Happy Fri-yay, gorgeous people! Summer has finally come to a wrap and my favorite season is coming up…FALL! The leaves, the scents, HALLOWEEN…all of my very favorite things happen during the months of September-November. Lots of us are going to be gearing up to start school and head back to work after a much-needed summer holiday, and some of us were busy taking a last 60+ hour-long road trips with their husbands (not even a joke). When I got home from my trip, I realized that at this point in my life, I have packing down to an actual science. And today, my dear friends, I am sharing that knowledge with you.
How To Pack Like A PRO.
This post was sponsored by CalPak Luggage. All opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone.
Packing doesn’t have to be the worst thing in the world. In fact, I quite like packing. I am one of those people who have their bags packed a week before I have to leave. Below you’ll find my comprehensive packing list for any vacation:
Now that you know WHAT to pack…..I’m sure you are just begging to know WHERE to pack it in. I’ve partnered up with CalPak to review their ~b e a u t i f u l~ luggage set: Astyll 2-Piece Luggage Set in Petals. It is quite honestly the prettiest set of suitcases I have EVER owned. The quality is amazing and who doesn’t want to look ultra chic when jet setting off to their next vacation destination? I always had really ugly-but-durable duffles and definitely didn’t look chic while traveling. These are hard case luggage sets, which I love. I am always worried about my stuff being squished. Don’t just take my word for it though, take a look:
They are not only gorgeous on the outside, but they are incredible beautiful and well made on the inside. They have pretty navy blue fabric lining with so many secret pockets I will never be able to fill it all (that is a joke because lol I pack for 10 years at least when I go on vacation). The luggage also expands so you can stuff in even more things.
The luggage also has a TSA approved lock on the side so that your belongings are always secure. I have never seen a suitcase with a built-in lock, but I am NOT complaining. My husband and I always get nervous about our items being ruffled through so this is a great way to make sure your private items stay private.
I don’t know about you, but having pretty luggage makes me want to take a trillion more vacations. I can’t stop staring at these beautiful floral pieces…it might be time to start planning my next trip! Florals will always and forever be popular, in my book. The colors are bright enough to work for spring and summer but the black background makes them perfect for fall and winter, as well. CalPak is stunning, versatile and functional?! Count. Me. In. That sounds like three solid wins in my book.
Packing for vacation doesn’t have to be a chore. It doesn’t have to be stressful. It certainly doesn’t have to be something you put off to the last-minute!! With this easy checklist, your stress can be eliminated and you have one less thing to worry about. Print it out and mark off each thing as you pack it. Then right before you go to leave, run over it one more time. There is nothing worse than forgetting your phone or laptop charger plugged into the wall.
And while you’re at it…pick up a set of these incredible suitcases. They have so many colors and styles to choose from. Remember when I posted about everything white marble (click here if you accidentally missed that post)? WELL. CalPak has this exact luggage set in white. marble. So I would hurry up and get on that if I were you.
Last but not least… CalPak has generously offered to allow me to host a GIVEAWAY for you beautiful people! One lucky winner will receive their very own CalPak luggage. Head over to my instagram (@blondeandambitiousblog) to get instructions on how to win a CalPak carry on!
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Thanks girl, this is perfect because I will be leaving for NYFW next week and I’ll save this list! You’re the best xo
Nice checklist and love the look of the luggage set.
The luggage is so pretty! One thing I always look for with luggage is how easy it is to spot when I’m picking it up after a flight. This would make it so easy to know exactly which one is mine.
My thoughts exactly!
Love this! This checklist is so key and works for a variety of different vacation trips!
Stephanie thank you so much! Hopefully you’ll be able to use it 🙂
It looks like really nice luggage! Great photos of it as well. It certainly won’t get lost at the airport. Such an organized packing list too.
Thanks April! I hope you will be able to get use out of it! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway 🙂
Those ARE gorgeous!! Pretty luggage definitely makes traveling more fun. I have a GIANT aqua blue suitcase. haha. And I (like basically everyone) cant wait for fall either!!
