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Smart purchases for an easy but professional look
This beautiful traveler caught my eye in the food court. Two surprising facts about her: she’s a farmer, and she’s four months pregnant!
She combined a dressier top with stretchy pants for a professional look, ready to attend her meeting with the State Department when she lands in Washington. The top and the pants came from TJ Maxx. TJ Maxx The Calvin Klein pants are stretchy for comfort, but have a zipper and a regular waistline, so they have a more tailored look than pull-on leggings, but are still comfortable for the plane ride. Her leopard flats are Dr. Scholl’s with gel inserts. She can’t wear heels anymore because of foot problems, so she turns to Dr. Scholl’s for all her dress shoes. Dr. Scholl leopard loafer
She finished off this outfit with perfect accessories. Her sunglasses (I wish I had a picture) came from NORDSTROM RACK, and the statement necklace is from Evereve. Evereve necklaces. She said she copied her mom — who has impeccable taste — for the necklace.
Her expensive-looking and practical backpack is from Target. The backpack is large enough to carry her laptop and the documents she needs for her meeting. She has a great eye for quality without spending top dollar.
HR Director is stylish, comfortable and practical
I found this woman hard at work on her laptop before her business flight to Charlotte, North Carolina. Her pants initially caught my eye, and then I fell in love with her jacket and bag. The white linen palazzo pants are lined and have an elastic waist — what a great combination of comfort and style. The darling denim jacket with peplum is Style & Co from Macy’s, and she owns it in navy as well as this flattering gray.Similar at Macy’s
The shoe is a wedge from Skechers with a slight heel. The band across the top is stretchy, making the shoe so comfortable that she bought it in white as well. This smart shopper buys duplicate items in multiple colors when she finds something she loves.
And this bag –how I love it! She’s a girl after my heart with this awesome pop-of-color from Calvin Klein. She highlighted the side zipper pocket, which allowed her to quickly locate her boarding pass and phone.
Repurposing Old Favorites for a Terrific Monochromatic Look
Mix of old and new, jeans and tailored
This pretty business traveler used a vintage jacket to give a great professional touch to a pair of skinny jeans. Under the jacket she has on a stretchy black tank from Ann and the cute stretchy dark wash jeans are also from Ann Taylor. similar jeans at AnnTaylor similar tank at AnnTaylor. Her jacket was a gift from her Aunt’s estate, and this timeless piece is about ten years old. I love the mix of vintage and current, casual and business.
She said her Rampage sandals are older, but they are beautifully maintained, and the touch of leopard makes them quite trendy. Rampage
Her sophisticated black leather tote with brown accents came from a shop in St. Augustine Florida, and she bought several bags there at the time because of a great sale. I love how the grownup jacket and bag add style and maturity to an easy and comfortable look.
Consignment shopper has a great eye for style
The three-hour delay did not stop this stunning woman from looking fabulous. She was returning to her home town of Naples. Florida after competing in the Senior Olympics In Kentucky. Her smart denim jacket (St. John) and crisp button-down sleeveless tank (Brooks Brothers) both came from her favorite consignment store, True Fashionistas, in Naples. The printed jean is from Chico. (similar at Chico’s) Her cute Vionic ( similar Vionics ) sandals are from Marshall’s. As a runner, she loves Vionics, which support her feet and ward off foot problems. She accessorized this great look with a mix of silver and gold jewelry.
Smart and comfortable — but not sloppy — athletic wear for a long flight to Rome
I had to run quickly to snag a picture of this traveler as she moved so quickly and effortlessly through the airport in her athletic wear! She was all about stretchy fabrics and comfort for her international flight, while still looking cute and appropriate. Her sports bra and tank are from Athleta. She had a lightweight Lucy long sleeve top, and the yoga pants are also from Lucy. She told me the Lucy Brand may have been bought by another company, and in fact, you can get it now at The North Face . Her shoe is a smart gray sneaker from Michael Kors which provides great support. ( similar at Michael Kors) She plans to wear those for touring throughout Rome, which will pair nicely with skorts, capris and shorts. She has a small cross-body bag for easy access to her lipstick and phone, and is also carrying a backpack for her carry-on essentials.
Distressed jeans, leopard flats, and a cotton sweater for the cold airplane
All these kind women were brave enough to let me snap their picture and ask them about their clothes and travel. I guess it is only fair to submit myself to the same scrutiny, so I snapped a picture of myself in the airport restroom! When I dressed at 5 am for my flight, I wasn’t planning on working on a blog, so this is my real, practical, traveling attire, with no bells or whistles. I have on a Trouve sleeveless tunic that I got at Nordstrom’s anniversary sale in 2017. My waffle-weave cott0n sweater is by Splendid. I have it in gray as well because I love it so much and it is great for travel, especially in the warmer months when I don’t want a really heavy sweater but am still cold on the airplane. My jeans are Kut from the Kloth, from the 2018 Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. Nordstrom’s Kut from the Kloth. Finally, I’ve got on Rothy’s pointed-toe leopard flat. I’ve also got on my glasses, because my eyes get so dry flying.
Happy travels to all those out there looking for comfort, practicality, and a little bit of style for their three-hour delays!
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