Carry On

November 23rd, 2011

Today I worked with a client who is headed on a two-week business trip to South Africa and San Francisco.  She wanted just a carry-on suitcase since she has limited time to wait for her luggage.  The weather will be varied from hot to cool.  Rather than start shopping we made a list of all of her activities (business & social) that will drive her needs.  We decided on a basic color that would enhance her skin and hair color.  In this case it was brown.  After we found the basic color we found blouses and sweaters (to keep her warm in San Francisco).  I showed her how to layer her clothing so she could take it from hot to cold and stay comfortable.  She packed two pairs of shoes (she wore one pair), a pair of jeans, suit with pants and a skirt.  She rolled everything to fit in her suitcase and is able to look professional yet have a social look for both climates.   










Travel Light with “THREE DOTS” clothing

November 2nd, 2011

Over the past two months my husband & I have traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally.  We travel light and only take carry-ons as luggage does get lost and we’re ready to go once we get off the plane.  I pack color coordinates to keep my clothing to a minimum and create outfits to a maximum.  Once again I found essential fabulous clothing from “Three Dots.”  One is a long sleeve tunic cardigan.  I love the collar sewn diagonal, which always gives an outfit an interesting flair and flatters all face shapes.  I wore it with black leggings and flats both with and without a long black knit sweater and another time with a stretch mini skirt and black boots.  I added a funky belt once and different accessories depending on the occasion.

I also found a “Three Dots” multi-color ¾ length sleeve V-neck dress.  With this I wore a scarf and another time a belt.  Once I added the same black knit sweater I wore with the cardigan.  I wore it with hose (Kate Middleton style) and high heels along with pearls for a dressier look.  I then wore it with boots and a denim jacket for a more casual look.

All I do is roll them up and stash them in my suitcase and their ready to wear in more ways than one.  I’m big on items being made in the U.S.A. and also high quality clothing worn a multitude of ways for traveling light.  “Three Dots” is number one on my list!

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Three Dots Dress & Cardigan




Travel Light

July 13th, 2011

I’ve been lucky my luggage has never been lost while traveling.  After hearing horror stories of people losing their luggage for 3 days or more I’ve decided to only travel with the maximum size carry-on.   It’s easier and really freeing not toting several bags back and forth from trains to planes and up hotel steps as international hotels do not all come with elevators.

I just found out about this clothing kit called Chick on the Go which fits into a carry on.  The kit weights 4 lbs and consists of 5 pieces of black and white clothing made of a light-weight rayon and spandex blend.  They include a wide-leg pant; a black slip dress; a white long sleeve shirt; a white tank top; and a black poncho that can double as a skirt or shirt.  There are two accessories, a black and a white cloth belt that can be mixed and matched to create 25 different outfits.

They’ll work for all body types.  The clothes come in five sizes ranging from extra small to extra large and plus sizes are coming soon.  There are no buttons or zippers. Best of all the clothes are comfortable, lightweight and chic.

Go forth and travel…….and travel light!   The Chick On The Go Clothing Kit



Made in the USA

May 25th, 2011
travel bag

John and Mary Bag

I found this simple and smart looking travel bag.  Better yet, it was designed and handcrafted in the USA! They have different sizes, fabrics, and colors.  There’s a variety of uses depending on size.  There’s a bag for weekend travel, the gym, a portfolio or briefcase.  See if you love them as much as I do!  John and Mary Bags



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