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Traveling in Style

If you are like me, around the holidays you find yourself traveling. I blame it on long-distance parents and siblings, the fact that I have no children and my penchant for travel. Here is how I prep and travel in style without stress. 

Photo courtesy of Jasmine Star

Photo courtesy of Jasmine Star

Pre-Travel Prep:

When prepping for a trip, I usually pack the night before, if I'm super duper excited, I start days in advance. To make life easy, I bring one carry on bag and approach my packing strategically-- thinking about the activities that are in store and I how to get double and triple duty out of shoes and clothing. For me, this means deciding on a minimalist wardrobe. I’ll pick two or three colors and call it a day. White, black with a pop of red. Or maybe denim, camel and white. Sure, it's always fun to have more options but this ensures that I am not over packing and lugging a heavy carry-on down the jet bridge. It also gives me an excuse to go bold with my accessories. :)

Day of Travel:

In addition to my wallet, keys and eye glass case, I fill my over-sized purse with my essentials i.e. anything that I think will make my drive or flight more enjoyable.

Inside look into my purse, photo courtesy of Sophia Lafontant

Inside look into my purse, photo courtesy of Sophia Lafontant

These include:

  • A pack of gum
  • A magazine or book
  • Chapstick
  • Hair ties,
  • Bobbi pins
  • Make-up wipes
  • Moisturizer
  • Ear buds
  • Scarf
  • Small makeup pouch
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Water bottle

My travel outfit is all about comfort without sacrificing style, I am usually in denim jeans or yoga pants, a long sleeve shirt, over-sized cardigan, scarf and comfortable flats. I also ALWAYS wear socks! I don’t go through security without socks (big no-no). Even when I am wearing sandals, I’ll have socks in my purse and slip them on while in the security line.

Photo courtesy of Sophia Lafontant

Photo courtesy of Sophia Lafontant

If I am traveling alone, I like to keep to myself. I’ll say my hellos to the person or persons next to me, then open a book or put my headphones on. When the pilot announces we are approaching our descend (this usually happens with 20-30 minutes remaining); I pull out my makeup wipes to refresh my face and reapply moisturizer. Flying can dry-out your skin, so I am generous with the moisturizer and give it time to absorb.  If I have to head directly to an event once I get off the plane, I have my small makeup pouch to give myself a 5 minute makeover (brows, eyes, lips, foundation and cheeks). By the time we deplane, my makeup is done and I am ready to go. Once off the plane, I may change shoes if required. This is how I travel in style, how do you?

 

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