Monday, September 14, 2015

Girl Scout or Flight Attendant?

The first thing my mom said to me when I walked down in this outfit was, "Are you trying to be a girl scout?" which my sister responded with, "No she looks like a flight attendant."  I definitely did not think of either when I looked in the mirror, so what do you guys think? Girl scout or flight attendant?
The bandana is a super easy and affordable way to update a basic look.  I am sure everyone has one lying around, so now you can just simply take it out of the drawer, dust it off, and use it to add a pop of interest to your outfit.  Another way I would wear the bandana in the future is to wrap it around the handles of a bag or tying it around the side of a cross-body bag.  

Top: Somewhere in Italy
Shorts: Hollister
Shoes: Topshop
Bag: Zara


Friday, September 4, 2015

End of Summer

 September has officially started which means school is just around the corner.  It is really starting to hit me how close my senior year is getting, and how busy this year is going to be.  Even though this fall is going to be hectic, I am still excited to see what this year has to offer! A new year means a chance to do something great, and a new year to reach your goals.  Yes, I know it is a bit cliche but it's true! This year is my last year in high school, and then I move onto the next chapter: college. 
With each passing day slowly getting darker, it makes me reminisce about the amazing summer I have had.  And even though I am excited for the new year, I do not want summer to end! Yes I want to pull on the sweaters and break out the boots, but I will miss the fun that my friends, family, and I had in the sun.
So here's the last hurray to summer and looking to the new school year! 


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bali Bali Bali

Finally WiFi that works! Although the hotel had WiFi it kept kicking me out of it (you can tell I was not very happy about that).  And it took me a couple of days to sort out everything and settle back into normal life (which is not as fun may I add), so I now present to you a blog post about my trip.
My trip to Bali was one word: amazing.  The resort we stayed in was also amazing! I could not have thought of a better place to stay than the St. Regis Bali Resort.  The breakfast buffet was huge, the people were so nice, and the villas were a dream.  This was the view I woke up to everyday.
The weather at Bali was quite comfortable as well.  It was hot but not humid and sticky.  It allowed you to wear pretty much whatever you wanted.  I chose to go with a very "Bali" maxi-skirt and just a black crop top.  It was a easy outfit that did not restrict my movement at all.  Also this maxi-skirt made a great cover-up from walking from the beach back to our room. 
In Bali we spent most of the time in the water.  But we also went to see some famous temples like the Uluwatu temple.  The landscape that the temples were placed are gorgeous.  If you ever find yourself in Bali I would highly recommend going to see some of them.  
Stay tuned for next weeks article! It will be another one from Bali!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Travel Guide

In honor of my trip to Hong Kong and Bali this coming weekend, I have decided to create a vacation travel guide.  I split it into three of the most stressful parts of a trip: packing, dressing, and the flight. 

1. Packing
-Always try on your clothes before packing them, to make sure they fit right and you like how they look.  I like to try on all my planned outfits to make sure I will actually wear them
-Stuff socks and undergarments in shoes to save space and keep the shoes from losing shape.
-ALWAYS bring a swimsuit.  No matter where you are going you never know if there will be a beach or pool, especially if you are going somewhere tropical.
-Don't forget the extra stuff.  I always bring a couple extra pieces just in case something rips or I change my mind.
-Do not overpack shoes! This is a habit of mine but keep it to the core three: sneakers, sandals, and heels (or boots). 
-ALWAYS bring a jacket, event if you are going somewhere hot.  For my upcoming trip I will be bringing my leather jacket just in case it gets chilly at night.
-Roll your clothing if you can to save room in your luggage.
-Remember to keep in mind the weight limit airlines have.  A large suitcase will easily go over the limit, so if you are having issues you could split your stuff between two smaller suitcases.
-Leave room for souvenirs coming back!

2. Dressing (for the flight)
-Wear easy slip on shoes.  This helps you save time going through security because you don't have to untie a billion laces (so in other words maybe don't wear those knee high lace up gladiator sandals).
-Either wear or tie a light cardi/flannel/jacket around your waist just in case the air conditioning is too high in the plane.
-Wear comfortable clothes. Whatever you find as comfortable will do.  Some examples are: a pair of joggers and nice top, tunic sweater with leggings, comfy jeans and a plain tee, a comfortable dress and cardi, or a maxi (because we all know how comfortable those are ;)).
-Leave the statement necklaces in your suitcase.  There is no need to wear them on a 13 hour flight, and they are such a pain to take off for security. 

3. Flight
-Bring your headphones. This is my absolute first thing I pack because it is SO important for me to have music on the plane.
-Hydrate on the plane to avoid looking dull and bloated afterwards.  H20 really does work wonders.
-Do not wear too much makeup on the plane especially if your flight is over 5 hours. It can cause your skin to dry out even faster.  
-Bring lotion to apply afterwards.  I also like to bring a cleansing wipe to refresh my face with afterwards.
-If you wear contacts, bring eye drops to prevent your lenses from drying out. 
-If you wear glasses bring your glasses case in case you want to sleep and remove your glasses
-Bring a hair tie.  I like to french braid my hair on the plane so that afterwards I get effortless waves because otherwise my hair feels limp after the flight. And if worse comes to worse, you can always just throw your hair up into a ponytail.
-Bring sunglasses.  If you end up getting serious under-eye bags or a puffy eye, just throw on some shades to hide them.