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Ask Helen: Comfy Chic Travel Outfit Idea

 Q: I’m going to Beijing this October, how can I stay comfy and warm while still looking chic? I’m pretty petite and not fit, carrying some weight around midsection as well as upper thighs. It would be great if you could also provide some fashionable gift ideas for my colleagues there!

A: Hi there! How exciting about your coming trip! October is a very pleasant month in Beijing with an average temperature of 22°C (71.6 °F). Considering the varying temperature between takeoff and landing, the key is layering. Below I put together an outfit for you (I included two types of shoes that both work, choose one you like!) as well as some gift inspiration, I hope it helps! Wish you a safe and comfortable journey!

Comfy Chic Travel Outfit Idea

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Gift ideas: 

fashionable gift ideas for him and her

 

 For her: 
Yurbuds ‘Inspire for Women’ Earbuds
Archipelago Botanicals Signature Soy Wax Candle
Sunny Life Beach Radio

For him: 
Das Horn Drinking Horn
 Braun Square Alarm Clock (Although it’s been said that Chinese might not appreciate a clock, I personally think it depends, and this one is too chic to pass!)
Hand Pen Holder

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2013 Gift Ideas for Every Budget

2013 Gift Ideas for Every Budget; Gifts for her: mom, wife, sisters,girlfriend; Gifts for him:Husband, Boyfriend, Dad, or Brother; Gifts for Yourself; Best Gifts under $50; Featured:  Clockwise from top left:  BLK DNM Motorcycle jacket, DVF X HVN cat headphones, Coach basic glove, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, Estée Lauder 'Advanced Night Repair' synchronized recovery, Michael Kors watch, Rebecca Minkoff quilted mini Affair bag, Alice + Olivia heavy rib infinity scarfClockwise from top left:

2013 Gift Ideas for Every Budget; Gifts for her: mom, wife, sisters,girlfriend; Gifts for him:Husband, Boyfriend, Dad, or Brother; Gifts for Yourself; Best Gifts under $50; Featured:  Clockwise from top left: Burberry London woven silk tie, Salvatore Ferragamo stamped calf wallet, Daniel Wellington Bristol watch, Beats by Dr. Dre 'Tour' headphones, Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses, J.Crew cashmere plaid scarf , Bose sounddock portable digital music system,Clockwise from top left:

2013 Gift Ideas for Every Budget; Gifts for her: mom, wife, sisters,girlfriend; Gifts for him:Husband, Boyfriend, Dad, or Brother; Gifts for Yourself; Best Gifts under $50; Featured:  Asos cross body bag, Areaware wood phone stand for iphone 5/5S, Canvers sneaker, Happy Socks x Madewell trouser socks, Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra eye shadow , Atlantic-Pacific x BaubleBar gold text collar necklaceClockwise from top left:

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Things you know you can always count on in many many years to come (clockwise from top left):