Daily Dose of Design: What NOT to Forget on Your Next Trip (...and probably will!)

Friday, June 15, 2018

What NOT to Forget on Your Next Trip (...and probably will!)

Thank you to UpBra for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are solely my own!

No matter how early - or late (guilty) - you start packing for a trip, you're bound to forget something every. single. time. It always happens to me no matter how many lists I make or how organized I feel like I am. Real talk - packing is SO stressful! I think part of it is the stress of having to fit everything, stay under the 50lb weight limit and check everything off of your list at the same time. These are the things you likely have forgotten before on a trip; if you're getting ready to travel this summer, make sure these are at the top of your list! 
 


1. Towel(s)


Call me crazy, but I ALWAYS pack my own towel when I go on a trip... I like having my own shower towel and not having to rely on having enough clean ones in the hotel room. It seems like it's bulky and just takes up room, but if you line your suitcase with your towel it won't take up much more room at all!

2. Extra memory card


This is one of those things that it's better to have and not need, than need and not have. It's unlikely you'll fill an entire memory card in one trip but you never know! ;)

3. Strapless/Convertable Bras



Ok ladies, this is a big one - when you're packing, you're trying to stay under the weight limit and leave room for all of the necessities - or what we call necessities, hah! Bras can be hard to pack and they take up room in your suitcase so having a few that you can wear with multiple outfits is a must. Luckily the UpBra Convertible Bra is a 2-in-1 and can be worn with straps or without! The best part is it's just as comfortable worn strapless. #bless


Packing a convertible bra is something you likely forget time to time too - how many times do you buy and bring a new dress with a pretty, open top - or one that's strapless - only to realize you forgot a strapless bra?! I think 9/10 times I travel I forget a strapless bra. It's a serious issue and I don't know why, but the point is, the Convertible UpBra is a must have in your suitcase! It has ActiveLift technology in it which helps lift you up and make your cleavage work with anything you're wearing and they have allll of the neutral colors you need.



I think the reason that the Convertible Bra works so well when worn strapless is because of the grip that's placed on the inside of the bra - it keeps it in place the entire time you're wearing it and I have never had that happen with any other strapless bra! It's so nice not having to adjust the fit or pull it up; I know I can't be the only one who has that problem! It also has cleavage control straps on the inside so you can adjust how much of a push-up you get.

UpBra has a ton of styles, but the Convertible Bra is THE best because of how many ways you can wear it. It's an all-in-one and a must have for every vacation! The straps can be worn 10+ different ways making any piece of clothing look flawless on. Never have I had another bra that lets you adjust the straps, cleavage control and fit as well as the UpBra does. It truly changes the way you feel and present yourself!


P.S., find the DIY to make a pom pom hat like mine here!


4. Laundry Bag


This is especially essential if you're traveling to more than one destination, but either way it keeps your luggage organized and keeps your dirty clothes away from the clean. I almost always forget to bring one but a laundry bag is a must have! If you do forget one, check the hotel room for a stocked plastic bag or use one from a purchase you make during your trip.

5. Converter(s) with the correct wattage


This one is HUGE. It's one thing to remember to bring an adequate amount of converters if you're traveling internationally; it's a whole other thing to make sure you bring the correct converters. They vary country to country, but the wattage varies also. It's sooo important to think about what you'll be plugging in where so that you don't A.) fry your hair off by using the wrong converter with a curling iron and B.) blow your laptop with a converter meant for something much smaller in wattage. There's so many variables but as long as you match the wattage of the devices you'll be using to the converters you buy, you'll be good to go! And it's something you want to bring one or two extra of in the wattages you'll be using the most just in case something does happen to one of them - you don't want to get stuck in a foreign country not being able to use one of your hair products/laptop/charger, etc!


6. External drive


I always bring my external drive on trips for work purposes, but also because it's so important to have a backup at all times! After each day on a vacation I back my pictures up to my external, just in case something is to happen to my camera and/or memory card. You don't want to risk loosing the memories you're capturing and again, better safe than sorry!

7. A copy of your passport


While it's unlikely you'll lose your passport or ID, it CAN happen and it also is a total nightmare to deal with. Photocopying your passport and remembering to pack it is also probably the very last thing on your packing list, but it's worth having with you AND kept in a separate spot that you keep your passport (well, duh... ;). Just in case your passport gets lost or gets stolen, you'll thank yourself for having a copy and won't have to deal with finding/visiting/dealing with the embassy in which ever country you're in. It's worth adding to your packing list for your upcoming trip - don't be THAT person, hah!

8. Instant Stain Remover


Tide to Go is my SH*T. Such a must have for not just trips you take but everywhere you go, basically! Laundry is likely a hassle (if it's at all possible) where ever you're staying, but having a Tide to Go pen will save you numerous times. Another one of those things that you wish you had in so many situations!

