Magazine Find: How To Pack For Any Trip

 

    I came across this article in Allure’s “special issue” magazine.  Diane von Furstenberg shares some of her packing tips. Just wanted to share, hopefully, you enjoy it as much as I did.
   Visualize where you’re going and what you’ll be doing, and be sure you have an outfit for each occasion.
Start with the basics For just about any trip, you need a black cocktail dress: a nice pair of pants and a party top; comfortable pants for day; two good T-shirts; a slim, neutral sweater; a day dress; a cashmere scarf you can use as a wrap; a coat that’s elegant enough to wear in the evening; and a leather jacket in case you end up on the back of a motorcycle. Always stick a bathing suit in your bag in case you unexpectedly find yourself somewhere with a pool.
Make it work (Diane von Furstenberg) I design clothes the way I pack, everything goes together. It’s not that all the colors or fabrics should be identical, but the coat should go with the cocktail dress, and so on. That way, you won’t worry about putting outfits together when you arrive. And make sure that all the pieces you bring can be layered.
Dress it up You never know when you’re going to be invited to a fancy party. Jewelry is the easiest way to make an outfit more formal, and it doesn’t take up much space.
Think on your feet Shoes are a problem because they’re bulky. Bring one pair of sturdy loafers or fancy sneakers that are comfortable and go with your day clothes. Next, you need boots or flats (if it’s chilly) or flats (if it’s warm). And bring one good pair of evening shoes.

Travel Tip: How to Prep For A Vacation.

*I’ve been traveling a lot lately and just wanted to share a few helpful traveling tips*
Pack Smart!
Give yourself enough time! Last-minute packing can lead to forgotten essentials. A few days in advance is best, but at the very least, pack the day before you travel.
Work with a neutral color palette! Mix and match pieces in simple silhouettes are key. Add color with just a few playful accessories.
Layer your bag! Place shoes on the bottom, then roll clothes instead of folding to cut down on wrinkles. Start with heavier pieces, then add light, delicate items last. Wrap delicates in tissue if possible.
Maximize your carry on! Use an oversized tote that can double as a beach bag. Compartmentalize valuables and other necessary items in small pouches that can work as evening bags on your trip.

Your go-to travel outfit!

Wear the heaviest items you’ll use on your trip! Save space in your suitcase by wearing bulkier items, like jeans, knits or jackets, while traveling.
Carry a light scarf or shawl! It works as a blanket or pillow in transit and as a pretty accessory at your destination.
Go for ballet flats! They’re polished and easy to slip on or off. (I usually wear heels but flats are so much easier when going thru security or running to catch a late flight)
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Beaches & Swimsuits!! :)

This summer I purchased all new swimsuits from Victoria Secret she had all the answers (as my friends and I would say). These pictures are captured in Destin & Miami, Florida. I had FUN in both cities and wish I could relive it all again! 😉 While swimsuit shopping I normally decide based on color, style, and fit. I love to play around with colors! Bright pinks, lime greens, and yellows are my favs. Since it’s the summer time your swimsuits should always reflect summer colors but you can never go wrong with the two classic colors, black and white. The style is also very important when deciding on swimsuits. I like both monokinis and bikinis but my preference would be a bikini, just because of the versatility with tops and bottoms. The fit is the most important one of them all, because without the right fit, well…you might as well stay in the hotel room.lol… While ordering online, I was afraid I would have to send them back because I thought the small (bottom) would be too small, but it worked out well! Summer is my favorite part of the season and I would hate to see her leave but until we meet again DEUCES HONEY! My winter plan is to hit the gym! (seriously). I wish I could say I workout often but I really don’t and I don’t watch what I eat. Bad I know but I’ll do better. Also, shout out to everyone who has complimented me on Facebook and Twitter about my swimsuit profile pic and how awesome my body is. You all are going to make me maintain and hit the gym hard! 😉
♥ Swimsuits-Victoria Secret, Black & White-Forever21!