Holiday Packing & Travel Tips! - Opal & Jade

Holiday Packing & Travel Tips!

Posted on December 15, 2015 by Pamela Koo

With the holiday season coming up, we are all busy with packing and getting ready for our holiday travels! I'm constantly traveling for work and can pack in under 30 minutes! Here are my tips to share with you so you don't have to stress, traveling can be stressful enough as is. 

Happy Traveling!!

  1. When packing jewelry - make sure that you have a padded jewelry roll and always carry it in your carry on. You never want to risk losing your diamonds when checking your luggage! 
  2. I wear a mix of Opal & Jade, bespoke, and vintage jewelry. I always wear my wedding ring which I also designed with Françoise. I wear our Waterlily Diamond studs, they are a great every day earring ( My mother passed away 7.5 years ago and I always wear her wedding bands around my neck to remember her every day, I can still hear her voice talking about her rings and the smile on her face when she said that her diamonds were “flawless.” I wear our Jade Art Deco bracelet which feels very ladylike yet architectural, a great every day piece.
  3. Multi-use and reversible clothing is a major space saver!
  4. I try and pack light when I travel. I came across a brand called Jia Collection, all of her designs are comfortable, versatile, and stylish. I’ve gotten compliments on both of the dresses that I ordered. They’ve been a great addition to my wardrobe, especially since I’m traveling 2-3 weeks out of every month! I have both the Danielle & the Bela and have found packing super easy with these Jia Collection pieces! 
  5. I always try and pack my travel yoga mat from Manduka and workout clothes and sneakers. It’s really important to stay healthy even when you’re on the go.
  6. Try and keep shoes to a minimum - flats, ankle boots, and cool sneakers.
  7. I always pack my cashmere wrap from a local Munich designer It’s great on planes and doubles as a blanket when I’m flying. I also can wear the piece 3 ways as a short wrap, long wrap, or dress. 
  8. Black slacks and a mix of t-shirts work as a base and I always have layering pieces to dress up or down. 
  9. Go basic and light with your luggage. If you’re on the go, it’s great to have lightweight and sturdy luggage with you. I love North Face luggage! The nylon Longchamp bags literally fit everything in from my laptop, jewelry bag, passport, notebook, and makeup bag. I do wish that it had compartments in it though.
  10. MAC has these great see-through bags that I pack all of my toiletries and makeup in:

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