I am on my vacation! Husband and I are on our way to visit my brother in Singapore. We have our layover in Tokyo so we have extended our stay. After a couple of days in Tokyo we’ll then be off to Singapore. After that, we will be heading to Ko Lanta, Thailand for 5 days on the beach! I’m so excited! I did want to share the outfits I plan to wear over the trip. I was originally going for a color story but after seeing the potential weather in Tokyo, compared to Singapore and Thailand, I had to just pick what I would feel comfortable, warm and weather-proof wearing.

This first outfit is my travel outfit. I wore this to Tokyo. I’ll wear it to Singapore and I’ll wear it home. I always want to be comfortable on a plane but also cozy, especially on long flights.

~ Cocoon Over1sized Cardigan, Victoria’s Secret (one, two) ~
~ V-Neck Tee, Madewell ~
~ Jersey Maxi Skirt, J Crew (Factory) ~
~ Heathered Scarf, J Crew ~
~ Melanie Slip-ons, Frye (Mule, T-Strap) ~

The next two outfits I feel the most “me” in. The Cora Shirtdress is one of my favorites and I was lucky enough to get it in two prints. They are paired with leggings and some fantastic boots I found on The Real Real. Anyone shopped at The Real Real? I started out selling before I made a few purchases. They accept and sell quality brand clothing for you. No J Crew here. Think Tory, Kate, Manolo, Louis, Chanel. You send in your items to them. They look over them and accept what will sell. They have a list of brands they take and will return any items to you that weren’t accepted. They decide the pricing and you get 60% of that price.

I’ve since bought a couple of items and these boots were a steal at $95. The boots are Tods and the most supple leather. I was really worried that they looked a bit masculine but they are “Husband approved”! They are really comfortable and look great IRL with the leggings and shirt-dresses. 

~ Cora Shirtdress, Tory Burch (one, two, three) ~
~ Leggings, J Crew Factory (Hue)~
~ Refined Silk Cashmere Scarf, J Crew ~
~ Ankle Boots, Tods (one, two, three) ~

These next two outfits include the J Crew Ponte Wide-Leg Pants. I love these pants. I originally bought the size 6 in-store in the Navy but then ordered the Petite 8 which were an even better fit and were cropped on me. I then ordered the black in the regular size 6. I will wear the first outfit during the day. The second, with the black pants will be for night/dinner. 

~ Denim Jacket, J Crew (one, two) ~
~ Short-Sleeve Popover in Oxford Blue, J Crew (Factory) ~
~ Ponte Wide-Leg Pants, J Crew ~
~ Heathered Scarf, J Crew ~
~ Zerogrand Perforated Oxford, Cole Haan ~

~ Cashmere V-Neck Cardigan, J Crew ~
~ Drapey Popover in Clover, J Crew (one, two) ~
~ Silk Blouse in Santa Fe Print, Tory Burch (one, two) ~
~ Ponte Wide-Leg Pants, J Crew ~
~ Refined Silk Cashmere Scarf, J Crew ~
~ Ankle Boots, Tods (one, two, three) ~

I’m also taking the Via Spiga Trench. I planned all my outfits on my iPad with the Stylebook App. I love that app, especially for pattern mixing.

I hope to at least post some images from my travels this week. You can always follow me on Instagram, @audreybellatx, where I’ll be posting all my pics!

I have a review and Que Bella in this post for you today.

The Embellished Tippi in Glen Plaid was not on my radar when it was released online. I am not in need of any more sweaters so I just glanced over that section. But, when I was in the store it immediately caught my eye. I loved the subtle sparkle all over the front and the glen plaid at the top.


My normal size Medium fit just fine in this sweater. I am used to the Tippi having 3/4-sleeves but this was full-arm sleeve-length. The embellishment are rhinestones and not sequins. They are on there pretty snugly but we’ll need to see what happens when it’s sent to the cleaners.


For a day of shopping I kept my outfit very simple with some older Pilcro Jeans and my comfortable Cole Haan ZeroGrand Sneakers.


I can’t wait to layer this with my Silk Blythe Blouse in Polka Dot.

Have a Great Day!

I told you in July when the Cole Haan Zerogrand Perforated Oxford stopped me in my tracks while shopping during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

I’ve already worn them a few times and they are really really comfortable. The perforated detail looks really cool and that it’s on a suede sneaker makes it that much more interesting. I know that Nike and Cole Haan always have really cool “dressy” sneakers for men so it’s nice to see something different offered for women these days. When I tried these on in the store, there seemed to have been a mix-up in the sizing. The Navy I tried on, in a size 7, were too small but the 7 1/2 were too big. I ordered these in the size 7 anyway and they fit just fine.
They are offered in Leopard as well but I am not a big fan of the black leather at the heel and toe. If they had bee Leopard calf-hair all over I would be buying those too. There are also Slip-On and a Mary Jane versions. I really love the Wild Aster Suede color. It reminds me of the Bright Dahlia color from J Crew. Those would be great to wear in Fall and Winter to brighten up a dreary day. I’ll be protecting my ZeroGrand’s with Kiwi Suede Protector.
Happy Shoes-day!