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Palm Beach Instagram Diary

In On Location, Resort on January 2, 2013 at 12:45 PM

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I just got back to NYC from Palm Beach, and it’s unbelievable how quickly time flies by when you’re having fun. I was away for 12 days, probably the longest I’ve ever been on vacation, yet it feels as though I arrived in PB only a few days ago. It was a great escape from the freezing temps at home, including get togethers with family and friends, relaxing, eating, lots of shopping, indulging in the final book of the Fifty Shades of Grey series, and simply enjoying the festivities of both Christmas and New Years. I absolutely love Instagram (@StyleSolutions–follow me!), so I wanted to share with you some of my favorite photos that I took while in Palm Beach–aka my diary. I love looking back at them as they remind me of some of my favorite [insta] moments, in addition to allowing me to look forward to future trips back to one of my favorite places in the world.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Tropical Outfit For Her Last Day In Miami

In On Location, On Sydney, Resort on February 22, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Jumpsuit: Plenty by Tracy Reese, Shoes: Vince Camuto, Handbag: Goyard, Ring: present from a friend. 

I just got home from Miami and I already miss it: the beautiful weather, cool scene, resort clothes, shopping, and then some. I spent my final moments of this mini getaway with my family.

I’m loving the tropical floral trend with splashes of tangerine. It’s the perfect way to incorporate patterns and a pop of color into your wardrobe.

While some would tone this ensemble down with minimal accessories, I did quite the opposite, adding my new favorite chunky cocktail ring, oversized tote, and platform heels. Go big or go home is what I like to say.

It’s supposed to be warm today here in NYC, so I might not have to go too far away from my Miami attire.

with style,

S

Sydney’s Outfit At Sunset

In On Location, On Sydney, Resort on February 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Top: Wkshp, Shorts: BCBG, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Beirn, Necklace: Cusp, Sunglasses: Chanel

Yesterday was a fun and beautiful day in Miami. I spent the first half relaxing by the pool at my hotel, sipping on delicious mixes of lemonade (blueberry peach and watermelon mint are two of my favorites) while writing some emails on my iPad and listening to music.

I took a break for some swimming and going down a waterside, which although isn’t something I’d usually be up to doing, was extremely exhilarating.

When the sun started to go down, I changed out of my bikini and into this outfit for walking around South Beach. I made some quick stops into Curve and Big Drop by the Gansevoort.

I’ve noticed that Miami stores aren’t full of the trendiest items, but those that are practical while still stylish–no pastels and barely any neons.

I ended my day with checking out the new Soho House next to my hotel, having dinner at Hakkasan (a fabulous chinese restaurant) and hanging out in my hotel lobby with new friends.

Back to New York City tomorrow where reality and winter attire awaits.

with style,

Sydney’s Splash Of Setai

In On Location, On Sydney, Resort on February 20, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Dress: Topshop, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Beirn, Bracelet: Juicy Couture, Sunglasses: Chanel 

Miami is full of an eclectic mix of fun activities, but one thing that I enjoy is going to all of the different hotels. Each one has its own speciality, be it the restaurant, pool, club, or store. I have four favorites: the Fontainebleau, The W, the Gansevoort and the Setai, where I had lunch today. I love the zen atmosphere, the option of swimming in three pools, each one set at a different temperature, and the gift shop inside which has my favorite Teuscher’s champagne truffles. Here’s my splash of Setai.

with style,

S

Miami Snapshots

In On Location, Resort on February 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM

packing (all had to fit in 1 bag)

poolside at the Fountainebleau

bikini galore at Splash, Loews Hotel

a wintery mix at Atrium

Spending time in Miami is bliss. It’s the perfect break from cold temperatures and busy days in New York City. I love being able to wear fun flirty dresses without sweaters, sandals instead of booties, and bare legs instead of tights. I didn’t end up getting to Miami until 8 hours later than I was supposed to–many delays at the airport. Although there was some lost time, I’ve already been making up for it.

with style,

S

Sydney Heads Home

In Beauty, On Sydney, Resort on January 2, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Dress: Kitson, Shoes: Jack Rogers, Bag: Louis Vuitton: Bangles: J.Crew, Shades: Chanel, Earrings: Amrita Singh 

I cannot believe that my Palm Beach vacation is coming to an end. I’ve been here for exactly a week, yet it feels like I’ve been here for just a few days.

