Inside Her Travel Bag with Talisa Sutton

By Carmel Dunne

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@Talisa_sutton | Badlands.blog


You don’t have to scroll far through Instagram to get some serious #FOMO. With every second person trading up our winter for the picture perfect shores of Positano, it’s hard not to feel left behind! As winter is still in full swing for another month, there’s plenty of time to pack your bags, jetset to the nearest tropical destination and get to work on that spring tan early.

To learn her well-travelled advice, we spoke to Talisa Sutton of Badlands Blog on what she’s packing in her own travel bag these days and got some bonus advice along the way:

“It's always a good idea to try and plan ahead! Check the forecast in the days leading up to your departure to ensure you have everything you may need packed and ready to go. I also love keeping a spreadsheet on my phone that has a list of any attractions or restaurants that I want to visit, along with their addresses and opening hours in case I get stuck without Wi-Fi, and to help plan out the day.”

Scroll on to discover the must-have travel pieces handpicked by Talisa:

Ganni Charron seersucker crop top
Ganni Charron seersucker crop top

Charron black, white and beige seersucker crop top by Ganni

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Hunza g **bow swimsuit
Hunza g **bow swimsuit

Giving the plain swimsuit a pretty and elegant twist, this Hunza G black style has cute bows adorning the back. 88% Nylon, 12% Elastane. Machine wash Color: BLACK Code: 03D31LBLK

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Monica Vinader Rolo 17'' Gold Vermeil Chain
Monica Vinader Rolo 17'' Gold Vermeil Chain

Monica Vinader's elegant and lightweight gold vermeil chain is perfect for styling with the label's alphabet letter pendants. It's finished with a round slider, so you can adjust the 17 length to suit any neckline.

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Three Graces Cotton Dress
Three Graces Cotton Dress

In pure white cotton with wisp-thin straps, this lightweight "Tybalt" dress from Three Graces is a chic and feminine way to elevate your white frock edit. Buy it now and use it from one warm season to the next. 100% Cotton

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Day Approach Sandal
Day Approach Sandal

by far day approach sandal in brown. square toe mule high sandals in soft, smooth brown italian leather with wide padded straps. block heel shoes. leather insole. hand-crafted and hand-painted leather sole. slip on. professional clean. also available in cream

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Marysia Swim Mott Maillot
Marysia Swim Mott Maillot

Lightly textured matte jersey one-piece swimsuit. Raw, scalloped edges. Tie halter neckline. Double-layered. Made with 88% Polyamide, 12% Elastane. Made with 88% Polyamide, 12% Elastane. Hand wash cold.

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Isa Arfen 'Domino Stripe' blouse
Isa Arfen 'Domino Stripe' blouse

Black and white cotton and silk blend 'Domino Stripe' blouse from Isa Arfen.

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RE/DONE Two-Tone Shorts
RE/DONE Two-Tone Shorts

These cut off denim shorts combine two vintage Levi's for a two-tone effect that creates a slimming effect thanks to it’s the contrast shown at its side seams. Sits low at waist. Belt loops. Concealed button fly closure with top button shown. Five-pockets. Pockets peeking through cut off and frayed hem. In two-tone denim. Fabric: 100% cotton Made in USA.

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Madewell Indigo&LavenderTM Large Lucena Shopper Basket
Madewell Indigo&LavenderTM Large Lucena Shopper Basket

Based in Montreal, Indigo&Lavender works with artisans from all over the Mediterranean. This round shoulder bag is handwoven in Marrakech of sustainable palm leaves. The vibe? Very Paris in the '70s. Palm leaves, leather. 31" shoulder strap. 19" opening. Import.

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Zimmermann Ryker embroidered-cotton and silk-blend dress
Zimmermann Ryker embroidered-cotton and silk-blend dress

Zimmermann's ivory cotton and silk-blend Ryker dress is ideal for balmy lunch dates on vacation. It's delicately adorned with floral embroidery and has a fit-and-flare shape that's enhanced with a low V-neck and contouring laddered trims. Finish with a cross-body bag and simple leather sandals.

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Missoma Women's Gold Nugget Hoops Gold
Missoma Women's Gold Nugget Hoops Gold

‘Nugget’ gold hoops from Missoma’s ‘Molten’ range, inspired by a fluid, liquid-gold aesthetic. Adorned with a solid nugget detail, the front-facing hooped earrings are made from 18ct gold vermeil and are secured with a traditional butterfly back fastening. Presented in branded gift box. 18ct Gold Vermeil Dimensions: Hoops: H: 1.2cm x D: 0.1cm. Nugget: H: 0.5cm x D: 0.5cm.

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Ancient Greek Sandals Women's Clio Double Strap Vachetta Leather Sandals Marine
Ancient Greek Sandals Women's Clio Double Strap Vachetta Leather Sandals Marine

Women's strappy leather sandals from Ancient Greek Sandals. Handmade locally by skilled artisans who utilise traditional, century-tested techniques, the 'Clio' sandals have been cut from chemical free leather that will develop a unique patina over time, and are heavily inspired by Ancient Greek myths and architecture. Showcasing a two strap construction, open toe and contrast sling back fastening with signature golden wing buckle. Set upon a flat rubber sole for comfort. Leather lining. Gold tone hardware. Upper/Lining: Leather. Sole: Rubber. Handmade in Greece.

