A Portrait of Harvey the Mini Dachshund.
penny was very concerned that harvey was going to steal her bone. apparently their toy bin is a safe place to hide! #sillypuppy #minidachshund
paper straw addiction continues with these pretty fall edition ones! #paperstraws #falledition
I don’t like overpacking, less is best, and the same rings true for toiletries and makeup. Since I always carry-on my suitcase, I pack my toiletries very carefully to stay in the 3-1-1 rules. At the same time, there’s those skincare products that you need. My skin is especially moody when traveling, and if I don’t keep up my normal routine, I break out in blotches (gross). So I go through the items that I know I’ll definitely need, take out steps I can skip, and then list items that I know will be at hotels and inns I’ll be staying at.
The most important thing, is to not pack too many liquid items. Nothing can be over 3.4 ounces, and all liquids must fit in a quart sized bag. I usually just separate the liquid items into a ziplock and put them in my toiletry bag, that way you can easily take them out for screening, and your stuff stays together.
These are all items that I usually always bring on trips. The best thing to do is get small containers for your liquids, because if you purchase small versions of products, it’s more expensive. Also, I know that there will be shampoo, conditioner, and soap at the places I’m staying, so I don’t need to pack those items. For my skincare regimen, I’ll have face wash (one that helps breakouts), a clay mask, and oil-free lotion. I also throw in facial/makeup remover towelettes. I’ll usually have a wash cloth that helps exfoliate, so I don’t have to bring a scrub (less liquid items to pack).
I always bring dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is one of my favorite inventions, and I use it frequently. It’s extra fantastic to have when traveling for touch-ups and it gets rid of any greasy strands. Other important items to pack are: deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, nail clippers, tweezers, and a razor. I also pack my own body lotion because my skin is annoyingly sensitive.
I don’t wear a lot of makeup as it is, so when I’m traveling, it’s still pretty simple. Foundation, blush, mascara, eye shadow, lipstick, lip balm. I added eye liner and some glittery eye shadow for dress up days or nights.
What items do you pack when traveling? Is yours more simplistic? Or do you have your whole bathroom with you?
Boards created by Kelly for A Silly Muse (via Polyvore).
life throws you a @hubertslemonade, you mix it with tequila for a painless and easy margarita! #hubertslemonade
It’s a fact (to me) that Audrey is the epitome of grace, and any fan of hers knows that she had a career-into-life-long collaboration and friendship with designer Hubert de Givenchy. Givenchy had been Audrey’s outfit/costume designer (on and off) since Sabrina (1954). Billy Wilder discovered Givenchy through his wife and sent Audrey to Paris to meet with him in person. Givenchy was expecting Katharine Hepburn (because Audrey had only been seen in Roman Holiday prior to their meeting), and while a tad upset he didn’t get to meet Katharine, he and Hepburn became fast friends, and as the books say, the rest was history.
Their work together, was as artist and his muse. They worked together on and off the screen, and remained life-long friends. Here’s a nice a brief Q&A with Givenchy on WSJ, where he discusses some fond memories of Hepburn.
under the sea #seaotter play. #latergram #lazoo (at Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens)
Is there still an idea that you can’t wear white after Labor Day? I think that’s silly. Obviously I’m not going to wear an all-white outfit from head-to-toe (I probably wouldn’t in the summer, either), but what exactly is the reasoning behind no white after Labor Day?! Apparently, some rich ladies made this rule up back in the late 1800s… but I say, if Coco Chanel wore white year round, we can too!
If I’m going to wear white after Labor Day, I’d probably choose a heavier fabric, like a nice warm knit. While everyone misses summer, you want to dress according to the season (and the temperature!). To pair with it, some basic black leggings or tights, ankle boots, and a little over the shoulder satchel, in fall-friendly muted tones. I also love this nude eye shadow palette, and simple yet nourishing lip balm!
Do you wear white after Labor Day?
Style board created by Kelly via Polyvore for A Silly Muse.
@ihavethisthingwithfloors #ihavethisthingwithfloors #elephant (at Elephants of Asia Los Angeles Zoo)
otter playtime. (at Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens)