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Travel Necessities + Tips

I’m off on a road trip with my mom and I snapped a few photos of my packing to share my process!
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Tip: Pack a clutch as a make up bag
To be most efficient, I pack a clutch as a make up bag and pack only the essentials to save on space. Essentials include tinted moisturized, bronzer/blush combo, mascara, a couple lipgloss choices and primer along with Scentbird containing a sample of perfume so I can leave my full-sized versions at home (this month it’s Tom Ford’s Black Orchid.) I’ve been using this vintage leather clutch with scalloped edges because it’s a great size and transitions well from make up bag to my evening clutch.
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Tip: Include a couple fun extras, just in case
Since they take up such little space and they can spruce up any outfit, I packed a couple extra clutches–an oversized black version and a yellow version for my evenings out and about with mom. They’ll also double as jewelry protectors, although I’ll be wearing most of what I’m packing throughout the week including Katie Dean Jewelry rings, Shinola watch and Clyde’s Rebirth necklace.
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Tip: Versatile shoes
I packed heel-free for this trip! I’ve learned the hard way that packing those special pair of heels for that one night wasn’t worth the space in my luggage or the pain I felt in my feet from spending too much time on the go wearing them. For me, I still want variety in my shoes, so versatile and comfortable flat sandals in the color that mix and match the best is what I do.
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Tip: Travel size products + customizing products for trip
Instead of lugging around full-sized products or pouring them into small containers (ain’t got no time for that), I select quality travel size products and keep them packed in a clutch so that I can grab and go easily. For this particular trip, I’m concerned with frizzy hair along the ocean and so I added leave-in conditioner with my travel size products.
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I have dozens and dozens of sunglasses and I’m bringing a few tried and true aviators along with reading material, the standard black hat and my new favorite No-Ad sunscreen stick, that has a deodorant-like packaging and I can easily glide it over my tattoo throughout the day without the mess.
Beauty, Hair

Visiting Atlanta

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Because I’m a cheap motherfucker, I chose to fly Spirit (the ponderosa of airlines) and scheduled a flight that left at 6:40 a.m. to head to Atlanta. I was tired and my ears hurt from hearing constant smokers cough from the three women behind me, but it was all worth it. It was in the 60s and sunny and most importantly, I was reunited with my friends Melissa and Courtney!
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One of the highlights of our first day was visiting Paris on Ponce, a giant space with dozens of vendors selling anything from vintage chairs and clothing to handcrafted tables and locally designed jewelry. There was also a French Bulldog named Leopold gallivanting through the space which made it even cooler.
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I NEED this antler light fixture.
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We popped by Henry and June, a coffee shop/retail store. I wanted everything, could afford nothing. The barista/associate was the most beautiful human I’ve ever seen too. I wanted to be like “Hey, can I take a picture of you?” But she’d probably find me creepy. She reminded me of Bryce Howard but with the coolest haircut.
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Inspiration