Travel Outfit of the Day (video)

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend! I just got back from a fantastically fun (but too short) trip and can't wait to tell you guys more about it later. Unfortunately, for now, I only have three blurry iPhone photos and this video taken right when I got home.


Dress: Ann Taylor (similar in long sleeve)  Jacket: Theory sz 00  Shoes: Target Teala Wedges
Bags: Longchamp Le Pliage (nylon, foldable) and Planetes Tonal (sturdier, non-foldable)
Refer to my old review on Longchamp totes.

As posted on my Twitter...do you recognize any of your fave bloggers/ YouTubers? : )
From small to "tall": Jen, Kelly, yours truly, and Wendy
 Left: Jen & Kelly grinding up sesame at Wako Donkasu after we were too late for Boiling Crab
Right: April (such a sweetheart!) and I

Readers - What do you like to wear when traveling by air? Please share any travel dressing or packing tips!

54 comments:

  1. It's Jen from headtotoe! :)

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  2. I love the video and the outfit. You are so cute!

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  3. I love your blog! There are some very useful information for Asian petite girls in professional clothing style. I like your T2i photos, too. Would you share which lens you used for all your pictures? I really like the presentation.:)

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  4. I like to wear dark jeans with a bit of stretch - no matter how long my flight is! I stay away from leggings or yoga pants.

    I roll up all my clothes because I am usually dealing with space constraints (currently in the process of moving back to my home country). And I also like to take a wrinkle-free spray so that I can spray that and hang my clothes in the bathroom upon arrival!

    A few suitcases, a nervous check-in due to baggage weight limits, and my trusty iPad and I'm off! :)

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  5. Lol! I love your height line up pic. I'd be right next to Jen to her right. ;) Love your outfits by the way. Great site for petite asians! My first time comment on your always fashionable blog. - KN

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  6. waa.. i love you all! both blog and YT ;)

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  7. hey jean, do you use any night cream? and what is your daily moisturizer?
    and how did the clinique eye cream work for you (in your previous post youve mentioned it)

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  8. Awww... I miss you already!!! I love your sandals introduction! Hilarious =D Come back and visit us soon!

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  9. What a great video! You are adorable and so well spoken! Thanks for the great tips!

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  10. great video! and great tips as well. i myself have been thinking of buying one of the large longchamp bags exactly for the purpose of flying and travel. :)

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  11. Great video! Looks like you ladies had fun! Have you all met before? I have the same leaf ring! (But I got if from Charlotte Russe!)

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  12. how lucky you were to be able to meet up with all the lovely ladies! i love your longchamp bag and definitely useful for packing everything when it comes to traveling!

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  13. Love the video!! You are so cute and funny! I love how you shuffled your shoes into shot! =) Love the outfit and all the pics also =)

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  14. You're adorable, Jean :) I usually travel in tee and jeans. Sounds like you had a blast meeting up with some of your favorite bloggers. I can't wait to hear more about your trip. Have a great week!

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  15. Haha, jet-lagged Jean is too funny! My legs and feet always get cold no matter what so I have to travel in pants and closed shoes, even though flats would be so much more convenient. I'm impressed that you're able to get away with only 2 Longchamp bags! You'll have to elaborate one of these days about what toiletries, jewelry, etc. you pack for short vacations.

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  16. You are too cute!! Cute outfit :) And I second the request for a packing video, I always love seeing how others pack!

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  17. Cute photos! My Amrita Singh bangles I ordered per your post came in and I love them! Got the smallest size! Thanks!!

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  18. jean -- you have to tell me all about your trip! looks like you guys had so much fun. can't watch your video, but will get to it when i get home. :)

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  19. It's really cute to see so many bloggers you know in one photo!

    Oh I don't think you're overdressed at all in the video. You look so poised and chic. I usually wear jeans and a loose fit blouse. I can't wear skirt on planes coz I'm those who love to remove my shoes and bring my knees to my chest at times and make myself feel all so comfy.

    You know when you talked about a foldable bag in your long champ and poppin the LV speedy out, I thought it's really funny coz I was looking out for a non-designer bag which is chic enough to match your outfit (hearing you say it's foldable).

