I am in the meetings and events industry which requires travel on a regular basis.  Ironically my efficient packing skills are challenged as I get older.  As much as I try to pack a smaller carry-on for shorter business trips, I end up packing a huge suitcase that I check because I like to have choices on the road.  One of my short-term goals in life is incorporating simplicity and what better place to start than my suitcase?

These pants from Lane Bryant were a great find.  They pack well, and fit great.  They sit lower on the waist but they feature a thick waistband so that annoying muffin top behaves and stays in place.  I am not a big suit fan (I feel like blazers are incredibly restrictive) so I try to pair dressier work pants with comfortable tops and layering pieces that are fashionable yet comfortable in case I’m racing to the airport to catch my flight.  I also need work pieces that can go from day to night and this reversible fur vest is the perfect staple for a transitional piece from client meetings to client dinners.  And (bonus!)  IT HAS POCKETS.  One side is faux fur and the other side is faux suede.  I paired the outfit with the Stella & Dot Swag Necklace.  I love this necklace because it’s reversible so you can change the look with a quick flip!

Vest:  StitchFix

White Shirt:  Macy’s

Pants:  Lane Bryant

Shoes: Nordstrom

Necklace:  Stella & Dot
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I love a soft cardigan and this one from CAbi does not disappoint!  I love how soft it is and I especially love the slits on the side so it doesn’t hug the bootie as you walk!  I also love a good statement necklace and statement pieces are easy to pack and can change an outfit in an instant!  I feel the same way about a great statement shoe.  Fall florals are a huge trend this season and I love the fact that I can wear floral prints in the fall, especially in shoes and event better when they only cost $24.99!

Cardigan:  CAbi

Necklace:  Anthropologie

Floral Shoes:  Franco Sarto

Handbag:  Coach

 

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When I need to catch a quick flight after a meeting I’ll usually change from heels to flats so I don’t kill my feet while I’m walking through airports and standing in security lines.  I love pairing blushes and pink hues with black tones.  I always love when I get a chance to wear this pink bag from Tory Burch too; it was a Mother’s Day gift from my late husband last year and one of the many gifts that I’ll cherish forever:

Shoes:  StitchFix

Bag:  Tory Burch

 

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