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In all the excitement of getting prepared to go on vacation, you can easily forget that you’re going to need to have something to wear for traveling, as well as enough clothing for when you arrive. All too often, people pack all of their most comfortable clothes and then have to find and wear whatever is left over, meaning they are uncomfortable on the journey. This is particularly unfortunate if you are on a plane for a number of hours with nowhere to go – being uncomfortable because of your clothing is a nightmare.
Prepare what you are going to wear for your flight well ahead of time and you can be sure of a much better level of comfort. What should you wear though? Here are some suggestions.
Sitting for hours at a time in one spot – a spot that is notoriously cramped – when you travel by plane is hard enough, but if you are in pants that just don’t allow for any movement or stretch, then you can feel even worse.
The best pants to wear are something stretchy or loose. Tight fitting jeans or other types of pants will not work well. The material should also be nice and soft, to give even more comfort. It’s not just a matter of comfort either; if you sit for too long in one place wearing pants that are too tight, your circulation can be affected, and you might even develop deep vein thrombosis. Compression socks can help if you are worried that you could be susceptible.
A Relaxed Top
Again, when it comes to a top, just as with your pants, the more relaxed the better. If you want to arrive looking neat and chic, don’t choose material that easily wrinkles because it is definitely going to be wrinkled on a plane.
Planes are usually cold places to be due to the air that needs to be circulated around. It’s best in that case to wear long sleeves. Alternatively, wear layers so that if you do get chilly, you can add a cardigan or sweater to warm up again.
Layers are a great idea for planes for a number of different reasons. Not only will it allow you to regulate your temperature when you are flying, but it can help when you are on the ground too. Airports can be hot places – there are lots of people rushing through, and they can be stressful too which will always put your body temperature up – so you might want a t-shirt there. Moving to the lounge and then to the plane, you can add a layer. Then you might be delayed on the runway and get hot again – you can fix that problem immediately.
The point is, wearing layers means that you can ensure you are comfortable and in control, which can help with nerves too.
Don’t forget another important aspect of traveling on a plane; your carry-on luggage. Make sure you sort some suitable carry on luggage that is easy and comfortable to transport. It should be lightweight and the right size so that it fits in the overhead compartments or under the seat in front of you.
Avoid anything with studs or zippers that might catch and pull, and you don’t want anything heavy as it could cause a problem trying to store it.
Being a school teacher, I need clothing that is fashionable, modest, and sophisticated. My own style is unique, yet classy. I must look professional, yet I want my clothing to reflect who I really am.
I recently had the opportunity to work with Bella Ella Boutique. I had been eyeing their clothing for quite awhile, because I was intrigued by the variety of trendy styles they offer. With these freezing temperatures here in Utah, it is definitely sweater weather! (Although I find myself getting excited when I see the sun peeking out- I am ready for t-shirt weather) then I realize it’s too cold. Thankfully, I can still pull out my favorite t-shirts and wear them under cardigan sweaters because I love wearing cute layers.
I was given the chance to review Bella Ella Boutique's Winter Wishes Button-Up Cardigan and I am absolutely in love with it! Made with 60% cotton and 40% polyester it is so soft, stretchy, thick and cozy. I am so happy with how it looks, but very importantly how it feels! It feels like I’m wrapped in a cozy blanket but yet has the perfect relaxed-chic, fit. This cardigan goes well with really anything. I can wear it over my favorite t-shirt and jeans, or with a blouse and skirt. I have had so many compliments on it. It is a high quality wardrobe staple with so many style options you can change up with, which is great what I need more of.
Bella Ella also has such a wide variety of styles to choose from, in all cuts, colors and sizes. If your looking for modest or sexy, you have so many options. It is hard to pick just one! They even have swim suits this time of year which I got super pumped about. I can’t wait to shop for my spring and summer wardrobe.
If you’re looking for the perfect “treat yourself” excuse, shop https://bellaellaboutique.com you won’t be disappointed!
