Casual Friday/On the Road Again


This weekend, I’m heading home to New York City (Bronx born and raised!) to visit family and attend the BlogHer conference (I’m so excited about going!).  Whenever I go home I take the bus because  a) driving to NYC is a pain in the butt  b) New Yorkers drive INSANE (yep I said it!) and  c) there is no parking in my sister’s neighborhood.  Plus, I don’t like to drive at ALL.    If I had my way people would have the ability to beam everywhere like they do on “Star Trek”!

Whenever I travel in the summer, I either wear shorts or a maxi dress for comfort.  Since I’m  leaving right after work, I went for the maxi dress.  This  Old Navy maxi dress is colorful, lightweight and very comfy.  I got it a year ago for my family vacation to Las Vegas  and it quickly became my favorite dress.  I   paired it with my multicolored beaded necklace from the Avenue and wood cuff.  When I initially bought the necklace, I didnt have anything to wear with it, so it just sat in my drawer.  When I got the dress, I instantly thought of this necklace and the rest was history!

What do you like to wear when you travel? Have a wonderful weekend!

Dress: Old Navy

Necklace: the Avenue (I bought it a year ago)

Sandals: Steve Madden

Bracelet: Forever 21


  1. Selah
    August 4, 2012 / 3:56 am

    I just bought my very first maxi dress. I had been looking for awhile and couldn’t find one that I loved. Then, I took a stroll through the clearance rack at Target and saw a beauty! Fuschia with a beautiful criss cross diamond pattern at a high waist. Best part – 70% off. Worst part – Liz Lange Materniyy. I tried it on anyway and it fit great! It was way too long because I don’t have a pregnant tummy, so I just cut 3-1/2″ from the bottom.

    • August 5, 2012 / 3:14 pm

      That sounds awesome! I would love to see the finished product!

      • Selah
        August 6, 2012 / 9:00 pm

        I’m planning to wear it to a birthday party on Saturday so I’ll try to email a picture to you 🙂

  2. August 4, 2012 / 5:10 am

    Very pretty Maxi dress! I really like the flounce at the neckline; it adds a touch of extra femininity. I have an orange maxi that has a tie dye look and I adore it.

    • August 5, 2012 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you! The ruffle was the one of the reasons why I bought the dress. Im a sucker for ruffles! LOL

  3. August 4, 2012 / 10:24 am

    I love maxi dresses! They are my staple go to dress! I own my fair share of them. Have fun at BlogHer, can’t wait to hear stories on your trip.

  4. August 4, 2012 / 11:41 am

    Excellent choice have fun in NYC and your conference 🙂

  5. August 4, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    Old Navy? Really? I love Old Navy! This dress is superfabulous and really looks awesome on you! Hope you had fun @ Blogher!

    • August 5, 2012 / 2:58 pm

      Yes Old Navy has some gems in there. I had a wonderful time at BlogHer. Thank you for wishing me well!

  6. August 4, 2012 / 5:08 pm

    You and the dress look awesome! I hope you have a super weekend!

    • August 5, 2012 / 2:47 pm

      Thank you very much! Im having a great weekend!!!

  7. August 4, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    love the way this dress fits you!

    • August 5, 2012 / 2:47 pm

      Thank you so much! Old Navy did well on this dress!

  8. Kiana
    August 4, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    Love that color on you!!! Have fun in NYC!!

  9. August 5, 2012 / 8:25 pm

    Hi there. You look so pretty. That orange color looks amazing on you. 🙂 Your natural hair is gorgeous as well. I enjoyed reading your blog. I am currently transitioning. It’s been 11-months no perm. I’m following you now. Maybe you can check out my blog and follow back? I would appreciate any tips you may have for me while going natural. Be blessed. 🙂

    • August 6, 2012 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I checked out your blog & think its great! You have a new follower!

  10. August 5, 2012 / 8:25 pm

    I hope you are tearing it up at the conference! And i’m like you – shorts or a maxi dress for traveling. Can’t get over that color on you! Beautiful!

    • August 6, 2012 / 1:57 pm

      Thank you! The conference was a BLAST! Im gonna post about it today.

  11. August 6, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    I love this outfit! So light and summer, plus that color looks amazing on you. I hope you had an amazing time at Blogher. I’m hoping I can go one of these years.

    • August 6, 2012 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you! I had a wonderful time @ BlogHer! I think you would like the conference alot! Its in Chicago next year & registration opens Sept. 1st. I hope you can go next year!