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June 29, 2015

DailyOutfit's June Look

And here is June's Look!  These are the looks I dreamed about via Pinterest a couple weeks ago and now it's time to shop!  This is my Signature Look shopping process.  It saves you time and money -- and helps you curate your looks wisely.

Signature Look Shopping Process

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel features this rendering of the Libyan Sibyl - a woman doing her work with strength and grace.
Detail from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel 
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Step One:  Dream Your Looks.  Give yourself the time to sit with your ideas, so you can allow your imagination to work.   When it's time to shop, you'll be clear on what it is you want to buy. 

For example, I was reminded in conversation that pick-pocketing really *is* a problem for tourists in Rome.  Rather than wear a romper on Day 1 as originally planned, I"ll need to wear shorts, so I can tuck my money belt inside.

Sometimes, too, the items I originally searched for are sold out.  I take it as good fortune.  Whatever turns up, it's usually better -- and my original items are usually on sale, so I can afford an upgrade!

For more on this, check out my post Roman Holiday.

Step Two:  Shop!  Once you know what looks you want, you can shop happily within your budget.

All of these pieces below are shoppable using the thumbnail links and available in the EU and US.  NB:  the bag is available via Anthro, but the link here is to Nordstrom.


DAILYOUTFIT'S JUNE LOOK:  ROMAN HOLIDAY

COLOR STORY:  Navy, White, Yellow, Rose
The color meanings are dependability, new beginnings, happiness, love and fun -- perfect for a family holiday!
 
USE YOUR WORDS:  Soft, lightweight fabrics in easy-breezy styling = vacation
The look and feel of these outfits is pretty, easy & practical, fitting my vacation mindset.
 

TRAVEL: 
Banana Republic Womens Leaf Print Drapey Jumpsuit Size 12 - Peppercorn + Banana Republic Womens Textured High/Low Open Cardigan Size S - Navy +  Gap Women Leather Slip On Sneakers Size 5 - White +   + Banana Republic Sparkle Stud Earring Size One Size - Gold
Notes on the outfit:  The pattern in the jumpsuit will hide stains and it's v-neck, so easy on/off for the airplane toilet!  The open cardigan allows me to wrap up in the A/C and goes with everything I'm packing, so I can throw it on at any time.  The slip-ons are key for getting through security and sneaks are way more comfy than flats.  The cross-body is crucial for travel and Mommy days -- everything you need is at your fingertips.  Anything else can go in your tote!  My studs are starts with screw-in backs, which means I never lose them!

 
DAY 1: HOP-ON/HOP-OFF & COLISEUM: 
Banana Republic Womens Twist Front Tank Size L - White + Gap Women Boyfriend Roll Up Linen Shorts Size 2 - Chamois + + Banana Republic Cubic Zirconia Rings Necklace Size One Size - Cubic zirconia + Banana Republic Sparkle Stud Earring Size One Size - Gold
Notes on the outfit:  The sleeveless top is light and breezy, but also covers up my mid-section so my money belt won't show.  The linen/cotton blend shorts will be lightweight for the blistering Roman heat, but long enough so I'll be able to walk comfortably.  The sneaks are cotton and comfy for my heel spur without being too heavy.  I'll get the pink version to elongate the leg.  My version of this necklace has a tiny diamond in it and was given to me by one of my favorite clients.  It reminds me to be grateful for all my blessings.  


DAY 3:  POMPEII: 
+ Banana Republic Womens Textured High/Low Open Cardigan Size S - Navy + Gap Women Leather Slip On Sneakers Size 5 - White + + Banana Republic Sparkle Stud Earring Size One Size - Gold

Notes on the outfit:  Patterned to cover stains like the jumpsuit, the length allows me to curl up on the bus without being too revealing.


DAY 5:  VATICAN: 
+ Banana Republic Womens Heritage High/Low Midi Skirt Size S - Blushing pink + + Banana Republic Cubic Zirconia Rings Necklace Size One Size - Cubic zirconia + Banana Republic Sparkle Stud Earring Size One Size - Gold

Notes on the outfit:  The lace makes this top super lightweight AND pretty.  Shoulders covered, as the rules dictate!  The high-low hem of the skirt keeps this look breezy, but appropriate.


DAY 2&4:  OFF:  We probably be poolside, do bath, room service & early to bed with the kids.  I'll pack a dress and an extra tee for the shorts, in case we change our minds.  

I always find it's more enjoyable with kids to buffer the sightseeing with a bit of relaxation and time to play.  After all, we're on vacation!

Go ahead and shop these looks or use them as inspiration as they befit your own travel plans!



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