Thursday, August 7, 2014

Well-Traveled

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This time next week, I will {fingers crossed} be headed to New York City. I love the city, and the past few years, we've gone in the winter, so it'll be refreshing to see NYC in the summertime. I am catching a flight to meet my family right after work, so I won't have time to change. Even when I travel, I still want to look put-together yet comfortable, so I'll be picking pieces that travel well, that are comfortable, and that are versatile between work and flight.

Structured cotton dresses are one of my go-tos, and I have a few favorites from Old Navy and H&M. They don't wrinkle easily, they are comfortable, and will easily transition from my desk to the airport. I also will be choosing shoes that are easy to walk in. I love a pair that I found at Belk (that are unfortunately sold out). They have a tiny wedge with an ankle strap, but the best feature for travel is that they have a zippered back. Taking off shoes to go through security means you don't need something with lots of buckles, etc., but something instead that slips on and off. A sandal like the one above gives you a polished look but is easy when doing the necessary requirements for flying.

Because the flight is a quick one, I don't need a lot of things in my carry-on. In my tote (loving that Kate Spade!), I'll toss in a magazine, bottle of water (post-security of course), some gum, and a pashmina and/or sweater. Even in the heat of summer, those airports and planes are freezing, so they always come in handy.

For some reason, I love flying, and I'm excited for a little weekend getaway to the Big Apple. One week away! Any recommendations?!
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18 comments

  1. Those sandals are going to be perfect even for walking around in the city!! There is so much to do in see in NYC especially in the summer - you're going to have the best time!! I've heard the Meatball Shoppe is a must try place and if you haven't been to shake shack - try it!

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  2. YES! I remember catching that after work flight (from CLT though!) SO often when Marky used to live in NY. Your outfit is perfect. Old Navy's ponte knit stuff is AWESOME! xx

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  3. OMG those sandals are so cute and perfect for walking around! I love a good wedged sandal for traveling. And NYC is going to be SO much fun! I'm so jealous! I've also heard the Meatball Shoppe is a must try! And Haven Rooftop Bar is supposed to be really nice with awesome views!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  4. Such a perfect travel look that dress is the perfect combo if cute and comfy! Love it!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  5. this is way more sophisticated than what i wear when travelling ;) love the tote!

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  6. Perfect ensemble! Love it love it! (I've never done NYC in the summer!)

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  7. Love that tote! It's perfect for fall! I hope your Thursday is great!

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  8. ahh love the ensemble, have a great time in new York! that is such a fun city :D

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  9. Such a classic look - perfect for your trip! Have such a good time!

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  10. So so jealous of your NYC trip! I have only been in the fall but I'm sure it will be gorgeous right now. And this post is on point, I never want to look like a slob kabob at the airport :)

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  11. Ahhh how fun! I hope I can make it to NYC one day :) Perfect travel outfit, love the shoes. They remind me of my leopard Sperry ones!

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  12. Beautiful outfit. The little black dress is awesome.
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  13. Love the pop of color the scarf adds. I am a dress addict and don't have one like that yet I love the longer sleeve length!

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  14. I hope you do get to go to NYC! I've never been but it is somewhere I hope to go soon. I love this chic look. I just love scarfs when traveling, and that tote is just amazing. I need one like that!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

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  15. Airplanes/ports are ALWAYS freezing! I hate being cold so I'm always layering up. I've worn my Lush maxi dresses the couple times we've traveled this summer and they've been perfect!

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