Getting dressed from a small carry-on bag for three days shows me just how few clothes we need. If the pieces are simple, classic, and comfortable, it is easy to create lots of looks from only a few items. Using accessories to personalize the combinations takes them to another level.
On the second day of our getaway, we explored the village of Highlands and drove around to see more waterfalls and vistas. Truthfully, I asked to ride through neighborhoods looking for bears. They are a common sight in Highlands, but sadly, I did not get to see one. I wore a simple white blouse from Express and half tucked it into the white jeans by Ralph Lauren. I added the silk scarf folded on the bias to cut all that white. The flat silver sandals are by Aerosole. I bought them at Ross about three years ago. That is a BCBG bag from T.J.Maxx, also a few years old.
The styling trick of tucking in only the front of a shirt somewhat hides the lack of a behind and keeps the shirt from looking like a tent. The tent effect is a common problem for busty women, so I wear a belt or layer in such a way that it defines my waist at least partially in front.
Getting up before dawn is my habit, even when I am on vacation. I enjoyed having the whole town to myself when I took a long walk through the village as the sun was coming up. I wore the Bandolino jeans with the white Chico’s tank top and the Cali and York cotton cardigan from a couple of years ago. The sunglasses are by Tory Burch.
We stopped at Bridal Veil Falls to snap the photo above. There are countless waterfalls in the area.
On our way home, we stopped at the Biltmore Estate for lunch where we saw this display from the Chihuly Exhibit. I plan to return for another day to see the whole exhibit. It is breathtaking!
On the travel home day, I wore the navy crepe pieces again with the flat sandals and the white cardigan tied around my neck. We were so tired we forgot to take a picture of that look. The crepe separates and silk scarf can be found on my site here. The same scarf in additional color combinations as well as this blue one are on the way. I order more of the classic crepe pieces each Monday and they usually arrive by the end of that week. I will ship your orders complete at that time if I have sold out of your size. (A note of caution: The crepe fine knit items will snag from jewelry prongs or straw bags if you are not careful.) The other items in my travel bag were a few years old but you may have something similar in your wardrobe already. Here’s another tip: When I pulled the items I wanted to take, I made sure they were the same colors as those found in the scarf.
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