10 International Flight Essentials

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If you saw yesterday’s post, then you know that I am currently on a flight home. A 10 hour international flight to be exact! I thought it only fitting to share with you some of the items that I cannot travel without. While a few of these are specific to long, international flights, the majority are items that I take with me every single flight I go on, whether it is 30 minutes or 30 hours. If I leave anything important or helpful off, please let me know!

Comfortable Clothing // While some girls like to get dressed up for the airport, I do not and I think the general public would agree that comfort beats cute when it comes to airport fashion. My go to for a flight is always a good pair of leggings, joggers or sweatpants paired with a cotton tee, cardigan, and tennis shoes. Keep in mind that layers are your best friend when traveling so even if it’s hot outside, I suggest packing a sweater in your carry on for those freezing flights.

Backup Battery // Whether you plan on playing solitaire, rewatching SATC or listening to music, chances are you are going to run down your battery at some point. Having a portable charger is never a bad idea! It will also come in handy throughout your travels. This one is my tried and true favorite.

Empty Water Bottle // This is another good item to bring with you not only for flights, but also for your international travels. Isn’t it crazy to think that water is more expensive than beer in some countries?! Having a refillable water bottle with you will help you save money and keep you hydrated! I am loving this marble cased one that also keeps your water nice and cold.

Good Luggage // It might seem like such an adult thing to spend your money on (and maybe it is!), but it is well worth the money to have a set of luggage that will roll with ease throughout the airport. If you still have a luggage set that does not roll on four wheels, it’s probably time for a new set! Your arms and back will thank you. I purchased the below DVF luggage set over the past year and get compliments on it every single time that I travel.

Warm Socks // There is nothing worse than a case of cold toesies on an airplane! I always pack a pair of fuzzy socks. The best $2 that I have ever spent. If you want to splurge on a pair of “airplane socks” these are the best!

Passport Holder // While yes it makes for cute Instagram photos, it’s actually insanely helpful as it makes it easy to spot in your purse or carry on.

Fresh Face/Breath // I am not sure why but airplanes always make me feel so greasy and gross! I always pack my must have toiletries and make up in my carry on for this very purpose and also because if my luggage doesn’t make it to my final destination for some reason, at least I will have a little piece of sanity. TULA makes the best travel sized toiletries. I use their cleanser, moisturizer and exfloiating mask religiously. Get their discovery kit for 20% off with code ITSALLCHIC. I am also listing some of my favorite travel sized beauty items below.

A Good Book // If you need something to pass the time or if you are like me and an airplane is somehow the only place that you can find the time to read, make sure to pack a good book. I brought along the book Present over Perfect and highly suggest it for any other girlbosses out there.

A few other things that you might want to pack in your carry on is an extra change of clothes, hand sanitizer, face wipes, facial masks, a neck pillow, laptop, camera, phone charger, laptop charger, plug converter, headache medicine, and snacks. If I have missed anything else that you consider to be a carry on must have, please let me know in the comments below!

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Spring Vacation Essentials

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

My look // Dress | Clutch | Shoes | Bracelets

Britt’s look // Dress | Clutch | Shoes

No sooner than Britt and I touched back down in Houston, we had already started planning our next getaway. It’s true what they say, traveling really is the only thing that you can buy that makes you richer. Well richer and fatter because lords knows you eat and drink WAY too much on vacation. Nonetheless, I think it’s safe to say that the travel bug has officially bit me so I might just be a fashion blogger turned travel blogger. I’ll keep you updated on that one 🙂

With it being the first day of Spring and vacation on the brain, I thought what better time to share a few fashion items that I am loving for vacation this year. If you are headed to the beach or somewhere tropical, Britt and I have partnered up with Elaine Turner to share with you what you can start stocking up on for those Spring vacations (besides the obvious necessities like swimsuits, sun hats and all the sunscreen in the world!).

