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Packing for London Town

There are two parts to preparing for a trip – 1) the excitement of booking the trip and filling your itinerary with sightseeing, good eats, little cafes and shopping, and 2) the dust finally settles, its the day of your flight and you have packed nothing – nothing! A vacation would be so much more enjoyable if your closet just packed itself  – I’m thinking something along the lines of the computer operated closet from Clueless, but for packing. READ MORE… Shop the POST: Luggage: London Fog ℅ Marshalls | Neck Pillow: Issac Mizrahi ℅ Marshalls | Air Vac Bags ℅ Marshalls | Dress: Gap | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Booties: Gap | Sunnies Ray Ban | Halston Heritage Bag ℅ Marshalls < > #stp-5450dc727c1c1, #stp-5450dc727c1c1 div, #stp-5450dc727c1c1 a, #stp-5450dc727c1c1 img, #stp-5450dc727c1c1 span { margin: 0; padding: 0; font-size: 0; letter-spacing: 0; line-height: 0; border: 0; box-sizing: content-box; background: transparent; box-shadow: none; word-wrap: normal; float: none; -webkit-transition: all 0 ease; -moz-transition: all 0 ease; -ms-transition: all 0 ease; -o-transition: all 0 ease; transition: all 0 ease; } #stp-5450dc727c1c1 { width: 100%; max-width: 600px; margin: 0 auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; white-space: nowrap; text-align: left; } #stp-5450dc727c1c1.stp-no-controls { text-align: center; } #stp-5450dc727c1c1 .stp-control { z-index: 2; display: inline-block; width: 25px; height: 100%; position: absolute; top: 0; background: #FFF url(//assets.rewardstyle.com/images/scroller-arrows.png) no-repeat; text-indent: -99999px; overflow: hidden; direction: ltr; cursor: pointer; } #stp-5450dc727c1c1 .stp-left { left: 0; background-position: -26px 50%; } #stp-5450dc727c1c1 .stp-left.stp-hover { background-position: 0 50%; } #stp-5450dc727c1c1...
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Packing for London Town

          There are two parts to preparing for a trip – 1) the excitement of booking the trip and filling your itinerary with sightseeing, good eats, little cafes and shopping, and 2) the dust finally settles, its the day of your flight and you have packed nothing – nothing! A vacation would be so much more enjoyable if your closet just packed itself  – I’m thinking something along the lines of the computer operated closet from Clueless, but for packing. For me, selecting luggage was never important. All I needed was the right amount of space and I was happy. Well, if Nike can design fashionable fitness wear, then bold, chic luggage can exist too. This houndstooth luggage from Marshalls had me at hardcase. I had always wanted to try hardcase luggage, so this felt like the right time to try it! It’s a skill to pack efficiently, but the inside of this suitcase serves as a step by step manual to do it right. It almost made me happy while packing – almost. As if the pattern wasn’t enough for me to spot my luggage going around the luggage carousel, I needed to add a bold luggage tag – just to make everyone aware it was indeed mine 🙂 It was easy shopping for my trip to the UK – I filled my suitcase with a lot of neutrals (as you can see above), knits...
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In the Trenches….in London

    Things I did not have once on the ground in London – hair straightener and tights. 1) The sweltering summer of Chicago has continued on well into the Fall only to leave me lost when packing for temperatures below 80 degrees, hence forgetting to pack tights. 2) My Americano voltage straightener would blow the wall off any hotel that I plugged it in to. It was either – go around looking like Frankensteins wife for a week or, buy a UK voltage straightener. Best, purchase, ever. Things I did have on the ground in London – a trench coat. Keeping my palate somewhat muted on this Friday in London, I chose to wear my favorite Fall color….oxblood. Tweed, word only used in the Fall season, originated in the UK so I felt compelled to pack it, and wear it during my stay in London. Trying to hard? Nah…. Now I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t add a pop of color to this look. These half suede pumps by BCBG Generation from Marshalls do just the trick! Proof that fashion meets comfort – I wore these shoes for 10 hours without an ounce of pain. The pain came at 10 hours and 1 minute. Happy Wednesday!   Trench Coat: BCBG | Top: H&M | Skirt: Ann Taylor | Belt: The Limited (similar) | Shoes: BCBG Generation via Marshalls (similar) | Sunnies: Ray Ban  I have received free products...
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