Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Vacation Emergency: Petite Fashion Challenge #14

For this Petite Fashion Challenge, we were given this prompt by the lovely Couture Coco:
"You have a pre-booked dinner date on the first day of your holiday, but the emergency is that your luggage is delayed. This month’s challenge is to style your travel outfit into a special evening look using whatever you carry in your purse and anything else immediately at hand (i.e. no running out to buy a new outfit!). It doesn’t have to be a holiday; it could be any trip away from home."
Here's my look--my outfit for the plane is up first. Oh, and since this could be any trip away from home, I decided I was going somewhere warm and beachy.







Photos: Katie Derus | [Travel Look] Jacket: Aeropostale (similar here)(last seen here) | Tunic (worn as top): F21 (or similar by Marc Jacobs)| Jeans: Current/Elliott (similar here) | Loafers: ALDO | Sunglasses: Chloe (similar here) | Tote: Longchamp Le Pliage | Necklace: Ann Taylor | Bracelets: Ann Taylor, F21, Common Era, Boutique | Earrings: ALDO Accessories | Watch: Citizen | [Dinner Look] Tunic (worn as dress): F21 | Platform Sandals: Charles Jourdan | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

I like to travel in a tunic and leggings, and while I generally wear flat shoes to schlep through the airport, I often carry a pair of heels in my bag for just this sort of situation. To be honest, this challenge was a little difficult for me--I live in fear of this very thing happening, so if I do check my luggage, I almost always have a spare outfit or two, a change of shoes, and a bathing suit tucked into my carry-on bag. It would be irritating to have to go shopping immediately upon arriving at my vacation destination, so I try to make sure I can make do with what's in my carry-on for a day or two, just in case my bag doesn't make it. Knowing I had a dinner to get to the first day I'm there, I would probably stuff a wrinkle-proof dress and heels into my tote bag. The superstitious, Murphy's-Law-abiding part of me feels like this is good insurance against lost baggage--but I digress.

Back to this challenge--I'm happy with how the dinner look turned out. It really made me long for a beach vacation! To see more travel-to-dinner vacation outfits from other petite bloggers, visit Couture Coco.


22 comments:

  1. You DO look ready for a beachy get-away. Great job on the challenge! And I agree, this challenge was tough because I also rarely travel with all my clothes in checked luggage.

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  2. The tunic is adorable... gorgeous color pallet. Don't cha just love mulit-purpose pieces! Great job Tam... I love it!!!

    xo
    Shannon

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  3. You did an amazing job on this hard challenge! :) I love how you wore your tunic and the colors of both your outfit are so fabulous and summery!! :)

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  4. I bet the tunic top with leggings is super comfy, remove and you have a dress! Very clever and not to mention you DO look like you're going somewhere warm and beachy!

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  5. Wow, that is quite a transition, Tam. Stunning!

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  6. Amazing result! Love, love the tunic and accessories!

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  7. Oh my what a great transformation! I love it! Tunics are so super comfortable for plane wear too so I love this idea!

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  8. i love both looks. very creative!

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  9. Nice job!! love the cute dress and its color! love this idea :-).

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  10. Lovely colors on you! Nice job...

    Milena

    www.milenalovesthis.com

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  11. You did such a great job! I had no clue that was a dress until I scrolled down. Definitely a great transformation!

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  12. Great transformation! The tunic is perfect for the beach.

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  13. Great outfit! Love the tunic/top idea. Have a great day :)

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  14. Gosh I couldn't agree with you more! Tunic and leggings are so comfy, and no lie Im actually wearing it RIGHT now!! haha. Gorgeous photography, i love the use of sunlight. So happy and fun!

    Have a lovely day xo

    http:www.lechicworld.com

    Monica xo

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  15. I really like your take on the challange! very creative!

    Lindsey Turner
    http://thrifandshout.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the dress and jacket! Great job on this PFC!

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  17. wow I love the tunic, great job !!

    xx,
    Iqra

    masaladiary.blogspot.com

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  18. That dress is SO cute. Loving it with your turquoise necklace. Ugh my whole wardrobe is black... I'm in desperate need of some color. #NYC I guess...

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  19. Great job on the challenge Tam! Traveling properly is always difficult. It was such a mountain of stress to deal with carting our lives back and forth from Rome to CA during the 2 years he was in school. We had to pack so much that I was constantly worried about our checked bags! I always did the leggings & blazer method but never once did I think of stuffing extra clothes into my carry on! Such a brilliant plan that I never even thought of. Adore the color-blocking on your tunic!

    xo
    Rachel

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  20. That is such an awesome challenge! You did such an awesome job too!

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  21. I love it! I use tunics when I travel, too, so I probably would do the same thing. I love these challenges and seeing how everybody's been styling theirs. :)

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  22. I love it! The tunic is so fabulous.

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