Weekend Getaway: Three Outfits Based on Two Pieces

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a great week so far. I went on vacation in Lake Placid with my family last week. It’s my first time to go there and I really enjoyed everything: the magnificent views from top of Whiteface Mountain, the relaxing time kayaking on Mirror lake, the exquisite arts and crafts on Main Street, and the fun camping adventures… Grateful for the experience, I want to share with you some of my outfits and also some travel tips.

The first must-see place in my list is Whiteface Mountain. It’s the fifth-highest mountain in New York State, and one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. Views from the top are gorgeous. Thanks to the Veterans Memorial Highway, we can drive all the way up, nearly to the peak, which means hiking there requires minimum equipment. That’s perfect for me to transform outfit since I plan to spend the rest of the day in town.

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Top: Splendid
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity 
Jacket: Topshop (also bought this version, the collars are different, adore both)
Shoes: Étoile Isabel Marant
Bag: Proenza Schouler (similar here)


Slip on and Go: the Black Maxi Dress, Versatile Summer Essential

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Anja Rubik, Jessica Hart and Rachel Zoe in black maxi dress

I can’t think of a reason not to wear maxi dresses. Some petites friends may think maxi dress will swallow their figures. But trust me (I’m also a petite), by adding a belt to cinch the waist  and slipping on a pair of sky-high platform sandals or heeled booties, a maxi dress with lightweight material(which lets the dress fall softly over our body), sleek design (which won’t drew attention to our bottom half) and the right length (which almost graze the floor), you will look even more sexy and elegant than you are in your favorite minis.