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Natalie Borton



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3 Weeks in a Carry-On (with International Travel)

I still felt like I had so many options and that I always had the right thing to wear.

My parents live in La Quinta (out near Palm Springs), so we spend a decent amount of time out there and always love visiting for a weekend getaway. We’re heading there this weekend with the kids and it’s supposed to be gorgeous out—we for sure will be hitting up the pool! It’s such a beautiful place, and while I don’t normally love warm weather, the dry heat and fresh air in La Quinta is always enjoyable.


During the day it’ll be in the high 80’s and low 90’s, with lows in the 60’s at night. So it’ll pretty much be a perfect, sunny weekend! After lots of cool weather and rain in San Diego, I’m feeling ready for a bit of Vitamin D.


I always overpack when we’re driving somewhere because I know we have plenty of room. While I imagine I’ll be in my swimsuit or pajamas for the entire weekend, I did want to make sure I had some cute outfits in the event that we actually go do something other than lay by the pool or eat dinner in my parents’ kitchen. Some of the items are from my April capsule, and then I added in a couple of hot weather essentials. This is what I’m planning to put in my bag…

These other items are also coming with me:


Here are a few outfit options I’ll be able to work with…

I imagine this is what I’ll really be wearing the entire time—my swimsuit! I am so, so impressed with the swimsuits from Target this season. After scoring big with these ones, I found this one below and couldn’t resist. The price point and fit are both great. Sizing-wise, I ended up in the small in both the top and bottom (I’m usually a medium for swim bottoms)—I think the sizing is more flexible on these ones since they have the tie!

As usual, I’ll be sharing over on Instagram throughout the weekend. Feel free to leave any comments or questions below about packing for sunny getaways, the best swimwear and coverups, denim shorts, etc.

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What I’m Packing for La Quinta

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  1. Kayla says:

    Hey Natalie, will you do a post or insta vid on the short(s)?! I’ve been looking for the perfect high waisted denim for too long.

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