How to Wear Gingham

Spring is in the air and so are pretty pastel prints. Chief amongst these is gingham. That iconic, checkerboard print most commonly seen in blue and red. Personally, I love gingham. As a teenager I had my bedroom in Kentucky decked out in blue gingham and daisies. I have the best memories in that gabled room overlooking my Dad's farm. When…


Cold Shoulders and Casual Stripes

This off the shoulder Topshop Bardot top I found at Nordstrom for under $40 has been a huge hit on my instagram feed this week. I've been previewing my outfit posts on my instagram so make sure you follow my feed under @AmyWestTravel and don't miss out. These looks are selling out quick. I love this ensemble for so many reasons.…


Blushing into Spring | Trumpet Sleeve Romper

In season and on trend, this Topshop Trumpet Sleeve Romper I found at Nordstrom for under $100 is everything you need right now. This blush color is dominating currently, and with spring around the corner, you'll be wearing it all season. Add in the popular trumpet sleeve with feminine bow detail, and the tailored structure of this well made piece and…


How to Style Family Portraits

It's finally fall and if you haven't already, it's time to start thinking about your family portraits. I'm not uber traditional when it comes to the holidays, but after years of being professional photographers and working with hundreds of families, one thing there was never a question about was doing our own family photo for Christmas Cards. What to wear…


The Must Have Boot of the Season

For the last few years I've had my eye on a pair of over the knee boots that I finally scored this season. Style them with a sweater dress, or mini skirt and they can turn a ho hum outfit into a showstopper. I love this reasonably priced suede pair I found at Nordstrom. The color is perfect for just…


Fall Fashion Transitional Ideas for Southerners

Back to school has officially rolled out, pumpkin spice is here for the season, and fashionistas everywhere are busting out their booties. Meanwhile in Florida, it's still in the 90's. We tend to play by our own set of fashion rules during this season, I mean, it's hard to zip up your riding boots when your flip flops are still…


3 Tips for Beginning Your Fall Transition

We made it to September, but in Florida it's still heating up. Like most of America, as soon as the pumpkin spice rolls out I'm ready to feel all the fall feels. I don't, however, want to have a heat stroke. This requires some carefully crafted wardrobe adjustments. Here are 3 Tips for Beginning Your Fall Transition.  3 Tips for…


5 Things You Should Know about Nordstrom Jacksonville

Visit Jacksonville and Beaches recently reported that shopping is the number one reason visitors flock to the city. This came as a bit of a surprise since we are famous for our beaches, but when you consider some of the highly sought after brands that are making Jax their home, then it all begins to make sense.  I'm happy to…