I know!! I will never fear about losing luggage again!
Loving the little cheat sheet! Hugs, Kait
That is a great checklist!
I’m reading so many packing lists right now because we leave for Europe in less than two weeks! I don’t want to forget anything!
That is such a great packing list! And the luggage is so so cute! I hope I win the giveaway! 🙂
Love your checklist – so helpful! This is the most beautiful luggage I’ve seen — I’m obsessed! Hope I win the giveaway 🙂
Thanks Patricia! Good luck 🙂
Awesome list, super helpful, I love lists! 🙂
Great post on travel essentials! I always need to back versatile clothes that work for any occasion, and comfortable shoes!
Yes so true!!!
This list is great! It seems the essentials are the things we sometimes forget, this will be a handy printout for any type of travel. 🙂
I’m SO excited for fall! And I’m even traveling also!
I’m heading out Monday, perfect timing on the list.
Love your packing checklist! That will be super helpful for my next getaway and I will love using it since it looks so pretty!
Thanks Karen!!! I really appreciate it.
I’m going to England for three months! So this is a great place for me to start! Plus it helps that you made everything look super cute as usual. Thanks!
XOXO Brooke at Dailylifewithb.com
I am so glad it helps!!! 🙂
I’m always forgetting things, this is so helpful
So glad you found it helpful!!!
OH my! That suitcase is ADORABLE!! And the packing checklist is great!
What a cute little packing list!! I’m all about those whenever I travel or I’ll mange to forget something haha. The luggage is adorable! I’ll have to go enter.
Please do!!! 😀 It is a GREAT carryon!
Perfect packing list and I love the luggage!
OH MY GOSH YOUR LUGGAGE IS THE CUTEST!! And so is your purse! I’m gonna need both. 😉
Lol!!! That purse is my ride or die! And the luggage is just awesome.
Beautiful luggage! And I may just print out that packing list for future trips. 🙂
I hope you do Lisa 🙂
Great checklist! And I love that luggage! So easy to pick out off the airport carousel.
Great post! Informative and gorgeous photos. Great list.
This is awesome! I make my own similar packing list every time we go on a trip. Of course, it has to be different every time, depending on the trip details.
That is so true…especially for clothes 🙂
LOVE the luggage! Great read and check list! I always pack way too much and don’t wear half of what I bring with me.
Me too. Every dang time.
The luggage looks so exclusive! After various rounds of traveling, I have figured that less is more when it comes to travel. It makes you so much more agile.
That is very true!!! I somehow still manage to bring my whole closet! LOL
A useful list for anyone who is not very good at remembering to pack everything!
You’ve thought of everything to take on vacation. I can’t think of anything I’d add to the list. Now. I need to enter the giveaway.
Yes!! Enjoy, Jill!
Wow I’m envious of your gorgeous suitcase. Love it! xx
Love this packing list! O.K., i’m a natural list lover !! But wow.. this luggage is well, i’d want to keep it out all the time to enjoy seeing it, so pretty!
I know! I didn’t want to put it away but my husband said he kept tripping on it LOL
Great checklist and luggage!!!
Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com
I like the design of the luggage! Travelling often during the first months of the year has always been my passion. The checklist would help me a lot to pack. 🙂
So glad it was helpful!
Great Packing list! I particularly love the floral luggage 🙂
Thanks Janine! I love it as well!
I always pack with a list in hand! Or else I will forget something. I need new luggage – I really need to check these out – they are beautiful!
Me too girl! I can’t do it without a list!
I totally procrastinate packing, but if I had cute bags like that I might pack even when I didn’t need to. Going to the grocery store? Ooo…I better pack. Going out to dinner with the family? Yep…I might need to pack for this. Haha. Thanks for sharing!
LOL! This made me laugh. YEP. I feel the same way!
Awesome Post, Thanks for sharing !
Great checklist! This will come in handy for our trip in November. Thanks!
I love the list and the pictures!
Thank you so much!
