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Sunset Beach

In Hamptons, On Sydney on July 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Dress: Alice & Olivia, Sweater: J.Crew, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: LF, Sunglasses: Chanel, Necklace: Danielle Stevens, Ring: Frangos

I went to Sunset Beach for dinner last night to celebrate my mom’s birthday.

I haven’t been there in years, and it felt great to be back. The relaxed yet super cool environment, savory food, oldie selections of music, familiar and new faces, mini doses of window shopping, and just being with my family made the night special.

The island has a beachy and relaxed vibe, but I still wanted to be dressed up since it was a special occasion. However, this is somewhat a preppy outfit, a word that I never associate myself with. Ever

I opted for my LGD (little gold dress), which is a summer favorite since it can be dressed up with pumps and lots of jewelry or down with wedges, a cardigan in a bright color (I chose fire engine red), and sunglasses.

…and yes, we did catch the sunset towards dessert!

with style,

S

Sydney’s Hamptons Snapshots

In Hamptons, On Sydney on July 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Top: Vintage, Shorts: Otis & Maclain, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Eliza Gray, Sunglasses: Emporio Armani

I’m back in the city after a busy but fun weekend in the Hamptons. There was a lot going on out East, like make-your-own Havaianas event at Blue & Cream, The Daily Dan‘s Chic of the Week party at Calyspo, Dan’s Taste of Two Forks event, and The Parish Museum’s Midsummer Party, just to name a few. In between my whereabouts, I had some time to make a few stops at some of my favorite stores, giving you some of my favorite weekend snapshots from the likes of Blue & Cream, Big Drop, Cita Nuova, Elie Tahari, and one of my evening outfits.

Lots of sunshine, bright colors, accessories galore, sparkles, and fun.

with style,

S

Party Time! Dani Stahl & The Daily Dan

In Hamptons, Interview/Personal Appearance, On Sydney on July 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Shirt and skirt: Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses: Velvet Eyewear, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Handbag: Balenciaga

This week was quite the busy one, so I’m definitely craving the weekend.

One highlight was meeting fashion stylist, TV personality, and NYLON Editor-at-Large Dani Stahl at a private DIY denim event at the Gap on 85th and 3rd in NYC. Guests brought in a pair of old jeans to get Dani-fied, transforming them into a custom cut-off creation by Dani–who doesn’t need an extra pair of shorts in the summer?

That’s not all. Guests also enjoyed a candy bar of sour candies and licorice from Sweet City Candy, and music by DJ Techture. If you missed the fun, no worries, because Dani will be hosting a second cut-off event on Thursday, July 19th from 6-8pm at Gap at Lincoln Center. Do stop by!

Here’s some more party hopping for you! And this time, out in the Hamptons. The Daily Dan (joint venture between The Daily Front Row and Dan’s Papers) has teamed up with Calypso for a “Chic of the Week” party. Come join me and The Daily Dan team for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided by ultra delish beau marchais from 5-7 (more details above).

The best part? The Daily‘s editors will select the best dressed attendee and feature her in an upcoming issue of the magazine! RSVP and come!

Keep an eye out for some of my favorite Calypso pieces while nibbling and mingling!

with style,

S

Theodora & Callum Takes East Hampton

In Hamptons, Theodora & Callum on May 30, 2012 at 4:34 PM

One of my favorite accessory brands, Theodora & Callum, has opened their first store in East Hampton.

Joining the block of cool and trendy brands alike, such as Jennifer Miller, Theodora & Callum will be your go-to hub for kaftans, scarves, espadrilles, and tribal jewelry galore. Fashion fact: the shoes are manufactured by Stuart Weitzman.

The line is designed by Stefani Greenfield and launched with business partner Desiree Gruber, the fashionable and successful duo. Fashionistas will be able to shop every exotic print, style, and color combo imaginable in this rustic-chic store.

What I love most about Theodora & Callum is that every piece of merchandise is versatile: you can transform the espadrille from beach-chic to city-chic, use a scarf as a coverup for the beach and pool, and wear the jewelry for both casual and dressy ensembles.

So with the endless options, are you ready to be the ultimate beach babe this summer?

Then start with Theodora & Callum’s effortless and ageless merchandise–you won’t want to miss out!

with style,

S

Sam Edelman’s Memorial Day Weekend Event

In Hamptons, Sam Edelman on May 27, 2012 at 9:20 AM

You know it’s in-season dans le Hamptons when stores along Main Street are hosting events one after the other. Sam Edelman celebrated the re-opening of his popup store in East Hampton with a shopping event yesterday afternoon; and, guess what? It continues today from 3-6 PM, located at 46 Main Street. Didn’t expect the sunny, warm temperatures? Forget your pair of heels? Go on over and pick out a pair of Gigis (or 2 for that matter) for daytime and a bold Lorissa (I’m loving the rose gold hue) for night.

While you shop, enjoy the perks of the event: a live DJ, Sam Edelman water bottles and sparkling pink lemonade and cookie pops that are Sam-ified with Sam shoes and bright glitter. Also, make sure to check out the new collection of handbags. Happy shopping!

 with style,

S

Sydney’s Hamptons Bedroom Touches

In Decor, Hamptons on May 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM

street art

summer vacation souvenirs

embellished pillows

my homemade audrey hepburn collage

a chic take on an old school game

scrumptious scents

Being back in the Hamptons feels like paradise.

The whiff of fresh air, traffic going from town to town, and comfort of my home are some of what I’ve missed (although I’m sure I’ll stop missing the traffic very, very soon).

Memorial Day weekend is not only the start to my busy summer calendar, but it’s also the time when I get my home organized for the season. The little touches are what make a home complete, and I like to incorporate quite a few in my abode’s bedroom: chic art (you can find great pieces at the vendors in front of The Metropolitan Museum of Art), decorative items from my travels, embellished throw pillows for bedding glamour, a fun and colorful game of tic-tac-toe, and an array of scents (perfume and hair products) for a cool tabletop look and of course usage.

These little touches add a freshness and something to look forward to when returning to my second home every season.

I always keep an eye out for more, whether at an antique show, a boutique, or even a a pharmacy.

Remember, when shopping, expect the unexpected.

What are some of your favorite decorative touches in your bedroom?

with style,

S

Friday Favorites

In Accessories, Beauty, Clothing, Hamptons, Sam Edelman, Shoes, Theodora & Callum on May 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Sam Edelman’s Gwyneth

Essie’s summer hues

Sofia Vergara in Theodora & Callum

Kate Spade hoop earrings

Velvet Eyewear shades

Trina Turk for Banana Republic

Today marks my first busy Hamptons weekend of the season. You know it’s the start to a great Memorial Day weekend when the Jitney line is not only full of people, but designer totes galore and Hamptonite doggies attempting to escape their carriers.

