September 2018

Cruisewear: Holiday In the Sun

Cruise wear marks the start of one of our favorite times of year, cruising. With its distinct color palettes, eclectic patterns and relaxed silhouettes, we love the fashion just as much as the travel itself. And whether you find yourself sailing the Caribbean or the Mediterranean don’t say your Bon Voyages before grabbing and packing some of our favorite pieces, so you can cruise on full chic ahead!

Sisco + Berluti Celebrity Bracelet Stack, BUY NOW, $312
The Sisco + Berluti Selena Gomez celebrity bracelet stack is a great addition to your cruise wear wardrobe. By rocking different combinations of the tiger’s eye, wood, czech glass, turquoise, and bone bracelets, you can make endless combinations and travel light! The designing sisters began creating sets of bracelets each representative of a family member, which caught on like wild fire and can now be seen on the wrists of A-lister’s like Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry and Leighton Meester.

Theodora & Callum Purple Multi Ikat Escape Caftan, BUY NOW, $195
A put together look that travels from cabana to cocktails with a simple change of necklace is the Theodora & Callum Purple Multi Ikat Escape Caftan. We love the bohemian look and effortless feel of this silhouette, and the Ikat pattern is on trend for the upcoming warm season. The mixed purple and tan palette would look great with a pair of tan K.Jacques flats.

Cynthia Vincent Juno Espadrille Wedges, BUY NOW, $195
Nothing says cruise wear like a neutral hued chunky wedge, and Cynthia Vincent’s nubuck criss cross design is practical and chic. The espadrille bottom adds variety and dimension to the shoe, not to mention added comfort! These look great with everything from flowy dresses to white skinny jeans, both vacation essentials.

Buy CALYPSO’s Convertible Tote, $425

Buy CALYPSO’s Convertible Tote, $425

  • Stands apart from the style pack as a study in daytime slouch chic.
  • Removable messenger strap

Shop the Full Story: Chic and Casual Summer Clothes

White Hot Summer Fashion

When all you can think about in the summer heat is comfort and staying cool, white items are the go-to pieces that make a statement. And the best part about wearing a white ensemble? It’s a blank canvas, ready and waiting to be accessorized . Just make sure you’re wearing the correct undergarments to prevent that dreaded VPL!

Dresses:

Go elegant yet subtle with this Ani Lee Taryn Dress as seen on Jamie Chung of Hangover 2. The plunging neckline and short hem is sexy while the classic cut and simple style is perfect for day or evening. Pair it with minimal accessories so the white can really stand out.
Buy Now, $299

Cutouts with intricate detailing seem to be all the rage right now. The front of the Sparkle and Fade Cutout Bustier Dress looks prim and proper, or even business casual but the back is a pleasant surprise of flirty triangle cutouts.
Buy Now, $69

Maxi dresses are still an “it” item this season. Featuring a scoop neckline, racerback with macramé straps, the ASOS Macramé Back Beach Dress is trendy and super comfortable. Add a statement necklace and you’re good to go!
Buy Now, $60

Tops:

People say a black blazer is the ultimate closet staple. But a summer white one is just as crucial. Blazers in general are such timeless pieces that can dress up any outfit. Pair this Silence and Noise Boyfriend Blazer with a bright outfit and watch the heads turn. The clinched sleeves are also a cute, subtle touch.
Buy Now, $60-$80

Tired of plain white-tees? This Linen Lace-Up Tee from Calypso St. Barth is like a white-tee with a grungy feel. Love the lace-up neckline with antique brass grommets- great look with a pair of feathered earrings.
Buy Now, $85

Make a big statement with a big bow. This Derek Lam Sleeveless Blouse is sophisticated and fun – so versatile that you can wear it to work and straight to happy hour.
Buy Now, $550

Bottoms:

Denim is a classic, so why not try white denim this summer? These BDG Twill Ankle Cigarette Pants are super skinny and stylish. Just add a cute top and accessorize accordingly.
Buy Now, $49

Speaking of classics, white shorts are also a wardrobe must-have! These cuffed Helmut Lang Jacquard Facet Shorts will make your legs look miles long and it feature a tonal jacquard pattern that’s chic and subtle. A silk chiffon belt that buckles at the back is also attached.
Buy Now, $160

Accessories:

The Proenza Schouler (PS1) bag has become a celebrity “it” item ever since its debut. The sleek and clean look of the PS1 with it’s multiple pockets, top-handle and removable shoulder strap (great for functionality) has made it a must-have for celebs such as Reese Witherspoon, Vanessa Hudgens, and the Olsen twins.
Buy Now, $1,995

Michael Kors PU Chronograph Watch is polished, sleek, and sophisticated. This all-white timepiece reminds us of the Chanel watch sans the high price tag.
Buy Now, $195

A great piece of jewelry can be the key item to an entire outfit. Dress up any basic tee shirt or sun dress with this Kate Spade Fiorella Bib Necklace and voilà! Instant drama and glam.
Buy Now, $248

Look chic and protect your face from the sun with a cool pair of white shades. These oversized sunglasses by Roberto Cavalli feature round frames with a curved cut-out design to the temples, gold toned logo detailing on the arms and graduated tinted lenses. They will compliment any outfit, white or not!
Buy Now, $440

