Travelin’ Kind

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Rolling Carry-On Bag: Jon Hart Design c/o | Weekender Bag: Jon Hart Design c/o| Romper: Love Squared | Sunnies: Nordstrom BP | Sneakers: Converse | Watch: Daniel Wellington c/o | Rings: BaubleBar  | Necklace: Etsy

Let’s talk practical investment pieces for the travelin’ kind (and Stoney LaRue lovers?). I know I bring it up a lot, and it sometimes seems like an excuse to buy nice stuff, but my mamma raised me not to buy crap. If you’re buying an outfit for, let’s say, a musical festival where you know you’re only going to wear it once because it’s probably going to get ruined, then yeah, go ahead and buy that $5 crop top. When it comes to things you’re going to use a lot, though, it’s good to shell out a little extra moolah. I’ve talked about how I think purses are a good investment, so obviously I think luggage is as well. Your suitcase is like a giant purse!

I’m obsessed with Jon Hart luggage for 2 reasons.

First, their bags come in my favorite color. We all have been standing there at the luggage carousel waiting for our bags after a long flight, and nothing is worse than elbowing 5 people out of your way to make it to front only to find that it wasn’t even your suitcase that you saw. To avoid that whole mess, Jon Hart pieces come in like 17 colors! These ocean blue bags are going to stick out like a sore thumb in a sea of black. I allllmost picked the pink because it was so cute, but I just couldn’t resist this blue. Plus, if the color wasn’t enough to distinguish your bag, they are also customizable. I decided to put my monogram because I’m all Southern like that, but you can also get little images like an anchor (or a deer head or Texas if you’re looking for a gift for a guy).

The second reason I’m obsessed with Jon Hart luggage? Like I said, they’re investment pieces, so you know you can depend on their quality. They’re USA made (which I LOVE) and are made of sturdy materials that will last much longer than that $50 rolling bag that you bought on a whim right before your vacation. You don’t buy new luggage before every trip like you buy a new pair of shoes, so quality pieces are an important investment. And, since they’re made in the US by a trustworthy company, you know that one of the reasons why it’s more on the expensive side is because everything in the factory was done right. I say when prices are too good to be true, they probably are, and that money you’re saving might be at the expense of someone else. (Sorry, I’m stepping off my soapbox).

These blue beauties will be traveling with me to Cancun in less than 2 months, EEK! I’m so pumped! You’ll have to make sure and follow me on Snapchat (username: hrelrod) because I will be snapping away!

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Photos by: Effjay Photography

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