Two of My Go-To Outfits to Wear When Traveling for the Holidays + Lily Jade GIVEAWAY!

I don’t know about you, but for me the holidays entail quite a bit of travel.  We usually fly somewhere to visit family, and from there we also take road trips to visit friends.  I’ve talked before about how I travel often, so today I’m partnering with Lily Jade to share some of the things I wear when traveling!

Lily Jade bags are gorgeous designer leather bags.  They were created as designer diaper bags that don’t look like diaper bags, but really, they’re just a beautiful EVERYTHING bag that you can use for a lifetime!  I like to travel with them, and I’ll share more about why under each outfit pic.  And great news: Lily Jade is currently running their holiday sale, so all their bags are discounted!

SIZING INFO: I’m 5’6″ and usually size S/M or 6/8 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

Travel Outfit: Black Cardigan + Striped Tee + Scarf + Black Jeans + SneakersTravel Outfit: Black Cardigan + Striped Tee + Scarf + Gray Tote + Black Jeans Travel Look: Black Cardigan + Black Jeans + Sneakers + Gray BagTravel Outfit: Black Skinnies + Sneakers + Scarf + Striped Tee + Gray Bag

Striped Tee + Cardigan + Stretchy Jeans + Sneakers + Scarf
This is my typical travel outfit formula for flying on a plane, though I rotate different color cardigans or a utility jacket as well as switch between these black jeans and pair of blue denim.  You could do this with leggings too.

I’m often cold on planes (and usually colder in the window seat), so I always need the cardigan and scarf for layers.  Stretchy jeans are a MUST for me on planes.  (And in life, let’s be real.  😛  See my post on Comfy Stretchy Jeans and Pants HERE.)  And as often as I can, I’d rather wear sneakers to trek through an airport, especially while traveling with a kid!

And as much as I love my Nordstrom tote, I almost always travel with a backpack and fold my tote in my suitcase instead.  I love being hands-free walking through an airport to hold Addie’s hand, carry a much needed caffeinated beverage, or just because being hands-free is better!  These Lily Jade bags make great travel bags because you can wear them as a backpack.  Each of their bags also convert from a backpack to a crossbody bag to a shoulder bag, which gives you lots of options for whatever may come when you’re at your destination.

Shop for the Look:
Tee: H&M (similar, similar)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar–I fit S best, similar, similar
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–I wear size 6)
Sneakers: Zappos (exact–I wear size 9)
Scarf: c/o Conversation Pieces (similar, similar)
Bag: c/o Lily Jade (exact)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)


Travel Outfit: Blue Butter Tee + Lily Jade Bag + Blanket Scarf + Riding Boots + SkinniesBlue Butter Tee + Blanket Scarf + Riding Boots + Lily Jade Bag Blue Butter Tee + Blanket Scarf + Riding Boots + Skinnies Travel Bag: Lily Jade Bag + Blue Butter Tee + Blanket Scarf + SkinniesTravel Bag: Lily Jade + Blue Butter Tee + Blanket Scarf Travel Outfit: Blanket Scarf + Skinnies + Boots + Blue Butter TeeLily Jade Bag + Blanket Scarf + Blue Butter TeeLily Jade Bag + Blue Butter Tee + Jord Watch + Skinnies + Blanket Scarf

Loose Tunic + Stretchy Jeans + Scarf + Boots
I would wear this outfit in lieu of an athleisure outfit with sneakers for two reasons.  One would be if I need to save space in my suitcase by wearing the boots instead of packing them.  The second would be if right after traveling I’ll be jumping off a flight or out of the car into a meeting or gathering where athleisure wouldn’t be appropriate.

This “butter tee” is fuzzy and super comfy, which is great for traveling!  The jeans are one of my stretchy jeans alternatives to the black jeans above.  The blanket scarf keeps me warmer, and that combined with the butter tee being thicker than a normal t-shirt is enough to keep me warm.

