VIPShop silk midi dress

Click to shop: Florals, stripes and gingham are usually the first prints to come to mind when I want to add a little pizzaz to an outfit. However, geometric prints are a relatively new venture for me! Geometric prints are actually pretty easy to style as well. The key is to keep your accessories and shoes on the neutral side, and not too loud. Geometric prints tend to speak loudly enough on their own. My go-to in this case is… Read more »

San Pedro Market

I’m going to go ahead and start this post off with a disclaimer. WARNING: If you don’t like seeing dead animals/bits of dead animals this post is not for you. Every piece of the cow is used and sold here (seriously, every piece), and there are some little animals eaten in Peru that Americans regard as pets. So, as long as y’all aren’t squeamish with this stuff…we’ll move onto what you can all buy at the glorious San Pedro Market… Read more »

View from Taquile Island, Peru

The city of Puno is a relatively small one, with the Islas Uros being its main attraction. However, if you’re making the long journey to Puno, the Islas Uros don’t have to be your only stop. Taquile Island is located about 45 kilometers off the shore of Puno. (About a 2-hour boat ride.) There are just over 2,000 people living on the island, and it is quite beautiful! Over 10 years ago, the island was even proclaimed “Masterpieces of the… Read more »

Vipshop collared shirtdress

Click to shop: Shirtdresses have been trending for awhile, and for good reason! They are so versatile. It’s incredibly easy to style them for a night out with friends, a day of running errands or a day at the office. I’m slowly allowing shirtdresses to invade my closet. Admittedly, when they first hit the runway, I immediately thought, “Nope! Not for me!” A lot of what I had seen initially was very masculine looking (in my opinion). But now, there… Read more »

Rome photo

Guest post by Matthew Sienna You’ve bought your ticket, you’ve written your itinerary, and now you need to save for your trip. It’s time to make a practical budget—and make your dreams a reality. Whether you want to explore the ruins of Cambodia or ride a scooter through the streets of Rome, saving money now will pay off when you finally embark on your journey. Here are a few ways you can save for your trip. 5 Ways to Save… Read more »

Halloween dog costume

You already know how much I love Halloween and the opportunity to let my inner geek shine. This year, instead of taking the nerdy costume route, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some costumes that definitely deserve a laugh and are easy enough to put together last-minute. Halloween is the perfect time of year to take a step back and not take ourselves so seriously. Scroll through these ideas for some inspiration on how… Read more »

Review Jumper - Judy Blue Jeans

Casual and comfortable was the name of the style game this past weekend. After our long, whirlwind weekend in Buenos Aires, the hubby and I needed a little R&R. We spent most of the weekend just meandering around Rosario and enjoying the incredible spring weather. This outfit was perfect for such a weekend. I’ve been meaning to feature this pink jumper in a more casual outfit for awhile, now. (See the dressy outfit, here.) But I didn’t get around to… Read more »

Islas Uros

You may remember me mentioning the Islas Uros in my previous Peru travel post. They are the unique floating islands of Lake Titicaca that are home to the Uros people. If you read that post you may have noticed too that getting to them is quite a long journey! So, is it worth taking 2-3 days out of your Peru adventure to visit them? I’ll be sharing my opinion and a bit more detail about the islands below. (And I… Read more »

Tobi black dress + Asian Eye silk scarf

Just to be clear, I was watching Rojo Tango, not actually dancing. Haha. I do have plans to at least try the tango once before we leave Argentina, but this night was not that night! More on that in a moment, though… let’s first talk about this here outfit! The Outfit – Silk Scarf + A Black Dress I am still just tickled that I was able to have this lovely silk scarf shipped to me in Argentina. (If you… Read more »

asket of traditional dolls and mexican crafts

Guest post by Holly Tomlinson The best parts of traveling are the memories made, but sometimes we want to take home a memento to remember our experiences by. Too often these items get forgotten about, thrown away, or placed by the layside. To bring home a timeless souvenir you’re sure to treasure forever, read through this list of unique mementos before taking your next trip. Best Mementos to Take Home from Your Travels Small Bracelets Every time you go to… Read more »