The saying is true, time goes by when you’re having fun. Although I’m leaving this evening, I’ll leave with a few new items in my closet, some Palm Beach color, and fun memories of being with my friends and family.

I spent the majority of yesterday by the pool and beach at my club. At one point I was floating on my back in the middle of the pool with the sun setting in beautiful colors. It was the first time during this vacation that I took a moment to just “stop”, appreciate the warm weather and calmness before reality starts tomorrow.

There are two beauty products that have perfected my Palm Beach color during my time here: Charlotte Ronson’s, “A Summer Kiss” face and body glow, ($18) and Benefit’s, “Watt’s Up!” ($30).

Ronson’s product gives your face and body a beachy sun-kissed look without turning orange while Benefit’s product gives you a champagne glow and highlights your features: nose, cheekbones, and forehead.

They are two of my favorite products in the industry and complement each other nicely (must-haves).

Time to put on some of that makeup and get to the beach before going back to my velvet Stubbs & Woottens, Aqua [faux] fur, and Zara blouse and scarf; cold NYC awaits.

It might not be Palm Beach, but it sure is home.

See you back in the Big Apple!

with style,

S

Happy New Year!

In On Sydney, Resort on January 1, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Happy New Year, Style Solutions readers! Last night was filled with fun, joy, and excitement. I went to our club for a New Years gala with 500 attendees. I’ve gone almost every year since I was born and it is truly the most amazing party. The evening starts outside with cocktail hour: passed around hors d’oeuvres and risotto, foie gras, and caviar bars. After an hour, attendees are brought to the grand ballroom, which is the most beautiful room-no exaggeration (think Palace of Versailles). There was an amazing band, lots of lights, giant screens going back and forth from the band to Lady Gaga in NYC, lots of dancing, and delicious food. My favorite was the dessert, baked alaska, brought out with sparklers by waiters in a line all around the ballroom. The evening didn’t end at 12-there was a breakfast buffet and an after party, which is always perfect. (photo credit: mitchell sozio)

It seemed as though the old timers wore long dresses and the young wore short. I love a great gown (classic, elegant) but I wanted to go all-out in a short frock. I wore a purple Urban Outfitters dress embellished with purple, orange, and pink stones. I brought out the pink stones by pairing the dress with pink suede B Brian Atwood high heel sandals, and brought out the purple stones with a purple and black clutch from Endless.com.

Last night was a lot of fun, and I can’t wait for all that’s new and exciting for Style Solutions. I’m going home tomorrow, so I’m going to enjoy my last day with some fun in the sun, but not before brunch at home. Enjoy your New Year’s day!

with style,

S

Sydney Fashions Versace For H&M-Let’s Not Look Back

In On Sydney, Resort on December 31, 2011 at 8:14 AM

It’s unbelievable to think that we will welcome a new year when the clock strikes midnight this evening. 2011 has been amazing for Style Solutions. From attending Fashion Week, interviewing some of my favorite designers and fashion biz gurus (such as Diane Von Furstenberg and Rachel Zoe), going to great events, and constantly having new readers, I can’t help but thank everyone who supports my blog daily.

Although it’s hard to not be nostalgic and look back on the past and beautiful memories, it’s best to focus our attention on what’s next; striking the new year and forging ahead into all that’s exciting to come. Around this time, I tend to make new year resolutions. Have you come up with any? I tried to brainstorm last night over dinner with family at Bice, one of my favorite restaurants in Palm Beach, but I decided that instead of worrying about the pressure of resolutions and the idea of making a better “you”, there’s nothing more exciting than having a new beginning.

