November 20, 2014

{STYLE} On The Run


Coat, Top, Jeans, Hat, Sunglasses, "Keep It Real" Necklace & Heart Pendant  c/o Ban.doNaked on The Run c/o Urban Decay, Weekender Bag, Leather Boots, Iced Matcha from the Matchabar
Photos by Lydia Hudgens

The last few weeks have been a bit of a rollercoaster, going from New Orleans to NYC to San Francisco to LA in fewer than 10-days, (and I'll be adding three more cities to that list by the end of next week). There's been a lot of unpacking and repacking, seeing the inside of too many hospitals (hey, I didn't say this was all fun, festive travel), one instance of puppy-flu on board a plane, and a slightly altered approach to my wardrobe and beauty routine: keep it simple and neutral. Packing for a multi-city trip in a single check-in luggage has never been easy for me, but I'm slowly learning from my mistakes of packing a suitcase full of mismatched statement pieces and arriving at my destination with Absolutely Nothing to Wear. This time, I went simple: easy mix-and-match neutrals with lots of solid, versatile pieces, a goes-with-everything coat, my most easy-to-wear accessories (just my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag and backpack came with me, along with some sleek, minimal jewels), and a chic LBD-with-a-twist for a night out.

My beauty bag took a similarly minimal, pared down approach with the help of Urban Decay's new Naked On The Run palette (I also brought my UD Naked BB cream, which is basically like a great tinted moisturizer with an instagram filter, smoothing over and blurring the little imperfections in my skin.) The palette has everything from a bronzer/blush/highlighter combo (think Flushed - repackaged), 5-neutral eyeshadow colors, mascara, eyeliner, and a neutral gloss - all in a sleek compact kit that's surprisingly sturdy (I know this because I've already dropped it a couple times - and the first time caused a serious panic attack). The palette is limited edition and at $54, is a great indulgence for yourself or as a gift. 


I still dream of being a minimalist in my next life, but maybe my travel patterns will be the first step towards actualization.



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13 comments:

  1. Wow, this look is fab! I love your sweater and the clutch!!!

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  2. Oh how my heart sings for that Kate Spade weekender bag <3 Absolutely going on my Christmas list. Along with this pallet! Does it get much easier than that?
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  3. So, now, you have me sold on the ASOS coat. I was eyeing it but i'm like I already have two camel colored coats. I am justifying the purchase by saying the ASOS coat is a lighter camel colored and my other coats are darker. Cute and casual ensemble!

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  4. Ma'am dont't get me started on those Naked Palettes. I get weak thinking about them.

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  5. The coat is amazing on you and love the soft color and the length. That pearl ring on your finger is adorable too :)) Did I get that for you by any chance??

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  6. The clutch is so much fun. That glitter top and the opening detail in the back is perfect for the holiday season too.

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  7. You've always got the best bags and I just adore those shoes!

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  8. This is such a cute post! Nicolette on the run!

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  9. I love KS and I love this post! The sequins, the whimsy, the pop of red.... it's all so good!


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  10. Aren't you glad you got the coat? It's perfection. I can't put it down.

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  11. looking great! love your style & blog

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  12. I'm swooning over the entire affair!


    Your outfit is perfect and this event looks like spades of fun! (see what I did there...I'm such a dweeb!!}


    <3
    margot

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