I don't think I've ever traveled so often in my life! First Utah, Arizona, and Nevada on our road trip in early June. Then this past weekend, Colorado. And today I leave for Ohio to be with Nate's extended family for a few days. Whew! What a whirlwind. I'm sure those of you that travel frequently for work could run circles around this schedule, but for me, it feels like a lot.

Ohio is more of a melancholy trip. Nate's only living grandmother isn't doing well and who knows if this will be our last time together. God willing it isn't, but at her age, you never know. There are also some other personal family matters going on, but it's not my place to discuss that here. Either way, all we can do is make the most of our time together. I always have a blast with his extended family. They all live on a giant farm outside of Cincinnati and they know how to have a good time! They've taught me a thing or two about living life to the fullest.

In preparing for my Summer trips, I've noticed that I've been packing quite a few of the same outfits. When traveling, I think it's important to be practical. But of course, I still want to feel put together. Zeba talks about her travel style here and I recommend reading her post. 

What I wore my second day in Denver. 
The flowers were for a friend, but I had to share on Insta. Oh and notice his floors? How perfect for blogging flatlays! I think he smirked when I mentioned that. 

Anyway, here are the pieces that I've been living in lately. They aren't just for travel, but they are so easy to mix and match that they are perfect for a Summer vacation. 

All the pieces below are EXACTLY what I'm bringing and wearing. All are really good quality and inexpensive = a bonus!

1. Tee shirts are the ultimate base layer. I recently bought these at H&M for under $10 dollars and they are soft as can be. I also like the ruffle detailing that is so trendy right now.

I also got it in grey

2. Denim, both in jeans and in shorts. Because you just can't go wrong especially when you don't know what the weather will be like. 

 (the best. I wear them ALL the time)

3. Kimonos are great for layering, especially at night or on the plane ride. I also think it just adds a fun touch to any look for Summer. 

"25% of each ruana sold supports joyful heart foundation's vision to create a world free of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse." These are all causes close to my heart.

4. & 5.  An easy little dress you can throw on and go breaks up the denim and tee combos. I like one that I can slip over my head and is a nice breathable material. As for what bag to bring, I like a carry-all tote with a decent drop handle that I can wear on my shoulder. Stella & Dot makes my favorites, but I might be biased. 

6. Depending on where I'm going, I might bring a pair of heels. More often than not, I bring sandals! It's all about non-fuss. Nobody has time to get primped on vacation! Or at least I don't. Too much to do, too much to see and I don't like keeping others waiting. I choose a nude that goes with everything. 

What's your Summer travel style? Have a great Thursday and I'll see you back here on Monday with an outfit. Hopefully I'll be back to my normal blog schedule by then 😊


  1. your travel style sounds perfect, I love traveling so I know I wouldn't it. This year I don't think I will be traveling but I need to plan some trips for next year. Hope everything goes well in Ohio.


  2. You definitely have been traveling a lot this summer! Very good packing tips and I still need to try those jeans. Maybe when the weather cools down a bit...right now the thought of jeans makes me sweat! LOL!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. Awwww thanks for linking to me Noelle <3 and it's no surprise that we have such similar thoughts on this - my style twin! It's nice to have a plan/formula, so you can look good but also not stress too much about it. The shoes you picked are sooo pretty and go with everything! Hope you have an amazing time on your family trip - it sounds like it will be bittersweet but so meaningful.

  4. Love these tips! I'm going on vacation to Seattle next month and will pack similar things. Love your blog btw! Very real and down to earth but still great style.


  5. Love that ruffle sleeve shirt, so cute!
    I pack super light when I travel in the summer, less is more. There is for me a huge difference between my business travel wardrobe (where I wear suits) and my vacation travel one. I generally never travel with heels though, unless I travel within 4h drive from where I live.

  6. I love those Rockstar jeans from Old Navy! They always fit so well! My husband and I will be looking to get away in August for a weekend and I'll definitely be packing similar items!

  7. These are the perfect things to pack for travel! I am loving that floral kimono. You have been traveling a lot lately! I'm sorry the trip to Ohio isn't under the best circumstances, but it's good you have fun with Nate's family.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style


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