Travel Days

Denim Romper 

Casual days call for a simple romper and flats. This romper from Old Navy is so comfortable! We are at the beach this week so this romper fits right in to my relaxed beach look. Plus! The romper and headband I’m wearing are both on sale for great prices! See links at the end of the post for links to order. 

If you are interested in my necklace or beaded bracelets, email me to order! {sincerelyquinley@gmail.com}


Necklace and Beaded Bracelets: Sincerely Quinley

Headband: Ban.do

Romper: Old Navy

Shoes: last year from JCrew

Thanks for reading! 

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Concert Weekend in Cincinnati 

  

   
    
 
   
    
    
    
 
     
    
 
  
This past weekend we enjoyed a concert in Cincinnati along with an overnight stay at the beautiful 21C Hotel. When we heard Dave Matthews Band would be playing close by we knew we had to get to the concert. I used to frequent his concerts in high school and college and it’s been far too long since we have seen him. The night kicked off with the concert and ended with a wonderful nights sleep at the hotel.

Saturday morning we enjoyed breakfast at the Metropole restaurant (inside the hotel) where we dined on all of our favorites. The decor and ambience of the restaurant and hotel were just what we were looking for. If you see yourself in Cincinnati for the night, make sure to book your stay at 21C. You won’t regret it. 

Before heading back to Louisville we stopped off at Findlay Market where we people watched and picked up a few goodies for heading home. 

Post Sponsored By: 21C Hotel

Pretty Sun Valley, ID

Wow. Sun Valley Idaho was beautiful! I especially loved the weather – cool mornings beautiful days. We rode bikes, shot guns, ate ridiculously good food and I enjoyed the spa- heavenly! One day we stumbled upon the Hemingway Memorial which was so pretty. “Best of all he loved the fall”-Ernest Hemingway

   
    
    
  

  
    

 

Casual Cute

Casual Cute

J Crew long sleeve cotton shirt
$64 – jcrew.com

Tory Burch tote bag
$605 – neimanmarcus.com

Daniel Wellington mens wrist watch
$175 – theiconic.com.au

I love everything about this look! I just purchased these shoes and can’t wait to wear them all fall and winter. This look is the perfect mix of casual cute and I need this vest because it goes with everything! Being in Idaho this week has given me an appreciation of sporty pieces like these that you can wear over and over again. Happy Fall Y’all! 

New York Fashion Week 101

When the hustle and bustle of fashion week ends its a little sad. This was my first time in New York City during fashion week and it lived up to all the hype I had in my head. First off the venue changed this year but I still chose to stay close to Lincoln Center because I’ve never stayed in the Upper West Side. It was a great location! I discovered so many new spots {there’s so much to do in NYC, it never ends!} so when we go back in November I have a new list of spots to check out. I spent the last day in Central Park because the park is never ending, there were spots I had never seen. Beautiful day called for a few pictures!

The Lie Sangbong show was fabulous. Check out the outfits from the front row! I also sat right behind Birgitte Sorensen (she was in Pitch Perfect 2 and Game of Thrones) and she’s gorge. The styles featured in this show were a mixture of classic and edgy and the black and white combos were my personal favorite- of course. After the show I sat around inside (because let’s face it I needed to charge my phone) but I lucked out because Fashion Police was shooting as I sat down. Mel B and NeeNee were the guests for the day so they were “sworn in” with a fashion bible and I was literally behind the shot. Found myself on the opening clip of the show so that was exciting. 

New York, I love you.

  
  

   

  

  

There is Q!

  

  

Hair by Tresemme

 

Holychild Indie Pop Duo

     

Adventures in New York City

I love to travel especially when that travel includes NYC. What’s not to love? The hustle and bustle of fashion week provided the perfect opportunity to sight see + people watch. I attended shows each day, ate plenty of yummy goodness, and scoped out spots for when I return in November. 

 Yesterday before I left to head back home I stopped by a few places and enjoyed the beautiful day. I had coffee at Bibble and Sip, macarons at Macaron Cafe, lunch at Shake Shake – Upper West Side, walked my way through a good portion of Central Park that I’ve never seen and stumbled upon a hotel named The Quin

Lincoln Park, beside my hotel

  
    
  

Trump Tower

  

Hotel Empire

   

  

  

  
I’ll post more this week – my weekend was jam packed! 

  

Summer in Seagrove Beach 

A girls getaway this past weekend/week gave me and my mom a chance to soak up some sun and celebrate her birthday. 

A few days at the beach does the body good and good food makes it even better. PS I noticed I take way too many food pictures. 

Have a great rest of your week! We are going to the Grace Potter concert tonight and I’m SO excited!! 

 

One Seagrove Place

  
 

Seaside, Fl

 
 

Tassel Necklace by Sincerely Quinley

 

 

Beach Sunset


 

Rocksbox Cuff: Code “sincerelyquinleyxoxo” to get one month free!

