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Shopping Spree: November 14th 2013

14 Nov
If I could have only one coat this season....Moss Tailored Coat, $1,298, Aliceandolivia.com

If I could have only one coat this season….Moss Tailored Coat, $1,298, Aliceandolivia.com

Old-school socialites are always an amazing source of inspiration. Swans: Legends of the Jet Society, $195, Net-a-Porter

Old-school socialites are always an amazing source of inspiration. Swans: Legends of the Jet Society, $195, Net-a-Porter

 

Now I can be addicted to Candy Crush in real life too! Candy Crush Candies, $4 for each box, Dylan's Candy Bar.

Now I can be addicted to Candy Crush in real life too! Candy Crush Candies, $4 for each box, Dylan’s Candy Bar.

Give them lip. Must Have Lips Cuff, $7.80, Forever21.com.

Give them lip. Must Have Lips Cuff, $7.80, Forever21.com.

 

 

When it comes down to it, what's in the shower seperates the girls from the women. Coco Mademoiselle Soap, $25, Chanel.com.

When it comes down to it, what’s in the shower separates the girls from the women. Coco Mademoiselle Soap, $25, Chanel.com.

 

My 10 Favorite Looks From Spring’s New York Fashion Week

17 Sep

With over 100 designer collections, it was hard for me to narrow down my favorites. But here they are. Let me know what you think!

 

This dress from Oscar De La Renta. Do I need to say more? The color is just perfection and you will definitely make an entrance with the graceful high-low hem. Now all you need is a cocktail.

This dress from Oscar De La Renta. Need I say more? The color is just perfection, the texture whispers “touch me”, and you will definitely make an entrance with the graceful high-low hem. Now all you need is a cocktail.

 

This Alice + Olivia look just proves you can wear denim with the most precious of things. Take this mint leather a-line skirt. This is ladylike meets L.A. casual.

This Alice + Olivia look just proves you can wear denim with the most precious of things. Take this mint leather a-line skirt. This is ladylike meets L.A. casual.

 

Varsity looks certainly do not look like they are taking a seat on the bleachers any time soon, at least according to Marc by Marc Jacobs. I certainly wouldn't wear these two together but this jacket is an easy daytime essential.

Varsity looks certainly do not look like they are taking a seat on the bleachers any time soon, at least according to Marc by Marc Jacobs. I certainly wouldn’t wear these two together but this jacket is an easy daytime essential for anyone who wants to add a bit of sportiness to their look.

I may have played with Jem dolls too much as a kid but I find something refreshingly girly about these shorts from Custo Barcelona. They can even be a clever replacement for a party dress. Just add a pretty camisole.

I may have played with Jem dolls too much as a kid but I find something refreshingly girly about this skirt from Custo Barcelona. This piece can even be a clever replacement for a party dress. Just add a pretty camisole.

 

This look from Tory Burch reminds me of the book "Valley of the Dolls." Now all you need is sex kitten hair and you can easily switch out the heels for a pair of Tory's amazing flats.

This look from Tory Burch reminds me of the book “Valley of the Dolls.” Now all you need is sex kitten hair and you can easily switch out the silver shoes for a pair of Tory’s classic ballet flats.

 

Joie and practically every other fashion designer embraced the bare midriff trend for the season. I like the Joie look because it just gives a glimpse of skin without trying too hard.

Joie and practically every other fashion designer embraced the bare midriff trend for the season. I like the Joie look because it just gives a glimpse of skin without trying too hard.

Misha Nonoo designed one of the most mindful dress collections this season. With her impeccable attention to detail and her reasonable price points, this label is bound for success.

Misha Nonoo designed one of the most mindful dress collections this season. With her impeccable attention to detail and her reasonable price points, this label is bound for success. Ironically, I am showing a skirt here, which I love because it somehow grazes over imperfections (kind of like Vaseline over a camera lens).

I'm a sucker for a great short and Kate Spade showed a few. This metallic one will make your tan look glorious.

I’m a sucker for a great short and Kate Spade showed a few. This metallic one will make your tan look amazing.

Listen to "Outrageous" by Britney Spears and then take inspiration from this Michael Kors look.

Listen to “Outrageous” by Britney Spears and then take inspiration from this Michael Kors look.

 

Be a Pink Lady and invest in this blazer. Since it's designed by Rag & Bone, you know the tailoring is going to be on-point,

Be a Pink Lady and invest in this blazer. Since it’s designed by Rag & Bone, you know the tailoring is going to be on-point.

