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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

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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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