July 4, 2012

While You Were Out: Wanderlust and Such

While I am singing on the top of a mountain, hanging with the monkeys, and perchin' with cool peeps, I have some exciting guest bloggers to tickle your fancy until I get back! Here is Olivia, of Wanderlust And Such!

Hello hello hello! I'm Olivia from Wanderlust and Such. First and foremost, I'd like to thank the beautiful Sarah for giving me the chance to do a guest post on her blog! I can't tell you how exciting it was to see an email from her in my inbox. I would say that I did a cartwheel from joy, but I'm really not that flexible. It's the thought that counts, right? 

Hello! I'm Olivia, taker of mirror photos, wearer of fun outfits, and pro-Instagrammer.
There's not much you really need to know about me that you can't find out from my blog! My basic interests include travel, clothes and eating food. I started my baby blog about a month ago after being inspired by gals like Sarah and I've really enjoyed the experience so far! Along with displaying my outfits, I usually rant about things like Mad Men and Target (the only significant others in my life). Feel free to stop by and say hi! I love love love meeting new followers and checking out their blogs :) 

As a girl obsessed with travel, airports and everything that goes into both of those things, I decided to put together a post about traveling + fashion for the lovely Sarah. Forgive me if it's not more organized, this is one of my first guest posts. 

Here are just a few tips to keep your trip organized, fashionable and creative! You don't have to sacrifice looking fashionable or feeling inspired while on-the-go! 

1. Plan ahead

I guess this is sort of common sense, but it doesn't necessarily mean spending weeks before your trip putting together outfits or packing. The best thing you can do is to mentally plan outfits that you can mix and match. Be sure to pick things you definitely know you want to wear and not the clothes that you pick up and think, "Well, this could be just perfect in the ideal scenario and maybe I'll be brave and decide to wear it." I know I've been there, anyway. Try to be realistic about what you pack - it saves time and space. I know not everyone enjoys planning outfits like I do (what freakish hobbies I have), but mentally organizing what you want to wear on your trip beforehand helps you avoid that "WHAT DO I WEAR?!" feeling while you're away. And vacation is supposed to be stress-free, right? Right. Here's an example of me planning an outfit for the airport!
I find that a simple, comfortable outfit with killer accessories makes a wonderful airport outfit - and a watch is ALWAYS a must with me.
2. Stay Inspired 

Websites like Who What Wear frequently document celebrity airport-wear and let me tell you, I am obsessed with it. Maybe it's because I am in love with airports and people-watching and fashion on-the-go, who knows? Either way, I love planning outfits for the airport. I'm moving to The Netherlands in the fall and I'm ALREADY planning what I'm going to wear to the airport...I have a problem, I know.  But, I digress. I think it's a common misconception that you have to be uncomfortable in order to be fashionable. Comfort and fashion and traveling is absolutely, positively able to mesh together. For some inspiration of what to pack on the plane - here is a combination I put together - aimed toward comfort!
Here are some examples of things to pack in a fabulous bag for the plane! I'm obsessed with Melvita Rose Water  - so refreshing.

Hope you this give you all some inspiration and advice for any future trip you may have! Have a wonderful day and don't forget to stop by Wanderlust and Such and say hi :)

Thanks, Olivia! I am definitely going to use these tips for my trip!


1 comment:

  1. Love this post, girl! I'm like a proud blogging big sis that you did so well! ;) Haha. And in case you can't tell from my pins, I am OBSESSED with airport style + packing, too. I'm house sitting this weekend and am planning what to pack as we speak! Haha. Awesome job! <3