Packing for Romance

When I travel, there is so much to get ready. I have to plan care for my kids and answer about the ever important “what am I going to wear?” question. Enter my Trunk Club stylist. She makes it easy for me to get new pieces for my travels and takes that planning off my plate. Plus, more often than not, the pieces she chooses for me work well for life after my vacation, too! Bonus!

Before we left to go to Italy, I was emailing with my Trunk Club stylist, and she said she had found the cutest shoes that I would love (more on these later) and a couple romantic holiday dresses that would be perfect for my trip. Anyway, romance was on the cards – Matt was taking me to Il Pellicano Hotel in Italy to celebrate our anniversary – and there is that zing that you get when you are wearing a new dress… *SO* how could I resist?

I popped into Trunk Club’s LA Clubhouse a few days before we took off (CLICK HERE for my behind-the-scenes video of my visit). *Clearly with getting ready to go, I couldn’t find time to blowdry my hair!

As always, when I visit the Clubhouse, I’m greeted with a free drink (that day I needed the extra caffeine of a cold brew) and my stylist pulls clothes for me, while I kick back in their gorgeous fitting rooms. Each time I visit, I feel like I learn a new brand or a new little styling tip! I’m going to share some of the outfits and pieces I LOVE below.

This summer yellow dress IS irresistible (and also good for a boomerang!) I’m loving yellow right now, and this Joie dress will not only take me to Italy but also back to LA for the summer months.

I’m loving this cotton dress – the tie on the top is uber-flattering (HELLO GIRLS!) and the side cutouts show just a bit of skin for a little romantic wink… (I wore this dress in our last night in Italy – Matt and I drank Camparis and listened to the piano man at the Il Pellicano hotel and it did the trick!

My Trunk Club stylist pulled this ATM dress (knowing I’m a huge fan of their tanks, super soft cotton!) and then, which I would never have done on my own, paired it with these Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots which I have to say I love the look of. The dress by itself is great for summer, and though it is probably too early to think about fall, when adding the boots, it will take this dress to London with me!

 ATM dress, with Veronica Beard jacket and Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots[/caption]

Now that Memorial Day has passed, white pants are my daily uniform, I’m LOVING this pair from James Perse. Super flattering and casual, and so so soft. (But I just have to make sure Rocket doesn’t jump up on them after he runs around in the garden…) And if white pants aren’t on the menu for the day, then it is white shorts. My Trunk Club stylist turned me onto these longer shorts a few visits back, and now that it is summer, I’m crazy over the white length as well.

These James Perse pants are my new summer uniform (along with my ZCD Montreal shoes which are my year-round uniform!)

And finally for the winner – *THESE* Loeffler Randall shoes. It makes me want to sing Happy Birthday to my feet. They are SUPER comfortable (I don’t know what happened but lately I’m SO over a stiletto…) and they add pizazz to any outfit. My stylist made me try them on with these simple jeans and this James Perse sweater and it just looks so chic…She knows just how to push me outside of my comfort zone (and more often than not, she’s right!).

We are now back in LA for the summer, working on the opening of our new restaurant The Draycott, but I will be wearing my ‘holiday’ Trunk Club treasures in LA (dreaming of Campari cocktails in Italy).  Might even try to click my gold heels to see if they take me back!

Because Trunk Club is a Nordstrom company, they even participate in Nordstrom’s annual Anniversary Sale at their six Clubhouse locations! If you’re a Nordstrom cardmember, you receive early access to the sale beginning July 12 before it opens to the public on July 20.

Have a summer trip planned and want (NEED) something new to wear? Sign up for Trunk Club HERE to have a personal shopping experience with a stylist – and find that thing that you never knew you needed but can’t live without.

Happy Shopping xx