Sunday, February 7, 2010

OOTD: Travelin' garb

Yes, it's a wee bit late in the eve to be posting an outfit post, but this is the first I've gotten some time to blog in a few days. This outfit was my traveling outfit on Friday. I know a lot of people have very specific needs for traveling garb and I'm one of them. Here are my rules: 1. Must be comfortable (duh). 2. Must be a dress and leggings. Yes. MUST. I hate wearing pants and feeling restricted, especially when sitting in a car for 5 hours, so a jersey dress is key. 3. Must be light and airy. I know lots of people think it's better to dress warm just in case, but I always find I want to just layer if I get cold instead of tie myself down to thick or heavy fabrics.  So here's a great rendition of Justine's Traveling Ensemble:
 
  
  
  
Dress: French Connection abstract art dress
Leggings: Nordstrom BP
Necklace: Anthro's Stormy Seas necklace in the amber hue
Shoes: Steve Madden fleur de lis flats
lip gloss: courtesy Johanna, thanks love!

There's a reason I posted so many gratuitous photos of myself... to show the lipstick wear. In the first photo, I had just applied the Marina Cosmetics lip gloss I received from the lovely Johanna of 101 Things I Love. By the end (hell, by the second photo), it was generally worn off. I do have to say it's not my normal color (I prefer pinks when I wear any color at all), but still, it didn't seem to last as long as I hoped. I usually have a lot of trouble finding colors that last on me-- this could have something to do with me personally, but I have no idea if that's logical or not. Anyway, there's one review for ya, Johanna!! :) 

Also, please notice the necklace, which is apparently on sale at local Anthropologies for $30 instead of nearly $50. As I love my F21 version and have been drooling over the Anthro version for so long (fortuitously, I wanted this particular color, too!), I decided to finally make a commitment to an item. I'm so excited that I did because I just lurve this thing. Yay!

4 comments:

  1. you look so adorable! I agree that comfort is key when traveling

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  2. The first thing I was going to comment on was your makeup! Your lip color makes your entire complexion look so fresh. Love it.

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  3. Lip gloss always comes off. You have to layer with powder and/or foundation for some staying power. A trick I saw today on Rachel Ray is to put the lipstick on. Put blush over it in the same color. Then top with gloss.

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  4. The Coastal ChicsterFebruary 9, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    i really like this outfit! it is much more creative than what i usually come up with to travel in. :)

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