Have Midi Dress, Will Travel

One of the easiest pieces to throw in a weekender bag is a jersey dress. My current favorite is a long sleeve midi dress that I picked up at Forever 21 last Fall (and they still have it in stock!). On our last weekend away to Charlottesville, I wore this comfortable, easy-to-throw-on dress to drive down and explore on our first evening there. What I love about this dress is how versatile it is, because of its simple silhouette and neutral grey hue. It can be worn for a casual walk or easily transition into a date night outfit with some satin slingback heels and a cropped jacket

Historical Charlottesville VA / midi dress / family travel / mom style

My go-to black scarf added some flow to the slim shape of the dress, and I wore, for what seems like the last time that you will see them, my super comfortable leather sandals. We had so much fun exploring this cool college town, but I think it's always easier to enjoy exploring when you're not concerned with what you're wearing! This travel-friendly outfit took up almost zero room in my weekender bag and didn't look the slightest bit wrinkled when I put it on: YES! 

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Nicole M. Caruso

I was born in Manhattan to two native New Yorkers who met working in the Garment Industry. Fashion was the family business. Suburban Connecticut is where I grew up and often daydreamed about someday attending New York Fashion Week.

When I was in college studying Communication & Media, I met the man of my dreams. We married nearly one year after our first date, and have been adventuring together ever since. While we moved around the country for his job, I freelanced as a makeup artist, worked in retail, and blogged about style & beauty as a creative outlet. 

Moving back to New York led to serendipitously working for two major fashion houses, where I learned the ins and outs of the industry, and attended Fashion Week both backstage and in the tents. Soon after, Verily Magazine brought me on as Beauty Editor, which was my dream job. It combined all of my passions and hobbies into one, and granted me a deeper understanding of print and digital media. One year after that, I had my daughter and experienced true fulfillment in motherhood. 

Everywhere I have traveled, I have met incredible women who inspired me to be the best version of myself; to wake up every day feeling confident and ready to Carpe Diem. I want to inspire women to explore their feminine genius by investing in their self-worth. This lifestyle blog is the place where I can share my worldview, my experiences, and my tips and tricks to live a more fulfilling life, which include expert style and beauty advice, tips for healthy living, and reflections on marriage and motherhood.