North Carolina Diaries: Black and Blue
One canceled flight, one last minute change of airport, one missed connection and two delayed flights later, I’m finally back in LA. For a quick weekend getaway, this trip turned out to be quite crazy. However, barring the multiple travel fiascos, we really enjoyed our weekend away and spending time with friends. I particularly enjoyed the heat. I know most of you are thinking I’m crazy for saying that. But as smug as I feel about LA’s 60 fahrenheit winter days while the rest of the country freezes to the bone, I miss actually feeling warm in the summer. I miss warm nights that allow you to go out for dinner or drinks without layering up. We did exactly that this weekend, and it was great.
I wanted to keep my clothes travel-friendly as well as heat-friendly. Black and blue is such a chic combination that I’m surprised we don’t see more of it. I wore my favorite Old Navy top and the navy blue version of this H&M skirt for this outfit. I love the cutout neckline on that top. Because of the heat, I kept accessories to a minimum.
When I fly, I like to carry versatile pieces so as to avoid checking in bags. A slouchy, neutral-color bag and some black or nude shoes that can go from day to night—such as these gorgeous Nine West sandals—are my staples.