When it comes to traveling (and life, in general), I have to stay organized. Everything is folded, rolled, tucked, and compartmentalized to the extreme. Just another reason that Vera Bradley is my luggage brand soul sister - is that a thing?! Don't care, it's true! This company, as I mentioned in this post, thinks of everything and creates pieces that exceed every expectation. I've been traveling with Vera Bradley luggage since I was in high school and have never found a brand that I love more.
I visited my parents over Labor Day weekend to celebrate my mom's birthday and get in one final getaway of the summer. Of course, these pieces were packed to the brim with sundresses and sandals! The Frame Travel Bag is the perfect size for an overnighter, with tons of pockets for keeping everything organized. The two travel accessories that I used were the Jewelry Organizer and the Ditty Bag (see pictures of both below). The Jewelry Organizer features a fold open design with see-through compartments, pockets, and a ring strap in the middle. Finally, the champion of every trip I take is my Ditty Bag. It's fully lined in plastic, drawstrings at the top, and will (literally) expand to fit every toiletry under the sun! See more pics of what I packed for the weekend and get details below!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Vera Bradley in collaboraton with Adorn Media. All opinions are my own. Vera Bradley is a company that I truly love - I strive to collaborate with only brands and companies that are a genuine, authentic match with my blog.
Is that a chill I feel in the air?! Yep! Fall is literally right around the corner - talk about happy! Especially when I can start pulling out my favorite cool weather accessories. I'm so excited to have two lovely ladies joining me today to feature the new Sole Society fringe booties - these will be your go-to all season! I met both Liz and Lacey through the Southern Blog Society and couldn't ask for more stylish bloggers to join me today for Style File!
You got a little sneak peek of this outfit last week in this post and I couldn't wait to feature the whole look. Chambray is one of my favorite cool weather/layering fabrics and this basic chambray dress can be mixed and matched so many different ways! Pop over to What Dress Code and A Glimpse of Glitter to see the other ladies' looks!
Could these place settings be any more colorful and perfect?! Clinton Kelly knows a thing or two about what you should and should not be wearing, and clearly he knows about hosting a gorgeous dinner party as well! His new dinner ware line, Effortless Table, is just that - effortlessly chic and statement-worthy. I had to pause a minute just to take it all in. The collection is a direct reflection of Clinton's own entertaining habits - mixing fine china with collected vintage pieces. It's specifically designed with mixing-and-matching in mind - don't you love that?! Mix two patterns or mix all six - do what feels you and makes your table one-of-a-kind. It's available exclusively at Macy's!
I have no one else to thank for my latest beauty obsession but BAC. She was texting me a couple weeks ago asking for bright lipstick recommendations - my go-to color is Revlon Love That Red. After going back-and-forth for a while about what I like, what she had found, what she was buying, and so on, she said that she came across the new Maybelline Vivids Collection and was going with one of those. It just so happened that I was going to run some errands that day so I popped over to the make-up department while I was in Wal-Mart. I immediately fell in love and snatched up two colors that day - Shocking Coral and Vivid Rose. If you're a bright lipstick lover like me, get yourself to a store immediately and pick up your favorite color! You won't regret it! Browse the colors here!
Fashion week is in high gear and I've put together three looks that I think would be perfect for getting snapped by those street style photographers. I'm always impressed by the ladies who step outside the box and do something unexpected for the shows - jeans, flats, "within reach" jewelry. It is fashion week, though, so I threw in some fancy stuff, too! Here's a list of my favorite resources for keeping up with all things NYFW!