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Summer Carry-On Essentials

*This post is sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and ShopStyle.

Love the halter and circle ring on this swim top 😍

DETAILS: BIKINI TOP & BOTTOMS | PLEATED MINI TOTE | EMBELLISHED SANDALS | SUN HAT | FLORAL TOP (SIMILAR HERE)

Cody always teases me for needing a full sized suitcase (or 2.. haha) no matter how long or short of a trip it is. I had a quick trip planned and decided to put myself to the test to see if I could scale it down to fit in a carry-on… Spoiler alert – I didn’t. 😂  But, I would have if I hadn’t packed my pillow! (Does anyone else have to pack their pillow when they travel to be able to get a good night’s sleep? 🙋‍♀️) But it still felt good to be able to scale down what I was packing to a few pieces to mix-and-match so here were some of my weekend getaway summer essentials:

CLOTHES:

DRESS (SIMILAR HERE)- Dresses are your best friend when you’re trying to squeeze a weekends’ worth of clothes and beauty products into a carry-on. They are an easy one and done piece. Love this pink dress! It’s a gorgeous color (perfect for Insta-worthy pics from your trip!) and the sleeves are sooo stunning! It’s also a really pretty material that you don’t have to steam after you unpack it. Super easy pieces to transition from pool side to dinner with the girls. Also love the silhouette of this one and how pretty is this one?

BIKER SHORTS – Summer is the season of biker shorts! For an easy, breezy look, pair some cute biker shorts with an oversized tank or tee and your favorite sandals and sunnies. (It also makes for a great travel look with an oversized sweatshirt and sneakers!) Obseeeeessed with this pretty floral pair – you can also get the matching top here.

SWIMWEAR:

MINIMAL TAN-LINES BIKINI TOP & BOTTOMS  – When I’m traveling with the family, I’m all about the kid-proof swimsuits – something I can swim in and be super active in without worrying about Ollie getting his hands on a strap. But for girl’s trips, it’s all about find suits that will leave the least tan lines. This bikini is so beautiful, and I love that you can wear the straps multiple ways – tied up as a halter or around your torso.

ACCESSORIES:

PLEATED MINI TOTEJust discovered this brand and I am in love! The pleating detail is absolutely stunning in person. I wanted a mini one that would fit in my carry-on for the trip, but the bigger version is next on my list! Soooo good!

SUN HATBecause #1, I need both good SPF and a sun hat if I’m going to be in the sun all day and #2, so cute! Love the frayed brim and it’s a great size to give you full shade from every angle.

SHOES:

EMBELLISHED SANDALS (ALSO COMES IN DENIM & WHITE) – I love a good pair of heels, but to save space I went for a pretty embellished sandal that can go from day to night, poolside to dinner.

Saks just launched their Spend/Get promotion where you can get up to $300 off your order with code: STYLE21SF. (Starts at $50 off orders of $250+ and goes all the way up to $300 off order of $1,000. Plus get 10% off Beauty – online only and valid 4/29-5/1. Shop Now!) After the last year of just loungewear and cozy pieces, it’s the perfect chance to make up for lost time and spring on those cute swimsuits and spring/summer pieces to live it up this season! Linking more favorites from the sale below:

XX, Christine

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  1. Lilith Dilles

    So many great ideas! You really have a super nice clothing style. I certainly remembered a lot of tips, thank you!

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