Travel

Life Update: We’re Back And Busy (8/18/2019)

Hey everyone! I just wanted to come on here and tell everyone that I am back from Virginia and I wanted to do a little life update. I went to Virginia for a couple of days to see my cousin for her birthday and we went to the Watercountry USA water park and we had a blast!

We left Virginia today and now we are at a concert for Doobie Brothers  and Santana. We are having such a blast although we are extremely tired from our travels. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday and make sure to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content and remember to comment down below what you’re doing on this fine Sunday?

-Stay Chic,

Road Trip Packing List (8/17/2019)

Hey everyone! I went on a road trip this past week to Virginia to visit my cousin for her birthday. I wanted to share what I have on my road trip packing list. It is actually not my first road trip because when I was a little girl we used to road trip all of the time. So I do have a little experience in road tripping!

Here is what I packed:

  • Car pillow and blanket
  • Pillows, blankets, sheets and air mattress
  • Fully charged phone/ tablet
  • Headphones
  • Comfy clothes to wear during the trip
  • Cooler full of drinks, food and snacks
  • Walkie Talkies (these are amazing if you have someone following you and you have no cellphone service)
  • Face masks (when you’re spending a whole night in the car– there really isn’t time for skincare, so bring a face mask)
  • Toiletries, makeup, dry shampoo, and baby wipes (if you need to freshen up because the ride will take a while or even if you stop at a sketchy gas station with a nasty bathroom wet wipes will come in handy)
  • Extra clothes
  • Towel
  • Slide sandals

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Make sure to comment down below what you bring with you for your road trips!

-Stay Chic,

My Travel Tips For a Business Trip (7/29/2019)

Hey y’all! As we all may or may not know, I recently went on a business trip with the company that I work for. It was a pretty good time and I wanted to share some business trip tips with you all. If you’ve never been on a business trip before, you might need some tips on what to pack, how to dress, social things to do and to not do. 

First, lets talk about what to pack! Definitely pack enough business clothes for each day you’re gone, also make sure to pack all of the necessary toiletries you’ll need, even emergency ones (tampons, tums, advil etc.). Pack a couple of business casual clothes and bring a comfortable pair of nice shoes if you’re going to be walking a lot. Make sure to bring an agenda, a notepad, a USB/hard drive the itinerary, a nice folder and your computer. Make sure you also bring business appropriate pajamas (you never know who will knock on your door at night with a work problem).
Second, how to dress all depends on the dress code of your company and the type of trip it is. It’s best to dress up rather than down but it is best to ask your managers etc. just to be sure. On the flight I would dress more laid back unless you are instructed to dress nice for the flight. 
Third and last of all, when it comes to being social, make sure you keep it business-centric and professional. If you’re co-workers want to get a drink, know your limit and always stay at least one drink behind everyone else until you reach your limit. Also, make sure you don’t discuss things that are super personal. You don’t want to end up regretting the fact that you sat there and told someone your whole life story. Keep it PG, by not cursing too much and not getting involved in things that are NOT PG (ex: drugs, getting extremely drunk, hooking up with people, fighting, etc.).  

Although I don’t normally dress this way, I definitely love the style and I thought it was a ton of fun dressing up! I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what tips you have for a business trip! 

-Stay Chic,
Night Flight Tips (7/23/2019)

Hey y’all! Today was my last day on my kind-of-vacation, and I am super sad to go back home because I really liked spending this time with my family. I just got off of the plane and Ryan and I are exhausted from taking a night flight. Especially since our flight was two hours longer than expected because of a storm that was on the east coast. Our pilot had to literally move the plane around the entire storm which took us 2 hours out of the way.

So, while we were on the flight I had some triggered memories of being on night flights in the past. I only like night flights because they kind of extend your stay by almost a whole day, but I don’t like flying at night because sometimes the flights can be annoying when you’re exhausted. While on the flight I put together a little list of night flying tips.
  1. Bring a neck pillow- Trust me, you’ll thank yourself if you travel with one of these, especially if you get the middle or end seat. It will make it easier to fall asleep on the plane and you don’t have to worry about accidentally leaning on a strangers shoulder
  2. Bring ear plugs- People can be noisy and if you’re looking to rest and not hear other peoples conversations, crying children, or even their downloaded movies then throw some ear plus in.
  3. HEADPHONES- If you’re flying bigger planes like United Airlines, JetBlue etc. then bring headphones with a normal headphone jack. Some of these planes have free movies for you to watch, or bring wired headphones to watch your own downloaded movie (I say wired because if you forget to charge your Bluetooth headphones you wont have any)!
  4. Large sweatshirt or small blanket- Sometimes planes can be cold or you want to sleep. Blankets or a large sweatshirt to keep yourself warm is the perfect thing to bring on a flight!
  5. Socks- When you’re trying to be cozy on a flight, socks will take that comfort level and bring it all the way up. Just make sure they are clean and that your feet don’t stink. 
I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below some tips you have for a night flight.
 
-Stay Chic,
Life Update: I’m On The Gulf Of Mexico (7/20/2019)

Hi fashionistas! I am on a sort of vacation at the moment, I have an important family event going on so I will be on “vacation” for the time being. I wanted to do a life update because I want to keep you all in the loop with what’s going on in my day-to-day. I just got off the plane today and I am traveling with my sister, my brother-in-law, my niece and Ryan. 

