Wednesday, November 12, 2014


I'm back from our little tour of California! To say it was beautiful, refreshing, and exactly what I needed would be an understatement. I love to travel, but don't often get the chance. It's mostly due to money, but I'm learning that's really no excuse. Where there's a will, there's always a way. I don't need to be fancy about it either. Just give me a soft pillow and some music to listen to and I can sleep (almost) anywhere.

These are some of the outfits I wore on our trip. I had originally planned to take some pictures with our Canon, but we sadly left it in our room most of the time and resorted to our phones. I packed very lightly. Two pairs of jeans, a pair of leggings, two coats, two cardigans, my moto jacket, and my Barcelona camis. I did have one "going out" look that you'll see below, but for the most part, I stuck to the essentials and dressed casually. The weather was so beautiful that I didn't need much other than a light jacket, and even then, I got hot while walking around the bustling streets of San Francisco.

Day 1, before we left:
Wearing //
Loft jeans, similar
Gorjana cuff and necklace, similar


Day 2 was undocumented, but I plan on wearing that outfit this weekend because it's actually chilly enough to do so. Stay tuned :)


Day 3: (Going out for dinner)
Wearing //
Loft coat (old)
Express cami (linked above)
Topshop skirt



Jewelry I packed and never really took off. 
Traveling gives you an honest opinion about what you truly love, and I'm realizing these pieces are definitely my favorites in my collection. They aren't cumbersome, they look great with any outfit, they layer well, and they travel easily.


I didn't do much shopping, but I did pop into a couple stores around Union Square. I bought this Gatsby-inspired bracelet at Banana Republic.



More pictures from our trip coming soon! 
How are you pretty ladies doing? I always feel so disconnected after a trip!


14 comments:

  1. Glad you had such a fun trip! Your outfits are super cute! My husband and I want to do a road trip down the CA coast soon :)

    http://www.kaciesklosetblog.com/

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    1. You should Kacie! San Diego is especially beautiful ;)

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  2. You are so right, traveling really does make you realize your road tested favorites. I am loving the ripped denim in the first look and that fabulous coat in the second! Talk about vacation style.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thank you pretty lady! I love coats, so that night felt extra special. I don't get to wear it as often as I'd like.

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  3. you looked great in your trip Noelle, love love your coat. I agree one should always make room for travel. I love travelling and do quite a bit of for work (mostly international) but I STILL over pack! Gtta take a page out of your book.

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    1. Oh you are so lucky! I would love to travel for my job. I kind of do actually, but only a couple hours away. That's definitely not the same! As far as packing, I re-wear pieces on trips so that helps. I mix and match.

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  4. Um, don't be surprised if you see me copy that first outfit from top to bottom. :) I just love it! And you're making me want those leopard flats big time! They're so perfect. Glad you guys had a nice time on your trip! :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. I'm so happy you like it Gina! You pretty much own all of this right?! The flats are great though, I love the d'orsay style (but any leopard shoes would be pretty)

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  5. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself! I spy our amazing striped trench! :)

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  6. I love those Steve Madden flats and that gold link bracelet! Can't wait to hear more about your trip, it looks like you had fun!

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  7. I always enjoy seeing what people pack on trips! And yes, I agree - it's a true test of things you really love! Great choices! Those shoes in your going out outfit - perfect!
    Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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  8. Sounds like you had such an amazing time...Roadtripping with hubby in England when were first married is one of my favorite memories...especially when we would get lost in dark country roads at night - so spooky yet we felt safe because we were together LOL!

    Love your necklaces...and you're making me want to take my MK Selma out again ;-)

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  9. You look so chic. I’ll have to keep these outfits in mind as I will be travelling quite a bit for the upcoming holiday season. Happy Thursday!

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  10. Thank you pretty ladies :) Time away is good for the soul, but I guess also good for understanding what you really reach for in your wardrobe

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