    I'm beginning to unravel some of your past posts and clicking around coz your blog is so informative!

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  20. I just returned from a weekend trip. At the airport, I wore similar pieces you mentioned in your video! A go-to comfy dress, cardigan, scarf, and bc footwear strappy flats. I am so happy to see your video because it validates that I did it right! Thanks for sharing such practical tips! PF

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  21. Jen, Wendy, and April!! =D

    Usually, I dress down... into sweats and flip flops, if I can. Easy to go through security and comfy on the airplane.... fyi, I usually travel with the latest flight or the earliest flight they got. But if its during the day-time then usually a basic shirt (v-neck long sleeve, tank top, shirt), a cardigan or sweater, a pair of jeans (I try to wear a pair without the need of a belt), and either flip flops, sandals, shoes.

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  22. Great video! I am usually freezing on the plane and so I must wear jeans and sneakers. Definitely not styling @ all. How did you still look so good after red eye flight? :)

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  23. Hahaha I loved the footsies part... Fun video, Jean!! No matter how I dress, my hair and makeup always look a mess after a flight O.o ...but I tend to fall asleep on the person's shoulder to the left of me, leaving me with bedhead. (true story...when I woke up I couldn't believe he didn't wake me up himself - I mean, I was all on him like we were highschool sweethearts. hahahaha I was so embarrassed pulling away.)

    You look so fresh and awake! I will def start wearing dresses when I fly... you're right, much better than my typical yoga pants. XD

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  24. Aw love it! Petite bloggers unite! You are all gorgeous.

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  25. Aw how can you look so cute right after a red eye? You do travel light. :) I could never fit everything in these small bags. Cuties? Never was this lucky. Instead I was wedged between two stinky oversized men. lol.
    So fun to see all of your meet up pictures. Can't wait for more!

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  26. I'm going on vacation soon and this was helpful. Any tricks on how you pack so light? I'm sure you must plan ahead!

    Would love to see more posts on travelling~!

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  27. Ok, you've inspired me to dress up more on flights! You would be ashamed to see me on a plane Jean! I have NEVER been on a flight that has been hot and stuffy - always freezing cold and drafty! So I'm in jeans (of course), a tank top b/c usually my flight is somewhere HOT! A shirt layered over, a zip sweater over that (sometimes it's even hooded, gasp!) then I have a light jacket, then I carry another jacket to serve as a blanket. Sometimes I'll be in running shoes and if I'm in sandals or open toes I will ALWAYS carry socks in my carry one LOL!! How's that for glamorous :P And I never wear jewellery except for my wedding rings. Last time I decided to wear a necklace (I'm SURE there was no metal in the necklace) and I set the detector off! So I don't think I'll be doing that again ;)

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  28. Thanks for the tips! I'm flying to Hong Kong in December and will definitely pick up a Longchamp. Can't believe I don't have one yet!

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  29. Wow...I wish I looked as good as you after a red-eye flight! My hair goes limp and I rarely look that put together because I always FREEZE on planes so I try to wear warmer clothing. However, now I at least try to wear skinny jeans, a nice sweater and I always stuff a pashmina in my bag to use as a blanket.

    Funny story: when I was flying to Jamaica for this past Christmas, I ended up meeting a guy at the airport bar while I literally looked like a mess with my hair in a ponytail, my first-ever spray tan which gave me an orange hue for the first 24 hours, jeans, sneakers and an old hoodie. Luckily he seemed to overlook all that and we dated for my last three months in San Diego! I suppose in my case the total opposite of dressing up for a flight worked out?! ;)

    Btw...thank you for linking to your Longchamp review! Having just moved to NYC, they are EVERYWHERE and I finally decided I needed one... but at 4'10" I wasn't sure if it would overwhelm my frame. There's a store in SoHo that I plan on checking out soon and seeing what will work for me in addition to your suggestions/guidance. I definitely need a better bag than my heavy B. Makowsky ones because I always have a TON of stuff in my bag walking to/from work! :)

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  30. Aw some of my fave YTbers and Bloggers! Y'all look great! Power to the petite :)

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  31. My to-go outfit are a black blazer with a simple T-shirt, short shorts, and boots. It looks chic, yet easy to move around for me. Plus, I keep my feet warm from the freezing temperature of airplane.

