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Over the years I’ve really enjoyed putting this guide together because it’s a chance for me to share a little bit of my personal style. The colors tend to be monochromatic with edgy touches or textured animal prints.

After losing the majority of my bags, shoes, and other important items to mold due to the hurricane humidity last year, there’s a lot to replace and reorganize. This year I’m focusing on much-needed things that I can not only utilize for travel, but for those times I’m not on the move.

If you want to know what I’m lusting for this season, here is my annual Editor’s Wishlist!

 

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What’s on My Wishlist This Season

 

 

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DELSEY Paris Clavel Hardside Expandable Luggage 19”, $176.99

 

Lots of Luggage

 

Because I travel constantly, I do like to have a range of luggage options. After not having a new suitcase for a couple of years, I think it’s time to freshen up my options with a few new suitcases! 

First, I need a domestic carryon, one that’s larger when I travel within North America or when I don’t mind checking my carryon (I recently bought the Travelpro Maxlite 5 but I’d prefer a hardside suitcase.)

Of course, that doesn’t mean I won’t travel far afield. I also want to replenish my international carryon for Europe or weekend trips. At just 5.3 lb, the Delsey 19” Clavel is on my list because it’s ultra-lightweight!

 For destinations that require rugged wheels and ripstop materials for uneven terrain, I’m looking for an “adventure” carryon. I’ve got my eye on the Osprey Wheeled Farpoint 36L International Carryon or the Osprey Daylight Carryon Wheeled 40L Duffel.

Since I’m an avid diver, I need a sturdy medium-sized suitcase large enough to fit my scuba diving gear. The Osprey Daylite 85L Duffel looks appealing because it’s not too bulky. 

I’m also looking to replace my Osprey Ozone backpack that I had to leave in England when I moved and I’m thinking about getting the Osprey Mira 32L as an option!

 

Note: My carryons don’t necessarily need to be international size because I travel with a carryon more so to limit my space vs not checking a bag. 

 

 

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Grace Makeup Brush Case, $55.00 | Louise Travel Makeup Bag, $70.00 |  Miami Palm Jumbo Makeup Bag, $45.00 | Miami Palm Medium Makeup Bag, $35.00

 

Chic Travel Accessories

 

Stephanie Johnson makes stylish travel accessories in gorgeous colors and designs. While the spaciousness of the designs makes them ideal for travelers that prefer to check luggage, there are a couple of options that might be carry-on friendly.

I’m absolutely obsessed with the Cairo White collection! The Grace Makeup Brush case looks like it would fit my minimalist travel makeup and the Louise Travel Makeup bag could act as the perfect home for some small gadgets, accessories, or electronics.

Miami Palm is another collection that’s chic and beautiful. On my list is the Jumbo Makeup Bag that could work as a toiletry kit and the Medium Makeup Bag that would be perfect for, well, my makeup! 

 

 

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Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Crossbody With Studs, $189.99 | Julian Backpack, $298

 

Stylish New Purses 

 

My purses got ruined during a hurricane that hit Playa del Carmen, including the only two crossbody bags I owned. The Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody pictured above has an edgy stud design, and it could be a purse I’d be able to use both at home and for travel. 

In addition, after five years of constant wear and tear, my beloved signature Julian, the original bag that started my obsession with Rebecca Minkoff backpacks, was finally put to rest.

Ever since, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect replacement and I think this gorgeous one is finally it. It’s a pebbled leather vs. the smooth leather from my original bag, but it’s neutral enough to work in various settings, and I really like the hardware—one of the reasons I’m such a fan of RM purses. Crossing my fingers!

 

 

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Welly Traveler 18 oz Insulated Stainless Steel Bamboo Water Bottle, $34.99

 

Stainless Steel Insulated Bamboo Water Bottle

 

Welly is a well-known brand and I like the looks and functionality of this stainless steel bottle with the natural bamboo exterior. It seems to keep liquids hot or cold for long periods of time and the 18 oz size is enough for me to drink in a day. It’s also cool how 1% of sales are donated to clean water projects across the globe! 

 

 

Kitsch Ultimate Travel Bottles Set, $11.99

 

Flatpack Toiletry 3-Piece Set 

 

These flat toiletry bottles are cute and seem really useful! They’re TSA approved, apparently don’t leak, and are BPA free. I like how they lay flat, so it makes for easy packing! 

 

 

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THE M JEWELERS Zoe Hoop Earrings, $44.99

 

Statement Earrings 

 

I am so disappointed with myself for not purchasing these M JEWELERS Hoop Earrings sooner. I really wanted the silver version and I let them sit in my shopping cart for months. Getting these in my preferred metal would be an awesome surprise and possibly the #1 gift on my list!

 

 

Vera Bradley Cosmetic Organizer Bag, $26.49

 

Vera Bradley Cosmetics Organizer

 

My cosmetic bags are random and not cute. I need to step up my organizer game and freshen up my luggage organizer options. The community is always raving about this brand so it’s time to check out this makeup organizer for myself. The Ikat is a super cute print and it’s also available in the matching luggage tag, makeup brush bag,, and flat iron holder!

 

 

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Set & Done Zipper Pouch – 3 Pack, $10.99

 

Mesh Organizers for Small Items

 

It’s no secret, I love my organizers and these mesh ones seem to be the perfect way to organize all the little things, while also avoiding ziploc bags.

 

 

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Nomadix Travel Towel, $39.99

 

Packable Travel Towel 

 

Versatile items are important for travel, so I’m eyeing this packable towel that can be used for multiple purposes like camping, drying off after a shower, or to laying around a beach or pool! It measures 27.5” x 72.5” and rolls up fairly small.

