15 Songs That’ll Make You Want To Travel

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Music is an essential part of travel and daily life, but there are just some songs that put you in the mood to go out and get a plane ticket or hit the road. Whether it’s because of the lyrics or the music video, feel the wanderlust from these 15 different songs:

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Must Have: Grady’s Cold Brew Bean Bags

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Birchbox Man and Cool Hunting have teamed up and released a limited edition box of summer goodies. Among the items is Grady’s Cold Brew Bean Bags, which got me thinking of how I’m one of the few people I know who does need to drink coffee every morning, but when I do enjoy some it’s almost always iced. I’m glad to have received this box to try out a new favorite blend to up my coffee game.

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Outfit: Light, Playful Pattern Mixing

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In The Bag: Chic, Casual Island Life

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Wrapping up my Curaçao style posts, in this edition of my In The Bag series here’s some travel essentials that are chic and casual to live up that island life. Shot at the Carribbean-meets-Miami-chic Floris Suite Hotel.

Backpack – Herschel Supply

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In case you didn’t know yet I’m kind of in love with Herschel Supply Little America backpack. Its spacious (20″ H, 12″ L and 7″ W), lightweight canvas body has two sets of stylish leather straps with magnetic closures, and padded shoulder straps and back. The top flap opens up to the drawcord shut main compartment, which has a padded laptop laptop sleeve inside.

Shoes – United Nude

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Make a footwear statement whenever possible. United Nude’s Cuba Elastic Slip On is a colorful and simple silhouette with the brand’s signature elastics, mesh lining and rubber outsole. Can be styled with cotton shorts, dark washed jeans and even swimwear.

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Outfit: Casual Island Exploring

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Travel Inspiration: The Dushi Willemstad, Curaçao

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If you find yourself in Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao there is one local saying you should know, ‘dushi’. Dushi means sweet or nice, even good, and can be applied to everything on the island, even the island itself

From the colorful architecture and delicious food in the capital Willemstad’s neighborhoods of Otrabanda and Punda, to the beaches, hotels and pools of  Piscadera Bay, below see photos from my visit to Curaçao this past spring to make you want to visit Willemstad and beyond:

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Must View: Beyoncé Exhibit At Rock Hall of Fame

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I usually don’t post on solo museum exhibits, but it’s Beyoncé! A fashion exhibit centered on Queen Bey will debut next week at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio in the museum’s main exhibit all in its Legends of Rock section. The exhibit joins iconic pieces from Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.

Yoncé’s exhibit will feature different styles that come from the 2013 Super Bowl performance, the 2012 Met Gala, and four music videos – “Run the World (Girls)”, “Sweet Dreams”, “Single Ladies” and the song that launched her solo career and a personal favorite of mine, “Crazy In Love”. Would’ve been great if some Destiny’s Child styles made it as well, for a full musical stoll down memory lane for any 20-something today.

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5 Summer Shoes To Have + East Dane Giveaway!

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Since summer is far from over, I’ve selected five of my favorite summer shoe styles to have—from the beach essential espadrilles to a rubbery driving moccasins. All are available on East Dane, the ecommerce that offers everything #menswear from men’s sneakers to suits. Make sure to scroll down after the styles to enter my contest for your chance to win a gift card from East Dane!

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Outfit: Tropical, Chic Travel Style

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Daily Essentials: True Blue Summer

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In addition to my In The Bag series, I wanted to start a new one to have something more regular to showcase five different items that can be applied to everyday travels – shot in the ever popular #flatlay style. For my first post of Daily Essentials, items for summertime in the city in blue tones that were selected since it is a favorite of mine and has been noted as being very popular right now (though isn’t always?). To add a summer vibe, torte and hemp also play a role in this set.

The slim cross-body square tote is from Ben Minkoff ($350) and is named the Heath Zipper Tote. I fell in love with it right away for its simple, yet chic design and the sharp royal blue. It is crafted in genuine leather and has a later zip pocket and several open pockets inside. You’ll be seeing it again soon in an Outfit post!

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