Holiday Travel Inspiration

If there is one thing I love about the holidays it is traveling home to visit with my family! Thanksgiving day at my aunt’s house, Black Friday shopping with my cousins, and my girls getting to soak up as much time with my parents and the rest of my family! It really doesn’t get much better than that.

But- along with traveling home is the daunting task of packing.  I will be the first to admit that I am the worst packer. Like most women, I over pack. What if the weather changes, what if my mood changes? The “what if’s” go on and on! I am going to make an attempt to plan my outfits ahead of time! I want to try and pack as little as possible since our car gets pretty full, and we always seem to come home with more!

To plan this far ahead I need a little inspiration, of course. Yes, I get inspiration from other bloggers, people on the street, but I have always been a sucker for magazines and the inspiration I get from them!

Knowing my husband and I didn’t have any huge plans this past weekend I thought it would be a good time to plan my packing for the week ahead (because, like most mother’s, I have to not only pack for myself, but my two girls as well!)! So what does that entail? People StyleWatch and InStyle being tossed into my cart while on my daily jaunt in Target! And an added bonus- when you purchase them together you get a $5 Target gift card! As if I need another reason to head back to Target! I know my husband is thrilled! Hahaha!

My family and I are pretty casual, so I knew when checking out the magazines that anything that jumped out at me would have to be something that would be stylish, comfy and casual! 

Knowing that puffer vests and jeweled statement necklaces can add drama to any look, I had to include both in my first outfit! I am thinking this would be perfect for Black Friday shopping! (no jeans for Thanksgiving…too restricting, right?!?!)

Pink Puffer Vest

Jeans: Old Navy /// Vest: Old Navy /// Sweater: Old Navy /// Necklace: BaubleBar /// Shoes: Old Navy

Embellished sweatshirts are another trend I absolutely love! Nothing beats the comfort of a sweatshirt with the fab detail of the jewels, glitter and sparkle!

Embellished Sweatshirt

Sweatshirt: Kohl’s /// Jeans: Old Navy /// Chambray: AE /// Bracelets: TargetLC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s /// Booties: Old Navy

I am so thankful how comfortable and versatile blazers are (also thankful the menswear look is on trend too!). I have so many, and never seem to hesitate adding another to my closet! No matter where I travel (because you know, I am quite the jet setter) I always seem to toss one in my suitcase!

Polka Dot Blazer
Top: Target /// Jeans: Old Navy /// Necklace: Etsy /// Blazer: Target /// Shoes: Old Navy

So here is to hoping that I yet again stick my plan and pack my magazine inspired outfits! It would certainly save a lot of room and would totally be something my husband would be thankful for! Plus, I wouldn’t have to hear my dad say what he always says “Geez, Beck, how many days are you staying for?!?!” Hahaha!

And don’t forget, now until December 7th you get a $5 Target gift card when you purchase both InStyle and People StyleWatch! Grab them both, kick back, and take notes! 




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  2. Carly
    November 25, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    Yay for embellished sweatshirts… of my fav trends too!

  3. Ashley Pletcher
    November 25, 2013 / 11:30 pm

    Ok we have so much in common!! I definitely put an outfit today on Afternoon Espresso with a pink puffer vest so I obviously love your choice AND I have a grey embellished sweatshirt that you have in the second outfit too (Gotta love Kohl's)! I love the way you styled it though- it's entirely different from how I was styling it. Thanks for the fabulous outfit ideas!! xoxo

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