Choosing which accessories to bring on a trip can be challenging. I always have a fear of losing something or having something stolen, so I tend to select jewelry that isn't too valuable. But, on the contrary, we want to look our best and dress to impress and shouldn't have to sacrifice quality and style just for the sake of travel. So, I've partnered with Shane Co. to share quality accessories that travel well and won't break the bank. And, as an added bonus, they will coordinate with every outfit you pack!

Tip 1: Cover your bases - Make sure to choose one pair of earrings, at least one bracelet or a time piece, at least one necklace (I prefer three that I can layer) and a stunning ring.


Tip 2: Stick with your metallics - Gold, silver, and rose gold go with everything. You never have to worry about whether they will match your outfit unless you wearing a gold or silver dress. 

Tip 3: Diamonds and pearls should always stay on you. If you want to wear your engagement ring or a less expensive cocktail ring in its place make sure to keep it on you at all times. Same rule applies with those diamonds studs of yours. That way you will never have to worry about them being stolen or lost.

Tip 4: Make sure all of the accessories work together. After you select you metallic, you'll want to make sure the jewelry you select is a similar style so you can mix and match on your travels. 

That's it! I guarantee that you won't be able to mess things up by just keeping it simple and planning ahead. You can shop my whole look below:

Jumpsuit from LOFT
Gold bracelet
Tear drop earrings
Diamond cluster ring
Gold layered necklace

Photos by Rennai Hoefer

Three Dresses for Five Days: LBD

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I think it's safe to say that all of us have a black dress in our closet. But do all of us have an LBD that is versatile like this one?

Kokoon challenged me to style three dresses for five days, and I selected the Rick Rack dress as one of the pieces I think women should have because it's sophisticated and versatile. You can wear it work with a blazer and black bumps as shown above or you can wear it with statement earrings and dressy shoes and be ready for church or even a date night.


You don't even need to overly accessorize this dress. The simplicity is what makes it so beautiful. Plus, the fact that it's knit makes it wrinkle-free and machine washable is a home run. It's THE perfect travel dress for those who are jet-setters.


So, that kills two days (work day and Sunday), check back tomorrow to see what dress transcends another two day period of time.

Photos by Katina Patriquin. Post sponsored by Kokoon.