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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

I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Jelly

8 Jul

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"Jealous" shoes, Stuart Weitzman, $195.

“Jealous” shoes, Stuart Weitzman, $195.

 

These new shoes from Stuart Weitzman brought me back to the days of camp and jelly shoes….1995 to be exact.

Can’t you just picture wearing these on the shores of Bermuda? I can. Jelly shoes are truly the most waterproof shoes on the planet, making them perfect for impromptu strolls on Caribbean islands or the local beach. The crystals add even more 90’s flavor. I’ll take both colors please!

Playing Footsies

1 Jun

Here are my current footwear obsessions. What shoes are you pining over?

 

Elvin Bootie, $85, Vince Camuto

These are sold out in black but the ox blood color looks so rich! Elvin Bootie, $85, Vince Camuto

These are the perfect shoes for summer when you don't want to wear sandals. Minnetonka Thunderbird 2, $40, Nordstrom

These are the perfect shoes for summer when you don’t want to wear sandals. Minnetonka Thunderbird 2, $40, Nordstrom

 

This would look great with a pastel dress or leather pants. Juliet Snake Wedge, $168, Alice + Olivia

This would look great with a pastel dress or leather pants. Juliet Snake Wedge, $168, Alice + Olivia

A clean, classic black sandal. K.Jacques Corvette Sandal, $285, Shopbop

A clean, classic black sandal. K.Jacques Corvette Sandal, $285, Shopbop

A little leopard never hurt anybody. Lillian Wedge, $298, J.Crew

A little leopard never hurt anybody. Lillian Wedge, $298, J.Crew

 

 

Travel Essential: The Converse Hi-Top

15 May

I always have my eye out for things to either wear or bring with me on an airplane. Last time I discussed the The Airy Tee, which is great for layering on your travels. Today I want to talk to you about my latest obsession; Converse Hi-Tops.

Ever since I was a kid I wore Converse. It’s kind of like a rite of passage for New Yorkers. After endless runs through airports in ballet flats, I’m into something new. Why not wear hi-tops to the airport with a nondescript black skinny jean and easy top? And why not try a gray hi-top? I love the red, green and orange ones that all of the off-duty models wear but somehow the gray has a crisp classic feel that looks more chic than street. No matter what color you choose, at $55, this a classic piece at a very affordable price.

What color hi-top would you wear? Would you do a hi-top at all?

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Inspiration Board

29 Apr

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The 2012 RGRS Gift Guide: Part 3

14 Dec

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Sisters can be really easy to shop for or next to impossible. Here are some of my picks:

She lives for shoes:

Christian Louboutin Book, $150, Netaporter.com

Christian Louboutin Book, $150, Netaporter.com

She’s in college and her dates every night have been college textbooks:

Coffee and Chocolate Deluxe Gift Box, $90.95, Starbucksstore.com

Coffee and Chocolate Deluxe Gift Box, $90.95, Starbucksstore.com

She loves watching old-school T.V. shows with you:

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Seasons 1 & 2, $25, Amazon.com

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Seasons 1 & 2, $25, Amazon.com

She’s obsessed with her Iphone:

Miu Miu Leather Iphone Sleeve, $150, Netaporter.com

Miu Miu Leather Iphone Sleeve, $150, Netaporter.com

She plans ahead:

Kate Spade 2013 Desk Calender, $30, Fredflare.com

Kate Spade 2013 Desk Calender, $30, Fredflare.com

She just moved to California:

Psychedelic Cushion, $130, Janconstantine.com

Psychedelic Cushion, $130, Janconstantine.com

She’s the ultimate glamour girl:

 

 

Vintage 2003 Dom Perignon, $175, Wallywine.com

Vintage 2003 Dom Perignon, $175, Wallywine.com

She dreams of owning her own Warhol:

NARS Flowers Eyeshadow Palette featuring art from Andy Warhol, $55, Sephora.com

NARS Flowers Eyeshadow Palette featuring art from Andy Warhol, $55, Sephora.com

She works out but she never said she enjoys it:

Running Sucks Jacket, $144, Wildfoxcouture.com

Running Sucks Jacket, $144, Wildfoxcouture.com

She just wants to get away from it all. Put a plane ticket in this for her:

Alice + Olivia Luggage for Neiman Marcus and Target, $179.99, Target.com

Alice + Olivia Luggage for Neiman Marcus and Target, $179.99, Target.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Top 5 Shoes to Invest in for Spring/Summer

2 Mar

There are many things in life you can skimp money on; mascara, t-shirts, even jeans. But one of my fashion rules that I stick by 98% of the time is to splurge on shoes.

Think about it: cheap shoes make your feet hurt which in turn make you cranky, give you blisters and can make your overall outfit look cheap. And who wants that? Here are my ultimate favorite shoes for spring/summer and why they will take you beyond the seasons:

1) Chloe Raffia Ballet Flats

Although I love a classic ballerina flat, this is an amazing twist on the wardrobe staple. First of all they are raffia, which basically coaxes you to book a flight to a warm destination (I’m thinking Italy when I look at these but let your imagination do the talking). But most importantly they are pink, tan and cream which resembles, you guessed it….Neapolitan ice cream! Anything that looks like ice cream is worth investing in. Now they are $600 dollars but if you wear them on every single vacation, they pay for themselves.

Chloe Rafia Ballet Flats, $595, Netaporter.com

2) Missoni Flat Espadrilles

Nothing says “jetsetter” like Missoni. And of course, espadrilles are a summer wardrobe necessity. If you always wanted a piece from Missoni but your budget never allowed it, you might want to consider these. The craftmanship is incredible.

Missoni Flat Espadrilles, $275, Shopbop.com

3) Yves Saint Laurent Leather and Stingray Sandals

I know these are super-expensive but I couldn’t resist including them. They are just so gorgeous. I absolutely love stingray. Not only is it unpredictable but it adds texture. Ans don’t even get me started on the crispness of white. Overall, my fantasy shoe for this summer.

Yves Saint Laurent Leather and Stingray Sandals, $995, Netaporter.com

4) Sam Edelman Gigi T-Strap Sandal

My favorite shoe for summer is a simple metallic t-strap. Metallic, whether gold, silver, rosegold or bronze will go with everything from shorts to a summer dress. I love these because they are only $65 and look just as pretty as K.Jacques.

Sam Edelman Gigi T-Strap Sandal, $65, Shopbop.com

5) Minnetonka Moccasins

How can you not love these?

Minnetonka Moccasin, $40-$60, Minnetonka.com

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