I’m so ready to bring my Miami and Palm Beach wardrobe back to the East End, in addition to some fun new pieces that I’ve picked up throughout my shopping adventures. Longchamp and Prada totes, get ready.

Until my Hamptons coverage begins, indulge in my Friday Favorites: a classic Sam Edelman sandal with a twist, bright Essie nail polish hues (Lights is my favorite) for colorful fingernails and toenails, a Theodora & Callum scarf to keep warm while traveling, a bold Kate Spade hoop earring for a pop of color, Velvet Eyewear cat eye sunnies, and Trina Turk for Banana Republic ensembles (coming soon!) for just being girly, summery, and cool.

I’d love to hear, how are you spending Memorial Day weekend?

Comment!

with style,

S

Traveling To The Hamptons In Style

In Hamptons on May 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM

It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend fun begins tomorrow. It feels like it was just yesterday when I was picking up an apricot scone at Tates, hopping from one party to another, sipping on iced cappuccinos at Sant Ambroeus while reading The Daily Dan, shopping at my favorite stores like Norahs and Tenet, hurrying for a chair at the beach, and of course riding the Jitney (plus much more). I expect to be stuck in plenty of traffic on route 27 when I head out east on Friday afternoon, but this year the Jitney has teamed up with Henri Bendel to make our trip more glam. (photo)

Starting this weekend until July 20, all of the Friday afternoon Jitney buses will be “Bendelized” with a Bendels gift bag for each haute rider. Think chic swag including beauty samples, a HB fragrance, a summer catalogue, and a splurge card that offers an exciting 20% off purchases at the store.

Make sure to hop on at 40th and Lexington; this is where paradise begins. Below are some of my favorite things that keep me occupied on the Jitney.

iPad for Temple Run, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and emails

A light read…until I get nauseous

Sex and the City re-runs via macbook

Easy snack

with style,

S

Goodbye Summer Denims

In Clothing, Hamptons on September 2, 2011 at 5:43 PM

It feels like summer started just yesterday: the relief of finally being able to wear sandals instead of boots, your first bikini-wear of the season, and the warm sun (which unfortunately dries out our hair) that marks its presence by allowing us to wear suntan revealing dresses.  The reality is that we’re in September, the first month of fall, and this Labor Day weekend is our last to show off our favorite summery pieces, white jeans and accessories before putting them away to hibernate as fall and winter await (but of course bringing them out for cruise season).

I’m in the Hamptons, and it feels rather drab.  I know it’s not Saturday, the height of the weekend, but Labor Day is supposed to be the second busiest weekend after the 4th of July.  Maybe this was just in town today (as I didn’t make way to Coopers beach), but I have to say hurricane Irene really made its mark on Southampton’s territory.  Trees have fallen to the grown, people are still experiencing power outages, and tree pickup trucks and Con Edison trucks are spotted every which way you look.

And while I’m supposed to enjoy my closet full of summer for just a few more days, all I want to look at is fall, fall, fall!  Maybe because Fashion Week is next week? (gasp!)  Or because it’s 58 degrees out?  For whatever reason it may be, all I wanted to do today was browse some of my favorite stores in town like Intermix and Norahs for fall pieces.  What’s one of my fall must-haves?  A pair of 511 J Brand corduroy skinny jeans.

I’m obsessed with these fall J Brand cords because they are colorful yet warm for the upcoming cooler months.  The cords come in many colors, but I have 3 favorites: black forest, aubergine, and bright royal.  I’m going to purchase the black forest cords because I love a great deep green for fall paired with a simple black v-neck, a leather jacket, leather boots, and a large tote.  Which color are you loving for fall?  Comment!

Last Saturday Night…In The Hamptons

In Hamptons on August 24, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Just in case you missed what was going on in the Hamptons last Saturday, here’s one event to make note of: the first annual “Save The Great American Wildlife”, which is known as the Grizzly Bear fundraiser to benefit the Endangered Species Coalition.  Hosted by fashionista Denise Wohl, her daughter Arden Wohl, and Tom Sachs, you know this ought to be a fab Hampton event. (in photo: Arden Wohl, Tom Sachs, Denise Wohl)

The fundraiser was held at a converted barn, which opened into a small vineyard, creating an intimate gathering.  No Hampton event is complete without great entertainment, so noteworthy attendees listened to special musical guests, the Misshapes.

I always love the creative and noteworthy touches found at events, and it’s even better when they raise awareness.  Sachs created a special limited edition print featuring a grizzly bear and her cub to help bring awareness to the important work of the ESC and wildlife.  Arden fashioned the top at the event for part of the evening, and looked adorable in it.

Which Hamptonites went to see and be scene?  Johan Lindeberg, Yigal Azrouel, Derek Blasberg, Hilary Rhoda, Sean Avery, Waris Ahluwalia, Stella and Lola Schanbel, Monique Pean, and Cecilia Dean (among others).  Below are some great pictures of the attendees: -Ahluwalia, Lindeberg- Azrouel- Avery, Rhoda, Blasberg- and Pean.


(photos: BFA Agency)

Hampton Sparkle

In Hamptons on August 7, 2011 at 12:12 PM

It’s raining in the Hamptons today; not just a little drizzle, but pouring down rain.  It’s the perfect day for just hanging out at home in comfy clothes with a fun movie like Sex and the City or a great book (I’m in the middle of Pride and Prejudice).

I’m sitting on top of my bed in blue Juicy Couture terrycloth shorts and a black Calypso blouse, listening to oldies on 102.5 (one of my favorite radio stations out here), waiting for my friends from Israel to arrive, who are spending the day here.  I feel so bad that it’s raining!  But my mom is making a great lunch, which includes poached salmon with cucumber dill sauce, chopped salad, a melon platter, coffee cake, and a variety of drinks like sweet green ice tea, fresh squeezed orange juice, sparkling water infused with lemons and limes, and regular water infused with cucumbers and mint.

Although it wasn’t particularly nice out yesterday, at least it wasn’t raining.  After spending my day in town, I came home for a quick change and headed out to East Hampton.  There was a trunk show at London Jewelers that I attend every year, and not only does the show include jewelry, but clothes and accessories as well.  Not to mention the great variety of nibble food.

