by Renae Virata | Portland is one of those seemingly magical places in the US that has such a distinct culture and vibe that packing for it is an exercise in creativity and sartorial fun. I had the privilege of participating in the reality tv show Ready for Love with the fabulous Lynsee Gonzalez, a former model and a total West Coast style guru. I just had to have her take on what Portland style and influences are all about – check out our interview below for great tips and outfit ideas! Read the rest of this entry »
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by Renae Virata | Most people don’t realize that the Texas Hill Country is home to a number of fabulous wineries. Nestled amongst the rolling green between San Antonio and Austin lie popular vineyards such as Messina Hof, Gape Creek and Becker. I spent some time at Becker on my way to the German town of Fredericksburg and spotted some ladies who know how to look cool sippin’ vino on a warm summer’s day.
by Renae Virata | The more diverse rodeos become, the more diverse the fashion! Long gone (but still classic!) are the days of only plaid shirts, denim, and cowboy boots. We spotted a bunch of stylish urban cowgirls at the BBQ Cook-off at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo who made the Rodeo their own fashion runway. Check it out! Read the rest of this entry »
by Maheen Dhanani | Houston style is just as diverse as the city itself. No one, specific trend stands out at any time but, instead, a mixture of different points of view that makes the city unique. You’ll find elements from all different regions and backgrounds that influence personal style. Today, for example, you may find someone walking out of the house in cowboy boots, and tomorrow she dons henna-covered hands. Read the rest of this entry »
by Renae Virata |It’s the Year of the Snake…according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar! To properly celebrate, whether it is a part of your culture or not, make a statement in red, the color of good luck in Chinese culture.
by Renae Virata | Looks like New Orleans is going to have a busy February this year! With Super Bowl taking place February 3rd and Mardi Gras to follow February 12th, it’s going to be par-tay time in The Big Easy! Read the rest of this entry »
by Renae Virata | I don’t know about you, but just about my least favorite part about packing is being unprepared or overpacking. I sometimes reach this dilemma when the weather for my destination calls for chilly, rainy weather. I don’t want to pack too many bulky coats, but I want to make sure I’m literally covered. The answer: Trout Rainwear!
by Renae Virata | Spending a few days in Hawaii, I have learned a thing or two…dressing up is not the MO in the Islands, no matter the occasion. But traveling for the fashionable travelista is about more than just comfort, it’s about style and those many photos you’ll be taking to commemorate your trip!
By Alexa Serrecchia | I knew before I left for Italy that I had probably over packed. The question was, by how much? As it turned out, it wasn’t necessarily that I had over packed, but more that I could’ve switched out a few things.
Firstly, I barely used any of the gym type clothes that I brought. I never used my gym sneakers once. I told myself that I would exercise some while away, but I didn’t need to considering how much we walked each day. Also, I didn’t want to waste my time in a foreign country exercising! Therefore, considering that I only used my gym clothes as pajamas, I could’ve brought half the amount that I did. The sneakers also took up valuable space in my suitcase; although, if you’re going to bring bulkier shoes, utilize the space as I did by stuffing smaller items inside of your shoes!