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Heading to New York Fashion Week for the spring 2020 collections

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travel outfit details: pearl earrings / sunglasses / black 3/4 sleeve tee / Chloe bag / jeans / nail polish / cowgirl boots (so comfy!!) /

I’m heading to New York for fashion week! Normally I travel on Wednesday so that I am there for the Thursday shows, but this season, the schedule was a little thrown off. First off, I originally booked my trip to be my usual Wednesday-Sunday. Then, the CFDA put out a press release stating that NYFW would be Friday evening through Wednesday. I was like-whaaaaat??? So, I called my airline and moved my flight to Friday through Tuesday. The ticket turned out to be a lot less expensive and I ended up with a $248 credit. Yee-haw!

Well. . .early August rolled around and the production arm of fashion week posted the New York Fashion Week schedule online. Guess what?! It had shows from Thursday through Wednesday. Um, what??? Sooooooo. . . .I changed my flight for nothing! At this point, I already had my trip planned, and I had help arranged for my kids while I would be gone, so Friday through Tuesday I would travel!

Having a different schedule this time around is actually going to be fun. While I am missing a few shows I normally attend on Thursday and Friday such as Tadashi, and Laurence & Chico, I have the opportunity to attend some designer runways I haven’t seen before. This will be a ton of fun, and I will be able to bring some new designers to you! Yay! Everything happens for a reason, right?!

Shop my New York Fashion Week suitcase:

I’m flying out Friday morning, and I will attend one late show Friday night; barring any flight delays. Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see my Insta-stories which will be filled with everything NYFW! If you would like to see any specific types of coverage such as street style, behind the scenes, etc., feel free to email me or leave a comment below!

Thanks for following along, and see you in New York!

XOXO
Cathy


Best packable clothing for travel | Chico’s Travelers Collection

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Best travel clothes for women: wearing: pink top c/o Chico’s (on major sale!) / convertible necklace c/o Chico’s / wide leg black pants c/o Chico’s / black shoulder bag / lipstick / fall nail polish / boots (old-also love this pair) /

Follow me to the Space Needle!

Found the Space Needle! We recently took a family vacation to Seattle where I brought the best packable clothing on the market in my suitcase from the Chico’s Travelers Collection. We took a morning flight to Seattle, so I made sure my family was packed the night before. This meant my clothing would be packed, and smashed, into a suitcase for roughly 24 hours. As you know, this can create havoc on clothing, and guarantee an ironing session once you arrive to your destination.

Thank goodness I had the best packable clothing for travel in my suitcase made by Chico’s! No ironing on vacation! These travel clothes are SO AMAZING! Chico’s makes an entire collection of clothing made for travel! These pieces are made from fabric which does not wrinkle. In addition to wrinkle-free clothing, the entire collection is designed with travel in mind. The silhouettes are comfortable, soft, and don’t take up very much space in the suitcase. I had a weeks worth of clothes in my carry-on suitcase, with a ton of room for shoes!! Love that!

All of the clothing in Chico’s Travelers Collection is made to mix and match. The tops match all the bottoms, and the bottoms match all the tops. It’s an entire travel wardrobe for your suitcase! Everything can be mixed and matched, so it is easy to go from day into evening; and re-wear pieces in new ways to create multiple outfits with just a few pieces. Love that!

Packable mix and match travel clothes

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wearing: black top c/o Chico’s / convertible necklace / black skirt c/o Chico’s / jeans / fall nail polish / lipstick / shoulder bag / espadrilles /

Pants or jeans are my preferred sight-seeing style. I like the comfort of pants when I am doing heavy walking and seeing the sights. On day two of our trip, I wore jeans with this fabulous top from the Chico’s Travelers Collection for sightseeing. The top is super comfortable, and I love the edgy grommets on the cuffs. I felt stylish and fashionable in this top; which you know for me is a must!

The top was super easy for taking me from day into evening. I added this convertible necklace from Chico’s and switched out the jeans for the black skirt. The top and skirt were perfect for the evening portion of the day. This outfit worked for dinner, and seeing the city at night. Loved it!

Best travel jewelry from Chico’s

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One of my favorite things about Chico’s is that they create convertible jewelry. They have the best convertible jewelry for travel and day-to-day life. This necklace is my second Chico’s convertible necklace. On the surface, it looks like a tiered necklace which is statement making. In reality, it is seven necklaces in one! Love!

There are three necklaces attached at the clasp; which is hidden in the back. You can detach one or two necklaces from the clasp to create a single necklace, or a two-tiered necklace. There are seven possible configurations! You can see me wearing the top tier by itself with the pink top in this post. I also love the middle tier alone with jeans and a tee. There are so many possibilities with this necklace. It is great for travel because it is the only necklace you need to pack. Love that!

If you are planning a trip and need something which won’t wrinkle, or you need clothing for your day-to-day life which will stay wrinkle-free, this is the collection of your dreams! You can find the entire Travelers Collection by Chico’s online at Chicos.com.

Shop the best packable clothing for travel from my suitcase:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*sponsored by Chico’s. all thoughts and opinions are my own

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How to rewear holiday attire after the holidays

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Chanel spring lipstick / Gap turtleneck (super soft!!!) / moto jacket c/o Tart Collections (also worn here) / Topshop sparkles skirt (also worn here) / watch c/o Daniel Wellington / Chanel spring nail polish / Givenchy handbag / Louise et Cie shoes (sold out, also love this pair)

So raise your hand if you watch “Real Housewives of Atlanta?” The series is airing right now, so lately I have been in the mood to twirl on! If you watch the show, you know Kenya gets her twirl on, and this holiday skirt is ideal for twirling away!

I am always wondering how to rewear holiday attire after the holidays. This skirt was my favorite holiday piece this season. I wore it to a holiday party at a friends house, the JLSJ Sustainer holiday party, and during the day on Christmas Eve. In order to keep on twirling, I decided to find a way to rewear my holiday skirt after the last of the Christmas tinsel was thrown in the trash bin.

This moto jacket from Bay Area brand Tart Collections is my current favorite on days when the temperatures hover in the high 50’s and 60’s. I decided it would be fun to pair it with my sparkling green holiday skirt.

In December, I met my friend Laura from Have Need Want for brunch in Capitola. I decided to wear this outfit after brunch for a brief stroll downtown where we visited a cute interior design shop that was sadly closing down. Since we are bloggers, we had to stop and snap pictures of our outfits!

Laura suggested I twirl, so I decided to channel Kenya and get my twirl on! Since she is “Gone with the Wind Fabulous,” I straightened up my posture, ignored the fact that we were on a busy street, and I twirled! Oh my, it was so much fun! I hope you enjoy these twirling photos. The skirt does twirl well!

So if you have a holiday skirt, dress, or pants, top it off with a casual shirt and edgy jacket. It will make a special occasion piece ready to wear during the day, everyday! If you have a sparkling holiday top, simply pair it with jeans and boots; and voila! Instant daytime outfit. Love that!

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Thanks for stopping by, and keep on twirling!

XOXO

Cathy

*Photos by Laura Adney/Have Need Want

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Laura and I wearing our moto jackets. Isn’t her jacket cute too! Such a fun moment in our matching jacket types!

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