Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Travel Style




Jacket: Loft, old
Top: Loft
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Scarf: old
Longchamp Bags: (here, here)
Luggage: old

I'm so excited!  As you read this I'm on my way to the airport to Hong Kong for my friend's wedding and then onto a week in Vietnam.  I've never been to Vietnam before so I'm excited an new country.  One of my goals is to fill up my passport before it expires, so this trip definitely helps with that and I get the amazing bonus of visiting two culturally-rich destinations with great food!

As a former consultant who was on the road four days a week every week for 2 years, I've got my in-flight essentials down, especially for a 20+ hour flight.  No matter how long the flight, I can't travel in tight pants, so my new boyfriend jeans (that I wear all the time!) are perfect.  Layering is also key as I'm always freezing, but want the ability to take off a layer if I got hot (almost never happens...).  Finally, my scarf can double as a blanket (did I mention I get cold?) so I don't have to use one of the airplane blankets.  

My in-flight essentials include socks for my cold feet, my neck pillow and eye mask so I can fall asleep, my iPad for magazines, books, and podcasts, lots of water (and some lotion) to battle dehydration, and healthy snacks to supplement the airplane food.

What are you travel essentials? 

I will try to update from the road and share parts of my trip with you guys!



34 comments:

  1. Have so much fun on your trip - pretty sure I have the exact same flight essentials as you do!

    Abby
    www.champagneplans.com

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  2. I love this! You look comfy and cute and the same time. And I love that scarf!

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  3. love your travel style! It's much like mine - comfortable and versatile.

    The Style Scribe

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  4. Oh my goodness - that sounds like such a fun trip! So excited for you! I love your travel style - in fact, I'm traveling next month and I think I need to take some tips from you!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! I'm always happy to share what works for me!

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  5. I'm so with you. I always layer on trips because I tend to get so cold!

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    1. Isn't being cold on a plane the worst?!

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  6. What an exciting trip!! So jealous. Travel safe :) Love this look... Definitely need to learn some travel tips from you. I'm always forgetting something.

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
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    1. Thanks Bekka! After forgetting things on my first few business trips, I had to develop a system that worked for me.

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  7. Those sneakers and that jacket were made for each other. You look waaaay cuter than me when I travel:)

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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    1. Thanks Cara! They are so comfortable!

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  8. I love your jacket. It is so chic. The pop of pink really makes the outfit. So cute.
    www.fashboulevard.com

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  9. That jacket is so perfect for traveling! It is comfy and chic! And I love that longchamp bag! I always need tips on traveling in comfort!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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    1. Thanks Maggie! This Longchamp is my favorite as it expands for all of the fun things I pick up on my travels!

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  10. I am envious of your trip. Have so much fun. The closest I have been was Tokyo (8 years ago) and loved it. All your essentials are perfect for the long flight, also. =)

    Keep us updated.

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    1. Thanks Ada! I've always wanted to go to Toyko!

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  11. You are travel chic- love the slip ons! Have a safe flight and enjoy HK + Vietnam!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  12. Boyfriend jeans are definitely the best for traveling long hours (especially 20+ hours on a plane) I always travel with a jacket/sweater, a scarf, sunglasses and comfy flats. I Also bring a book with me, or enjoy the movies at the plane. Have a blast!

    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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    1. Thanks Tatiana! I always get sucked into several movies or tv shows on the plane!

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  13. Wow - have so much fun! I would totally wear this - you and I are on the same wavelength! And the only other things on my list that you didn't mention are Earplanes earplugs and gum! My ears actually pop really bad on planes so the plugs and gum in addition to taking Sudefed right before I fly has changed my traveling life!
    Save travels!
    Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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    1. Thanks Carylee! Earbuds are a good call! I also love to have gum for my ears for landing.

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  14. That jacket again! It's so cute like this, I love it!
    And I hate when passports expire...I just got a new one a couple of months ago and I was so sad to see my beautiful stamps and visas go T.T

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    1. Thanks Gina! I know, I keep all of my old passports with the stamps, but it isn't the same...

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  15. Have an amazing trip!!! I can't wait to read all about it!!! I have that expandable Longchamp bag... isn't is the BEST!! Perfect to expand on the way home with all your travel finds!! You look comfortable and chic!! Happy travels!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  16. That scarf is so refreshing.


    http://theshortiesfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Katarina! I love it and it doubles as a blanket on the plane!

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  17. Chic and comfortable! Now that's the way to travel! Enjoy Hong Kong (I haven't been in ages!) and Vietnam later :)

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