When traveling you don’t have the luxury of your entire closet and you don’t really want it either. Having a limited wardrobe can be quite freeing, especially when all the items are favorites.
I put a lot of thought into what I packed before heading off on our Europe adventure. I wanted to wake up in the morning and think about what we would be doing not what I’d be wearing. But, it’s important to be wearing an outfit you like, because of course it will show up in all of your photos.
Everything that went into my bag had to go through the checklist:
1. Most importantly, is it cute?
2. Does it look like me? Is it something I wear normally?
3. Is it comfy?
4. Can I wear this all day, walking around while sightseeing?
5. Does it go with everything?
6. is it easy? easy to put on, wear, to style, etc.
7. Can it be layered? Is it light and not too bulky?
8. Is it an everyday item?
9. Does it serve multiple functions?
10. Is it a favorite? It is something I won’t get tired of?
I didn’t actually write this list down until now, but this is basically what went through my head every time I questioned whether an item deserved a spot in my bag. If i’m going to have to lug it across the world, through metros, airports, and stairs (so many stairs) it needs to earn it’s keep.
Many people will tell you to bring a lot of accessories to help change up your outfits. After doing that I realized that it’s best to just bring a few pieces that really work hard and fulfill everything in your checklist. I keep learning more and more, that simple is best. Quality, timeless pieces are just what you want to see when you look at your travel photos in the years to come.
My watch was by far my favorite hardworking accessory. Along with my scarves, it was functional and practical, but also added to my outfit and looked cute. I forgot to put it on a couple days while we were traveling and my wrist felt a little weird without it.
I picked up this beautiful wooden watch with a gold face from Jord before we left for our trip. As you know, we’re big fans of this local Saint Louis company. I gifted Jordan a wooden watch for our anniversary.
They just released their new series this fall, the Frankie 35, which is a smaller version of Jordan’s. I had my eye on the zebrawood and champagne when they first introduced it.
And now we can be twinsies, my dream! haha.
Wooden watches are incredibly unique, while still remaining classic. At first you might not be able to tell, but as you look closely you can see the various wood grains. And because it’s made of wood it feels very light on your wrist, I often forget that it’s there! We climbed up 300 steps to the top of the Sacre Coeur and my watch still felt light and didn’t get sticky with sweat, which is never fun.
My Jord watch went with everything I brought and was casual when it needed to be, yet looked elegant with a dressy outfit. I personally love and wear gold accessories, so this particular style worked great for me. Although, there are many other that I’ve been eyeing too.
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And because I think everyone needs their own wooden watch whether you have an upcoming trip, or just for everyday, I have a fun gift to share with you! My friends at Jord are giving away all of my readers a $25 gift card for the holidays! How fun is that?
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