Effortless Travel Style

23 October 2014

When it comes to traveling I tend to keep it simple, I mean sure I love to add a pop of style but comfort is key in these kind of situations. Which means it's all about the accessories {Hat Lovers Unite}. So when I was getting ready to head to St. Louis last week I knew exactly where to get my essentials for my trip. Naturally, Sole Society would be my first pick, I mean these boots, bag and hat pretty much say it all.  They fit the bill and made traveling a breeze and gave my otherwise simple, cozy airport style a pop of chic...

HatBag & Boots c/o Sole Society, Dress Little Mistress, Tights Hanes, Scarf Nordstrom Rack

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Pop Of Midi

22 October 2014

As my obsession for printed midis continues I couldn't resist {yet} another cropped midi pairing with this new addition. Let's be honest I almost forget how else to wear the length since I've worn it with a splice of skin peeking out for who knows how long. However, the addition of the wine pumps and leather gives this newbie a Fall ready pop of inspiration.

Skirt Chicwish, Shoes Justfab, Jacket and Crop Top Lulus.com, Bag LANY
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Explore St. Louis

21 October 2014

It was hard deciding on which to post first, my highlights from Fashion Week or my favorite hot spots from this past week in St. Louis. It's clear now that the St. Louis tour was the clear winner of that debate. Obviously St. Louis isn't completely new to me being that this was my 2nd year attending STLFW but there's just something about the city that feels like home. It didn't hurt that we stayed in the historic {and ridiculously stunning} Union Station Hotel for our trip. Guys, make that your first stop.
{{image c/o @thesocialideal}}

 Aside from the absolutely gorgeous architecture, Union Station, built over a century ago when it first opened it's doors in St. Louis as the biggest and busiest train station of it's time, it also houses a mall, enormous hotel and all our STLFW events. I would have loved to see it in it's prime. Also Union Station has another epic attraction, the Light Show. It's incredible, and we couldn't just watch once, or twice. I think we racked up a good half dozen views during the 5 days we were there.
While Fashion Week took up a good part of our time over the several days of our trip,  we were able to sneak away to the Zoo one day after lunch and spend the entire afternoon wandering the enormous park, stopping for pictures of Elephants (I kid you not, I have 50+ pictures of these pachyderms in my phone), Tigers, Bush Dogs and Giraffes. This zoo legit rivals the Bronx Zoo on acreage and attractions, I'm ready to admit that it's better.
We also hit City Garden for photo opps with the Arch before heading to the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. We only popped in for a moment but I remember it quite well from last year's adventure, it's beautiful. Don't try to take your latte in or they'll make you toss it, lesson learned.
As a gal about shopping I was pretty excited to get to spend a good chunk of our morning wandering around The Loop where we stopped by Avalon Exchange and Bluebird Apparel for a little bit of shopping. I grabbed a few midi rings before I called it a day and headed to lunch at Salt and Smoke for some amazing BBQ. Guys, St. Louis BBQ is it. We also hit up Brown Shoe Co. so we could pile in the giant shoe for another photo opp, naturally.
Last but certainly not least we made a special trip to City Museum for some major playtime. This place is one of a kind, it's a( dare I say epic) museum housed in a 600,000 square foot former shoe warehouse. Guys, it's an adults and child's playground, with a ferris wheel on the roof. ON.THE.ROOF.
Of course these outings didn't even begin to scratch the surface of what St. Louis has to offer, it's a beautiful city with so much culture. I'm looking forward to going back and seeing more, this might be my new favorite vacation spot. 

Check out Explore St. Louis for more!
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Stripes, Leather and Tights

20 October 2014

Now that I'm back in NYC after 5 {awesome} days in St. Louis I'm ready to take advantage of the beautiful weather and changing scenery while it lasts. It's no secret that I favor the Fall season so any excuse to throw on some layers is reason enough for me to pile things on and head out. For me, contrasting colors, leather stripes and tights are exactly how I want to kick off the week. I personally can never resist a black and brown pairing, and this just so happened to go effortlessly with a addition of stripes. Also, how amazing are these Sole Society Moto Boots, they're my new favorite.

Skirt and Jacket TJMaxx, Boots Sole Society, Scarf Nordstrom Rack, Top H&M
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Olay Fresh Effects {Bright on Schedule!} Eye Awakening Cream

17 October 2014

When it comes to my early morning routine I tend to be a little lax on products, either because I have to get out the door in a snap or because I’m still half asleep trying to prep my face for the day. However, I have found that with the right handful of products I really don’t need a whole drawer of product to start the day looking fresh, with or without a full nights sleep. One of the newest (and quickest) products to my lineup has to be Olay Fresh Effects {Bright on Schedule!} Eye Awakening Cream.
Just a quick swipe on each eye before my daily serum and spf combination and I’m instantly looking more awake and ready to start the day, whether I’m heading out to a meeting, taking pictures or sitting in my pajamas most of the day answering emails. Hello, instant beauty sleep, no sleep required.
I personally love the honeysuckle, white tea and cucumber infused formula paired with the soothing tri-roller ball applicator. It’s almost like a quick mini spa treatment in the blink of an eye. At least now I can skip the oversized sunglasses...

So with the addition my of my new secret beauty weapon, I’m sharing my morning beauty routine to get me prepped and ready to walk out the door and still have time to pick up your favorite latte...
What’s your secret beauty weapon?

 This post was sponsored by Olay Fresh Effects through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Olay Fresh Effects, all opinions are my own.

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Black and White

16 October 2014

I've actually been searching for a little white skater skirt for what seems like ages now, but that search was quickly put to a stop when I stumbled upon this perfect new closet addition last week on Markkit. Now, while the lovely background does the skirt little justice I have a feeling it's going to be spotted a few more times this Fall and Winter...

Skirt c/o Markkit,  Hat Debshops, Bag LANY, Jacket Spiegel, Sweater and Boots TJMAXX
Also, this face. 
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