For my night before NYE dinner, I wore my Versace for H&M sequin top that I turned into a vest by not zipping it and wearing it over a white Theory tank top and J Brand skinny jeans. I love this piece because it’s funky, bright, and has palm trees on it, which is so Palm Beach. I accessorized it with my Christian Louboutin pumps, large stone vintage necklace that I bought in the Hamptons over the summer, and my Tory Burch green clutch, which is always fun to bring out for a punch of color.

I can’t wait to wear my new, completely glamorous and sparkly dress for a NYE  gala that I’m attending. This is the perfect time to go all-out with over-the-top ensembles as NYE is the best excuse to get dressed up whether you go out or stay home with friends watching the ball drop.

Let’s kick off the new year, see what it brings, and make a toast night -whether with champagne or sparkling apple juice- being our most stylish selves.

Have a happy, happy new year!

with style,

S

Sydney’s Colorful Evening Look

In On Sydney, Resort on December 30, 2011 at 7:28 AM

Palm Beach isn’t a place where one should be worried about wearing too much color; there is no such thing. Women are known for dressing beautifully in their oversized hats, elegant frocks, and eclectic selection of handbags from brands that we admire like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Judith Leiber.

Wednesday night was “Seafood Night” at our club, a decadent buffet full of the best seafood and every kind of other food you could imagine.

I especially loved the crepe bar–the ones filled with Nutella are my guilty pleasure. Most sit outside, but since it was freezing out, my family wanted to sit inside.

Luckily, I was dressed in an outfit suited for both seating arrangements.

I wore my brand new Plenty by Tracy Reese (one of my favorite fashion designers) romper that I purchased at Nordstroms and paired it with my hot pink Courage B cashmere shall, Reed Krakoff wristlet (obsessed that it’s rose-gold and I got it on sale for $100), J.Crew cocktail ring, and my blue patent leather Christian Louboutin pumps that I received for the holidays last year, which pulled my entire look together.

They’re also so on trend with the popularity of brights.

Tip: rompers are great go-to pieces for resort as they can be dressed up with a pair of pumps or dressed down with a pair of flat sandals.

Although there’s something great about owning a solid colored romper, patterned ones tend to be more slenderizing as the eye focuses more on the design than the fit. It’s perfect for when you’re not in the mood to wear a frock, yet you still want to be dressed.

What’s your take on rompers?

with style,

S

Sydney’s New York Meets Palm Beach Ensemble

In On Sydney, Resort on December 29, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Palm Beach is a classic holiday vacation destination for those on the East Coast. It never fails to disappoint. It’s fancy and elegant while relaxing and charming, and people seem to always be a little more dressed here than in other areas of Florida. I’ve been coming to Palm Beach since I was born, and I always love to wear my most glamorous yet comfortable pieces.

While I always say I’m going to spend more time trying to relax and less time shopping, I somehow can never pass up a shopping trip. There’s always that sandal that looks better than the one you brought or that dress that’s more exciting than the one you bought in the Hamptons over the summer.

My wise grandmother always said, “there’s always something new.”

Although it was freezing yesterday, I still managed to walk around without a sweater. I wore my French Connection cheetah dress with orange piping, Balenciaga handbag, J.Crew and Hermes bangles, my Bulgari watch, Velvet Eyewear shades, and my new Vince Camuto platform sandals that I bought the day before at Nordstroms.

I love the colour-block combo, the stud detailing on the inside of the heel, and the double buckle strap, which holds my feet in place.

This look is very New York meets Palm Beach. The Palm Beach is the daytime dress, mix of bangles, and Balenciaga handbag where the New York is the bold, colorful and high platform sandals and oversized shades.

I love both places, and frankly, they are both simply me.

with style,

Brights, Shopping & Fun

In On Sydney, Resort on December 28, 2011 at 8:22 AM

Blouse: J.Crew, Pants: J Brand, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Cambridge and Satchel, Ring: J.Crew, Necklace: Kitson, Sunnies: Chanel, Nail Polish: Essie’s Mint Candy Apple 

Yesterday was a great start to my Palm beach vacation, which began with breakfast outside with my cousins on Worth Avenue. We then headed to Nordstroms where I ended up getting quite preoccupied, purchasing a fabulous Plenty by Tracy Reese romper and Vince Camuto sandals. The rest of the day was spent lounging outside, walking around, running into some New York faces, and having dinner at Pizza al Fresco, which is absolutely delicious (especially the pesto pizza).