   

Dessert at Cafe 30a

 
 

Dessert at Cafe 30a

 
 

Arm Candy by Sincerely Quinley

  

Americano at Amavida/Seaside

 
 

Breakfast at The Perfect Pig

  

The Perfect Pig

   

  

Five Tips – Packing For The Beach

When it comes to travel I typically buy new items for each trip. It is fun to open my suitcase and know I have something new and exciting to try out while on vacation. Who’s with me? In an effort to incorporate old items with new I’m sticking to 5 key packing tips for my upcoming beach trip. Maybe THEN I will stop filling my suitcases with brand new items (tags still attached). It’s all about the classic, “old”, loveable pieces getting some love too! 

1. Mix and Match

When it comes to swimwear know your body and your assets. Don’t buy that swimsuit just because ITS ONLY $30 $$. I’m so guilty of this and I’m striving to be better (Target, you get me everytime). I seriously used to have a limit each summer in jr. high and high school because I would go crazy trying to find the perfect swimsuit. Then I realized more is not more. Fit is where it’s at. So buy the bottoms you love and mix the tops (like I did below). 

  

  

 

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. Wear Fun Color

I’m notorious for wearing black, white, and cream. It makes up most of my wardrobe. But, when I’m on vacation I want to spice it up a little and add a little flavor. Color never hurt anyone.

  
 

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. Know Your Climate 

If it’s going to be cool at night but hot during the day, pack a blazer to wear at dinner or a cardigan for a walk on the beach.

4. Switch Out Shoes with The Same Outfit

Not sure what shoes you’ll end up wearing? No problem, just switch your shoes to mirror your mood once you get there. It’s easier to change shoes than to pack a new outfit. 

  
   

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. Packing The Right Accessories

You don’t need 10 pairs of sunglasses or 20 necklaces. Plan your outfits (including swimwear) and pack accordingly. I usually pack one pair of sunglasses that are aviator or wayfarer style and then a classic oversized pair. With jewelry I stick with basics and add a couple of colors for flair (turquoise is a winner) and wear a mixture depending on the outfit. For shoes I usually bring a variety because I never know if I’ll feel like heels, wedges or flats.

  

Hot Springs Arkansas 

Last week I went on a new adventure (I can’t believe I have never been to Arkansas!) and off to Hot Springs Arkansas we went. It was a business trip for Luke but I spent my days seeing the cute little town and visiting LOTS of bath houses (so cute). 

Day one started off with a trip to Fat Bottomed Girls the cupcake store featured on Food Network and Cupcake Wars! After the cupcake I knew a walk would do me some good. I scoped out the “Main Street” area checking out the cute shops and restaurants. Bath houses are a big deal in Hot Springs so I wanted to know what all the hype was about. Only one bath house is currently still in use but the historic buildings and beautiful tile floors brought me back to a more simple time. I purchased yummy scented bath salts and scrubs from Bathhouse Soapery. I’ll definitely be ordering more when I run out of what I purchased! 

I did a little work the second day at this adorable coffee shop Kollective Coffee + Tea. We spent the rest of our time playing golf, visiting a farm, and meeting some great new people. 

   
     

   
  

     

  

Long Weekend in Chicago 

This year for Memorial Day we decided to head north on 65 to Chicago for a long weekend. Since moving to Louisville we made a list of the places we can drive to for quick weekend trips (Chicago is an easy drive now). It’s odd being so close to Chicago but we definitely aren’t complaining. Our trip kicked off Friday and we were off, ready for a fun weekend enjoying Chicago.  

Day one was all about the drive and an awesome dinner. We enjoy eating out and love a fine dining experience. For us, a great restaurant is one of the best things about traveling to a new city. We found a great restaurant in Tru, with its fine dining interior, excellent service and one of a kind prix fix menu. Night one set the tone for the weekend. 

  
Day two started off with a quick walk around town and then meeting up with friends for brunch at The Gage. The interior of this brunch spot was beautiful and the restaurant was super spacious. Next we took a walk to Millenium Park because what’s a trip to Chicago without seeing “The Bean”?  

   
For dinner we tried a restaurant I found on Yelp. The restaurant has a varied menu that changes daily.  The Publican was fresh with new fish, seafood, meats, etc. arriving daily. We had the octopus, mussels and the porchetta with pork belly. Yum. 

Day three started off with breakfast at Sunny Side Up then browsing the waterfront with a walk on the river walk. 

   
 

   
    
  
One of my favorite meals of the trip was lunch at Bottlefork. I had a delicious burger that was HUGE and simply delicious. After lunch we went to a fun arcade bar and played Tetris, Ninja Turtles and pin ball. A fun and relaxed environment at Headquarters Beercade made the day easy and super relaxed. For dinner we tried Pequods which was recommended to me by a friend. This pizza joint was on the list because we needed to try Chicago style pizza while we were in town but didn’t want to fight the crowds. The food did not disappoint. Deep dish pizza, Chicago style = amazing.

Staying at the The Conrad was wonderful and the perfect location for walking. Connected to Nordstrom, this hotel is in a prime time spot with beautiful rooms and inviting staff. There were a few restaurants and attractions we didn’t get to on this trip so we’ve added it to our agenda for the next trip we make to Chicago.