Cottage Bound? The ‘pack’-fect list

Summertime up here in Canada means one of two things – beaches and cottages!

This weekend W and I are headed to enjoy the weekend with good friends and get our tan on.  When it comes to any kind of venture away from home my other side comes out… I’m a (closet) “per-pack-tionist“.  What does that mean? Well, I’m pretty sure I’m coining the term here so – history is being made! But, really, my self-dubbed label is the result of my need to pack smart and minimally.  Here’s my formula on what to pack for a casual cottage weekend away:


1) Cute sandals: Marc Fisher (from Winners), 2) a smart weekend tote: Lululemon (old, similar, LOVE this one), 3) a strapless bikini: Target (old), 4) a cute sweatshirt with lace detail: Garage, 5) an easy v neck tee: J. Crew, 6) Go anywhere Jeans: JoeFresh, 7) a casual tank: Abercrombie, 8) summer dress perfect for a cover up or party night: Garage (on sale!), 9) Beach Waves Spray: Marc Anthony (from Shoppers), 10) Dry Shampoo: Marc Anthony (from Shoppers), 11) a sporty, unique tank (with built in bra!): Lululemon (similar), 12) nautical shorts: Talula (from Aritzia)

I also always pack a second bag with all of our beach things, as photographed below:


1) Beach Bag: Pink (purchased last year), 2) Tee (in case I get burnt): Gap (on sale!), 3) Fun Cards: Indigo, 4) Black Cap: Michaels, 5) Sunscreen, 6) my go-to Havaianas, 7) Magazines like LouLou and Lucky Magazine, 8) Beach Towel, and of course – sunnies and tunes!

Are you hitting up a beach or cottage this summer? If so, where are ya headed?  
I hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend!

2 thoughts on “Cottage Bound? The ‘pack’-fect list

  1. I am hoping your per-pack-tionism is contagious! I’m headed on a road trip to PEI in 2 weeks. 6 people in 2 small cars means I have to surrender my favourite (read: massive) suitcase and pack in a (good size) tote bag. I’m going to bring my most versatile summer faves and hope for the best!

    1. Good luck! Layers, layers, layers! Hope you have an amazing time!!! Look forward to hearing about it when you return.

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