The Skinny Confidential talks packing tips.

Packing is a Bitch…So Make Your Life Easier With This Lil Guide

Updated: July 8, 2014

The Skinny Confidential talks packing tips.

Ok, we can all agree on one thing, right?

Packing is a real bitch.

& don’t even get me started on unpacking.


Here’s some of my must-have-or-I’ll-die-a-painful-death-necessities when it comes to travel.

In my bag to Dallas, TX:

The Skinny Confidential talks packing tips.

White oxfords are my jam. They’re so cute & can be worn with anything. Just make sure you pack them in a box or a handbag bag because they will get dirty & no one likes dirty, white shoes.

The Skinny Confidential talks packing tips.This clutch is so good it hurts. Why? Because you can use it for a carry on bag, a purse at night, & to hold your chihuahua ( kidding, kind of ). I love this because it goes from day to night. MEOW.

The Skinny Confidential talks packing tips.

AHHH! Kabuki’s save my life. They’re the ultimate blender & seriously give you that dewey, not overdone make up look. Every girl needs a good kabuki.

The Skinny Confidential talks packing tips.

This is where the magic happens. I throw all my carry-on items in my leather backpack & I’m ready to rock. This backpack is super airport-friendly.
The Skinny Confidential talks packing tips.

Eye masks are your bestie when it comes to flying. When you’re high in the sky, it’s dehydrating. So do yourself ( & anyone around you ) a favor & use depuffing eye mask. There’s a version that all the celebs have been using that are $110 bucks…um, thanks but no thanks. These will run you $6 dollars & seriously have the same exact results.

& if you’re anything like me & have black, puffy circles when you fly ( << boo ), use these & thank me later.
The Skinny Confidential talks packing tips.

SUNSCREEN! IS! GOD! I’m so annoying about sunscreen that I annoy myself. This unscented brand is one of my favorites & it’s overly gooey ( yuck ).

x L

  • Big thumbs up for Coola, it’s my jam.

    As for those Oxfords, they are INCREDIBLY white. How do you keep them so nice?! I get the bag for carrying but what do you clean them with after a day on the town?
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  • I’m getting on a plane tomorrow (TO CA! WOOOOO!) and I considered bringing one of my full-face Korean face masks. Ugghhh lost courage last minute! Thanks for the advice, maybe I’ll pick up a more modest eyes-only mask before boarding…
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  • Great finds! I like the Sephora eyemask and must give it a try, I used to use the Shisedo one but its like 80$ yuck! Thanks for the tips :)

  • Brilliant list! I agree, I adore Oxfords and they go with EVERYTHING. I’ll have to try out some of the other products on your list!
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  • I am literally obsessed obsessed with that backpack!

  • Loved the post! Really good ideas!!



  • Totally agree on the leopard clutch! And COOLA makes my favorite BB Cream (featured in my March Birchbox )
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  • Totally love the oxfords and the clutch!! Oh and I am going to Sephora tomorrow for the eye masks. Great share.
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  • I have a big clutch like that with my monogram on it that I just love. It fits so much!

    The backpack is also nice. Because I’m always walking the streets of San Francisco I have a Northface backpack on me at all times, but I’ve often thought of getting a cuter backpack that’s not so sporty. Great recommendation.
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  • What a good list. I really want to try the eye masks they look great!

    Ellie xox

  • Packing can be a chore but here’s some tips that make it so much easier. Hope you like them…..just ignore that it says it’s for Spring Break because they work any time of year.

  • I love the backpack and the oxfords! Although I don’t think I could pull off white shoes, they’d be dirty in a week because it’s so dusty where I live

  • that sunscreen looks life-changing…if only I knew BEFORE I left for my trip!

    For me I can’t travel without my tinted moisturizer (w/ SPF 20). For when I don’t feel (or have time!) like putting foundation on, but want to look a little more even-toned. Life saver!

  • i LOVE the white oxfords! I recently purchased a nude pair but I love the white. Where can that specific pair be purchased?

  • I am obsessed with all of your obsessions!
    I bought the white oxfords – SOOO cute BUT they are way too small, they say they are size 7 but are closer to a 6. They came from China so I wont bother sending them back. Is anyone interested in buying these little cuties???

  • My advise for traveling and packing smart :)