My weekend getaway packing list

6 weekend getaways in 6 months, you can say I’ve got this weekend packing list down to a science!

Since being home, I have packed for a weekend in Sonoma wine country, a quick trip to Southern California and the occasional raging bachelorette parties in Las Vegas. I pretty much pack the same basics and essentials with minor modifications depending on location, climate and occasion. But all in all, it’s a solid weekend getaway packing list.



Can I tell you how happy I am Gerard won our Tom Bihn Tri-Star luggage in a contest a while back?! It has become my go-to luggage for all weekend trips. It’s my smedium size luggage that has all the compartments to fit my OCD packing habits. I like to wear it as a backpack but it can be carried by handle or strapped on like a shoulder bag also. Did I mention it’s also carry-on size? It’s literally the perfect weekender bag.




  • 1 LBD, little black dress or a sundress that can be worn for day or night
  • 1 light sweater from the Shoppok online store collection
  • 1 t-shirt or tank top
  • 1 cute and flirty top
  • 1 dressy top to be worn for day or night, great with a pair of dark denim for evening out
  • 2 bras (wirefree bras pack really well for me)


  • 1 denim
  • 1 everyday casual pants
  • 1 pajama
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 3 underwear (Exofficio travels well)



Nude is the new black! I am convinced nude shoes are the most versatile color for shoes, it goes with everything and everywhere. Plus, it’s appropriate for day or night. It pairs perfectly with skinny denim and a tank top as well as your LBD for a night on the town. And choose a wedge, they’re cute and way more comfortable than heels.

  • 1 pair of nude wedges
  • 1 pair of cute sandals
  • 1 pair of comfortable flats – I pack my Toms everywhere


  • 1 sunglasses
  • hair ties/bobby pins
  • jewelry – earrings, watch, ring, necklace

Clothes can communicate lots of information about people and their lives. Clothes can make you feel attractive and self-confident. Clothes can also help you identify with other people and feel like part of a group. Clothing choices are linked to how and where you spend your time. When deciding what clothes to pack, choose pieces in three matching colors so you can mix and match each piece to create multiple outfits for different days, or even different occasions. Pick the colors based on where you’re going.

A couple of thin layers are more versatile than one heavy layer. Plus, light pieces are much smaller to pack—perfect for carry on traveling.



  • 5×7 make-up bag
  • bareMinerals SPF 15 matte foundation/ mineral veil with SPF 25/ laughter blush
  • benefit’s play sticks in jump rope
  • eye primer/ eyeshadow quad/ eyeliner/ mascara/ curler
  • lipgloss


  • Asthma inhaler
  • Advil
  • Anti-allergy
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Tums


  • Zip-lock bag
  • Band-Aid
  • Gum
  • Kindle
  • iPod
  • Cell phone charger


  • Driver’s license
  • e-ticket or airline confirmation
  • debit/credit card
  • cash
  • pen

It’s good to note everything I listed in Accessories, Toiletry, Medicine and Miscellaneous all fits neatly into the Tom Bihn’s Snake Charmer. The Snake Charmer is actually meant for power supply, cords and other small electronics. I don’t use it for this. Instead, I think it’s a great toiletry kit.

For wine tasting in Napa Valley or wine country in general, 

Swap the sundress and light sweater and pack a maxi dress paired with a fitted blazer instead. The fitted blazer will help add a touch of evening to the maxi dress, appropriate for an award winning dinner in wine country.

For the typical Las Vegas Bachelorette weekend,

I would ditch the tamed LBD for 2 Vegas-appropriate “slutty” dresses + 1 romper, great for day time pool parties. Ditch the light sweater, denim, and closed-toe flats for these: foldable flats from We Are Roar (Girls, you know why. And don’t even tell me you bare foot it from the club back to the hotel.. that’s just gross!), evening purse/clutch, 1 short, 2 fun and flirty tank tops and 1 bikini.


And here’s how it all looks neatly packed in my Tom Bihn – pants and light sweater on one side, dress and tops in 1 small packing cube, bras and undies in the other small packing cube. Shoes, toiletry and miscellaneous stored in the middle compartment.

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There you have it – my weekend in a bag.

Photo Aug 16, 9 37 36 PM-2

What’s your weekender essential you can’t travel without?

Psst.. Tom Bihn graciously provided me accessories to go with my Tri-Star. As always, all opinions are my own. These article may also contain affiliate links to help us continue trippin. 

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