“Airplane mode”

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Airport attire - H&M (1)

Years ago, when my family was living in Orlando and I in NY, I decided that I would surprise them by just showing up unannounced on Christmas morning. Knowing that it was winter in NY but 95 degrees in Florida, I don’t know why I thought wearing knee high laced up boots to travel was a good idea. I thought I looked fly though but I regretted that decision as soon as I got to security and remembered I needed to take my shoes off. 

The process of undoing crisscross laces from ankle to knees was beyond tedious and did I mention I was all blinged out?! It took forever to remove all my accessories, boots and coat. Then as soon as I passed security, I had to stop again to put everything back on and that was another long and tedious process. 

That day, I swore to myself that I would never travel this way ever again. Airport attire - H&M (3) Airport attire - H&M (4) Airport attire - H&M (5)Our flight to the Virgin Islands was only 4 hours so I threw on some jeans and a button down T-shirt from H&M. So simple but super chic! 

If ever I have to travel for 10+ hours (like for my future must-go-by-30-bucket-list trip to Thailand), I would most definitely wear a super soft Maxi dress with a blazer because in my book comfort doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing style. I digress…

This was definitely an easier alternative and to be even smarter, I kept my accessories in my purse and put them on once and for all after we got through security. Being the germaphobe that I am, I also traveled with a pair of socks in my purse because I absolutely refuse to put my bare feet on dirty airport floors when asked to remove my shoes. 

Airport attire - H&M (6) Airport attire - H&M (7)I’m wearing: H&M button down // H&M skinny jeans // MICHAEL KORS purse & watch // STEVE MADDEN heels – Heels can definitely be substituted for comfy flats if preferred. That’s a matter of preference. 

Are any of you guys traveling this summer? If so, where to?! I hope this post gave you some helpful travel tips. 

Thank you for reading! 

With love, 

Edwina 

10 Comments

  1. 07/21/2015 / 8:51 PM

    Girl you look too good! I love your hair and this simple, yet stylish look. This is a great traveling outfit. I too am guilty of wearing to much jewerly through the security line. Lesson learned. ?

    http://laceandpearlsblog.com

    • 07/21/2015 / 9:04 PM

      Once you know better, u do better right?! 😉 thanks for reading dear. Appreciate the compliments 😉

  2. cheri406
    06/25/2015 / 4:41 PM

    Yeah ain’t trying to get my dogs or anything else covered with dirty germs. Carry gloves, wipes and sanitizer in my bag everywhere! I even wash/wipe off my groceries … not that I’m a germaphobe just practice safe/good habits and don’t get me started on public restrooms …

    Travel??? Work schedule isn’t trying to cooperate …

    Have a Delightful Day 🙂

    • 06/25/2015 / 4:49 PM

      Lol at carry gloves. I don’t go overboard but certain things just require a little extra precaution. I have hand sanitizer at my desk, in my purse and at home but that never replaces actually washing your hands.

      I try not to touch anything in a public restroom girl. These things are terrible.

      U better start taking one trip a year girl. U deserve to pay yourself first before anything… Start small. A 3 day cruise is pretty affordable n u only have to take a Friday off and come back Sunday.

    • 06/25/2015 / 4:55 PM

      Thanks Hun! 😉 it’s great being able to look at people through them but they can’t see your eyes so they don’t know that you’re looking. Ha!

      • 06/25/2015 / 5:02 PM

        Yea I can imagine. I will love to feature you on my blog as a fashion diva of the week. Is it ok to grab some pics off your blog? Tried looking for an email contact on your blog but found none.

        • 06/25/2015 / 5:13 PM

          Oh thank you so much. I’d be honored. Yeah feel free to grab whichever pics you’d like to use. I’m pretty sure my email is under the contact tab. I’ll definitely double check that it’s there.

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