Packing Travel

Dallas Travel Diary + What I Packed

April 28, 2017

Away Bigger Carry On - Travel Dallas | The Beauty Look Book

Happy Friday lovely readers! I’ve been a bit MIA and have neglected to post on the blog while traveling over the past two weeks. I’m currently trying to get back into the swing of things after taking two quick trips to Dallas and NYC. I’ve been active on Instagram and Instastories and many of you have been sending me some really good recommendations for what to see and where to eat so thank you! I was only in each city for a few days for conferences so I wasn’t able to explore as much as I wanted but had such a great time in each area. I received an overwhelming amount of requests for packing posts so here is the one for Dallas combined with snippets of what I did during the conference. A NYC post to follow soon as well.

I flew to Dallas from Tampa to attend my third rewardStyle conference. It was for two full days with day time meetings and classroom sessions combined with three nights of happy hours and parties. While in Dallas I stayed at the Hotel Crescent Court (where the conference was held this year). I had a pleasant stay but don’t know that I would go back. It had everything one could ask for in terms of basics – friendly service, nice concierge, clean rooms, nice facility. The rooms had a bit of a dated feel, but I have no complaints. If you have any favorite Dallas hotels let me know so I can check them out if I go back.

Hotel Crescent Court Dallas | The Beauty Look Book

I got to hang out with my beauty friend Beauty Professor. We live on opposite coasts now and it’s been a while since I’ve seen her so it was great to catch up!

Beauty Look Book x Beauty Professor

rS The Con

Shake Shack obsessed:

rS The Con - Shake Shack

rS The Con

rS The Con Loccitane The Daily Edited

Crescent Court Happy Hour:

Hotel Crescent Court Dallas | The Beauty Look Book

rStheCon April 2017

I’m still a carry-on traveler as I’m a minimalist when it comes to what I fly with and am a huge fan of the Away Carry-On. I’ve traveled with mine quite a bit over the past year. You can see what I’ve been able to fit inside here and here. They’ve since added more sizes so for this trip I tried out the Bigger Carry-On. For those worried about sizing and fit, it will fit just fine in the overhead compartments for American Airlines and Delta. The larger size made it easier for me to fit more inside. If you’re flying within the US it should work with almost all the airlines. European Airlines do have smaller restrictions so in that case the regular Carry-On will be better. (You can use this referral code to save $20 off your first suitcase order.) What I packed for my trip:

Away Bigger Carry On Luggage | The Beauty Look Book

I packed three day time outfits and three dresses (not shown). What I packed from left to right:

  • Outfit 1: Navy silk top by Ted Baker, white ankle jeans by Paige (I like the Skyline Ankle, and for white jeans in the line I go up one size because they run small on me)
  • Outfit 2: Button down linen top by Joie, white lace mini skirt by J.Crew (old style)
  • Outfit 3: Off the shoulder top by Paige, ankle raw hem jeans by Paige
  • Black sandal pumps by Stuart Weitzman (I size a 1/2 size down from what I usually wear in other brands, I typically wear a size 6.5 but with Stuart Weitzman I wear a 6)
  • Outfit 4 and 5: I packed two shift dresses that are older styles, both are from Rag and Bone from previous seasons, I love classic pieces that are timeless!
  • Outfit 6: An off the shoulder navy dress (shown in the collage below) by Felicity and Coco (I went with a Petite XS, I’m 5’3″ and 120 pounds for sizing reference)

Travel Outfits | The Beauty Look Book


Travel Outfits | The Beauty Look Book

Thank you Beauty Professor for the snaps 🙂

The beauty products, makeup, skincare and tools that I packed. I fit all my liquids in a ziploc bag. I’m still trying to get my life together after moving so a lot of my bags and travel accessories are still in boxes.

Travel Makeup | The Beauty Look Book

The makeup packing list:

Travel Skincare | The Beauty Look Book

The skincare packing list:

Travel Makeup Tools | The Beauty Look Book

Beauty Tools packed:

Travel Tote Neverfull MM | The Beauty Look Book

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Tote with:

And last but not least for the fun stuff. I only had a limited amount of time for exploring. I stopped by Forty Five Ten with Beauty Professor and fell head over heels in love with the store! They have Edward Bess, Diptyque, Byredo, Cire Trudon and so much more. Now I want a Serge Lutens eyeshadow palette – I could not bring myself to splurge though! As a die hard Diptyque fan I was overjoyed to find an exclusive called 4510. It has a woodsy scent (I will have to investigate about the notes). They also have an Edward Bess exclusive lipstick called Dallas Pink.

Forty Five Ten Dallas Beauty


For those who wanted a haul post, I did a tiny haul. I bought two candles and a chocolate bar from Forty Five Ten. I was able to pick up a few other gifted goodies from the rewardStyle conference from Supergoop, L’Occitane, Collen Rothschild, Topshop and The Daily Edited. I was saving my $$$ for the New York trip (haul details for that one in my New York post to follow next week).