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  32. Adorable, as usual, Jean!

    I travel in a wrap dress, a cardigan, and tights. Or in a black velvet Jcrew t-short dress I bought in 1997 with colored tights and flats. So comfy!

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  33. Jean,

    I love this post! It would be nice to see another post on how you pack!

    My typical travel outfit for summer is a casual skirt with a knit top and a cardigan to wear if I get chilly! And and of course comfy flip flops!

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  34. I love love love this post! Thanks for all the awesome tips! Your style never ceases to amaze me because they're so simple and easy to do yet looks so classy! =)

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  35. Love your blogs and videos! Love all the products you own. Not sure if I am the only one but I am not wealthy and cannot afford expensive designer products. Am I doomed in the fashion world for being poor? =(

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  36. @anonymous: same here, as i get older, i am more cautious on how i spend. i would rather invest on a longchamp bag (which is sturdy, i carried my laptop in it) rather than buying 3-4 purse/bag on forever21.
    i avoid shopping at forever/h&m just bcause their quality is really bad+it really shows! id rather get something that i really really like and has a good quality

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  37. I haven't flown since pre-'95, so it was the usual kid-wear of jeans, a tee, and tennies. Totally wouldn't be able to travel with the stuff my mother and I did back then, lol. My Caboodle case was my carry-on along with my purse.

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  38. I love your outfit. It's so chic and put together! Great tips too. I usually wear jeggings or leggings with a soft t-shirt and cardigan and ballet flats. I always wear a scarf as well (can double as a blanket). Has anyone ever flown on a really long flight before? I'm going to Australia next week and I'm at a loss for what to wear/bring since it's such a long flight.
    Thanks in advance,
    Liza

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  39. Definitely agree with the Longchamps! So perfect for traveling and school!

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  40. you are hilarious! i laughed out loud at "cuties on the plane" haha

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  41. Thank you everyone for your kind comments as well as packing suggestions!

    @Irena Thank you! In this post I'm using a 50mm 1.8 lens but I also use the kit lens in other posts.

    @SK Rolling up clothes is one of my favorite tips! Helps with wrinkles, plus also makes them handy for stuffing into things like shoes that need to keep shape : )

    @Anonymous Whoops, now that you mention it, I've stopped my regiment altogether. Something like night cream is hard to judge because there's no visible results. The Clinique made my eye area soft, but does it really prevent wrinkles? Who knows. Ping of all about fashion stuff is an eye cream junkie - maybe you can ask her for thoughts. She sent me a sample of Chanel cream to try and I honestly couldn't feel a difference! For everyday moisturizing I love Eucerin daily moisturizer because it's moisturizing w/o being oily, plus fragrance free.

    @cadrommy I've been Jen before in Boston and Kelly before in SD, but this was our first time meeting Wendy and April!

    @R.L. @Anonymous Girls clothing is so small, I honestly think the things that take up the most space are shoes and toiletries! Oh, and statement necklaces : ) Personally I pack a few outfits with interchangeable separates, a pair of heels, a pair of sandals, a pair of flats, and then toiletries/makeup.

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  42. @C'est La Viii Oh good!! I've personally never tried their bangles (just heard good things about the small size) so I'm very happy to hear that you like them.

    @Jo Lol knees to chest - I'm the same way! I just do it under a blanket so no one sees my crotch ; ) I find it hard to wear jeans but maybe it's just because all my jeans are skinny. After a few hours of sitting I feel part of my legs going numb - no good! And yes I looove that the speedy folds down. So convenient!

    @Anonymous Haha, YOU validate that I did it right ; ) I saw some really comfy looking tee shirt dresses at H&M today in all colors, for under $12. I was thinking how nice they'd be for casual travel with a sweater and scarf!

    @xoladiihoneyxo I also like traveling the earliest or latest flight...because it's the cheapest! Usually by far, too. Your comfy ensembles sound great too. I actually don't think I own a pair of sweats...would probably love them too much.

