Packing for a Holiday Trip

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Wherever you are traveling this holiday season, you will need a few staple items for your trip. Here are my favorite items to bring on a beach trip or cruise, a ski trip, a road trip or an overseas excursion.

Beach Trip or Cruise:
Besides a good book for the beach, you'll need a great pair of sunglasses that are stylish and block the sun, a carry-all beach bag and a comfortable swim suit you can mix and match with different colored tops and bottoms.

beach trip

Victoria's Secret bikini / Tory Burch tote / BCBG Max Azria cateye sunglasses

Ski Trip:
When going to a ski lodge or cabin, you'll need a warm sweater you can throw on after a long day of skiing or snowboarding, a cozy hat to keep you ears warm and waterproof boots for walking in the messy slushy snow.

Road Trip:
Wherever you're going across the country or to the next state, comfort is number one when sitting in the car for a few hours. A long cardigan is great for layering with a t-shirt or turtleneck, stretchy jeans are perfect for long-term sitting and slipper flats are easy to slip on and off.

road trip

Lilly Pulitzer cardigan7 For All Mankind jeans / Kate Spade shoes /

Trip Overseas:
For a trip to Europe or another area overseas, versatility is key. A military jacket is good to take on day trips and easy to carry around, a cross-body bag won't be too heavy but has just enough room for the essentials, and a fedora will shade you from the sun and keep you hair in place all day.


J.Crew jacket / Rebecca Minkoff handbag / San Diego Hat Raffia Fedora

Where are you going this holiday season? What essentials do you pack?



  1. I want all of these pieces! lol. those KS loafers are adorbs!

  2. Oh goodness!! This post made me want to go on a trip so badly! I have a road trip to visit my family coming up soon and now I just cant wait!

  3. I just came across your blog..I love it! I am also from Boston, althought temporarily stuck down south :(...but i love seeing other Boston bloggers out there! I'm also drooling over that road trip outfit!


  4. Great post! I love the polka dot kate spades!

  5. Cuuuteee!! Totally wish I were going on a beach trip! These are all so perfect and appropriate!

    xx, Emily

  6. Love this guide! I'm obsessed with that Tory bag!

  7. Love all of these ideas! I would personally prefer to be going on the beach holiday :)

    xoxo Alison

  8. Great selection! Love the J Crew ski jumper (:


  9. I want to go on a vacation!!! Will you pack my suitcase for me? I love your picks!

  10. The first look fits my holiday plans! Cateye sunglasses are also on my list, although I'm hoping for a pair for Christmas. I also love that tote but I am afraid I would ruin it with tanning oil. What are your plans for the holidays?