I will be staying on the Gulf of Mexico for four days total, and two of those days will be a family event. The plane ride was pretty hectic because I literally went out last night to the club and stayed until 2am and then once I got home I showered, got ready, packed and left for the flight with no sleep. To add to that, my ears wouldn’t pop (I hate when that happens) and we flew Spirit Airlines which means the seating was pretty tight and I couldn’t fall asleep on the flight . But, I am truly just happy to be down here spending time with my family and getting a tiny break from home. 
Today is actually my cousins 21st birthday as well so I guess that means even more sleeplessness. While I’m here I will be doing a few planned posts so don’t you worry about a thing (cue Stevie Wonder song) there is some fun stuff coming! I hope you’re all excited and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what types of posts you think I will be doing while I’m down here.
 
-Stay Chic,
Matedeconk Golf Outfit And Experience (7/14/2019)

Hey fashionistas! For my job I was invited to a golf tournament at Matedeconk Golf Course which is a private country club that costs A LOT of money to be a part of. This golf course was in the PGA Tours for professional golfers. I had an amazing experience here and I wanted to share that experience with you all as well as the outfit that I wore to golf there. 

As for the experience, we walked in and we were greeted with some free breakfast. Since it was pretty hot out I decided to go with some fruit and water, I didn’t want to eat anything too heavy when we were going to spend some time in the heat.
I wore this green and white pinstriped top with blue khaki shorts for my outfit while we were golfing.
We then were driven to the driving range on the course to practice our shots. I was able to take some Matedeconk tees home with me as mementos. We then met our golf caddy who was actually from Scotland and had an amazing accent (I could have asked him to talk to me all day, lol)! With that being said, we played 18 holes of golf on the beautiful Matedeconk course. When we finished the game we were told to freshen up for the tournament dinner. I actually took a shower, I blow dried my hair, straightened my hair, freshened up my makeup and they even had throw away tooth brushes to use to brush your teeth! 
I got ready and wore a green and white polka dot dress with some black flats for an elegant and put-together look. I had an amazing time at this course and I am so thankful to have been invited to come and play a tournament here with my company. 
I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content. Make sure you comment down below what you think of the outfit I wore at Matedeconk!
-Stay Chic,

Date Night: Billy Joel Concert (7/11/2019)

Hey y’all! Tonight Ryan and I are at a Billy Joel concert for a date night and I wanted to talk about going on a date night to your favorite artists. I feel like music is such an important part of life and it is such a great way to bond with people not exclusively in friendships and relationships but just personal connections in general. 

Since the dawn of time (or more like the existence of human life), music has been something that banded and bonded people together. It truly is important to have that connection with your significant other as well. I definitely suggest going to concerts together to your favorite artists or bands/ artists that mean something to you or your relationship. For example, go see the band that sings the song you first danced to etc. 
For Ryan and I, we definitely bond over classic rock genre music but we both really like Billy Joel. Ryan also says that the song “She’s Always a Woman” is a song that means a lot to him because it remind him of me. So seeing Billy Joel is such an amazing experience for both of us! I got him the tickets to see Billy Joel for his 21st birthday. 
Another idea is to go to the concert with a couple of friends for a double or triple date! I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Make sure you comment down below what bands/artists/ musical groups etc. mean a lot to you and your significant other!
-Stay Chic,

My Daytona, Florida Trip Re-Cap (7/7/2019)

Hello to all of my amazing readers! Today I am going to do a small recap of my Daytona Trip because I actually have to say two days later than I expected. This is because the NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Series race got postponed for a whole day because of the rain.

The rain has been on and off in Daytona while we were here but of course, a huge storm came just as the race was about to start. I’m okay with being stuck here for another day but I definitely wanted to update you all on my trip here!
The flight there was kind of tight to be completely honest and almost uncomfortable just because we took a very small plane home. I also was able to squeeze in some pool time before our company meeting because I definitely needed a little time to relax after such a stressful day of traveling. Later, I led the company meeting and then ended the day with getting some celebratory drinks with co-workers. 
The next morning I woke up to a beautiful sunrise outside my room balcony and then I got ready and made my way downstairs to meet everyone for work. For the next few days it was just me working with my co-workers. But overall Daytona was a ton of fun!
I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure you comment down below what you’re up to today!
-Stay Chic, 

(7/6/2019)

Hey everyone! I’m back with another post today but I am here to discuss my NASCAR experience. I’m not going to talk about it in terms of my job but the experience from a fan perspective. I was never a fan of NASCAR but now that I’ve been opened to this experience I really do enjoy NASCAR! It’s a ton of fun and the energy of the whole sport as well as the fans is super exhilarating. 

What was really cool for me was being able to go behind the scenes in the team trucks, in the MENCS garage, and even being able to watch the race from Pit Road standing next to the pit crew. I was also able to meet the driver for our car JJ Yeley which was very cool as well, and it was also awesome to just watch the racers walk around and be themselves. There is so much behind the scenes stuff that makes the whole sport very interesting. 
I also had a good time spending time with co-workers and enjoying the weather in Florida! The whole racing experience was amazing and I can’t wait to come back as a fan in the stands with the experiences I have. 
I hope you all enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what sport you ended up liking after being introduced to it!
-Stay Chic,
Vacation Aesthetic (7/5/2019)

Hey y’all! Today I wanted to quickly come on here and share an aesthetics post because we haven’t talked about aesthetics in a while! Obviously, I am going to be doing an aesthetics post on vacation because I am currently on a business trip. It definitely is not a vacation because I am working most of the time but the pictures I’m sharing will look vacation-esque! 

I hope you enjoyed this aesthetics post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content! Make sure you comment down below your thoughts on this aesthetic and tell me where you are planning your next vacation!
-Stay Chic,