Life + Style

March 22, 2011

Traveling Essentials by DesignerBags&DirtyDiapers

I'm so happy to have the ultra-stylish Natalie here today!
If the name of her blog, Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers doesn't lure you in then surely her fashionable picks will.
I had the pleasure of meeting Natalie for coffee and lunch a few times lately and I assure you this hot mama manages to look effortlessly chic even with a one year old.  
{I'm pretty sure my hair was already in tangles and half of my ill-attempt at morning make-up had already smeared off.  And let's not even talk about the spit-up stains that perpetually find my clothes within 10 minutes of wearing them}

Hello Blogger friends! I'm Natalie from Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers.

I am so flattered to be guest posting for Julia today. Her blog is one of my favorite daily reads. She always keeps me inspired and laughing! I have had the pleasure of hanging out with her in person a few times. She is just as gorgeous, funny and witty as she is on her blog. I only wish we lived in the same city, although 1.5 hours away is not bad. Enjoy your trip Julia and thanks for having me!
Today I am sharing my Travel Necessities.
Most importantly is a comfortable outfit, wheter you are driving or flying. I frequently like to travel in dresses because they are comfortable and look cute. You never know who you might run into on your travels! I prefer a cotton or jersey dress because it won't wrinkle as much while you are sitting down.

I would wear this Patterson J Kincaid Dress

or this ALC Dress

with these Loeffler Randall Sandals

They both are stylish yet comfortable. I also think they both could be dressed up with heels and fancy jewelry for an evening out, if you are limited on the amount of clothes you can pack.
A Few of My Other Traveling Necessities:
Louis Vuitton Speedy Duffel Bag
I take this bag whenever I go out of town. It is the perfect size for a weekend getaway.

My own Shampoo and Conditioner
I like to have all my own toiletries when traveling, especially my own Shampoo and Conditioner. Right now I am obsessed with the Moroccan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. They smell amazing and are in compact bottles, perfect for traveling.

I always pack these flipflops when I travel. You know hotel floors are gross, so when I want to take my shoes off, I slip these babies on. They are super comfortable for walking around too.

My Own Pillow
If I am not flying and driving to my location, I always pack my own pillow. This assures a better nights sleep.

Matt and I always pack our own wine when we travel. This saves so much money and allows us to enjoy a drink in our hotel room before we head out. My current favorite is Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay.

and most importantly, these Two Guys. I don't like to travel without my boys!

So, there you have it, my traveling essentials! 


  1. Great guest post & what an adorable family!! I am obsessed with Moroccan oil too.

  2. fun fun! I love that ALC dress.

  3. Great post! Also love that ALC dress.

  4. Great items! Girl you travel super fly! I never thought to wear a dress, scared my panties would show after I come from the bathroom or something : ) Love the sandals and Louie bag!

  5. Great post! I like to travel in a dress too because it doesnt wrinkle and is super comfy! Great tip on bringing your own wine! I will have to remember that!!

  6. I heart Natalie (: I love the idea of taking your own pillow. Smart girl! And yes on those cute and comfy dresses!


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