer we have been having, the decision this year has been made to head north for my birthday vacation. While I love our usually beach trips, I am quite exited about our city trip this year.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

{Birthday Bucket List}


It is that time of year again and I am celebrating my birthday all month long. This year I've decided to put together a bucket list of things I want to do before my next birthday. Here we go...

Monday, July 8, 2013

{Celebrating All Weekend}

Flats: Teva | Jeans and Tank: Old Navy | Striped Top: H&M

In my family, the 4th of July is not only a time to celebrate our independence but we also celebrate three birthdays. With my niece, my sister, and my own birthday weeks apart (June 12th, June 30th, July 10th respectively), we end up having a massive BBQ... and celebrating the entire weekend. While their birthdays have already past by then, it is a great way for me to kick-off my birthday week. How do you kick-off your birthday week?