Travel Tuesday: Peru!

Today we wanted to journey to Peru, it’s been on both of our bucket lists for such a while. There’s interesting and beautiful scenery there, as well as a rich history of textiles and weaving.

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When I think of Peru I think of bright colored textiles and patterns. Since I don’t usually like patterns, I picked pieces, that were solid but contained patterns through their textures and weaves. It’s all about chunkiness and layering!

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For this trip, I’m drawing inspiration from Peruvian textile traditions (you might have picked up on the fact that we are kind of textile nerds by now I think.) I LOVE pattern and you can bet you would find some in my suitcase. To keep the looks clean though, I would pair pattern heavy pieces with modern shapes that have a bit of that lady-archaeologist flair.

 

What do you think of our choices? And what would you wear on this trip?  Let us know in the comments!

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Becks and Laura

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Travel Tuesday: Peru!

Travel Time: Scotland for the Holidays

Hi everybody!  Sorry, we have been a bit MIA for the past few days for a long holiday weekend.  Ours was great and we hope yours was lovely as well!  I flew to North Carolina for some family time (my sister turned seventeen on Sunday!) and also got a chance to catch up with some of my best friends from the east coast.  Becka spent some time with her crazy and glam grandmother Omi- who I’m sure will show up on the blog at some point or another- and hosted a dinner party with her boyfriend Kyle.

So it’s Wednesday and that means its time to pack up for a trip around the world! This time we thought we might figure out what to bring along if we were, say, invited on a cozy family getaway to our boyfriend’s Scottish castle.  Like perhaps this one?

Eilean-Donan-CastleOk, so thats Eilean Donan Castle and it’s pretty famous and maybe not open to weekend guests.  But we like to dream big. See our takes below and tell us what you think in the comments!

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For me, I think this weekend would be all about rich colors and ladylike shapes, amped up with a bit of modern flare.  Sweaters and other layering friendly pieces would be a must (castles are drafty you guys!) but above all I’d like to feel sleek, pulled together, confident- and cozy.
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Staying in a castle makes me want to be dark and dramatic. Think tortured princess locked away in a tower with only time to sew fabulous, hate-filled dresses. (side note-this should probably be a movie.) I’m thinking a thick plaited braid like below, some dramatic leather gloves, and a never-ending supply of deteriorating wool sweaters and lace infused gowns. 

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Would you wear any of these to a Scottish Castle? And more importantly what gown would you wear? Let us know!

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Travel Time: Scotland for the Holidays

Where In the World: Igloo Edition

Ok, heres the game: pick your dream place to travel. Literally any place on your bucket list will do. You get to pick outfit inspiration to pack on your trip: a dress for a fancy dinner, a casual outfit to run around in, and some wildcards just for fun. Unlimited budgets and a dream wardrobe for globetrotting.

We play this game on the phone sometimes just for fun and wanted to share it with you all! Both of us definitely have the travel bug, but when funds are lacking it’s fun to plan a little fantasy trip (starting of course, with the style!) We hope to make this a regular series, but here’s the first stop on our little journey.

finlandThis trip is inspired by Beck’s sister’s recent engagement. Her guy proposed at this fabulous igloo hotel in Finland.  Heated individually and made entirely of glass, they are perfect for viewing the northern lights and warming up after long reindeer rides! Click through for each of our takes on the style for this amazing trip.

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becksA bold leather and velvet draped reindeer woman.

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lauraI‘d keep warm with cozy florals. Baby blue overcoat, sparkling embellishment, and layered knits.  My direction is all about the softer side of a snowy day.
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So what do you guys think? What would you wear on a trip to Finland? Also, we wanted to share this adorable picture with you of our happy couple :)  

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Where In the World: Igloo Edition

Travel: Big Sur Road Trip

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This weekend I traveled up the coast a few hours to Big Sur for a weekend of camping, hiking- and let’s be honest: s’mores eating.  Our trip included four tents, three (adorably color coordinated black and white) dogs, two nights of laughter and starry skies, and one fabulously successful proposal!

Our time was rather limited so we had to make the most of it. Here are a few of my recommendations for a weekend adventure in Big Sur.

  • Visit: McWay Falls (pictured above.) It’s an iconic view of the Big Sur coast- don’t miss the beautiful blue water and jagged coast line- it’s what your Instagram has been missing!
  • Stay: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.  We spent two nights in the south campground here and it was absolutely lovely.  Shady and quiet, this park offers a ton of camp sites, a few great trails to explore, and a nice lodge if you need to escape from nature for a quick cup of coffee
  • Explore: Jade Cove Beach. This stop on Highway One offers stunning mountain and sea views and a chance to hunt for jade on the rocky beaches.  Apparently most of the green colored rocks are actually serpentine, not real jade, but a girl can dream right? Pictured in the second set of pictures below- P.S. my nail color here is Essie’s Carry On and it has been my go to this Fall!

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Here are a few of my camping essentials.  After all, what is an adventure without the right outfit? 

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Plaid Shirt: JCrew; Scarf: Madewell; Boots: Asos; Jacket: Patagonia; Denim: Gap; Hat: Wool and the Gang via Madewell; Lips: Vaseline Rosy Lips (loving this right now for a tiny pop of color!); Backpack: Herschel

xoxo,

Laura

 

 

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