Friends, I am a recovering over-packer. Over the years, I’ve realized how much stuff I pack that is simply not needed. I can’t even blame kids — I was an over-packer before I became a mom. Honestly, I’ve gotten so much better at packing. It really comes from paring it all down to the necessities. So, here is how I’ll be packing for the beach!
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Typically, if we go to the coast for a weekend, I’ll just take one swimsuit. If we’ll be on the beach two days, I’ll just wash it after I wear it once, let it dry overnight, and wear it again the next morning. For this trip, I’m actually taking both of my June Loop swimsuits. Well, they’re both a two piece, so it’s not a swimsuit. You understanding what I mean. I LOVE June Loop swimwear. It’s a mother/daughter owned business, and the quality is so amazing. I first got the pink/leopard combo and then a couple years later I got the blue dots/blue combo. They are incredibly comfortable, and they don’t ride up/fall down. Love them! I have the Mary top and the high waisted bottoms.
For cover ups, I will be taking one of my cotton gauze shirts from Target and a white cover up I found on Amazon.
To be honest, when we go to OKI, it’s all about being chill. I will wear leggings and a graphic tee every single day, with my Cobian flip flops. It makes getting dressed so easy. To save time and room, I roll an entire outfit together. I will probably bring a pair of shorts as well, but I don’t love shorts and the leggings keep me from being bit by mosquitos. It’s a win-win.
I decant my skincare into travel jars or I make sure and have Sephora samples of products I like on hand. For this trip, I’m taking all my normal skincare except for my moisturizer. I have a Kiehl’s sample that I will use morning and night. For makeup, it’s super simple. I take spf, undereye concealer, cc cream, mascara, and brow products. The bare minimum. I do not have time for nor do I care to wear my normal makeup at the beach.
For this trip, I’m going to take my Kindle Paperwhite simply because I’ve started a few digital books I want to finish. I also have a couple library books that I need to finish before my return date.
Aside from the usual cords and electronics, that’s it! I am kind of proud of myself for coming this far. Honestly, it’s incredibly helpful when I create a capsule in my Cladwell app for a specific trip. That way, I can see everything together and decide really quickly what to take.