What's something YOU always forget on trips? Also, have you tried the UpBra yet?! They also have an awesome swimwear line with the same flattering, push-up technology. It's pure genius and the perfect time to add a new bathing suit to your collection that you actually like putting on! It's a game changer - let me know if you try it out!


XOXO -A

37 comments:

  1. I'm reading this at the perfect time as I was starting to make my packing list last night for an upcoming vacation and I didn't think of a few of these items - stain remover and strapless bras included.

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  2. I definitely tend to over-pack so having a convertible clothing item like a strapless bra is a good idea for someone like me! I'll have to check this out! xo Rach | http://www.rkcsouthern.com

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  3. I always forget the right bras! I feel like you need different ones for different outfits and I always manage to forget one that I need! Great list!

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  4. I've been looking for a good convertible bra! I'll have to check these out. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Packing is literally my LEAST FAVORITE THING, thanks for the tips!! -Tara

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  6. Omg loving these tips - I cant count the number of times I forgot my adapter on a trip! and I love the cute little pom pom hat!

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  7. I have been wanting to try UpBra for forever! it sounds amazing!

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  8. These are great tips! Never thought to bring a stain remover but definitely will now! -Tonya

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  9. These are great tips! A convertible bra is so important to take on vacation because you never know when you might need a strapless or halter one for an outfit you're wearing. I've heard such great things about UpBra I need to try them!

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  10. These are great tips! ESPECIALLY the converters - so many people don't know/think about that!

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  11. These are all great tips! Convertible bras are so important to have on vacation and many times we forget them!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

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  12. This is such great bras for travelling as they are convertible and so perfect for summer

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  13. I love pieces that are easy to carry along on trips. These bras seem to be ideal for travel.

    Xx, Nailil
    http://thirtyminusone.com

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  14. I've heard so many great things about the UpBra!! I should totally get one!!!

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  15. My mom has been trying to get my to plan a trip for Hawaii for next year. I’m totally going to have to save your post and remember these tips 🙌🏻

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  16. Perfect timing! I am going out of town this weekend and still havent gotten around to packing. Throwing a strapless bra in there now!
    -Shay
    www.shayshaytries.com

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  17. Great tips! I always put a copy of my passport and ID in every bag... you never know what might happen!

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  18. Tide to go is great. I also love my laundry bag, makes things so much easier! I seem to forget something different every time I travel, haha.

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  19. No matter what I forget to pack something important on every trip and end up having to shop. This is a great list for me to keep handy.

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  20. I forgot a strapless bra one time and I brought only tank tops/summery dresses and we had to rush to the nearest mall or something to grab the first thing they had and they didn't have my size... it was an ordeal haha.

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  21. Instant satin remover? Towel? What great ideas! I will definitely pack one of my own towels next trip!

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  22. Such a great list!! I love the one about a passport copy, totally didn't think of doing that! & these bras sound awesome!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  23. I've never heard of an on-the-go stain remover before, and my life is honestly changed forever! Laundry is SUCH a pain when travelling so that sounds like an absolutely life saver! I'll have to keep my eye open for one.

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  24. This list is amazing! I ALWAYS forget an extra memory card and end up kicking myself later.

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  25. Great list! Instant stain remover--genius!

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  26. I like these tips especially about your own towel. I never really thought about that before. I reuse those fabric, drawstring, bags that some Target sheet sets come in for my dirty laundry. Works so well and I feel good about reusing them. Plus they can also be tossed in the wash!

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  27. I have to get some of those convertible bras. I avoid using strapless bras because I feel uncomfortbale when I have to keep on pulling it up! I think UpBra will be my new best friend. :)

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  28. Tide to Go and laundry bags are definitely a must for me too!

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  29. oh thanks for all of these!!! interesting that you bring your own towel... whenever i need a new one i just call the concierge and have them bring up some clean one xD

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  30. I definitely need to get a convertible bra. I'm sure that would make my life MUCH easier while traveling! I always forget that traveling internationally means needing a converter. So bizarre. I wish every country had the same style of outlets haha!

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  31. converters with the correct wattage is HUGE! I ruined TWO curling irons in europe because my hubs didn't buy the right ones (because he didn't listen to me) lol!

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  32. I totally forgot a strapless bra when I went to the bahamas. I need to look into this UpBra.

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  33. I so need more strapless bras - most of my summer clothes require it! I'll definitely check out UpBra!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  34. I always forget something but my last trip I didn't! Haha! Those bras look comfortable and amazing. xo, Suzanne

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  35. I never thought about making a copy of my passport, but wow, that would be scary to lose. I'll definitely be making copies for my next trip!

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  36. That is the cutest hat!! These are all great things to not forget. Especially the stain remover.

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