I only had a few bites at London Jewelers since I knew I would be going out for dinner afterwards.  I went to Rugosa, a restaurant I pass all the time on route 27 but never go to because when I go to East Hampton I always want to go to Georgica or The Palm.  However, this was honestly the best meal I’ve had all summer in the Hamptons.  From the peach and mint sparkling drink, warm olive bread, dried blueberry and mixed green salad, to the baby roasted chicken with grilled vegetables, I was perfectly satisfied.  Although not a scene-y restaurant, the rustic environment made it enjoyable to dine in.

Since it was semi gross out, I didn’t want to wear a dress, so I decided to go half dressy half casual.  I paired my final item that I bought at Super Saturday last weekend -a nude Haute Hippie blouse embellished with beads in gold and silver on the v-neck line and waist- with my J Brand skinny jeans (I rolled them up for a cuffed look), my nude Louboutin platform pumps, my rose-gold Balenciaga beige and rose-gold purse, and a few bangles.

Sale’ing For Gryphon

In Clothing, Hamptons on August 6, 2011 at 5:02 PM

I can’t believe it’s the first weekend of August; the last month of summer.  I say this every year, but summer really has flown by.  August is always the month when I appreciate summer most because I know September, the month where reality begins, is close; too close for comfort.

I have already noticed the majority of fall taking over stores, bright colors and light pieces little in sight.  The only place where I’ve found some great clothes to end the season with is on the sale racks.  No girl can complain about a great sale, but I would really like to not look at fur coats, heavy boots, and corduroy pants for just a little longer, every time I walk down Madison Avenue, and now even in some stores in the Hamptons.

What to do to get your mind off of fall fashion?  Go buy yourself a great sale item that will look fun and colorful for the end of summer, yet will transition well into the early months of fall.  I did just that today.  It was warm out yet quite overcast in Southampton, so I didn’t really feel like going to the beach.  Instead, I spent my day in town, meeting up with friends for lunch, browsing my usual stores, and going to some appointments.

I found the perfect dress at Tenet.  It’s Gryphon’s tiger dress, perfect for August with a bright fun sandal, and great for fall with some sheer black tights and black booties.  The dress is in bright blue and black with red and tonal rope-like trim; I especially like the two pockets on the sides, giving it a playful touch.  Gryphon, without a doubt, is a brand that pays lots of attention to detail.

The dress was on sale: originally sold for $320, I got it for just $90.  It was rather long (by the knees), so I took it to my tailor right after to get it shortened.  I’ll never forget the wise words that Tinsley Mortimer said during her Style Solutions interview; you must have a great tailor.

This Gryphon frock is so carefree, and I can’t wait to play with some fun accessories to pair with it.

So Zoe

In Hamptons, In The Pages on August 5, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Rachel Zoe not only turns celebs into fashion icons with her impeccable styling skills, but she too is a fashion icon herself.  My admiration for Zoe started when she was a stylist for Nicole Richie.  Since then, she has turned the fashion industry upside-down, and believe me, in a good way.

Zoe stars in her reality show on Bravo, The Rachel Zoe Project, which is one of my favorite fall series because it highlights her life, and what it’s like to work in the fashion biz.  And what better timing for its fourth season to premier than the week of Spring Fashion Week?

Zoe just came out with her own line called The Rachel Zoe Collection, featuring a fabulous fur and leather jacket, a ruffled maxi gown, a collar cape jacket, flare and skinny jeans, and shift dresses; just to name a few.  I’ve already seen the collection in a few stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, and love just about every piece.

More exciting news regarding Zoe?  Yes!  Add lipstick to her long line of success; she is the brand ambassador of new lipstick brand Exude.  This is not your typical old-school looking lipstick, but one that has a clear/crystal applicator bullet to release a single-dot of elastic gel color by just twisting the tube; this leads to perfect lips.  Although cosmetic industry pros Diane Breidenbach and Laurence Mille created the technology behind the line, it was Zoe who styled the modern, sleek, and chic white tube packaging.  The color options are endless, and you can browse them all on the website.  My fave? Rosy Brown.

I just got out to the Hamptons via Jitney, and picked up my Hamptons Magazine.  There was Zoe on the cover, looking maybe not so effortlessly chic, but definitely high-end glamour girl; perfectly ok with me.  I just read her interview (questions asked by polo hottie and model Nacho Figueras) with my dinner, all grilled on the bbq (delish.), and really enjoyed it.  I especially loved looking at her different photo-shoot outfits which she styled.

Keep an eye out, because Rachel Zoe continues to shine.

Sydney Meets Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb

In Celebrities, Hamptons, Interview/Personal Appearance on August 2, 2011 at 6:09 PM

This past weekend was definitely one of the busiest of this summer in the Hamptons.  There was Super Saturday, Polo, Russell Simmons’ Art For Life Benefit, and a special personal appearance(s); just to name a few.  Who made the personal appearance?  Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.

On Saturday, from 3-4pm, Kathie and Hoda had a book signing outside Jennifer Miller‘s  Southampton store (my favorite place to shop for the best selection of jewelry, and now hostess gifts).  It was 3:30pm, and I was just pulling out of Nova’s Ark Project where Super Saturday was held.  Luckily route 27 wasn’t as much of a traffic jam going back towards Southampton, so I made it last minute, but still had time to meet the duo.

Kathie and Hoda both have books out. Kathie’s is The Legend of Messy M’Cheany, and Hoda’s is Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee. 

At the time, I was with my mom, family friend, and brother, so I thought it would be cute to get my brother Kathie’s book.  Kathie was so sweet, and not only signed my brother’s book, but took a picture with us, and Hoda, for Style Solutions.

I’ve never been a huge talk show watcher, mainly because I’m usually not home in the mornings.  But when I do get a chance to watch one, it’s either Kathie and Hoda’s segment on the fourth hour of Today, or LIVE! with Regis & Kelly.

I’ve always adored Kathie and Hoda on TV because they always come off as so fun, real, and noticeably enjoy each others company.  This was even more noticeable when meeting them in person.

Sizzlin’ In Zimmerman

In Hamptons, Swim on August 1, 2011 at 6:13 PM

After a busy Friday and Saturday in the Hamptons, I feel like I always have Sunday to look forward to.  It’s my day to just let loose, pull back my hair, go makeup-less (with the exception of some mascara), and relax.  As long as Sundays are sunny, I’m always found at the beach in the summer.

Coopers Beach is my favorite beach in the world, and there’s nothing like renting the comfortable beach chairs and umbrellas (and then having them set up by the cute rental guys), enjoying the view of the gorgeous ocean (and lifeguards), while listening to some great music.  I find myself most relaxed at the beach because it’s my time to do the little things I love like reading the gossip magazines or a fun read, calling an old friend, doodling in a notepad, or better yet, taking a catnap, which really only lasts for about 10 minutes, the equivalence of about three Adele songs, which are my “lullaby”, put together.

