How to Dress for the Red & Green Tours in Cappadocia, Turkey

Boots c/o* | Jeans | Jacket | Cardigan (similar) | Scarf | Sunnies (similar) I decided to write this post because it seems like there are quite a few misconceptions about how you should dress for these day tours in Cappadocia, Turkey. I have a suspicion that Instagram is to blame for this. Heck, if you had only glanced at my outfit post from Monday, you might have thought that’s actually what I wore for a day out and about… Read more »

What It’s Like to Ride a Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey with Butterfly Balloons

*Thank you to Butterfly Balloons for partnering with me for this post. As always, all opinion are my own, and I am never compensated for a positive review. Cappadocia, Turkey is famous for many things…However, its hot air balloon rides are perhaps its most distinguishing feature. Roughly 100 balloons take to the skies every morning (weather permitting). It’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen…and it happens every morning at sunrise! (This area has the perfect weather for… Read more »

What I Wore for the Sultan Cave Suites Famous Terrace (for Viewing the Hot Air Balloons)

Scarf c/o* | Skirt c/o* | Sweater c/o* (Similar here) | Heels Anyone with an Instagram account has likely seen the iconic images of someone posing in a cute outfit as the hot air balloons rise beautifully at sunrise behind them. This is in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, and the majority of these images are coming from the terrace of the Sultan Cave Suites in the town of Göreme. (FYI – You can only use the terrace if you’re… Read more »

A Versatile & Classy Outfit For Any Season

Skirt c/o* | Heels c/o* | Coat c/o* | Top | Tights | Sunnies (similar) | Lipstick Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to my wardrobe for living abroad. I only have room for some many items in my suitcase. So, I need to be able to mix and match my pieces… and it’s even better if these pieces can span across seasons! That’s where this outfit comes in. You can pair anything with simple black… Read more »

3 Great Ways to Chronicle Your Adventure Travels

Guest Post by Sarah Saker There’s nothing as exhilarating as going somewhere new. The thrill of walking a new path, the apprehension of taking a different route, or the serenity from the view of a mountain peak stimulates us in ways that our careers and other hobbies never could. Allowing ourselves to reconnect with our more natural, primitive instincts in the woods, deserts, and hills give us a sense of fulfillment that has kept adventurers the world over globetrotting for… Read more »

Guest post by Alex Reddle Barcelona is a beautiful city in Spain’s Catalonia region, known for its art and architecture. There are also frequent deals on getaways to Barcelona…and whether you’ve been married for years or recently met your partner on dating site flirt.com, Barcelona is a city that can give Paris a run for its money as a romantic getaway! This post will explain how you can make the most of your time in Barcelona with your sweetheart. Planning… Read more »

The Perfect Dress for the Holidays

Dress c/o* | Heels | Tights | Sunglasses (similar) | Belt | Lipstick Oh yes, now that we’re in the month of November, it’s completely acceptable to start talking about the holidays! I’m usually a bit of a Grinch when it comes to this time of year. But I think being back in a cold climate, complete with snow and real Christmas trees has helped to thaw my cold heart regarding Christmastime. I’m ready to play some Christmas tunes, decorate… Read more »

Jack the Ripper Tours

Guest Post by Aaron Hanson Happy Halloween! Today’s post is a spooky guest post out of London, England. Enjoy! The Jack the Ripper murders are 130 years old this year, yet interest in this infamous Victorian murder mystery is as strong as ever. Maybe it’s the catchy name, or the fact the killer wasn’t caught or perhaps it’s the idea that the killer could have been a member of the royal family or a surgeon that has helped keep interest… Read more »

Mal of "Into the City"

Meet Mal! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and the talented creator of the blog “Into The City.” Mal is one of the kindest gals I’ve ever “met.” Our interactions have only been online, but she is one of those people you can tell is a complete sweetheart through her writing and online interactions. Every time I visit Mal’s blog or Instagram I feel as though I’m stopping by an old friend’s home to have a coffee and catch up. Her… Read more »

Comfortable & Cute Cold Weather Outfit

Top c/o* | Boots c/o* | Bag | Jeans | Scarf | Sunnies (similar) | Necklace (similar) Just like that, our Indian Summer has come to an end. Brrr…it’s cold these days! But, I’m not complaining! That means I can finally break out all of my cold weather gear I’ve been patiently waiting to wear. I’m especially excited about my new boots. I do quite a lot of walking now that I’m in Moscow, and once the snow starts flying, I… Read more »

A T-34 Tank - You can actually ride this in Moscow, Russia

Note: This post is in no way meant to promote violence of any kind. This is simply an off-the-beaten-path tour that is available in Russia. All shots fired here were blanks, therefore no living thing was injured in any way. Things in life I never thought I’d say, “Why yes, I’ve ridden in a Soviet tank (T-34 to be exact) and shot a machine gun.” There are some really crazy things you can do in Russia, and this happens to… Read more »

Written by Janelica J. *Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Red Dress Boutique. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! Get ready girl. Summer is nothing more than a distant (steamy) memory and before you know it those fall trees you’ve been Instagramming are going to change from colorful backdrop to baron tundra faster than you can say peppermint mocha. That’s right, fall is fleeting but winter seems to last forever and you don’t want to… Read more »

