BYOT (Bring Your Own Tampons).
Get a carry-on-sized rolling bag that you can attach another bag to.
Instead of a cute weekend bag — which are heavy and impractical. This rolling bag has a strap that you can attach another small tote to.
If you need a bag big enough to check, get a lightweight yet sturdy rolling bag.
Most airlines' heavy baggage fees kick in at 50 pounds, and you don't want too many of those pounds to be taken up by your suitcase. Try to find a suitcase that weighs around 10 pounds, and remember: Most airlines will refuse altogether to check a bag that is over 70 pounds.
Though in general, you should try to not check a bag. But if you have to, make sure to pack some clothes in your carry-on.
I suggest a couple pairs of underwear, a T-shirt, and a pair of socks. Other good items to bring in your carry-on: makeup wipes (I prefer the Neutrogena kind) and/or blotting wipes, dry shampoo, a toothbrush, some basic makeup (lip gloss, concealer, and mascara are my go-tos), and a travel-sized tube of toothpaste.