Hello all my gorgeous little fashionistas! Sorry for my absence, I was away on a glorious and much needed vacation visiting friends and family on the East Coast. Because of this, I’ve decided to write a three-part article going over what I chose to wear while flying, the lovely items I picked up on my trip, and a picture summary of my outfits and outings! It’s the Style of the Week. Hopefully something I write here will help you on your travels, vacations, or quick day-cations.
When I’m traveling the first thing I think about is how can I travel light while maintaining as many fashion options as possible. The second thing I think of is what am I going to wear to the airport that is easy to slip on and off at security, something comfortable that I don’t mind sitting in for hours on end, and finally something that also looks stylish and well put together.
So this is what I chose to fly in….
Let me break this outfit down a bit.
First, I selected my most comfy leggings, t-shirt and bra (that matched). The t-shirt is a James Perse slouchy, oversized t-shirt that I picked up on my favorite secondhand shopping website www.threadflip.com. The leggings are a very trendy black and white Aztec print and I picked them up at T.J. Maxx for $14.99, as well as the bra which was (incredibly) $5.99.
The next thing I chose were all my accessories. I couldn’t decide on the shoes so I put out two pair; both were slip-ons which is essential for going through security, since you have to take off your shoes a they tend to be very comfortable. The loafers are from Jeffrey Campbell who is a very hot and current designer these days.
Originally those shoes retailed at over $200 but you guys know that I, the thrifty fashionista, went on www.threadflip.com to purchase these babies for $40! Score! The next pair of shoes I put out are studded black leather strappy sandals by Guess, originally $50; purchased at DSW shoe warehouse for $25. Both pairs of shoes are comfortable to walk in and easily slip on and off for airport security.
The next accessories were my carry-on bag and matching handbag. The brand is Liebeskind Berlin a German based designer of fine bags. Both bags are a nude color that is really trending right now. The carry-on bag is made from a durable nylon with a buttery soft leather strap and leather detailing, and the handbag is made of the same buttery soft leather as the detailing on the carry-on bag. Both were purchased on www.threadflip.com for over 70% off the original price.
Lastly, I threw in a lightweight three-quarter length sweater just in case. I laid this outfit out the night before travel and felt like I had made the right choice for all possible travel situations. If you are like me, you probably have had some not so awesome experiences at the airport or times you’d like to forget during a flight. For instance, wearing too much jewelry, lace-up shoes or having trouble at the security check out. Maybe you have been stuck on a long flight with a pair of tight or otherwise uncomfortable jeans. Whatever ‘trying’ experience I may have went through over the years, I have tried to fine tune my outfits based on my prior mishaps.
Off to the airport we went, Tallulah, myself and my service dog Jezebel. Our walk through security was seamless and mishap free. We even had just enough time to grab a photo before we boarded our flight! Bon Voyage!!
Next, I’d like to share how I styled myself out of one suitcase. The key items I picked up along my trip for the different social outings we had whilst away from home. Since I am a shopper, I always leave a little space in my suitcase for things I may purchase on my travels. Coming to someone else’s city, finding cool little thrift stores and hole-in-the-wall boutiques is something I’ve come to look forward to.
The first day
Our first day in Boston we hit a local boutique named Archangel, in a town called Milton . It was tiny and quaint. I found a pair of high-waisted, black and white striped drawstring shorts. As soon as I tried them on I knew that I had a perfect outfit to wear with these awesome new shorts! Later on that night we decided to go out to a big family dinner in downtown Boston. This is what I wore —
I have spotlighted these shoes in previous Style Of The Week articles. I really can’t say enough about how awesome they are. There were several pair of these all plastic bright colored (deep persimmon, a kind of red/orange) wedgies in Las Vegas for about $10 each and have utilized them heavily throughout this summer that I bought. I chose a red satin bra to go under my sheer over sized black t-shirt (Urban Outfitters $10) and put on my fresh new shorts. VOILA, a cute summer outfit!
I was ready to hit the streets of Boston in comfort and style. I also would like to note that the necklace I have on is an original design from my sister Lauren Shapiro and can be found on Facebook at Gawdawful Creations (take a moment to look over her unique creations). Our first night in Boston was awesome, we reconnected with friends and family and had a ball! It was a great way to start our vacation.
As always during my travels I bring home souvenirs from wherever I am. Typically, they either have the name of the city, state, country, or brand that represents the place. I was already picking up weight in my luggage. So, I opted for a cute pair of Boston Red Sox briefs to bring home as my memento from Beantown. The cool thing about these little things was (without a doubt) the price tag, coming in at $1.99 they were my most frugal purchase!
The last part of this article is dedicated to a photo summary of a couple different outings and outfits over the course of our trip. We had so much fun discovering wonderful food, fashion and historical places. I thought I’d share a bit. First, I wore a funky baseball cap with Albert Einstein on it, purchased from his foundation. Then, I paired that with a basic black tank top, a pair of high-waisted stretch white denim shorts with black pinstripes. I wore very comfortable stylish Aztec printed loafers to accompany it.
This was the town center in Salem where there was a bronze statue of “Bewitched”
(One of my favorite shows as a child)
As our trip progressed we did a massive amount of exploring during the day, going to restaurants and lounges at night. Connecting with old and new friends. My limited clothing options did not stop me from being inventive and fun with my choices.
Thank you for going on this travel style journey with me this week. I hope you enjoyed my choices for Style Of The Week!
I hope I inspire you to be adventurous with your personal style. And, don’t be afraid to try new things!