HOW TO PREPARE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

The countdown is on – it’s T-minus 8 days until Belle’s take off to Paris! I’ve been working very hard to be prepared and organized well in advance of my departure so that there are no surprises along the way, and I’ve got a slew of tips that I want to share with you today. From luggage tags to voltage converters to travel-skincare routines, read on for all the advice you could possibly need to get you ready for your upcoming travels!

PREPPING FOR PARIS WITH THE #IFCHIC24 SHOPPING …

I am so excited to be heading to Paris at the end of this month for a whole week. And even more, I cannot WAIT to wear some of my favorite outfits in the most chic city in the world. Naturally, I had to buy a few things to augment my wardrobe and make it worthy of France. Which is how I found IfChic, a website that makes shopping fun. You collect coins each time you visit the site until the 24th of the month, when you get to use them to shop! Talk about gaming the system! Read on for more details!

HECHO EN MEXICO – OAXACAN VEST AND ESPADRILLES

Amigos! Here is one last post before I leave San Miguel de Allende, where this Oaxacan vest and these lace-up espadrilles were two style finds that I couldn’t pass up. They are so unique, and paired with a few things I brought from my own closet, I was able to create a Belle-certified outfit of the day!

HECHO EN MEXICO – EMBROIDERED BLOUSE AND WOVEN …

Hola, dear readers! I hope I haven’t lost you this month since I’ve posted less, but I have the best excuse – I’m in Mexico on a little vacation! I’ve been collecting all kinds of wonderful style goodies along the way, including this beautiful embroidered blouse and woven belt. I paired them with a skirt for a dressy-casual dinner and loose with jeans for walking around town. 

HECHO EN MEXICO – HAND-PAINTED JACKET

Hola, readers! I am in Mexico on vacation and am having such a lovely adventure here in San Miguel de Allende – a small, artsy mountain town in Central Mexico. I’ll admit, I didn’t expect to find a lot from a shopping perspective, so when I stumbled upon this one-of-a-kind piece, I didn’t hesitate even a second before buying it.