Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hit the Road Jack

We are in the thick of summer- and by this time you have likely savored a few mojitos, worn out your favorite sandals, hosted a few bbq's and attended a wedding.

Next task on your list of "summer must do's" is to take a Road Trip. Set your navigator on a mini get away that involves food, drink, sun, relaxing and fabulous company. The pre planning involves deciding on your desired destination, packing your bags, and calling in sick to work. I will let you take care of deciding the destination and working up an authentic hoarse voice for your call to work. However when it comes to the packing..... I would love to lend some useful and fashionable advise.

Overnight Bag: You'll want a durable and multifunctional bag that makes a wardrobe statement. Something that is large enough to carry your clothes, make up and shoes. The Woven City Bag $58 is tall and wide enough to hold all of the above and a few extra smut magazines. The roomy interior is 17" wide, 13" tall and has 7" depth. Extra PLUS are the pockets built into the inside- for keys, phone, gloss, etc. etc. and the real leather like woven exterior. This bag doubles as a work carry all during the week.

In Transit: The actual road trip is a key component to any weekend get away. You want to look good while ensuring comfort. Casual linen pants in black for $36 are easy to coordinate with, breathable and chic with the higher waist line.
Pair these black linen pants with an easy pre-shrunk $18 burnout tank from Alternative. Choose from violet, cobalt, white, kelly green or washed black.

Day Of: You've slept in and enjoyed the "complimentary" coffee. Now it's off to enjoy a day in a new environment sans an agenda and hopefully full of good food, drink and sun. You'll want to wear something that makes a statement for all those FB pics you'll take. The Smocked Floral Dress $52 from Tulle has a summer fun print in a breathable pull on silhouette. Pair this dress with sandals or flip flops.

Evening: If everything went according to plan you had a fabulous day out, took a nap in the later afternoon and now you need to ready yourself for dinner out. Get your sexy on with the Gwenevere Skinny Jeans $172. YES- YOU can wear skinny jeans. You'll look good and feel even better. The stretch material lends ease and flexibility.
Pair these sexy jeans with retro inspired Smocked $32 tube top. Available in black or sky blue. Transition this top into office appropriate with a boyfriend blazer or cardigan.

Heading Home: Unfortunately the wekend will come to an end and you have to head back home. Throw on a pair of denim kickers from Joes Jeans $158. They are casual, stretchy comfortable and still look good for your fb pictures.
Easily pair your capri jeans with a summer favorite sweater- the Kimono Sleeve Hoodie $42. The relaxed terry cloth material has a weekend casual aesthetic and is also uniquely chic.

Lastly- be sure to pack sunscreen and a wine opener. Bon Voyage

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