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Let’s talk summer travel & some of my favorite pieces right now. Earlier this week Michael shared some of his tested jet lag tips. Now it’s my turn. When it comes to packing I’m definitely not the best. Michael has these little travel squares to keep everything organized. That’s not for me. However, my top travel hack? Pack staples.

Whether it’s your go-to pair of shoes or a timeless dress staples are the pieces you can easily mix & match to wear over and over again. IDEAL for travel. Staples help you pack a little bit less. Now I still need to work on packing WAY less but baby steps right? PLEASE share your packing tips. In an effort to pack less I focus on items that can easily be dressed up or down with a few simple changes.

black jumpsuit dress ysl heels clutch

Black Jumpsuit

A jumpsuit is the ideal piece of clothing in many ways. Simply throw it on and you’re good to go. No need to find a matching top or bottom. Jumpsuits can easily be dressed up or down depending on the situation. If you try this one then you’re in even more luck. This jumpsuit is extremely comfortable. It’s stretchy & fits like a glove. Layer some dainty necklaces & a clutch to complete the look for a sexy night out.


Typically I say let the man carry your purse but sometimes you just need a clutch to finish your look. This one is the perfect size for carrying your essentials. In mine? A tooth whitening pen. A black bag goes with everything and won’t get dirty while traveling.

Zhivago Dress

SO let’s talk about this dress. I love it so much that I’ve actually worn it in white, black AND gold. The combination of the plunging neck, the shoulder pads and the length really do make it the perfect dress. This dress was a part of my bridal shower, rehearsal dinner & is now a night out staple. Pair it with a high pony & you’re set.


These pumps are an investment piece but they are by far my favorite pair of pumps. You can wear them with straight or cropped jeans, a dress – even shorts. The great thing about investing in a good pair of pumps is that they can last years. Take them to a shoe parlor every few months to keep them in top shape. If you’re not ready to splurge just yet check out this pair.


It’s the season of red. The bolder the better in my opinion. From pants suits to bathing suits keep your look spicy. This romper can easily go from day to night and will keep your look interesting. Imagine it with loafers and a hat by day ( & SPF!! ) then mules with a leather jacket for night.


Mules are taking over the shoe game. If you haven’t tried a pair yet now is the time to give them a shot. They’re comfortable & chic. You can pair these shoes with light jeans and a linen top for some major St. Tropez vibes.

Matching Set

There’s something cheeky about matching sets that make them perfect for summertime. You can even take it a step further & match your partner. Michael and I coordinated outfits while in St. Tropez. It’s fun. This gray striped set also comes in red if you’re looking to stay with the theme.  Wear this with some white flats while enjoying a crisp glass of rosé & prosciutto with melon.

When purchasing staple pieces be sure to get items that flatter YOU and your body. Items you feel comfortable in & can’t wait to rock. When you have those items it makes getting ready SO much easier. You can easily build, layer & accessorize to switch up your look while always having a core you feel great about. OK – now I’m off to enjoy some that rosé & prosciutto we talked about. Follow along on Snapchat.

x, lauryn


  1. Lauryn,

    I love your style and I know that you buy high quality items. They aren’t insanely priced or anything,but I definitely would love to see more realistically affordable options. So, I would love a post about clothes & accessories you love that are under $50. Staples, trends, whatever. That would be so great!

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