More fun looks to come!

with style,

S

Palm Beach Arrival

In Resort on December 27, 2011 at 9:03 AM

I am so happy to be in Palm Beach! The warm sun, palm trees lit up with holiday lights, favorite restaurants and stores filled to their capacity, and new additions are some of what make my second home enjoyable.

The feeling of getting off the plane, putting my fur vest in my travel bag, and smelling the whiff of beach-like air was refreshing.

You know you’re in Palm Beach when an airport baggage man comes up to you and asks if your Yes No shoes are Stubbs and Wooten-he was correct!

It’s 82 degrees today and I’m super excited to fashion some of my new brights. I packed a lot -I am here for a week- but I know I’ll wear everything I brought.

In general, white jeans and shorts, sequin frocks, patterned maxi dresses, bright button downs, funky rompers, and colour block blouses, just to name a few.

Above are some of my favorite bright pieces for resort 2011. I own numbers 4 (in the pink family) and 5: they are both great investment pieces for jet setting off to warm places throughout the winter and summer that awaits.

1. Theysken’s Theory, $325, 2. Karen Walker, $180, 3. Alice and Olivia, $165, 4. Juicy Couture, $68 (purchased for $30, special sale), 5. J.Crew, $198 (another sale, purchased for $60)

Before walking on Worth Avenue and heading to our club for some sun at the pool and beach, I’m going to stop at Nordstroms to get a glimpse of Dior’s Spring 2012 nail polish collection.

My New Year’s Eve dress is purple with contrasts of pink and orange, so while although the purple would look great, the pink will give my outfit a nicer “pop”.

What’s your favorite color Dior nail polish? 

with style,

S

Fashionable Treasures In South Beach Hotels

In On Location, Resort on February 21, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Lincoln Road, Ocean Bvld, and Aventura Mall are some of the most popular shopping destinations in South Beach.  However, what most don’t know is that the best shopping takes place in the boutiques in and attached to the hotels on Collins Avenue: The Fountainebleau, known for being the funnest, The Gansevoort, known for the wild rooftop, The Loews, known to be more for business, The W, known as one of the best in the chain, and The Settai, known for overall luxury, plus more.

Not only does each hotel have its own signature look and “happening” quality, but they also have stores that fulfill a shopper’s dream.  Although I love sitting by the pool and listening to the DJ spin, order off a yummy menu, and get at least a noticeable bit of color, there’s nothing like a great day of shopping in Miami (well, or two).  My mom and I definitely did some damage.

My shopping day started off at Ida and Harry at the Fountainebleau, which I blogged about last month: I bought white J-Brand skinny jeans.  Next, we went to Splash at The Loews, where I purchased a peachy/pink strapless, short, and flow-y dress with a few crystal embellishments in clear and blue.  I also bought a draped floral top that can be used as a daytime blouse or bathing suit coverup (which is most likely what I will use it as).  Lastly, I bought a black and white bikini with metallic purple and gold pipping in floral going through: finding a bikini is never an easy task, so I’m happy I found one that is flattering on my  body and is chic at the same time.

Later, my mom and I went to the W, whose store is owned by Wink NYC, a store that I constantly blog about and shop at. Here you can find flirty printed dresses, sexy bathing suits, chunky jewelry, adorable purses, fun sandals, plus more.  I didn’t make a purchase, but my mom found a gorgeous black blouse with gold on the sleeves, and a chunky green-stone necklace.

