My 10 Fall/Winter Travel Essentials

Bomber jacket, Boots, Fall, fashion, shoes, Shopping, Travel

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I’m so ready for a trip somewhere with trees that actually shed during the fall and that has a real winter with snow.

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This is what fall looks like in my imagination when I’m daydreaming of traveling. Pic found on http://www.destination360.com.

I guess it’s a result of living in Southern Β California my whole life. I’m thinking Big Bear, and since my bf and I are planning a trip there, I thought it’d be the perfect time to put together a f/w trip essentials post. So here are my must haves for traveling somewhere chilly in the autumn and/or winter;

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As you can see, I am very excited for my trip and for an excuse to shop. πŸ˜πŸ‚πŸŒ²πŸ‘’

  • 1. Turtleneck / chunky sweaters. You can’t go wrong with a comfy chunky-knit turtleneck. Plus I adore this dusty rose color. It’ll keep you warm when you’re out and about roaming around town and through all of your adventures. This one is from Forever 21.

 

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  • 2. Corduroys. The ones above are also from Forever 21. I love this pine green color. They’re stretchy and comfy yet super flattering and cute.
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Photo from Levis.com

I love all of Levi’s corduroys. Comfy, cute, and flattering. πŸ‘Œ

  • 3. An anti-theft backpack. The last things you want to be thinking about are losing your things or having them stolen. Not only is it heartbreaking, but it would seriously ruin your whole trip. The Travelon anti-theft backpack is top-rated and is versatile/small enough to not be a hindrance when walking around.
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Pic from Amazon.com

 

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I’ve been into corduroy in general lately…a lot. The velvet top is by Lucky Brand & the skirt is by Celebrity Pink..$11!

 

  • Β 4. (faux) Leather jacket. I am obsessed with the one above by Free People. It’s a little pricey but durable and well made. This jacket goes with literally everything and makes any outfit instantly cuter.
  • 5. Scarf. I am a huge scarf fanatic. You should see my closet.

 

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This one above is from Urban Outfitters. They have some of my fave & most versatile scarves in my opinion.

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This adorable chunky one is from Forever 21. Throw a scarf over almost anything and add an air of chicness plus an extra layer of warmth.

  • 6. Comfy shoes. These are an absolute necessity for walking around and taking in all the sights while not hurting your feet.
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Picture found on http://www.otrendy.ma

 

 

I am in love with Rhianna’s Fenty line. They’re the perfect walking around shoe for traveling since they’re comfy yet fashionable. I want them in every color.

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  • 7. Booties. These are from…you guessed it, Forever 21. They’re the perfect shade of tan and height and I love how they go with everything.
  • res_1476169737491.jpg8. Little black dress. The one above is also from Forever 21 (sorry they have too many cute things!!) and has a mock turtleneck and long sleeves so it’s perfect for fall/winter.Β I think this would be a perfect date night look.

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9. Mini versions of your fave beauty products. (Shampoo, toothpaste, foundation, perfume, etc) They’re just easier to travel with. My top 3 are Johnson & Johnson’s shampoo, Physician’s Formula BB Cream, & NYX Lip Lingerie in Teddy, which isn’t mini but would fit in your purse.

This is the best BB Cream I’ve tried so far. The coverage is great, yet it’s light and moisturizing.

10. An open mind and heart. Honestly, the best things to have when traveling aren’t things. They’re the people you love and who you’re traveling with and the willingness to have a good time and overlook the jet lag and small details that didn’t go your way. There are no perfect trips, and of course you want everything to go as planned after spending your hard-earned money but, oftentimes, spontaneity can be a good thing. πŸ˜‰

That concludes my post. I hope you enjoyed it! Maybe it helped you a bit with your upcoming trip! Happy travels! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Love,

Maggie

Pre-Fall Fashion Illustration Inspiration for New Creations

Denim, Design, fashion, Fashion design, Fashionillustration, Illustration, Nature, Travel, Uncategorized

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Today’s inspiration for new creations. I’ve been wanting to visit NYC for as long as I can remember (thanks Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sex and the City, Friends, Seinfeld, Gossip Girl..and wait, well every one of my favorite shows! 😨😱😍) As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m working on some new threads that will be up in my Ebay & Etsy shops soon. Army jackets & jeans with patchwork would be so on-trend and chic for Fall. Believe it or not, Fall is my favorite season. As much as I fawn over summer fashion, fall weather, colors, layers and pumpkin spice lattes are so much better! πŸ˜€πŸπŸ‚πŸš•πŸ‘ πŸŽ¨

Love you all for reading! What’s your favorite season or fall 2016 trend?

