How to Pack for a Spontaneous Vacation


Spontaneous vacation? I applaud you. Whether spontaneous or not, vacations seem to be hard to come by lately but are definitely something that I highly encourage and I believe need to happen more often. But either way, people tend to stress about the packing process. What to bring? What if you change your plans? Will you have the right outfit to wear? I’ve got a few tips for you to prevent overpacking and stress!

In this whirlwind life that I seem to lead, today is the last day of one career and tomorrow starts another. Yet the exciting, last minute part is that tomorrow’s career starts with a trip to Orlando for a conference. Well la di da, I know….but since I leave 12 hours after I finish my last day of work I need quick packing. So grab your suitcase and get started.

I’ll be gone for 12 days with laundry access so I’ll be packing for about 7 days. The important thing is to think about what your going to be doing. I’ll be relaxing by a pool, going to some business meetings, and also walking around Disney World. A great contrast. To start I pick out my top summer outfits; those things I wore on days when I thought I looked great and put together, maybe the days I got compliments. Doesn’t have to be many outfits, the important part is to mix and match and pick items that are easily turned from day to night. Grab a jean/leather jacket, the proper accessories, and a dress that can be dressed up or down. This way you can pack minimal items for maximum gain.


When it comes to your makeup, choose the things that go well for a day in as well as a night out. A good coverage foundation like the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation is great for a busy day and can be brought to a perfect night time face quickly with a little added The Balm Mary-LouManizer and some colour and contour with the NARS Orgasm/Laguna palette. Be sure to bring some eyeshadow primer for those long days and pack a good selection of eyeshadow such as the Sleek I-Divine Palette and an extra colour like the H&M Dusty Rose for lots of options. A liquid eyeliner and a pencil, a good brow filler, and your favourite mascara, your favourite red, plum and nude lipstick and you should be good to go!!

The long and the short of it is just to make sure you bring your favourites, and bring options. Plan based on outfits that you put together ahead of time rather than random pieces that you hope to create an outfit out of once you get there. It really should only take a half hour to pack well! Good luck my friends

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