Showing posts with label Travel tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel tips. Show all posts

5.28.2013

Destination: Vacation










































1. Forever 21 fedora hat // 2. Gorjana cross cuff // 3. Zara tribal necklace // 4. J.Crew silk 
         dress // 5. Karen Walker Anytime sunglasses // 6. Rachel Zoe embellished sandals

Thankfully, it's that time again to either start packing or planning for that Summer vacation.  This past long weekend's sunshine and day-off combination made me day dream about my upcoming trip at the end of July! So, whether you'll be sipping bottomless sangrias by the beach in Tulum, Fiji, or Hawaii; or touring the historic streets of Rome, Paris or Athens, here are a few ensemble ideas that we think are worth packing: 
   
1. Mara Hoffman swimsuit // 2.  Zara sandals // 3. KAS New York Kaftan // 4. Echo Design Floppy Hat // 5. Karen Walker Anytime sunnies  // 6. Tory Burch tote 






























Casual: 1. Alexander Wang crepe vest // 2. Zara skort // 3.  T By Alexander Wang leather bralette // 
4. Zara metallic clutch // 5. Zara studded sandals  
Dressy: 1. Alexander Wang mesh dress // 2. Lulu Frost x J.Crew necklace //  3. Zara Orange clutch // 
4. Sigerson Morrison Birelle heels

8.23.2012

the carry-on challenge

I couldn't be more excited for our trip to Istanbul tomorrow.  But, there is one slight problem.  Well, it's not really a problem more than it's a challenge, for me.  My husbands making me take a carry-on.  This may not seem like quite the task for some of you, but if you don't know me, let me assure you that this is indeed a huge challenge.  Of course, I have to acknowledge, packing for trips isn't exactly my forte {in all honesty, I usually look like the girl above hauling my entire closet overseas}.  And since I've hoped to be quite the savvy traveler one day, I've decided to abide.

{Handy dandy "Pack This" note pad }
Here are some simple rules I am sticking to:
Rule # 1: You won't wear the clothes overseas that you don't wear at home.  Don't get overly ambitious and think that your style will change and the "European fashionista" in you will shine through on this particular trip.  Yes, we all want to look effortlessly Parisian, but be honest with yourself.  
Rule # 2: Stick to a color scheme.  If neutrals and nautical is your thing, pack accordingly.  If edgy and animal print?  You get the idea. 
Rule # 3:  ROLL your clothes like a crepe! This will allow maximum space to be designated for more clothes and your items won't be wrinkled after the long journey.
Rule # 4: Accessories galore.  This is key on a trip because as you take less clothing, you can mix and match your entire wardrobe by swapping out different shoes, statement necklaces, earrings, scarves, bracelets and easily have a whole new look.
Rule # 5: For non-carry-on'ers: You may not be aware that TSA approved locks are allowed to be used on luggage again after the whole 9/11 banish!  I wish I knew this for our honeymoon, as our luggage was lost for 5 days once we reached Rome and when it was finally received, some of my favorite items were stolen!
{ Perfect for flights since it's usually freezing and Equipment blouses are the best transition of cold to summery weather} 
{ all images via Pinterest }
Vogue + Vino will be back in about 2 weeks.  In the meantime, please keep up with me in Istanbul and with Noelle in LA, via our @Vogueandvino Instagram!!  Off I go, Bon Voyage!