or my recent trip to Mexico.When I go on vacation, my main goal is to relax. But for someone who's not terribly good at unwinding, it's always a bit of a struggle. So in order to alleviate some of the stress that comes with traveling, I make sure to be super organized beforehand. As part of my collaboration with Dove, here's a glimpse at how I prepared f
I create an organized packing list. I categorize everything - from clothing and shoes to technology and beauty. It helps me not only keep track of how much I'm packing, but reminds me of those little things I always manage to forget.
Dove's Nourishing Oil Care Anti-Frizz Serum.) And for those days when I can't be bothered to wash my hair, a dry shampoo goes a long way to keeping my hair looking fresh. Lastly, I pack along plenty of bobby pins and hair ties so I can throw my hair up in messy buns or pretty braids.
One of the things I used to forget was a bag for carrying things around once I actually arrived. So now when I'm going on a tropical vacation, I have my beach tote double as my carry-on bag (I just make sure to bring along lots of pouches to corral things inside) so that when I arrive, it's what I use most days to transport my towel/book/glasses/sunscreen to and from the pool.
I get a lot of emails from readers asking about good shoes for vacation. I like to break it down into simple terms - think about what you're going to do while on vacation and pack around that. For me, it's a pair of cute running shoes, one pair of modest heels with a wooden platform, some colorful flats for walking to town, punchy flats for nighttime or lounging and flip flops for beach and pool trips.
While I certainly bring other pieces while on vacation, dresses are easy to pack and can be dressed up or down. I stick to dresses that can transition from the beach with a floppy hat and flip flops to dinner when paired with heels and a statement necklace.