Posts Tagged: travel

Reader Request: Packing Effectively

b. asked for …

Advice on how to dress/pack for travel, specifically business travel? Or are there some other bloggers out there who do this well?

I’ll answer the second question first: Audi of Fashion for Nerds is my personal idol when it comes to packing advice. Or, really, ANY advice about traveling. Start here:

Audi on packing clothing for travel
Part 1
Part 2

Audi on packing beauty products for travel
Part 1
Part 2

For further reading, Audi on making your travel dreams a reality
Part 1 – No More Excuses
Part 2 – Money Matters
Part 3 – Travel Tips for Families read more

Originally posted 2011-02-08 06:19:48.

Keep Calm And Carry On

keep calm and carry onTravel capsule wardrobe – Paris and Provence, April 2012

For some people, packing for travel is a dreaded task, often postponed until a few minutes before it’s time to leave for the airport. Not for me. I love planning outfits around anticipated activities, and often start thinking about what to pack weeks before a planned trip.

But that doesn’t mean I’ve always chosen or packed wisely. On our first trip to Paris six years ago, we overpacked BIG time. We lugged a huge rolling duffel and two smaller (though not small) bags for two people for an ¬†eight-day trip. And most of what I did bring was never worn, or didn’t suit our activities or environment. Those cute ballet flats? Murder on my feet after just an hour of walking about on gravel paths and cobblestones. The chic black swing jacket purchased in anticipation of the trip was too bulky to wear under my outerwear, and not warm enough to wear on its own. I brought far too many dressy clothes and heavy, structured pieces that were a wrinkled mess once unpacked. read more

Fascinating and Fashionable: Sarah the Minimalist

This is the first in a new series of interviews with fascinating folks about their unique perspectives on style, fashion, and body image. I’m launching with Sarah Von of Yes and Yes, who is one of the most stylish women I know yet owns an absolutely tiny number of wardrobe items. Call her a minimalist, a capsule wardrobe aficionado, or a thrifty shopper, she’s got a good thing going. Let’s hear from Sarah!

How many pieces of clothing do you own? How many are thrifted?
Without actually counting each piece of clothing, I’d say I have somewhere between 20-30 pieces, not including accessories. I have 4 or 5 pairs of shoes that I regularly wear, but I have approximately a gajillion scarves and bangle bracelets. About 80% of my wardrobe is thrifted. If it’s not thrifted, it’s from Target, Old Navy, or TJ Maxx. read more