What’s In My Weekend Travel Bag

What’s In My Weekend Travel Bag


Hi loves! For today’s blog post, we’re talking all about what’s in my travel bag. This past weekend we went on a little cabin weekend giveaway, so I figured this would be a good time to share what I pack for a weekend and how I do so!

A few of these items are no longer available in their exact style, so I’ve made sure to link alternatives! Let’s jump right in. I love packing in a duffle lately. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve just been so into it. I have a few, the Stoney Clover one above, a Ban.do floral duffle linked in the carousel and a few Louis Vuitton ones that were passed down to me.

Also, let me go ahead and preface something. I recently purchased a ton of items from Stoney Clover when they had a major sale! I was able to snag this duffle, the large half moon pouch, a camera crossbody purse and a set of three pouches for $100. What a steal! However, their products are more on the expensive side, so I’ve included dupes in the carousel!

A technique that I was recently introduced to is packing with cubes. Now that I’ve done it, I’m hooked. I love that everything is categorized and that I don’t have to go digging through my bag and unfold all of my stuff. Needless to say, with some strategic folding and these cubes, I was able to fit way more and be more organized.

Next up, pouches! I am an absolute sucker for incorporating pouches and small bags to compartmentalize. I do this everyday in my purse and it keeps things organized with easy access. I always pack all of my toiletries in one large case so that it’s easy if I have to take it in and out of a bathroom.

The large Steve Madden dopp kit above I got from a TJ Maxx, but I linked several other options in the carousel! The key to finding the perfect travel pouches is to find ones that have multiple sections. I also pack my makeup separately. So, I’ll typically use one large hard makeup case that holds a ton of makeup and brushes. But if I’m traveling light with makeup, I can usually throw it all in one bag!

I also love incorporating flat pouches like the Stoney Clover camo one above to carry the necessities that I need to get to easier like meds, lip gloss, headphones and chargers!

Finally, the miscellaneous items! I love using other makeup bags and pouches to pack up things like chargers, accessories, etc. I also have a small travel case for jewelry to keep everything from getting tangled up and it’s such a lifesaver!

Lastly, the sunglasses. While they technically fall in the category above, I wanted to touch on them separately because of the accessories I have! One thing I can’t live without is the collapsible sunglasses case. It’s great to carry in your purse!

Finally, one of my newest pieces – the quad sunglasses carry case from Quay! Lucas got me this for Christmas and I’ve been itching to use it. Whenever I’m traveling and have multiple looks, I always love to switch up my sunglasses. This allows me to pack several pairs safely without a million different cases!

I love traveling, but I love finding fun travel accessories more! Anyone else with me?! Let me know one of your travel tips below!



  1. Diana
    February 20, 2019 / 2:47 pm

    This post could not have come at a better time! I’m starting to get my travel accessories together for my spring break trip coming up and was in need of some new travel accessories– didn’t even realized Quay came out with solid colors of that case. Thank god you posted about the Stoney Clover sale cuz your girl was able to snag the same duffel and half moon pouch and I cannot wait to use it!!

    • beautifulonabudget
      February 21, 2019 / 11:18 am

      How fun! Have a blast! Def get the quad sunglasses case. The cubes are essential too. Can’t wait to see you rock those Stoney Clover items!