GIFTBAR HOW-TO: PACKING FOR A EUROPEAN VACATION

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BEACH

Passport? Check.

Flight snacks and entertainment? Check.

European attitude? Oui.

Packed Bags? Oh sh*t…

No worrying, s’il vous plaît. Here’s how to pack for a European adventure using gift cards from L.A.-based local boutique (and Giftbar favorite), Madison.

1. Sightseeing

All-white is so on-trend right now, and so European. (Nothing says laid-back like “who cares if I spill  my cappuccino all down the front of my pristine ensemble!) The white-on-white-on-white will keep you cool under the French/Italian/Spanish sun, while the Robert Clergerie sneakers will ensure a comfortable day of walking—a necessity.

<p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://instagram.com/p/5QiatQIMtG/&quot; style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_top">What are you wearing this weekend? Loving this all white outfit / #RagandBone top, #Iro jeans, #RobertClergerie shoes &amp; #GarrettLeight sunnies 🌴</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A photo posted by Madison Los Angeles (@madisonla) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2015-07-18T01:05:05+00:00">Jul 17, 2015 at 6:05pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js” target=”_blank” rel=””>http://

 

 

2. Day at Sea

Vacationing on the coast? How very chic of you. Whether you’ll be relaxing on a yacht or setting up camp for the week right by the sea, you’ll most likely be spending most of your time in a bathing suit (…or your birthday suit if you’re really assimilated), so packing with your gift cards should be a breeze. A breezy tank, short shorts, and a pair of chic sandals is all you’ll need.

<p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://instagram.com/p/5GUK5YIMss/&quot; style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_top">@damselindior walking around NYC wearing our #VeronicaBeard clover tee 🗽 shop the look by clicking the link in our bio! #ootd #mymadisonla</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A photo posted by Madison Los Angeles (@madisonla) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2015-07-14T01:48:11+00:00">Jul 13, 2015 at 6:48pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js” target=”_blank” rel=””>http://

 

 

3. Night Out

No fashionable lady can resist packing her favorite pair (or five pairs) of heels for a super chic European holiday. But as every fashionable lady also comes to realize, walking the cobblestone streets in stilettos is seriously ankle-threatening. Use one of your fashion gift cards to purchase a new pair to pack, and pull them out only for a romantic date night out on the town. Bring just one neutral, yet statement-making, pair to dress up even the easiest of skirt-top combos. Bonus: It means you’ll have room in your luggage for more purchases 😉

<p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://instagram.com/p/5feiBCIMgI/&quot; style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_top">Just in – this summery set by Sam &amp; Lavi ☀️ styled with an #Alexanderwang #bucketbag &amp; #Schutz lace up sandals – call 310-273-9900 ext 307 to purchase! #ootd #mymadisonla</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A photo posted by Madison Los Angeles (@madisonla) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2015-07-23T20:19:44+00:00">Jul 23, 2015 at 1:19pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js” target=”_blank” rel=””>http://

 

 

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