In terms of travel, I’m gone almost every week. I travel extensively for work, and when not working I love to travel often as well.
But interestingly enough, working in fashion does not mean I travel stylishly.
I have the obligatory college-grad John Hart set, that unfortunately, has no wheels. Which The Boyfriend addressed several years ago on a trip to Vegas, informing me that if I ever flew with it again he would dump me. I can’t help it, I’m a terrible packer. I was going to Vegas, doesn’t everyone pack 30 dresses for a 4 day stay?
Then came the functional looking set from my mom, with wheels I might add. Thank god because I often travel alone and now realize why duffles aren’t for the upper-body strength challenged. One large suitcase, one medium and a little carry on. These have stood the test of time but, over the years, I’ve noticed about 40% of people have the airport have the same set.
That makes twice now I’ve left the airport with someone else’s luggage. One time, not that long ago, I got in from NY around midnight and The Boyfriend picked me up (albeit begrudgingly), and I left with someone else’s bag. I didn’t realize ’til 1 am when the airport called and he had to drive me back out there to swap bags. Needless to say, he hates this travel set too.
But with an upcoming trip to the St. Thomas hanging over my head (luggage-wise and dieting-wise), I have been looking into better travel options. Maybe it’s time to finally upgrade into something a little more colorful and signature to my tastes.
The Kate Spade collection by Steamline. Retro-glamour. With wheels.