Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Shoesday Tuesday: Jet Set Style

I'm not going to waste time on this post explaining why I've been M.I.A. You'll understand once you start reading:

This post is all about jet-set style. I've been spending more and more time traveling these days. In fact, a week ago today I got up at the crack of dawn, drove to the airport, hopped on a plane and flew to Charlotte, NC. Then I picked up a rental car and drove two hours west to the far side of the state and surprised my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. It was literally a 24-hour trip from start to finish. The very next morning I drove my rental car back to Charlotte and hopped on a plane back to Boston. By 2:00 Wednesday afternoon I was home and unpacking.

I remembered that episode of Project Runway where the designers were tasked with creating a look for a jet-setter. While I haven't even been crossing time zones in my travels these last few months, I have learned how to pack, how to dress and even how to look fresh after hours of travel. I will of course share my secrets with you.

First of all, the biggest issue when traveling in the winter is figuring out shoes. Boots are of course the most practical and yet they also take up the most space in a suitcase. Why not simply wear them when traveling, then? Well, it's not exactly an easy thing to slip your tall boots off and on at the security gate. Also, while boots look fabulous, they're not always the most comfortable when sitting in coach for two hours. It was a conundrum for me until I found these amazing "shooties" from Target of all places!

I purchased them in black, but I had to show you the picture in the burgundy- aren't they scrumptious? They are super flattering and not excruciating to wear for such a high wedge. They aren't a model of comfort either, but you know my feelings there. Beauty hurts. I wore these with a pair of dark-wash flared jeans from Old Navy and a comfortable but stylish top. They were super easy to slip off at security and then back on once I'd walked through the full-body scanner. (How awful are those scanners, btw?) And the best part about my "shooties" is that I got them on sale for $20! 

I'll post again with more advice for traveling in style. In the meantime, leave a comment below if you have some great traveling advice for me! 

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