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November 2017

Life Style Wanderlust

Need A Little Camel

19 November 2017

So I’ve been wanting a little camel in my life…as in, I needed to trade in the darker colors for a lighter options. You feel me? πŸ™‚
Black is my go-to color (just ask my sister, I ALWAYS lean towards the darker colors…). I think it’s a European thing? Let’s go with that.
I found this camel coat at a local store in Shanghai. That may sound kind of cool but trust me when I tell you there was absolutely nothing fancy about the store (picture this: a ton of Chinese people yelling across the room whilst you’re literally in the middle of it all getting fitted for your proper size). It’s all about the shopping experience in Asia. πŸ˜‰

The color camel can scare off a lot of people because they feel it may be too close to the color of their skin – but that’s what I love about it so much. It’s close enough to the color of your skin that it’s such a neutral piece that really goes with everything.
Plus, you can wear this color in the spring and not feel like you’re still bundled up in winter layers.

It has been ‘sweater weather’ here in the Netherlands for some time now, but as of the last few weeks it has quickly developed into ‘coat weather’. πŸ™‚
Since moving abroad I’ve had to step up my coat game. In Texas you can get by with just a leather jacket and a North Face jacket for the occasional sleet storm. Not here friends, not here. Coats are a must and scarves are very much welcomed. Speaking of, time to find an animal printed scarf to match this coat…

You can find great camel colored coats at:
Zara
H&M
Mango
Nordstrom (Topshop)
Gap

Bree’s Look:
Coat: Local shop in Shanghai
Denim: Zara
Booties: & Other Stories
Bag: H&M
Earrings: Bauble Bar

Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

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XO,

Bree

Life Style Wanderlust

Thanksgiving Prep

12 November 2017

Hey y’all, what’s new on your side of the world?

I’ve been traveling a bit the last 6 weeks (as seen on IG) so I’ve been a little out of pocket lately. I’m back in Holland now until Christmas and must say, I’m enjoying the fall weather (quickly turning into winter), and it’s getting me SO excited for the holidays.

This time of the year can bring a lot of outfit stress for all the family get togethers and holiday parties: starting with THANKSGIVING
(which is sneaking up on us next week, can you believe it??)

So, I thought I would make life a little bit easier and give you guys some outfit ideas.

The thing about Thanksgiving (at least with my family), is that it is not an overly dressy occasion but you do want to feel like you tried hard enough to get those family pics (just being honest here). πŸ™‚

One of the staple pieces I was on the hunt for this season was a fall-friendly kimono. After some searching, I found this kimono online and have been wearing it ever since.

A kimono is a great investment piece because it is flattering with jeans or a skirt/dress and can also be worn with leggings if you’re wanting to wear something extra stretchy whilst eating all that sweet potato casserole & turkey. It can be dressed up or down and is suitable for 20-somethings to 60-somethings.

What you’ll need to complete this look:
-Your fave pair of denim
-Solid comfy tee
-Loafers (or mules if that’s more you)
-Printed kimono in fall hues

I did some research for those of you reading Stateside and found some great kimonos at the following places:
-Target
-Nordstrom Rack
-Zara

Shop Bree’s Look:

Kimono: Mango
Tee: The Sting
Fave Mom Jeans: H&M
Loafers: Kenneth Cole Reaction via Nordstrom Rack
Sunglasses: Quay Australia “Stray Cat”

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XO,

Bree