April 2014

Ask Melissa: Fashion and Beauty Essentials for the Hampton Classic

I am visiting friends in the Hamptons and they are taking me to the Hampton Classic. What are your suggestions of what to wear there?

As an equestrian, I am in awe of the elegance and beauty of horses and their riders while watching the Grand Prix from the stands at the Hampton Classic. Being a spectator there can be a social sport so it’s best to look effortlessly chic. Here are my Hampton Classic essentials to spend your last breezy days of summer with style!

Beauty:

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid Extreme
The best sunscreen for under make-up, water resistant, absorbs quickly and not greasy. Excellent protection from harmful rays!
Buy Now, La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid Extreme SPF 60, $22.11

Tarte Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
I never leave home without a little bronzer! This one goes on evenly, stays put and looks very natural for daytime–love the matte formula.
Buy Now, Tarte Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess, $29

Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
Fresh is one of my go-to brands for everything from it’s famous body scrub to cosmetics.  This lip balm provides a hint of color as well as sun protection.
Buy Now, Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15, $22.50

Nars The Multiple in Orgasm
This cream blush comes in a stick in a universally flattering shade! It’s the perfect solution for a no-fuss make-up routine as it can be used on eyes and lips too!
Buy Now, Nars The Multiple in Orgasm, $35

Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Zaire or Tanzania

Sue Devitt is one of my all time favorite make-up lines! I’m a huge fan of these gorgeous water resistant eyeliner shades. They glide on, last all day long and are sure to withstand the sun.
Buy Now, Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Zaire, $22

Buy Now, Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Tanzania, $22

Fashion:

Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent Mayan Flutter Caftan
I purchased this dress at Intermix in Southampton and it has quickly become one of my favorites. Katie Lee told me she has the same one!
Buy Now, Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent Mayan Flutter Caftan, $250.75

K Jacques St Tropez Diapason metallic leather wedge sandals
I seem to buy a new pair every season. They are extremely comfortable and never go out of style!
Buy Now, K Jacques St Tropez Diapason Metallic Leather Wedge Sandals, $290

Salt. Caden in Burlywood
I have been obsessed with my oversized sunglasses all summer long. These quality frames are stylish and protect your eyes from the harmful rays of sun.
Buy Now, Salt. Caden Sunglasses in Burlywood, $400

Hat Attack Classic Panama Fedora

I am really into fedoras this summer! I bought this one, with a dusty pink band around it, at Big Drop in East Hampton.
Buy Now, Hat Attack Classic Panama Fedora, $84

Alexander Wang Donna Washed Hobo
I love the zipper details of this relaxed, super soft leather hobo. Blush is the perfect color!
Buy Now, Alexander Wang Donna Washed Hobo, $795

Creel Mack Hipsters
If you’re more of a minimalist and like to go hands free, Creel Mack makes a great line of “hipsters” for you to stash your essentials. Love the Pucci-esque belt of the Hamptons Hipster!
Buy Now, Creel Mack Hipsters, $325

Hermes Arceau GM Watch (natural)
I am wearing watches with large round faces these days. This one by Hermes is a favorite of mine and of course is perfect for any equestrian outing!
Buy Now, Hermes Arceau GM Watch (natural), $2,575

View the Hampton Classic schedule here.