Animal Print x 2

If there is such thing as too much animal print, then I don't want to be right. And speaking of what's in my suitcase you guessed it - animal print! This leopard peplum top from SheIn is the perfect cozy piece for exploring when I'm not running around the convention center working. Did I mention it's only $11?! A pop of peplum and leopard combined two of my favs, just add a bold lip!

Top {Only $11} | Crocodile Print Leggings | Heels | Double Ring | Lipstick in D for Danger

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What's in my Suitcase

I'm in the middle of packing for my next work trip, and I always say the most important thing to remember is your passport. Anything else can be purchased along the way, but you're not getting anywhere without your passport. The next items I'll be packing are some cozy pieces from SheIn which I've been pairing with skirts and shorts here at home, but will pair with leggings and jeans during the trip.

A few weeks ago, my travels brought me to Singapore (full recap here). This time I'm heading in the other direction - any good guesses where? Another hint is - I can pack these fun sweaters, as they're currently experiencing fall temps.

Top {Only $19} | Skirt {similar} | Necklace | Sunglasses | Lipstick 

Although, it's been way too warm in the sunshine state still for sweaters - I've found them to be the perfect cozy pieces first thing in the morning while relaxing with my morning coffee on the weekends or on days I work from home. This frayed star sweater is too fun not to throw into my suitcase! I'm thinking of styling it with some jeans and ankle booties for the crisp weather.

Star Sweater {Only $16} | Coffee Mug | Necklace | Sunglasses

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Bubbles and Pumpkins

October has arrived, and we decided to ride it's coattails this weekend before I have to travel again for work. I kicked off Saturday with a hair appointment to go shorter and darker with my hair (ahem - and cover up all the grays which are multiplying by the day) before we headed out to the pumpkin patch where lil' miss had a ball loading up pumpkins, petting the farm animals, and her first ever hayride.

But it's Florida... so we do all the fun fall stuff in tank tops and shorts (which as you know I'm perfectly fine with). Shout out to the girls I saw at the pumpkin patch in sweaters and boots in the 89 degree weather. I've done a lot of stupid things for the 'gram, but I won't do that. Sorry not sorry.

My drink of choice this weekend was bubbles (of course!), but this time from a can. I've officially hopped aboard the train full steam ahead for the canned wine trend. Add bubbles and I'm even happier! Have you tried Shamps yet? If not, and you're like me and don't like your wine/bubbles to be too sweet or too high cal - then you'll LOVE this! No artificial flavors, less than 1g of sugar, and only 110 calories - slip one of these cans in your bag for all the fall fun!

Top {Only $20} | Lace Bralette {Only $17} | ShortsSneakers | Necklace | Bracelet | Sunglasses

"All Class - No Glass"

Lil' miss was in pumpkin heaven, and picked up practically every pumpkin in the patch. She would have brought them all home if she could, and is excited to have more decor for her upcoming birthday party. 

Lil' Miss' festive t-shirt (size up - it runs small)

(Bonus points for spotting one of the girls in the background doing it for the 'gram)

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Affordable Cozy Pieces

I'm starting to feel more and more like myself after returning back from Singapore last week (you can find my full recap of my work trip to the other side of the world here). The jet lag didn't hit right away, and I was foolish enough to think I beat it. Ha! I felt like I hit a wall one afternoon, and the exhaustion was for real. SO worth it though! Still feeling sluggish at times, but mostly back to normal. I enjoyed a quiet weekend with my little family, and we headed out to my favorite local spot for Mexican food and margaritas. I wore this cozy sweater from SheIn paired with shorts because hello Florida, and it was perfect for cheers-ing to a family dinner after all the travel.

Sweater {Only $22} | ShortsBow Bracelet | Sneakers | Necklace | Sunglasses

I'm also loving some other bright colored cozy pieces from SheIn like this lace trim sweater which is only $8. I'm all about stocking up on cozy pieces at super affordable prices especially since we only break them out every so often in the sunshine state. 

Sweater {Only $8} | Skirt | Espadrilles | Sunglasses

And can we please talk about this gorgeous pleated midi skirt which is only $18. I fell in love with the bold pop of color, and decided to pair my lipstick with it for extra fun. I'm rockin' it today at the office, and love how comfortable it is while it takes me from meetings to running errands during lunch. 

Skirt {Only $18} | Heels | Belt {Only $17} | Lipstick

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Workin' it in Singapore

I'm baaaaaack! I can't rave enough about traveling to Singapore... for work! I've always heard the expression "love what you do", and I couldn't be more proud to say that after several years of crappy jobs I finally love what I do. I have two more big work trips coming up, so stay tuned to find out what fun city I'll be visiting next.

I always get nervous about how uncomfortable I'll be on long flights, and not sleeping well. The longest flight I had been on before this trip was 10 hours between LA and Fiji, so knowing this trip would be a couple hours to Minneapolis, then 12 hours to Seoul, South Korea, and then another 5 and 1/2 hours to Singapore I was dreading the "getting there" part. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't that bad... I upgraded to Comfort+ (for only $39!) for the longest flight, and each flight had meal service, complimentary bar drinks, and countless movies and tv shows to watch. I also had some great travel buddies from work, and realized it was SO worth the long trip once we got there. 

We flew up and over Canada and Alaska instead of cutting straight across, and then came back down over Russia and China. 

Free wine and Impractical Jokers? YES please! 

Descending into Seoul, South Korea

The Singapore airport is GORGEOUS!

After 28+ hours of travel, it felt amazing to get checked in to the hotel where I immediately took a shower and got settled in. Facetiming H and lil' miss was a must of course! 

Even the toiletry holder was a little guitar - such a cool touch!

The next morning, a group of us went to quickly check out Gardens by the Bay and the iconic roof top at Marina Bay Sands before we needed to hit the ground running that afternoon for the big event. Because, what's jet lag?

The view from the top!

There was a Formula 1 race the same weekend, and I loved how the track went around the Singapore Flyer wheel.

That afternoon and evening I was running around capturing content for work, and then was able to venture out for a bit near the hotel to check out the Universal Studios globe (yeah I know we have one here in Orlando, but it was SO cool to see it in Singapore). We grabbed a quick drink in their version of City Walk which is called Festive Walk before exhaustion set in.

That was the most I got out for the rest of the trip since I was super busy, and when ever I'd get back to my room I'd end up working for several hours before crashing. I know, I'm exciting...

How gorgeous was the hotel pool?! I swooned over it each and every day, and finally got a chance to take a nice dip after the event was over. It was perfect to soothe my achey muscles and back because I am in fact an old lady.

Star Gala Ready

Already time to leave - comfort was key for almost 36 hours of travel

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