Travel Essentials

Feb 25, 2016

I could not be more thrilled to pack up in two weeks and head to LA so I thought I would share some of my travel essentials with you guys today & would love to hear your must have’s! I swear I spend days thinking about what I am going to pack and always forget things I need so I’m trying to be a bit more organized this time around. The weather in Chicago has been dreary to say the least (thanks for the snow yesterday) so browsing for spring and summer pieces has kept me cheery.

I know platforms are all the rage right now but I think these flats are about as on board as I can get. I don’t mind a tiny bit of lift with my shoes but think the mary jane’s may be a touch too much for me personally! I also can’t believe how many cute summer dresses ASOS has that are such a steal. I think all the ones I linked below are under $50  and pieces I will live in over the summer!

Let me know what spring essentials you have on your list and don’t forget to send all your LA recommendations this way! I haven’t been since high school and that was just for a short visit while moving my brother out to San Francisco. I can’t wait to explore and if you have any tips on what public transit send that this way too. Everyone keeps asking if we rented a car and we have not and don’t really want to so I’m hoping the public transit there is easy and quick (is that asking too much?)

Hope you all stay warm out there today and just remember the forecast is calling for 50’s this weekend so the end must be near!


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  1. Don’t shoot the messenger, but you really need a car in LA. Even the locals don’t use public transit that often, and the lines don’t run like they do in Chicago or NY. BUT regardless, you’ll have a blast. Eat lots of ramen for me.

  2. Jen says:

    Public transit is pretty much a nightmare in LA 🙁 The I interned there for 3 months and the bus situation was not only a seriously unpleasant experience (worse than any Chicago experience) but the schedule and routes are horrible. Depending on where you are staying and where/what your hoping to see I would say that you definitely need a car. If you’re going to be in Santa Monica and are going to stay pretty close to there you may get by with uber, but I would encourage you to explore the city more 🙂 Have fun!! LOVE that fringe purse.

  3. I know nothing about LA, but I LOVE that fringey clutch, Girl. Have so much fun! 🙂

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

  4. Mary Kate says:

    I love those flats! I’m not huge on platforms either!

    Mary Kate

  5. Maggie says:

    I’m loving all these dresses!! Can’t wait for spring 🙂

  6. Lauren Nolan says:

    Umm buying that $26 off the shoulder dress NOW! Also, where are you staying/exploring in LA? You DEFINITELY need a car haha but I also have recommendations! Let’s chat!!
    Lauren |