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Tips for Traveling In Style

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Tips for Traveling In Style

Tis’ the season for traveling!

When waking up at 4am to catch a plane it is easy to have the urge to throw on a sweat suit and flip-flops and run out the door. Next thing you know you are at the airport surrounded but a mass amount of people, wondering what the hell you are wearing. The simplest way to avoid this situation is to plan your outfit the night before and have it waiting for you when you (most likely, literally) roll out of bed. The goal is having an easy outfit that is both cute and comfortable. Here are some simple tips to traveling in style:

1) Sneakers! Sneakers are my go-to airport shoe. They make any outfit look effortlessly trendy while being extremely comfortable. No matter what shoes you wear remember to make sure they are easy to take on and off, it will make going through airport security a breeze.

Photograph via Pinterest
Photograph via Pinterest

2) To keep warm grab your go-to bomber jacket or cardigan instead of a sweatshirt, before leaving for the airport. It is important to always remember to bring some kind of jacket or sweater. Especially with early morning flights when the air is cooler. You never know what the temperature of the airport or plane is going to be like, and nothing is worse than having to sit through a five-hour plane ride, freezing.

Photograph via Pinterest
Photograph via Pinterest
Photograph via Pinterest

3) Throw on a pair of jogger pants, you will get the same coziness as sweatpants but look a million times more stylish. For more of a style approach, sport your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans or faux leather leggings and still get some comfort.

Put all three of these tips together and you will have the perfect travel outfit.

Photograph via Pinterest
Photograph via Pinterest
Photograph via Pinterest
Photograph via Pinterest

Safe Travels!

xoxo,

Jordan Batitto, FTLOS Fashion Editor

Sea Dreams: Look-Book

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Sea Dreams Look-Book

Our “Sea Dreams” summer style inspiration look book is finally here! Consisting of a blend between metallic and floral prints, silver necklaces, and strappy sandals; we took a little bit of modern twist to a bohemian vibe. Capturing a day’s trip by the salty water and embracing girl empowerment with our entire female staff. We are excited to present to you; Sea Dreams.

xoxo, Jordan Batitto

Photographer: Emily Barnes

Model: Kaylee Miller

Stylist: Jordan Batitto and Jasmine James

1. Sea Dreams: Look Book

Behind the Scenes of “Sea Dreams”

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Photograph via Emily Barnes

Behind the Scenes of “Sea Dreams”

Spreading the idea of girl empowerment we completed one of the two, summer style photo-shoots, this past weekend. The photo shoot titled “Sea Dreams” tells a story of a day at the beach, from lying in the sand to walking around the small town shops. We set up location at a quintet beach along the Chesapeake Bay’s salty water, and began putting the vision into action. Inspired by a blend of modern and bohemian style we mixed metallic and floral prints to create a simple style inspiration look book for the summer.

Taking it back to the beginning, after we came up with the plan to have two summer style photo shoots, we set the date for the “Sea Dreams” shoot, Friday May 20, 2016. In the short time leading up to the shoot, co creative director of this photo shoot and stylist, Jasmine James and I brainstormed ideas, formed a staff, and searched through thrift stores to find pieces that fit the look we were going for.

Photograph via Emily Barnes
Photograph via Emily Barnes

On the cool Friday morning of May 20th, we set up on the empty beach and began shooting. Our small college student staff worked effortlessly well together, simultaneously having the same visions, as if we were all working on one brainwave. Model, Kaylee Miller, was a natural in front of the camera, making the entire shoot a breeze. Behind the camera, photographer, Emily Barnes was capturing all the right angles, and getting each look exactly how we envisioned them. FTLOS Fashion Editor, Jasmine James and I worked together to direct and style to the photo shoot through out the day.

Photograph via Emily Barnes
Photograph via Emily Barnes
Photograph via Emily Barnes
Photograph via Emily Barnes

With music playing in the background and seventy-degree weather, the day could not have been better. The official “Sea Dreams” photo shoot pictures are expected to be released next week. Part two of our summer inspiration photo shoots, “Into the wild”, is in process and expected to take place in the near future.

Girl empowerment is such an important subject to talk about, especially in today’s society, where women are still continuing to fight for gender equality, in and out of the workforce. Women should not feel they are being treated of lesser value when compared to a man. Women should not have to worry about being judged, or sexualized, in any way, especially about her body. Women should be treated equally. Women should be aloud to wear whatever they wish without the being seen as simply a mans viewing pleasure. We want to embrace women empowerment and embrace the women’s body.