The 5 Shoes That Will Get you Through the Whole Summer

fashion, shoes, Shopping, style, Summer, Travel, Uncategorized

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There’s so many shoes in this world and so little time to try and buy them all up. In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, “Men I may not know, but shoes I know.” Really I know enough about men, (sort of) and I love them, but I may love shoes just a tiny bit more. Yes, shoes won’t hug you, but they’re always there to brighten up your day when you need them. Men too..sometimes. Haha!

Anyway, with so many options today, it can be hard to decide what to buy and where to buy it. Yes, we want to spend, we have that part down, but if you’re like me, and you have to shop wisely in order to still be able to eat, you can’t buy any shoe that strikes your fancy. πŸ˜’πŸ˜¬πŸ‘›πŸ‘ 

To be honest, you only need 5 pairs of shoes to get you through the summer. They go with everything and they’re easy to pair up with outfits and accessories. Here are my Β top 5 picks for the summer:

  • 1. The lace up sandal, as shown above. These are by Steve Madden. I’m so in love with this sky blue color right now. I painted my nails that color and have bought so many blue things this summer. Serene and beautiful. πŸ’™ The sandal looks great paired with jeans and dresses.
  • 2. The slide sandal.

 

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These sandals look great with literally everything. Mine are from Gap. They have an easy casual cool that’s so perfect for the summer. Here’s how I styled them:

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As you can see, pink jeans, slide sandals, and flowy tops make me very happy! You can find them at gap.com. πŸ˜‰πŸ‘‘

I also love this simple and cute slide by Michael Kors & here’s how I styled those. (Digging tropical vibes right now.) 🌴 ; You can buy the sandals on Macys.com & the romper at UrbanOutfitters.com.

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  • 3. The espadrille. These cuties are by Sam Edelman. Funny, comfy, and adorbs. What more do you want? Espadrilles in every color? Me too. 🌈 You can buy these at shoebuy.com.
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RosΓ© all day? Yes please! Wait..

  • 4. The espadrille sandal. Seafoam sandal and all accoutrements by Urban Outfitters.

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I love this pretty seafoam green color. Gorgeous and so summery.

5. Vans Authentic Low.

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Nintendo is a throwback to my childhood and Vans are a throwback to my high school days, not to mention being forever cool. Pefect with shorts and a t shirt.

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Loving the simplicity of this look. California through and through.

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Cute & whimsical. πŸ˜€πŸ’œ

So those are my 5 summer shoe picks. Is my list different than yours? If course there’s always room for more…πŸ˜‰

Love,

Maggie ✌❀

Happy Swimsuit Season! (Fashion Illustration Inspired by Vintage // Retro Swimsuits

Beach, fashion, Illustration, Ocean, Retro, style, Summer, Travel, Uncategorized, vintage, Weekend

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I’m eternally in love with vintage and always have been. Being that it’s swimsuit season, I bring you a little fashion illustration illustrating my love of vintage/retro bathing suits. I really like the old school approach to sexiness and femininity in addition to the fashion. Also, I just love the freedom and serenity of standing in the ocean and being at the beach.

Happy swimsuit season! Remember loves, the objective is not perfection. πŸ˜Šβ€πŸ‘™πŸŒŠπŸ’§πŸŒžπŸŽ¨

My Top 5 Vacation/Gig Necessities // Vacation/Gig Inspiration

Boho, Denim, fashion, Music, Shopping, Skirts, Summer, Travel, Uncategorized

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So I can’t help wanderlusting lately. Ladies on Instagram flaunting your #bikinis #martinis and #ngaf attitudes while on vacation, I’m looking at you.

  • Swimsuit. My pick above is by Urban Outfitters.
  • Mexican blanket. My pick above is also by Urban Outfitters, but you can find a cheaper one one & here:Β https://www.amols.com/mexican-party-supplies/mexican-blankets/mexican-blanket-unique-design?gclid=Cj0KEQjw7LS6BRDo2Iz23au25OQBEiQAQa6hwOD9APFC3oV7RpFWuL86JwP-b1PhVSgR7MkIWql-PooaAkju8P8HAQ
  • Denim jacket
  • White versatile top
  • Skirt, skort, or shorts.
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Top by Theory, denim jacket by Jessica Simpson, & skort by BCBG

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Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply distressed stars & stripes jeans.

These four items above are so on point for vacations & gigs. They’re versatile, comfortable, cute, & I see myself wearing them over and over again.

So I’ve decided no matter what, I’m going on the road this summer with Chris & Maggie and as a blogger. I need a vacation, but more importantly, road tripping and traveling has been on my bucket list for waaay too long.

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I think I’m obsessed with stripes. Blouse by American Living.

So in summary, I need a vacation loan. All checks can be made payable to Maggie in the Moon.

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My new summer home. #kiddingnotkidding.

Thanks loves 😊✌❀