On The Road

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So I have a bit of exciting news: About two and a half weeks ago I made the compulsive decision to drive up the West Coast with someone who was a stranger three months ago. Crazy as it may be, I have the time off of work, and was able to finagle a dog sitter and a free flight with sky mile points (I highly recommend Chase Sapphire credit cards if you are someone who likes to travel). Now, here I am, sitting in my apartment, trying to pack a suitcase for occasions as vast as camping and hiking in the Grand Canyon, to pool parties in Vegas, dinners in L.A., and blog posts along the way. I am stressed, excited, and have a generally open schedule (and mind) for the course of the next few weeks. This was never a trip I dreamt of, or would have planned for myself, but nothing feels more right for my life right now. Travel seems to refocus everything for me and grant perspective on the course of my everyday life.

When I pack for long trips, I like to pack pieces that can all be mixed and matched within a single color scheme. For this trip, I am sticking to mostly neutrals with pops of blue. Since I will be traveling by car, I am not restricting my packing list the way that I did when I backpacked through Europe and had to drag my suitcase everywhere. Dresses like this one are great because they are easily dressed up or down, and match just about anything. To see my whole travel wardrobe, plus pics and sites be sure to follow along on Insta and Snapchat (@thestylephile). I can’t wait to share insider tips and favorite spots with you all! :)

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From Head to Toe:

Dress: SheInside, Shoes: Lulu*s (Similar), Bag: ASOS

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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Holiday Weekends and Casual Vibes

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I spent this holiday weekend in Florida celebrating the wedding of my college roommate/high school best friend. Between running errands, bridesmaid duties, and drinking (too much) wine at the reception, I needed an effortless Memorial Day wardrobe to pack along with my bridesmaid dress. A loose top and go-to jeans are always perfect for these sorts of occasions. This top is actually a dress, but I am not quite sure I could get away with it as such. However, it’s a great top and also works as a pretty sweet bathing suit cover up. Furthermore, you will LOVE the price, so check it out at the link below!

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From Head to Toe:

Necklace: Michael Kors, Top/Dress: SheInside, Jeans: Rebecca Minkoff, Shoes: Target

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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Summer Print Mixing

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Summer is upon us! As the temps heat up, I transition to short shorts and sun dresses for the better part of the next four months. Its not as easy to play around with such a minimal amount of fabric, but I like to experiment with flowy tops and different textures to keep these similar silhouettes exciting each day.

I am actually in the process of packing up my apartment for a 3 week vacation (so needed!) and am finding that mixing prints with similar cuts will keep my vacay wardrobe on fleek while having a variety of pieces to mix and match. I am attempting not to pack too much (always a challenge) because I want to by unique stuff along the way! First stop is a wedding in Florida, but can you guess where I am headed next? Follow along on Snapchat and Instagram (@thestylephile). And don’t worry, I will be blogging along the way!

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From Head to Toe:

Top: Piperlime (similar), Skirt: Piperlime (similar), Bag: Aldo, Shoes: Thrift, Blazer: Target

Photos by Anabella V Photography

I’ve got an early flight and need to finish packing, but in the meantime, you can check out some great outfit inspo from some of my other favorite ladies by checking out the posts below!

 

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Raining Petals

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My favorite time of year in the city is the last two weeks of April/first two weeks of May when all the trees bloom and cherry blossom petals litter the streets of NYC. Its this magical period when all the restaurants line the sidewalks with tables, everyone plants tulips, and all you need is a light jacket. The perfect time for a maxi dress and a glass of chardonnay, this is the time of year when I always fall in love with New York all over again (because, I usually start to hate her when it is still freezing in March). I picked up this Grecian maxi from Mixology, a new boutique on the Upper East Side. They sell online too, but if you are here you should stop in! Everything is super trendy AND reasonably priced!

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From Head to Toe:

Ear Cuff: Mixology, Dress: Mixology, Shoes: Thrift, Bag: Nine West

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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Summer Sister

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The past few months have seemed to fly by. The dull, tired, unbearable frost of winter passed and I embarked on a vacation basically every other weekend (with seemingly endless work hours in-between). Summer is always my favorite time of year in New York, and it has barely started yet seems to be whipping past. I’m leaving town again on Wednesday for a wedding, only to return officially from the West Coast in June. And I am just so excited. Maybe this is cliche, but life seriously is about traveling to me. I would much rather spend my clothes on trips than a purse (says the fashion blogger…) and always make lists of all the cities I want to visit whenever I am bored. I prioritize travel over most “adult” things, because personally, I don’t think there is a better way to become a more well-rounded “adult”. So I hope you guys will hang around as I blog across the country the next few weeks, because I am agonizing over what to pack for my outfit posts! In the meantime, this outfit symbolizes my summer plans…theres just a little bit of everything.

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From Head to Toe:

Earrings: ASOS, Sunnies: Anthropologie, Top: Lulu’s (Similar), Jeans: Mixology, Bag: ASOS, Shoes: Lulu*s

Photos by Anabella V Photography

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