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As someone who travels for a living the idea of a vacation (I.E.: going somewhere for the sake of fun and fun only) is rather foreign to me. My recent trip to the South of France reminded me of the importance of a “holiday”. The word itself inspired me to celebrate for the sake of celebrating…and that’s exactly what I did!

Nice, Cannes and Monaco were our destinations and I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful France is. The views from The Grand Hotel in Cannes were so gorgeous and peaceful. Monaco was a real treat to tour around as well. The people watching for me was quite possibly my favorite part. The effortlessness of how French women put together an outfit is something I’ve always studied. To see it in person was just so thrilling!

For my day trip to Monaco I used Jackie O as sartorial inspiration. I chose a basically black and white palette and built my entire look on this pair of super affordable and totally comfortable wide leg pants from Select Fashion. The joke was not lost on me that I literally took a day “vacation” from wearing skirts, as I normally do, but a pair of trousers this chic deserved a day in the sun! 🙂

Stripes were all over the runway this season, most notably in Prada’s colorful barcode striped collection. Obviously there are less expensive ways to get in on the trend and thanks to Select Fashion you have a great place to start. For this look I’ve paired a simple black scallop trimmed top and a cropped white blazer with the pants. Believe me if you haven’t added a white blazer to your summer wardrobe it’s proving to be THE most worn item I’ve bought in years due to it’s versatility. Pick a lightweight fabric for warmer climates and easier packing.

For an afternoon on the beach in Cannes I chose a black and white high waisted bikini from Spoiled Rotton. A touch of retro sophistication felt absolutely PERFECT for this location. A full blog post about this awesome brand on the rise is coming up soon. But while you wait, enjoy a full 20% off ANY order from SpoiledRotton.com including this exact swimsuit! Enter code SOCALVAL at checkout.

Cheers to YOUR upcoming summer holiday! Wherever your travels take you I hope you’ll take the extra time to put together an ensemble that makes you feel stylish & ready for adventure.

-V. xoxo

Special thank you to the following brands whom I hope you’ll follow and give feedback to if you enjoyed this post!

–Select Fashion– @SelectFashion www.SelectFashion.co.uk **Striped Trousers featured in this post available for purchase here: http://www.selectfashion.co.uk/clothing/s043-0502-010_green.html

–Spoiled Rotton– @SpoiledRottton www.SpoiledRotton.com **Bikini featured in this post available for purchase here: http://spoiledrotton.com/products/bw-aztec-bikini-set#.V2kIdOZOkEM.mailto

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