I had so much fun creating today's edition of Polyvore Loves!
My friend Jacalyn is taking a vacation in a couple of weeks: the lucky girl is making a trip to California and she has tickets to see Ellen! There aren't a whole lot of spring options out in stores yet, so I tried to mix items that you could still use back home in cold(er) Nova Scotia. I came up with some options to help her pack smart. The more room left in your suitcase, the more you can bring back home, right? Right!
To start with, when travelling, you need to be comfortable. I paired a fun floral cardigan with a detailed beige tank. A cute (and comfy!) denim skirt and brown sandals round out the lower half. I live in cardigans, and they're perfect for travelling - anytime you can wear removable layers when flying or driving, do!
The next outfit would be great for sightseeing - a winery tour, shopping, lunch with the girls. I used the floral cardigan again, but paired it with a simple denim dress and walkable flats. The peep toe gives them a dose of style, but these shoes would allow you to walk all day long. That's what you want - you don't want to be carrying bandages for all of your new blisters. The chic sunglasses are a cool dose of eye protection for the beautiful Californian sun.
Jacalyn plans to head to the San Diego Zoo for a day on her trip. I chose a cool and versatile pair of black cropped ankle-length pants - she can use them over and over again. The stylish top is a pretty floral print, but made from a lightweight t-shirt material. A cross-body purse keeps Jacalyn's essentials close, and the simple gold studs up the style factor. I brought the brown flats back - the shirt has both brown and black in its pattern.
Now, for the Ellen taping! They recommend that you wear bright colours in order to have a better chance at appearing closer to the stage. This cool top does the trick! The bold graphic print is fun and modern, and the cut is loose, trendy, and comfortable and goes perfectly with slim-fitting pants. I grabbed the ankle pants to go with the shirt, and an adorable pair of Jessica Simpson red pumps. I love the look of a pair of cool heels with cropped pants - so chic! Jacalyn's sunglasses will help her while she's waiting in the line outside.
Every girl needs a dress-up outfit while on vacation - just incase you go to a play or a formal restaurant. I chose a simple black dress that you could wear again and again. The red heels are back - the little red belt would really pop with the heels, too. The gold studs and stack of bangles are stylin', and the clutch is just big enough to carry your cards and lipstick.
I had a blast sharing this post with you today. I hope this sparks some ideas on how to work pieces in your wardrobe that you already own!
Do you have any go-to pieces for travelling? Do share!
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