Puppies Make Everyone Happy! Do you have a dog-crazy person on your holiday gift list this year? I have several! What better gift could you give to them than pup-inspired clothing and accessories?
These quirky designs are perfect for all dog lovers (both male & female & for the pup!) and they even offer customizable options with plenty of activewear pieces. Customers will find the perfect holiday gift while also helping PMMH’s charitable component, as a portion of proceeds go to dog-related charities and shelters!
I love Puppies Make Me Happy! All of the clothing is very stylish, and extremely cute and feature the most precious pups. I was given the chance to review an adorable Puppies Make Me Happy Baseball T shirt, and it is so comfortable!
I would definitely wear this in public, because it is unique and stylish, and you are never too old to love puppies!
I love the huge variety of clothing they have on their website. There is so much to choose from, so I am confident that I will find the perfect gifts for the puppy lovers in my life this holiday season.
You will find everything from yoga clothing to actual clothing you can dress your pooch in at Puppies Make Me Happy, so be sure to check them out: https://puppiesmakemehappy.com There are holiday deals all of the time!
Spring is here, and that means it is time to update your wardrobe with some sunshine ready, versatile styles!
Just in time for Spring, I discovered J.Jill clothing. When it comes to style we all have different shapes, sizes, and heights, so we all have so many different preferences. For me, I tend to prefer clothing that is more flowy on my body because no one likes being too hot. No matter where you live and what kind of weather you’re experiencing, J.Jill has pieces fitting for every season and style preference!
I was sent a few pieces from J.Jill's Monthly Collection to review. I'm really enjoying this month's styles. With the temperature heating up I prefer to wear more coverage so I don’t get sunburned. I thought these pieces were perfect for wearing outside with their lightweight and flowy feel, not to mention freedom to move around and comfort!
I think we can all agree that it’s nice feeling good in what you wear. For being a very simple person as I am, I usually tend to avoid patterns and anything that stands out too much. These pieces were perfect with the neutral colors, yet they made me feel prettier than just some 'plain Jane.' I kind of felt subtly sexy.
There are a lot of occasions these pieces can be worn to. For instance, they would be great for those working ladies on-the-go who need to look professional and feel comfort, yet perfect for a casual dinner party, or night on the town!
What pieces am I wearing?
I liked all of these, but my most favorite one was the Linen-Stretch Button-Front Crops in navy blue. I love how they hug my waist but I could easily move around because of the stretchy linen material with spandex. The buttons on the front were also a favorite feature of mine, because they look nice, but you actually can use the concealed side zipper to slide into them.
In the next picture, I am wearing J.Jill’s Cotton & Linen Boyfriend Pants, in white. These were also very comfortable and breathable. It’s nice to have a go-to pair of white jeans in your wardrobe, and these are perfect!
In this picture, I am in the Linen Side-Button Maxi Skirt. Isn't is cute? Once again, one of my favorite features that I love is the buttons! I also love the feminine flow, and unique style.
In the last picture, I have on the Essential Linen Shirt. I feel that this would also look good tucked into the skirt above. I love the color and the fact that this shirt has side vents making it extra breathable to wear. (This is a much appreciated feature, since we are currently stationed in Florida!)
For anyone who loves versatile, laid-back style and great quality clothing, J.Jill is the place to find just you’re looking for. They have something for everyone in unique styles, colors, and fits. From now on, while recommending stylish-comfort, I recommend, J.Jill!
Go check them out at: https://www.jjill.com/.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Keep It Classy with Happy Yellow Dress
Craft a classic look with Happy Yellow Dress – a company on a mission to bring the femininity back to fashion with classic styles inspired by the ‘40’s and ‘50’s. This lovely line of clothing gives any modern woman a quintessential look that will make the boys whistle. A labor of love, all the pretty pieces are carefully crafted from high quality cotton, rather than blends or polyester. As an added bonus, all of the delightful dresses and skirts have hidden side seam pockets, making it easy to throw on a number and get out the door!
