Recently, I took two days of my personal time to travel home for some much needed R&R. As soon as I hit the tarmac in Denver, I was overwhelmed with excitement. I was thrilled to see my family, my dog Leo, and most pressingly, turn in the winter duds I had been donning all semester. When I hit the road in January, I was highly confident that I would never get tired of all the cardigans and oxfords I packed, but needless to say February hit and I was itching to break out my dresses and flats.
So there I stood, on a late Saturday afternoon swallowed in my closet, carefully picking out each item I thought I would need to last for the next three months. This was no easy feat! It took me about three hours and countless trips to my floor length mirror. But finally, I had decided! I had decided on the threads I would travel the country with this spring. I had picked out the most colorful skirts, dresses and tops I owned. And I was thrilled.
As a rule of thumb, I try to travel with five staples that I absolutely can’t live without. I feel that five is a manageable number for this lifestyle I lead. So my friends, here are my five can’t-live-withouts, my five most happy outfits, my five sunshine-bringers.
Click on the circles below to see why I love each of these treasures.
Item 1: Jack Roger’s loafers. Anyone who knows my knows that I am mildly obsessed with loafers and these are by far my favorite pair. I love the texture and the lightness of this pair.
Item 2: Lilly Pulitzer State Print Dress. This dress I feel embodies my job in the perfect way by showcasing all 50 states! While I have not been to all 50 states I love to wear this dress at chapters and look at what their state print is.
Item 3: Vince Camuto Mint Crops. I love mint. I love it. It is such a happy color, it makes you feel springy and smiley. I also love crops and these fit just perfectly.
Item 4: J. Crew Cheeta Crops. I also love love LOVE cheetah print. Something seriously cool happens to me when I wear this pattern, I feel wildly free and like I can conquer the world. I love to wear these on travel days, not only are they great conversation starters but they make it so easy for the chapter picking me up to spot me!
Item 5: Pree Brulee Pearl Bubble Necklace. Like all sisters pearls are a daily staple for me but this bubble necklace takes pearl jewelry to a whole new level. I saw another one of the dear consultants wearing it and I immediately knew I had to have it. It dresses up a boring little black dress, looks great over an oxford and supplies continual compliments from passerby’s.