I had every intention of documenting what I wore while I was in LA, more than just a few pictures on my phone, but honestly once I got there, and my girlfriends and I got in our groove and started have our own kind of fun, the thought didn’t even cross my mind. I did manage to squeeze in one little photo sesh, but the rest of the outfits were just documented with my phone, and I am totally ok with that! Sometimes you just have to take a breather and live.
This was such a comfy travel outfit! Old Navy did a pretty great job with this dress. Enough stretch to it to make it that much more perfect for travel, and can be pretty versatile. While it looks great with sneakers, it can be easily dressed up with a great pair of heels!
I also used Blair Ritchey’s new Penn Carry All as my carry on. She just released this bag a little over a month ago when she became a Mommy to her baby boy Penn! While she uses it as a diaper bag, I use it as a work bag and now a carry on! I switched the straps to make it a backpack-it made it so much easier to carry it through the airport!
Our first full day there we went to Santa Barbara for a wine tasting tour. It was absolutely gorgeous there. I had never been so it was such a treat to be able to see so much of the area. We happened to be the only people on the wine tour so it pretty much ended up being a private tour all day!
I wore a jumpsuit from Old Navy for the day- while it was comfortable I probably could have sized down. I originally ordered a medium (because in the past (although I am a large), but I felt like it was a little too snug. Hindsight, I should have kept it because it stretched and loosened up a lot. By a couple of hours in I felt like my large had grown to a super loose XL!
I have a thing for loose fitting, flowy dresses as of late. This Elizabeth & West dress was perfect for a day out and about in LA (which included getting a tattoo!). It was another long day, so I knew I wanted to wear something that wouldn’t be uncomfortable by the end of the day! This dress would also look really cute with a pair of booties and a floppy hat!
This dress. Ooohhhh this dress. I loved it, but struggled with it being so open in the front. I tried to add a snap button (if you follow me on snapchat-mommyinheels-you saw that fiasco), I added a safety pin. Tried it all! But it was too cute to not wear, so I gave it a whirl anyway, and loved it! I wore this when we headed out to dinner in Santa Barbara after a day of wine tasting (and a late afternoon nap)!
Another great, loose fitting dress from Elizabeth & West. This dress got me through a long photo shoot day in LA. I kept my accessories to a minimum, but added a cute pair of snakeskin laceup sandals-I thought they added a little bit of interest to the dress, rather than a sporting a plain black pair! The handkerchief hem on this dress is super flattering too- looks great on all body types!
My travel outfit coming home had to be another comfortable one- I knew my day was going to be well over 12 hours of travel! While I am usually not one for traveling in dresses, this dress pretty much felt like I was wearing pants! I went fore the stripes but it also comes in a solid black, too! It would be a great summer, casual, LBD!