1. Tassels

If you thought that tassels were big last year, think again. Tassels are making an appearance on just about anything and everything you can imagine, from earrings to clothing to bags. If you are worried about over accessorizing when it comes to tassels, I’m here to let you know that the limit does not exist. I wore my stacked bracelets with almost every single outfit on vacation and I’d be lying if I told you that I did not wear tassel earrings with every single outfit AND swimsuit. The obsession runs deep with this one.

2. Bright colors

As soon as the warmer weather hits, bright colors come out of hiding! This year especially orange, fuchsia, yellow, and lime green are huge. There are plenty of bright colored tops and dresses out there but if you aren’t into wearing such bold colors, the best way to add in color is through your accessories. The colorful tassels on my clutch went perfectly with several outfits that I brought with me on the trip. You can also bring in color to your outfit with your jewelry or shoes.

3. Cork accessories

I first fell in love with cork last year when Elaine Turner came out with this bag and it was the perfect accessory for my trip to Napa because wine has corks, duh 😉 I love that Elaine Turner has now designed an entire cork line that is the perfect festive touch for the beach or warmer weather. Since the color of cork is a beautiful nude color, the best part is that it goes with everything. I was almost surprised at how much I wore this bag and shoe combo on the trip. I’m serious when I say that they went with everything! A plus when you are trying to pack lightly!

Elaine Turner is kindly offering It’s All Chic To Me readers 15% off of your entire purchase with code SHELBI17. If you are needing to spruce up your Spring wardrobe, be sure to use this special discount to treat yourself to something special!

For more ideas on what to start stocking up on or if you are interested in getting a glimpse at what all you can be sure to see when it comes to Spring fashion, make sure to also check out Britt’s post today where she is also sharing her 3 must haves.

*Thank you Elaine Turner for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*


Nordstrom Fall Essentials Under $100

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1. Wool Floppy Hat: originally $40, now $23.40

2.Wool Scarf: originally $59.50, now $39.50

3.Double Breasted Peacoat (comes in 4 colors): originally $58, now $37.90

4.Cotton Utility Vest: originally $59, now $35.40

5.Maroon Madewell Skinny Jeans: originally $128, now $76.80

6.Topshop Distressed Jeans: originally $70, now $40

7. Turtleneck Swing Dress (comes in 4 colors): originally $49, now $29.40

8. Frayed Chambray Denim Shirt: originally $55, now $32.98

9. Sleeveless Cowl Neck Tunic: originally $55, now $32.98

10. Bell Sleeve Sweater (comes in 3 colors): originally $69, now $41.40

11. Crepe Blouse: originally $42, now $25.20

12. Lace-up Top: originally $49, now $29.40

13. Jessica Simpson Peep Toe Bootie (comes in 3 colors): originally $128.95, now $77.37

14. Lucky Brand Bootie (comes in 4 colors): originally $138.95, now $96.90

15. Sperry Duck Boot: originally $119.95, now $79.90

16. Ivanka Trump Pointed Toe Bootie (comes in 3 colors): originally $149.95, now $99.90

17. Lucky Brand Open Toe Bootie: originally $108.95, now $64.37

Hi friends! It’s been awhile since I did a Friday Favorites post so I’m bringing it back in full force with a huge Nordstrom Fall sale round up. You can expect to see lots of these round ups and gift guides over the next couple of months so that you have everything you could possibly need for the holidays.

Speaking of the holidays, I finally have my Holiday Shop tab up for you guys and I will be adding to it through out the remainder of the year. You can see a snipit below of my website so that you can find exactly where it is located on the top of your screen. You will eventually see categories like Thanksgiving outfit inspiration, christmas gift ideas, and so much more so make sure you check it out. If you are looking for something specific, please let me know so that I can get it added. I’ve gone ahead and added these Fall essential items on the Fall Under $100 tab and will continue to add new tabs each time I do a gift guide like this.

It's All Chic To Me Holiday Shop Page

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