 

 

 

Miami Vice

15 Aug

I just came back from being in South Beach for the first time and I must say that it exceeded my expectations. Miami is not just made up of crazy spring breaker types. It’s a beach city that has some of the most elegant and glamorous restaurants/hotels/shops that I’ve ever seen. Don’t believe me? Here are three of my picks amongst Miami’s finest:

The Ritz-Carlton

1 Lincoln Road

Dinner poolside at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

Dinner poolside at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

It might cost a kidney to stay here but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the Ritz.  The DiLido Beach Club is an amazing restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or if you just want an amazing meal for almost the same amount you would pay at any other trendy Miami Beach spot.  The service here cannot be matched. The staff is always attentive but never overbearing.  They even served me dessert on the house for my birthday. And their cocktails are absolutely amazing. If you love Daquiris or Pina Coladas, you must try “The Vice.” A must try if you are trying to get away from the touristy Lincoln crowd. You can even dive in the pool and they won’t even say anything ;)

Yuca

501 Lincoln Road

Plantain chips at Yuca.

Plantain chips at Yuca.

One of the things I was looking forward to do on my trip to Miami was to try have some authentic Cuban food. I was very lucky to visit during “Miami Spice” (Miami’s version of restaurant week) and Yuca had a exceptional dinner menu. If you love meat, you cannot pass this place up. Their pork is out of this world, the empanadas are a splendid starter and the margaritas are very strong, just the way they should be. This is a great place to have dinner right before heading upstairs, where on most Saturdays they have a D.J. or a band.

The Webster

1220 Collins Avenue

The Webster

The Webster

If you love Alaia, Chanel and Balenciaga, this boutique housed in a 20,000 square foot Art Deco building is a label whore’s dream. Quirky Charlotte Olympia clutches live amongst Maison Michel headpieces and Chanel jackets. Although everything is pretty much out of my price range, (with the exception of the signature Webster candles??), I had so much fun looking at everything. Also, the salespeople are very welcoming. To make things even more insanely stylish, they have a happy hour on their rooftop from 7-11PM.

10 Things You Should Bring on an Island Getaway

7 Aug

I am taking a hiatus from RGRS for 2 weeks to enjoy the rest of the summer! With that, I am leaving you with 10 things you should bring on a tropical vacation:

This Norma Kamali Swimsuit

This Normal Kamali swimsuit. Yes, it's $350 dollars but channeling the great Marilyn Monroe is priceless. Plunge Swimsuit, $350, Net-a-Porter

Yes, it’s $350 dollars but channeling the great Marilyn Monroe is priceless. Norma Kamali Plunge Swimsuit, $350, Net-a-Porter

Exotic Tanning Oil

Definitely still use sunscreen in warm climates but having a bottle of a tannning enhancer will upgrade you to jet-setter status. Sugar Baby Island Glow, $25, Onlinepharmacynz.com

Definitely still use sunscreen in warm climates but having a bottle of a tanning enhancer will upgrade you to jet-setter status. Sugar Baby Island Glow, $25, Onlinepharmacynz.com

Flat Sandals

A flat sandal or two will take you right through your trip. San Edelman "Gigi" Sandal, $44, Nordstrom.com

A flat sandal or two will take you right through your trip…… San Edelman “Gigi” Sandal, $44, Nordstrom.com

Sexy Evening Sandals

While these will take you through the nights. Phoebe Highlighter Lizard Heel, $138, Aliceandolivia.com

……while these will take you through the nights. Phoebe Highlighter Lizard Heel, $138, Aliceandolivia.com

Glam Waterproof Mascara

Make everyone believe you were born a beach goddess. BADgal Waterproof Mascara, $19, Benefitcosmetics.com

Make everyone believe you were born a beach goddess. BADgal Waterproof Mascara, $19, Benefitcosmetics.com

A Drop-Dead Gorgeous Maxi

A stunning maxi that you will warrant riding a horse on the beach. Shipwrecked Strapless Maxi Dress, $52, Threadsence.com

A stunning maxi that you will warrant riding a horse on the beach. Shipwrecked Strapless Maxi Dress, $52, Threadsence.com

Glamour Girl Shorts

These will definitely separate you from the touristy khaki crowd. Glammed Up Metallic Shorts, $20, Forever 21

