Hey Baby let's go to Vegas...
But Holy Smokes what do I pack?!!
I am headed to a convention in the big LV next week! Excited yes! BUT, there's always one of those! And my BUT is: PACKING!! LOATHE IT! Can't stand it, and don't even want to think about it! I either wayyyyy overpack, or underpack! There’s never a happy medium.
First off, I am indecisive. My outfits are planned by my mood and how I'm "feeling". I know, it's Vegas and I will have a great time, but I still hate having to plan outfits!
Then, it's the dread of “What can I get in my suitcase without going over?”
I like to think of it like a game, kinda like being on The Price is Right. However, the hubby doesn't find it entertaining at all. You know, as I'm on the floor at the airport moving things from bag to bag. He has "the look" of embarrassment, like “I do not know this woman”. To me, it's just another trip to the airport!
Let me help you get out of your packing nightmare.
Click here for my list of: What are you packing?
Remember friends: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!! But we gotta get you there first!!
Here are my packing tips from my last trip to Vegas:
Prepacking Prep: Determine how many days you will be going and what your activities will be.
Travel Day (departing and return day)
Empty Water bottle ( fill up after going through security)
Phone charger, cords and adapter
Rewetting drops for eyes if you wear contact lens
Comfy travel clothes (preferably yoga pants – they’re comfy and wrinkle free)
Toiletries (I am a toiletry snob and will not use hotel freebies)
Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss
Shampoo, conditioner, hair serum, brush, hair dryer, flat iron, hair clips, hair spray
Body wash, hydrating body lotion (LV is DRY) razor, sunscreen
Contact lens case, solution, glasses, sunglasses
Skin Care Regimen (cleanser, toner, serum, eye cream, day cream, night cream)
Makeup bag (primer, foundation, bronzer, brush set, blush, eye palette, concealer, highlighter, eyeliner , lip liner, mascara, lipstick, lip gloss)
If you're only using carry on bag and not checking ,all liquids need to be in a clear ziplock and less than 3.4 oz
Smart packing tip: place anything that can leak in a ziplock bag!
Outfits: It's Vegas so anything goes! You can dress it up or dress it down! The MOST important thing is SHOES!! You will walk more than you realize. My tip: wear comfy slip on shoes. You can change into your heels when you get to where you are going!
For me, I tend to be more casual by day and dressy by night. I find that dresses are the way to pack easy! You can roll them tightly like a burrito in your bag and takes up less space!
Items you MUST pack :
Bras and panties
Swimsuit and flip flops
Casual summer dress and sandals for day
Little black dress and heels for night
Accessories (necklace, earrings, bracelets) This will totally add flare to even the basic outfit
1 pair of jeans, basic Tee, and wedges
These are just MY suggestions!! My rule of thumb: take your toothbrush and a credit card. Anything you forget can be purchased when you get there!!! Most importantly - RELAX and HAVE FUN!!