My Travel Essentials

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Traveling is by far my favorite activity. It does not matter if I'm just going up to Dallas for the weekend or a big European adventure. These past couple years Carlos and I have been very lucky to travel more than we ever had; and with that experience comes a list of my favorite items I always bring with me. I created this kit over a period of a couple years {it gets expensive!}. But much like everything else, if you invest in quality your pieces will last forever. 

Cashmere Scarf - I bought a large cashmere wrap in Paris during our honeymoon and have been bringing it to every trip ever since. It's warm, slim and chic. Mine is a dark blue but I really want a soft gray one, the one by White + Warren {linked above} has been on my wishlist for about 3 years now, I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger just yet. 

Cuyana Travel Cases - Love these so much I own two sets. A soft yellow one I keep in my bathroom for my make-up and a blush set I use for travel. The bags are a very generous size that allows me to get all my essentials in. 

Tumi Backpack - This was a gift from my husband last Christmas. He owns one we purchased for him when he got his latest promotion {he wears it to death!}. He noticed me looking at them every time we were at the airport. It is an investment but makes travel so easy. Protects my laptop, fits all of my essentials and my favorite feature, it attaches to the top of my luggage. No need to carry it on my shoulders!

Bose Headphones - I need my music, movies and distraction. These are perfect for travel and come with the nicest case. 

Cuyana Luggage Tag - Always thought I did not need one until the plane is full and my bag has to go under {hate when that happens}. Then I  had to scramble to find a paper one to identify my case. This tag is timeless and functional. 

Cuyana Travel Wallet - Must have. I always bring printed copies all of my hotel and itineraries This holds my passport, credit cards, paperwork and boarding passes. My TUMI backpack is actually navy so I got the wallet in navy to match. 

Cuyana Travel Jewelry Box - I just got this last week! I've been wanting a nice travel case for my jewelry for the longest time. This is small enough to fit in my backpack but large enough to hold everything I need. Got it monogrammed in gold foil and in blush to match my cases. I'm so excited to take it on a trip! 

Victorinox Spectra Carry-On - The most important piece of the pie. This carry on fits so much, has plenty of compartments to organize things and it's incredibly sturdy. I've owned this one for about 4 years and still looks amazing and everything about it functions to perfection. 

Hope you found my list useful, what are some of the items you MUST bring when you travel?

xx, Nicole 


Plaid Blanket Scarf

Monday, November 13, 2017









Happy Monday! Can you believe next weekend is Thanksgiving week?! Time is going by so quickly but I'm enjoying it greatly. End of the year is my favorite time because I love Christmas and all the events that come with the season. I'm already fully immersed in my holiday spirit,  we put up our Christmas tree yesterday while drinking spiked Eggnog. Best Sunday ever! Speaking of time going  by I am sharing this look from my little getaway in LA two weekends ago. I have been wanting one of these Blanket/Cape scarves from Madewell for a while so when I saw this perfect camel tone with subtle plaid I had to have it. It is soooooo soft. Large enough to wear as a blanket on a  cold plane ride and then toss it over your shoulder when the night gets chilly. I paired it here with my corduroy skit and white button down. Both Fall staple pieces in my closet.

xx, Nicole

Pink Cashmere Sweatshirt

Friday, November 3, 2017








 Sweatshirt // Skirt {similar} // Sneakers // Bag // Lipstick

Everlane has been on a roll lately, they have been releasing new products weekly for the past month and I'm loving every single one of them. It is no secret that I am a big fan of the brand and I'm obsessed with cashmere so I was BEYOND exhilarated with the new cashmere sweatshirt. I did not own any baby pink sweaters so I decided on this lovely color, it's so subtle and soft, love it!  The sweatshirt came in on Friday last weekend and we had a cold front in Austin so I wore it the very next day with jeans, later that week I paired it with my black eyelet skirt and sneakers for dinner. I know I'll be able to dress it up for work with gray cigarette pants and heels, so many possibilities for a single piece. The sweatshirt runs true to size, I got the extra small and it fits loose enough to be a sweatshirt but not so loose it looks sloppy. I recommend hand washing and air drying cashmere, it will last forever!  if the casual sweatshirt style is not your jam, they also have this cream sweater and this caramel boxy style. 

Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend planned ahead. 

xx, Nicole

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