For outfits like this I especially appreciate that the Lily Jade bag is a backpack, but a sleek one.  It totally works in a more casual outfit like Outfit #1, but as opposed to many other backpacks, a Lily Jade backpack is sophisticated enough for a outfit with suede boots!  😛

Let’s talk bag size and POCKETS!  This bag is the Shaylee which is larger than my regular Rosie bag.  In the main compartment I can easily fit my 15″ Macbook and charger, iPad, huge 32oz water bottle, small wallet, small pouch with medicine/chapstick/lotion/etc., pencil pouch, and huge blanket scarf or thick cardigan when I don’t need them, with room to spare.  In addition to its overall size, I also loooove the huge zippered pockets on the outside!  You can securely store little things that you want easy access to, like a phone, phone charger, headphones, snacks, and plane tickets!  Check out all of Lily Jade’s bags and catch their holiday sale HERE!

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact–wearing S)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–sized down to 4)
Scarf: Amazon (exact)
Boots: Lucky Brand (exact, exact–wearing size 9.5)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)
Bag: c/o Lily Jade (exact)

What do you usually wear while traveling?


Also, it’s your lucky day because Lily Jade is giving away store credit to buy your own bag!  Don’t know which to choose?  Head over to the blog post where I compare 3 Lily Jade bags side by side HERE.

Putting Me Together + Lily Jade Giveaway – Holiday 2017!

Huge thanks to Lily Jade for partnering on this post!

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  • Reply
    Becka King
    December 4, 2017 at 6:25 am

    From your most unstylish reader: Can you please do a post on how to wear socks? I think you must live in a warmer climate than I do. Bare ankles in the midwest winter is not reasonable. In fact, I tried it just to see what would happen and have never received so many comments. “Girl, cover those ankles.” “Aren’t you the crazy one?” “Did you forget your socks today dear?”
    I tried simply adding socks but am afraid it looks super stupid. Help.

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      December 4, 2017 at 7:12 am

      Haha! You can just wear the first outfit with tall, flat boots.

      But, FWIW, I was walking around in St. Louis in the winter with a friend from Chicago. She’s used to cold weather. It was snowing and had rained, so it was wet and cold and gross. She was in ballet flats with no socks, and she told me it was really normal and that she and her friends wear ballet flats if it’s above 25 degrees (it was 30 degrees and at night when we were walking!) I have other friends in Chicago who would have made comments to her about socks, but from what I gathered it was to each her own!

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    December 4, 2017 at 8:09 am

    I love these outfits! Esp the last one is really nice, I love cobalt. And yes now I have to get that orange scarf!

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    Fashiontip Tip
    December 4, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    It’s perfect! Love this look and your style so much always, so inspiring! I love this outfit because it’s so stylish and eye-catching. That striped tee cardigan is gorgeous and makes such a nice statement pieces. these are really helpful post for traveling times.
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    Betsy Glenn
    December 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Love that blue tunic top. It looks great with the scarf.

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    December 5, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I bought the Nike Tanjuns in black (exactly what you are wearing) on your recommendation and they are so soft and comfortable (and I have bony buniony awful feet). By the way, they are on sale right now for <$50! I know not everything works for everyone, but that experience made me really trust your recommendations 🙂 Plus my travel outfit is almost identical to yours, so of course I love it! I don't comment very often, but I appreciate your real-life (really real-life, not fake real-life) posts and outfits.

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      December 7, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Hi Clara, I’m so glad to hear that you like the Tanjuns!! Thanks for taking the time to let me know and for your encouragement!

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    December 6, 2017 at 3:57 am

    For some unknown reason, I’m not able to see the pictures in this post. I can see them in your other posts, so I don’t know if it’s a problem with my computer or with the post.

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      December 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Hi Gayle, I’m not sure what’s going on there, sorry! Seems like no one else has had that problem, so perhaps it has something to do with your computer?

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    December 16, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Awesome giveaway! I adore these bags and you are always so put together! 🙂

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