Travel Diary: Astoria, OR


I recently went up to visit my brother and sister in-law up in Astoria Oregon and it was an experience I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. You have a lot of expectations when you travel to places you’ve heard so much about. Being an avid foodie, coffee drinker, and shopper I was super excited for this trip not only to see my family and some of the Oregon coast but to also visit Portland (post to come).

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Paris Street Style Travel Diary


Chino Trousers with Side Stripe – Zara | Japanese Oxford Square Shirt – | Houndstooth Patterned Coat – H&M | V-cut Red Leather Ballerinas – Zara | Medium Monogram College Bag – Saint Laurent |

I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Paris, France this past week. Fashion capital of the world and full of beautiful architecture and history you only experience in books. While I was here for work we also had the opportunity to visit all of the best spots Paris has to offer. From the Chateau de Versailles, to the Eiffel Tower, to the Louvre and Notre Dame. It really was an incredible experience.

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Noon Lodge at Mallard Bay


Noon Lodge at Mallard Bay

Zion Jumbo Jumper – Selling Warmth | Calvin Klein High Waisted Denim – Thrifted | Merino Wool Beanie – &Other Stories | Camel Coat – Valmuer

I had a very peaceful weekend up in Big Bear with my husband with amazing accommodations by the Noon Lodge at Mallard Bay. I was immediately drawn to this lodge after countless hours of searching travel sites I found this quaint and cute little lodge.

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NYFW Striped Co-ord


Walk the Line Co-Ord – BC The Label | Kendall Leather Loafers – TopShop | Mini Bucket Bag – Hieleven

Another look from my second day at New York Fashion Week 2016 and opted for a flowy striped co-ord that was perfect for the warm evenings during my trip. I also decided to test out my new blue metallic loafers from TopShop.

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NYFW Off Shoulder Poplin


Off Shoulder Poplin Top – Zara | Two Tone Denim – H&M (Similar) | Netted Sandals – H&M | Mini Bucket Bag – Hieleven | Crystal Nicki Sunglasses – Triwa

Day two of New York Fashion Week means lazy Sundays and shopping. We popped into Acne down in Soho and did a little spending, although there were plenty of pieces I’d be more than happy to drop some bills on, I reverted to just browsing. Since it was a more casual day, I opted for a more casual look. I picked up this off shoulder poplin from Zara. I have another off shoulder poplin blouse however I loved that this one had the collar still attached which gives a very low maintenance look.

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Citizen M New York Hotel


I had an incredible stay during my time at Citizen M Hotel in New York City. This hotel is located in midtown close to Times Square and just a few streets over from 5th ave. If you are looking for the perfect location for a NY getaway this is it. This hotel is based on the premise of community, with tons of lounging areas both in the lobby, outdoor patios, and rooftop bar.

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NYFW Day 1 – Green Velvet


Green Velvet Dress – Zara | Polite Shirt – Akira | Laura Angled Heel Ankle Boot in Maroon – EGO | Mini Saddle Bag – Ela | Star Choker Necklace – Zara

A little green velvet for my first day of New York Fashion Week 2016! This being my first trip I was so excited to just be within the city and all it has to offer during this time. I was able to mix work (day job) and play (blogging) and get a little exploring in as well.

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Fashion from Afar – Santorini Greece


As a kid I never got to experience much traveling, I had my first plane ride without my parents and ever since I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and traveled to Washington D.C. with my 8th grade class (as many of you I’m sure did as well) did I realize how exciting and fun it is to travel. Being a lover of learning, reading, history, there is a lot that I get out of traveling to new destinations. After becoming addicted to history documentaries when I was still in college and after taking my first Art History class I fell in love with Europe and especially Greece. Alongside it’s rich history, the mythological aspects that hide behind it are something that I’ve always been curious about (hence my Greek Mythology course in college, boy did I love my GE classes).


When the time is right I will make my way over the Atlantic and land (jet lagged) in Santorini Greece. The beautiful cliffside community has an amazing array of colored buildings and cobblestone pathways that would be the perfect backdrop for a pair of culottes and an oversized tank. Here are just a few of the essentials you might find with me on my trip:

Day Look:

Greece Vacay 2

Off shoulder top, baggy boyfriend jean shorts, bright satchel, and pointed flats.

Evening Look:

Greece Vacay

Oversized white tank, white culottes, lace up sandals, cape blazer and a cute clutch.

My biggest fear in traveling to a non-english speaking country is communicating with the locals. As a big supporter of making check lists and planning my first task would be to research basic terms that would be useful when traveling to a different country (who, what, where, when, how, please, thank you, hello, goodbye, etc.) The great part about traveling to these type of tourist destinations is that a good majority of people you may come across will speak English. With technology assisting in traveling with each additional ‘app’ or website we encounter (whether you use Google Maps, Yelp or Expedia) it’s important for me to be able to visit a local website that can translate into English. Cue the amazing services Smartling provides. Smartling is able to grab content from current sites html, xml, cms and strings automatically and translate accordingly. Working as a project manager for a Marketing firm this is a service that I find extremely useful, especially for websites that have consistent updates for content and need them done quickly and efficiently.

Another exciting part of travel is trying all of the traditional food the city has to offer. With Greek food my experience is limited to the local Mediterranean restaurants of Southern California however cool Greek salads, cucumber-yogurt dip, and Baklava would be at the top of my list when I arrive.

Whether I’m relaxing on the beaches, eating delicious food, visiting the historical villages, vineyards, castles and archeological sites the beauty of the city would simply be enough.