Samantha Chic: Samantha Chic: Fall Weekend Getaway with U by Kotex & FREE Sample

9.10.2014

Samantha Chic: Fall Weekend Getaway with U by Kotex & FREE Sample



I love summer, but lately I've been thinking that Fall might be the perfect getaway time -- it's cooler but still warm, less tourists since everyone is back in school & work, you can wear layers (which I love).

If you've been keeping up with Samantha Chic, then you know that I'm currently in Maine with my boyfriend ...and that I probably over-packed.

Whether your going away for a week or a weekend, here are 9 items to never leave behind:

Parka -- Depending on where you are, most Fall days are still kind of warm, but the temperature drops pretty quickly at night. A parka is the perfect Fall transitional coat for a trip -- versatile, warm, and lots of pockets!

Booties – A couple weeks ago I told you guys that when I think of Fall I think of booties! I love them all -- flat, heeled, embellished, buckled. A tan pair with a slight heel goes with everything and keeps things chic no matter the situation.

Pads & Tampons – Nothing ruins your vacation more than your period. Unfortunately, it's a fact of life. U by Kotex offers a full line of feminine care products for periods including pads, liners and tampons so that you're always one step ahead.

Underwear  – This should be a given, but I can't tell you the number of times I've forgotten underwear and had to buy some. My favorite for traveling on the yoga inspired ones at Victoria's Secret -- comfy, stretchy & stylish!

Dry Shampoo – I don't know how I lived before I discovered dry shampoo. I take it everywhere with me now. Use it to refresh hair between washes, as a texturizer during the day, to give some hold to a ponytail, etc. 

CC Cream – I love this one by Supergoop, but you can use whatever version you like. The most important thing is to find one with SPF that multitasks so you can cover, conceal, moisturize & protect all at once. No extra items needed!

Weekend Bag – Obviously, you need a place to put all your stuff. Find one that is big enough for the necessities and one or two extra items that way you're not tempted to over-pack. Also, a fun color or pattern means you'll never lose track of it.

Button-Down Shirt – Button downs are great in the Fall. You can throw it over a t-shirt or tank during the day as a light jacket. Wear it on it's own as a shirt. Put it under a blazer to dress it up. Seriously, buy some button-downs.

Jeans – Most people are tempted to wear sweatpants or yoga pants when traveling (Please for the love of all things chic don't wear leggings as pants!), but I always wear jeans. A good pair are just as comfy, but takes the whole #IWokeUpLikeThis factor out of the equation.

So, now that you know what to pack, U by Kotex wants to help you do it! As part of their #SaveTheUndies campaign, they're giving away free samples.

Visit the U by Kotex webpage here, click the "Get Sample" button, and enter your mailing information. Then, just sit back and wait, your samples are on their way!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by U by Kotex pads. The product reviewed in this post was received free-of-charge and compensation was provided. All views are my own.

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