What's In My Suitcase - The Surznick Common Room

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What's In My Suitcase

Nick and I are getting ready to go on vacation reeeeeeeally soon. I. CAN'T. WAIT - these muggles are about to become wizards! EEK! This will be our first big trip since heading to San Francisco last year and it's going to be the bomb dot com. I've been virtually packing for awhile, but now it's finally time to pull out that suitcase, so I thought it would be fun to show you a little bit of what's coming with me!

What I'm Wearing
Basically shorts on shorts on shorts. We're going to be dealing with 90 degree temps for almost our whole vacation, so shorts are an absolute must. Luckily I have stocked my wardrobe well this summer - here are some of my favorites!

one (no longer available) / two (no longer available) / three / four
five / six / seven / eight (no longer available)

I recently picked up the seahorse shorts from Old Navy - only $7 on clearance in store! Aren't they awesome?

We'll be on our feet a lot during this vacation, so I needed to pack comfy shoes. My newest shoes are these cactus espadrilles. Are they not the cutest dang shoes you've ever seen? I LOVE THEM. I ordered them from H&M online, but unfortunately they're no longer available. My lace-up vans, though falling apart, are still favorite pair of sneakers, so they made the cut too.

What I'm Reading
Part of our vacation will include a 1,200 mile road trip, so we'll do a lot of reading in the car to keep us entertained. You may remember that last October, I read Gone Girl out loud to Nick during a long car ride. We really loved doing this, so we're going to try that again! We have The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling on the agenda to read together. I'm also packing Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (SO excited to read this!) and The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter to read on the airplane, beach, etc.

What I'm Listening To
A bunch of podcasts, of course! I've been working my way through Gilmore Guys, but I also have my old favorites on standby. My phone is also well stocked with the bands I'm loving right now, like The Front Bottoms, Jenny Lewis, and Tokyo Police Club.

What Else I'm Bringing
Just some odds and ends I couldn't survive vacation without: a chambray shirt (it goes with nearly everything), a portable iPhone charger (for those days where I Instagram one too many photos), and my straw hat (because I wear it CONSTANTLY.) And we'll definitely be utilizing our travel organization tips!

Are any of you headed on vacation soon? Let us know where you're headed and what your travel essentials are!

Sarah & Nick


  1. I hope you guys have a blast! You have quite the shorts collection there--I literally only own one pair of shorts, I guess they never really catch my eye at the store. We just got back from vacation o Cambodia, so I'm ready to be home for a while now. :)

    1. Thanks, Rachel! I was never much of a shorts person until this summer. I just love these soft, elastic waist shorts that a lot of stores are carrying! So comfy! I hope you enjoyed your vacation in Cambodia!

  2. All of your shorts are so cute! Love all of the prints and colors. I also am loving Gilmore Guys. Sometimes i wish they talked about the show more, but they're both really funny! Hope you have a great trip :)

    1. Thanks so much! I am going to see them live in DC!

  3. Omg you have the cutest shorts collection. Have fun on your trip! I've been wanting to go to Harry Potter World for AGES.