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As the last hoorah of my summer travels around the world I jetted off to Paris to shoot a project with Michael Kors. When I think of a jet-set life, I automatically think of Michael Kors. The way their campaigns make you feel like you’re in the heart of the action- in some desirable destination around the world. Beautifully choreographed shots capturing that perfect moment in motion; where beauty, fashion and lifestyle become a seamless transition.


Unfortunately it’s not usually this way in real life. Traveling isn’t easy, it isn’t always fun and for the most part (unless you are a prince with a private jet) it sure isn’t glamorous. There’s packing- which can be treacherous, hours and hours in airports, missed flights, lost bags, and upset stomachs- just to name a few of the things that I’ve experienced in the past month. For me every trip becomes a learning experience, and after a month around the world I’ve teamed up with MK to talk about some summer beauty and fashion travel essentials.


1) Beauty – packing beauty products is half the battle. If I were to take with me all the products I use on a daily basis I’d need 10 bags. So when you’re going on a trip you really need to narrow it down to the essentials. Obviously there’s the basics – shampoo, toothpaste, etc. But as a woman what are some of the other things that you end up needing that maybe you don’t think of right away?


1. Nail Polish – if you go on a long trip, especially when water is involved your nails are going to chip. It’s inevitable. Finding a nail salon in other countries isn’t as easy as it seems. In some places it’s actually impossible. So to assure you aren’t left with a chipped hot-mess bring your favorite nail color of the moment. Mine this trip, is this deep shimmering blue. (I used Michael Kors Femme Fatale from the new Glam collection.)


2. Self tanner – this one is actually SO important to me. I don’t tan that well to begin with, plus in hopes to preserve my skin I slather on so much sunscreen it’d be near impossible to get a good tan anyway! I put a little self tanner on every night and mix it with my lotion to keep my body (especially my legs) bronzed while I’m traveling. (Used above: MK Liquitan Self Tanner)


2) Style- Packing for travel is all about packing pieces that are re-wearable and easily mixable with other pieces. Long maxi dresses are a favorite of mine. Always easy to wear and throw on anywhere. Neutral colors- whites, blacks, tans, greys are always easy to mix and match. Where as if you back a bag full of bright colors your options might be more limited. One jacket- for the most part depending on where you are going you might not have to wear one at all but it’s always best to be safe. I brought this denim one I loved that has a detachable collar so it makes it easy to switch up a look with the same jacket.


Michael Kors After Sun Lip Balm



Total look: Michael Kors Shop the Dress HERE and the Clutch HERE

Photography: Jones Crow


  1. Eye Like Fashion says:

    LOVE these photos. Looking so gorgeous and making me want to get to Paris.

  2. Liz says:

    These photos are so pretty! Paris is so beautiful!

  3. Luciana says:

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  4. Fashion Snag says:

    I love that jacket and totally agree about always bringing one even if you don’t think you will use it.

  5. Liz says:

    really great paris shoot!

  6. Daniella says:


  7. An American in Paris! Such lovely photos and I am so jealous of your collaboration. Can’t wait to see it!


  8. Natali says:

    Superb photos! You look breathtaking, so feminine! Location couldn’t be more perfect too :)

  9. Diane says:

    I love that denim jacket! The fur is gorgeous!

    Diane ||

  10. ChamaFashion says:

    I love these photos!

  11. Valentina says:

    beautiful pictures. great tips..

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  12. Neeltje says:

    Such pretty photos! I want to visit Paris again so bad :) x

  13. Laura says:

    Paris is the best place on earth!


  14. Whitney says:

    Beautiful pics and such useful tips! I’m sold on the tanner, must get one as the one I have from Garnier smells funny, and taking care of your skin is a must!


  15. Leesa says:

    really amazingly beautiful pics!

  16. Olga says:

    Amazing photos and great advice for a travel life!!

  17. Bee Nguyen says:

    Um so yeah, basically now I need a faux fur trim on my jean jacket!!! Haha, so in love!

    xx Bee

  18. Jint says:

    Very cool pics, love the black booties!
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  19. Cherish says:

    You look so gorgeous and I love Paris.


  20. Laura Rose says:

    Gorgeous photos! Looks like you had a blast in beautiful Paris!

    Laura Rose

  21. Lucy says:

    Oh wow these photos are amazing!! lovely look xx

  22. Julieta says:

    Hi! I’ve been in Paris all the summer and well, the travel wasn’t really glamourous… But well, I like the photos! And how did you do to survive with that hot scarf here?? Kisses, Juli.

  23. Julieta says:

    Hi! I’ve been in Paris all the summer and well, the travel wasn’t really glamorous… But well, I like the photos! And how did you do to survive with that hot scarf here?? Kisses, Juli.

  24. claudia says:

    Love the maxi dress and denim jacket combo! Shoes are to die for!

  25. Darcy Jones says:

    That deep blue nail is indeed fantastic- I have recently been experimenting with shimmer in my polishes so l love this MK one! Great packing tips too- FAB shots from PARIS!!!
    xoxo Darcy | The Supper Model

  26. This summer seems cold!! Love the Kors bag!!
    XOX, Gap.

  27. Catalina says:

    This dress looks so good with the denim jacket!

  28. Anastasia says:

    Nice post, love the whole approach;)

  29. This shoot is so cool! I especially love the denim jacket with the fur collar and the camo purse!

  30. nat says:

    i can’t wait to go there

  31. Deborah says:

    You’re always amazing Shea…great tips!

  32. Rosa says:

    amazing pictures !

  33. Lizzy says:

    I love your outfit! You look amaazzzing!

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  34. Alena says:

    Oh wow, these pics are stunning! You look like you had a blast in Paris!
    Kiss, Alena | meet me stylish

  35. Kacie says:

    Oh my gosh wow all of these photos are so dreamy! I’ve never been to Paris but it looks so dreamy!

  36. Sasha says:

    You look amazing!

  37. These pics are absolutely perfect *_*


  38. Beautiful photos! A little jealous that you were in Paris:), but in all honesty, I love following along!


  39. Lindsay says:

    I love a maxi dress for traveling abroad. Cute shoes.

  40. Daisy says:

    these photos are gorgeous!

    Daisy x

  41. Lindsey says:

    Great photos! Love the denim jacket!

  42. Stephanie says:

    THAT jacket… It’s killer. A flawless way to do denim in Paris. Always love your photography.

  43. Bienvenue a Paris! Great pics!
    Have a nice day!
    Angela Donava

  44. Alex says:

    Thanks for the tips, Shea! By the way, you look absolutely amazing. I love that skirt. Paris really fits you great.

  45. Calleigh says:

    I love your pictures :)

    Cute accessories too!

  46. Terrence says:

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    You have touched some nice factors here. Any way keep uup wrinting.

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