Talita's Jet Setting Journal: all your style and travel inspo
Whether admiring the views from atop the Empire State Building, kicking back in the Caribbean, strolling through the laneways of London, or snacking on a smoothie bowl in Bali, there is a dress for every occasion – and location. Every city has its own style and I’m here to share my top travel tales for a jet setting wardrobe – and what I loved most about these beautiful cities.
Known as a powerhouse of western culture, the cities of Italy will steal your heart. Whether it's visiting Italy's icons like the Colosseum and the Vatican in Rome, or indulging in all the Italian cuisine you can eat, the experience is unforgettable. We've teamed up with adventure travel company Exodus Travels to bless one stylish traveller with the opportunity to roam the Prosecco Hills of Italy for eight splendid days. Enter here. Summer maxi dresses and comfy linen pants are perfect for the combo of sightseeing and relaxing. Shop the Italy look:
Camper Dress Glow Dress Liz Dress
Eat: La Pergola
Drink: Madonna del Latte
Play: Indulge in gelato at Verde Pistacchio after a day of sightseeing
New York City
Start spreading the news: I’m on my way. Oh New York, how I adore you! It’s the city of so many things: bustling boroughs and iconic architecture, fine fare and well-dressed people. Every time I step off the plane (which I wish was more often), I am taken aback by your skyline, bigger than my head pizza slices, back street bars, and sports on the big screen. It’s a city that celebrates style and individuality – what an iconic mix. When I’m strolling along Fifth Avenue or atop the Brooklyn Bridge, I love to frock with finesse in a flowing summer dress, cute hat and sandals. Shop the New York City look:
Kaia Dress Kingston Dress Crepe Dress
Eat: Bagels! From everywhere!
Drink: Pod 39 rooftop.
Play: Cycling around Central Park followed by a spot of shopping on Fifth Avenue
They say Paris is the city of love. I personally like to think of it as the city of flawless fashion. The immaculate, impeccably dressed Parisians I gaze upon sitting at quaint cafes along the Champs Elysee are never short of divine. My stomach took me straight to the eminent green awning café Laduree Paris for a macaron fix. And my feet and wallet led the way to the boutiques. Trying my best to keep up with the Parisians, I recommend day dresses and formal dresses that emulate France: fashion forward, feminine and a hint of romance. Shop the Paris look:
Backstreet Dress Tweety Dress Wanda Dress
Eat: Macarons at Laduree Paris. And all of the croissants!
Drink: Champagne from Champagne
Play: The shopping along the Champs Elysee, of course
Summer dresses belong in Bali! Island life is all about taking it slow and taking it all in. Walking along the beach and splashing through the water, then eating ‘til your heart’s content –fresh coconut, rainbow salads and maybe a martini – yum! While wandering through the cultured laneways, and winding along the mountain roads, I like to dress in colourful threads that keep me cool. Summer is all year round in Bali – even in the rainy season – so think light, bright, breezy and beautiful. These styles are perfect for morning brunch, relaxing by the water and a sunset stroll. Shop the Bali look:
Ranch Dress Aperol Dress Siren Dress
Eat: La Brisa
Drink: Finns Beach Club
Play: Yoga at The Palm Tree House
It’s easy to fall in love with London: the culture, the pop up bars and of course, the endless shopping! One (of the many) things the Brits do beautifully is frock up. It’s the land of the elite style queens – from Victoria Beckham to Alexa Chung and every gorgeous girl in-between. And you too can put your best stiletto forward. It’s all about combining sophistication with style, and just a touch of sparkle. London weather is temperamental at best so no matter what you wear, ensure you have a jacket and brolly in tow. Shop the London look:
Wedding Bells Dress Serilda Dress Balmoral Dress
Eat: Claude Bosi
Drink: The Connaught Bar
Play: Ride the London Eye, and of course, shopping in Harrods!
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