What’s In My Suitcase: Paris

I used to take packing so seriously. I would not only stress for weeks before a trip I would make sure I had new pieces and a ridiculous amount of outfit options. While I still plan and think ahead for what I want to pack, the stressing part is gone. As is the overpacking and overbuying. One of the reasons this changed was my evolution from being trendy to adopting a more classic and minimalist approach to fashion. I love finding about six pieces that I can pack and can interchange throughout my trip. Usually this consist of a pair of black pants, blue jeans, a white t-shirt, a black t-shirt, a silk blouse, a light sweater and a coat.

I snapped a few photos of outfits I will be packing for upcoming trips and this all black ensemble is definitely coming with me. Two of the key pieces are from my FAVORITE french brand, Sézane. If you haven’t heard of it yet, just know that you will be thanking me for years to come. They make capsule collections that are literally everything you’ve been dreaming of! The monogrammed bag (which is so gorgeous in person) and the leather sneakers are part of their fall collection. I am telling you, these sneakers are so chic in person. I wore them on a recent trip and by the end of it two of my fellow travelers had purchased them! They can easily be paired with jeans for running around or a dress for a night out.

If you are looking for classic pieces to fill your closet or suitcase, my favorites are Sézane, Modern Citizen, and Everlane.

Outfit Details // Sézane sneakers, Sézane Gaby bag, FRAME Le Color Skinny jeans, Z Supply t-shirt

The Find
Whereabouts: Dallas, TX

Beauty • The Unisex Glow

Finally, a cream that is meant for both my husband and me. And this isn’t just any cream, it is a magic glow cream. No seriously, it gives you this subtle God and Goddess glow! Don’t believe me? Check out the before and after photos here. For $40, you and your significant other need this! shop it here

Outfits • My Favorite PJ’s

When it came to my PJ game, I was failing. I am embarrassed to say I slept in old t-shirts and shorts up until not that long ago. I just loved them because that were soft, breathable, and easy. And then I met Eberjay! I have since purchased five sets and even turned my mom and sister onto them! They are SO soft, SO easy, REALLY cute, and worth every penny! shop my favorites here and here

A Wardrobe Staple: The Trench

There are a few items that I never travel without nor not have in my closet. One of these items is a classic trench coat. This came to my mind the other day when I was helping my mom pack for Paris and realized she didn’t have one. Not only do they keep you dry, but they are a classic staple to any outfit. I will wear mine when I want an extra layer but not a heavy coat, be it raining or sunny. I wore mine all over South Africa (seen above). When packing they are a no-brainer.

I have rounded up a few of my favorites from around the web and all are under $150! You can scroll through the selection and click on any of the photos to shop.

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Travel • The Travel Trunk

I have been dying for a travel trunk! They are so timeless and chic that I could care less if they seem impractical. While most trunks can set you back up to $1000 I found amazing options from The Little Market, a fair trade and ethically sourced website, for far less than the usual $600+ price tag. These trunks are beautifully made and come in an assortment of sizes and colors. shop them here

Beauty • The Mask

I admit, I refused to try this stuff for the longest time. Any item that is surrounded by a lot of excitement I usually call “bullshit.” For years I never gave this stuff a shot. Then, I did! And I will never go back! I have joined the cult! HOLY SKIN CHANGER! read more about it and shop it here

Outfits • The Kimono

I am obsessed with this retro trend right now! I hope it never goes away. I have been looking for the perfect kimono or caftan to wear sipping cocktails around the pool in Palm Springs next week and wouldn’t you know I found it at Zara! It is much cheaper than many kimonos I found and the colors are magical! I want to wear it with winged eyeliner and bold gold earrings! shop it here

Holiday House – ‘The Best’ Bedroom

Palm Springs has been on my travel list for as long as I can remember. A city full of history, mid-century design, and a relaxing setting. For a city that I had built up so much I wanted to make sure to stay at the perfect spot. I did so much research (I mean hours and hours and hours) and asked around. After receiving feedback on the new Holiday House Palm Springs I decided it was the place. Holiday House had just been designed by the very talented, Mark D. Sikes (who also owns MDS Stripes which I love). From the moment we walked into the the Holiday House, the incredible design takes your breath away. From the wallpapered den, to the picture perfect blue and white bar, to the Mr. Brainwash artwork hanging on the wall, everything is incredible. The service, food, drinks, and design all made it a place I would 100% revisit!


Other Hotel Options:

The Parker Palm Springs

Korakia Pensione

L’Horizon Resort and Spa (B and I both said we would stay here next time we go back)

Ace Hotel

Avalon Hotel

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