Expert series: Travel in Style
"Darlings, forget the diamonds. When traveling, lou lou is a girl's best friend!"
Our featured expert this month is Karen Klopp, the author What to Wear Where and founder of What2WearWhere.com.
With a backdrop of Manhattan and a background as a writer, documentary film producer, life-long conservationist, traveler, board member for various organizations, chair of countless events and wife and mother of three, Karen has participated in almost every kind of event that a woman experiences in her life. It’s with all this fabulous practice that she founded What2WearWhere to save today’s busy women their precious time by eliminating the stress of dressing for life’s events and travel!
Karen has also published Packing for Travel, the definitive globe-trotting guide. In it, she addresses the important topic of how and what to bring when it comes to packing your jewelry. We are thrilled that she is sharing her expertise with us!
According to Karen, there is a minimum number of pieces to pack. Obviously you can add to the list depending on your needs and your events list. Lightweight statement jewelry provides great impact and takes up little space in your bag. There are many useful jewelry snugs on the market, and lou lou offers a few different options:
Jewelry travel case - $21
Jewelry snug $29 - this one is specially designed to keep your delicate pieces tangle free!
Below is a lightweight bag that has become a favorite of ours for travel. The Tosca day bag is a steal at $39!
In Packing for Travel, Karen suggests the following must-haves :
Jewelry packing list - DAY
- hoop earrings - Erica hoop earrings $15
- small studs - our Anytime pearl studs go with any outfit and take up almost no space at all $10
- bracelet - Touch of Gold wrap bracelet $22
- pendant necklace - La Vie Parisienne Necklace $50
- all-purpose watch - Roman numeral watch $25
Jewelry packing list - NIGHT
- statement earrings - Katerina drop earrings $15
- large cuff bracelet - 11 layer cuff $20
- dramatic necklace - Evangeline necklace $60
Thanks to Karen's tips, you can be packed and ready for your next adventure in no time!
Follow Karen’s travels at What2WearWhere.com and to get her definitive guide to packing packing follow the link: http://www.amazon.com/Packing-Travel-What2WearWhere-Lara-Glaister/dp/0996660402
Now that we've all recovered from our Oscars hangover and Leo craze, let's just reflect upon some of the standout looks and similar lou lou pieces that we were reminded of as we watched these ladies dazzle on the red carpet. Margot Robbie, star of Suicide Squad, stunned and looked like an Oscar herself; we were reminded of our signature TWD Shooting Star hoops and one of our classic black clutches.
TWD Shooting Star earrings $75
Vegan Leather Tassel Wristlet $72
Use our Grab & Go Pony holders to create this fantastically knotted updo that Rooney Mara, nominee for Carol, sported:
Grab and Go Pony Pack by L. Ericsson $18
Olivia Munn, now best known as Aaron Rodgers girlfriend though she's also a true fashionista and holds her own on the red carpet simply wearing a beautiful bracelet as nothing else is needed. lou lou has so many bracelets, but this cat's eye cuff is the one that immediately struck us as we saw her.
Gold Cat's Eye cuff $20
Hope you're enjoying your week and Happy March!