Whether I’m taking a jog on the beach, hanging with friends on the beach, or sleeping on the beach, I love to put on a great swimsuit.  I always say how it’s never an easy task to find a bathing suit that is my style and still makes me feel like it’s flattering to my body.  At Super Saturday, I made the smartest bathing suit purchase without doing all the right things, like actually trying on the bathing suit.  That’s really the only thing I don’t like about Super Saturday: there are no dressing rooms.

So I purchased a Zimmerman bathing suit at the event, which made me so excited because Zimmerman is my favorite bathing suit line, though the line is usually rather pricey.  I popped into the LA store and saw an adorable suit, but just didn’t even bother because I don’t like spending a ton of money on a suit since I like to have many options.  However, I found the same one at Super Saturday, and got it for $90!

It is a multicolored one-piece (it kind of looks like an under the sea print) that is the most comfortable bathing suit I own.  I’m not a big one-piece type of girl, but this suit is perfect and isn’t like the rest that I have.  The way the boob-cups are designed gives you an extra push up, and the back of the suit looks as if you’re wearing a bikini due to the sexy cut outs.

Because there are so many colors in the suit’s print -black, blue, orange, purple, and yellow- you can accessorize with many colors.  I went simple though with a blue beach bag, blue Havaianas, a silver necklace and bangle, and my Chanel white shades.

I’m obsessed with Zimmerman. If you’re in need of a suit, definitely try out a Zimmerman piece,  and if you find one on sale, go for it, because they’re hard to find!

Big, Bold, and Purple

In Hamptons on July 31, 2011 at 5:34 PM

What a beautiful weekend!  Even though Friday started out with some rain and overcast skies, yesterday and today have been absolutely amazing.  I’ve gone to Super Saturday for 5 or 6 years now, some years being so hot that it felt impossible to walk around.  Luckily it was manageable this year (maybe I felt this way because my brother brought a portable fan) since the coveted goodie bag was heavier than ever, so I needed the strength.

At the end of each Super Saturday, attendees leave with goodie bags that are so large and filled to the max that it’s almost hard to imagine.  Tons of designers, companies, and more donate endless amounts of items to these goodie bags, making them the most well known out in the Hamptons.  I’m actually one of the donors as I donate my Color My Destiny skincare products to the kid’s goodie bag.

There is a kid bag and an adult bag.  Some of my favorite items in the adult bag are the endless amount of munchies (pop chips, new tic-tacs, gum, San Ambrose cookies, etc), great beauty products (skincare, nail polish, makeup, sunscreen, etc), workout videos, t-shirts, and so much more.  But my favorite item this year was the amazing Amrita Singh earrings that scream me, and are super chic.

Big, bold, purple, and beautiful, these earrings are my new favorite piece of jewelry.  One, because they are so extravagant and fun (perfect when in need of a pop of color, or just sparkle), and two because purple is my favorite color.

I decided to wear them last night to Southampton Social Club for dinner.  I paired these statement-makers with a new brown and black animal print sleeveless maxi dress.  I bought the dress at Kitson, and am obsessed with it because it’s slenderizing and fits well.  The back is like a typical maxi, but then in the front it looks like a short dress, creating a dramatic effect.  For accessories, I wore a Balenciaga clutch in metallic silver and gold (with some black), and black Louboutin wedges.

I’m getting ready to head back to New York now, and am looking forward to not schlepping the goodie bag from Super Saturday…it will be here right when I return on Friday.

Sydney Attends Super Saturday 14 (and meets Rachel Zoe)

In Hamptons, Interview/Personal Appearance on July 30, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Taking a break from LA posts for the weekend, today is all about Super Saturday in the Hamptons.  Super Saturday is my favorite charity event of the season because it is all about shopping.  The event is run by The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, which holds this event annually (this is the 14th year).  Known as the Hamptons’ biggest garage sale, Super Saturday is the event to go to for killer deals on the brands that you love: Jimmy Choo, Lisa Perry, Haute Hippie, Helmut Lang, Yumi Kim, Zimmerman, Nicole Miller, and many more (there are over 200).

This year’s event was hosted by Donna Karan, Emma Roberts, Ariel Foxman, Kelly Ripa, and InStyle.  Noteworthy attendees included Rachel Zoe, Abigail Breslin, Isaac Mizrahi, Star Jones, Katie Lee, La La Anthony, Beth Stern, Shoshanna Gruss, Kelly Rutherford, Gina Glickman, and Lisa Rinna.  In addition to the amazing shopping booths, there are lots of interactive activities, spa treatments, games, rides, fortune tellers, and more.  The event has something for everyone.

As I was browsing through the racks of Helmut Lang, I turned to my right and noticed who was browsing the same pieces as me: Rachel Zoe.  Some get excited to meet celebs, others get excited to meet political leaders; I get excited to meet Rachel Zoe.  Sweet, stunning, and fashionable, Rachel had her own booth of pieces that she handpicked.  Zoe fashioned a to-die-for white floral maxi dress with a red, white, and grey beaded long necklace, and oversized burgundy shades.  Bananas. (in photo: stylist and star of the Rachel Zoe Project, Rachel Zoe & Sydney Sadick)

Here’s what I wore.  Head-to-know (well, basically) in pieces from Kitson, I fashioned a white maxi skirt, a hot pink cropped sleeveless blouse with light pink flowers going through it, a link chain necklace in different beads (love), and a rose-gold tote, Chanel sunglasses, and gold cork Jack Rogers (which were not from Kitson).

I got my carnival spirit on when sticking my head into a card board hole to dress as a clown; not so fashionable, but my friends and family definitely got a big laugh over it.

Super Saturday was so much fun, and I can’t wait to show you my great purchases, each one on a budget.  Enjoy this gorgeous evening!

ArtMrkt Graces Bridgehampton

In Hamptons on July 18, 2011 at 10:34 PM

On Saturday, I indulged at the ArtMrkt show in Bridgehampton; the playground for the eyes.  Bright colors, life-sized summer treats, and abstract shapes are some of what Hamptonites gathered to see. Tres chic. Large tents full of beautiful works of art (and lots of air-conditioning) made for a perfect Saturday afternoon.  Scroll below, and view the beauty of my favorites yourself.

After re-visiting these photos today, only a few days later from viewing them in person, I can’t quite help but appreciate the weather in the Hamptons, as this manic-Monday felt almost unbreathable.  My day was full of work, work, and work, but my evening was rather relaxing since I went out to dinner with my cousin.  There’s nothing like some good old family time.

