Love Affair Travels ~ Bridging the Gap

Losing your luggage is a hassle. And also the worst possible way to start your vacation. Although it can be an excuse to do a little shopping, the last thing I wanted to do on my first day in a fun new city was browse the racks for something to wear that day.

My advice:  Always travel in something versatile. Because you might get stuck wearing it more than once.

That’s why I was really glad I hopped on the plane in a pair of classic white jeans. They became a staple those first four days in London, coordinating with almost any top I bought to “hold me over until my luggage got there”.

Here’s a top I picked up at Banana Republic in London, paired with my trusty white jeans. I think the saddest part about purchasing this shirt was seeing all the cute items in the store that I had already purchased FOR my trip. 

The backdrop is the beautiful Tower Bridge and Thames River. Oh, how I love you London.

Love Affair Travels :: Tower Bridge, London

Love Affair Travels :: Tower Bridge, London

Love Affair Travels :: Tower Bridge, London

Love Affair Travels :: Tower Bridge, London

Love Affair Travels :: Tower Bridge, London

Love Affair Travels :: Tower Bridge, London

Love Affair Travels :: Tower Bridge, London

A few other things I recommend doing the next time you need to check a bag (just in case!)

  1. Pack a spare outfit and extra set of shoes in your carry on
  2. Don’t put your make-up or toiletries in your checked luggage
  3. PUT YOUR CHARGERS IN YOUR CARRY ON (this was the biggest annoyance)
  4. Think about splitting up your clothes between your’s and your travel partner’s checked bags

I hope this never happens to any of you — but there are definitely ways to manage! Cheers!

xoxoelenamichelle-200

Top :: Banana Republic
Pants :: The Limited (similar)
Sandals :: Aldo
Bag :: Michael Kors (love this)
Sunglasses :: Ray Ban
Bracelets :: Lizzibeth and Tiffany & Co.
Watch :: Michael Kors (cute alternative)

4 Comments

  • Reply August 18, 2014

    libys11

    awesome!! :D chic outfit!! :D
    i totally agree with your travel tips!! :D

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    • Reply August 19, 2014

      Elena Michelle

      thank you, dear! and thanks for reading :)

  • Reply August 19, 2014

    Kelly in the City

    Oh my GOODNESS. That’s terrible! When did you get your bag back? I can’t believe how great you look, though! Man–if I did have my stuff, I’d look like a disaster, hehe.

    LOVE your London photos! I’ve always felt that I’m truly a British girl stuck in an American’s body. ;)

    xx
    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

    • Reply August 20, 2014

      Elena Michelle

      Gosh, I can’t even sugar coat it — it was the worst! I had bought so many cute things for this trip and never got to wear them. I was reunited with my bag 7 days after I came home…

      So glad you enjoyed my photos! More to come from Madrid and Barcelona…XOXO

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