Effortlessly Chic Work Travel

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Since last week Wednesday, I have been traveling for work. Thursday – Saturday was the Blogalicious Conference in Atlanta and now I’m offering on-location, career advising and an event for the university I work for.

I. Am. Beat.

When I was younger, I dreamed of a job that would allow me to travel on a regular basis. In my head, it went something like this:

  • have a perfectly packed carry-on and chic traveling outfit
  • black car service to take me to the airport
  • fly first class and enjoy a wonderful glass of wine >> needless to say the flight is on time, and no drama or crying babies
  • touch down and there’s car service waiting for me >> holding a sign in the airport when I get to the baggage claim area
  • get whisked away to a luxury hotel, and potentially get upgraded to a suite
  • the actual trip is sprinkled with business meetings, luncheons, and dinners >> but I always have time to unwind and maybe get a facial

You get the gist. 

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Work travel isn’t actually so glamorous though. I’m exhausted and my eyes have been red since Saturday. As I’m writing this post, I’m trying not to look at the polls because… well, we all know why.

To combat the exhaustion and need to feel glamorous on this trip – I’ve relied on sunglasses. Especially in the morning when I need to run downstairs to grab the free hotel breakfast and I barely have makeup on. I pop in my contacts, and put on my sunnies to instantly feel a bit more pulled together. I’ve got a few go-to pairs of sunglasses since they can be pricey, but I recently learned about FlashFrames – so my sunglass collection is about to explode.


FlashFrames allows you to take a picture of your favorite sunglasses, upload it to the platform, and then they provide you with options in various price ranges. You can grab inspiration from magazines, Pinterest, your friends, or even your favorite store brands — but head over to the site to find a wide selection of similar styles. 

You can cover your tired, red eyes in style and in a price range that you’re comfortable with. Excuse me while I head back over FlashFrames and search for the sunglasses with the biggest frames.

To learn more about FlashFrames, you can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram + SnapChat (@GetFlashFrames).

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.