Fashion & Travel Insiders – Alex Stedman

I was so excited when Alex Stedman from The Frugality agreed to be my next FC Insider. I’ve loved Alex’s blog forever and her style is perfect, yet so achievable with her tips and hints. Alex also has your next trip away sorted with her own ‘Frugal City Guides‘ for travel inspiration that won’t break the bank. Here is her FC Insider interview…

What’s your favourite holiday climate?

I like to be warm, I’m a real summer girl at heart – so mid to late 20s is ideal for me.

What’s your favourite destination to date?

Too many! I love Corsica, the beautiful clear water of Croatia…but Japan is probably my favourite place in the world – it has everything: tropical islands, bustling cities, history and culture, and great food.

Do you have any FC insider tips/recommendations? What to wear?

For a city break, I always pack a monochrome palette, mixing in a bit of denim and leopard print – that way, everything matches. And I usually always wear flats – it’s just easier for sightseeing.

What are your ultimate Travel Companions?

I love Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir, Frends headphones for the plane (which I picked up for £50 in TK Maxx!), Adidas Stan Smith trainers and a Catarzi hat at Asos.

Straw Matador Hat – ASOS

How important is traveling to you?

I met some of my best friends whilst travelling 10 years ago – she lives in San Diego and we see each other every year (and were each others’ bridesmaids). We have a special bond that will never leave us.

What would be the perfect holiday?

I love a mix of city and unwinding, as I love to rest but also get bored easily…so somewhere like Barcelona is perfect for me as you can do sights in the morning before it gets too hot, then flop on the beach for the rest of the day. Plus, it has excellent, affordable restaurants.

Beauty Elixir – Caudalíe

Alex can be found blogging at The Frugality blog and on Twitter, FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

*This post first appeared on my original illustrated fashion and travel blog.