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Reformation Kauai Dress
Reformation Kauai Dress

PTO-friendly. This is a straight fitting, mini length dress with center front buttons and a tie at the back waist.

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Solid & Striped X STAUD Sophia Lace-Up One Piece Swimsuit
Solid & Striped X STAUD Sophia Lace-Up One Piece Swimsuit

Ribbed one piece swimsuit features a chic lace-up at its front with tonal grommets. Scoop neck. Tank straps. Raised seams. In white. Fabric: 80% polyamide/20% elastane Imported.

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Ellery Tony ruched-side silk-satin slip dress
Ellery Tony ruched-side silk-satin slip dress

1990s minimalism is an of-the-moment trend and Ellery's take on the theme is typically impactful. This dark-navy Tony slip dress has a draped square-neck silhouette with skinny shoulder straps and is accentuated with a ruched side that can be heightened with a black grosgrain ribbon. Enrich the look for the evening with opulent velvet platform sandals.

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Romy Pump
Romy Pump

by far romy pump in blush suede. classic square toe pumps in blush pink italian suede, these shoes have a block heel, leather insoles and hand-crafted and hand-painted leather soles. professional clean. also available in nude suede, cream leather and black suede

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Missoma Women's Molten Necklace On Bobble Chain Gold
Missoma Women's Molten Necklace On Bobble Chain Gold

Gold necklace from Missoma’s ‘Molten’ range, inspired by a fluid, liquid-gold aesthetic. Forming an organic, slightly uneven form, the pendant is made from 18ct gold vermeil with fine bobble detailing to the chain. Secured with a lobster claw clasp fastening with extendable length and presented in a branded gift box. 18ct Gold Vermeil Chain Length: 54cm (extendable to 50/52/54cm). Pendant: 2.2cm x 0.3cm.

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Asos Mixed Print Sundress
Asos Mixed Print Sundress

Dress by ASOS Collection, Lightweight woven fabric, V-neck through to back, Floral print, Relaxed fit, Machine wash, 100% Viscose, Our model wears a UK 8/EU 36/US 4 and is 174cm/5'8.5 tall. Score a wardrobe win no matter the dress code with our ASOS Collection own-label collection. From polished prom to the after party, our London-based design team scour the globe to nail your new-season fashion goals with need-right-now dresses, outerwear, shoes and denim in the coolest shapes and fits.

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Solid and Striped - Staud Isabella Lace-up Ribbed Bikini - Black
Solid and Striped - Staud Isabella Lace-up Ribbed Bikini - Black

All the pieces in the collection are designed to be paired together to create an instant outfit - perfect for hopping out of the water and heading to lunch, Solid & Striped's Michelle Copelman explained to us of the capsule with LA-brand STAUD. Inspired by '60s styles, this 'Isabella' bikini is cut from Italian-sourced fabric that is tightly ribbed. It has a square lace-up top - a key detail in the line-up - and low-cut briefs that flatter and elongate the torso. Wear it with: Le Specs Sunglasses. -- Black ribbed stretch-polyamide - Slips on - 88.9% polyamide, 11.1% Lycra; lining: 85% polyamide, 15% elastane - Hand wash - Lotion, sunscreen, oil and chlorine can cause discoloration of this item; this is not a manufacturing defect. Please follow care instructions to keep your swimwear in the best condition - Imported

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Free People Bella Baby Tank Top
Free People Bella Baby Tank Top

Gingham printed tank featuring a smocked elastic waist in front and back. * Cropped silhouette * Sweetheart neckline

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Faithfull The Brand Tomas Pants
Faithfull The Brand Tomas Pants

Raw cuffs lend a hand-cropped feel to these striped linen FAITHFULL THE BRAND wide-leg pants. On-seam hip pockets. Hidden back zip. Fabric: Crisp weave. 100% linen. Hand wash. Imported, Indonesia. Measurements Rise: 11.5in / 29cm Inseam: 25.25in / 64cm Leg opening: 24.5in / 62cm Measurements from size 4

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Equipment Signature Washed-silk Shirt - Off-white
Equipment Signature Washed-silk Shirt - Off-white

Equipment's washed-silk 'Signature' shirt is a versatile wardrobe essential. Team this semi-sheer piece with distressed denim shorts, or layer under your favorite sweaters come cooler weather.

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Reformation Casablanca Top
Reformation Casablanca Top

Tie it on and go. This is an open front, long sleeve top with a center front tie.

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Topshop Women's Gingham Miniskirt
Topshop Women's Gingham Miniskirt

A little Mod, a bit '90s rock and complete sass define a high-waist miniskirt in eye-catching monochrome gingham. Brand: TOPSHOP. Style Name:Topshop Gingham Miniskirt. Style Number: 5383598. Available in stores.

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Reformation Cecilia Dress
Reformation Cecilia Dress

Weekend in this. This is a mini length dress with a very low v neckline, pockets and a kimono sleeve.

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