Four Faves : Carry On Favorites

This week’s version of our favorites stems from my recent trip to Italy… There are actually eight items so I double the number of usual weekly favorites but I’m ok with this.

These are the items that I could not have made it without – yes, that dramatic. They are the edited down version of things I really used and was thankful for each and every one. Actual travel essentials.

Carry On Favorites –

  1. An over-sized scarf that can be used as a blanket on the plane, sarong on the beach and scarf when chilly. Be sure the one you choose for your trip that is the right weight and isn’t too bulky. Pictured: a Cynthia Vincent number that I have had for ages, but you can find great scarf/sarong/blankets all over if you keep you eye out for them.
  2. A cross body bag, with the right zippers and flaps so you are not an easy target for a pick pocket. It also should be small enough that if you carry on your luggage it can fit down in your “under the seat” bag. Pictured: a vintage Louis Vuitton from Tradesy.
  3. Travel size, Triple Sec 3-in-1 Spray by DryBar. This is the perfect product because it covers so many bases: texturizing, dry shampoo and volume. Check, check, check. Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1
  4. Emergen-C for when you feel a cold coming on or just need a little afternoon boost. Grant and I used all that I packed and we were so thankful for each one. Emergen-C Vitamin C Supplement 
  5. Beautycounter Rose Water Spray. Another one product many uses item. This bottle of magic spritz (small enough to be travel approved) can be used as some necessary mid-flight hydration, an afternoon pick me up and a makeup setting spray. Beautycounter Rose Water Uplifting Spray
  6. Compeed Blister Cushions. These things are excellent. I am prone to blisters and we walked miles and miles every day but using these helped me not get a single one while we were overseas! Hooray! I am a fan. I wish they could stay on the back of my heels forever. Compeed Blister Cushions Extreme
  7. Beautycounter Protect Stick Sunscreen – This is the perfect sunscreen stick. I have melasma and most of the products I have tried in the past with zinc oxide have worked but  have also made my face look a peculiar shade of cakey-white-blue (sounds just as awful as it looked). But not this little miracle stick! It goes on clear, and is not greasy at all. Plus I never got sunburned and none of my lovely brownish-grey spots of melsama reared their little heads. Winner. Beautycounter Protect Stick Sunscreen
  8. Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Facial Towelettes – These have a nice scent and come in the correct size for travel without worrying about bulk or potential ooze of a facewash. Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Facial Towelettes

Adeline Alley Instagram Giveaway

We’ve been blogging for six months now and to celebrate we are hosting an Instragram Giveaway! We are giving away a $50 Visa Gift Card and other surprises. This month (September) post a picture of ANY Adeline Alley recipe that you have made and tag us to the picture @adelinealley.

All you have to do is browse for ideas and inspiration for meals this week and next, whether a dinner, an appetizer, or even one of our green juice blends or cocktails.  Next, post a picture of what you have made, tag us, and you will be entered to win!

We have so much fun blogging together and are thankful for all of our readers and followers. If you enjoy reading along please help us spread the word!

Thanks so much!! Here’s to the next six months.

Caroline and Julia

Adeline Alley

I’ve loved growing up with a sister full of useful information.  An older sister with a mind full of fashion tips and beauty finds is the best thing any girl could ask for, and Caroline continues to be my go-to when I’m looking for new trends, bands to check out, or the coolest restaurants to try.  My input lies in delicious recipes, fun movies to catch, and hole-in-the-wall restaurants and dive bars. Caroline and I haven’t lived in the same city since our parent’s home in Mississippi, so our phones and emails are full of pictures and updates of all of our favorite new finds.  From little girls on Adeline, now we’re excited to take that sharing to the next level.  From the cities of the south, we’re sisters, blogging.