Casual Friday/On the Road Again

TGIF!

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

24 Comments

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

    Pretty!
    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!