The Effortless Traveler – Style Guide

There’s nothing like being on a long haul flight and realizing that you’ve packed terribly. You’re uncomfortable or you can’t fall asleep — and you’re trapped for the next 8 hours.  It can even be a pretty terrible feeling if its only a short flight. So, I’ve compiled a list of 12 Must Have’s to ensure a comfortable, effortlessly chic flight.  All you need to add is your favorite playlist and a couple pre-downloaded books and movies on the iPad, and you’re set!

Effortlessly Chic Travel

Airport Chic

– 1 – Short Boots, Steve Madden – 2 – Noise Cancelling Headphones, Bose – 3 – Sweater Tunic, Alice & Olivia – 4 – Leggings, Vince – 5 – Travel Sleep Set, Sofia Cashmere – 6 – Tassle Loafers, Madewell – 7 – Handbag, 3.1 Phillip Lim – 8 – Cosmetic Set, First Aid Beauty – 9 – Cashmere Slippers, White + Warren – 10 – Patterned Scarf, Madewell – 11 – Hard Suitcase, Longchamp – 12 – iPad Air, Apple

Valentine’s Day in the Country – Style Guide

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. What’s your hubbie/boyfriend/that one-night stand who won’t stop texting you planning? Suppose he decides that this year, instead of the standard dinner/drinks routine, you guys should rent a cabin upstate and spend the long weekend taking country walks, cooking and getting a little cozy cozy in front of the fire just the two of you – adorable right?! But how in the world do you dress for such an event? You need warm clothes that are laid-back and comfortable (stilettos and country walks do not mix).

So, here’s a guide to help you look great on your Valentine’s Day country escape without seeming like you tried too hard (nobody likes a high maintenance girl, right? …although we all are a little bit, or is that just me).

Valentine's Day

1 – Hunter Wellies, Saks Fifth Avenue – 2 – Love Sweater, Chinti & Parker – 3 – Statement Necklace, JCrew – 4 – Gold Watch, Burberry – 5 – Loafer Flats, Chiara Ferragni – 6 – Baseball Hat, JCrew – 7 – Skinny Jeans, Rag and Bone – 8 – Wax Cotton Jacket, Barbour – 9 – Heart Scarf, Burberry – 10 – Handbag, Chloe – 11 – Knee Socks, Cole Haan

What to Wear this New Year’s Eve – Style Guide

Ever the procrastinator, I have no idea what I’m wearing tonight.  Luckily I’m taking it pretty easy this year; however, one requirement  holds true whether you’re sitting on your couch or heading to the hottest club in Miami — sequins. So, here’s a little inspiration for you (and me!) for tonight’s festivities, no matter where you are or what you’re doing…

NYE Style1 – Miniature Champagne Bottle, Pommery – 2 – Sequined Dress, Alice & Olivia – 3 – Sequined Strappy Heels, Jimmy Choo – 4 – New Year’s Headband, Party City – 5 – Black Suede Pumps, L.K. Bennett – 6 – Quilted Bag, Rebecca Minkoff – 7 – Leather Leggings, Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville – 8 – Sleeveless Silk Top, Topshop – 9 – Sparkly Chain Necklace, Banana Republic – 10 – Red Lipstick, Lancome – 11 – Strapless Sequined Dress, Jill Stuart – 12 – Perfume, Dior – 13 – Leather Jacket, Alice & Olivia

Beach Getaway – Style Guide

It’s not even Christmas, and I’m already frantically trying to find a way to a beach to escape the chilly Northeast.  It’s snowed twice this week and it’s only Wednesday! Really unacceptable.  So, in the spirit of dreaming (Miami anyone??), here’s my style guide for the perfect beach getaway.

Beach Getaway1 – Bikini, Tory Burch, Top & Bottom 2 – Beach Bag, Kate Spade 3 – Gauze Top, Melissa Obadash 4 – Beach Bat Set, Aha Life 5 – Sunglasses, Oliver Peoples 6 – One-Piece Bathing Suit, Miu Miu 7 – Perfume, Bobbi Brown 8 – Notebook, Sloane Stationary 9 – Facial Sunscreen, Coola 10 – Sun Hat, Eric Javits 11 – Sarong, Calypso St. Barth’s 12 – Beach Cover Up, Mara Hoffman 13 – Sunless Tanning Lotion, St. Tropez 14 – Strappy Heels, Estaleca 15 – Colorful Sandals, K Jacques St. Tropez 16 – Jean Shorts, 7 for all Mankind 17 – Beach Blanket, Artemare 18 – Bikini, Mara Hoffman 19 – Sunscreen, Banana Boat 20 – Earrings, Kate Spade

Winter Ski Trip – Style Guide

This winter I’ll be heading to Vail, Colorado for some skiing with some of my very best friends, and I literally couldn’t be more excited. If you’re headed out West like me or to the Alps for your winter sport, here’s what you’ll need to stay warm and look great.

Ski Style Post
1 – Ski Jacket – Canada Goose, 2 –Pom Hat – Topshop, 3 – Ski Gloves – KJUS, 4 – Ski Goggles – Smith Optics, 5 – Ski Pants – North Face, 6 – Scarf – JCrew, 7 – Lip Balm – Rosebud Salve, 8 – Skis – Afterbang, 9 – Boots – Tory Burch, 10 – Long Johns – JCrew, 11 – Top – Wildfox, 12 – Facial Moisturizer – Bobbi Brown, 13 – Thermal Socks – Gorsuch, 14 – Sun Protectant – Kiehl’s