Archive for November 22, 2012

OOTD from San: Travel day, just in time for holiday travel

On a business trip to Seattle, so I’m looking forward to four hours on a plane, followed by a long day of meetings and a dinner. This calls for an outfit that holds up to a nearly 20 hour day.

I paired an Ulla Popken black and white houndstooth tunic in size 20/22 ($59) with black leggings. I am happy to report I looked as crisp and pulled together at 10pm on the West Coast as I did at 5 am in Dallas. This is an excellent well-made piece, the venting on the side seams eases it thru the hips and makes it very comfortable.

I paired this with a Betsy Johnson quilted patent bag I picked up at TJMaxx for $39, which is also great for travel, as I was able to toss my iPad it in!

For accessories, I went with a long black glass and faux pearl necklace and a stack of blue/black/white bangles from Chico’s for a small pop of color. If I was wearing this at home, I may have opted for bolder accessories (like Red), but when travelling I try and keep to a single color scheme to reduce what I need to pack.

I wore a pair of Privo suede booties I have had for years. I have worn these relentlessly every winter for years, and they still look pretty good. This is an item I wish I had purchased every color and a backup pair for when they wore out!