Travel in Style

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I truly can’t believe that the busiest travel day of the year is here. Thanksgiving, you guys. Where did 2014 go?! Hallie recently told me about a quote she read… “You live life at the speed limit of your age.” So true, right?! Each year just flies by faster than the last.

Long story short, all of my family members have plans out of the ordinary for the holiday weekend so I just decided to stay in New York City instead. And to be honest, after all of the travel I did earlier this fall, I actually don’t mind that I’m staying local this Thanksgiving. I plan on catching up on quite a few things during my few days out of the office — sleep, magazines, workouts, books, mental sanity, and blog posts… just to name a few.

Considering I flew over 16,000 miles last month (true story.. #JetSetJess), I know a thing or two about traveling… And traveling in style. For me, layering is key. A faux fur vest and scarf are traveling essentials! No matter if I’m taking the train to Providence for work or flying to the midwest for a weekend trip, I love to layer during my travel. My body temperature does some weird shit when I’m in the air.. My teeth are jittering from being so cold or I’m sweating profusely, there’s no in between. Thus, I’ve learned to appreciate a good layer! I always wear my bulkiest layers (faux fur vest, boxy jacket, thick sweater, etc) rather than packing them in my carry-on suitcase to save room. And if I’m bringing a hat, I always wear it during my travels. It’s the only way to save the shape!

Also, since luggage seems to always be a topic of conversation this time of year.. I got this Delsey hard-sided luggage set (this is the smallest of the 3 sizes and fits in the overhead bins perfectly!) my senior year of college and it’s still going strong. I use this carry-on size suitcase sometimes every single weekend (I always try to carry on my bag!) and it’s in perfect condition. (It has some scrapes and scuffs and what not, but still functions like new!) Highly recommend, especially for the price.

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Get the Look…

Theory Jacket (similar here)
Tart Collections Vest via Zappos
Vince Camuto Scarf via Zappos
LOFT Blouse
J Brand Jeans
Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote
Just Fab Booties (old — similar savesimilar splurge)
Express Hat (similar here!)
Tom Ford Sunglasses
ECHO Cashmere Tech-Friendly Gloves via Zappos
Delsey Suitcase
NARS Lipstick in ‘Lana’

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  1. 11.26.14
    Rena said:

    What a wonderful stylish and elegant look! As we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Germany I haven’t anything to share in this respect 🙂
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

  2. 11.26.14
    Kayla said:

    Omg you’re the most adorable traveler I’ve ever seen! Love it all!


  3. 11.26.14
    Robyn said:

    I am also a big traveller! Your tip about layering is totally true! I always get weirdly cold or hot on planes haha so having lots of layers is key. Great post!

  4. 11.26.14

    Cute travel style!

    And good to know about the suitcase.

    I wish I could travel more for work. I love getting to see new places.

    Her Heartland Soul

  5. 11.26.14

    Absolutely perfect! Hope you have a great holiday!

    Heidi D.

  6. 11.26.14

    You look so chic effortless ! I love the layered look! You definitely need that on cold airplanes and airports.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Red Reticule

  7. 11.26.14
    Elizabeth said:

    I always heard “life is like a roll of toilet paper – the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes”. Could not be more true. Have a wonderful and relaxing holiday!

  8. 11.26.14
    Jeanne said:

    Stunning outfit! I love the colours and textures!

  9. 11.26.14
    Natali said:

    Well, this is absolutely super stylish and flawless travelling outfit! LOVE how you’ve styled it! Hope you’ll have great Thanksgiving with your family!

  10. 11.26.14
    Alecz said:

    Beautiful outfit! So many cool layers, colours, and patterns going on. And it actually looks comfy for travelling, which is key!

  11. 11.26.14

    Oh my gosh! I love this outfit. I love layers for traveling – I ALWAYS run cold. You look wonderful. Enjoy your few days of R&R!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  12. 11.26.14

    I love your outfit! I completely agree on the layering because I’m right there with you on the freezing or sweating thing!
    Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving in the City!


  13. 11.26.14
    Christina said:


    I love your travel outfit. I agree – layers are a great idea when on a plane; you never know if it will be cold or hot onboard. I also really like the suitcase – my suitcase is really old – I think I bought it from TJMaxx yearssss ago. I really need an upgrade and love new ideas.

    ~ Christina

  14. 11.26.14
    Ella said:

    Girl I am the EXACT same way. I was on a 6 hour flight yesterday and went from chattering to heatstroke probably 5 times The struggle is real!

  15. 11.26.14

    Such a classy traveler.

  16. 11.26.14
    Rachel said:

    Great Look Jessica! I love the LV neverfull for travelling, even better that it is reversible .

  17. 11.27.14

    Great travel look! Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  18. 11.27.14

    I don’t know what I like more..the hat,scarf or the coat.They are so pretty <3 Great combo !


  19. 11.27.14
    Joanna said:

    I love this look! You’re such a chic traveller 🙂 For me, travel dressing is all about layers, so you can always remove one or add one. I like your scarf – it goes well with the coat!

  20. 11.29.14
    Ana said:

    Fabulous coat! Completly agree about layering. I alxo take my blanket coat, which doubles as a scarf and poncho (thank you Zaraz) and cashmee socks!

  21. 11.29.14
    Emily said:

    I love this! These are some great tips.