Plans to be a Stylish Tourist

Thursday, June 5, 2014

You're probably already sick of hearing about our Europe trip, and it hasn't even happened yet. But with only four days until we leave.. it's all I can think about! I've never anticipated a trip for this long before, and I'm giddy! I cannot wait to travel to two of my favorite cities (London and Paris) plus several places I grew up going to visit family, all with my wonderful husband who has never been to any of these places before. It feels like a dream, honestly.

As I mentioned here, part of my vision for 2014 was to be a "strong woman of God" in all senses of the word. This has resulted in a new body, basically. I haven't changed so much that you don't recognize me or you might not even notice (people don't think about you as much as you think about yourself)... but 15 pounds gone plus muscles developed have 1) made me full of confidence, which I think partially comes from just feeling joyful in an active lifestyle 2) being able to wear styles that I never have before.

Let's be honest. Interiors are my styling comfort zone. Not humans. There's a reason people on Instagram ask me where I got my couch and not my dress. Haha! But I have come to believe that if I love seeing beauty in my interior space so much, I should be able to harness that aesthetic and carry it with me wherever I go.. aka in CLOTHING.

As I pack for our trip, I'm trying really hard to try things out of my comfort zone and wear styles that I think are beautiful, as opposed to comfortable/not making me look like an ogre. :) I'm excited to dress up and wear fun outfits in the cities we are visiting. The epic packing starts today.

Does anyone have any tips for dressing stylishly when traveling/just in general? Haha! :)


  1. Congrats on the new confidence in your body, that is AWESOME! For me, I love a pretty skirt, maybe high-waisted with a great pattern. Paired with a neutral blouse and a fun necklace! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

  2. One of my favorite things to wear while traveling are V-necks and scarves. They're easy to pack and are super comfortable. I'm not great with style, either, but I do think I pair colors well, so I get creative with what colors scarves I put with what color shirts. I put that with jeans and a basic shoe (leopard sandals, nude or colored flats, black flats) and I'm all set to go. I hope that helps!

  3. YAY for you! I know how self invigorating it is when you finally feel more confident in yourself. We just took a Poland trip, and I think I should have won some award for smallest bag packed by a 25 year old ever, haha! My recommendation is versatile shoes that are comfortable. We walked EVERYWHERE and was thankful for comfort on those days. I also brought layering pieces so that I felt cute but was able to adjust to the cold outside and hot interiors. :)

    Have fun and take lots of pictures!


  4. I wish I had fashion tips for just every day life. haha. you dress cute! You'll look great over there. My husband says confidence is the sexiest thing so basically just walk around like you own the place and you'll be good to go. ha!!

  5. by the way, do you have a button that is a litttttle smaller. I would love to have it on my sidebar for a month!

  6. Hope you have a great trip & congratulations for the great work you have done with your body confidence :D

  7. The key to success: wear a color scheme! That way everything can mix and match and coordinate for a multitude of outfits to keep the day feeling fresh. Also, don't decide to wear/break in new shoes on the trip. Ouch! Wear shoes that are comfortable (and they can still be super cute!) and that will handle the weather well. When we went to London it was the rainiest season on record in decades, so my toms didn't hold up too well. Light items for layering (cardigans, scarves, etc) are a great go-to, and add your pop of color! I also heard this advice somewhere along the way and it sounds about right to me: when finished packing, take out two items and bring $200 more than you originally planned. Covers all bases if doable :) Have so much fun!

  8. Just came across your blog today, LOVE IT! Have fun in Europe!


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