A Look Inside My Overnight Bag

Living in Atlanta, having all of my family in Alabama, and being convenient to several amazing cities often calls for short one or two night trips.  This past weekend I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to work an event at the infamous Rocketown, so I thought I would bring you along by giving you a look into my bag.

1. Clothing
When I am out of town, I always take my daily outfits on hangers with a garment bag over them to protect them.  So, these are the only clothes I am packing into a bag for my one night trip. My pajamas are a t-shirt and comfortable shorts. I am taking fuzzy socks and slippers because they make me feel at home and I refuse to walk barefoot on hotel room floors.  Underwear and socks are essential, plus I always bring an extra pair just in case!

2. Accessories/Shoes
I tried to pack as lightly as possible since I would monly be away for a single night, but after this photo I managed to add yet another pair of shoes. (In my defense, in the Southeast every day is pretty much a low of 30 something and a high in the fifties, so it makes choosing between practical and fashionable especially difficult). The blanket scarf is from Target and is an easy addition to an outfit if it's one of those 30 something days. I use a dust bag to keep all of my jewelry together and organized. For sunglasses, I often times take a cheap pair from the dollar store because it will not mater if they're damaged or lost while on the trip.

3. Toiletries
I always take my "wet" toiletries in a cosmetic bag that has plastic lining that is easy to clean.  The first thing photographed is a Viva La Juicy roller ball by Juicy Couture.  I like to take roller balls when I travel because they are less expensive, more compact, and have less product than full size bottles, so there is less risk.  Next are Cetaphil make-up wipes, Dove deodorant, and a travel bottle with hand soap inside.  I always take my own hand soap to hotels because I hate using the bar soap that is provided.  Following after are all of my in shower products: Aveda shampoo and conditioner, a Softsoap body wash, Summer's Eve, and Cetaphil face wash.  Last are floss "pluckers," my travel toothbrush, and toothpaste!

4. Make-Up

Most days I do not wear make-up at all, but I make up for it on the days I do. I am not a beauty guru and I do not do anything out of the ordinary. I honestly do not have much brand loyalty, either. What you see is what you get!
5. Hair

I get my hair done at an Aveda salon by a girl who loves their in house products, but is open minded about what works for her clients. Through our conversations, I have found the perfect cocktail for my blonde hair. Aveda Damage Remedy is great for anyone, just be careful how much and how often you use it! I have always been obsessed with Dry Bar because who doesn't love someone else styling their hair while you drink a mimosa? I was on the fence about Blonde Ale because it's expensive for such a small amount of product, but it goes a long way and I cannot imagine my hair routine without it! Before finding out about It's a 10 for Blondes, I had wanted to try their original formula for ages. Once again, the cost ratio did not seem practical... until there was one for blondes. Put "blonde" on a product and I will purchase it and try it because keeping the perfect shade is important to me. The last product is hairspray, and like make-up, I do not have brand loyalty. I brush it through my hair once I am satisfied, and I'm done! I have no problem using a hotel's hair dryer, so the only styling tool I take on any trip is my straightener. Straightening my hair is the only way I know how to do it. 

I know everyone has their own method of packing, but this is what works best for me. I love watching any kind of "What's in My Bag" videos on YouTube and I know others do, too! I hope you learned a tip or two that can help you pack more efficiently. What's your travel must have? Leave a comment or find me on social media! @SavannahMaye


  1. Looks like your all set and organized for your overnight we. Enjoy.

  2. I love how organized you are! It's great that you are able to pack just what you need. I have a hard time with this, because I feel if I only take what I need I won't have enough.


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