Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ace & Jig and Flowy Cotton Tunics in Ephesus {Travel Diary}

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WEARING: White cotton tunic (secondhand from Secondi); Ace & Jig track pants (sold out but similar here and shorts version here), fairly made in India; Tahitian pearl necklace on kangaroo leather handmade from Pearl. Love. jewelry. PHOTOGRAPHY: obliging husband. LOCATION: Ephesus, just outside of Izmir, Turkey.

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When sightseeing in summer (especially when prego), staying cool and comfortable is key, so I try to wear whites and and loose fabrics and always bring a fan. If you forget one, it's one of the best souvenirs you can pick up because you can never have too many-- throw one in each of your purses and in your glove compartment to be ready at all times.

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The ruins of what was once one of Rome's largest cities were truly stunning, and I loved coming across block after block of ancient engravings in beautiful, hand-wrought fonts. It's dizzying to think that we were walking through an area that dates back to the 10th century BC and reached its Golden Age in the 1st century AD.

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If you're considering a visit to Turkey or Istanbul, I strongly recommend a day trip to see this awe-inspiring slice of our world's shared history. With flights at $50 each way out of Istanbul and a train from the Izmir airport at Around $3 per person each way, it's well worth it and easy to do.

If you'd like to see more of my travel style, check out my jaunts to an eco-resort in St. John USVI and the Great Pyramids of Egypt (here and here), and stayed tuned for more posts from Turkey!

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Get today's look ethically by shopping for light white cotton shirts at your favorite local consignment or thrift store, and snag a slouchy pair of cotton track pants while you're at it, or shop these made in the USA options from Shopbop and Nordstrom (with some made in Germany Birkinstocks thrown in):

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