Style Snap! It’s not summer without a party in the Hamptons, and it’s not a Hamptons party if it’s not a ‘white party’! Enter Bella Magazine’s White Party 2014 at the Southampton Inn hosted by Laura Prepon! How does one stand out in a sea of style attire that’s made to blend in? Crochet! Texture and and a touch of two-tone in my neutral maxi create interest without leaving a craving for color! Another ‘dress appropriate’ home run from one of my favorite designers, Dana Maxx!
Style Side Note: All white accessories via GILT and bracelet via Joanna Maxham! Waves via me via MIRACURL!
Style Snap: Getaway! Hello Chicago! Coral, stripes and everything nice at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago! It’s safe to say of the four seasons, summer is my favorite in Chicago! Hello Oak Street Beach! My Joe Fresh striped shorts and new clutch (via Christian Siriano sample sale) were the perfect remedy to throw a change up into my ‘summer cutoffs’ uniform! Fresh city, fresh shorts! Oh and all under $100! Hello “Under 100 Club”!
Style Snap! Can you feel it?! Ahhh! Summer sample sale time is here! In what other world can you squeeze a one-of-kind Christian Siriano into the “Under 100 Club”?! Only in New York! Only at a sample sale! I made friends (hi Katie) with gals in the dressing room who came all the way from Virginia Beach to pick up a top or wallet (or two)! Smart! Shoes never sold before came straight off the runway and into my closet for under $100! S-C-O-R-E!
Style Side Note: Take the time to try! Separates are a risky fit, but a great reward when you find ‘the one’! And it usually cashes in at the best sale price points. Shorts for $50! Just sayin’!
Style Snap! Summer in the city! Back in New York and back to chic city separates (make that sale separates) with a touch of heat! What’s the perfect way to break up my H&M black and whites? Accordion pleats! S-C-O-R-E on my little blue skirt that cashed in at under $40 via Zara on sale!
Style Snap: Getaway! Live from Las Vegas! Here’s a winning secret…the hottest spot on the strip isn’t a casino, hotel or even a steakhouse! Look no further than GIADA for the best dining experience in LV! Good thing I dressed the part for dinner with TV superstar chef, Giada DeLaurentiis, in my minty fresh Elizabeth & James dress (hello under $50 via Burlington)!
Open less than a month, you’re likely to run into the star herself overseeing the scene at her very first restaurant endeavor! I did! Wahoo! It makes perfect sense seeing as how you feel like you’re eating fresh home made pasta in her very own living room (and an oh so stylish one at that)! SCORE!
Style Side Note: I’m perfectly obsessed with my Wilma & Ethel necklace, just FYI!
Style Snap: Getaway! Live from Las Vegas! Excuse me I have to take this, it’s the “Under 100 Club” calling….and they want their jumpsuit back! Looks like an embarrassment of riches thanks to the silver train at Zara, and yes I’m on board for a night out at The Cosmopolitan Hotel! Choo choo! My look cashed in at just around $99 and thanks to the lucky number 24, so did my winnings on the roulette table! SCORE! Blue Ribbon Sushi for everyone!
Style Snap: Getaway! LA —> LV is as simple as 1) floral romper (via Topshop) 2) white denim jacket (via SAKS Off 5th) 3) gold sandals (via Zara)! All “Under 100 Club” members operating at over 10,000 feet! I’m feeling lucky! Now if only choosing red or black was as easy (roulette here I come)!
Style Snap: Getaway! Kisses from BONOBOS! I had a blast checking out the pretty patterns and haute swimsuits oh my at the opening of BONOBOS on La Brea (yes, suddenly I’m so LA)! Sugarfish catering + high men’s style was enough to fill the room with fave fans like my friend and host, Micah Jesse! While it was a night to celebrate the guys, here’s a fun style side note…check out their women’s label AYR for fab jeans and more!
Style Side Note: My graphic and frilly mixed whites come via H&M — two fresh new “Under 100 Club” members in one look! Oh the summer mix and match capabilities! My Wilma & Ethel necklace and GILT chain bag are my fave party companions!
Party Photos via Guest Of A Guest
Style Snap: Getaway! From the Sony Lot to Santa Monica, snakeskin is in! For iconic power dressing texture is key! A skirt suit reaches new heights when asymmetrical like this Topshop number and my Joe Fresh blouse is all silk…and it’s all under $100! “Under 100 Club”, all the time! If you’re looking for me you can find me at Suite 700 (Shangri-La Hotel Rooftop haute spot)!
Style Side Note: Something happened on the way out of Wilshire! A farmer’s market where I met Wilma & Ethel! The label behind my new neck candy (vintage feel, modern flair) believes that friends that play together stay together! My new “Under 100 Club” necklace and I are totally playing and staying together! Click through for a close up!
Style Snap: Getaway! Hello from LA LA land! Nothing like a power floral shorts suit to brighten up a 6am airport stint! Feeling all jet set and no jet lag thanks to my Zara separates cashing in at “Under 100 Club” prices! As I devoured sweets at Joan’s On Third, some fellow fashionistas were sweet on grabbing this look for themselves! My over the counter style tip? Don’t be afraid to try short suits this season! Go for it!