Lastly, my mom and I went to the Gansevoort, where I bought an adorable fedora in tan, with a thick ribbon going around it in lavender, yellow, and red.  Connected to the Gansevoort is one of my favorite stores to look in, not shop in, called Curve.  Curve is kind of like Intermix: the brands you see everywhere, sometimes a better selection than Intermix, but definitely more expensive.  I love everything that I purchased in South Beach, and I can’t wait to wear some of what I bought while I’m in Palm Beach.

Sydney’s In Miami Beach

In Accessories, On Location, Resort on February 19, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Hi from Miami! It’s a beautiful day, and I’m very happy to be here.  Even though it was a nice 60 degrees when leaving NYC, it still feels great to be in my bikini rather than my leather jacket.  When arriving in Miami, I had to run to my hotel, the Fountainebleu, and change to go to a dinner party at the Loews Hotel.  Having to somewhat stay in my city attire, I fashioned black leggings, my BCBG new black wedges, a black tank with a white boyfriend blazer over it, a black Chanel purse with gold hardware, gold hanging earrings, and two gold snake rings.

Today, I fashioned white shorts, a white and blue blouse, silver shell embellished Jack Rogers’, my blue Goyard handbag, my gold hanging earrings, and a new accessory.  When going away on trips, I always feel like I need something new to freshen up my outfits.  Before leaving to Miami, my mom came home with a gift because I won a silver key in the Scholastics Writers and Artists competition: this gift was from one of my favorite store, Jennifer Miller.

My mom bought me a stunning royal-blue stone thick bracelet that gives my Miami looks an extra ounce of glam and color.  The bracelet is fun, colorful, and bold which are definitely outfit-making qualities.  If any of you are away or are going away, I suggest getting a reasonably priced piece of jewelry that will give your outfits a “pick-me up”.

Kate Spade New York recently came out with a gorgeous “lollie” cabochon ring that is the perfect add of color and glam to your outfits and jewelry box.  As the Nordstrom website says, this luscious ring starts with a smooth cabochon in a striking hue that tops a gleaming gold setting encrusted with colorful jewels. The surrounding jewels are my favorite part about the ring: lime green, dark green, orange, pink, and lavender.

 

 

 

 

 

If vacationing in a sunny area, wear this adorable ring with white jeans, a hot pink blouse, white flat sandals, a lime green tote, and rose-pink lipstick to tie the look in with the ring.  Tonight I will be going out for dinner at Gotham Steak.  I don’t know what I’m wearing just yet, but I will be sure to inform you in my next post.  Check out the Kate Spade New York Ring for $95 on Nordstrom.com

Techno Peacock Skirt

In Clothing, Resort on January 3, 2011 at 10:18 AM

I’m going back to NYC this afternoon: here comes cold weather, lots of work, and wearing my Hunter Boots instead of my Jack Rogers sandals.  Every vacation eventually comes to an end, but I’m not ready to go just yet.  However, NYC is my favorite place in the world, -and home- so it’s always nice to be there.  I want to wrap up this week of resort posts with a skirt that will look great for your final day of vacation and will still work when you get back home.

Manning Cartell just came out with a fabulous “Techno Peacock Mini Skirt” that screams color, fun, and glamour.  Adding a touch of color and pattern can make the world of a difference to not just your outfit, but to your closet, and will brighten you up significantly.  I love skirts that have the ability to work for both day and night, and this skirt most certainly does.  I love skirts even more that work when I’m out and about in NYC and when I hop on a plane to Palm Beach for a weekend.

Resort: For daytime in your place of sunshine, pair this skirt with a cami in white or another color on the skirt.  Put on a white sweater in case it’s chilly, a flat sandal, and a simple shoulder handbag.  Don’t go too crazy with jewelry: a simple cocktail ring and stud earring will do the trick.  For evening, leave the top portion of your body alone, and just change your shoes and purse with a clutch and a strappy black sandal.

Winter-Home: For daytime in your winter-home, put on a black cami with a black sweater over it, black tights, short booties with a little heal, a black hobo bag, and a leather jacket.  You should add more jewelry to this outfit since you’re toning down the skirt with lots of black.  Put on a statement necklace  -clear crystals-, stud earrings, and a cocktail ring.  For evening, I would leave your lower body alone, and do a miner top change by putting on a tight off the shoulder cami tucked into the skirt for a more sexy look.

