March 22, 2017

Packing Woes

Cropped Denim, Gucci Marmont MulesCropped Denim, Gucci Marmont Mules

Button Down: Frank & Eileen | Denim: GRLFRND (in blue & in white) | Mules: Gucci | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Belt: Saint Laurent

I’m a notorious over packer and I envy any person that’s able to fit all of their stuff,  including beauty products and hair tools, into a carry-on. If you’re one of those people, seriously, how do you do it?!  Not only that, but I’m a fairly messy packer. I have some friends that are able to make their suit-case look meticulously organized. Meanwhile, I just toss random things in my bag and think “I’d rather have options..”

However, during our trip to LA (where these photos were taken), I was proud that I was able to focus on packing a few key pieces that I could build my outfits around. No matter where I’m going, I will always take a white button down (Frank & Eileen are one of my favs!), a pair of crisp sneakers or ankle booties for walking and airports and of course, a cool pair of heels for the evenings.

photos by Keith Hodne



  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Love the casual and stylishly chic look! Simply fabulous! 🙂

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  • Melissa | Suitcase + Heels

    My trick for keeping my options open but packing in a smaller bag are: 1) lightweight less wrinkle-prone tops, 2) neutral bottoms that can be worn with multiple outfits, 3) Eagle Creek compression packing cubes. Not great for delicate fabrics but for everything else, I roll and compress. And then hang up when I get to my destination.

  • Sophie

    So in love with those shoes!

  • Flavia Santos

    I’ve been following your blog for almost two years and i must say you wear jeans like no one. You make it look so chic and effortless. And shoes are definitely a must- have for Spring.

  • Simi

    I am the same.. I really can´t fit all things in one carry-on suitcase, but I usually have to! And it´s really hard 🙂 Well you look amazing in this outfit..really great one! 🙂

  • Kirsten

    Share more about how you pack?

    -Kirsten //

  • Nicole

    I love how simple and chic this outfit is! I just got a similar pair of shoes in gold that I can’t wait to style like this. On the packing front, I plan all of my outfits before I pack and try to mix and match as many pieces as possible. I also try to pack basics and lots of jewelry to add a punch to an outfit. Finally, I roll all of my clothes to try to create extra space in my suitcase.

    Nicole to the Nines

  • Natali

    Spot on! Love your belt and shoes!

  • Alyssa Amato

    I love those metallic Gucci mules! So fab! Xx

  • Kristina

    You rock the silver Gucci mules! Love this look.

  • Magda

    Love it!

  • alexia

    I am literally the worst over packer in the entire world, well next to my dad! Your getting good wear out of those sandals aren’t you.

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  • Jade

    Love the shoes.

  • Aria Di Bari

    What a gorgeous outfit, I love the sandals!

  • Lyndi

    Ah the struggle is real! I try so hard to not overpack. I’ve found watching youtube videos on packing tips really useful (and inspiring not to be an overpacker!!)

  • roxy

    Upside: I’m able to pack light. Downside(s): It takes a lot of planning to get the mix / match outfits right for various occasions and weather. And it’s much more difficult to look chic as I’d like.

  • Giana

    The pics are really very beautiful. I am gonna bookmark this page, thanks for the info. I actually appreciate your own position and I will be sure to come back here.

  • Rachelle

    the mules are simply amazing.


  • Nicole Sioui

    I start packing 2-3 weeks in advance and I still can’t get it right! 🙁 Like the metallic Gucci’s but I miss your classic staple heel collection; hope to see more of them again as the weather warms up.

  • Giana

    I love every single piece on the outfit but the Mules are perfect! xx
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  • Taylor Winkelmeyer

    YESSS. I am the worst packer, always last minute, always way too much. It’s a problem. Love these key pieces though. Gorgeous. ♡
    xx Taylor | | @taylorwinkelmeyer

  • Mary | O Blog da Mary

    loving the black&white, so classic!

  • Adriana

    This look is so stylish! Love the jeans and the shoes!

    The Black Blush

  • Jalisa

    Haha, I’m the same way, girl! I can’t narrow it down and I love to have options, since I’m notorious for changing my mind last minute and being so indecisive! I love the idea of always packing a white button down, I’ve never considered that before, but it makes perfect sense! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



  • Miss Pippi

    I love those shoes. 🙂

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  • Ada

    Loving this look! And those fabulous mules!
    Did they fit true to size? There’s some reviews that say they fit large. Thanks! 🙂

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