Travel Separates Over 40 – Palm Desert with Chico’s
March 21, 2019
I love to travel, and I hope to be able to do more and more of it. But one thing I always hated was picking out outfits for a trip. It seemed like travel outfits for women over 40 that were practical weren’t really very fashionable. Well, Chico’s came to the rescue with their Traveler’s Collection, clothes that are perfect for travel AND oh so stylish!
Those of you who follow me on social media know that I’ve just returned from an amazing trip with Chico’s and four fab fellow bloggers (Wardrobe Oxygen,More Than Turquoise, She She Show, The Real Chic Life). This is the first in several blog posts about our fun adventures .. and of course all about the chic outfits I wore!
On our first day, we all glammed up for a party, dinner, and fashion show. I was super happy with the way this outfit turned out! Doesn’t it look like a designer dress? It’s the Striped Bell-Sleeve Top and Striped Maxi Skirt from the Chico’s Traveler’s Collection! Everything in this collection is wrinkle-free and packable, pieces that are versatile enough to mix and match for a trip. How cute would this skirt be with a white tee and denim jacket? Or the bell sleeve top with a pair of trendy jeans? I could go on and on of course.
The Artisan Drop Hoop Earrings are reversible so they’re basically two pairs of earrings in one. Also perfect for traveling! The Sleek Tassle statement necklace is also versatile; it converts from this long pendant style to more of a collar length. I like the hearty feel of it, but if you’re trying to pack very lightweight, it may be a bit heavy. Still, isn’t it sharp?!
Of course the bottom line is that l will wear this outfit for much more than just traveling! How cute would it be for a day of teaching? Lunch and shopping with the girls? Even a date night with the hubby, right?
The Palm Desert Chico’s is located on El Paseo, which is known to seasoned fashionistas as the Rodeo Drive of the desert. This store is the largest in the chain, with the most business too. I loved checking out the huge store and seeing all the items. I would wish for more large stores like that, but I know that we all shop mostly online these days, myself included.
We arrived at the store, ready to party! Chico’s generously gave us all gift cards, and of course we couldn’t wait to shop. We also got to meet the local Chico’s team, along with many sweet and fun customers. When you have fashion in common, the connection comes quickly and before we knew it we were all munching on delicious snacks and talking about style.
After the party, it was off to a luxe sushi dinner with the ladies, and let me just say this squad was the sweetest, funniest, and most badass babes I know, and that includes not just the bloggers, but the Chico’s team as well!
Then it was on to the Fashion Week El Paseo tents, complete with a Chico’s pop up shop, showing fun and fabulous brand new spring items. Along with checking that out, we also got to meet Ari Seth Cohen, author of the books Advanced Style and Advanced Love. It’s always a pleasure to meet someone who supports mature fashionistas. By the way, Ari was very nice and happy to take photos with us.
After that it was time for the first fashion show of our trip, California Unzipped. It was a fun combination of three California designers who were all very different and unique. If you’re following me on Instagram, you saw bits of the runway show. My favorite was Zandra Rhodes, who is just rocking of-the-moment style, at 79 years old!
After a full and fun day of fashion and excitement, we turned in for the night. Just wait to see what the next day brought!
Stay posted for more fun and of course more fashion! Be sure to check out this post too, where Jamie and I are giving Jambu’s new comfort sandal a spin in Palm Desert.
Hey, are you planning a spring or summer trip? Or maybe a big wedding or reunion? If you have anything coming up that you want to look your very best for, be sure to read my friend Kali’s beauty tips. This is a chick that knows about beauty, skincare, and travel!
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About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is me talking to you, other middle aged women like me who are over 40, but not over fashion. We still want to look beautiful and stylish. We still want to have fun with trends. And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. We all have own shapes and bodies, parts we’d like to cover and parts we still don’t mind showing off a bit. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce!
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