The best part about this skirt?  It is on sale.  Originally sold for $299, the skirt is now available for $159.  There are no returns or exchanges for this item, so make sure you love it before you purchase it.  The skirt is available on Frockaholics.com.  Live up your last day of vacation in your most fabulous outfit, and get ready to go back to reality.

Sydney Meets Sam Edelman

In Fashion Designer, Interview/Personal Appearance, Resort, Shoes on January 2, 2011 at 9:30 AM

A typical day in Palm Beach is as simple as this: shop on Worth Avenue, and then hit the beach and the pool.  As I walked through one of my favorite esplanade’s on Worth Avenue, I spotted a store that I have never seen, and I was so pleasantly surprised: it was a Sam Edelman store.

Sam Edelman -the shoe brand that we all love from department stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales in addition to private stores- has come to the streets of Palm Beach.  Edelman’s designs and colors are great, and the prices are very affordable for those of you who are on a budget: $69-$250.  This is the first store that Edelman has opened, and it is most definitely impressive.  As you walk in the door, you feel as if you’re in a shoe wonderland.  The store is cool and modern, yet still has a chic and glamorous Palm Beach look.  Every resort shoe that your heart desires from the Sam Edelman collection is displayed on shelves and tables for easy shopping like his wife’s collection called Libby which defines the Palm Beach look.  As Edelman says, Libby is more mature: I think the Libby shoes are sophisticated, elegant, chic, glamorous, and colorful.

As I was in the store, I had the opportunity to interview Sam Edelman for Style Solutions which was very exciting since he is one of my  favorite shoe designers.  When asking Edelman why he opened a store in Palm Beach, he said, “The idea came to us: we believe in the concept of a luxury brand at an affordable price.  Palm Beach is a great approach to different, whimsical, and unique shopping.”  I then asked Edelman what inspires his designs: “Fashion is a big inspiration.  I study furniture, food, trends, and lifestyle: everything.

Edelman’s shoes can go from a classic flat sandal to a spiked peep-toe pump called Lorissa.  When asking which shoe in Edelman’s collection is for the “Sam Edelman girl” and who the Sam Edelman girl is, he said, “The Lorrisa shoe is for the Sam girl.  She is the real Sam customer who is usually 19-28.  She’s tired of wearing the same thing, is influenced by fashion, and knows fashion more than politics.”  I guess you could call me a Sam girl then.

I asked Edelman what the near future holds for him.  Edelman said, “brand extensions and accessories.”  After talking to Edelman -which was such a pleasure- I purchased a sandal that Edelman recommended for me: the Gigi sandal in gold/bronze and orange.  Edelman recommended this shoe because it’s in the Hermes colors (I love Hermes): he is signing the bottom of my shoes before I head back to NYC tomorrow.

So the next time you’re in Palm Beach, check out the Sam Edelman store, and you will have a great shopping experience.  If you purchase a pair of his shoes, he’ll sign your pair too.

Ten Fashion New Year Resolutions

In Resort on January 1, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Happy New Year!!! I’m quite exhausted from last night -I had a great time- but I was eager to get up early to write this post.  I said that I would show you what I wore to my New Year’s Eve party last night, so here it is ^.   Last night, I fashioned a Topshop nude dress with metallic flowers going through it.  The dress was the perfect length, had lots of movement, and the colors contrasted perfectly: this dress was the perfect Style Solution for me.  I paired my dress with nude pumps, a rose colored clutch, and lots of jewelry: white earrings embellished with green and pink stones, a rose colored ring on one hand with a gold ring on the other, and a J.Crew rose crystal bracelet that I got on sale for $15 which was such a deal.  I loved what I wore, and when the clock struck 12 I thought about New Year Resolutions.

