Tuesday, February 28, 2012

{Guest Blogger: Fairy Tales Are True}

Hi Explore.Dream.Discover Friends!  
We both share a love for our husbands, travel, fashion, and flat faced dogs.  Liz is away in Seville, so I am hijacking her blog to share with y'all my travel style.

Liz asked me a few questions:  
What's your travel uniform in Europe?
{pixie pantsswagg, infinity scarf}

How do you choose what to pack?
I lay it out before hand.  I start researching the weather.  I mentally prepare for a while in advance, and particularly think about an upcoming trip in my head anytime I happen to be shopping.  I'm a pretty practical girl though - so I know I have to choose versatile pieces.  
scarves?  i never go without one i love.  plus they are inexpensive way to change up an existing outfit.
{one scarf - three ways.  as a scarf, a cover up, and draped.  in france, croatia, and russia}

Your favorite shoes for travel?
I love my intyce boots.  I have them in black and cognac.  and i've bought them both, twice!
if it is somewhere tropical  I am usually in flip flops.  i know, not so good for my back.
if you anticipate any nights out and need a little height - in my opinion, wedges are the way to go.
or flats.  i have some leopard flats that have been my trusty go-to's. 

Do you stick with dresses or jeans?
I don't usually pack jeans!   I am generally a dress girl.  although I didn't realize it until looking back for this post... but i wear a lot of rompers as well!

Is there one clothing item you never travel without?
There's actually a few... So here's my top 4 travel essentials.
I rarely packed more than a backpack, but I was not away for more than two weeks at a time, and the whole having a home base in Switzerland helped.  

Whether you are backpacking for two months or a few days, you don't have to sacrifice style.  With versatile pieces, a couple of dresses, pops of color, and a necklace or two you love ... you'll fit it all in your carry-on and look stylish.  it's been done (:  

Thanks for having me Liz!!  
I can't wait to see pictures from Seville!
xo xo 


  1. Great tips! Sarah is the best :)


  2. amazing style and travel tips from an amazing gal!! love your pics sadie!! xoxo

  3. I love Sarah's blog and style :)

  4. umm...and i just purchased jcrew's pixel pant. i can credit you with this impulsive purchase made while at work today. and even though they are on backorder until the end of march, i wont be getting them until my parents visit in may, so no big deal! {international shipping prices? no thanks}

    PS great post.

  5. I love Sarah, and her stylish ways. Seriously, girl is fabulous.

  6. Yay! We love Sarah & Liz!! :) Great post, always.

  7. p.s. been dying to try out J.Crew's pixie pants!

  8. Love Sarah and her style is so on point! This was a great post.

  9. Thanks for these great tips, Sarah! Now we'll all attempt to look as effortlessly stylish and stunning as you ;). Great post!!

  10. Ohhh Whhee Sarah sure knows how to travel in style! Heading to check out her blog!!!

  11. Love Sarah!! Love this post. I'm already freaking out about what I am gonna wear for my week in Hawaii...in April! AH!

  12. Miss Sarah always manages to look so damn chic while traveling.... I think I really need to get a pair of those pixie pants!

  13. Couldn't agree more, a LBD is a MUST while traveling! Gorgeous pics!!!

  14. thanks for this Sarah :) you are SO adorable! I'm definitely taking all of your suggestion into consideration for my next vacation!

    tiana of l'esthetique

  15. Loved reading this and love your blog! I'm a new follower!

  16. oh sarah, if only i could half as adorable and chic as you when i travel.

  17. What an inspirational post! I need to start working on my travel wardrobe! I did well on my recent 4 days in Morocco but I took enough clothes for 2 weeks - so unlike me! Doh!

  18. What a lovely post and great tips!

  19. Im always looking at what others wear when they travel and I love your style, no daggy trackie pants in sight! Im like you I make a list of what Im taking and lay it all out, Ill even try it on to make sure it will all go together and Ill get more than 1 wear out of each outfit. Great post :)