Airport Style is Officially a Thing: Thanks Lipault Paris.

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I initially became aware of the fact that the airport experience, as it relates to fashion, is relatively indistinguishable from the one in which street style gurus clamor for sidewalk space outside of the most coveted (and photographed!) runway shows when I spotted a picture of Victoria Beckham waltzing through Heathrow in a pair of sky-high Louboutins and reflective glass aviators. Immediately at her side, like a small, chic football team (pun intended!!), were her equally posh (pun intended!!) looking children — Harper stealing the show in a Burberry dress and a matching pink hair bow.

When Chiara, Negin, and Olivia post photos of themselves perched atop roll-along Louis Vuitton suitcases, looking fresh faced and beautiful, one might reasonably assume that each girl is headed straight down to the beach rather than directly into what promises to be a germ infested, claustrophobic, twenty-one hour nightmare.

But here’s the thing: I, too, spend a fairly exorbitant amount of time boarding flights for a living. Since there are a whole host of pre-existing horrors dedicated solely to the experience of simply being in an airport, it’s especially important to ensure that I’m travelling in an efficient, stylish and streamlined way; that’s the one aspect of the situation that I actually can control.

And so, when I discovered Lipault Paris, I made a direct beeline towards their products. Since commencing my gypsy based life smack-dab in the center of LaGuardia, I’ve become cognizant of the fact that a substantial deficit exists in the way of finding chic and affordable travel pieces. More often than not, I watch the same mid-size, black canvas bags work their way around the conveyor belt, shouting things like “Each of use are just as drab and depressing as the next – instant outfit ruiners, for sure!” and “We’re all the same color, shape and size; just put us out of our misery already!”

Listen — it suffices to say that the majority of modern day fashionistas don’t have a particularly compelling interest in pulling out all of the stops to dedicate five hours of hair and makeup — and the potential threat of a broken ankle — to becoming Victoria Beckham prior to boarding transatlantic flights. But who doesn’t want to feel put together and organized when commencing a trip, knowing that their cute outfits and must-have products are neatly stowed away in style?

Lipault Paris is all about rich colors, textures, and — WAIT FOR IT — affordability. Created in Paris about a decade ago (Anything French – #obviously, #getonit, #nobraineranyway), the bags are basically the inedible equivalent of those delish macaroons that we like to photograph (and consume) all day long. In slowly commencing the process of planning for my honeymoon, I’ve already decided that I want one of the bags in every color — I won’t pack in anything else nowadays.

To see what it is that I’m so fervently raving about, visit http://www.lipault-usa.com.

Let the obsession commence.

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  • Love your outfit. Distressed jeans are my favorite. I also checked out Lipault and their stuff is amazing and affordable! Thanks for sharing!

    – Jasmine K
    http://www.myeunoia.com

    • Thanks for your comment, beauty!! I’m obsessed with their stuff, and I love the idea of traveling in color. 😉 Those jeans are from Zara — I wear them all the time!! Thanks for stopping by — lots of love!! xx

  • Julie

    Brooke, having recently stumbled across your blog and Instagram I am in awe over you! By no means am I slamming other bloggers but it is so refreshing to read actual substance from a brilliant person like yourself. Your posts are so raw and relatable. Thank you for putting yourself out there, you are amazing!

    • Hi Julie!! You don’t even know how much your comment means to me!! What a special compliment — thank you! Sometimes (and especially recently), I’ve felt a little bit self conscious about posting such lengthy and personal articles — and I wondered if I should just make an effort to jot down shorter notes about lighter topics. But truthfully, writing is one of my greatest passions, and its the underlying reason why I started my blog, so you can imagine how much it means to know that you’re actually getting something from what I’m doing. I had a down day yesterday, and you totally helped me to recalibrate and to get excited about my writing again. Thank you so much — I’m so appreciative of your thoughtfulness. Sending you lots of love, B

  • Kathy

    Brooke,

    Great blog, i enjoy reading your content so much! So well written. Keep it coming girl! Where are your jeans from? Would you be able to link outfit details along at the bottom of the post? Love, love your style!

  • Maria

    Brooke, I find your personal style stunning and some of your insights on makeup and lifestyle have been really useful.
    I just want to say that very underwhelmed at how rarely you update the content of your blog (I for instance visit it more often). It would be great if you could perhaps state somewhere more openly the interval that you are doing it.

    Best,
    Maria

  • I would feel like a movie start walking into the airport like this . . . MUST TRY next time

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  • Aisha Jabrane

    hi just came across your blog love this outfit! where can I purchase the shirt?