4 Ways to Style a White, Eyelet, Midi Skirt

You asked, and I have delivered! Haha. A couple outfit posts ago I had featured this white, eyelet, midi skirt and realized it could certainly be made into an outfit remix post if there was enough interest. And the comments section has spoken! An outfit remix post must be made! (Thank you for the feedback everyone.) A white skirt is basically a blank canvas, you can style it any which way you choose. However, it’s nice to have a little… Read more »

Church of Andahuaylilas

There are a few different ways to get from Cusco to the city of Puno, which is the home of Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world! It is also where you’ll find the “Islas Uros” a.k.a floating islands. I’ll be sharing more details about Lake Titicaca and the Islas Uros next week, though. Today’s post is sharing how exactly you can get to Puno in… Read more »

Shein floral maxi dress for fall

Click to shop: Styling a floral maxi dress for fall is much easier than it sounds. Actually, styling any dress for cooler weather is possible. The key is adding layers. Whether it be a cardigan and tights or jean jacket and scarf, it all comes down to layers! And I know, I know, it’s not fall in Argentina, but just let me pretend. Haha. It kills me that there aren’t any changing leaves or pumpkins in October! But we did… Read more »

Salineras de Maras

There as so many cool Inca Ruins in the Sacred Valley, it was worth splitting this series into two! (If you missed the first post, click here.) And just in case you missed the first, I’m not trying to convince you not to go to Machu Picchu by any means – Machu Picchu is incredible! However, don’t let Machu Picchu be the only Inca ruin on your Sacred Valley trip! Moray Moray is an archaeological site that’s a bit off… Read more »

Asian Eye scarf + Shein eyelet skirt

Click to shop: After all my casual exploring/traveling outfits, it sure felt good to break out a fun, girly outfit for today! And can you get more girly than an outfit filled with bows? (Only if there were also polka dots, haha.) This outfit is also exciting because it’s featuring the first item I’ve successfully had shipped to my address in Argentina! Wahoo! (More on that in a moment.) But I’m not going to lie, I had gotten very used… Read more »

ModCloth's Stylish Surprise

You may have noticed me mentioning ModCloth‘s Stylish Surprise every 6 months or so on my social media accounts. This is because I absolutely LOVE participating in this sale. However, I realize it’s been awhile since I’ve actually explained what this sale is, as it isn’t your typical sale event. I also thought it would be fun to show off the items I’ve gotten via this sale over the years. There have been a lot of hits, but there have… Read more »

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is at the top of many bucket lists, and for very good reason! It is most certainly not an overrated tourist trap and is every bit as magical as one would imagine. However, being prepared and visiting at certain times of the year can make this experience that much better. For this post, I’ll be sharing 10 of my tips for visiting and of course, photos of the experience! Enjoy! (Side note, I have so many photos &… Read more »

Alpaca sweater - Cusco Peru travel outfit

Click to shop: If you visit Cusco, Peru the first thing you will notice is nearly every shop and street vendor is selling “baby alpaca” sweaters. The second thing you will likely notice is that nearly none of these vendors are actually selling “baby alpaca” sweaters. (As the locals say its “maybe alpaca.” Ha!) How to Shop for Genuine Baby Alpaca Wool Sweaters Baby alpaca wool is the wool used when a baby alpaca gets its very first haircut. It… Read more »

Ollantaytambo

Machu Picchu definitely lives up to the hype, don’t get me wrong, but there are so many other incredible Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley worth seeing as well. This post will cover a day spent seeing Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Consider this post “Part 1” of Inca Ruins worth seeing, and “Part 2” is here (didn’t want to do an Incan Ruins overload)! But first, let me explain what exactly The Sacred Valley is. It’s a region in Peru near… Read more »

Sara of "In a Nutshell."

