Travel Style – Accessories

My friends who travel with me can attest that I always travel with one suitcase almost the size of a carry-one, even after becoming a “fashion blogger”. My secret is that I plan out every outfit and never bring with me things I won’t wear. I write down and take pictures of all my outfits when packing. I consider how many days I will be sightseeing, on the beach, on the boat, etc. Any outfit is made by an accessory, so I make sure to bring few statement necklaces and earrings, 3-4 scarfs, 3-4 wide belts, 4-5 sunglasses, 3-4 flat clutches and one large straw bag where I pack all these accessories. I wear my fedora hat on the plane and always take a canvas bag that folds, where I can put a hat, scarf and other things while on the plane. I usually bring 2-3 pairs of flat sandals in neutral colors of black or white, as well as gold, as I can mix and match with all my outfits. I also take beige or white heels that go with any evening ensemble, as well as rubber shoes by Melissa that are comfy, waterproof and go with all my nautical outfits. While on the plane I either wear white or silver sneakers / walking shoes, that I can later pair with shorts, dresses or pleated skirts while sightseeing. See my previous post on the cloths I pack and check out things on the shopping list here, which you’ll find me wearing on my upcoming trip.

  • Straw Bags

  • Statement Bags and Clutches

  • Statement Earrings

  • Hats

  • Footwear

Travel Style

The question that I get the most is how do I pack for vacation. Here are the pictures of my looks from the previous trips. And I am sharing items on my shopping list for my upcoming trip to Italy’s Tuscany and Amalfi Coast.

I’ve never went on vacation without white shorts and jeans, a white blazer and a white dress. These are my staples. I know I can wear them multiple times with different accessories. White feels and looks good on pictures in any scenery.

To go with the Italian vibe and the colorful coastal and Tuscan scenery, I will be bringing lots of dresses and tops in red and hot pink, red and blue stripes, yellow and possible something deep green. When it comes to prints, stripes are my long time favorite. I love accessorizing blue stripe shirts and dresses with red or yellow accessories.

Also don’t forget to bring basics like white and black tees, ripped jeans and a cardigan and scarf for the night.

In the separate post I will share footwear, bags and other accessories that make any outfit complete, as well as easy to pack. Happy Shopping.

  • White crochet

  • Stripes

  • Dresses in Color

  • Ruffles

  • Basics

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom is currently having an Anniversary sale and lots of great staple pre-fall items are on sale. Take advantage of this sale, which ends on August 8th to shop for light sweaters, jackets, jeans, over the knee boots and lots of back to school items if you have kids. On this picture, I am wearing Blank NYC jeans and jacket and Kendal&Kylie boots. Shop this look while it’s on sale.

Open back shirt

Double Breasted blazer

Loving white double breasted blazers. Shop similar finds below.
To complete all white look, gold button skirt inspired by Gucci latest collection is by Storets.

Straw bag

For a chic effortless summer look my go-to pieces are white eyelet or lace dresses with straw hats and bags. There are so many options of straw bags right now. I especially like a round shape, as well as blogger favorite arc bag by LA brand, Cult Gaia. They striked gold with this bag when it became so popular and now sold out for months. I bought it at ShopStyle.

My other bag favorites: Free People / Asos / Eugenia Kim / Moda Operandi /Misa bags / Rebecca Minkoff / San Diego hat company / Coco bag

My straw hat is from Asos (sold out), but they have other very affordable pretty options. I also have this medium width brim hat available at Nordstrom

Pearl Embellished Shoes

Pearls have always been a symbol of elegance and timeliness. Aside from being a beautiful feminine accessory they’ve been used by many designers as an embellishment on clothing, collars, bags and lately shoes. Designers like Chanel (link here) and Nicholas Kirkwood (link here) used pearls in their shoe designs for many years (as seen worn by me in the past). But when Miu Miu embellished their slides and flats (link here), the trend became so popular then fast fashion brands like Zara created theirs, they quickly were sold out everywhere (you can get them on ebay link here).

I got these beautiful slides from River Island and these sandals from Jeffrey Campbell

Netting and Mesh

Are you on this trend yet? I’ve always liked mesh and netting clothing for layering and I am glad it’s in trend now, which means it’s available and affordable from fast fashion retailers. Here are the links to my look (my shirt is old) and other items I recently bought:

Boots (I can’t believe this price myself and they are super comfortable)

Shirts I like : Asos / NastyGal / PixieMarket /

Dresses I like : Self-Portrait 1   / Self-Portrait 2 / Revolve X by NBD  /