Hello from sunny California! Austin and I left on Wednesday to head to Orange County to spend some time with our family and take a mini-vacation. Many of you know that I actually lived here until I was 10 and many of our family members still live in the area. We always try to make a point to get out here a couple times a year and spend time with them.
We are out here for a week and on our agenda, we have family time, Disney (of course), a couple meetings in LA, some pool time, and maybe a day trip to Laguna.
You know that I prefer a carry-on (this is the best little suitcase) to a checked bag, so it was a bit of a challenge squeezing 7 days into a small suitcase, but I found a way to make it work!
I get asked about this suitcase a lot and I have to say, it’s held up beautifully. I wish I could say the same about the larger one (it broke rather quickly), but the carry on size has had zero issues. A few things I’m looking forward to wearing include this ruffled swimsuit, this white blazer which is incredibly lightweight, and these denim shorts. All of which would be ideal for any warm-weather getaway.
Speaking of, do you have any travel plans for summer? We are always looking for new places to visit. If you have any beach recs, let me know in the comments below!
Have a great weekend! Xx Ashley
ONE (I also bought this in pink! Size down) // TWO (Fit: I bought my normal size and a size up based on the reviews, ended up keeping my normal size though! Thank goodness for free returns) // THREE // FOUR (I always travel with a couple of these. They are so good!) // FIVE (Fit: This is meant to be a boyfriend fit, so size down if you want it more snug. This also tends to wrinkle but I promise you it’s worth it. I used my steamer and a little wrinkle release and it did the trick.) // SIX (FIT: I went up a half size) // SEVEN // EIGHT // NINE // TEN (Probably my favorite swimsuit I’ve ever owned next to this one! The fit was tricky though. Ted Baker usually runs really small so I ordered a 2 and a 3, but the 3 was huge. I kept the 2 and it fit great.)
Suzanne Kalac says
Love your blog posts! I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area but have lived near Denver for many years. I would recommend a mountain getaway in Breckinridge, Vail or Aspen (the wildflowers are beautiful in summer!) If you prefer the beach, we love S Carolina beaches. Enjoy Southern CA!
Thank you for the recs! All of those sound amazing! Xx, Ashley
Ewa Macherowska says
Love it! x
Rosemary Beach, FL
Ashley Robertson says
I’m going there with Austin’s family later this month. It’s their favorite place for summer vacation 🙂 Do you have any recs for places to eat? xx AR