I just love a long, Holiday weekend! The excitement of getting out of town and escaping this Palm Springs heat has me planning my outfits days in advance. In all fairness, anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I am a horrible procrastinator when it comes to packing despite daydreaming of the perfect looks. For this weekend’s getaway I not only had to pack for myself but for my BF as well…yikes! Packing for men seems so much easier, am I right??? I have learned (over many months of packing for quick trips) that getting into a packing routine really helps to keep me focused and engaged in the process…no matter how last minute it is!
Music – I love to create a playlist of music for my trip and play that while packing. Something about the vacay vibes coming thru my phone gets me in the right frame of mind to narrow down outfits. Some current faves include: Are You With Me by Lost Frequencies, The Girl From Ipanema, and Empire Ants by Gorillaz.
Wine – Seriously, how do people actually pack for a trip without a glass??? I am currently obsessed with Rose (okay, I’m always obsessed with Rose…) and Malbec. This bottle of La Finca is from Trader Joe’s and under $5!
Take 1 Thing Out – Yes, this sounds crazy coming from me but seriously, do you need 3 sweaters for a 2 night trip? Trust me. Take 1 thing out at the last minute, you don’t need it.
For our upcoming trip we pulled outfits for the BF from Paul Fredrick, a very East Coast prep brand that offers dress shirts that transition from day to night as well as key pieces for every man.
Look 1: Shirt // Shorts // Sandals
Look 2: Shirt // Tie // Pants // Shoes
Since we are heading to the beach this weekend I decided to keep with a tropical feel in my looks. H&M has been having the most amazing sales and I have scored a few fun pieces for under $20!
Bikini (Similar HERE) // Pineapple Tee (Watermelon version HERE) // Espadrilles // Palm Dress
My Look: Tank (Similar HERE) // Shorts
Save 20% and receive free shipping at Paul Fredrick just in time for the 4th!
As always, thanks for reading!
*This post first appeared on TheDarlingNiki.com*