Chic Travel

by Tracy James


I help many clients pack for trips, so it was truly a case of "the cobbler's children have no shoes" when I realized I had no clue what I was going to pack for MY upcoming 2 week trip to Europe. For one, I wear dresses and heels/tall wedges the majority of the time, not sensible walking shoes! Let me note that my travel companion, an airline pilot, has requested we carry on our bags, which limits me to one suitcase and a small duffle. So my quest has begun to become "perfectly packed" for this vacation! My first acquisitions? 6 infinity scarves to mix and match with my outfits in lieu of a lot of jewelry. Next, a crossbody bag in a great neutral, sized to hold basic necessities like my iPhone and passport. So I'm off to a decent start....stay tuned for more of "11 Days in Europe in one (Carry On) Suitcase."

Von Maur's 3 walls of scarves in the Junior Department, ranging in price from $8-$16.

Von Maur's 3 walls of scarves in the Junior Department, ranging in price from $8-$16.

Hammitt crossbody bag in a taupe with a slight metallic sheen. From Gus Mayer.  

Hammitt crossbody bag in a taupe with a slight metallic sheen. From Gus Mayer.