    @Wendy Lol, lots of plane-sleep! Why is it that the planes are so darn cold? I'm guessing to prevent everyone from feeling the body heat of neighbors and getting claustrophobic.

    @Aubrey LOL he probably quite enjoyed it!

    @Vicky You're too funny, Vicky. I was the same on my flight back...wedged is an understatement.

    @ki fun I substitute leggings (they ball up super small) for heavy jeans, bring dresses (two pieces in one), and often recycle outfits while traveling. It's probably gross, but saves space!

    @Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) LOL, oh Elaine. You and your carry on socks : ) I did have to get a pat down at the chest b/c of a metal necklace, so it's probably not recommended to layer on the jewelry.

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  43. @CynthiaC Oh is there no Longchamp in Cananda? I didn't realize! By the way, beware of all the counterfeit Longchamps in HK/China. I had no idea those things were even cool enough to be knocked off.

    @MoneyMaus Yes! Airport Boy! You and your Twitter stories probably got the fallacy in my head that there are actually cute boys to run into at the airport. The closest I've ever personally gotten to cuties on the airplane is when I'm seated next to good ole Nick ; )

    @Anonymous Absolutely not! Fashion is about putting together pairings that look chic, flatter your figure, and show off your personal style. Some of my favorite places to shop are the thrift store, Target, as well as the occasional quality find at H&M. I love certain designer goods, but I think they can be a "cop out" for some women who don't have style and just let the designer item "make" their outfit. I agree with the second anonymous, you can also choose to focus on quality over quantity. Make a list of specific garments that suit your lifestyle that you can wear for a long time (ie. a black dress, blazer, coat), and work on acquiring well-made, quality pieces one by one. For accessories, F21 is a great place to get scarves and jewelry and layering pieces (love their $2.50 tanks and $3 tees) to help finish off your outfit.

    @Carla Krae Caboodle case! I still have one : )

    @fashionforteens Oh, is it winter there? If you follow any of the bloggers doing Kendi Everyday's 30x30 challenge, they provide some great ideas on pieces you can bring that serve as great coordinates for many outfits. For wearing, definitely comfort and layers! Jeans personally get restricting on me for long periods of sitting, so I like legging pants that aren't too tight, or dresses with a big scarf like you said that doubles as a blanket.

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  44. Thank you for sharing, Jean!!:) I am amazed that all the photos were taken by kit lens & 50mm 1.8 lens. Amazing presentation and color! Do you do any retouching afterwards? I have both lenses and still trying to figure out how to work them...

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  45. I love your videos. :) I also try to squeeze all my stuff in a Longchamp bag when traveling by myself to avoid the dreaded experience of trying to lift a roller suitcase into the overhead bin! Hate that! One nice thing about being small, is that all our clothes is smaller too, so it is easier to fit in small bags. :)

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  46. A comment from a flight stewardess to my mother and I totally changed the way I dress when I travel. She remarked that she it's rare to see people dress up to the airport/travel like they used to (my mom is always done up but I happen to follow suit that day :P) -- which leads me to believe that we're probably getting judged by the flight staff and other airport personnel. And that, I think, affects the kind of service we get. Since then, I try to wear a light dress with a low heel or nice sandals/flats and pack a scarf in my carry-on for when it gets cool. I think I look pretty casual but I've had other passengers comment and ask why I'm so dressed up! Weird.

    Lovely video :)

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  47. Hi!

    What size do you wear for Ann Taylor's dress? Is it a 00? I'm planning to order online and I'm around your size and height :)

    Melodie

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  48. Hi Melodie - if you're around my size, then try their 00Petite or XXSPetite. 00 regular will run bigger and longer.

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  49. hahaha i just watched this video now. I fly southwest and always wish a cutie would sit down next to me.

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  50. WENDY!! i think you two look alike and have very similar style haha

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  51. Here's a travel tip for you, hope it's useful:
    When you buy shams or any other small bedding items, keep the bags they come in. The ones with zippers, you can use to store lingerie, scarves, and other accessories. The ones that don't have zippers are usually larger and they have a flap (if you're lucky there's still a button for closure). In these, you can put your blouses so they stay nice and neat and don't crumple during the trip.
    Happy (and safe!) travels!

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