As much as I like to be comfortable when I travel, I also want to look somewhat put together. It usually happens that when I look a mess, I run into someone I know so I try to avoid being caught off guard (I do still love my sweatpants, I just have been making an effort not to wear them out as often). I also almost always wear this blazer or my J.Crew navy schoolboy blazer and a scarf over whatever top I decide to wear (usually according to the season) because they go with everything, add polish to any look (including what I’m wearing on the plane), and because a blazer takes up a lot of room in my bag so it’s easier to just wear it there. Do you have a travel uniform or what do you like to wear when you travel?
jeans- Paige Denim, tee- J.Crew, blazer- Madewell, flats- Sam Edelman, belt- J.Crew, scarf- Anthropologie, sunglasses- Ray-Ban
Happy Tuesday everyone! I definitely did not get everything done that I needed to yesterday (as usual) so I’m exactly ready to start my week yet but so it goes… I’ll just keep adding to the to do list 🙂
These are the perfect summer shorts, especially when worn spending the weekend in a fishing/boating town. I love the bright violet hue of this sweater and the bright pink belt makes it pop even more. This is one of my favorite color combinations: pink, purple, and blue! They remind me of twilight, my favorite time of the day (next to the morning).
Also, here are some of the pictures from Pirates and Wenches Weekend in Rock Hall, Maryland this past weekend!
Three pretty convincing pirates, don’t you think? The theme of Joe’s parent’s house this year was “a pirate flag and an island girl.”
All of the boats fly pirate flags!
This is usually the extent of my dressing up… I’m not always big on costumes.
Such a pretty view!
shorts- J. Crew (similar), sweater- Wet Seal, flats- Sam Edelman, belt- J. Crew, necklace- Premier (a gift from my Mom), bracelet- a gift from my sister from Croatia, sunglasses- Ray-Ban
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I seriously took this Vieta Fashion tote with me everywhere on our trip to Ireland. It was perfect because it was big enough to use as a carry on bag (it fit everything that I wanted to take on the plane with ease… which, truth be told, was a ridiculous amount of stuff) but it was also perfect to take for a night out or out for a day trip (once I took out everything I didn’t need)! I also love the fact that it is tan and white… perfect for summer and the perfect accessory to my somewhat nautical themed outfit here. Their bags are also super affordable, which is really nice 🙂
jeans- Paige Denim, sweatshirt- J. Crew, blazer- J. Crew, flats- Sam Edelman, watch- Fossil (similar), tote- c/o Vieta Fashion, sunglasses- Ray-Ban, necklace- C. Wonder
Have a great day everyone! It’s almost Friday 🙂 Do you have any plans for the weekend yet?
I wore this outfit for a night out on the town in Galway. I love pairing brights with brights so, since I had to pack neutral basics so that they would go with whatever I brought, I paired this orange ruffle top with some fuchsia lipstick (I love bright pinks and oranges together… especially with navy!)! I was also able to add my bright yellow Kate Spade bag because of the different colors in the floral pattern.
pants- J. Crew, top- BCBG (similar), blazer- J. Crew, belt- J. Crew, flats- Sam Edelman, bag- Kate Spade, bracelet- J. Crew, sunglasses- Ray-Ban, earrings- Tiffany & Co., lips- Bobbi Brown in Cosmic Raspberry
This picture of me with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law was taken at The King’s Head. We had so much fun there (they had some really cool live music… interestingly enough, I think we heard the song Wagon Wheel at least 3 times in Galway!)!
Have a lovely day and thanks for reading 🙂
Here we are on day 4 on our way to Galway (almost a 3 hour drive from Donegal). The above photo and the 2 below are from Sligo, where we followed signs for a waterfall on a whim. Lucky we did because the views were nothing less than spectacular. Here we are at the bottom of the mountains (we were quite literally in a mountain valley) looking out onto a lake… and some more sheep… and from here we walked up to the waterfall. This was also the first time I’ve seen a waterfall (in person, at least)!
This picture (above) was from our second stop on our drive to Galway in Crossmolina, where Joe’s mother’s family is from originally.
Finally in Galway! These next few photos are from what they call the Latin (or Spanish) quarter. It was really cool with bars, restaurants, and shops lining the streets. I think Joe and I could have spent a week here and have been perfectly content! We had a really good time just walking around and going from place to place checking out the local pubs. We ate dinner at The King’s Head on our first night there.
This is the Spanish arch, built in 1584. It is all that remains of a 16th century bastion added to the town’s walls for extra protection.
Yes, there is a pub called Monroe’s in Galway. Yes, we went in and had a drink and took multiple pictures here 🙂 We also met a really interesting man named Declan there… he told us some really neat stories that I won’t soon forget!
This picture (above) is from a little more than halfway up the mountain on our drive to see the Cliffs of Moher. It was really cool to look out from this point because from here, you were able to see and identify all of the major landmarks in the area (with the help of the sign/map that was staked into the ground for just this purpose).
These pictures are from the Cliffs of Moher… one of the most amazing sights I’ve ever seen.
This view is from the top of O’Brien’s tower and the photo below is a full view of the tower itself.
This photo and the one below are from our third hotel, Glen Lo Abbey Hotel.
Thank you guys for being so amazing and letting me share this with you. It means so much to me to have you following along! I hope you all had a great weekend! Joe and I spent the weekend catching up with friends and doing some much needed shopping!
I’m so not ready for it to be Monday but here it is anyway… so Happy Monday 🙂
I wore this dress on our first night in Donegal when we went to a really nice dinner at our hotel. The long sleeves and heavier material of this dress made it perfect for a June night in Ireland (I didn’t even need tights!). I paired it with my gold glitter Sam Edelman flats (1. because I didn’t bring heels and 2. because Sam Edelman makes unbelievably comfortable flats and we did a ton of walking while we were there) and a long necklace with pops of color to brighten up the dress… after all, it was June, even if the weather didn’t feel like it for us.
These pictures are from our first night in Galway. It was a really nice day, but even so I still needed longer sleeves and my navy blazer (which, by the way, is the perfect travel companion). I love the combination of yellow and blue so this outfit felt very natural for me, though it was noticeably brighter than what everyone else was wearing walking around town… as usual 🙂 Again, I added some Sam Edelman flats for comfort and a statement necklace and my yellow Kate Spade bag to liven up the look.
outfit 1: dress- Anthropologie (similar), flats- Sam Edelman, necklace- Express (old but I also love this), bracelet- J. Crew
outfit 2: pants- J. Crew (on sale!), top- J. Crew (similar), blazer- J. Crew, belt- J. Crew, flats- Sam Edelman, bag- Kate Spade, watch- Fossil (similar), sunglasses- Ray-Ban
I know Friday is normally reserved for recipe posts but I just haven’t had any time to bake since we’ve been home… and I have so many pictures I want to share with you guys from our trip [that I’d like to have posted before July (said she in just a slightly sarcastic tone… in all seriousness though, I don’t want to be talking your ear off about Ireland for too long lest you get really bored of me!)]!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Any exciting plans?