Designer Debbie Murray spent her childhood doing things she loved, including sewing with her mom and watching classic movies with her dad. Inspired by the Grace Kellys and Audrey Hepburns of days gone by, Debbie took her love of all things pretty and mixed it with her desire to create – this is how Happy Yellow Dress was born.
Cleverly named after rock and roll songs from the 50’s and 60’s, all the cute creations from Happy Yellow Dress are completely original. Shop the must-haves from this collection:
- Lonesome Cowboy: Saddle up and get ready to ride in this knee length number! With a front button up and pretty piping detail on the pockets, yoke, and belt, you’ll be the most beautiful babe in town. Available in red or blue gingham, 100% cotton.
- Hula Love Crop Top: Keep it classic with this sweetheart neckline trimmed with piping. Fully lined with five beautiful buttons up the back, you can pair it with the Rock-A-Hula-Baby Skirt, or Cry to Me Skirt to complete that updated ‘40’s look! Available in green or yellow polka dots with sizes from XS to 2XL.
- Cry to Me Skirt: Crafted from satin and cotton, this sexy skirt is printed with a unique fabric design. With an invisible zipper up the back and a synched waist, this style is flattering on every body type. Need a place for your essentials? Hidden side seam pockets hold everything from sunglasses to wallets!
- The Wanderer: Evoking images of Grace Kelly in Rear Window, this beautiful vintage style dress will make every woman an instant classic. With subtle details of white piping against a blue striped fabric, this memorable number is extra special! Dubbed the Biographical Bookclub Dress by Modcloth, this gorgeous garb includes the traditional cheongsam collar and white frog closures and would even make the perfect, non-conventional bridesmaid dress!
In these chic, updated vintage styles, you’ll be the bee’s knees! Stay hot and hep with your wardrobe – shop Happy Yellow Dress.
I was given the chance to review the Cry to Me Skirt. This brightly colored, happy and uplifting pattern makes for a stunning skirt that you will want to show off. It is perfect for sunny summer days. I can't wait to wear it! (It's been quite rainy here in Oregon lately.)
This High waisted skirt is made from 100% cotton printed with our very own fabric design. It is lined with 100% cotton and has an invisible zipper up the back. The synched waist and full skirt with front and back box pleats are very flattering on every body type! Top secret hidden side seam pockets hold everything from sunglasses, to wallets!
Searching for a stunning unique look? Visit www.happyyellowdress.com to shop these traditional designs.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post.
Christopher & Banks is one of my favorite clothing stores to find fashionable and affordable clothing.
Christopher & Banks offers updated classic styling in quality products at a great value. They provide a fresh and colorful mix of clothing and accessories for every season, creating looks that work for your lifestyle.
Right now, Christopher & Banks Summer Collection is up to 60% off! I was so excited to go shopping. I found the cutest shirt that I fell in love with. It is the Wrinkle Resist Stripe Shirt.
You'll always look your best in the sharp structure of this button-front shirt. It's crafted using wrinkle-resistant fabric, cut with flattering seams and designed with an always-classic striped pattern.
I love the lightweight fabric, which is nice for warmer days. I paired my shirt with a denim skirt for church, and with my capris for an every day casual, yet put together look. I feel like it slims me and makes me look fabulous!
Hurry! Right now Christopher & Banks is having a giveaway that ends August 2nd! (Click the box below to enter!)
For more information go to: http://www.christopherandbanks.com/
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this garment to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Alas, all of my older children are back at school. All I can say is so far, so good. They are all very happy, although.....give it a few days and they will be saying, "I hate school.!" The tiredness wil be creeping in soon, I know it. Funny enough, the weather is supposed to be in the 90s today. Whhhhoooo that's gonna be hot! At least today is Friday and that's not so bad. I took my daughters shopping with me yesterday and we happened to get the cutest clothers ever. We shop at an upscale resale shop which is incredible, because my daughters find the cutest clothing on earth at a fraction of the cost and then their wardrobe grows and grows and grows!