In addition to live music, 100 light pink ranunculus flowers, the scent of lavender, luxe goody bags, a daylong tranquility masterclass, vegan fine dining, organic wine happy hour, and a like-hearted community, we’ll also be celebrating the release of the latest Tranquility du Jour Daybook AND debuting this not-available-online-yet NEW TranquiliT wide leg crop pant.
A few years ago, I slowly started adopting a capsule wardrobe thanks to the fabulous TranquiliT line. My husband and I travel a lot and, truth be told, I craved a simpler way to pack for travel more so than simplicity in my everyday life. Fast forward to the present day and I have simplicity in the every day as well as when I travel.
My items from TranquiliT really set me up to travel carry on only for all of our trips – from long weekend jaunts in the United States to nearly three weeks abroad! My uniform of capri leggings, a boyfriend tank or two-in-one and long sleeve wrap tunic really serve as a base for my capsule wardrobe. I’m really loving the new, versatile vest for cooler months. So, I suppose, I have two uniforms – one for cooler temperatures and one for warmer temperatures.
This summer my husband and I are going to Rome and South Africa for a 17 day vacation. It will be summer in Rome and winter in South Africa. Our time in South Africa will consist of a safari and time in the city of Cape Town. So layers and versatility will be key. My friends have often joked that I’m Mary Poppins but I assure you there is no magic – just TranquiliT. I share my packing list below and here’s a video, too!
Packed Clothing (tightly rolling your clothing items will allow you to fit more in your suitcase):
Nightgown (I will wash this in our hotel sink so I only have to pack one)
Bras, socks, undies (I will wash these in our hotel sink so I can pack less of them)
One pair of flat, black shoes
One pair of sandals
Kimberly has put together this great guide on how to pair the capri leggings and 2-in-1 fitted top. Since the versatile vest came out, I’ve been wearing it in place of my long sleeve wrap tunic as we enter the warmer months in North America.
Toiletries/Other Necessities (These will go in the front pouch of my carry-on backpack):
Makeup (keep it simple: foundation, powder, bronzer, one eye liner, one eye shadow, mascara, two lipsticks)
Coconut oil for removing makeup/washing face
Travel size hair gel
Travel size shampoo and conditioner
What I will wear on the plane (I always wear my bulkiest layers on the plane. They can easily be shed once you are seated and help with temperature control as you travel to different areas of the world):
Of course, you know EVERY day is Earth Day and that it’s those little things that make a difference. In honor of Earth Day, I’ve outlined a few of my favorites below:
Say “food only” when ordering takeout to avoid those soy sauce packages and plastic utensils.
Compost. We keep our scraps in a coffee tin and when it fills, we add them to our larger compost bin outside. Don’t have an outside? Many cities have compost drop-off spots. We only throw out trash once a week since so much ends up in the compost.
Tote a metal fork, metal straw, and reusable water bottle everywhere. This lets you sip your latte or nosh on your takeout without adding more plastic to the landfill.
Love Starbucks? Grab their reusable hot and cold cups to refill.
Shop sustainable fashion. See our coupon below.
Plant trees and a garden. Yes, windowsills count!
Hit the farmers’ markets with your reusable bag.
Eat less meat. Consider taking this week’s 7-day VegPledge.