travel

How to Extend your Vacation Wardrobe

Top (old) (similar) | Denim (similar 1, 2, 3) | Espadrilles (similar 1, 2, 3) | Sunnies | Earrings | Handbag: Louis Vuitton

A 10 day vacation means getting creative with your wardrobe! I chose neutral staples so I could easily swap and mix and match, creating countless outfits with only a few key pieces. I was sure to pack white, black, olive, and dark denim, as well as multiple pairs of denim cutoffs. My tops included everything from lightweight sweaters, to basic tees, button down shirts, tanks and body suits. I added these neutral espadrilles to my suitcase right before I left and I’m so glad I did, they are not only extremely comfy, but they match absolutely everything! Neutral sandals and belts were also great additions to accommodate our itinerary. A large tote and small handbag were just enough for any occasion!

A black bodysuit makes a chic pairing with cutoff shorts, a black belt and sandals for day, then swapped for black denim and heels or espadrilles for night! Neutral pairings give you so many possibilities!

Follow along for multiple ways I paired each look!

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Watch | Shirt | Tie | Belt | Briefcase | Shoes | Headphones | Helmet | Hoodie | Shoes | Fitbit | Aviators | Hat | Backpack | Skincare | Wallet

Casual Friday..

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All about the basics. I love pairing a casual piece with something less casual for contrast, like a dress and these sneaks.

Morning Links

Morning Links - TheSubtleStatement.com

1. 10 Tips On Working From Home.. these are great to tips to staying on task (cupcakesandcashmere.com)

2. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pre-Holiday Cleanse, I eat this way on a daily basis (no gluten, sugar, refined flours… etc) so I’m excited to try some of her recipes (goop.com)

3.. Jennifer Aniston’s Favorite Quinoa Salad.. I can’t wait to try this. It looks so good & has so many health benefits! (popsugar.com)

4. Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare Online, great especially for holiday travels or upcoming vacays (theeverygirl.com)

5. Pair with a skirt or dress for a look that’s so on trend.. The Adidas Original Stan Smith

6. How to Fake Calligraphy.. I love calligraphy everything, when a couple of our Save the Dates got skipped getting written out, this post saved me (jonesdesigncompany.com)

Your Ultimate Summer To Do List

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1. Try Something New – You only regret the chances you didn’t take.

2. Sport a New Do – Braids are Summer’s hottest accessory. Keep cool, while looking cute.

3. Cool Off with a Refreshing Cocktail – Watermelon & Champagne? Can you think of a better pairing?

4. Find Your Prints – Summer is the ultimate time to have fun with fashion. Prints are in full force. Find your perfect match.

5. Fairs, Carnivals, Festivals – Need I say more?

6. Indulge. – Salted Caramel? You’re just beating the heat.

7. Detox… Your Closet – And make some cash. Copious anyone? (Check out my closet organization tips here)

8. Go on a PicnicFinally, you have an excuse to buy that Kate Spade champagne tote.

9. Adventure Awaits – Buy a ticket & leave.

10. Throw a chic soirée – String lights make me swoon.

11. Try Out a Trend – Mirrored Sunnies are a safe bet if you’re not ready to get wild.

12. Plan a Staycation – Explore hidden gems in your own city.

13. Channel Your Inner Holly Golightly – Diamonds and floppy hats are always acceptable.

14. Document – Snapshot your memories.

15. Go to an Outdoor Movie – Or create one in your backyard.

16. Get Your DIY On – Glue guns optional.

17. Lighten Up – Who doesn’t love a fresh faced Summer glow?

18. Relax – Pool day, enough said.

19. Buy a bouquet – Guaranteed to brighten your day.

20. Get Grillin’ – Finally put those upteen recipes you pinned to good use.

21. Get Sweaty – Try a Summer sport and reap the benefits.

22. Have a Spa Day – Or invite over your besties for a spa night.

This Week… Margs & Sunsets

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I’ve been eyeing these fab headphones since IFBCON and finally swooped them up–definitely worth it.

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The peaceful time spent on planes; absorbing a good dose of inspiration.

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The ultimate sunrise.

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Feeling a bit Holly Golightly with this fancy breakfast in bed. (sans the diamonds.)

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These Prada wedges (similar) hold a special spot in my heart. You know when you love something and then it sells out, and you’re so mad at yourself for not getting it? Then it magically pops up on Rue La La one morning, and it was so meant to be? Yeah, that’s our story.

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Relaxing in the sun.

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The most refreshing of cocktails, blackberry margaritas.

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Humidity-approved refreshments. {lips & hair}

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This Parker frock has been my Summer go-to already. Featuring details in an upcoming style post.

Dress: Parker | Necklace: Gorjana Griffith | Earrings: Tacori c/o | Bracelet, Necklace & Ring: David Yurman | Nails: CND Shellac (Studio White)

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Take pictures, Leave footprints

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I spent the past week in the gorgeous Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos.  I have never been to a place more beautiful. It’s clear turquoise water and white sand make it a true paradise.

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My family went as well as my best friend and hers, making such a fun time.

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We had a girls day at one of the most serene spas.

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Practically a tropical paradise in a glass, bananas, fresh pineapple, ice, water & coconut rum was my choice cocktail of the week.

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We took a boat trip and went snorkeling for the day, and then had a bbq on the beach. We snorkeled over a shipwreck, which was really cool. Growing up with The Little Mermaid being my favorite movie, made it all the more exciting.

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Every night the sunset over the ocean was incredible. It was definitely the prettiest place I’ve been to.

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Keep Calm & Carry On

Keep Calm & Carry On

notebook | passport case | purifying gel | hand lotion | travel pillow | eye mask | lip balm | rosewater spray | handbag

When I travel, comfort is key.  Lip balm, hand lotion and a rose water spray help my  skin stay hydrated. Take a peek inside my carry on  to see some of the goodies that keep me relaxed and refreshed.

LA: Instagramed

  • Shopping – LA has the best shopping, & what’s better than shopping + sunshine? I can’t wait to share all the fun finds from my trip
  • Views – Besides beautiful weather, brunch with an incredible view is pretty amazing too
  • Healthy Options – The convenience for health conscious eaters is pretty fantastic
  • Atmosphere – The uniqueness & creativity in the city is always a nice change
  • Convenience – Sprinkles Cupcake ATM.. genius.
  • Attractions – Who doesn’t love Disneyland?

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