Travel Light

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The perfect travel outfit, if you ask me, includes a pair of slouchy boyfriend jeans, an oversize sweater with a fun detail, a floppy hat (which I suggest should be worn during travel versus packing it and risk deformation), and classic, comfy Chucks. It’s a simple equation that I tend to follow when hitting the road and driving for a long period of time. And the best part is that these were all pieces I planned on remixing during our mini vacay anyways. Light packing at it’s finest, my friends. 

What do you like to wear while traveling? 

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Get the Look:

LC Lauren Conrad Sweater via Kohl’s [affordable similarpricey similar] | Similar Boyfriend Jeans | Target Hat [similar] | Converse Sneakers | c/o Eve’s Addiction Initial Necklace 



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What to Pack: Romantic Getaway

This What to Pack post won’t be as strict to the letter as those prior but I thought I would still share with y’all the items that I packed with me for my anniversary trip last weekend. I packed a couple favorites like this Gap dress and my trusty boyfriend jeans (last worn here), but I also took the chance to break out new wardrobe additions like a Karen Kane stunner perfect for the season and a pair of motocross inspired skinnies that hadn’t made their debut on the blog yet.

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Because I wasn’t packing for a tiny tot and wasn’t flying I took it upon myself to pack to my little hearts content, i.e. I over-packed like a champ! In my defense the temps were in the low 60’s and below so layering was a my master plan but I also planned on remixing many of the items packed. Enter cozy knits. 

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Tops: Anthro Stripe Tee (currently on sales for $19.95!!) | Similar Sweater with Underlay | Similar Cable Knit Crop Top Sweater | Similar Tan SweaterSimilar Cable Knit

When it came to denim, dresses and skirts, or what I like to call the meaty portion, I continued to keep the color pallet simple and remixable and mainly focused on packing items that I knew would withstand chilly nights sans outerwear. This was a couples resort with tons of activities (from adult bingo, to billiards, to bike rides, and archery) so while I wanted to look cute and put together I also didn’t want to look like I put much effort into getting dressed. 

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Similar BF Jeans | Similar Motocross Skinnies | Similar Fleece Dress | Karen Kane Dress (c/o) | Similar Faux Leather Mini 

Other than a denim jacket, I didn’t pack any outerwear. This my friends was on purpose. I didn’t want to be boggled down by a jacket (I only wore my denim one once) and knew I’d be layering most of our stay so I relied heavily on what I like to call my cold weather warmers. . 

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Scarf 1 | Similar Beanie | Scarf 2 | Similar Fedora 

Because this trip didn’t require remixing (although I did) and I wasn’t limited in what needed to be packed, I didn’t stay within any parameters of packing for an X amount of days with an X amount of items like previous What to Pack posts. While our trip did last 5 days (Thurs-Mon) it also included various changes throughout the day depending on what activities we’d be participating in. In short within those 5 days I managed 8 outfits but I know I could have managed more with the items that were packed. 

Stay tuned for the next couple of weeks for outfit posts from the trip with the items rounded up in this post, one of which you’ll see tomorrow! 


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Currently Craving: BaubleBar

Jewelry is a great way to add a little pizzazz to an otherwise plain look. A statement necklace is a beautiful way to whisper 'look at me' without outright screaming it. A little frosting on the ears can make an simple ponytail look chic without a second thought. And dainty, delicate rings can help a mani look Pinterest worthy!

I am currently having a maajor crush on some Baublebar pieces right now and just had to share with you my little wish list. I love that you can shop their extended collection of baubles, from bold statement necklaces to the more simple ones, and rings, earrings, bracelets, too without breaking the bank! Virtual high five!

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one | two | three | four | five | six 

seven | eight | nine | ten | eleven | twelve 

Shop this post and more of my favorites below!


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Like A Diamond

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Some of you may have noticed that my style aesthetic has changed. If you browse the FabAve archives you’d notice a lot more bold colors, prints, patterns, and piles of statement baubles layered upon each other. Within the last couple months, maybe even the last year, I’ve gone through a different editing process. Instead of putting together 'OMG blog-worhty' looks I now think about the woman I want to be and how I’d like to express that woman to the outside world. Now don’t get me wrong, you’ll still see plenty of looks with print mixing, bold and bright colors, and plenty of thrifted gem, but because I’m craving neutral looks, colors and prints right now, that’ll be a lot of the essence that you’ll get from me, from FabAve.

Anyway, all that to say that when Karen Kane sent me this diamond print dress I knew I had to take the fuss out of styling it and let it shine, like the diamond that it was. And it’s navy. LOOOVING navy right now! Can’t wait to pair it with tights, tall boots and a cozy knit sweater over top. The possibilities are endless!

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Get the Look:

Karen Kane Dress | Shirt - Old Navy [similar] | Boots - Old [very similar


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