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How to be chic while traveling

Long ago are the days when traveling was a prestigious thing to do and where men and women would dress to the nines when flying. (If you have ever watched Mad Men, Don Draper is the perfect example of this.) However, this is not the case for modern day. 

Today, most people dress as casually and comfortabley as possible, which I get because traveling can be exhausting and take all day. However this does not mean you need to look like a slob that just rolled out of bed. After a quick trip to Arkansas this week I thought I would suggest some ways to travel in style. 

  1. Think Dressed Up Casual- I’m not sayinh you have to wear a ball gown to the airport, but it’s not too difficult to look put together and remain comfortable. Perhaps try a comfy pair of jeans and a basic tee, a pair of leggings and a cute tunic, or a maxi dress (the latter is especially good if you are traveling somewhere warm.) 

  
2. Layers- It is a great idea for you to wear layers because you never know how warm/cold you will get throughout your travels. A light jacket or sweater would be my suggestion, and if you think you might really freeze, a light scarf is great to have on hand.

  
3. Carry On In Style – I understand when it comes to your luggage, practicality is important, but you can really look presentable with a great tote that has a little style. Many designers create great travel pieces, or if you don’t have the budget for that maybe try bags that are made with luxurious looking materials like faux leather. (And great hardware adds a little extra lux to your look.)

 
Bring Your Technology- It’s easy and practical. Your gadgets are a great accessory to have in hand but will also help you pass the time. 

I hope you found this fun and helpful! Safe travels! 

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Summer Trend du Jour // Nautical Navy

Maybe it’s because Memorial Day has come and gone, so summer has officially begun, but one thing I cannot get enough of this season is navy. When I see great items, whether it be sunglasses, shoes, handbags, or a great striped T-shirt in navy, I instantly see myself walking along the New England beaches with the ocean breeze in my hair. I’m not huge on everything with anchors, starfish, or seahorses (sometimes a touch here and there can be really cute though) so by wearing navy I feel like I am getting my nautical fix.


Uniqlo navy blue shirt
$12 – uniqlo.com

Nautica sleepwear
lordandtaylor.com

Prada sandals
$450 – italist.com

Chanel navy purse
1stdibs.com

Sole Society navy handbag
solesociety.com

Kendra Scott earrings
kendrascott.com

SUMMERSKIN navy infinity scarf
yoursummerskin.com

Band hat
$61 – black.co.uk

Vince Camuto navy hat
vincecamuto.com

Opi nail lacquer
macys.com

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OOTD // Happy Memorial Day

I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day! In honor of those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, I sported my chicest red, white, and blue ensemble. I just got this really great and inexpensive kimono and these blue lensed aviators really popped and red lips helped make my patriotic look complete. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day everyone!DSCN0872 DSCN0873 DSCN0875 DSCN0882 DSCN0876 DSCN0877 DSCN0878 DSCN0879Kimono: Dots Jeans: Charlotte Russe (similar) Wedges: Michael Kors Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs T-Shirt: Topshop Sunglasses: Mink Pink (similar)

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OOTD // Fab Fatigues

Another cool and casual day in Connecticut, for May at least (it still hit 70 degrees today!) This weather is perfect for layering and one of my favorite causal third piece is my camo cargo jacket. It has a cool vibe that is so easy to lounge around in. Besides wearing it with jeans, I love to put this jacket with maxi skirts and form fitting dresses to add a little contrast.

I also thought my new bracelets from Lust Limited were perfect for this look. The friendship bracelet is made with genuine suede and the silicone bracelet is the first piece to be put out by the brand. Both pieces are super versatile and look great on their own or as part of an arm party (see below.)

I was also able to debut my new Marc by Marc Jacobs drawstring bucket bag that adds a great pop of color to any outfit. This is the perfect little bag for the season to use as you run around town doing errands or even on vacation!

Until next time my dears…xoxo

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DSCN0842DSCN0836 DSCN0846 DSCN0845 DSCN0852Jacket: Nordstrom (similar) Jeans: AG Tank: old Necklace: Urban Outfitters (old) Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Boots: Jeffery Campbell Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Black Bracelets: Lust Limited

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OOTD // Always Aztec

Prints are huge in the spring and summer, but I think when it comes to summer there is no print quite like aztec. So this tank I got with the great mixture of cobalt, black, and cream had to be mine. My favorite part is the fringe detail at the bottom (you know I love fringe and anything that adds movement to my outfit!!) It was a bit chillier today so I thought my light weight joggers were a great pairing for this casual look. This outfit is great to lay low in or run some errands, or even grab some dinner! My necklace was a great finally addition to really make sure the cobalt popped!

Until next time, xoxo

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Tank: Dots Pants: Target Necklace: Fancesca’s Collection (old) Shoes: Target Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James (similar)

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Summer Trend Du Jour // Tie It Up

One great thing about spring and summer is that you tend to be able to show off some leg. A great way to add a little more attention to your legs is by wearing a great pair of shoes that lace all the way up! There are so many different styles that have this great feature, from high heels to espadrilles and gladiators you are able to find the pair that works well for your outfit and your personal style.

Tom ford shoes
bergdorfgoodman.com

Valentino shoes
net-a-porter.com

Jimmy choo shoes
jimmychoo.com

Valentino shoes
$1,165 – net-a-porter.com

Yves Saint Laurent flat shoes
forwardforward.com

Aquazzura flat sandals
bergdorfgoodman.com

Ancient Greek Sandals black sandals
shop.harpersbazaar.com

Stuart Weitzman flat sandals
$365 – neimanmarcus.com

Chloé leather shoes
stylebop.com

Miu Miu flat shoes
$680 – net-a-porter.com

Cynthia Vincent gladiator sandals
$230 – shoeme.ca

Michael kors sandals
$405 – net-a-porter.com

Aldo shoes
$115 – asos.com

Old Navy white shoes
oldnavy.gap.com
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OOTD // Zebra Kimono

I’m no stranger to a black and white ensemble, and I honestly am not ashamed. It’s so effortless and yet looks so fresh. Today I wore my zebra print kimono that helped tie together an otherwise basic (yet still cute in my opinion) outfit. I love the layers and both my tank and the kimono are a silky material which is so soft and light. My white jeans are honestly one of my favorite spring staples I bought this year…and I am honestly surprised. I always thought white jeans were tricky…which I mean they are…but once you find a pair that flatters your body, they end up being your go to for everything! (I just hate how dirty they get! Maybe I’m just a mess! ha!)

I decided to wear my hair in its natural curl which can be a little unruly so topping it off with my favorite wide brimmed fedora was a no brainer. I was feeling the boho vibe so my final touch was my black fringe heels that I have hardly worn. Even though everything was black and white, I was able to make this look interesting with all its different patterns and textures.

Until next time lovelies, xoxo

DSCN0798 DSCN0799 DSCN0800 DSCN0811 DSCN0801 DSCN0803 DSCN0806 DSCN0808 DSCN0809 DSCN0810Kimono: H&M (similar styleJeans: Nordstrom Shoes: Bakers (similar) Hat: Forever 21 (similar) Tank: Nordstrom (similar)