Pacific Grove weekend trip – my packing list


In my quest to travel light, I posted last time about eM’s packing list for our weekend Pacific Grove trip. This time, I’ll talks about what I packed for me.

On the way in, I wore a dress with 2 pockets, leggings and a cardigan. This was the only outerwear I took on the trip and it worked out great.
I also wore my black Merrel Mary Janes. This turned out to be perfect – dressy enough, comfortable and can walk a lot in them.

I had a handbag and a cloth tote bag.

Tote Bag Contents:
My tablet, Tablet charger cable
Phone charger, Phone charger cable
Two dresses
I am partial to dresses – especially ones which are light, dry easily, wrinkle free (mostly synthetic fabrics, sleeveless, flowing). More on my dress obsession some other time
Two black full length leggings
I buy mine from Old Navy. These cotton leggings are comfortable , cool when required and warm when required. I wear the capri style leggings when its a little hot outside, but I still feel the need for leggings.
Two regular Bras
One cotton sleep bra
Three sets of underwear
Pajama top and bottom
Bathroom slippers
Camp/Travel towel – I didn’t need these since we were in a hotel.
Workout top and bottom, Vibram five fingers running shoes
I was too exhausted and relaxed to go running!
Toileteries Pouch
Glasses
Spare Contact lenses
Contact lens solution
I ended up taking a large and a small container – since I didn’t realize I already had a small one in my bag. Need to skip the large one
Contact lens case
Body moisturizer filled in a GoToob
Face cream for acne
Face moisturizer
Deodorant spray
A roll on would be better choice next time
Comb
Lipstick
Eyeliner pencil
Small hotel size shampoo and conditioner
– Skip this next time.
Bare escentuals</a foundation powder
Bare escentuals warmth
2 small bushes for foundation and warmth _ us ethe ‘Contour and Buff’ brushes from this ultra cute set Ecotools brush set

Next time I need to take all my stuff in a backpack, and maybe get rid of my purse? Any ladies out there who have given up their purse / handbag when travelling? How does that work out for you? What do you use instead? A backpack? Or just pockets in jeans? I’m interested in learning how I can streamline this even more.

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