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Why I Buy Souvenirs On Trips

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The store was filled with beautiful jewelry, textiles and home goods, and we all left with full bags and empty wallets. One of the pieces that I picked up on the trip that was very outside of my normal comfort zones was this printed midi skirt. With my short little legs I find that flowy midi skirts can be tough, but after seeing my girl Jamie Chung rock one during fashion week this year I was determined to give it a shot.

I originally paired it with a cropped top for a boho summer look, but now that the weather won’t allow for a bare midriff I’m pairing it with a turtleneck for a more seasonally appropriate styling. Throw in some booties and call it a day!

When we would travel growing up I always picked up a souvenirs from wherever we were. If we were in the Cayman Islands, maybe a seashell, I got a small pearl necklace from St. Thomas, a pair of wooden clogs when I was in Amsterdam and the most notorious request of all – a cuckoo clock from Germany that drove my entire family insane for years. I’m a nostalgic kinda girl and love having things that remind me of the places I’ve been. I also remember exactly where and when I bought things (even if I can’t remember what I had for lunch).

I’m from Dallas so I definitely did not need anything else with a Texas flag on it, but I wanted to pick out something different that would remind me of the trip and getting to show my hometown to the girls. The print of the skirt has a very southwestern vibe to it and with everyone’s encouragement I decided it needed to come home with me. Now I’ll always smile when I wear it thinking about the hilarious and fun filled girls trip to the big D.

Do you pick up anything special when you travel?

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SKIRT: Cleobella printed midi skirtTOP: Black turtleneck (similar) • SHOES: Vince easton booties • BAG: Henri Bendel Satchel c/o • SUNGLASSES: Valley sunglasses (ShopDitto with code VIEWFROM5FT2) • NECKLACE: Kendra Scott everly pendant

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Photos by Bekka Palmer

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  • Reply Maggie

    I always love to find jewelry as souvenirs on trips – that way it’s practical but one of a kind!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

    November 8, 2016 at 9:02 pm
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