These will definitely separate you from the touristy khaki crowd. Glammed Up Metallic Shorts, $20, Forever 21

Piles of Magazines For the Flight

It might seem odd but reading about amazing fall clothing on the way to the beach is quite comforting. Lucky Magazine, $3.99, the airport or train station

It might seem odd but reading about amazing fall clothing on the way to the beach is quite comforting. Lucky Magazine, $3.99, the airport or train station

A Fun Beach Tote

Leave the clunky bags at home. All you will need is a simple tote like this one. I'm Really a Mermaid Tote Bag, $15, Wildfoxcouture.com

Leave the clunky bags at home. All you will need is a simple tote like this one. I’m Really a Mermaid Tote Bag, $15, Wildfoxcouture.com

An Iphone to Use as Your Camera

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Preferably in this gorgeous case. Island Girl Iphone 5 Case, $43, Zazzle.com

Top 3 Lipsticks Every R.G. Needs in Her Arsenal

2 Aug

I’ll admit, I really do not wear lipstick often. Maybe it’s because I speak a lot and I have some irrational fear that it will get on my teeth. But even though it might not be a constant, I have a lipstick for every occasion and style. If you are still building your cosmetic wardrobe or simply just love make-up, take a look at my three have-to-have-them lipsticks:

The Perfect Red

This is the hardest lipstick to find. “This red has too much blue” and “this one has orange undertones” are excerpts of conversation that are all too familiar to any daunted shopper on the hunt for her red. Here’s the thing, your best friend’s red is not going to be your red. Also, she might swear by Lancome but Cover Girl might suit you just fine. Either way, try a few at a Sephora or a department store and then look at yourself in natural daylight. By the way, Chanel “Gabrielle”is my red and rumor has it that it’s many others as well.

Chanel "Gabrielle" Lipstick, $34, department stores

Chanel “Gabrielle” Lipstick, $34, department stores

A Semi-Frosty Pink

I’m not talking old lady frosty pink but something pretty for when you look tan or girly. The trick is to go with something without silver sparkle in it. That’s a deal breaker. Warmer tones are always more flattering and goof-proof. I think I have six tubes of Politely Pink from M.A.C. lying in different handbags.

"Politely Pink" Lipstick, $15, M.A.C. Cosmetics

“Politely Pink” Lipstick, $15, M.A.C. Cosmetics

A Go With Everything Nude

Nude lipsticks are like a good push-up bra; they make you look more…ahem…pronounced, all while playing a supportive role. You should think of nudes this way.  They compliment a smokey eye just perfectly but can also be mixed with any other lipstick or gloss. NARS Belle De Jour has enough color so you don’t look washed out.

"Belle de Jour" Lipstick, $26, NARS Cosmetics

“Belle de Jour” Lipstick, $26, NARS Cosmetics

Shopping Spree: August Edition!

1 Aug

Happy August! If you do not see many posts, it’s because I will be away for my birthday. Here are my picks for my favorite month of the year:

 

I know it's a bit early, but put this in the back of your mind for fall shopping. Then again, where it on cool August nights. Kellen Crop Army Zip Jacket, $597, Alice + Olivia

I know it’s a bit early, but put this in the back of your mind for fall shopping. Then again, a bit of bronze always looks hot in August. Kellen Crop Army Zip Jacket, $597, Alice + Olivia

 

READ: The cutest bikini in existence. Starry Days Anita Swimsuit, $162, Wildfox Couture

READ: The cutest bikini in existence. Starry Days Anita Swimsuit, $162, Wildfox Couture

 

For a moment, you might think you stepped back into 70's Havana with this spicy yet light scent. Under My Spell Noelle Toilette, $36, Benefit Cosmetics

For a moment, you might think you stepped back into 70’s Havana with this spicy yet light scent. Under My Spell Noelle Toilette, $36, Benefit Cosmetics

This bag will keep your summers fire hot forever. Saint Laurent Cabas Classique Y Tote, $2,695, Net-a-Porter

This bag will keep your summers fire hot forever. Saint Laurent Cabas Classique Y Tote, $2,695, Net-a-Porter

 

 

Always keep these on hand for guests. They make the best mixers. Blood Orange San Pellegrino, $9 for 12 pack, Soap.com

Always keep these on hand for guests. They make the best mixers. Blood Orange San Pellegrino, $9 for 12 pack, Soap.com

 

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