Tomorrow is the start to getting ready for California…my trip that is  just three days away!

Weekend Recap

In Hamptons on July 17, 2011 at 5:58 PM

So, the end of the weekend has already come.  This Sunday-goodbye is going to be even harder than most weekends because I won’t be here next weekend.  Thursday is the beginning of my West Coast weekend!  I’m so excited for L.A and San Francisco, but on the other hand, I hate to miss a weekend in the Hamptons.  Here’s a recap of my weekend whereabouts.

On Friday, I arrived in Southampton (the Jitney ride wasn’t great, but not as bad as last weekend) early in the evening, allowing a quick stop to the supermarket for some fruit and other munchies for the weekend.  I was invited to Blue & Cream’s Mid-Summer Night Party at Georgica, featuring sounds by Samantha Ronson and DJROSSONE.  This started sometime after 11:00, so I met my friend there for dinner first.  The music was amazing, and the attendees were lively and fun as always.

Even though I didn’t get home until very late Friday night, I still got up on the earlier side on Saturday.  Breakfast in town at the Golden Pear, walking around with a girl friend, and then off to Bridgehampton.  I went to Bridgehampton for the ArtMrkt show which featured amazing works, some of which I fell completely in love with.  I will show you all of my favorites tomorrow.  Next came walking around in Bridgehampton town, browsing 25 Park, Yigal Azrouel, a vintage store, etc.  A little while after, I went to a Ferrari Rally at an estate.  I’ve never seen more Ferraris in my entire life!  One after another.

When finally making it back to Southampton, I quickly changed for dinner at Trata.  I wanted to wear my cranberry Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent romper.  I wore it a few weeks ago with bright blue Louboutins and a white purse.  This time, I accessorized it differently.  I wore nude Louboutins, and a green Tory Burch clutch.

Today was definitely the most relaxing of the weekend since I spent it at Coopers Beach with my light read, iPod, and frozen coffee drink.  It was absolutely beautiful out; the sun not too hot, but shining the entire time.  I got back a little over an hour ago, and took a quick swim in my pool which felt refreshing.  I’m now sitting on my bed with my bags packed with clothes I need to bring back to NYC to take to Cali.  I really don’t want to leave!

For those of you who have the pleasure of being in the Hamptons this weekend, stop by my favorite East Hampton store, Blue & Cream, July 22, 23, or 24 (or all three! 11am-7pm) to make your own Havaianas.  I miss the Hamptons already, but I will leave with style, and with love.  

Supporting Love Heals

In Hamptons on July 9, 2011 at 11:30 PM

This evening, hundreds of Hamptonites gathered at Luna Farm to attend the 12th annual Love Heals event.  Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, empowers young people in the fight against HIV.  Love Heals is one of the most attended, fun, glamorous, and fashionable events of the summer, and is without a doubt, not one to miss.

The event was hosted by Hilary Rhoda (model), Mary Alice Stephenson (America’s Most Smartest Model host), and Peter Davis (Editor of Avenue magazine).  Attendees included Russell Simmons, Cindy Barshop, Sean Avery, Justin Mitchell, Joan Jedell, Sonja Morgan, Josh Flagg, Jeff Goldstein, and many more. Attendees danced to music by DJ M.O.S, nibbled on barbecue style food and sweet treats, and could bid on different auction items like skincare products, an internship with DVF, and touring the set of Gossip Girl.

Above is my outfit (which I said in an earlier post that I would show this weekend) that is just about head-to-toe Roberta Freymann.  The dress is in burgundy and lime green, piped with bright pink.  It was great for this event because it was outside and the dress was thin (good for when hot), yet long-sleeved (good for when chilly).  I paired this effortlessly chic dress with my nude Louboutins, and a lime green envelope clutch embellished with deep red sequins that I also bought at Roberta Freymann.

My earrings were a last-minute purchase this afternoon at Southampton boutique, Therapy.  The gold blended well with my hair, and the green, yellow, and pinkish (yet a bit peachy) beads gave my outfit that pop of color that it needed, in addition to them being the perfect match.

I can happily say that I did not see one badly dressed attendee!  Everyone left with a great goody bag full of different drinks and snacks, Scoop 20% off cards, Pratesi 20% off cards, a hairbrush from salon Valery Joseph, and other great items.  The event was extremely fun; I saw many friends, met lots of great and interesting people, and am pleased to have supported a great cause.

Evening Out East

In Hamptons on July 8, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Before heading to the Hamptons on the ride a la hell, my morning started off a bit like this.  I first went to the Bronx to take my road test.  It was so early that all I felt like wearing was my comfy Southampton brown t-shirt, black leggings, and my neon orange Nike sneakers.  Happily, I passed my test.  Next came Via Quadronno for a quick breakfast: a baguette with apricot jam, and an iced cappuccino.  My last errand before the Jitney was getting a manicure, and I picked out a new orange Essie shade that I love because it’s fresh, bright, and fun.

Usually Jitney rides are only classified as “hell” when there’s lots of traffic.  Well, my bus was broken; very little air, no lights, no movie, and for the driver, no stepping on the break, or battery…dead.  However, we made it, and my evening became super busy from the moment we slowly, but surely, pulled into the Jitney station.

After quickly running home to slip into my red Parker dress, my Bergdorf Goodman limited-edition Louboutin wedges, and a vintage Chanel copper handbag, my mom and I headed to East Hampton to attend a cocktail party honoring the launches of Molly Jong-Fast’s The Social Climber’s Handbook, and Erica Jong’s Sugar In My Bowl books.  We got to East Hampton a bit early, so we stopped into some of our favorite stores like Carlos Falchi’s The Artisan Workshop, which had fabulous towels with leather handles attached in bright neon colors, making for the perfect beach accessory, and of course Blue & Cream.

The cocktail party was held at a private home outside with hors d’œuvres
and drinks, and an interesting/enjoyable crowd.  Right as the party was about to end, it started to pour.  Not a sprinkle, not a shower, but an actual downpour…it’s still raining.  My mom and I wanted to go out for dinner, so we headed to Beach House, where the food was alright, but the scene was happening.

I’m now in bed, comfy and cozy with People and US Magazine next to me, 102.5 playing softly from my iHome, and almost falling asleep to the rain drops coming down on my window.

Happy Fourth

In Hamptons on July 4, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Happy Fourth of July Style Solutions’ readers!  Most of us spend Mondays at work, but hopefully you can take a break from those stresses and incoming emails on your blackberry and just enjoy the holiday.  Fourth of July is always fun to spend out on the East End because there are traditional activities, fun BBQ’s to attend, and friends and family to spend time with.

