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Friday, June 3, 2011

FBFF: Vacation Style

Fashion Beauty Friend Friday

Vacation Style ~ What I'm Packing

First -- check out my guest post on Mind of a Diva -- all about Summer Beauty Tips!
Today's Fashion Beauty Friend Friday post is all about summer and what you'd pack for a vacation. Now, I'm not currently on vacation but I would like to take some trips to New York, Vegas and San Francisco some time soon. But I'm so used to going to the beach in the summer so that's what this post is all about!

When it comes to packing for vacation what’s your mantra?
I actually quite enjoy packing, especially for a great vacay. I tend to pack a few days early and put together my favorite pieces to make sure I'll have everything I need. And yes, I tend to pack a bit extra--more tops, more shoes, more accessories.

What are your must packs?
I have to pack just about all my jewelry because I never know what I'll actually want to wear when on vacation. Hats, sunnies and lip gloss are other must-haves.

What are you happy to leave behind?
Although I love blogging, I'm totally happy to leave the laptop behind. It's great feeling a bit disconnected and without any computer-Internet responsibilities. But I guess I'm never completely away as I do get the Internet on my phone...and I kinda want an iPad. Ugh, technology will be the death of me!

Any packing secrets that help you get everything into one
Yes! My mom taught me when I was younger to roll my clothes instead of folding them. That always saves more space while also keeping the creases out of your clothes. I also tend to pack more tops than bottoms so that also saves space.

Beach reading… what are you taking with you to read in the sand?
Definitely taking magazines--probably W or something like that. Since I have a Nook I'd most likely add a few new books to it so I can have a variety of options.

How do you pack for a summer vacay?
And the winner of the Boy Meets Girl giveaway is...
Jamillah of Made-to-Travel!

FBFF is brought to you by Modly Chic--check out all the posts on her site!

*some images taken from flickr and weheartit*


caramellitsa said...

oh,i want to go on holidays soo bad!!
i started thinking about them while reading this post...

kisses <3


sugar sugar said...

love the pictures! i need to get to a beach before summer ends! <3

modanista junkie said...

Love this post!! I tend to try to pack light, but my must pack would be something fancy to wear out because you just never know if plans unexpectedly change. You need to look your best, right? :)

Happy Friday!


Bonnie said...

Packing for a vacation is a total joke for me.
I seriously take 5 suitcases for a 3-day trip.
I once packed 18 pairs of shoes for a 2-day trip.
I'm not kidding.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88 said...

STOP IT!!!!!!!!!

Yvonne said...

I love the collage you created above - totally awesome and I want all of that stuff! Nice post! Congrats to Jamillah!!

Courtney Erin said...

I would die without my internet - I have so much respect for people that can just walk away from it. I get antsy if I don't check my email for 5 hours. Seriously, I have a problem.

xoxo ~ Courtney

amy b.s. said...

i so need a vacation so i can use some of these packing tips!

losaway said...

love your picture and your blog
I invite you to visit my blog if you want :)
kisses from Spain

Kimberlee said...

Oooh love your collage!

Fashion Tales.... said...

I love your inspiration board Cheryl! Those accessories are nice. I think it's good to pack for your occasion, me? I travel light as you know! lol -xxoo


Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous collage!
Loving all those gorgeous shoes!


Jennifer Fabulous said...

Loved your guest post! Also, great interview. :) I hate packing, haha. This post makes it sound so fabulous though. I agree, I like to leave the blogging behind on my vacays!

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a woman's right to shoes said...

This post totally made me want to go on a holiday, but I'm just staying in Norway working for the summer.

Kara said...

Love your collage! I do the rolling technique also.. it does save so much more space.

xx Kara
Sprinkles in Springs

Hello Naka said...

nice tip for the rolling ^^ and nice collage :3

Camille said...

i love this post! so much fun! i love packing for vacation! the feeling of antecipation is just overwhelming!

What Sadie Did said...

I totally take TONNES of jewellery too!! And always end up buying more when i'm away :) Good tip about rolling clothes, my mum told me the same too!

Sadie x

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, I so love this post, Cheryl! I always wind up taking chick lit and fashion magazines to the beach with me - perfect summer reading!

Congratulations to the winner!! :)

fhenny said...

love this post! it;s a great interview
thanks for sharing the tips!


Haute World said...

Great packing advice! The rolling vs folding of clothes is something I actually learned from my guy... how weird. I also think that buying toileteries at your destination (or at the airport after security) saves a lot of hassle.

My Republic of Fashion said...

Ahhh, the beach. Like you, when I go away I am very happy to forget all about my laptop. Bliss!! :)SarahD

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Jewelry and accessories are always so hard to narrow down when you travel!

I roll as well to save space!
Have a lovely weekend dear!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Alina Anghel said...

great photo collage!xx

Krystal said...

I liked this FF set of questions!! very cool :)

Diego R. Wyatt said...

I am not a huge beach fan, but when I get coaxed into going to one lol I tend to pack fashion mags, swimming trunks and lightweight fabrics in bold colors. Oh and of course sunscreen!


Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

I love packing, too, and also roll my clothes instead of folding them! I think this simple tip is why my girlfriends are always so impressed by how ability to pack everything I need for 3-4 days in a carry on bag. :)

Miss.Kanza Khan said...

Truly amazing

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ilsteviewonder said...

I love this post! nice collage! :D

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