Diptyque Haul

I hope you enjoyed this Dallas post! I’ve been going through a whirlwind of emotions over the past few months. We made a huge move across the country at the end of February and while we both love Florida it’s been a process for me to adjust. As I introduced myself to new people during the conferences I hesitated when people asked me where I was from. Tampa is our home for now but my heart is still in San Diego – I have two homes now! I had a very emotional moment when flying back to Florida from Dallas. It’s such a beautiful place and seeing it from the air is just so amazing. As I flew into the bay, I had a few teary minutes on the airplane because part of me just couldn’t believe how lucky I am to call this beautiful city home. A lot of you have asked whether or not this move is permanent and I don’t have an answer. We moved to try something new and to be closer to places we want to travel. We’re in the process of testing it out and will be figuring things out as the months progress. Both my husband and I had been in San Diego for a long time (long before we met each other) so we were ready for a change. There’s so much to explore and so far we love it here. We have a yearning to explore and this was our first step towards active exploration. He’s promised to take some time off work soon so we can go somewhere tropical and I can’t wait.

Tampa Bay Home

Have you been to Dallas before? What were your favorite places to see, shop or eat?


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  • Stephy April 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I absolutely love seeing travel posts, I’m so nosey and want to see everything you travel with!
    You’re looking absolutely gorgeous as always in the photos with Beauty Professor.
    I’m so glad you’re including Tampa as part of your home now, I miss it very much and I got a little teary when I saw the photo you posted.
    Thanks Sabrina!

    • BeautyLookBook May 2, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Hi Stephy thank you so much, glad you like the travel posts because I have a lot of fun doing them! Thanks for being so sweet and yes Tampa feels like home now, it’s definitely growing on me and both the hubby and I are really happy here.

  • Mia Thomas April 28, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Welcome home!
    Thank you for the travel post – so appreciate the details and the packing. (I found AWAY luggage thanks to you…just saving up so I can get my own piece, and yes I hope they will have the little mini gift again when I can get mine too.) You are so organized and come across as effortlessly chic. An inspiration.

    • BeautyLookBook May 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you Mia! So happy you have the Away luggage on your list, it’s a great piece. Thanks for being so sweet on the organized comments – I’m actually one of THE messiest people in the world (I think) and I’m constantly struggling to stay organized.

      • Mia Thomas May 3, 2017 at 9:09 am

        You have to be organized to keep this blog and reviews up and running, the photography, the writing, the follow up. Cheers to you!

  • Yusra Bagsheir April 29, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Loved your post! I always find it interesting to see what other people pack for trips and how they pack. Also, Love your photography skills 😀

  • Esther April 29, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    You are so organized. I loved reading your post.
    Have a fabulous weekend.
    Love, Esther

    • BeautyLookBook May 2, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you – I try really hard when it comes to organization, it’s not easy for me lol!

  • Stephanie April 30, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I love your packing posts, thanks for sharing. Where is that sweet, blue, leopard-print makeup bag from?

    • BeautyLookBook May 2, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks Stephanie – it’s an older style from Topshop, I tried googling it and it’s hard to find at least in the US online. You might have better luck in stores!

  • Casey May 2, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Love this post! I have to say I’m also enjoying seeing more of YOU on your blog, and your increased interaction in the comments section with your readers.:)

    • BeautyLookBook May 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks Casey! The move and travels have kicked me in the butt, trying to stay on top of e-mails and comments, I read and appreciate everyone who takes the time to visit the blog. I’m a bit behind on everything!

  • ame May 3, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I am glad you had such a great time, and I am bummed I didn’t get to run into you guys while you were in town, since I was down there for a family visit at the same time. I just didn’t get into Dallas proper until Monday (to also go to Forty Five Ten and Highland Park Village.) I lost my fool mind on Ex Nihilo…And I don’t consider myself a “florals” person, but my favorite was Fleur Narcotique, much like my favorite Byredo is Blanche (though I actually bought that because I am a huge Golden Girls nerd…I just loved it when because it smells like soap.)

    • BeautyLookBook May 8, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      Aww thanks Ame! Sounds like you had such a great time in Dallas! It was my first time to Forty Five Ten and it was love at first sight!

  • Aviva A May 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Hi Sabrina, do you recommend the diptyque fig indoor/outdoor candle? I love it, but its such a splurge!

    • BeautyLookBook May 8, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      I absolutely loved it! I’m not sure how strong the scent will be outdoors but it was SO amazing indoors! And yes it was 100% worth the splurge!

  • Huong Vo May 11, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I LOVED this packing post, Sabrina! I live in Dallas, so there’s that, haha! You came just in time because Forty Five Ten JUST opened not even six months. I’ve yet to visit and I work right across the street from it, lol! I have to check out away luggages! I’ve seen them quite a bit. Glad you enjoyed your stay!

    She Sweats Diamonds

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