Lately I've been feeling like a life size Flat Stanley.. and I am not mad about it one bit! Traveling to different cities and exploring my own city as well each week, I've found I have the most fun when I am on the move, meeting new people and trying new things! Just like the Flat Stanley we all remember and love from elementary school I feel that I take away something new with me each time I visit somewhere. Whether it be a new friend, a new lesson, or tangible things (*cough* clothes/accessories *cough*).
One thing I have taken the most out of this summer's travels is the importance of packing with versatility. More often than not I am popping out of the airport or from my car ride and right in to a dinner or other plans out and about! Travel wear has become a very important part of my wardrobe and the most important piece to this outfit puzzle is having a great bag to transition with where ever I go! What better solution to this than the Flat Stanley Pouch from India Hicks! This pouch gives the Flat Stanley name, a stylish upgrade for all of my fellow travelers out there.
It is everything I need in a great travel bag. I can throw it in my carry-on tote bag to carry a few essentials in and then take it out and use it as a perfectly cute little clutch for post travel dinner and activities. I am so obsessed with fun graphics and witty sayings, so naturally I have fallen in loveeee with the "count your lucky stars" front design. Something thats extra sweet and fun is the star printed lining on the inside ( I love a good lining). This pouch takes the hassle out of having to pack an extra bag in your already full suitcase, with its perfect versatility from pouch to clutch when traveling!
One of the things about the India Hicks brand that I love (besides their perfectly chic and cool pieces) is not only is it a new brand, but they have such a strong brand image! They are all about empowering women (um, love) and without a brick and mortar location, they use women who are accomplished and incredible to sell the product woman to woman at trunk shows. If you're in Lexington, Kentucky you can shop with Jessica Gwaltney, our local India Hicks style ambassador, who gave me great suggestions on travel pieces for my most recent trip (aka the Flat Stanley Pouch, which I ADORE). Make sure to get ahold of Jessica on instagram as @indiahickslexington to set up a trunk show for you and your gal pals or shop through her link here!
Looking effortless and chic post plane or car ride is something that I have finally figured out after trial and error (lotta error, lets just say I've found out the hard way that ripped denim shorts on a plane aren't always comfy and you should deff stick to low heels or flats). I've always found a simple breezy dress like this one from Amuse Society ( on sale!) is a great travel go-to. Wear it with sandals on the plane and slip on some mules like these Dolce Vita for Target ones when you're out of the airport and on the go! I always travel with a hat handy, so whether your a baseball hat kinda gal or love straw hats like this one from H&M its a great way to keep that travel hair in-check. You'll be chic from your airport gate to a dinner date at your destination!
Shop some of my fave travel essentials to use, and a few I've been eyeing, below by clicking on the images!