Dress: Cos; Necklace: Jenny Bird; Shoes: Zara (similar here and here)

As a creative, there is absolutely nothing more important than travel. Even a few days away to get a fresh perspective makes a world of difference. If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat, you’ll know that I was in NY for 3 days, and I can’t tell you how refreshed and inspired I feel upon my return. As always, I’ll be sharing my travel diary, but for now, I wanted to share this outfit with you guys. So I’m it’s not a surprise considering my profession, but I’m an overpacker. I’m the girl who’ll check in a suitcase for a weekend trip and carry more shoes than I have days in a place. Recently however, I’ve been trying to change that. This trip, I traveled with a carry-on, and though it was only for three days, it was an achievement for me! The trick? Wear the heaviest outfit to the airport and pack the lightest and most versatile pieces (unless it’s the winter). This trip, I packed only dresses because it was 30 degrees outside. This dress from Cos weighed virtually nothing and went seamlessly from day to night.

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  1. Britta
    July 13, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    I have been waiting for this post! Love love love this dress on you!

  2. Tamara
    July 13, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    The mules and the chocker are my favorite part of this look. I absolutely love them!


    Tamara –

  3. Jill
    July 13, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Great outfit! This dress looks great on you, dear xx
    Can’t wait for your travel diary!!!
    Jill D Blog

  4. July 13, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I always tend to pack too much. I tell myself I’ll need all the clothes.

    P.S. This is a lovely dress. It really suits you.

  5. July 14, 2016 / 4:48 am

    Love this outfit! You look beautiful.
    Xx, Raysa

  6. July 14, 2016 / 8:47 am

    Love this look! And just like you, I used to be a heavy traveler until I started traveling with my fiance. We’re traveling around with just one backpack. Less makeup, less clothes, less shoes, more experience. 🙂


  7. Amy Arnold
    July 14, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    I love getting to travel, and I agree it is definitely refreshing. Your dress is perfect with that choker!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. July 14, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    I’m loving this chic, minimalistic look, beautiful! That silver choker looks amazing worn with the dress and I also adore those mules, how fab is that heel!? Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having the most amazing week so far!



  9. July 14, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    This dress looks great on you Hun! Very chic and minimalistic and the choker adds such a nice touch! x

    Ann-Marie |

  10. July 14, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    Love this style, very modish, and the sunglasses- cute!

    The Flower Duet

  11. July 14, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    Loving the style and print on this dress! It almost looks like a buttoned up coat! So cool!

    xoxo Rina

  12. July 15, 2016 / 4:05 am

    such a beautiful dress, love how you paired it with the choker! so happy that i got to meet you while you were here!!

    xx Melis

  13. July 15, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    I always find coming back from a travel so inspiring and refreshing! Glad to hear your NYC trip went well! And how cute is this shirtdress!

  14. July 15, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    That is such a fun dress and I love the choker you paired with it!

  15. July 15, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Can I have your choker please !? It’s unique and I love it. I also love the way this outfit looks so effortlessly chic on you. Lively pictures.

  16. July 15, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Another way to pack light – wear all your clothes on top of each other on the plane a la Joey wearing Chandler’s clothes on Friends. Haha

    xx Yasmin

      July 25, 2016 / 1:09 am

      LOL Yasmin, this made me laugh so hard!

  17. July 15, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Lovely Dress!


  18. July 16, 2016 / 4:37 am

    As soon as I saw the dress I was like “wow I love it’ no wonder it’s COS (my official supplier ahaha). I love this brand every time I go in France I buy so much clothes from them. I don’t even bother doing so many other shops because I’m always so happy with what I find in COS. Do you have a COS store in Toronto now?

    Packing light is such a struggle for us too (yes the hubby also packs heavy and most of the time heavier that me ahaha). He does like you, he wears all the super heavy stuff for the trip and pack his shoes and jackets in the carry on.

    Love your necklace too!

    Have a great weekend.


    Aurelie |

  19. July 16, 2016 / 9:32 am

    You look gorgeous hun! Love the silver accessories.

    Funmi x

  20. tati
    July 16, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Love your outfit! The dress is my fave part <3

  21. July 16, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    New York is always an inspiration! Love your dress dear!


  22. July 16, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    I love your Jenny Bird necklace! Also your idea for how pack, I’m going to try that next time!