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Travel Chic

Staying chic while traveling light isn’t easy. We were on the road this month for 3 weeks for a trip to four countries in Asia. Along the way I traveled light–saving enough room for a few purchases.

While in Malaysia, we stopped by a mall and found a cute outlet called F.O.A. We picked up tones of cute cotton pieces at steep discounts, like this top and tee shirt. Total cost? About $35.

I love buying a new outfit on the road and being able to wear it right away. By the 21st day of travel, I was pretty sick of everything in my bag and loved getting to slip on a new outfit.

I brought the essential gold gladiator sandals along. They are super for walking but no so ideal for airport security (two buckles). Believe it or not, my 7 yo snapped these photos. Pretty talented isn’t she!

Now onto the bag. While in Singapore I got a fun tweet from a bag company called Tribe. The lovely owner offered to send a bag to my hotel. Don’t you love the power of twitter. She sent the practical and pretty Changi Travel Wallet (about $155 converted to USD).

I picked the Grass Green color and took it out for a spin in Japan while the girls and I went to the Imperial Palace grounds. The embossed leather wallet comes in an assortment of colors and includes  a detachable wristlet.

 

While we were out touring I was able to stuff 3 passports in it plus all my yen and other important bits needed for a day of travel and then a trip to Narita Airport. The Changi Travel Wallet can be a clutch or a wallet to toss in your carry on bag. The chic versatility suited my style.

 

The entire outfit is about comfort and ease. While I travel I want to feel pulled together but not fussy. This fun cotton separates and cute accessories totally suit my style. Now what about you? Did you travel this month? Did you buy anything new?

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Nicole Feliciano is the Founder & Editor of Momtrends. Prior to launching Momtrends, she was a fashion executive at Ralph Lauren. Now her mission is bringing style to fashion-starved moms everywhere. Nicole is a lifestyle expert, spokesperson and lover of all things social media. Follow her on twitter @momtrends
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  • http://sarahhulbertstyle.com/?p=3493 Sarah Hulbert Style

    All my travel was local, but I have been thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thanks for hostessing today, Nicole!!! ~Sarah

    P.S. Love the stripey skirt!

    • http://www.momtrends.com/ Nicole Feliciano

      All travel counts. Local travel can be the best! Thanks for stopping by today.

  • http://www.simplystylishmom.com Anna Cohen

    does an address in the US count to win?!? :) love your bag. my fave travel bag (and what i’m using these days in Denmark) is a teeny tiny cross body purse – perfect for bikeriding and big enough to carry a foldup shopping bag, a few credit cards, my keys and some lipgloss! (similar to: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=22846190&cm_mmc=Performics-_-Affiliates-_-ShopStyle.com-_-Primary&clickid=0004c83c49ea13780ae393d50f0058f1)

    • http://www.momtrends.com/ Nicole Feliciano

      As long as I don’t have to ship to Asia I am happy to have you participate.

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  • http://www.hkstylejourney.blogspot.com H&K Style Journey

    Love your green clutch and your cute striped skirt!

  • http://www.itsnotthatdeep.com sheree@itsnotthatdeep

    I n love with your look! Love the graphic tee with the stiped skirt..great mix!
    sheree xxx
    http://www.itsnotthatdeep.com

    • http://www.momtrends.com/ Nicole Feliciano

      Yep, it’s fun to mix up print and pattern!

  • http://knockedupfabulous.wordpress.com April

    All this talk about travel makes me want to take a trip! Love the little hands peeking out from the first pic!!

    • http://www.momtrends.com/ Nicole Feliciano

      can you believe my 7 yo took these! the 4 yo got into the action a little. Family fun!

  • http://www.sandyalamode.com/ Sandy a la Mode

    those bags are adorable!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

    • http://www.momtrends.com/ Nicole Feliciano

      That was a fun treat.

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  • http://babblingsofamommy.com Jenny @ Babblings of a Mommy

    Sounds like an amazing trip! I would love to visit Asia one day. Cute outfit!

    • http://www.momtrends.com/ Nicole Feliciano

      Thanks Jenny. You should do it if you can.

  • http://www.awifey.com Kim,USA

    I visit my native country Philippines I try to travel light but how to do it is very impossible. I like your outfit and also the wallet! ^_^

    Kim,USA

    • http://www.momtrends.com/ Nicole Feliciano

      Would love to get to the Philippines one day

  • http://www.bonbonrosegirls.com Kristin

    You look gorgeous lady! Love the skirt!

    • http://www.momtrends.com/ Nicole Feliciano

      Thanks K, flirty skirts are fun for travel.

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  • http://www.casualchicmom.com Tunde

    Such a cute outfit! Love the clutch!

  • http://21stcenturyhousewife.com April @ The 21st Century Housewife

    The photos are wonderful – your seven year old should be very proud of herself! I love the outfit you picked up at F.A.O, and the Changi Travel Wallet is fantastic. Great selection of colours too!

    I picked up a couple of new blouses and a cute top at Ann Taylor when we were in NYC earlier this month, and of course the beautiful pieces from the CAbi style suite (thank you again!). We are heading back to Canada via NYC again next week (family wedding) and I’ll definitely be leaving some space in my suitcase just in case something catches my eye!

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Funny, I never regret fashions that I buy on the road–they all have a story. Happy shopping April.

