All Packed

I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I was lucky enough to spend the fall semester of my sophomore year of college in Florence. On the weekends my girlfriends and I would travel around Europe, explore places for the first time, and eat more Ritter chocolate bars than any human should. Tomorrow, my husband and I are leaving for our first European trip together. I couldn’t be more excited to drink tea in London, picnic in Paris, and most of all – take in all the inspiring fashion the cities have to offer. But before the fun starts, it’s time to pack my {rather large} suitcase, leaving plenty of room for any acquired items…

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Packin' Up

Travel Must Haves: 

1. Zinke Intimates Goodnight Lovely Eye Mask – Why on Earth would sleeping on the plane ever have to be unglamorous?
2. Zara Double Breasted Blazer – The fabric of this blazer is perfectly stretchy for comfort and does not wrinkle even the slightest bit.
3. Kate Spade Cosmetic Case – All their makeup cases are adorable, built to withstand transcontinental jaunts, and somehow all the prints they come out with seem to match each other (aka, perfect for collecting).
4. Rose & Co. Rose Petal Salve – Not only does it work for all things that need a little conditioning (cuticles on planes – yikes!), it looks as pretty as can be.
5. Urban Decay Naked Palette – If you can get your hands on it, it has plenty of colors to do a different eye look every day of your trip.
6. Kate Somerville Tanning Towlettes –  Pricey, but the tan is safe, substantial and I have yet to find a better way to take it with you.
7. Ban.do Sequin Scarf – Add this to your versatile basics and you have instant glam. What more could you want?
8. J.Crew Slim Knit Pant – The dressed up sweatpants look was made for the traveling fashionista. Gotta stay comfy on the plane, but you can absolutely still look chic. 
9. Jack Purcell Leather Sneaker – These are the anti-walking shoe walking shoe. They’re unbelievably cushy and supportive, yet won’t cramp your jetsetting, sequin wearing style.
10. Rene Furterer Dry Shampoo – I wouldn’t recommend going to Europe (or anywhere for that matter) without dry shampoo, and this is the best. End of story.
11. Smythson Leather Passport Cover – It speaks for itself. 
12. Madewell Ticker Stripe Tee – Or any striped tee is just necessary if you’re coming within a 10 mile range of France and want to look like you’re in a heavenly tableaux. 

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  1. I wish I was going too! Have a fabulous time, sweeties!

  2. Oh my goodness, have a lovely holiday. Looks like you’ve chosen some really great items to take. Everything is just so casual, and I think it’s so much more important to be comfortable, have fun, laugh, see everything possible then to worry about a huge wardrobe (those days are over). Take lots of pics for us to see. xx’s

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