Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Always wear a watch, it will help you keep time if your cell phone service is sketchy. A backpack will keep all your belongings grouped together and your hands free to take pictures. Lastly, a good pair of flat boots will keep your feet supported for a long hike.
As always, all items are under $50.
Would you consider a mountain vacation? What would you wear?
Friday, May 25, 2012
1. Dirty Laundry Bag- Whether it be a plastic bag from the grocery store or something fancy you bought in the luggage aisle, you need a dirty laundry bag. This is especially important in the summer months when you are more active. Do you want your dress for dinner next to your workout clothes from the day before? NO.
2. Lint Roller- I have a mini that I travel with at ALL TIMES, not just for trips. No matter what size it is, this is a staple. It could be especially helpful when visiting someone with a dog or cat that sheds, something I experience when I visit my dad. Being covered in dog hair... not chic.
3. Vitamins- You should always take your vitamins! Get a small pill box and take enough with you to cover your trip. You want to keep your immune system boosted especially if you are staying in a hotel where God knows who or what virus stayed there last.
4. Extra Layers- I cannot tell you how many times my "It's summer, I don't need a sweater" attitude has made me miserable in a cold hotel room or beach house. Do yourself a favor and bring something long sleeved.
5. Bottle of Water and a Snack- This is really important, especially when driving by car or taking a train. Save yourself the money and fill a stainless steel water bottle before leaving. You will also be helping out the planet. Packing a healthy snack is a good idea too. This will save you the temptation of stopping for fast food or eating junk in the train terminal.
No matter where you are going this weekend or this summer, make a list! You'll be happy that you did when you reach your destination.
Safe travels and stay stylish!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
All pieces below are under $50, giving you more money to spend in the souk. The dress is a good example of something that isn't frumpy, yet keeps you looking ladylike. Flat sandals add a pop of color and also keep your feet comfortable when doing a lot of walking and sightseeing. For extra accessories keep it neutral but interesting with a statement necklace and fringe bag. The final touch would be a fun and funky fedora to protect your beautiful face from the summer sun's harsh rays.
Monday, May 21, 2012
This was yet another busy weekend for me. My upstairs neighbors were married on Saturday so Friday night was more of a relaxed night. My boyfriend and I decided to see The Dictator and I highly recommend that you see it too. I love Sacha Baron Cohen and am not really offended by anything that he does. I can see why some people are, but in my opinion it is something you just laugh off.
Wedges- Steve Madden
Bag- Cynthia Rowley
For the wedding on Saturday I decided to do a day look (for church) and an evening look.
Shoes- Carlos Santana
Ring- Gordon’s Jewelers
Such a great ring! I used to work for a jewelry store in college and I got this sterling silver ring with diamonds for under $100 when it was on clearance.
Shoes- Go Jane
Necklace- Just Fabulous (prize from blogging event)
Flower (in hair)- H&M
As you can see, I ditched the blazer for the reception and added some sparkling silver shoes and a flower in my hair. I was going to wear elbow length gloves but it was just too much with the necklace.
The photographer had some funny props so my boyfriend and I took advantage of it!
The wedding was the best that I have ever attended and I am sure that the pictures above can speak for themselves. The venue was the historic Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware. Above you will see their “gold” ballroom.
What did you do this weekend?
Friday, May 18, 2012
P.S. As usual, every piece below is under $50 (you'll need to save for the lobster). Click each item to go to the retailer.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
With a fashion-based job you can wear colors and prints, just don't get too crazy. Keep your prints simple and your colors muted. Do not wear neon or a mix of three prints. There is nothing wrong with some jewelry but remember to look clean and not have an arm party going on (aka any mixture of bracelets that slowly creep up to your elbow). What is my recommendation?
As you can see below, (all pieces are under $50 BTW) a nice knee-length printed dress adds some texture to your outfit and keeps your legs ladylike. A muted purple cardigan and yellow shoes will add a pop of color to your look (think complementary colors on the color wheel). A black tote is sure to keep you organized and some simple studs add a little edge to the bag. Finally, some statement hoops and a smart watch will pull your look together and keep you on time.
Click on each piece for info on where to purchase!
Don't forget to use the code 10%BridgeM until May 31st for 10% off a purchase of $40.00 at Jill Pineda.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Bad necklace, $20
Bitch necklace, $20
At just $20, these necklaces are a great way to make a statement and turn some heads.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Everyone is talking about tangerine this year but I thought that instead of just talking, I would put my words into action. A great place to start with this trend is a pair of shorts. Why mix blue with orange? They are complementary colors on the color wheel.
Shorts- Calvin Klein
Bag- From some grocery store in Italy I once visited
Wedges- Famous Footwear
How are you wearing tangerine this season?
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Yesterday I got to see one of Philadelphia’s most intimidating structures, the Eastern State Penitentiary. For many years I said that this was a place that I wanted to visit but never got around to it. During Halloween it becomes a haunted jail but to be honest I had no interest in seeing people in costume. I wanted to see this place in its own skin. I finally got my chance.
Many people claim that it is haunted and I can see why, but I didn’t see any ghosts. Now a tourist attraction, the Eastern State Penitentiary is open for tours daily.
Tee- Cynthia Rowley
Bag- Big Buddha
Shoes- Big Buddha
If you are ever in Philadelphia, I highly suggest taking a visit to the Eastern State Penitentiary. If you use your student ID it is $8.00 for admission which is a ridiculous bargain.