5. A CLUTCH – Stick your purse essentials inside and use it as a pocket in your larger carry on tote, then if you need a smaller bag in the evenings you can just grab it and go! (Diane von Furstenberg envelope clutch)
2. A WATCH – I try to unplug a little bit on trips so it’s good to be able to check the time without the temptation of stopping to look at my phone. (Timex for J.Crew watch)
1. A PRETTY SCARF – Works double time, keeps me warm on the always freezing plane or train and is a great way to change up and style outfits during your trip. (Emporio Armani Fringe Scarf)
Hi guys! I’m headed out of town for the holiday weekend but just wanted to post a little red and white stripe themed outfit before I left (next time I’ll get the blue in there). Hope you all have a great weekend and Happy 4th of July! ~Carrie
By recommendation I stopped in to visit the COS store on Queen’s Road in Hong Kong last year and came home with this black pleated dress. Owned by H&M, the COS brand is nicer in quality and until this year was only sold in Europe and Asia. I’m so excited they finally have a US website to shop and hopefully soon a rumored Spring Street store opening here in NYC! ~Carrie
For a large part of my life I refused to wear florals; my mother tried her hardest. I’ve recently noticed though that in the past few years florals been creeping into my closet. Now I’m the lookout for a perfect summer floral clutch! ~Carrie
When I was a kid, all I wanted was for my family to go on vacation to Cape Cod or on a Caribbean cruise like all the other kids at school. Instead, my parents dragged us all over the US, every battlefield, national park and historical monument, we went there. My parents especially loved farmer’s museums and colonial villages.
During our many family adventures, we rode horses through the mountains of Yellowstone, went gold mining in Alaska and re-enacted the battle of Gettysburg in 100 degree heat. It wasn’t until I was 21 that I ever went on a beach vacation to Puerto Rico and I’m not sure our family knew what to do with ourselves.
Now that I’m older and have a full time job, when I have time off I tend to want to go places for exploring rather than relaxing and I think my family definitely influenced that. Many of my friends in NYC who spend their vacations heading down south to the beach, experienced that with their families growing up and they definitely have a different mindset about travel.
I never appreciated the vacations that my parents took me on until I was much older, but now I realize that it helped encouraged my wanderlust of wanting to see and explore the world.
How about you? Did your family influence the way you travel or take time off from your day jobs?