Prepping for a Girls Trip

Most will agree, as we get older our lives become more complicated. With work, children, relationships and other life obligations finding time to spend with friends can be difficult. It can be near impossible when your best friends live all over the country. However, I strongly believe the  best way to reconnect to your true self and therefore being the best version of yourself is to make time to see those who know you at your core. For me, this is my friends. I have a small group of friends from growing up, college and now living in Dallas. I treasure these relationships and do not take them for granted. I may not talk to them every day but they are "my people".

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My college friends and I have started a tradition, no matter what is going on in our lives we get together every other year. This sounds like nothing but it is very hard for all of us to leave our families and or jobs. Narrowing down a date is the first step in a long planning process. Once we FINALLY do that (the hardest part), location is next. 

For me, the hardest part is still to come. Prepping my husband to watch our three kids for 2 nights. He is a great dad, but I definitely do the most with the kids, so I have to pass along all my expertise to him. Basically I tell him to have a great time waking up 5 times every night :) 

Next, the fun part- packing! I love packing cute outfits that don't have to be kid friendly! I get to break out the small purses (no diapers!) and fun tops that won't have runny noses wiped all over them and cute dresses that won't be tugged on! Check out some of the fun things I am bringing! 

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I compiled some simple, outfits that I tend to shy away from when hanging with my kids! 

I compiled some simple, outfits that I tend to shy away from when hanging with my kids! 

This is a denim jumpsuit from Target's Who What Wear collection (similar), my go to packable J Crew hat and my favorite small Tory Burch bag (this color combo is sold out, similar here)

This is a denim jumpsuit from Target's Who What Wear collection (similar), my go to packable J Crew hat and my favorite small Tory Burch bag (this color combo is sold out, similar here)

Cutest Target dress! And Target straw clutch (similar)

Cutest Target dress! And Target straw clutch (similar)

I shy away from white shirts that need to be dry-cleaned when with my kids, so it's time to break it out of my closet! This is J Crew holiday, but a cute option is here. This Rebecca Minkoff bag is great- it can be worn as a clutch or cross body. The Kate Spade card holder works as the perfect sized wallet. 

I shy away from white shirts that need to be dry-cleaned when with my kids, so it's time to break it out of my closet! This is J Crew holiday, but a cute option is here. This Rebecca Minkoff bag is great- it can be worn as a clutch or cross body. The Kate Spade card holder works as the perfect sized wallet.