Black to Basics

If you're a wanderlust like myself
(which I'm glad to know many of you are!)...
your eyes are always peeled for great finds
that can accompany you on future trips.

Versatile, basic pieces 
that are easy to pack...
while packing some punch.

(Because who doesn't want to look cute in your trip pictures?)

I seem to default to black.

Especially if it's a well-made piece,
it flatters me more than that one guy from your college math class,
and it didn't cost more than my flight.

{Well... unless, I'm flying RyanAir.}

marc jacobs laptop case ($198) | ysl mascara in noir ($35)
onyx earrings ($175) | philosophy body emulsion ($41)
ysl sandals ($414)... ok, these are a bit pricey. | splendid maxi tube skirt ($81) 


  1. I love pure Grace, so so much! and those sandals, ridiculous price tag but still beautiful!

  2. Good advice! I always end up in black trousers while traveling, comfortable but a definite step up from yoga pants.

  3. I think one can never really tire of black, I am wearing black ballet flats, a black skirt and a black and white stripe top! Imagine that!

  4. gorgeous times a million! black is essential to any girl's vacation or regular wardrobe for that matter!

    p.s.i'm having an awesome jewelry giveaway if you're interested!

  5. Mmmmm Philosophy is my jammmm.

  6. heart the maxi skirt and you are so right on the black lauren! it always makes me feel a little more polished while traveling - even if i wear it pretty wrinkled straight from the suitcase:)


  7. great round up! i love those earrings! xo jillian

  8. I love black too. My default seems to be gray - it translates well and is a little less harsh than black on my pasty white skin.

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  9. i love that we have the same obsession for all things marc jacobs. i default to black as well. and i've been eyeing those earrings...i want! LOVE all things by Splendid. great finds!

  10. MUST OWN EARRINGS AND SKIRT! Have and love the YSL mascara...and PS, love that font!

  11. I adore black and white with great accessories for travel, you can't go wrong. Throw in a few colorful tees and you are all set!

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  12. I love black. Especially that lap top case and the shoes!

  13. I loovvve those earrings! Wish I was brave enough to get my ears pierced. I'm such a chicken!

  14. That skirt is so cute! In fact, I love all your picks. Me and black are besties. And isn't Ryanair ridiculously cheap?

  15. Your blog was just the perfect pick me up that I so desperately needed...thank you!!!
    Lovin the tube skirt with the 'gold plated' sandals...
    xo J~

  16. I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging this year & have just finished off my own blog on fashion, food, travel & interior design.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

  17. That skirt is so cute. I heard Ryan Air has great prices. xo

  18. I agree - black (as well as white and grey) seem to be my back bone too. It works everywhere and any season, and feels effortlessly chic without having to worry too much about it.

    Love the laptop case.. Am adding it to my wish list..

    x Charlotta

  19. I want that skirt! I need that skirt!

  20. I have been wearing lots of color - pink, purple, navy, yellow...but today, I found myself in my fall back of black. Love your picks...especially those ysl sandals!!

    xoxo Elizabeth


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