Get Ready With Me: Airport + Carry On Essentials

Let's get airport ready! In this blog post, I'm sharing how I get ready for the airport and a tropical vacation. We're gonna cover my go-to hair look, my go-to makeup, and a super comfy outfit. I'll also highlight some of my carry-on essentials.

Let's get started:


I like to keep my hair pretty simple because I know I'll be putting my ahead against the window for a nice power nap. I like to enhance my natural hair texture by blow drying it straight. I'll also throw a big clip in my carry on along with several creaseless hair ties. 


Same goes for makeup: I like to keep it relatively simple. I start off with a base to moisturize my skin and minimize my pores. To even out my complexion, but still keep things light, I like to grab my BB cream. Then, I follow up with blush, mascara, and a clear gel to set my eyebrows in place. To ensure this lasts all day long, I use my favorite setting spray from Urban Decay.


Yoga pants are my go to! They're heavy enough for this chilly weather, but cool enough for the south. I like to pair my yoga pants with a soft tee, like one from J. Crew. I have one that reads, "On Island Time." Could it be any more appropriate for a Florida vacay? Then, I like to wear comfy shoes. I love my yoga mat flip-flops from Sanuk. I'm noticing a pattern-- cozy.

Weekly Prep

I definitely like to give myself a glam treatment before going on vacation because I'll be taking lots and lots of pics. I actually did a blog post a couple of years ago on how I prep for a big event. Click here.

Carry-On Essentials

I am actually squeezing a week's worth of clothing into my carry-on bag. I have been watching packing and travel videos on YouTube religiously. Below is my carry-on list. I'll be throwing all of these items into my Hunter duffle bag. It's a dream bag!

  • 5 Tops
  • 5 Shorts
  • 1 Dress
  • 2-3 Pairs of Leggings (Black, navy, and gray)
  • 2 Pairs of Shoes (Sandals + Sneakers)
  • 10 Pairs of Underwear
  • Accessories (1 necklace, 1 ring, a few bangles, 2 pairs of earrings)
  • 3 Pairs of Sock
  • 3 Bathing Suits
  • 2 Cover Ups
  • 1-2 Sweatshirt(s)
  • Make-Up
  • Skincare
  • Toiletries 
  • Pads/Tampons
  • Laptop + Charger
  • Cell phone + Charger + Headphones
  • Camera + Charger + Lens
  • Planner + Pens
  • School Work

Let me know what your must-have essential is for a tropical vacation. Is it a Lilly Pulitzer dress? Or, maybe a retro bikini? Comment below!

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  1. Nice post! There is definitely a lot of organising that goes into going on holidays. For me, I normally don't bother wearing makeup to the airport especially if it's a very early flight. A comfy outfit is what you need always no matter how short the flight it.

    1. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Ró! I couldn't agree more with you-- early flights and makeup don't mix for me either. I try to keep things as natural and simple as possible when traveling.