Meet Sara! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and the talented creator of the blog “In a Nutshell.” Here, Sara chronicles her impeccable vintage style and her love of baking and reading. I can’t get enough of Sara’s witty writing and fabulous outfit posts. Her love of quirky prints immediately captured my heart as well! And even though I’m a terrible cook, I find myself intrigued by many of the recipes Sara shares because 1.) They always sound delicious! 2.) Sara’s… Read more »

nordstrom plaid cotton shirt

Shop the look: Now, this is an outfit I would never have thought I’d wear, much less feature on my blog! However, when it comes to my exploring/traveling outfits, I’ve been trying to broaden my horizons…especially since many of these journeys have been very long! (And comfort is key!) There is absolutely nothing wrong with this outfit, I just would have thought it was far too casual to feature on here until recently. I also always had a weird dislike… Read more »

Rainbow mountain, Peru

I’m kicking off my Peru travel series with my favorite part of the entire trip – Rainbow Mountain. Why save the best for last anyway? For this post, I’ll explain why I enjoyed Rainbow Mountain as much as I did, what to expect when hiking it, and how you can prepare for the journey. Enjoy! Why is Rainbow Mountain My Favorite Part of My Peru Trip? I know that this is a pretty bold statement, especially since we also visited… Read more »

Photo by Elena Saharova on Unsplash

Contribution by freelance writer Sally Writes Whether you are experienced in this area or not, traveling with seniors can be a really enjoyable experience when we prepare with care; especially when those senior travel companions actually happen to be our parents, in-laws, or aunties and uncles. The travel industry is, in many ways, similar to assisted living for seniors. Each new year brings new developments that are designed to further support and care for seniors as they grow older, providing… Read more »

uncommon goods

Oh my gosh, there are so many cool accessories I have been stumbling on these days, I needed to share them with someone other than my husband (who I’m pretty sure doesn’t appreciate them as much as you folks, haha). And I know I sound like a broken record, but there is just nothing better than unique and quirky accessories! Whether it is purses, jewelry, scarves, etc. – you name it, and my eye immediately goes for it! So, I… Read more »

FashionMia Round Neck Ruffled Hem Plain Polyester Skater Dress

I just can’t shake the image of a peacock fanning its feathers when I look at these photos. The ruffles of this dress look like I have my own tiny, rainbow-colored peacock tail. Haha. Or maybe that’s just my brain on too much caffeine? But anyways! This is a dress I have had on my radar for many, many moons! My friend, Ashlee, had sent me a Pin of it quite awhile ago and suggested I should give it a… Read more »

travel wardrobe

Guest Post by Francesca Russo Traveling is always an exhilarating experience. It’s the perfect time for enjoying life, new impressions, sweet memories and nice meetings. However, the preparation for the trip may be hectic and challenging sometimes. Each woman wants to feel comfortable because comfort is the key. She also wants to look chic and stylish. So, here is my list of 10 wardrobe essentials for traveling. With them, you will always be ready to make up a casual or… Read more »

Shein top and ModCloth cat bag

Click to shop: It’s really been fun trying to dress for all the seasons this week, haha. My last outfit post was all about spring, and then the temps dipped back down to make it perfect to break out my fall/winter wardrobe again…all in the same weekend. And while I’m generally a fan of wearing vintage inspired dresses or skirts on the weekend, this past weekend I was all about jeans and silky tops. The top featured in this post… Read more »

The Garment Project

This month’s feature is turning the spotlight on an incredible nonprofit organization that is helping women across the United States recover from eating disorders. “The Garment Project” was created by Erin Drischler and her fiancé Jordan Tomb. Their mission is to donate brand new clothing, free of tags and sizes, to women who are in recovery from an eating disorder. Erin was kind enough to answer my questions about The Garment Project, and introduce herself and Garment to Have Clothes,… Read more »