· I’m a tax procrastinator ·
· A classic topper ·
Soon, enough, Sacramento will be sweating in the triple digits. I’ll want to wear nothing but a loose dress and flip flops. For now, though, it’s still cool enough to layer and wear light jackets.
Jacket, Jessica Simpson (thrifted). Sweater, Banana Republic (consignment). Skirt, Plenty by Tracy Reese (thrifted). Boots, Fergie. Bag, Anne Klein (thrifted). Necklace, consignment.
· Legs of steel ·
· I had to find cover! ·
My little red raincoat got a workout in NYC. It rained three of the four days. I didn’t mind walking in the rain, but the weather certainly reduced photo opportunities. I didn’t get to pose in Times Square or in front of Grand Central. However, posing under scaffolding is pretty “New York.” It’s everywhere!
Jacket, REI. Scarf, consignment. Sweater, Banana Republic (consignment). Skirt, Mossimo. Leggings, Amour. Boots, Ariat. Earrings, self-made. Backpack, Toms (gift). Purse, Rebecca Minkoff.
· I travel like a diva ·
As I’m about to join the jet set as one of Skillpath’s speakers, it’s time I share my travel must haves.
Let’s get real, I’m not going to show you how to pack for 2 weeks in Bali with just a carry-on. I don’t have any experience with the latest chargers/headphones/apps. I don’t even belong to any hotel or airline rewards programs. I kick it old school. I always check a bag. And I always travel with my three old school accessories: a flask (filled), a full-size can of dry shampoo, and books.
Jacket, Chaps. Tee, thrifted. Scarf, consignment. Sweater (around my waist), Banana Republic (consignment). Jeans, M. Belt, thrifted. Boots, Ariat.
The flask of whisky and the full-size dry shampoo are just two of the reasons I have to check a bag. I also just don’t like to show my liquids at security, no matter the size. So I check all my booze and toiletries.
This trip, I’m traveling laptop-free! I am going to attempt to process my photos and write my blogs on the iPad. If all else fails, find me on Instagram or Snapchat to see what I wore in NYC!
What are your top three travel essentials?
· Sometimes the best plans are the last minute plans ·
I made last minute plans to meet my friend, Mary, at Crossroads (a local consignment chain), today, for a shop. I can’t wait to share my finds with you!
Jacket, Jessica Simpson (thrifted). Sweater, Potion (thrifted). Dress, Jam’s World (thrifted). Leggings, C9. Boots, Madden Girl. Hat, Nine West. Sunglasses, Coco Sunglasses. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff.
When I blog about our shopping experience, is it disingenuous to label it as a “Come Thrifting With Me” post?
· I haven't been caught yet! ·
I’m dodging trains and bums for today’s photos. (I’m kidding on the trains. The trains in this location only come in on the weekdays and they are not active when I’m in the area.) As illicit as it feels to creep between the train and outbuilding for photos, I can only imagine what it’s like for the graffiti artists who decorate the yard. I’d be terrified of being caught “paint-handed.”
Shirt, Mossimo (thrifted). Dress, Express. Shoes, Superga for Target. Sunglasses, Marc Jacobs. Bandana, Mono Lake Visitor Center. Bag, A+ designed by Aldo.
· A mix of casual, business casual, and business formal ·
These are the capsule items:
Blazer (James Jeans)
Dress (Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique)
Blouses – 2 (BCBG Max Azria and INC)
Pants (Banana Republic)
Cutoffs (Free People)
Leggings – 2 (Mossimo and Amour)
Sweatshirt (Fifth Sun)
Pumps (Nine West)
Wrap (Coldwater Creek)
Beanie (Who What Wear for Target)
Bag (A+ designed by Aldo)
Earrings – 2 (self-made and gift)
Belts – 2 (both thrifted).
The only item I wore, but didn’t photograph or list, is a down vest. I really needed it when it snowed on Tuesday!
Here’s how the capsule played out:
Capsule evaluation: I was happy with the workwear options in this capsule. I was a little underdressed for the weather, but, thankfully, did not have to spend much time outside. I was very glad I brought the scarf, hat, and wrap. They were lifesavers in the unexpectedly cold weather and the expectedly cold plane and conference room. I wish I had brought another casual bottoms option (jeans or yoga pants) and my moccasins for bumming around the hotel. The color palette worked very well: black, navy, brown, gray, olive, and red (with a dash or purple).