A big white hat is a great option especially in the summer heat, and perfect to protect your face from additional sun exposure. Achieve a playful look with this Floppy Summer Hat from American Apparel. You won’t even need any other accessories.
Buy Now, $38

Beach Bag Essentials

Every girl likes to be prepared and have everything she could possibly need in her bag at all times. This holds especially true in the summer when sun and sand are involved. A day at the beach requires a different but equally stocked bag. Here are this summer’s best products to stash in your beach bag:

The first thing you can’t forget to put in your beach bag is of course, sunscreen. Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch is an affordable and reliable choice as it’s lightweight but still offers significant protection. Plus, it isn’t greasy so you can use it on your body and face. But those aren’t the only places that need a little SPF. The delicate skin on your lips should always be protected. Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 is a favorite of ours because it is available in various glossy colors. The sun can also damage hair if it isn’t properly protected. Rene Furterer’s Okara Protect Color Radiance Enhancing Spray helps protect color-treated hair from fading while nourishing with Vitamin E.

A great hat, like this Hat Attack Raffia Medium Brim Floppy, is another way to protect your skin and hair from the sun. But just because you aren’t getting those sun-kissed cheeks the natural way doesn’t mean you can’t fake the rosy look with tarte’s natural cheek stain, which stays put better than a powder blush.

Cover-up in style with Calypso St. Barth’s Samantha Embroidered Tunic. It’s available in array of lovely colors, but it does run a tad small so order one size up.

It’s just as important to keep your skin and body hydrated as it is to protect it. Drinking a lot of water is great for your health but can be harmful to the environment if you use disposable plastic bottles. Take care of yourself and the planet with recycled and refillable EarthLust Stainless Steel Water Bottles in stylish designs. And when your face needs a cooling refresher, give yourself a spritz 2 Note Perfumery’s light face mist.

You can throw all these great products in this tote from Jonathan Adler. We love how you can choose your favorite print or your favorite destination!

Buy Now, Johnathan Adler Well-Traveled Beach Tote, $198
Buy Now, Rene Furterer Okara Protect Color Radiance Enhancing Spray, $26
Buy Now, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF55, $9.49
Buy Now, EarthLust Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $13.99
Buy Now, Kiehls Lip Balm SPF15, $8.50
Buy Now, Tarte Cheek Stain, $30

Girlfriend Fun Guide: New York City

New York City is our home and home to our flagship event, so it’s no wonder we’re so excited to share some of our favorite city establishments with all of you. Girls Night Out New York City is June 22-24, so be sure to get your tickets! Whether you’re coming in from out of town, or happen to call the tri-state area home, be sure to check out what we consider the city’s hottest haunts.

To Eat: The Meatball Shop, 84 Stanton Street, NY, NY (212) 982-8895

Why We  It:

The wait is usually pretty long (but so worth it!), and now that temps are rising, it’ll be much more comfortable to dilly dally while you wait!

Their homemade ice cream sandwiches allow you to mix and match their ice cream flavors with their cookies, resulting in absolute heaven. Now that summer is approaching, they’re pretty much a must-eat.

If waiting isn’t your thing, you can always get take-out and enjoy the deliciousness on the go!

To Relax: Ten Over Ten, 112 Reade Street, NY, NY (212) 406-1010

Why We  It:

This downtown nail salon feels like a relaxed apartment.

iPads are available for all manicure or pedicure clients so you can get things done and/or relax while you indulge.

Vintage décor enhances the ambiance of this chic yet low-key space.

To Shop: Green Depot, 222 Bowery NY, NY and other national locations (212) 226-0444

Why We  It:

They have a ton of outdoor and gardening supplies so that you can really utilize your green thumb this season.

Their tagline is “environmental building and living” so if you wish to get green in other areas, this is your place!

Even if you have nothing on your list, this is a great store to browse and gain inspiration for future projects.

To Shop: Calypso St. Barth, 13 locations in New York City and other national locations

Why We  It:

These oh-so-summery pieces totally channel the beach.

They currently have a diffusion line at Target for way reasonable prices!

Love the Bead Pom Pom Tunic ($225). It’s a little expensive, but so perfect for the seashore.

To Eat: Eataly, 200 5th Avenue, NY, NY (212) 229-2560

Why We  It:

This Italian Candyland is really quite indescribable. Part market, part restaurant(s), whole amazingness.

Though no official date has been confirmed, a rooftop beer garden is set to open any day now…which will be perfect come the warmer months!

Whether you’re looking to cook up an Italian feast at home, chow down on one or simply browse, don’t be surprised if you end up staying in Eataly for hours.

To Stay: Blue Moon, 100 Orchard Street, NY, NY (212) 533-9080

Why We  It:

Located on the Lower East Side in a 19th-century tenement, this hotel gives off a very unique vibe.

The space feels completely old-school with sleek and sophisticated modern touches like quaint balconies and terraces off many (generously spacious) guest rooms.

Complimentary continental breakfast is available every morning with delicious food, including bagels from famed Kossar’s.

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