Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Travel: Harewood House in Yorkshire, England


(the only pic I have of the front!)
Travel a few miles North through beautiful English country-side to the edge of our city (Leeds) and you find Harewood House. This mansion (villa? Chateau?) rests on acres of award winning gardens and has the rolling hills filled with sheep as it's own backyard. Full of exotic plants and birds, I thoroughly enjoyed last weekends adventure to this place. Only the grounds were open at this time, with the entire house being available to tour as of May. You can see what I wore here!
(View of back of house)
We will be back for sure when it is not raining!! 
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Black & White | Floral & Striped

 Black and white are uniform colors that will never go out of style, although the trendy bandwagon of every designer for Spring may have tainted the color duos classic expression, I'd still like to consider it a perfect match, especially for adding statement pieces and bold colors! For this outfit, I was inspired by the Parisians, which is glittered about my inspiration boards on Pinterest. I have begun pulling together outfits for a last minute trip to France with my husband!! I surprised him a few days ago as an early (by 3 months) first year wedding anniversary gift! We still have a couple weeks but the South of France cannot come soon enough! We are looking forward to wine and sunshine and a lot of relaxation!
I changed into flats for the majority of the day ;) Thanks mom!
Taking a break and wearing my favorite pieces form Coast stores in England. The Mae striped skirt and the Dionne knit jumper! If you've been to France, I would love your suggestions of what we must see/ do! I hope you are all having a lovely week, can you believe it's mid April!!! ahhh!!
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Travel Italy: What to pack

To save on money, we only take a carry on when we travel. For most airlines that's enough, but when you travel cheap (I mean really cheap) the "carry on" they allow you to have is no bigger than a standard purse. So I've grown accustom to packing light whilst still remaining true to my everyday style.
And ever since I posted what I wore in Rome , I have received many questions on what I recommend to pack for trips to Italy. Obviously this varies on which region you are going to and what time of year, so I have collated my standard "vacation list" wardrobe options. Be aware- it's very small, but if you're curious about what to expect fashion wise, you can check out a fashionistas guide to Italy.
My top 4 Traveling in Style Options
#1. The Dress. I always pack dresses, short or long. The carefree ease of a dress on vacation (where I know we will all be eating a lot) makes everything more enjoyable and still put together. Plus this can be worn multiple days in multiple ways. I shop at Zara and Mango for these!
#2. Leather Jacket. If you are traveling in the high heat of summer this can be replaced by a lighter cardigan or kimono, anything that can cover your shoulders and arms for the necessary trips to beautiful basilicas and for protection from the weather elements. 
#3. A Hat. I wear wool hats in the winter and straw hats in the summer, protect your skin and cover up day old dirty hair! Win win. 
#4. Ballet flat/ sandal. They are comfortable enough to walk in whilst still looking stylish. Zara always has great options for the current season, every summer I go through a pair!
(Photo 1) // (Photo 2) // (Photo 3)
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