Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Few Favorites from Nordstrom Sale for Travel

Happy weekend it's Memorial Day here in America and officially summer's kickoff. I've been just completely consumed with graduations and trip planning,  so I've done some shopping this week in preparation for graduation ceremonies and travel. I stopped in Nordstrom briefly yesterday and forgot the Half-Yearly is on. It's a good time to get those bits needed for summer. Loads of pretty dresses and sandals on sale. I always like getting a few new things for a trip and summer, so this sale always happens at just the right time.

 The Clinique Gift is out as usual and just in time for a trip with it's bag and small sizes. I also found this super lightweight  tote . To me this is perfect carry-on for my trip to Europe as it weighs virtually nothing, can take some abuse and its big! Really big. Big enough for another bag, books, magazines etc.

 I also got this black laser cut tote that can fold up in it and when I get to my destination, will become my day to day bag, big enough for shopping, etc, but not as huge as the carry-on. 

Both great prices right now and I don't need to sacrifice any of my leather bags which take a beating on these kinds of trips by being overstuffed, dragged through customs and security, nasty bathrooms and more.

  I appreciate that they're vegan and look as nice as leather. I'm also thinking of getting this cute white fatigue jacket for the trip as well. I know it's cool in Europe in June and this with a scarf this will be just right and light to pack.

Planning for or shopping for any trips?

Other nice ideas for travel this knit blazer , these super cute black flat sandals , and another great buy is this blue Burberry trench. I bought mine 6 years ago at this sale. I always keep my eye out for cool ones and this is a particularly cute one with oversize buttons and cool shape. 

If you have a fun occasion coming soon check out the sale the dresses. I particularly love this long sleeved shift and this mod shape and this twist back shift is easy for warm evenings.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Duchess of Cambridge's First Vogue Cover & More

After all the nonsense this week that was the American Vogue's Met Gala, British Vogue was a breath of fresh air with it's wonderful 100th Anniversary Issue with Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge, as cover girl.

So refreshing to see the lovely young mom Kate in British Vogue. So far they have only released a few photos, but they were shot in the countryside in Norfolk near her and William's home. Two of the portraits will be part of an exhibition celebrating Vogue's 100 years at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
I love the natural looks of these photos. She's wearing a Burberry suede coat on the cover. This top is a Petite Bateau T worn with Burberry navy pants. I think she's a terrific role model for young women. She had class.

The Duchess is also a keen photographer and has taken most all the photos that have been released of her children. I love the latest for little Princess Charlotte's birthday on May 1st...

What a doll!

British Vogue also has another milestone in this issue. They feature Bo Gilbert the first 100 year-old model in Vogue. I can't wait to show my grandmother this who is 99 in a few weeks..