Super good list. I love your suitcase too:)
Thanks so much 🙂
Thanks Taylor, this is a great checklist! I love the patterns on your suitcases, wish I had them on my last holiday 🙂
Thanks So much Sylvia!
i need this checklist. No many how often i travel I always forget something whether it’s toothpaste or a hair clip i forget. also cute luggage.
Awesome checklist! I always need the reminders when I’m busy packing. The kids don’t help!
Haha! So true!
Thank you for the printable!
Can I have your luggage pretty please, it is the most gorgeous piece of luggage I have ever seen. I love the floral print it is stunning!
I know right?! GORGEOUS!
This is some very helpful information. I always spend way too much time packing and take along a lot of things that I don’t really need.
Don’t we all?
Terrific post. I love the travel cases.
Love the super cute luggage 🙂 And great checklist
Ok, that is about THE cutest packing checklist ever and those floral suitcases are darling!! I NEED one in my life ASAP!!
This is a great checklist to keep on hand for those tho travel frequently, like me! It would sure help me from forgetting anything
Thanks Cynthia! Glad you found it useful 🙂
I love lists like this. I’m always forgetting random things when I travel. I too LOVE your suitcases. Thank you for putting this together
Beautiful luggage and great checklist.
Having a checklist is very important to ensure you won’t forget anything. The travel suitcase set is si gorgeous.
Thanks SO much!
It’s really important to have a packing list especially if you’re going to a place that’s completely new to you. These are all essential when packing! Love that list. I also love your luggage, the floral design is just really pretty!
Amazing list for packing! Can’t wait to refer to this list when I travel again. Going to bookmark it 😉 xo, sharon
Omg!!!! I love this luggage!!! I just bought new luggage from Vera Bradley though 🙁 I don’t think no my husband would understand the need for this set!!! It is soooo cute! I am adding to my want list!!!
Thanks girl!!! You always need more luggage 😉
That luggage is gorgeous! I have a very plain blue carry on suitcase that I got when I started traveling for my first job many years ago. I don’t travel nearly as much anymore, but I could definitely use a luggage upgrade.
I definitely needed an upgrade!
Your luggage is too cute!! I need to buy pretty matching luggage myself. I always just find whatever is at the house and it’s usually all mismatched LOL This is a great packing list. I usually make a list before I go on a vacation but I end up forgetting something anyway. I’ll use this next year for vacation. This year was a staycation with a few day trips.
Thanks so much! I am so glad it was helpful!
will use this list in the future I’m sure!
Obsessed with those bags!! They are so cute!
I think this is a great packing list! I usually overpack when I go on vacation, because I’d rather have more than I need than not enough!
ME TOO Whitney!
great checklist. it seems no matter what i do, i always forget something in my suitcase.
We recently went to a little summer vacay at New England and hubby got a Calpak luggage. He managed to fit everything and he loves it. I was a little envious!
It is SUCH an awesome brand. Seriously!
Great list and I absolutely LOVE your luggage set. It’s beautiful
Your floral luggage set is so beautiful!! I’m sure you’ll get tons of use out of it!! Hope I win the marble suitcase!! Thanks for hosting a fabulous giveaway!
You are SO welcome girlfriend!
I am determined to go to Europe for 10 days in a carryon this fall. Bookmarking this.
Thanks Kathleen! SO glad you liked it!
Stunning luggage! Loving that there are so many compartments as well. Thanks for introducing me to a great brand!
You are SO welcome Lauren!
That white marble suitcase is gorgeous! I wish I had read your review before all the traveling I just did in August. I’ll definitely be checking them out before my next trip.
So glad you liked it!!!
I love the pattern on this suitcase, and I love how beautiful it looks on the inside too. Thank you for the handy packing list!
You’re welcome Paula!
Such a great list! I was mad at myself on our trip last week to the beach for forgetting beach towels. Who forgets beach towels?!
Beautiful pair of suitcases there, love it! It is true that inside looks as stylish as outside.
Love the look of those suitcases, very chic! And thanks for the checklist, spring means to me what fall means to you so, great timing!