Personal Shopper: Travel Necessities for Cody, Amy, and Hallie

Cody wrote: I'm going to Europe this fall and trying to pack as light as possible. I need to find a dress that's simple and easy to pack--I just want to roll it up in my suitcase--but will be nice enough to wear out to dinner, the theatre, etc.

Along similar lines, Hallie sent a request for: "an end of summer dress that can travel well, aka, no ironing, go from day out-n-about in the heat of Austin, to night in rock club, with a flip from flats to heels, and is age appropriate for a 5' 0" petite and busty 34 year old."

Lastly, Amy wrote in, saying, "I have been searching for a cute travel purse for my upcoming trip to Italy. I saw your absolutely adorable Marshall Travel Wallet in today's issue, but sadly to say it is well out of my "Saving for Italy" budget. Do you have any suggestions for either a travel purse or wallet that is both stylish and functional and ideally around the $100 mark?"

Lucky, lucky ladies, going on fab vacations! Cody and Hallie, here are a few dresses - when shopping for travel-friendly items, look for knit fabrics or anything that's got a casual, wrinkled style (#3 or anything linen). Amy, these wallets all have great interior pockets for boarding passes, passports, money, cards, etc. Have fun on your adventures, ladies!

1. Patagonia Morning Glory Dress ($65) [Available in 5 colors]
2. Tommy Bahama Crinkle Cotton Maxi Dress ($133) [Available in 3 colors]
3. Tommy Bahama Tambour Twisted V Dress ($114) [Also available in black]
4. Travel Smith Wear-It-Two-Ways Pointe Knit Dress ($79)

A. Saltbox GEO Travel Wallet and Luggage Tag Set ($52)
B. Lug Life Round-trip Tango Travel Wallet ($24) [Available in 8! colors]
C. Kena Kai Women's DataSafe Embossed Travel Wallet ($105)



Posted on 08.23.10 at 11:48 AM

I have that Patagonia dress and I LOVE it. I'm a size 10, 34D, and it is supportive and flattering. Highly recommend.

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