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March 23, 2011

Traveling Essentials by Brown Eyed Belle

I'm so excited to have Julie from Brown Eyed Belle here with us today to share her packing essentials.
She just returned from an ultra-fabulous trip to NOLA for Mardi Gras and I'm certain she was the best dressed traveler on her flight.
She is just as sweet on the inside as she is on the outside.
She always provides beautiful images daily on her blog and I'm so excited to have her share some of her pretties with us here!

PS-BabyGirl has her FINAL surgery this morning at MUSC!
Please keep her in your prayers during her surgery and her recovery.
We'll be sure to give you an update on her condition as we know it!

(Photos via Pinterest)
When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.
-Susan Heller
Hello, everyone!
I'm Julie, author of Brown Eyed Belle, guest posting today for our darling Julia while she's away. When she emailed me about doing a travel post I was delighted! I just returned from a trip down to New Orleans a couple weeks ago so sorting, packing, and repacking was fresh on my mind!
I love taking a peek inside other people's bags, don't you?!
The luggage:
(I found this amazing DVF suitcase at TJ Maxx for $60. Pretty good find, huh?! It's the perfect size and has little compartments for separating all your travel necessities- a definite must-have!)
(Did I mention it's lined in hot pink and came with a great vinyl bag for toiletries?! I found the black cross body bag at TJ Maxx, as well and added a Coach scarf to jazz it up. I also never travel without a book and umbrella-that one just happens to be Lilly Pulitzer for LeSportSac and was gifted by my friend Trish.)
The necessities:
(I used to get nervous traveling and having to down-size, but I've managed to find some of my favorite products in little packages! Bath & Body Works' new scent 'Carried Away' is the perfect scent, in my opinion- paired with a spritz of Michael Kors perfume you're set. My makeup and hair routine stays about the same with a few extra bobby-pins thrown in!)
(A few more must-haves for traveling- slim wallet, Betsey Johnson sunnies, and a little Dior clutch given to me by my mom for toting around my compact mirror and lip color options.)
The clothes (inspired by my recent Nola trip):
(I wore this colorful maxi dress during our day lunching and browsing in the French Quarter. It was comfy, but pulled together. That day I had it paired with a belt and black cardigan, but I thought this pink cardi from Gap worked well too. I kept the jewelry pretty simple and added a pop of color with the red ring.)
(I think this is the perfect 'night out' frock-a little black dress and 'swingy' cardigan. You will usually always find me traveling with nude pumps- you can pair them with pretty much anything else in your suitcase for instant glam. And, of course, a simple black clutch is always a good idea to throw in!)
(All photos taken by me for this post)

(Images via Pinterest)

Thank you so much, Julia, for inviting me over today to visit with your readers and share this fun travel post!
I hope you'll visit me over at Brown Eyed Belle, sweeties! I'd love to have you!


  1. What an amazing post! I'm so antsy to take a trip now. And Julie I just love all of your things!!! :)

  2. Thank you so much, Julia, for having me over today! I loved every minute of writing this post for you :)

    Hugs to you, gorgeous girl!! xoxo


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