If you have a love for clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories… or ALL of these… there is one thing that scares you more than humidity for curly hair. Packing.
First of all I am not, I repeat NOT, a clairvoyant. I can NOT see into the future. How am I supposed to know what I will feel like wearing tomorrow or the next day??????
So while I can’t take this pain away completely, I will share some tips to try and at least ease the pain of packing.
(1) Claim as much luggage space as possible if you are travelling with a significant other
(2) Pick one or two colour themes
(3) Try a few pieces that are easily “mix and matches”
(4) Avoid changing climates if possible (when going from hot to cold packing those massive jackets takes up WAY too much shoe space)
With the above in mind, I went with a lot of red-white-blue recently for my 4th July trip to Nashville.
Dress up casual with a cute top and nice handbag!
Yes i love heels – but comfy travel shoes are a must!
A mani just makes you feel better – this one 4th July themed!!
Longer sleeves keep you warm if the plan is overly air-conditioned (though with split sleeves that was questionable lol).
I have been patiently (well mostly) waiting for the weather to be warm enough for me to rip the price tag off with glee and skip outside!!
Bewitched by this colour.
Infatuated with my new little blue jacket.
Casual lunch, shopping, work…it is just so versatile and fun.
My little blue jacket – Vince Camuto (Rough & Refined in Emperor Blue)
Black BCBGMaxazria skirt.
Black & Blue
The complete look!
Blue stockings – CRAZY!
Coloured fishnets don’t have to be goth or fancy dress – similar here.
Ralph Lauren ankle boots to complete the black & blue outfit.
Make up to finish the look.
Add a pop of colour to your make up also!
MAC Eye Shadow Frost (Deep Truth), Chanel Lip Gloss (Levres Scintillantes Glossimer (#02 Brilliance), Chanel Nail Colour in #561 Suspicious & #455 Lotus Rouge.
Michael Kors – Large Hamilton Tote
Don’t stop at the jacket – add some blue to the eye’s too!
Here’s to being blue (well clothing-wise that is!!)
St. Parick’s day doesn’t need to be filled just with tacky green accessories – and leave you questioning if you can ever wear green. There are plenty of beautiful, fashionable items to adorn for the festivities.
Some green-spiration for the Irish in all of us!
MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Studded pointed leather pumps
Christian Louboutin-Daffodile Pumps
MULBERRY Flower Mini leather shoulder bag
MICHAEL KORS Stretch-wool crepe dress
MARC by Marc Jacobs Globetrotter Calamity Rei Satchel Bag, Green
Lauren Jeans Co. Jeans, Modern Straight-Leg Ankle, Grass Green Wash
Happy St. Patricks Day (Lá Fhéile Pádraig) !!
Not going to lie – I do love a gift.
Not going to lie – I do like to help my husband with subtle hints each year to make his shopping trip quick and painless.
Subtle hints usually include magazines left open with wanted item circled and links to my birthday wish-list pinterest board.
Or the best approach, really, is just to email the want list with links directly to purchase source!!
And it is that time again – the week of my birthday!
Although I do like to make it a month long celebration.
This year I thought I would add a blog post to my “subtle” hints to the perfect present purchase for my husband!
Louis Vuitton Sobe Clutch!
kate spade | COLORBLOCKED BLANCHE DRESS
Miu Miu Handbags • Top Handle Bags
Helmut Lang leather pants
Hermès Purple – H Bracelet
Henri Bendel, Deco-Bow Bangle
pigalle plato 120mm black rose matador patent leather
While I have to admit not all Picasso works are created equal, I did want to share two of my favourite pieces from the exhibit with you.
From the very beautiful to the very disturbing, the collection displayed is incredible viewing.
Now if only I was one of those fortunate enough to have a Picasso in my private collection…
The move to NY materialised due to my obsession with this city (reasons why warrant a post of their own).
It did however create another obsession – to visit every state before our return to Australia (yes – even some of the ones that I have been told you could and should skip!!).
This leads me to our Philadelphia road-trip adventure.
Rocking some lazy weekend wear – I actually stepped out in jeggings (I know – fashion faux-pas, please forgive).
Hoping that the cute Zara top and Michael Kors Hamilton tote made up for them…
They say there are two things that married couples shouldn’t do: Travel or Renovate. They didn’t lie.
I gave good directions. I said take the 38.
I don’t know if it’s the east or west exit – my iPhone can’t zoom out that quickly with the awesome AT&T coverage i am experiencing…. ask me sooner!
Anyway – I will not bore you with the monotonous details, only to say that our two hour road-trip took much longer and our marriage hung in the balance (add to this my car sick daughter).
Ever the happy camper – we arrived in Philadelphia and the good mood returned. Let’s get amongst it and see this city!
The beautiful buildings, rich history, quaint streets all being enjoyed in gorgeous sunny weather.
Now who could forget the infamous Rocky steps, all 72 of them?!?!?!?? Obviously the main reason i traveled down…
After a few of the main tourist spots, we stumbled on the shopping!! I was certainly pleased to see that Tiffany’s remains gorgeous no matter which state I visit!
Philly – I would definitely come back.
P.S I will continue to dispute that I am in fact a good navigator – and people just don’t understand my directions!!