Thursday, February 4, 2010

Travel Essentials!

I will be leaving for London in 6 weeks and I am trying to pull everything together! I have been taking advice from everyone, I've talked to friends and family that are abroad now about what are the best things to bring with me in terms of clothes! The best advice has come from my cousin Mackenzie (of Design Daring, Check it out: she is in France now and has shared with me "NO sweatshirts, its a bull's eye on your american back" I don't wear sweatshirts so it should not be that big of a deal, either way I am loading up on the sweaters!!! I have rain boots and a rain coat, but today as I grabbed the mail I saw the Lands End catalogue. I have never had anything from them except tote bags but they have really stepped it up, it is very J.Crew inspired but they had some cool waterproof coats. If anyone has any tips from your travels I would love your advice!!!!!! Below is some outfits of my favorite stars and designers that I am inspired by to hopefully replicate before I leave, so I can look stylish abroad!
I love Blake Lively, I think the skinny jeans and the big coat and scarf looks awesome. It is simple but it shows you tried!

I realize that these looks are expensive but I love the coats and the way the put all of the outfits on Gossip Girl together. I get alot of inspiration from the layering and the color pallets they use on the show. xoxo gossip girl

Leighton Meester is also a Gossip Girl, I love her style on the show but these two pictures of her off camera style I think are right up my ally. I love the layering of the sweater over the dress and then belting it! Also blazer crush alert, I love this navy blazer especially paired with a simple white v-neck t-shirt makes it casual enough for day time and with the right accessories can be a great night look.

These are three looks inspired by the show. These pictures make me want to buy some bright tights. American Apparel trip anyone?

Rachel Bilson's wardrobe is awesome, she has so many timeless pieces that she accessorizes so well she never looks the same.

Jackets, Jackets, Jackets! Olivia Palermo always looks awesome to me. I love her jackets in these shots. I have alot of jackets, but I usually pass them over in my closet because I don't know how to wear them. I'll take some tips from Olivia, and the blazers and coats are in my suitcase and a sure thing in London.

Do you like the big bell bottoms? I have wide leg jeans but I don't have any bell bottom, do I need them? I usually like a darker wash but she is flawless in my eyes.

This is something that I wear now. I think that when I bring it to London, maybe I'll swap the sandals for boots or flats with one of my blazers would make it abroad appropriate!

I hope these looks inspire you too! Let me know if you have any travel secrets, or wardrobe essentials that would be great abroad!! I need all the help I can get!!


  1. I love so many of these looks. Olivia Palermo always looks great, ditto Lauren. Half the reason I watch Gossip Girl is to see what they wear - love that first outfit!

  2. thanks for the shoutout! i saved the leighton in blazer look — gorgeous! so happy we share a similar sense of style :)

  3. Leighton Meester and Rachel Bilson rock my world.