Apparently this is very absorbent but only takes up half the space! Love this print and appreciate that it’s made from recycled materials.

 

 

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Baggallini Avenue Tote Top Handle Bag, $69.99

 

Baggallini Avenue Tote

 

I’ve had this Baggallini bag on my wishlist since Prime Day and it’s time to move it into my shopping cart! This is one of the most popular travel totes and personal item with the TFG community so I’ve been wanting to check out this item for myself. After all, it has to be a good pick if all of the TFGs love it!

 

 

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Gotoob 2oz 3-Pack, $21.99

 

Refillable 2 oz Travel Bottle Set 

 

Another reader favorite, the humangear GoToob+ travel size bottles are currently in my Amazon shopping cart. When I moved out of England, I left behind alot of my travel gear including my arsenal of travel containers. It’s time for a refresh and what better way to do that than with quality, long lasting options from this reputable brand! To mix and match these containers to go with your own travel style, take a look at their full color collection!

I’m also buying the humangear .4oz mini containers to compare with the aforementioned products.

 

 

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Paulo Coelho Book: The Archer, $14.49

 

Paulo Coelho Book: The Archer

 

My favorite author’s latest book is The Archer. I read the entire collection during my travels. It all started with the famous book, The Alchemist, and my love for Paulo Coleho’s books continued. A few of my other favorites are: Veronokia Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, and The Devil and Miss Primm.

Another book on my wishlist is The Greatest Secret by Rhonda Byrne. I’m waiting for the paperback edition for both books as I prefer the feel of a good old paperback.

 

 

Editor’s Wishlist Product Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
DELSEY Paris Clavel Hardside Expandable Luggage 19” Because I travel constantly, I do like to have a range of luggage options.  After not having a new suitcase for a couple of years, I think it’s time to freshen up my options with a few new suitcases Check Price
Grace Makeup Brush Case I absolutely love the Stephanie Johnson makeup travel bag for their gorgeous colors and organizational ability. The Grace Makeup Brush case looks like it would fit my minimalist travel makeup. Check Price
Louise Travel Makeup Bag Louise Travel Makeup bag could act as the perfect home for some small gadgets, accessories, or electronics. Check Price
Miami Palm Jumbo Makeup Bag Miami Palm is another collection that’s chic and beautiful. On my list is the Jumbo Makeup Bag that could work as a toiletry kit. Check Price
Miami Palm Medium Makeup Bag The Medium Makeup Bag that would be perfect for, well, my makeup!  Check Price
Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Crossbody With Studs As I said, many items of mine got ruined during a hurricane that hit Playa del Carmen, and one of those things was my purses. It’s been a bit challenging, as I only had two main crossbodies I rotated between to begin with so I need to replace those. Check Price
Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack In addition, after five years of constant wear and tear, my beloved signature Julian, the original bag that started my obsession with Rebecca Minkoff backpacks, was finally put to rest. Ever since, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect replacement and I think this gorgeous one is finally it. Check Price
Welly Traveler 18 oz Insulated Stainless Steel Bamboo Water Bottle Welly is a well-known brand and I like the looks and functionality of this stainless steel bottle with the natural bamboo exterior. It seems to keep liquids hot or cold for long periods of time and the 18 oz size is enough for me to drink in a day. It’s also cool how 1% of sales are donated to clean water projects across the globe!  Check Price
Kitsch Ultimate Travel Bottles Set These flat toiletry bottles are cute and seem really useful! They’re TSA approved, apparently don’t leak, and are BPA free. I like how they lay flat, so it makes for easy packing!  Check Price
THE M JEWELERS Zoe Hoop Earrings I am so disappointed with myself for not purchasing these M JEWELERS Hoop Earrings sooner. I really wanted the silver version and I let them sit in my shopping cart for months. Getting these in my preferred metal would be an awesome surprise and possibly the #1 gift on my list! Check Price
Vera Bradley Cosmetic Organizer Bag My cosmetic bags are random and not cute. I need to step up my organizer game and freshen up my luggage organizer options. The community is always raving about this brand so it’s time to check out this makeup organizer for myself. The Ikat is a super cute print and it’s also available in the matching luggage tag, makeup brush bag,, and flat iron holder! Check Price
Set & Done Zipper Pouch - 3 Pack It’s no secret, I love my organizers and these mesh ones seem to be the perfect way to organize all the little things, while also avoiding ziploc bags. Check Price
Nomadix Travel Towel Versatile items are important for travel, so I’m eyeing this packable towel that can be used for multiple purposes like camping, drying off after a shower, or to laying around a beach or pool! It measures 27.5” x 72.5” and rolls up fairly small. Check Price
Baggallini Avenue Tote Top Handle Bag I’ve had this Baggallini bag on my wishlist since Prime Day and it’s time to move it into my shopping cart! This is one of the most popular travel totes and personal item with the TFG community so I’ve been wanting to check out this item for myself. After all, it has to be a good pick if all of the TFGs love it! Check Price
Gotoob 2oz 3-Pack Another reader favorite, the humangear GoToob+ travel size bottles are currently in my Amazon shopping cart. When I moved out of England, I left behind alot of my travel gear including my arsenal of travel containers. It’s time for a refresh and what better way to do that than with quality, long lasting options from this reputable brand! To mix and match these containers to go with your own travel style, take a look at their full color collection! Check Price
Paulo Coelho Book: The Archer My favorite author’s latest book is The Archer. I read the entire collection during my travels. It all started with the famous book, The Alchemist, and my love for Paulo Coleho’s books continued. A few of my other favorites are: Veronokia Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, and the Devil and Miss Primm. Check Price

 

 


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