One of my favorite things to do is to help clients pack for a trip. There’s something about making sure they feel as prepared and beautiful as possible during a time that is all about having fun! There’s nothing worse than being somewhere, especially on a trip, and hating your outfit and feeling like you have nothing cute to wear. It happened to me on a trip to NYC once and I vowed to never let it happen again (picture at the end). As someone once said to me, “When you feel confident in what you’re wearing, you can get out of your own way and just be you”- thanks Courtney G.!
Last weekend I went on a trip to LA with my husband, andI thought I’d do the same packing plan for myself that I do for my clients and share it with you. Here are the pictures of my outfits as I planned them, followed by a picture of me wearing them. I am very particular about my travel outfits and this one fit all my requirements- check out my Elaine post here! This was a very funny moment with my husband, because we were both feeling totally awkward as I am posing in the airport and he is taking my picture. You could read the awkwardness all over my face, so I chopped it off -ha!
Jeans- Joe’s, Top- J.Crew, Gold Sandals- Aldo, Black Sandals- Target, Cardigan- J.Crew, Earrings- Kendra Scott, Watch- Michael Kors, Purse- Marc Jacobs, Bangles- Alex and Ani and Nordstrom
I love to create day to night looks especially for trips. It saves space in the suitcase and you inevitably end up having 5 minutes to get ready for dinner and this allows for a quick transformation.
The high in LA was 71 degrees, and for a Texas girl, this is cold. I always try to pack a sweater that is versatile and can be worn with multiple looks, because you never know when the weather is going to change. This Tart Collection sweater was perfect- grey and navy go with everything.
I was suppose to wear this during the day too, but it was too cold. Good thing I had my sweater!
My husband and I refer to this NYC trip many years ago as the worst trip EVER. I was in such a bad mood because I felt like I had nothing cute to wear. I couldn’t even have a good time. I’d like to think that if this happened again that I would be mature enough to move on and not let it ruin my time, but I may not be that mature -ha!