Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Petite Fashion Challenge #14: Holiday Emergency

Hosted by Couture Coco, Petite Fashion Challenge #14: Holiday Emergency has us styling a travel outfit into a special evening look using whatever you carry in your purse and anything else immediately at hand (for a pre-booked dinner date due to a luggage delay).

Since I'm not a great traveler, I'm once again coming up with outfits that I would wear in my daydreams (exotic locales are only a thought away!)

For traveling: I kept my outfit comfortable with some layers (for temperature changes), flat shoes, and free of jewelry (hate holding up the line at airport security). A roomy bag was also a must for my carry-on items. I cheated with this challenge and just so happened to pack dressy shoes and a scarf. In reality, both items do come in handy. A scarf is great as another extra layer in case what you're wearing isn't warm enough. I also like to store odd-shaped items like shoes in my carry-on instead of using shoe boxes with checked luggage.

For dinner date: A quick change in the airport bathroom involving a shoe swap, unrolling of pants' hem, rearranging the top, and convenient accessories additions later, I emerge ready for my dinner reservation. No wallowing in sorrow for my lost luggage... until after a delicious meal. Or hey, there's always shopping at the new destination.
sunglasses: Old Navy round metal-hardware (similar; similar)
scarf: eBay chain (sold here)
tank: Ann Taylor sequin front (similar)
belt: Ann Taylor exotic perfect skinny (this season's sold here)
bracelet: [right] Forever 21 chain link (similar; similar)
ring: [right] Forever 21 pearlescent cluster (sold here)
pants: Gap broken-in straight khakis (sold here)

14 comments:

  1. I see the Sperry's are getting a lot of love these days. =)

    Nice and easy transition into a dinner outfit! My favorite is that cute scarf that just adds a great punch to the white blouse.

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    1. I can't believe I've put off Sperrys for so long! You know what that means... I'm going to enable you every chance I get until you get your pair ;)

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  2. Great easy way to change up an outfit (although I'd be wearing my jewelry, I don't know if it's just where I travel but I never have to take off my jewelry when going through airport security). I like how both outfits have a nautical feel to them which keeps your look consistant (and makes it easier to change up an outfit without carrying around a bunch of stuff in your bag).

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    1. Lucky you! I've been asked to take off my belt many times going through security and don't want to add any more time spent beyond that.

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  3. Love the original outfit and the transition outfit. So impressed!

    Creamy

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  4. I love Sperry's and how comfortable they are! Both of your outfits looks so light and comfortable! I lvoe how glam your scarf is! :)

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  5. Your outfit looks very comfortable and glam at the same time (glamfortable??) :)

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  6. Your scarf is beautiful! It makes your dinner outfit look so chic and elegant. I am also a big fan of dressing in layers for air travel--you just never know whether it'll be hot or cold.

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  7. Loving you scarf and a lovely transition!

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  8. Love both your outfits! Both are easy chic and stylish.

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  9. Wow, such little changes but the whole outfit is transformed! I love it Cee!

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  10. I love how you change your outfit by making a few changes and adding accessories.

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  11. Great transition! Pulling the hair back and tucking in the blouse makes such a huge difference from relaxed / casual to sophisticated chic. Way to embrace the challenge!

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