Packing Light: My Travel Staples

Being on the road as a nomad means much of my life is lived out of suitcases. But that doesn’t mean that my outfits have to be boring! Here are my insider secrets to a perfectly managed suitcase.


When packing my suitcase, I always follow the same color scheme – black, grey, nude, white, olive green. If you’ve seen me out and about this year, these are pretty much the only colors I wear. My essentials include casual dress pants, leggings, and an assortment of tank tops and shell tops. I’m consistently warm, so I pack primarily sleeveless tops and then a sweater or jacket that will go with everything. When I find a pair of pants I love (like these Lila Rose slacks), I buy 3 or 4 pairs and just pack all of them! Here a sampling of what’s in my suitcase for the month of June:




The only shoes I take on the road with me are Tieks. In fact, I wrote a love letter to Tieks on my blog a few weeks back, you can read it here.

Being on the road 24/7 can make life a little hectic, but one thing that doesn’t have to be hectic is packing. Let me know in the comments below what your go-to travel essentials are – maybe there’s something I need to add to my list.

More about Honey Shea

“Is your name really Honey?” I get this question all the time. Yes it is! My first name is Honey and my middle name is Shea. I am a self-taught solopreneur and jewelry maker. I live in Northern Indiana with my husband, daughter and my cat, Smallville, where I enjoy glamping (when the weather’s good) and the occasional donut. I’ve been a creative since I was a little. Before I started this business, I was an Orthodontic Assistant for 12 years – I still take great pride in my wire bending skills. My husband came up with the name Honey Shea Studios while he was deployed to Kuwait. We both liked the Bible reference and that it’s easy to remember. In life and business, I like to keep things simple and sweet. I’m drawn to minimalist design and understated symbolism. I love making elegant, thoughtful jewelry that will have meaning for the wearer. I’d love to get to know you! Feel free to leave comments.

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