Every year in Southampton, there is a town parade with floats by the local farms (oversized corn, tomatoes, and watermelons), restaurants (a duck float from John Ducks), firehouses, the navy, police forces, etc.  There are performances by silly Elvis look-a-likes, marching bands, and cheerleading squads, and rows of antique cars, all of which make their way down Main Street.  I’ve attended this parade ever since I was a little girl, and as silly as it is, I never seem to miss it.  It gets pretty packed, so I always sit at my same table at the Golden Pear, munching on my egg-whites on a whole wheat roll, sipping on my tropical ice tea, and enjoying the company of my friends and family.

While some attend the parade, others go to the beach.  I make sure to go to both, though, so I spent a few hours at Coopers Beach, getting some last minute sun before going back to the city this evening, hanging out with some friends, and cooling off with some cotton candy Dippin’ Dots.

I’ve been in the Hamptons for a week, yet it feels like I got here just yesterday.  I never like leaving my house on a gorgeous sunny day like today because this is where I have most of my summer fun. Plus, I love to grill.

For those of you who are having a Fourth of July BBQ, be creative.  Get fun red, white, and blue cups, place matts, and other festive decorative items that you can put on your table.  Put on some fun summer music, and of course dress fashionably.  It’s a BBQ, so no need to be ultra fancy; casual yet chic.  Go for a casual white summery dress with red wedges, gold hanging earrings, a little lipgloss, a straw clutch, and you’ll be set.

This is the time of day when I procrastinate to pack my tote to bring back to the city.  This is when I’m already excited about coming out next weekend.  This is when I realize that there’s no place like the Hamptons.

Style From Sag Harbor

In Hamptons on July 3, 2011 at 3:29 PM

One of my favorite parts about Fourth of July in the Hamptons is the fireworks.  My favorite are in Sag Harbor, which I go and see every year.  Last night, I spent my afternoon and evening in Sag Harbor, browsing some of my favorite boutiques, dining at the new Pomme Cafe, and of course going to see the fireworks on the dock by the water.

Whenever I go to Sag Harbor, I make sure to visit certain stores.  I love Sag Harbor because it is the most beachy of the Hampton towns, it is the most charming, and it is definitely the most laid back which is always refreshing.  The stores are also fun to shop in because most are in little houses.

Life’Style is a great store for easy, comfortable, somewhat boho, and understatedly glamorous outfits.  I go when in need of cute summer scarfs, soft material sweaters, shirts, and leggings, bright colored shirts, and fedoras.  They have the brands we all know and love like Equipment and J Brand but then they have those that I’ve never heard of before.

Sylvester & Co is great for the fashionista and foodie.  The store has a selection of clothes for both men and women, and cool furniture, but I go in for the variety of coffee, cookies, candy, and chocolate which is the main attraction of the store (I love to sip and nibble on the high stools, drawing with their oversized Etch-A-Sketch).

Urban Zen is more of a browsing spot for me, rather than a purchasing spot.  Owned by Donna Karan, the clothes are definitely pricey and not exactly my style; however, I like to go in because it’s an interesting store to browse, and there are some pieces that are good to note when it comes to trends.

 

Fourth of July Windows

In Hamptons on July 2, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Stores in the Hamptons are going red, white, and blue for this patriotic holiday!  When I went to East Hampton the other night, I unfortunately came too late to go inside the stores, but I did have a chance to window shop and admire the fabulous windows in Fourth of July theme.

Ralph Lauren’s windows looked classic with red, white, and blue banners hanging from the top, and American Flags placed ever so precisely in between beautiful blue flowers.

Catherine Malandrino went simple with its mannequins yet with a hint of Fourth of July spirit with a mannequin dressed in an American Flag dress in between two other mannequins dress in black and white.

Michael Kors went nautical with his blue and white pallet, and striped clothing and accessories.

Steph’s Stuff, the toy store known for its eclectic mix of vintage toys, went noticeably cute with the little July Fourth figures placed on a table.

Have you seen any fashionable Fourth of July windows? Do tell!

Style Solutions Goes Print In The Hamptons

In Hamptons, In The Pages on July 1, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Happy July 1st Style Solutions readers!  We are officially in the second month of summer, so it’s time to kick it off fashionably.  July Fourth weekend is most popular in the Hamptons, so what better time for Style Solutions to make its first foray into print?  I’m thrilled to announce that Style Solutions has gone print for a Hampton Edition with all young-adult contributors for this fun-filled weekend.  For those of you who aren’t in the Hamptons to pick up a copy, below is my Letter From The Editor to give you a taste of what this special edition is about:

Summer is here and there’s no place as hot as the Hamptons; and it’s not just the weather.  The people are who define the East End –be it the designers, models, celebrities, beauty gurus, or moguls- and now it’s you, the young adults, who are the future of the Hamptons.  Many of you are following in your parents’ footsteps, but if you’re not, you may “wanna be”.

Style Solutions, a daily fashion and beauty blog, has come to the Hamptons for a special Fourth of July Edition with a roster of fabulous young adult contributors giving their perspective on the hottest art, beauty, fashion, music, nightlife, nutrition, and sports on the East End.

There’s mini-mogul Andrew Warren who can be spotted at the coolest parties of the summer.  Talented Missy Modell, singing from coast to coast. Art-savvy Madeline Mogul, viewing the newest art galleries.  Clio Boele, successfully competing in The Hampton Classic.  Adorable Brittany Modell, finding perfect healthy foods to enjoy at the beach.  Then there’s me, hopping from one Hampton to another, shopping in adorable boutiques like Blue & Cream and Tenet, indulging in the best food the South Fork has to offer, and looking for the summer’s hottest trends to share with my readers.

This is Style Solutions first foray into print.  Please email me, Facebook me, or Tweet me with feedback.  Thanks to the thousands of visitors to StyleSolutionsNyc.com who provide me with the inspiration to blog daily.

With Style,

Sydney

~so sit down, relax, sip on a mocktail or cocktail, and enjoy!

Lovely Lavender

In Hamptons on June 30, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Fourth of July weekend fun starts tomorrow, so one more day of ease and relaxation.  My morning started off with getting some sun on my terrace in my pajamas, reading The NY Post.  When I got the energy to put some actual clothes on, I made my way to town in Southampton to meet a friend for breakfast.