Photograph via Kaylee Miller
Photograph via Kaylee Miller

With our all female staff for the “Sea Dreams” shoots, we are showing what we as women can do and showing we can do it without the help from a man. Women as just as capable of doing exactly what men can do, and can even do it better.

xoxo, Jordan Batitto, FTLOS Fashion Editor

Festival Season 2016 Outfit Guide

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Festival Season 2016 Outfit Guide

As Coachella came to an end a couple weeks ago, we are still in envy of having to experience it from a distance. However, this only means an abundance of more music festivals are ahead. Festival season has officially begun and we are ready to take it on. There are so many exciting aspects about festivals, from the music, to the outfits and everything in-between, we love it all. My favorite part about music festivals is the fashion (of course), you get to express yourself however you choose, wear whatever you want, and accessorize way to much. As fun as dressing up is, shopping for these outfits, is not always a stress-free process. With that being said, below is my festival season 2016 outfit guide, which includes pieces you can wear everyday as well; getting the most out of your purchases.

Festival Outfit Guide:

1) Peppermayo Earthrise Playsuit – White Floral $42.43

2) Peppermayo Cheeky Rider Romper – Ashtray Black $84.87

3) Princess Polly Burnt Cherry Crop Top $54.59

4) Princess Polly Cape Cod Playsuit $50.39

5) Princess Polly Empire State Playsuit $54.59

6) Princess Polly Black Friday Crop Top $33.60

7) Nasty Gal At Bey Cutout Romper $58

8) Nasty Gal Lodi Fringe Suede Jacket $248

Festival Shoes Guide:

1) Revolve Sol Sana Tobi Heel $165

2) Steve Madden Sunkisd Orange Multi $62.98

3) Steve Madden Sweetyy Red Suede $79.95

4) Public Desire Adaline Sandals In Taupe $35.38

5) Simmi Shoes Leilani Tie Up Block Heel Sandals $45.00

6) Revolve Patrice Sandal $190

7) Free People After Dark Boot $268.00

8) Public Desire Olive Ankle Boots In Tan $42.46

9) Free People Painted Bird Western Boot $458.00

10) Free People Jessa Ankle Boot $89

11) Free People Adelle Ankle Boot $178.00

Festival Accessory Guide:

1) Princess Polly Purple Thunderbird Sunglasses $33.60

2) Free People Sunbleached Cuffed Bandana $28

3) Princess Polly Wildwood Necklace $16.80

4) Child Of Wild Kholkhal “Wild Child” Choker $48

5) Child Of Wild Bukhara Vintage Choker $48

6) La Moda West Coast Orange Sunglasses $14.49

7) Free People Midnight Rider Exclusive Hat $298

8) Free People Delilah Suede Crossbody $48

9) Urban Outfitters Ecote Fringe Bucket Bag $69

10) Princess Polly White Dark Strangers Belt $25.20

Hope you enjoy,

Xoxo, Jordan Batitto

Go Off-The-Shoulder This Spring

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Spring is finally here so it is time to put away the thick coats and bring out the sandals. Spring trend reports are saying showing the shoulders is the way to go this season. The hint of romance goes hand-and-hand with the weather warming up. Whether you choose to dress it up or down, this flirty trend will fit right in your spring wardrobe. We have seen this trend all over the runway, and now that spring has arrived, it is time to take it to the streets.

Here are a few ways to wear this trend:

1) The Day Time Dress

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An off-the-shoulder dress is an easy, and cute daytime outfit. Throw on the dress and all you have to do is accessorize. Pair it with almost any type of shoe and you’ll have the perfect spring outfit. You could even complete the look with a wide brimmed hat and necklace.

Beginning Boutique Cortez Maxi Dress Spring Flower Black $52.76

Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Picnic Smocked Off-The-Shoulder Midi Dress $79

Forever 21 Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress $27.90

Free People Louise Printed Midi Dress $98

2)The Night-Out Dress

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Take this trend on the night out with an off-the-shoulder bodycon dress. Match the dress with pair of heels and you will be looking trendy and chic.

ASOS Missguided Choker Detail Bardot Dress $60.00

Missguided Long sleeve heavy rib bardot bodycon dress white $34.00

Missguided Cut out panel bardot midi dress black $54.40

4) The Set

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This effortlessly cute two-piece set is the perfect festival outfit. Make a statement with chunky silver necklace and you’ll be picture ready. Outside the music, this set works for so many other occasions, a weekend brunch or walk around town, you will be ready to go. Complete the outfit with a pair of sneakers, booties, heels, or your go-to sandals; the shoe options are endless.

Peppermayo East End Crop – Brown $34.97

Peppermayo East End Shorts – Brown $34.97

Peppermayo Vanishing Roads Crop – Print $30.41

Peppermayo Vanishing Roads Shorts – Print $33.45

Peppermayo Dakota Crepe Shorts Set – White $52.46

Peppermayo Dakota Crepe Shorts Set – Blue $52.46

5) The Everyday Outfit

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Go 70’s Boho with this cropped off-the-shoulder shirt and a pair of bell-bottoms. Add some length to your legs and wear your heeled booties or chunky heels. Get some style points and finish the look with a bolo tie.

Peppermayo Nowhere Crop – White $36.49

Free People Denim Super Flare $78

Free People Flawed Leather Wrap Bolo $78

Urban Outfitters Silence + Noise Sloane Heel $59

 

Xoxo,

Jordan Batitto