November 22, 2016

Airport Etiquette + My Favorite Travel Apps

With two of the busiest flying/traveling holidays coming up, I thought I'd try to tackle some important traveling etiquette as you navigate busy terminals & security lines. 

Be one step ahead of where you are at and move quickly.
Stay ahead of the game. TSA & your fellow travelers will thank you. Be aware of where you're at and what they are expecting of you and keep the line moving. So remove that laptop, take off your shoes, belt, jackets. Remember NO liquids!! I forgot this little rule and left my dry shampoo in my purse and it got taken :(

Respect your surroundings. 
Everyone just wants to get to their destination, and avoid the whole traveling experience all together, so just do your part to make it enjoyable for those around you. Act accordingly to your surroundings. If you are flying super early or late at night, respect the time and be quite for those sleeping. Also, don't talk about fellow passengers, their crying baby or their huge bag load. Step outside of yourself during your traveling and think what would make it more enjoyable for those traveling with you.

Be the traveler you would want to meet at the airport. 
Traveling during the holidays may not be on the top of your list, but you can create the best out of it and choose to enjoy the experience. Take this opportunity to meet and talk with other travelers, where are they headed and what are their holiday plans. Greet everyone, from the barista serving your holiday spice flat white to the TSA agent, to the mother traveling alone with 2 kids & a stroller. You were meant to learn something from these travelers and they were meant to encounter you for a reason this holiday season.

|| ALSO, here are my favorite apps to utilize during travel. ||

1. FlightView - this is my favorite flight tracking app EVER! This gives you accurate real time info, from what gate you leave and arrive at, to cancellations, delays or last minute flight changes. Go download it now!!

2. Kindle - I use this everytime I fly because you just have to pack your iPad or other tablet instead of adding more weight to your bag with one or two books.

3. Podcasts - again I feel like this is just a necessity. Pre-download your favorite inspirational or entrepreneurial podcast and use your flight as a time to get your goals together for the new year. Or maybe try some mystery shows. Here are some of my fav podcasts to plug-into.

Where are you headed either for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Any fav traveling tips or apps?

November 21, 2016

Gift Guide: Fashionista

Happy Monday friends! I am super excited about this gift guide and there will be plenty of more coming to a screen near you! ;) Everyone has that friend in their group, the one that always looks put together & just has fun with fashion! It's always hard to buy for these friends because most of the time they have definite styles and you just NEVER know what to get them! I say, that you can never go wrong with the style staples above. They are just fun items that any fashionista would love!!

November 18, 2016

Gift Guide: Hostest with the Mostest

Gift Guide: Hostest

book | blanket | plates | succulents | cards | lollipops | place cards | wine tote 
| book | napkins | ornaments | mugs | coaster | candles

 Welcome to my first gift guide!!
The holiday season is about to be in full swing, which of course means party after party (not complaining)... Here are a few suggestions that I think would make the perfect little "thank you" to the party host for a Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas gathering and even a New Years Eve celebration. Make it fun and personal!

November 12, 2016

The Stylist: Thanksgiving Looks

Black Plaid || Thanksgiving Style Guide

Lace-Up || Thanksgiving Style Guide

Leather Cheetah || Thanksgiving Style Guide

Chic Sleek || Thanksgiving Style Guide

Pom-Pom Time|| Thanksgiving Style Guide

Thanksgiving means I can finally get into the holiday mood (not that I wasn't already ;). It's only a couple weeks away so you need to start planning your outfit. It of course needs to be stylish but also comfy because you want to be comfortable for a long day relaxing and eating with family and friends.  I'm obsessed with the above looks and just realized I have a gray trend going on! ;) They are perfect holiday looks that combine both causal & chic. I wish I could wear all of these looks!!

What do you wear on Thanksgiving?