I am going to be visiting LA for a long weekend this summer, so I have been thinking about my packing list as the trip gets closer. I will be joining my family, who will already be out there for the week on vacation. I kinda wrote a rough packing list, back when I booked my flight in March, but now I’m working on fine tuning the list and creating a vibe for the trip.
I will be flying out to LA, so I kinda need to keep everything to one carry-on suitcase. Especially, since I don’t really own anything bigger personally. This is always a struggle for me, as I tend to overpack. I always need to be prepared for anything that is thrown at me, even while on vacation.
Vibes for the Trip
Neutral colors + with pops of color
Classic California style
Cutoff Denim Shorts + Oversized Sweaters
Timeless Style One-Piece Bathing Suit
The vibe I’m leaning towards for this trip is kinda a classy, California style vibe. Lots of neutral colors, with just pops of color. Oversized lighter washed denim jacket. Black one-piece bathing suit, in a timeless cut and style. I kinda think it would be cool to have a straw cross-body bag for LA, but we will see I can locate one at either Goodwill, or on clearance at Target before the trip. You can see more inspiration photos on my Pinterest board.
Clothing Packing Ideas
Basic Tanks & Tees
Striped Ralph Lauren Button-up
Jumpsuit or Maxi Dress
Oversized Denim Jacket
One piece Bathing Suit in a classic style
Tennis Shoes for hiking
With the list so far, I know it is too much. It looks more like a list for a week long trip, or if I plan on doing multiple outfit changes everyday. I think what I need to do the weekend before I leave is, lay out everything and start creating outfits and TRYING the stuff on. This way I can tell better on how to cut down on my packing list.
Simple and natural
Your Face But Better vibes
For my beauty routine in LA, I’m going to be focusing on SPF [I burn really easily], earthy tones, and a fresh base. My skincare I’m going to keep really simple, as I never like to go all out while on vacation without all of my own towels, especially when staying at an airbnb. I will probably resort to using makeup wipes, something I try to avoid, but they are handy when traveling and you aren’t staying at a hotel.
I will of course bring moisturizer, eye cream, a toner spray, lip balm, and sheet face masks as part of my skincare routine. My skin always feels really dry after flying, and I always need to pamper my skin with a face mask while traveling.
Makeup Packing Ideas
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation
Tarte Shapetape Concealer
itCosmetics Bye Bye Pores illumination powder or MAC Studio Fix Powder in NW10
Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow Definer
MAC Blush in Melba
Anastasia of Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara or a new CoverGirl favorite
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Anastasia of Beverly Hills Soft Glam or Sultry eyeshadow palette (though, I might just use my bronzer as eyeshadow — we shall see)
Well, we shall see what I end up packing and how much I actually use while on my trip. Also, if you have any LA recommendations feel free to share them with me!