Nashville

DSCN9975I jetted off from work a few hours early on Friday for a long weekend in Nashville with two of my best friends–one of who lives there. We visited the Farmer’s Market and Flea Market, ate delicious BBQ, took a driving tour of the swanky Nashville neighborhoods. We searched for–and found the HGTV Dream Home! We toured Mayday Brewery–no pictures from there I was busy drinking and tweeting. There was relaxing at the pool then (lots of) drinks in the city. On Sunday we enjoyed an adorable picnic and wine tasting at Arrington Winery and then headed into the city to tour Belle Meade Plantation. The weekend was capped off with a tasty dinner with my brother and sister-in-law (who also live there) and plenty of Girl Code and Catfish, then a very early flight home. 
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Packing Lightly: 3 Day Weekend

lllAsk anyone who has been anywhere with me and they’ll be quick to tell you that I am not one to travel lightly. And I would have wholeheartedly agreed with them–until now! Look at me with my one tiny pink suitcase. #happydance. Okay, full disclaimer it’s much easier to pack lightly during the warmer months–lord knows if I could manage this is December. But hey, its not December so resume #happydance.
2014-05-21Ok, now I know that according to pretty much every pin on pinterest the key to packing lightly is repeating pieces. But the thing about traveling during warmer months to even warmer places is that once a grey tee has been worn for 12 hours its highly unlikely that it’s suitable to be worn again–at least by my standards. (read: sweat, stretch, spills) So the only things repeated here are shoes and the cross body (only pictured once but worn throughout).

Travel Day/Arrive: Jersey dress + knotted tee + flip flops for airport comfort and ease.

Travel Day/ Depart: Cropped leggings + soft tee + cardi for early morning departure.

Day 1: Cuffed skinny jeans + slouchy tee + flip flops for exploring the city.

Day 2: T-shirt dress + scarf + sandals for more exploring.

Going Out: Simple jersey sundress + sandals + bling for drinks

Pool Time: Bikini + coverup + flip flops + shades for a little dip

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So here it all is plus toiletries, PJs and unmentionables.  DSCN9962Liquids tucked away in front for safe keeping. DSCN9960And it all fit in one carry-on size suitcase. #happydance.

CLEARLY I don’t have enough stuff packed. I probably need another sweater, and half zip–because I love them–and maybe some flats–just in case. Oh and SLIPPERS FOR THE PLANE.

Hi, My name is Angela and I have a problem.

Happy Travels!

Travel Cases

Travel Cases

Tumi / Tri-Costal Design / Orla Kiely for Target / Kate Spade / Vera Bradley / Kate Spade

I have a handful of  weekend trips planned for the summer and one of them involves flying–which means I have to travel lightly, and that is definitely not something I’m good at. But I think a new travel case will help in my plight to roam with less. When I head out for the weekend now I usually pack two separate bags for all my beauty goods, one that holds my makeup and another with everything else. With a slightly larger case I think I can pack everything I need into one. Plus, it will (hopefully) help me be more selective when packing. The green  Orla Kiely for Target train case it the front contender–nice and roomy with two compartments and an adorable print makes it well worth the reasonable $20 price tag. But a girl can always dream of toting her glosses and balms about in a Kate Spade. I just love that the Tri-Coastal Design has three removable compartments. And the Tumi’s print is seriously rivaling my go-to for quilted perfection.