I wanted to wear casual clothes yet dazzle up with accessories.  I wore my new Leyendecker loose-knit top in lavender and white that I am absolutely obsessed with.  I love the flowers lying across the sexy v-neck, and pops of skin with the way the arms have cutouts.  It’s a great summer basic with white jean shorts, jeans, or a white maxi skirt.  I paired the shirt with white 7 For all Man Kind jean shorts, sparkly Louboutin wedges with a little bow, giving the shoe a feminine touch, a purple Louis Vuitton tote that I purchased in Paris about 4 years ago that still looks brand new, and white Chanel shades that are semi cat-eye. It was so hot out, so I just threw my hair up in a loose ponytail.

I ran some errands with my mom: back to Lynches for some more flowers to have outside on our terraces as we are having company for different lunches, Flying Point for adorable swim trunks for my brother, and Tates for a fresh baguette to have with our lunch today.

When I got home, my mom made a platter of cold-cuts and delicious specialty items from the Farmers Market: three-time washed lettuce (which turned into a peach salad), a selection of turkey and cheese, pickles in apple cider vinegar, and water infused with watermelon, cucumber, and lime which is placed in a large tub on a little stand by the door that leads to the patio.

Tonight I’m going to Fresno for dinner in East Hampton.  Hopefully I’l be done early enough to have time to stop into some of my favorite stores!

Southampton’s Hautest New Shop

In Hamptons on June 29, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Haute Hippie‘s first freestanding shop has opened in Southampton!  Opening just a little over a week ago, this is the newest store to mark its presence on Jobs Lane.  Haute Hippie has always been a line that I’ve loved due to its funky patterns, bright colors, sexy style, and totally glamorous yet boho-chic look.

Fourth of July weekend is definitely the busiest in the Hamptons, so what better timing for a fabulous new shop to open by a brand that is so known and loved?  Haute Hippie is a great option for those who want a look that’s boho, beachy, and of course effortlessly chic.

The store is full of racks organized by color in which you can find patterned maxis, sequin embellished jackets and tanks, floral tunics, basic tees, crochet sweaters, funky jeans, and more.  One rack that I especially love is all about red.  You don’t need to dress in red, white, and blue this weekend to be considered fashionable, but it is always fun.  The “red rack” was full of ruffled easy dresses, fun shorts, sweaters,  and other cute pieces.

There was also a cabinet full of clutches with clasps in shapes of different animal heads.  They almost look vintage.  The rose clutch (second shelf from top on the right) is undoubtedly my favorite.

If you’re shopping with your boyfriend who just can’t stand shopping anymore, no worries, because he will be able to sit on an extremely comfortable couch with adorable animal pillows.  While he relaxes, you can check yourself out in that cute outfit you’re trying on in an antique-looking mirror with hangers holding long and chunky necklaces.

Haute Hippie: 66 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968

Fathers Day In The Hamptons

In Hamptons on June 20, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Escaping to the Hamptons after a busy week in the city never seems to get old.  Flip-flops instead of pumps, white jeans instead of black leggings, and shawls instead of blazers are the little wardrobe changes that differentiate my time spent in NYC and in the Hamptons.

On Saturday, I ran errands in Southampton and dined at an outdoor table at Sant Ambroeus (with the perfect amount of sun shining on me) in a pair of nude cargo pants, a sparkly rose colored t-shirt, rose-gold Jack Rogers, a nude and rose-gold hardware Balenciaga purse, and rose-gold Ray Ban aviators.  To me, this was comfortable.  But once I headed to the beach on Sunday for Fathers Day, my attire was much more relaxed.

Fathers Day is a great holiday to spend in the Hamptons because there are lots of activities that enhance all sorts of interests: viewing art at the Parish Museum, taking a cooking class at Loaves and Fishes, surfing in Montauk, shopping stores like Scoop Beach, and more.  My father likes to be athletic, so I took him to exercise at Coopers Beach.  We started off with a light breakfast, and then I gave him a gift which was a pair of charcoal grey and blue shorts from Track and Field to go along with the athletic theme.

When I had enough of running, I sat down on my beach chair (underneath my favorite Vilebrequin beach towel) with my stack of magazines in lap, a blueberry-banana smoothy in hand, and my headphones connected to my Summer playlist in ears, enjoying a warm and beautiful day out on the East End.

What did you do for Fathers Day?

Customizing Fashionably

In Hamptons on June 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Premier gift shop in the Hamptons, specializing in custom embroidered and monogrammed items, The Elegant Setting is your go-to for customized everything.  Whether you need a great hostess gift to bring to your Saturday night dinner party, or just want to treat yourself to a luxury item, shopping owner Stephanie Finkelstein’s broad selection of items is key.  Cups, towels, blankets, dinner napkins, slippers, and totes are some of what you’ll find at this charming Hampton store.

I own a variety of customized items from The Elegant Setting, but my favorite item sold at the store are the customized totes.  Perfect to bring to the beach and to work, Finkelstein’s wide selection of totes, ranging in color, size, and shape, are perfect for summer: I have two favorites.

My first favorite is a large canvas tote ($120) that comes in a variety of colors in which you can add different symbols such as a skull and a star, plus your monogram.  This tote is great for those who want a daily basic yet with a pop of color.  Summer 2011 is all about fashioning bright hues, so choose from Finkelstein’s large selection of thread colors to find the perfect one for you (I especially love the neons).

The second tote is all about metallics.  I’m a lover of metallics because they give a simple tote a glamour factor.  The tote comes in two colors -silver and gold- and two sizes, -small ($72) and large ($85)- each one fun, chic, and cool. You can also pick your own symbols and monograms for these totes as well.

No matter how you choose to customize, you’ll be looking fashionable and summery in Finkelstein’s fabulous totes.

27 West Main Street, Southampton, New York 11968.

No To The Beach, But Yes To The Beach Bag

In Accessories, Hamptons on May 30, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Last night was full of parties in the Hamptons.  Everything from movie premieres, to magazine parties, to store events, and more.  I attended The Hamptons Magazine Party, and a shopping event at Southampton store, Tenet.  The Hamptons Magazine Party (at The Southampton Social Club) never fails to disappoint with its A-list crowd, yummy hors d’oeuvres, great DJ, and fabulous giveaways.  Attendees included Chelsea Handler (the cover star of the May issue of Hamptons Magazine), Beth Ostrosky Stern, Katie Lee Joel, Jonathan Cheban, and more.  Lacoste had a large table full of giveaways that attendees could choose from: sandals, watches, hats, etc.  The party at Tenet was chill and fashionable with its young crowd, and ability to shop the great selection of clothes, shoes, and accessories from brands like Gryphon, Whit, and more.

