VP Travel Essentials

Though we are officially in “the most wonderful time of the year,” there is one aspect of the season we don’t find all that wonderful.  Holiday travel… we’re looking at you.  As boring and inconvenient as it may be, those busy airports are inevitable – so why not make the most of it by being prepared?

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1.  The carry-all tote tops the list of travel essentials.  Between the magazines, laptop, and other things you might be carting around, you might as well have a bag that looks great doing it.

2.  A cashmere scarf is not only a chic accessory, but it also doubles up as blanket on the flight – because who really wants to use those tissue-thin airplane throws?

3.  These noise-cancelling headphones seemed unnecessary to me until I actually tried them, but trust me, they will change your life.  Crying babies? Loud seat mates?  Not a problem anymore since you won’t be hearing any of it.

4.  The contents of a large tote can often turn to chaos so it is key to have a few clutches to organize it all.  These are a favorite of ours as they keep all of our essentials in one place and ridiculously easy to find.

5.  This universal charger is a life-saver when your phone suddenly dies and you can’t find an outlet (or you’ve realized your charger is in that suitcase you checked.)  Just charge it up before you go and it’ll restore your phone’s charge to 50%.

6.  We end our list with a lightweight carry-on that’ll make moving through the airport look effortless.  Now you’ll just have to figure out how to fit everything in it…

Happy Travels.

‘Tis The Season

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‘Tis the season to attend every holiday party in town – and thanks to the Texas weather, we’ve added leather shorts into the December mix. We’re pretty firm believers in a lush white sweater and a bold red lip for any and all holiday parties on your list (but add a little leather and you’re definitely set for a good night). Plus it’s not every winter that shorts can stay in play through the holidays, so don’t mind us while we take advantage…10626137_10203486322333900_8482846901239508269_o10446203_10203486326934015_6719350471709881014_o10623684_10203486320533855_1551576339379591787_o10830800_10203486318213797_6424104992349146129_o

Turtleneck Sweater: J. Crew // Leather Shorts: Zara (old,similar here) // Heels: Joe’s Jeans (old, similar here and here) // Clutch: DVF // Spike Bracelet: Stella & Dot // Gold Beaded Bracelet: Annabella Lilly // Ring Hand Chain: Street Folly // Gold Pavé Ring: Stella & Dot // Nail Color: OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! // Lip Color: MAC La Vie En Rouge

Photos Courtesy of Taylor Lewis

City of Chic

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I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for almost any jacket – mostly because they instantly make any outfit.  Normally not a Black Friday shopper, but enter this little number and I obviously had to give into the hype.  Thrown on over a basic tee or dressed up for a night out, it’s been on rotate ever since it arrived.

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 Jacket: IRO (30% off sale price) // T-Shirt: IRO // Denim: Rag & Bone // Earrings: Lana Jewelry

Photos Courtesy of Taylor Lewis

Saturday Night

 1397156_10203486356574756_8849726045046730509_oLet us have a moment of silence for all the awesome girls night out pieces you’ve purchased in the past. Because once you step into a jumpsuit like this, those shimmery tops and hip-hugging skirts will never see a night out again. 10655157_10203486351814637_2510953337082897099_o1655423_10203486353974691_5815095985072339492_o10479883_10203486354334700_506994493952923711_o

Jumpsuit: Gap (we also love this and this) // Heels: Balenciaga (old, similar here and here) // Bag: Céline (we also love this) // Bracelets: Hermēs, Stella & Dot // Necklace: J. Crew

 Photos Courtesy of Taylor Lewis

Weekend Uniform

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It’s safe to say that ripped jeans, an easy tee, and ankle boots are pretty much our go-to as far as daytime weekend wear is concerned.  This past Saturday, I went a step further and topped my usual uniform off with this recently re-discovered cap.  Though I may have let it sit in my closet for months after purchasing (oops), it’s now likely to become a regular for        off-duty attire.

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Hat: J.Crew (old, similar here) // Shirt: IRO // Denim: Rag & Bone // Bag: Alexander Wang // Boots: Chloe (old, similar here) // Bracelets: Hermes & David Yurman

Photos Courtesy of Taylor Lewis

Feeling the Blues

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Blazers are one of those pieces appropriate to wear for just about everything…

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…so it’s no surprise they are a major staples in our wardrobe.  Whether it be a job interview or a night out, the options are endless.  That said, it’s only natural that upon finding this little number I had to pull the trigger.

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Jacket: Marissa Webb (we also love this and this) // Jeans: J Brand // Booties: Thakoon Addition // Bag: Céline // Bracelet: Hermēs

Photos Courtesy of Taylor Lewis