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My Summer Travel Style

July 28, 2017

I have a confession to make: the above photo is me, several years ago. I chose it because it is still one of my favorite photos, shot by a very good friend of mine. I had 0 make-up (I haven’t discovered a good concealer yet and honestly didn’t need one, but I did edit a few freckles in Photoshop and some fine lines) my hair was an unwashed mess, all curly from the damp Summer weather, I had my super favorite loose top on and my bathing suit underneath. The super cool geeky glasses were fake, I was into the clear glasses back then and really enjoyed how these looked on me in photos. I was outside the city, I was out in nature and had a lake to go swimming into. It was the Summer of 2009.

Looking at me then and now, much hasn’t changed. My daily Summer style consists of pretty much still 0 make-up (I do use concealer and maybe mascara if I’m in a fancy mood in the morning) and now that I’m back at the office with a brand new job and don’t work from home anymore, I do 90% of the time comfortable. When I travel I pack more than I can wear (what girl doesn’t?) but I want to be comfortable even then. I may pop the occasional heel here and there, but only for photography purposes and usually pick something cool and flirty from my closet, usually a pop of color or nudes if I’m rocking a pattern top or dress that day. I always, always pack my jeans and sneackers or flats, be it simple sandals or ballet flats.

This Summer, after 2 years of being away from any water, we are packing light and going to the seaside. Our seaside. I haven’t seen the Black Sea since 2001. I used to spend all my childhood Summers there and now I am going back. I want to bask in the sunlight, get a clear tan and drink cocktails on the beach. I plan to take lots of beachy, dreamy photos and will pack only my bathing suits, kimonos (I always look for kimonos at thrift/vintage shops because I love a good kimono in the Summer and like them in all patterns possible), comfortable underwear and my maxi dresses. Before I go on any trip I make sure I have my go-to bra. With all of off-the-shoulder tops and dresses trending, I would recommend packing a comfortable strapless bra.

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summer style, geeky glasses

As always,


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