  • http://www.bumptobabygear.com/ Whitney

    Great travel wallet, and sounds like the trip was through some amazing countries where you and your family would learn a lot.

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      We did learn a ton and saw some amazing sites. Thanks for swinging by.

  • http://www.a40somethingmom.com Tania

    Love the travel wallet. I use this type of wallet all the time.

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Isn’t the size great!

  • http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/ Bonnie

    These bags are really cute. I like the variety of colors.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      It’s a must-have travel item I think.

  • http://www.thedomesticfringe.wordpress.com the domestic fringe

    Cute clutch! Your entire outfit is adorable.
    ~FringeGirl

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  • http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com alyson

    love how you paired the stripes!

  • http://www.mommosttraveled.com cancan

    Awesome! Asia has my heart. I loved my time in Malaysia and Singapore, but never ventured outside of the Narita airport in Japan.

  • http://www.drossintogold.com Jean at Dross into Gold

    Great outfit and the bags are like candy-must have more than one!!

  • http://rufflesandtruffles.com Katie

    I love picking up a new item or two when I’m traveling! Earlier this month, I couldn’t resist purchasing a pair of suede booties when I was in NYC!

  • http://style-delights.blogspot.com/ Jyoti (Style-Delights)

    Your daughter did a great job with the pics! Talent runs in the family:-)

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      She’s loving all these comments. Thank you!

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  • http://thriftedorscripted.blogspot.com Christine

    Cute outfit and nice clutch. I love the “hidden” child in the first picture:)

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Got to love a photobombing kid.

  • http://www.seasonalcoloranalysis.net Jeanine @ Seasonal Color Analysis

    Sounds like you had a great trip! And what a cute outfit!! Great finds while you were so far from home. Good point about Twitter, too. That’s amazing!

  • http://forlaurenandlauren.blogspot.com Katie

    LOVE that bag! and I love your skirt too – so cute!

  • http://www.oksanalikesit.blogspot.com/ oksana

    Nicole, you look great in this outfit! I’m going on a trip to Moscow next week! Have to decide this week what clothes to pack and how many :)

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      can’t wait to see what you buy!

  • http://atouchoflovely.wordpress.com Jen @ A Touch of Lovely

    That clutch is super cute and I LOVE that skirt! You look ready to have some fun!

  • http://delayedmissives.com Alex Elizabeth

    Traveling light always seems to be an issue for me if I’m gone for longer than four or five days. I usually need to change for dinner and all those outfits definitely take up space! Plus I like to pick things up when I travel… I’ve definitely had my share of overweight bags!

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      We brought an extra duffle for all the goodies we bought!

  • http://www.windycitymama.com Windy City Mama

    Cute look! Looks comfy too.

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      it is comfy and also goes into the washing machine (cold, line dry!)

  • http://www.mispapelicos.com SACRAMENTO

    Nice to be back, and lovely to see you again. I have just arrived from a month in Scotland and England.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  • http://glamamom.com Glamamom

    I cannot believe your daughter took these pics. She could teach my husband a thing or two and I bet she did it with a smile! You look adorable. It’s always so fun to see what you can pick up in different countries, particularly Asia where the vast majority of clothing and accessories is made. You look adorable in that little skirt and t-shirt and I love the sandals and color of that clutch/travel wallet. WELCOME BACK!

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Thanks Jill, she is so proud of herself! I keep showing her these comments :)

  • Alicia Gibbs

    Such an exciting fun trip. You look very cute and casual.

    Chica Fashion

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      It was a super trip. Lots of memories.

  • http://www.mommydelicious.com Alicia @MommyDelicious

    I really like that you look comfy and chic! And that clutch bag is absolutely adorable.

  • http://sprinklesinsprings.com Kara

    This mingle comes at a perfect time since I just posted my own travel photos! My family actually almost went to Malaysia this summer.

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      Can’t wait to see your travel pics!

  • http://www.practicalparalegalism.com Practical Paralegalism

    Love the clutch, so cool. Drooling a bit o’er the green one :P

  • http://cablecarcouture.com/style-blog Sarah the Stylist

    Cute clutch! I love the idea of something small and stylish that you can take out and about. Thanks for hosting the linky :)

    Sarah
    Cable Car Couture

    • http://momtrends.com Nicole

      It’s totally portable and super chic. Glad you approve!

  • http://www.fashion-isha.com Fashion-isha

    I totally know what you mean about needing a vacation from your vacation…but you do look really gorgeous and well rested! And your daughter’s a super photographer! I just posted about my daughter’s new photography business..would love your opinion!
    xo
    Sharon

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  • http://www.musingsofahousewife.com Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife}

    I love and adore that clutch! It is perfect, and the green is divine. Sounds like you had fun in Singapore!

  • http://www.threehautemamas.com Christin Muzio

    3 weeks!!! Omg. I needed to pack for one week for my daughter and I was struggling. We only went to Myrtle beach so it was alot easier. You did great!! I will share pics when I get back next week. Glad you made it safely home.

  • http://www.styleagent909.blogspot.com Sheila

    Glad you had a good time and a safe trip back. I’m sure you were looking chic the whole time!

  • BernettaStyle

    I am new to this site!! I can’t wait until next Monday! I plan on Mingling!

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