Travel Diary: Lago Maggiore, Italy

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On the Water

I’m finally back with another installment in my travel diary series, and this time we’re back in Italy! After leaving Venice, we drove over to a beautiful spot in northern Italy on the south side of the Alps: Lago (lake) Maggiore. Lago Maggiore was a lovely quiet contrast to the hustle and bustle of Venice, and it was wonderful to experience the more laid-back side of Italy. We were lucky enough to have a hotel right on the lake, and the outdoor dining area had the most serene view.

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Travel Diary: Venice, Italy

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Ciao!

While in Europe, I got to visit Italy for the first time, and it was pretty dreamy. We drove in from Austria, and started our visit in Venice, or Venezia if you’re Italian. It completely blew away my expectations, and I even loved the quintessential tourist activities. From gondolas to gelato, Italy is magical, and these were some of my favorite moments.

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Spring 10×10 Style Challenge: Look No. 8

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This 10×10 challenge is quickly coming to an end, and I’ve had so much fun mixing up my wardrobe over the past two weeks! I’m back today with look 8, and this look is one of my personal favorites so far. It’s the kind of thing I can totally see myself wearing while wondering around a European city (I’ve got a mild case of wanderlust,) but it lends a touch of European elegance to my everyday life. At its root, this outfit is basically just a good old-fashioned jeans and tee combo, but the design and cut of each piece make it more interesting, and it looks like it took much more effort than it did.

It’s fresh, classic, and perfect for spring.

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Spring 10×10 Style Challenge: Look No. 5

blush pink t shirtWhew, the spring 10×10 is halfway through, and I’m so happy it’s Friday! My week came to a bit of a hectic end, but I’m looking forward to taking it easy over the weekend and enjoying the Easter holiday with my family. Speaking of taking it easy, I think today’s outfit may just be the most relaxed look I’ve shared here on the blog! I need a ready rotation of comfortable relaxed outfits for work I do with a local international group, and this look is perfect for those busy mornings. It’s functional, but features a little bit of styling that I’ll talk about below.

This look is all about the basics. Let’s try to make jeans and a tee a little more interesting!

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Styling A Little Black Dress for Daytime Featuring Margu Design

Styling a little black dress for daytimeOne of my favorite things to wear, hands down, is a little black dress. They are versatile, and make me feel a little bit fancy, even during the day. Often times when I recommend the addition of an LBD to a capsule wardrobe, I get responses to the effect of  “I don’t really go out very much,” so today I want to share my tips for making the most of the wardrobe’s queen of versatility. I’m excited to be working with Margu Design on today’s blog post, and I’ll share more about Margu shortly.

Read on for more about my perfect dress and styling tips!

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