4 Packing Tips

Hello, beautiful! Okay I've been neglecting this website, whatever I'm human. It has been super crazy with work & my personal life. To be honest I am feeling a bit run down. The hubs & I are off to recharge our batteries in Aruba. I am trying to pack for one week in a carry on so I thought it would be an appropriate time to share my packing tips! 

1. Know your Destination and Itinerary

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This may seem basic but it is key to prevent over packing. Research your destination’s weather. It is important to know what weather to expect because this will determine what clothing you will be bringing. When visiting New England during the winter one would bring heavy clothing like wool and denim. Since I am visiting Aruba the weather will be 85 degrees which means I can bring lighter clothing and a denim jacket. Knowing your itinerary is also important. This is a list of things that you will be doing throughout your trip. A traveler planning on going rock climbing would wear active gear while a business trip would consist of professional clothing. I love to make lists and if you are anything like me I would recommendmaking a list of everything you plan to bring; clothing, accessories, shoes, and toiletries.

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2. Clothing Selection

If you are also anything like me you will experience the urge to bring your entire wardrobe “just in case”. These tips are designed to suppress this feeling. With the research completed in the first tip choosing the clothing to bring should come easier. I would suggest for every bottom bring at least two tops to go with it. To prevent wrinkles and create more space in your luggage I suggest rolling your outfits together. To avoid over packing stick to a versatile color story, I like to pack neutral garments and colorful accessories to give my travel ensembles a pop of color. These accessories typically include scarves and jewelry which are an easy pack.

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3. Shoes and Undergarments

I know you probably just read that title and thought shoes and undergarments, what an odd combination? Let me explain. Instead of packing your shoes in another bag, line them along your luggage.  This will eliminate extra bags and will still give you room for your garments. Socks and other things store inside your shoes! Another fabulous space saver.

 

 

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4. Hanging Organizer

I highly suggest that everyone invest in a hanging organizer. This one is Vera Bradley but other brands make them as well. It was definitely one of my smartest purchases. My hanging organizer contains my toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, hair supplies, hair tools, make up, and other toiletries supplies. Even when I am not traveling I hang it on the back of my bathroom door to stay organized.

Well fash dolls I hope that you found these tips & tricks helpful. As always thank you for reading & safe travels.

Stay Sassy & God Bless!

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6 Tips for College Freshman

Hello dolls!
With school ending and summer approaching fast, the college scene is coming closer to all who are attending. Yes, college freshman, this post is for you! It can be scary and intimidating walking into a new school full of new faces, but I promise you it will all be okay! Here are some tips I’ve learned that will help you survive your first year at your dream school.

1. Amazon will be your best friend.

When it comes to textbooks especially, do not I repeat DO NOT buy your textbooks from the college bookstore. Amazon more than likely has the same book for half the price and if you get Amazon Prime for students, you can even get your books in 2 days! Save the extra cash and use it towards something useful, not a book you may or may not even use.

2. Avoid the 8 a.m. classes, trust me.

When you go to register for classes and think an 8 a.m. class sounds like a good idea, just stop because it’s totally not. You probably won’t make it to that class, let’s be honest. Unless you are a morning person and can wake up early every day without an issue, choose a different time.

3. At least try to eat healthy.

With college comes freedom and with freedom comes chocolate chip cookies and ramen noodles at 2 a.m. Trust me, the freshman 15 is real and although it seems impossible, it happens in a blink of an eye. Keep a balanced diet with fruit and vegetables and you should be good.

4. Get off your butt and exercise.

Seriously though, I know you probably won’t want to hit the gym after your last class but it’s good for you! Stay in shape and try to work out a few times a week, not only can it help you balance your weight but it can also help you manage stress and anxiety.

5. It’s okay to change your major.

Still not sure what you want to major in or confused on what your dream job is? You're not alone. It’s scary deciding what you want in life and it’s okay to change your mind. Take some classes in different majors to see what you really enjoy, then make your decision!

6. Get out there and join some clubs/activities.

Not only will they look good on your transcript, but they will help you make new friends and memories! Join a club that you enjoy, whether it be robotics, fashion, math league, or even the golf team, just get out there and have fun!

There you have it! To all you freshman out there nervous and afraid of the big step you're about to take, don't be scared to get out of your comfort zone. It will all be worth it in the end! Enjoy your freshman year and don't forget, have fun!

From a senior who's been through it all,

Alex