What I’m packing for my weekend getaway to New Orleans! ✈️

Good morning and happy Monday you guys! 

My trip to New Orleans is 24 days away and you know I always love to plan ahead with everything because it makes me feel more organized. So I thought I’d go ahead and think about what I’m packing for those 3 days especially since we decided to go to the beach! 

I think I’m going to bring 4-5 outfits total to wear out in case I need to change or I’m not feeling it. So for those I will have to go shopping for, but this is how I am imagining it to be. 

  • two dresses (need to buy some pretty ones)
  • pair of jeans
  • leggings
  • 4 pairs of shirts, can be casual or fancy 
  • 4 pairs of shoes
    • converse
    • wedges
    • sandals
    • flip flops for the beach
  • swimsuit (need to buy a new one from Target soon unless my old ones can fit)
  • beach cover-up
  • sunglasses (need to buy a nice pair because I just gave mine to my mom)
  • possibly a cute sun hat
  • my pjs (a shirt and shorts)
  • an outfit to travel in for the car ride

I think that’s about all the clothes/accessories I should be bringing since we will just be gone for 3 days. I always overdo it, but I guess you can never have too many back up clothes right?! 

Some of the other things I’ll probably pack in my purse or book bag is my Kindle for the car ride so I can read my book, my planner (maybe, not sure if I want to carry this around yet), chapstick, wallet, my camera + charger, phone charger, and my camera stick. Want to carry around a light book bag, so I’m either going to use one of my older ones or get myself another one! I have been eyeing this Coach one, but I’m not 100% sure if I want to buy it yet. 

What are some essentials you guys pack on a short trip like this? Should I bring anything else?! Let me know in the comments 🙂

 

Black Friday Deals I’m interested in! 🛍

In the past years, I never really had any items I waited for to go on sale for Black Friday. I don’t this year either, but I do have some things I have my eye on. So here’s my little list of items I hope to buy this week!

Coach outlet is having 70% off everything online and in stores. I feel like I need a new purse, or at least a new backpack I could carry my laptop in to work. I did see some backpacks on there, but nothing really caught my eye. I might go to the outlet mall and see if I could pick one out there. Besides a backpack, I really liked these two purses and I think they were each under $100. Hoping to grab at least one this year! 

Next on my list is makeup. I saw that Ulta had a lot of stuff being advertised on their website for Black Friday. I

I want to grab a mascara, specifically the IT one, I got a sample for my birthday and it honestly is one of the best mascaras I’ve ever tried and that’s a steal for $10! The Mario Badescu spray trio is a great deal since I’m almost out of mine at home. I love the rose and cucumber one and have never tried the lavender one. Plus, if they’re small enough, I could take them on trips! 

These two sets would be a great gift for my little sister. I know she doesn’t own any of these items and they’re a great deal. The MAC fix + spray is amazing and the HOOLA bronzer is one of the best bronzers I own. Overall, I feel like they’re both a good deal and would make for a great present for anyone!

I’ve heard great things about the Dermalogica brand and if it could possibly help with my acne/acne scarring, that would be worth it! The Microderm device is something I have wanted for a looooong time, but it’s always so expensive. It’s still pretty pricey at $99, but if this actually gets rid of my acne scars, it would be worth the $99. Any reviews on this? And last but not least, the entire YES TO brand is 50% off. I love their masks and lip scrubs so I will stock up on some goodies and maybe make a few of them gifts! 

 

Haven’t found an ad for this, but I am hoping Charming Charlie has some kind of a deal on accessories because I need some new hoop/dangly earrings. I’ve heard in the past they usually have a good Black Friday sale, so I hope I can grab a couple pairs. I went the other day to buy some, but I thought why not just wait to see if they have a sale?

Walmart always has something I want like for example a onesie. I need a new one as the only one I have is with penguins on it, think I outgrew it!

On the ad, I only found 2 things noteworthy. This deal for the soundbar isn’t too bad especially when you get small corner speakers as well. We’ve been wanting one since we got our TV, it really does make a difference. I already have a Fujifilm mini camera, but just wanted to point out that this is such a good deal especially when you get a case, album, stickers, and film. I had to buy everything separately besides the film. Last thing I want from Walmart is the new Call of Duty game, it’s $60 right now, but it should go on sale for like $40, so I am waiting for that! Super excited!

So that’s pretty much my list. If I find anything else I will add to it! I will be mainly buying presents this year, so hopefully I find some other goodies for our parents!