Styling a Lemon Print Dress

Dress c/o* | Sneakers | Cardigan (similar) | Bag | Sunglasses (similar) I know what you’re thinking…shouldn’t this lovely lemon print dress be worn in summer? However, I tend to not follow seasonal style constraints. As long as I like it, and I’m comfortable, I’ll wear it! And it was actually warm enough to wear this outfit in Moscow! This last week’s weather has been unreal. We’re getting an Indian Summer, much to my surprise! I momentarily panicked, because all… Read more »

3 days in Phoenix, Arizona

Freelance contribution by Martins Godainis Phoenix, Arizona is a paradise in the middle of a desert, surrounded by cacti, mountains, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The city itself sprawls outwards in all directions to offer up amazing attractions, culture, and nightlife for people of all ages. Though it’s impossible to see all of Phoenix over a 3-day visit, you can experience the best Arizona’s capital has to offer. Here’s a 3-day itinerary for you to follow, so you can see… Read more »

Prana Sustainable shirt dress

Dress c/o* (Use code PHLP18 for 15% off!) | Boots c/o* (similar) | Bag | Sunglasses | Lipstick | Tights| Belt Shirt dresses are starting to take over my closet. They’re so easy to style and SO versatile…especially when they’re a nice neutral color like this one. This particular shirt dress is actually sustainable as well. Meaning, it was made from fibers that were grown in an eco-friendly manner (less of a carbon footprint, no pesticides, etc.) My friends over… Read more »

Casual Blazer Outfit

Blazer c/o* | Bag (almost sold out!) | Jeans (similar) | Boots (similar) | Cami | Necklace  Told ya I was going to be featuring this blazer again, but for a more casual look. It is casual Friday after all, right? I honestly like this blazer better with a skirt (like I styled it here), but my husband insists it looks better with jeans…so, if anyone cares to weigh in on that debate in the comments, we’d greatly appreciate it…. Read more »

ModCloth Glam Believer Blazer Jacket in Olive

Blazer c/o* | Top c/o* | Skirt (runs large) | Heels | Bag (almost sold out!) I’m not much of a blazer person. This is probably because I don’t work in a typical office environment with a dress code. So, blazers have sort of slipped through the cracks of my wardrobe. However, whether you work in an office setting or not, this here blazer is my new found love and a great addition to any wardrobe! I had tried it… Read more »

Queenstown, new zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand is dubbed “the adventure capital of the world”…and for good reason! While you can certainly spend a much longer amount of time in Queenstown than 2 days, you can still experience a ton of once-in-a-lifetime activities in just 2 days in Queenstown. Transportation in Queenstown Many of the activities and locations mentioned in this post are spread out. You can get by without a car in Queenstown if you book bus tours. However, if you’re looking to… Read more »

6 Tips for Shopping on Shein + My Orders Over the Years

Ever since I posted the outfit above on my blog over 3 years ago I’ve been getting questions about shopping on Shein. “Is it safe to order from them? Are the clothes actually that good of quality? How long does shipping take? What is sizing like?” So, for today’s post, I thought it might be helpful to make a post featuring my tips for having a successful shopping experience on Shein, plus the clothes I’ve ordered from them over the… Read more »

Shein White Cape

Cape c/o* | Boots c/o* (similar) | Bag | Jeans | Sunglasses c/o* | Necklace (similar) While capes often bring to mind images of Superman and Batman, you don’t have to be able to fly or drive a Batmobile to rock one this fall. There are so many fun options! I’ve very pleased that capes appear to be here to stay for a while longer. They’re such a classy and simple look, in my opinion. Wearing one as a coat… Read more »

Unique Vintage "Catch of the Day" Dress

Dress (Similar here & here) | Cardigan | Keds | Bag | Sunglasses | Earrings This dress came from my very first time participating in Unique Vintage’s “Catch of the Day” sale event. I only recently discovered this sale, even though they’ve been doing it for eons. ModCloth hosts a similar type of sale called their “Stylish Surprise” sale. And if you haven’t heard of either of these fun sales, let me explain… How Unique Vintage’s “Catch of the Day”… Read more »

Wearing Pink in Fall

Coat c/o* | Loafers c/o* | Top c/o* | Skirt (Similar here & here) Rules are meant to be broken. You won’t find me telling you to pack away your pinks and pastels just because the temps are changing. Inspired by ModCloth’s Say It Louder Campaign, I’m featuring an outfit that is very “me” and not the least bit “seasonally trendy.” Your clothing choices should embody who you are and what makes you feel beautiful. While I certainly love fall… Read more »

Nicole of "Nikki’s Fashion 411"

Meet Nicole! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and the style maven who created the lovely blog, “Nikki’s Fashion 411!” I adore following Nicole’s style choices because she is always putting together the most stunning outfits and introducing me to looks I would not have thought of. I also love that Nicole isn’t all about wearing the world’s trendiest pieces, but instead puts her own spin on her outfits. I’m a big fan of her style motto too, but I’ll let… Read more »