As Mother’s Day quickly approaches I’m beginning to think about what I can get the woman that isn’t easily impressed (my mom.) She’s a decisive woman who knows exactly what she likes. L’Occitane sponsored a Terre De Lumiere set for me that includes the perfume, shower gel and body lotion and my mom noticed right away! She loves the way it smells and of course she asked me where I got it from. With out answering her question, I rambled on about the amazing inspiration behind the scent. The creators took a special moment, “the golden hour”, and found a way to bottle it and make it last forever. Delicate aromas of lavender, honey and almond from the South of France make it subtle yet unforgettable.
I know it’s still very warm in Houston but Fall will be here before you know it. You’ll miss all the brightly colored prints that came with spring and summer so add these five pieces to your fall wardrobe to keep it versatile.
1. Puffy Vest (Old Navy)
Perfect for chilly mornings and warmer afternoons.
I knew our day of sightseeing would be jam packed so I kept my outfit loose and simple so that I could be comfortable as I moved about my day. We started with breakfast at our hostel and a 2 hour walking tour of Vilnius. After that we had lunch and took a 45 minute train to Trakai where were are to see the castle complete with a draw bridge. We were able to shoot a bow and arrow as well as hang around in courtyard. It was beyond magical and definitely worth all the exhaustion.
For my outfit I wore what I would call a sack dress. Lol It has no shape to it and if I was home I would have probably put a belt on to help give it a bit more structure. For shoes I chose a really easy platform sandal made from yoga material. I walked about 8miles in my Sanuk yoga sandals and NOT ONCE did my feet hurt! To top it off I brought mytrusty denim jacket just in case I got cold.
Leave me a message and tell me what outfit you wear when comfort in your top priority. Enjoy!
We finally set out to explore the city of Vilnius and boy was it fun! We hiked up to the Gedimino Tower and got the most amazing view of Old Town Vilnius. Everything was so beautiful it looked like it was from a story book.
My OOTD is an off the shoulder top that I already had and a new pair of classically cut pants from Houston Designer Steve Guthrie. When you’re moving around a lot you’ll want pants that can hold your stuff (deep pockets) and that will stay put (high rise). These were amazing for all the walking I did. I paired my trusty white converse with this ootd to keep it casual. The beauty of this look is that with a simple change of my shoe, it goes from casual to dressy if I need it to.
Leave me a comment about your favorite look that changes occasions easily with a shoe change. Enjoy!
Greetings from Kiev, Ukraine! This outfit of the day is from my first day in Eastern Europe. We had a 20+ hour layover in Kiev, Ukraine so instead of sleeping on the airport floor (which was really tempting, NOT!!!) we slept one night in one of the best hostels in town. It was such a treat after an almost 9 hour flight from New York. In that short time we were able to shower, sleep in a comfortable bed and get some yummy, eats and drinks. We walked around the street markets to take in some sights while we could. Before we knew it, it was time to hit the airport again for our final destination.
Alright, let’s talk about the details for this first outfit of the day Europe edition. This look was inspired by all of the European women after my own heart who are all about light minimalist looks in the summer.
For this look I paired a sleeveless light blue button down top with white deconstructed denim. My sandals have a simple, single wide straps across the toes and around the ankle. This helps keep everything looking clean. My pop of color happens to be my day bag for exploring. It’s a wine colored satchel with a leather strap and adds just enough interest to the look with out loosing the minimalist qualities. It’s hard to keep lights clean when you’re traveling but I managed.
Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite travel outfit is. Enjoy!
Mike (the hubs) and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary this week! (Woo Hoo!) He still hates saying that we’ve only been married for 3 years because we’ve been together for over 10 years and he thinks that “cheating the stature of our relationship”. Lol
We had dinner planned for saturday night and of course the first thing that comes to my mind is “I don’t have anything to wear!” I had planned and budgeted for a new pair of shoes this week so long as I truly loved them. I found a pair that I couldn’t live with out (on clearance at DSW) but was going to dinner naked (figuratively) because I still had “nothing to wear”. I also wanted something stretchy because I planned on pigging out! I strolled through the mall with every intention of buying something new until I came across this lovely jacket at express(first photo below) for $108. It sparked my memory and I remembered I had a jacket similar to that one from last season that did NOT cost me $108. I quickly put together comfortable and simple OOTD in my mind with clothes I already had. The color scheme really showed off my new shoes too! I guess trying to shop can send you right back to your own closet sometimes. 🙂 Enjoy this special OOTD!
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Here’s a super comfy fall OOTD! All of these pieces are great for being on the go and are super affordable. (All of my clothes are affordable, I’m a TEACHER!) Enjoy!