Que Bella: Travel Bella

We are back from my wonderful West Coast vacation and with the exception of our Denver layover, we had a great time. Layering was key for this trip and I really loved everything I put together and wore.

Travel/Day 1 – This was my airport/airplane look. I then layered when we arrived in San Jose.
JC Matchstick Jeans, JC White Oxford, Kate Spade Bangle, KS Glasses Ring, JC Cece Ballet Flats

Once we arrived in San Jose, I added my Factory Clare Cardigan, Excursion Vest and Printed Airy Wool Scarf. It was perfect as the sun went down.

Day 2/Shopping Day – I was alone on Day 2 and spent the whole day shopping and eating on Santana Row. Loved it! I visited my first Madewell store as well as H&M and C.Wonder. AND! I experienced my first blow-out at Dry Bar. That was a lot of fun and a great way to start my shopping day!

JC Silk Blythe in Polka Dot, JC Jackie, Ankle Toothpick Jeans in Dolphin Gray, Lexington Blazer, Burberry Scarf, Cece’s, Michael Kors Cross-body Bag in Gray (found at TJ Maxx), Alex and Ani Bracelets

The scarf was good for the morning and I tucked it in my bag during the afternoon.

I found these Alex and Ani Bracelets at Nordstrom the day before I left on vacation. There were so many to choose from but narrowed it down to these three. I wore these every day except the travel days so I didn’t have to mess with them through security.

Day 3/San Francisco Drive – We took the scenic route to San Francisco so I wanted to be comfortable in the car.

All J Crew: Pixie Pants with Tuxedo Stripe, Drapey Crepe Tunic, Excursion Vest, Cece Flats, Deco Necklace (new, in-store)

Day 4 – We had brunch and then were off to explore a little of San Francisco.

JC Merino Pocket Tunic, JC Toothpick Jeans, JC Lexington Blazer, Michael Kors bag, JC Necklace

I changed for dinner into the Medallion Tie-Silk Skirt and Tippi Sweater. I debated on wearing the Janey’s but since I hadn’t broken them in like I thought I would I stuck with the Cece’s. I added the Lexington Blazer to complete this look.

Day 5/Travel – Headed back home and though I really wanted to wear those Toothpick Jeans again I opted for something a little more clean.

Madewell Shirt, Factory Clare Cardigan, Cropped Matchstick Jeans, Cece Flats

I tweaked my packing right before we left and overall loved everything I brought with me. They all mixed and matched so well. My favorite item HAD to be the Toothpick Jeans in Dolphin Gray. Who knew they would be extremely versatile? I will have to get another pair. I wore them 3 times on vacation and am wearing them again today. I didn’t wear a few items either including the Janey Flats. The Cece Ballet Flats in Black were THE.PERFECT.SHOE for everything I had, even the dressier skirt and Tippi Sweater. 
The weather was gorgeous and how Gigi described it, cool in the mornings and warming up in the afternoons. Layering was so key to everything and the Lexington Blazer was perfect for this trip. If I was warm it was not too heavy to carry on my arm, or put in my 10 cent bag. 
Have a Great Day! As soon as I find some time I’ll post some reviews of Madewell, C.Wonder and Anthropologie. 


  1. November 6, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    Glad you had a nice trip to the Bay Area. I've lived here nearly all my live and love it. Santana Row is so pretty – glad you got to visit. You look great in all of your outfits and having Gigi guide your packing was a wise move.

    • November 10, 2013 / 1:38 am

      JulieStyles – Thanks! I loved it and the weather was perfect.

  2. November 6, 2013 / 7:31 pm

    That medallion tie skirt is super cute on you!!

    • November 10, 2013 / 1:38 am

      Thank you Susan! I'm glad I took it with me.

  3. November 6, 2013 / 7:46 pm

    You took the perfect outfits and represented Texas so well on your trip! Glad it was fun!

    • November 10, 2013 / 1:39 am

      Pam – Thanks so much!

  4. November 6, 2013 / 8:46 pm

    Love, love love your blowout! You look stunning Audrey. The tie-silk skirt is just adorable on you. Very classy outfits. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time.

    • November 10, 2013 / 1:39 am

      xoxo – Thank you so much! The blowout was so much fun to do! I could get used to having someone do my hair every day! HA HA!

  5. November 6, 2013 / 9:11 pm

    You look so great…everyday. Glad you had a good time.

    • November 10, 2013 / 1:42 am

      Blue Booby – Thank you! We had a great time! I'm trying to convince Husband to take me to Chicago next. Maybe we'll just follow each other around the country until we end up in the same place and meet!

  6. November 7, 2013 / 12:13 am

    Thanks for sharing our travel outfits – and your blowout looks awesome!

    • November 10, 2013 / 1:42 am

      Lisa – Thank you! It's tough to stick to your guns and not over-pack, which I soooo wanted to do!

  7. November 7, 2013 / 3:25 pm

    You look amazing in all of these photos! The Lexington is the perfect layering piece, isn't it? It's almost like a coat. But not.

    • November 10, 2013 / 1:43 am

      J Crew JC – Thank you so much! Yes, I totally agree on the Lexington. I was finally able to buy one from a JCA and have found two more since! I may just get rid of my "Winter" Coat.