Travel Chic

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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About Nicole Feliciano

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

    P.S. Love the stripey skirt!

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

  • 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:

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

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  • Love your green clutch and your cute striped skirt!

  • I n love with your look! Love the graphic tee with the stiped skirt..great mix!
    sheree xxx

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

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

  • those bags are adorable!

    Sandy a la Mode

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

  • 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! ^_^


  • You look gorgeous lady! Love the skirt!

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  • Such a cute outfit! Love the clutch!

  • 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!

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

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

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

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

    • Isn’t the size great!

  • These bags are really cute. I like the variety of colors.
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    • It’s a must-have travel item I think.

  • Cute clutch! Your entire outfit is adorable.

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  • love how you paired the stripes!

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

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

  • 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!

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

    • She’s loving all these comments. Thank you!

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

    • Got to love a photobombing kid.

  • 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!

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

  • 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 🙂

    • can’t wait to see what you buy!

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

  • 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!

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

  • Cute look! Looks comfy too.

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

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

  • 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!

    • 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.

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    • It was a super trip. Lots of memories.

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

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

    • Can’t wait to see your travel pics!

  • Love the clutch, so cool. Drooling a bit o’er the green one 😛

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

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

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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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