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Monday Mingle: Chic Travel Style

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Time to share my travel-chic must-haves! So much to recap now that we're back from Norway. We had an amazing European adventure; full of family, fun and a little bit of fashion.

I'm going to write some posts from the road all about the fjords and our time exploring Norway, for today, I want to talk about Oslo and going makeup-free for a week.

First, let's talk about my travel favorites. I can't say how much these Birkenstocks were worn on this trip. The metallic gold made them fancy, the construction made them walkable for the miles and miles I walked each day. My German relatives thought they were hilarious! In Germany, let's just say they are NOT the coolest footwear around. My friends just couldn't believe these shoes are trendy.

This is shot at out front of our cute little hotel. We had a cute little (and I mean little) apartment. The Saga Apartments room was on the squishy side, but the hotel had a swank lobby and a great breakfast.

saga hotel oslo

Yes, you've seen these shoes before. They went with everything I packed. Add in white jeans and a fun tee with metallic dots and you've got a pretty cute outfit. My other accessory I want to rave about was this great Longchamp Le Pliage Bag. I kept this bag folded on my large carry-one tote (we took 6 flights in total during our trip). Once I arrived at our destination, I ditched my tote for this cute city bag. It's so light and yet large enough for all I need.

TIP: never forget your chic oversized travel scarf when you pack. It can make a t-shirt and jeans look like an outfit and also double as a swimsuit cover-up.

longchamp le pliage travel tote

The weather was cool and clear. I actually needed a jacket in the morning. I opted for a military style with lots of pockets. I needed light layers for our days.

Oslo is a world-class city and there was a lot to see. On the Norway segment of the trip we visited two large cities, Bergen and Oslo. Both have ports, and both are fabulous, Oslo is much more cosmopolitan though.

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We had a luxe meal at Restaurant Fauna and a great outing to the Viking Ship Museum. The girls loved exploring the relatively empty museum. We took the ferry over to the museum from the city hall area. Oslo is VERY walkable and has great public transportation.

viking ship museum oslo

And finally a word about skincare and summer and makeup. I'm 40+ and love the sun, but I've been really good about sun protection over the years. My skin's not perfect, but with a little summer glow going on I felt confident enough to go makeup free for Norway trip. At night maybe, maybe I would put on mascara. Mostly, this is what I looked like. And YES! the keratin treatment before the trip was awesome. After a shower my hair pretty much dried like this!

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I hope your summer adventures have been awesome. Please let me know where you've been and what you've been doing!


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