Tips for Traveling in Style


I believe in traveling in style. That doesn't mean trunks and trunks of luggage. It' means packing smart. On a recent jaunt to Paris with Mr. Momtrends, I packed a swank bag from Jane Marvel. It was an incredible carry-on and went with me all over Paris. This is me in the Luxembourg Gardens. We'd spent the day shopping and just had a little picnic snack in the park.


On this particular day I logged 9 miles of walking (I know because I was carrying my Striiv pedometer). So I had to dress comfortably. I know Paris really well, I have favorite spots I love to visit (look for my Paris recap soon) and we do most of our touring of foot or via metro. The weather was excellent when we were there. I didn't even need a coat as we walked through St. Germain.

The look I was going for was effortless chic. Something that would work in a cafe, park or fairly chic boutique. I wore my Hush Puppies suede boots (so comfortable and so chic) paired with j brand skinnies. On top I had a white tee with an Avon (yes Avon) tweedy sweater. The scarf makes the outfit. It's a silk & wool blend and I picked it up at a boutique just outside the Place Des Vosges.


All these pieces got worked and re-worked on my 4-day stay. When Mr. Momtrends and I travel it's always carry-on. Even when we took a year off to see the world, I packed everything in a backpack. So the morale of the story is, you don't need a lot of stuff to be chic. It's all about accessories and attitude. Oh, and don't forget your chic sunglasses. This pair is from Reed Krakoff and I think they make me look like a jet setter even in a Gap tee.

Now it's your turn to show off your style. I want to see what you've put together and give you a chance at a fun giveaway.

win a tote

One lucky reader is going to get a Jane Marvel Jetsetter bagin her choice of color ($124 value!). To enter, simply link up your fashion post of the week. This coated canvas bag has a simple, timeless shape. I picked the python (which goes with everything!). All the Jetsetter bags feature: Laminated Canvas with PU trim and straps, Jane Marvel logo lining, Zipper top, Feet on the bottom for extra support, inside zip pockets and I loved the matching sleep mask in clear zip pouch!

Jane is all about high-quality, inexpensive, fabulous handbags, totes and travel gear, in great colors and patterns, and fun! Check out her website at! Designer Jane Marvel says, "When you feel good about how you look, you exude confidence, and that is always a good thing".

Jane is a busy wife, mother of two boys and New York City-based entrepreneur. Like the rest of us, she has limited time to pull her wardrobe together every day, and couldn't find enough great quality bags at an affordable price! So Jane created this Marvel-ous Collection of lifestyle bags and accessories, to give all women lots of chic options in of-the-moment colors, finishes and shapes.


For more fashion fun visit my partners in stopping crimes against fashion Glamamom & the Bonbonrosegirls. Each week we hot a fashionable linky and usually there are fab prizes. 

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did get a bag to style. Contest closes on 12/4/11 at midnight. Open to US residents 18 and over Winners will be picked by Giveaway Terms and Conditions: Prize cannot be substituted for cash. Prize cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, or promotions being run by the sponsor company.

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