Airport Chic

With an expanding list of TSA travel restrictions, dressing sensibly for airport security screening is beginning to pose some style challenges.  What is the best look for a possible pat down?

In preparation for holiday travel, I have chosen an airport travel outfit that is comfortable, chic, and will hopefully minimize the security hassle.  If you spot me in an airport near you, I will be wearing ponte knit leggings, a white tee/camisole, an open cardigan, and flats.

Camisole—Old Navy
Leggings—Adrienne Vittadini via Marshalls ($20)
Cardigan—Adrienne Vittadini via Marshalls ($20)
Shoes—Juicy Couture via Marshalls
Bag—Terrida Tangaroa via TJ Maxx

Spring Break: Travel for a Wedding

A getaway! A few weeks ago, I traveled to Montego Bay, Jamaica, for a family wedding. Since I was only going to be in Jamaica for four days, I wanted to travel lightly, which required that I packed efficiently. Here’s how I did it.

The Luggage:

My favorite carry-on bag is my Tangaroa holdall bag. I like to keep it light, so I also traveled with a pilot case that I could easily wheel through the ports.

Looks for the Day:

Top and skirt—Banana Republic
Fuchsia dress—Gap
Print dress—Express

Looks for the Evening:

Print dress—Ann Taylor
Black dress—Max Studio via Marshalls
Stripe dress—Ann Taylor

The Shoes:

It was surprisingly easy to resist packing several pairs of shoes once I found this versatile pair of black, snake embossed, leather thong sandals.  I also took a pair of flip flops for the beach and gold sandals for wedding.

Sandals—MICHAEL Michael Kors via Marshalls

Snapshot of the Bridal Party in Coral Dresses by Amsale:

The matron of honor (me) and the maid of honor are wearing the unique styles.

Travel Chic

Clearly there is a God. And, she favors me highly. For a couple years, I’ve been secretly wishing that the Dooney & Bourke Medium Nile duffle would appear on my doorstep. That never happened. Instead, I walked into T.J. Maxx one day and stumbled upon this even better, $600 Terrida Tangaroa holdall travel bag at a price so low it’s vulgar.

The bag comes in a signature gold (soft yellow) color with gold hardware accents, and is crafted in the finest croc leather. It is spacious and has double straps that fit snuggly over the shoulder as well as a long shoulder strap with pads for added comfort and carrying options.
Holdall bag—Terrida Tangaroa via T.J.Maxx