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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.

 

 

 

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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

Part 2: African Safari Cheet Sheet

15 Mar
Part 2: African Safari Cheet Sheet

Michael michael kors dress
$110 – theoutnet.com

Tod s tods sneaker
$390 – farfetch.com

Ray Ban ray ban eyewear
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Some people were curious as to what you would wear on a safari. I researched and here are my picks and why:
1) Michael Kors Crepe Dress: Safaris can get very warm and uncomfortable, since you are in an open car for a long period of time. I would probably do a dress, since I’m more of a dress girl and I never mind the heat as much. You can also do khaki cargoes (Ralph Lauren always makes a cute pair) with a 3/4 sleeve khaki cotton shirt. The reason for so much khaki? You want to blend into the animal’s natural surroundings. You can also do olive green and sludgy brown colors but whatever you do, avoid bright colors unless you want to be somebody’s lunch.
2) Tan and White Tods Sneaker: Sandals are not recommended for safaris because chances are they might slip off and/or you will get lots of bug bites. I chose the Tods sneaker because it’s quiet luxury at it’s best and the colors are very subtle. Plus, these are way cuter than some other close-toed shoes I’ve seen for safaris.
3) Ray Bans: Sand can get into your eyes rather easily on a safari and can cause discomfort that will distract you during your journey. Take my advice: try to wear these as much as possible, especially if you wear contacts. And skip the mascara.
4) Tan Cotton Head Scarf: The cotton absorbs perspiration and the scarf keeps hair out of your face. Or you can do a cute ponytail. Either way, leave your Hermes silk scarf at home.
5) Hermes Blanket: Lots of people say that it can get pretty chilly at night time, so when relaxing in your room, throw this on for extra comfort.
6) L’oreal Sublime Self-Tanner: It’s much more flattering to be tan while wearing shorts and earth tones your entire trip. Self-tan a few days before you go to Africa.
7) Chanel Lip Balm: Since you won’t be wearing much make-up, at least splurge on the lip balm. This one has a beautiful consistency and will protect your lips from nature’s harsh elements.
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