When the new year starts to approach, I hear tons of people -be it someone sitting next to me at a restaurant or me reading a celebrity’s profile in US Magazine- listing their new year resolutions. Instead of me making new year resolutions that aren’t realistic, I like to make ones that will fit my everyday life.  Fashion is a huge part of my life -whether blogging, shopping, or reading about trends- and is something I like to improve on each year.  We all have faced a fashion crisis at some point, so why not have fashion new year resolutions?  You might have one fashion resolution, but I’ve made ten that will be useful for the new year: 2011, get ready for some big fashion statements.

1. If you have something in your closet that you haven’t worn once this year, get rid of it

2. Color is in.  If your closet is only full of black, white, and gray, add some pops of bright colors

3. Platforms are an evening-shoe basic.  You’re not a little girl anymore, it’s time to work your look on new heights

4. Do sequins intimidate you? Don’t let them anymore because they work for day and night

5. If you’re uncomfortable with your body in those jeans you’ve had forever, get rid of them and invest in a new pair

6. Chunky jewelry might seem big to you, but bring it on this year- cocktail rings, cuffs, statement necklaces, hanging earrings, and all

7. If you see your purse closet is looking a little dull, don’t be intimidated by prices at stores and find a handbag that is chic yet well priced.  Every girl deserves a handbag

8. Makeup does get old.  If you see your makeup starting to fall apart, don’t deal with it: buy something new

9. If you live in a snowy area, your boots will definitely get a lot of “work” this year.  If you see them starting to look disgusting and falling apart, buy a new pair because they are a winter necessity

10. Don’t be afraid to ask fashion questions.  Whether you want advice from the salesperson at the store you are shopping at, or asking me, don’t be afraid because fashion is just like any other subject to learn, and everyone can always improve

New Years Eve Glamour

In Clothing, Resort on December 31, 2010 at 5:34 PM



I can’t believe it is already New Years Eve.  2010 was an overall good year, and there are great memories and achievements that I’ll never forget: attending Harvard this summer, creating Style Solutions, going on fun vacations with my family, seeing Jake Gyllenhaal (love him), and many more.  New Years Eve is the night to bring out your most glamorous and chic outfit, so don’t hold back.

Everyone celebrates New Years a different way – whether seeing Jamie Foxx at the Fountainebleu, waiting out in Times Square to watch the ball drop, or even just having a small party at home and watching Andy Cohen’s “Wig Drop” on Watch What Happens Live. My New Years Eve plans consist of going to the famous Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach for a big family dinner and dancing-the wig drop will be tvoed at home. Wherever you celebrate the new year, you can still look fashionable.

Most like to wear darker colors for New Years Eve, and I don’t have anything against that because darker colors do work for evening attire.  I personally think that I look better in lighter colors, so I’ll show you my New Years Eve look tomorrow.  There are three dresses that I’ve found in my “internet shopping” that I think are pretty options for this evening:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get out your New Years hats, your party dress, and your dancing shoes, and celebrate the new year in a fun and fashionable way.

Ida and Harry At The Fountainebleu

In On Location, Resort on December 30, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Hello from Palm Beach!  I just arrived from Miami, and although I am happy to be here, I miss Miami so much.  I was supposed to stay in Miami for three days, but due to the blizzard -which I am happier reading about in the Post than living in it- I could only stay for two days.  The people, food, scene, and of course fashion make the Fountainebleu resort the hottest hotel in Miami.  Although I was only there for a short amount of time, I am still able to give you a store profile on the resort’s most popular store: Ida and Harry.

The store named after the owner’s grandparents, Ida and Harry is the most glamorous, chic, yet very expensive store at the Fountainebleu.  Don’t go to Ida and Harry if you are on a budget, but do go if you want a guide to the hottest trends or to just splurge.

Ida and Harry is full of a variety of Herve Leger dresses in many colors, a wall of clothing full of adorable winter coats, city-girl blazers, RED Valentino pieces, lots of jeans and leggings, LBD’s, sweaters, and more.  On tables, there are piles of sequin shirts that are to die for by brands such as Halston Heritage.  There are also some cool t-shirts that have a vintage look with old time celebs on it like Elvis Presley.

