style spotter: #LTcoast2coast

the-romantic-the-winoWelp, little travelers! It’s official: we are days away from #LTcoast2coast. The romantic departs for Lisbon on Wednesday (assuming those pesky French air traffic controllers get their nonsense together), and the wino will be driving toward the Jersey Shore just a few days later.

Though we have lots on our mind — what seafood to eat first? how long is too long on the beach? which SPF to don? — the usual concern is plaguing us most:

What, oh WHAT, do we wear?!

Naturally, we took to some online window shopping and put together our dream scenarios…


theromanticIn all honesty, I don’t really have too much of an idea of what’s fashionable among Portuguese women, but I do know this much: it is going to be hot and sunny all week, and I’m going to return bronzed and beautiful!

Ok, well, no, as a redhead, that’s unlikely. But even so, I have an adverse reaction to too much fabric in the hot hot heat, so I’m thinking mostly dresses, and mostly strapless — though, as always, a scarf/wrap will make the journey for cooler nights and air conditioning. Minimal make-up, neutral accessories for mixing and matching, and there we go!

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When I’m down the shore, it’s all about comfort and ease.

Breezy summer dresses and a cute go-to pair of sandals like Jack Rogers normally do the trick. Lately, my sunburn-inclined skin begs for extra sun protection during the day, so I’ve become a fan of floppy hats (no matter how silly I look sporting them.)

If you’re curious about my beauty regiment, the answer is simple: a bright tropical manicure and plenty of sunscreen.

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What are your fashion must-haves for a vacation by the sea? Let us know what we should add to our packing lists for the next time!


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  1. June 24, 2014 / 15:07

    I never cared about skin protection as a kid but I hear you on the SPF at the beach now. Have fun on both your excursions. I have’t been to Portugal but I’ve done a couple of day trips to the Shore when in Philly. Would love to have a proper Jersey Shore experience.
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  2. fern
    June 26, 2014 / 16:58

    Two of my very favorite places and I get to call them both home! Enjoy!

    • June 28, 2014 / 15:16

      aww thanks, lady!! 😉 urban decay makes such great stuff. we need a bigger makeup budget though, whomp whomp.
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