First off, get your mind out of the gutter. This isn’t that kind of website. No bears/bares of either variety on this camping trip for me.
When we booked our Getaway anniversary weekend I made two promises:
1. No makeup
2. Limited social media usage
I stuck to #1 and did ok with #2. Maybe next time I’ll put my phone in the suggested cabin lockbox. Maybe. (I have no self control).
But I really didn’t want this trip to be about “looks for the gram.” Not a great strategy for a blog, but this trip was for me – for us – not the perfect brow game. So I intentionally underpacked and, truth be told, it worked out perfectly for a chilly weekend in the woods.
My Fall Camping Trip Essentials:
The only “beauty product” I brought, but truth be told, sunscreen is a medical necessity. I have been obsessed with Biossance’s Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen. I use it under their Rose Oil each morning as my moisturizer. It doesn’t leave you feeling oily and actually hydrates. Also, it’s non-toxic and reef safe, so I can feel good about using it.
2. A chunky sweater
As I told my husband around the campfire, “If I could describe my new style I’d say it is duvet cover chic.”
“Wow…that is a statement,” said my husband.
But really, the closest I can get to walking around in a cocoon of warm fabric, the better. This Free People Chunky Knit sweater was begging for a camping trip and provided the perfect amount of warmth whilst roasting marshmallows. (Aside: I’ve started referring to S’mores sans graham crackers as “Keto S’mores” much to my husband’s chagrin. Truly nothing Keto about it, but it amuses me).
3. Waterproof Boots
Blondo Waterproof is quickly becoming my new favorite brand. These black boots scream “I don’t ride a motorcycle, but maybe I could.” I love the buckle detail and that they go with everything. Did I mention they’re waterproof?
4. A pair of jeans
Listen, I’m all about spending time in nature, but I’m not looking to bring it home with me (ticks). Comfy, structured jeans are a must. I’ve been living in these Madewell Roadtrippers. They are high waisted, but don’t give you a muffin top, skinny without being restrictive. Yes, there is some end of day sagging, but I’ll take what I can get.