For those of you who love accessories like me, Ida and Harry has a wall full of shoes that differ by color, height, and brand.  Also on the wall – in addition to on a table- are purses in different patterns, colors, and designers that will both work for resort and once you get back home.  By the register is a case of expensive jewlery that is full of gorgeous pieces, but make sure you really love what you’re looking at before purchasing, because the jewelry is pricey.

Ida and Harry is a store I like to look in more than to shop in, but I have found great pieces through the years on sale, and I am still a huge fan.  Even if you’re not going to buy, check out Ida and Harry if you’re in Miami because it really is a fun, glamorous, and adorable store to browse in.

 

Protect Your Skin

In Beauty, Resort on December 28, 2010 at 10:58 AM

If you’re hanging out on the beach on the East Coast or taking over the ski slopes on the West Coast for winter break, you must protect your skin.  Sunscreen is the last thing I want to put on my body: it can smell, feel gross, and all of the above.  However, it’s a necessity.  My dad is a dermatologist, so I’ve been taught from a very young age that wearing sunscreen on a hot sunny day is crucial – especially for people who have fair skin.

My dad sells his own line of products, but when I asked him what the best over the counter sunscreen is, he said the Neutrogena Age Shield SPF 90 with Helioplex.  This sunscreen is known for best overall protection and as you can see, the UV protection is clearly a plus with SPF 90. One of the reasons that this sunscreen is liked is because it has helioplex.  As said on futurederm.com, helioplex is a stabilized, patented combination of oxybenzone and avobenzone that has been demonstrated in clinical tests to provide longer-lasting UVA protection than most other sunscreens.  If you want an inexpensive sunscreen ($9.95 on amazon.com) that will provide overall sun protection, this Neutrogena product will do the trick.

If you’re one of those people who just won’t put on sunscreen (sometimes I’m like that), protect yourself with some fashionable clothing/accessories.  Put on a cute fedora -they’re so in-, some oversized sunglasses (Nicole Richie would be proud), and a cute bathing suit coverup when you’re not in the water.  For those of you on the slopes, you’re already covered with ski gear, so you want to focus on covering your face.  Any form of protection is a plus, but sunscreen is of course the best.

 

 

 

 

Put on your sunscreen and fashionable “protection pieces”, and you’ll be ready for a day in the sun.

The Palm Beach Shoe

In Resort, Shoes on December 27, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Last night might have been the worst blizzard I’ve experienced in NYC, but that hasn’t stopped me from getting ready to go to Miami and Palm Beach.  Now leaving on Wednesday, all I can think about is resort fashion.  For a week, (starting today) I will only be blogging about resort fashion: not only will I give Style Solutions, but I will also do store profiles (later in the week) on my favorite boutiques in Miami and Palm Beach.  Some of my favorite shopping of the year takes place in the “sunshine state”, so I want to give you a taste of Miami and Palm Beach style

When going to Florida, I tend to pack a lot because there are so many different activities going on during the day: going to the beach, going to town, going out at night, etc. Since I’m bringing lots of clothes, I try to minimize the amount of shoes. Great shoes that are perfect for day time, the beach, and a casual evening are Jack Rogers.

Jack Rogers defines the the Palm Beach shoe: they’re fashionable, comfortable, and colorful.  I own a bunch of Jack Rogers, but I don’t like to have the same styles that everyone else has.  Rogers comes out with a different resort shoe each season that brings diversity and fun to his collection.  Jack Rogers just came out with a “Bahamas Navajo Jelly” that is perfect to throw in your beach bag or even dress up with a “summery” dress.  The classic Navajo sandal that you see everyone wearing is now available in this younger look, and I think it’s a great addition to Rogers’ collection.

The sandal comes in five colors: white, turquoise, pink, yellow, and black: the turquoise is my favorite.  The black and white are the safer choices, but I say go for something bright because I hate the thought of a dark outfit in Florida.

Buy these $68 jelly’s, and they will bring variety to your shoe closet and style to your resort outfits.