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Traveling In Style

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Do you ever watch movies that take place in the past and admire how glamorous everyone looks while traveling? Think “Catch Me If You Can” (Leo…swoon), and how gorgeous the women looked in their pastel suits, heels, and hats.

 

Today, it’s more common to see people in sweats and sneakers while they’re on the go in the airport. It makes me yearn for the chic travel of the past. Don’t get me wrong…comfort and practicality are key. But I guess its about finding that right balance.

 

For example, on my recent trip to New York, I traveled in the cutest ALC High waisted trousers, a L’Agence tank, and an Iro knitted jacket. It sounds cute, and I thought I was going to be the chicest woman in the skies. But in reality, the pants were wrinkled by the end of the flight! In fact, I probably would’ve looked more polished if I simply threw on an old pair of jeans. All that to say, when I travel I want to look stylish and put together, but still be comfortable! My tip…wear what makes you feel great. These days, I mostly travel in a longer midi-dress with a jacket or oversized scarf for if I get cold in the airport or plane. OR I opt for jeans and cotton shirt (like my fav tshirt) and a moto jacket. I rock my looks with a chunky heel (like these) OR a chic flat like my Gucci slides or Jonathan Sanders sneaks.

 

As for what to pack – I always make sure to pack some key essentials for every flight:

 

1. Something sexy that won’t wrinkle. Cause you never know where the night will take you, and who wants to deal with a steamer or iron?

 

2. Your favorite pair of sunnies. I ‘m leaning towards classic shapes and dark frames. I just feel like adding a pair of sunglasses just instantly makes an outfit more glamorous!

 

3. Something Comfy. Last, but certainly not least – pack something that makes you feel comfortable while away from home. For me, I love a soft sweatshirt for lounging around the hotel, or running casual errands. I usually go for navy, grey, or cream – and this one just spoke to me. Taco time? Always.

 

4. A beloved and travel-sized perfume. You never know when you want a little spritz to make you feel fresh. I love that this bottle – a travel size of Margiela’s sexy “Jazz Club” has a spray top, and isn’t a roll-on. For some reason, I feel like the scent is just stronger when you can spray it on. Plus, this scent in particular is just irresistible.  Can’t get enough of it?  Click here for the full-size!

 

5. A travel-sized dry shampoo. Sometimes you hair can feel limp or greasy after travel. I know often times I hop off the plane, go to work or do activities during the day, and then don’t have time to fully do my hair again by evening time. This spray by Oribe smells divine and will keep your locks looking fresh.  Get the full-size spray here!

 

6. Comfortable Heels. Pack some heels that can take you from day to night and won’t make you feel crippled along the way. Since I’ve been traveling back to New York, I’ll wear heels to work and then usually walk to drinks or dinner. I want to feel dressy, but definitely don’t have time or patience for heels that hurt! Plus…life is too short for uncomfortable shoes!

 

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Outfits

White Hot in Club Monaco

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You guys know that I LOVE wearing white in the Summertime! And I have to admit, my first inclination is to first reach for an easy, breezy sundress. Last year, I took a leap with a white jumpsuit, so this year I’ve decided to go for something different…white separates. Enter these cream-colored pieces of perfection from Club Monaco. First of all, I’m absolutely obsessed with the dramatic fold-over neckline. I think it brings something a little more structured and “grown-up” to the off-the-shoulder trend. I can see myself wearing this top with trousers, cropped jeans, and even a full skirt for even more drama and a 50’s vibe. Speaking of drama, I’m in love with these cropped cream pants. The color and fabric scream sophistication, but the wide leg and half-tie belt make them seem cool and effortless.

 

I wore this look for a day of shopping around Buckhead and a trip to the museum. And I know what you’re thinking…no, I didn’t spill anything on it! To finish my look, I threw on my fav cat-eye sunnies from Dior and my new straw bag (from my recent lust list) – a gift, courtesy of Jason. The pop of pink really brought the casual Summer vibes to my daytime look, but you can always wear a clutch or evening bag to take this look from day to a white hot night!

 

What do you dolls think? Would you rock all white separates this Summer? Let me know your fav way to rock the color in the comments below!

 

Kenyatta Top: Club Monaco.  Baruska Pant: Club Monaco.  Woven Pom-Pom Raffia Tote: Nannacay.  Goosebump Sandals: Stuart Weitzman.  Cat-eye Sunnies: Dior.

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Neckerchiefs

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So this Spring a big trend that has popped um seemingly overnight is that of the neckerchief! It could be a silk scarf, it could be a bandana, it could be a variety of shapes and worn in different ways. Now I’m a huge silk scarf fan, but the ones I have are a bit larger than some on the market recently.

 

So, I picked up a new silk, square scarf from J.Crew (seen below) and I’ve been tying it as a bandana, as a choker, and even around my purse for a pop of color. The opportunities are endless for ways to tie – and if you’re like me (kinda clueless on how to tie a scarf), then there are some great videos and gifs online giving you step by step instructions!

 

So I already mentioned that I got the below from J.Crew, but I’ve also rounded up my favorite picks in a variety of colors, shapes and prices.

 

Have you dolls already hopped on the neckerchief trend this Spring?

 

1. Ann Taylor Calla Lily Silk (on sale for $29.99!)
2. Club Monaco Sandrella
3. Chanel Silk Twill
4. J.Crew Silk Foulard Print (under $50!)
5. Hermes Balade en Berline