Luckily, the sun was shining all of last night for those who were out and about; however, not today.  The weather is incredibly unpredictable.  Today was supposed to be the warmest and sunniest day of Memorial Day Weekend on the East End; however, as I am currently looking out my window, it’s pouring.  For those in the Hamptons, I don’t think it’s going to be a beach day, but don’t worry, because we have the whole summer ahead of us.

Even though this won’t come in great use today, it will for the next three months.  Mar Y Sol just came out with a fabulous ‘Leather Handled Straw Tote‘ that is chic, cool, and reasonably priced.  Perfect for the beach, this tote is big enough for all of your needs: beach towel, sunscreen, light reads, sunglasses, ipod, phone,  popchips, you name it.  I love the combination of colors, natural with green detail, because it’s simple yet with a pop of color.

The tote can be worn with lots of different outfits and suits, but here’s a suggestion: a sexy cheetah one-piece bathing suit, black Burberry jelly sandals, round tortoise shades, a brown oversized fedora, and brown feather earrings.  Check out the tote on Intermix.com for $98.

Driving Slow On Sunday Morning

In Clothing, Hamptons on May 29, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Nightlife in the Hamptons is something to look forward to each season.  There are the amazing restaurants, fun clubs, and then those which have a combination of the two.  If you’re in Southampton, like me, you’re mostly found at Nellos, where as if you’re more towards East, you’re mostly found at Georgica (I get around to both, though).

Last night, I went to Nellos for the opening of the restaurant/club of the season.  The atmosphere is always so relaxing and elegant, sitting outside with the all-white tables and chairs, great music, charming flowers, and warm fire.

The air was pretty warm, but with a cool breeze, so I wanted to wear something that suited the temperature.  A couple of weeks ago, I developed a love for the sales rack at Intermix in NYC.  I’m not that into shopping the sale racks at Intermix because it usually means that the clothes don’t fit or look right; however, I found some great pieces, and ended up wearing one last night.

I fashioned a Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent Racker Back Romper that is bold, colorful, and fun.  I love this romper because it’s loose and playful, making it a piece that can be dressed up at night, and dressed down during the day.  I wore the romper with a black Splendid cardigan, blue patent-leather pumps, and Badgley Mischka hanging earrings in a variety of shades of blue crystals.  Apparently I made a good choice in makeup: when I was waiting in line for the restroom at Nellos, Dina Lohan and her makeup artist were complimenting my makeup.

I have to get ready soon to go to a few parties, yet all I want to do is stay at home in my Southampton sweatshirt and pop in Somethings Gotta Give on my TV.  As I was driving home today from brunch in Easthampton, Maroon 5’s Sunday Morning came on, a song from Somethings Gotta Give, which reminds me of a great Sunday in the Hamptons.

Sydney Interviews Jennifer Miller

In Accessories, Hamptons, Interview/Personal Appearance on May 28, 2011 at 8:27 AM

From The Hamptons, to NYC, to Palm Beach, Jennifer Miller’s jewelry stores are the best to shop in.  A sweet, fun, and trendy woman herself, I had the opportunity to interview Jennifer Miller for Style Solutions. (In photo: Jennifer Miller & husband/business partner, Mark Ehret)

S: How did you get into the jewelry business?

J: I grew up in a family where everyone was in the fashion industry.  Jewelry has always been in my blood, but I resisted the business while I had another career.  I was first in the cosmetic business, but I was a jewelry collector and lover my entire life.  I had always spent my paycheck on jewels, but then decided to make my business jewelry. I started with a store within a store at Zoom in Southampton in 1991.  I then opened my own stores in Southampton, NYC, Easthampton, and Palm Beach.

S: You have an amazing way of merchandising real with costume jewelry (even in the same case!)  What’s your strategy?

J: It’s unfamiliar to clients because they can’t tell what’s real or not.  We merchandise together to show that whether you want to spend $95 or $1000, it all looks great.  My husband and I do all of the buying.

S: It appears that not just customers are shopping, but many stylists come to select jewelry for their clients.

J: Before the reality stars became these stars, they were either friends, customers, or acquaintances.  Once they started their career, they found Jennifer Miller to be an easy one-stop shop.  They all wear everything beautifully, and represent the Jennifer Miller brand: the perfect place to shop for everyone, and always yourself.

S: What’s your most popular piece right now?

J: The Hampton Earring.  It’s $95 (great for those on a budget readers!), not too big, not too small, right amount of sparkle, and is great for the girl who wants one earring that will go with everything no matter where you go.

S: What are the trends for summer?

J: Right now, there are lots of leathers with sparkle: a combination of leather with flair.

S: You recently added great hostess gifts in your SH store.  What inspired you?

J: I have a passion for beautiful things.  Everything I like to give as hostess gifts I want in my store because my store is like my home.  Clients come into my Hamptons stores looking for gifts to bring to parties, so instead of buying jewelry all of the time, they can now buy trays, candles, salad tossers, and more.

A big thanks to Jennifer, and be sure to check out her stores and website!

Memorial Day Weekend Begins

In Hamptons on May 27, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Ah, Memorial Day Weekend is here!  At 3:58 pm, New Yorkers mad dash for the cannonball train which travels directly to The Hamptons.  For those religious train takers, like me, you know that the “only” way to travel is by reserving a seat on the parlor car (as known as Hamptons Reserve), or else you end up most likely not finding a seat.  However, standing for two hours on the train is better than sitting for five hours on the Jitney on a holiday weekend: route 27 is a no.  The crowded, hot, yet fashionably dressed train is the first sign to a great Hampton weekend.

When arriving at the Southampton train station, it felt like summer was just yesterday: tons of gorgeous cars waiting to pick people up, Hometown Taxi screaming “taxi, taxi”, the best magazines waiting to be picked up along the sidewalk, and that same amazing Hampton smell that you can look forward to each summer.

When I got home, I quickly changed to head to dinner at Sant Ambroeus in town.  Lots of new restaurants are opening this weekend, but I like to stay rather local considering the traffic is horrendous.

I’m excited to announce that this was my first white-jean-wear of the season, and boy did it feel good.  Since it was rather warm outside, but with a cool breeze, I paired my white jeans with one of my new summer buys: a pink and white floral long sleeve blouse from LF.  I love this blouse because it is cropped, and the sleeves are dramatic with its ruffle detailing.  I accessorized with my nude pumps, my nude and rose-gold hardware Balenciaga purse, and my Jennifer Miller rose-gold and white cocktail ring.  Lots of women at the unsurprisingly crowded restaurant fashioned patterned blouses, a variety of colored jeans (including white), bright dresses, and dressy shorts.

Whether you’re escaping to the Hamptons like me, or any place else, this is the weekend to see and be seen, but don’t forget to relax too!