Last minute weekend getaway essentials

Now that summer is here, most of us take advantage of this wonderful weather for weekend trips. I always suggest to pack lightly for these types of getaways for your convenience. You don’t want to be that girl who takes over the whole trunk with your bags leaving no room for others!
Here is a list of my essential items that I would bring to any outdoorsy place such as a cottage.

Shades, Big floppy hat, Magazines/Books, Camera, Bikini, Beach Towels, Sunscreen, Flip Flops, Mosquito Repellent and of course a Warm Sweater for the evening!
We can’t forget to bring our toiletry items either! 

Need a new bikini for your weekend getaway? Try this one in Shimmer Parfait Pink from Victorias Secret! It’s now on sale – $36 for the top and $28.50 for the bottom!

What are your weekend getaway essentials?

Maxi Dresses…Oh my!

How to wear the same Maxi Dress from day to night
Lauren Conrad wore this printed Heartloom maxi dress and kept it simple showing one of her greatest assets,  blond wavy locks, and she accessorized it with a black belt, gold necklace and bangles. This look is great for evening wear out to dinner!
Jessica Alba kept her look on the casual side by adding this seasons latest trend, jean vest and strappy sandals. She accessorized it with a large brown handbag and sunglasses. This outfit is great for a busy day like Jessica has ahead of her!
Get a similar look for less!
This Lanston Drape Racer Back Maxi Dress in Blush colour can be worn for multiple uses such as the beach, with a big floppy hat and flat strappy sandals. You can also wear this out at night to dinner with your girlfriends or on a date, accessorized with coloured bangles, earrings and a nude belt. The racer back gives it an edgy look.

This Feel The Piece, Striped V Neck Maxi Dress also has multiple uses such as the beach with large shades or a day of shopping worn with coloured or gold bangles and/or a large gold House of Harlow 1960 Cushion Cocktail Ring.

Do you have a favourite maxi dress?