Equipment top (similar) / BDG shorts / Nona E. Rose belt / Bass shoes / vintage bag / House of Harlow 1960 sunnies (similar) / Nixon watch / etc… bracelets
If you couldn’t already tell, I spent last week in the Hamptons with some friends and had my first real getaway vacay in about a year, which was a nice treat.
As per usual, I ended up overpacking and with a lot of red, white, and blue in my suitcase because I felt it was necessary to be patriotically prepared for any occasion during the 4th of July holiday.
This easy breezy top and comfy, yet cute cork heeled shoes were perfect pieces for vacations like this where you need to go from casual-hanging-by-the-pool looks during the day to the Heidi-Klum-just-stole-my-table looks in the evening. #HamptonsProblems
Check out more of my #HamptonsProblems from last week on Twitter.
On Liz: Rachel Pally dress / Christian Louboutin shoes (sample sale, similar online) / etc… chandelier necklace (fall 2012 collection) / vintage clutch and cuff
On Jill: Similar dress online / Christian Louboutin shoes
Loomstate 3-in-1 convertible dress / Urban Expressions bag (TJMaxx) / Simply Vera sandals / CLO bralette / House of Harlow 1960 sunnies (Crush Boutique)
As a stylist working for myself, I tend to forget to take vacations. This past week I managed to trade in the city life for the relaxing vacation life with a wedding at a resort and then a beach house with the bride, groom, and some friends in the Hamptons.
You may have been following my @dear_andi tweets with hashtags like #hamptonsproblems and figured this out yourself.
Of course, you can’t take the city girl out of me and I was probably the only person wearing black out there. Though, my Loomstate multi-functional dress was not only convertible, but could easily transition from day to night.
Elizabeth & James top / Zara jeans (similar online) / J.Lo shoes / Gypsy Nation vintage bag / etc… watchband bracelets / Gypsies & Debutantes friendship bracelet / rings c/o Vanessa Mooney / Free People sunnies (similar online)
With all of the traveling that I tend to do, it’s tough to pack “outfits,” so I usually opt for pieces that are interchangeable—hence my gravitation towards the color black. I love these neutral pieces because they can be dressed down like so, or they can each be bumped up a notch with other pieces.
Zara jacket / Gap Body tank / Ever skirt (similar online) / Ray Ban sunnies / Nona E. Rose belt / etc… braided watchband bracelet / Gypsies & Debutantes bracelets (coming soon, others online) / Plenty by Tracy Reese shoes (similar online) / vintage bag, earrings and all other jewelry
I’m not usually one for polished lady-like looks like the fabulous Saucy Glossie—especially with my busy lifestyle and trekking all over the city, but sometimes I can’t resist a beautifully designed find like this silk pleated skirt I found at the Barney’s Warehouse Sale. Of course, I had to make it more my style by mixing it with black pieces to give it an edge.
STYLIST TIP: When wearing a ladylike skirt, make sure to pair it accordingly with ladylike accessories like a structured bag and classic pumps to look put together (stay away from slouchy bags and wedges this time).
Vintage dress / H&M belt / Simply Vera by Vera Wang sandals (similar online) / Cambridge Satchel Company bag / Nixon watch / etc… watchband bracelets / Gypsies + Debutantes bracelets (coming soon, others online)
photos by Nicole Rowley at The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
I’m usually not one for up-do’s, but rising temperatures and a back detail like this definitely call for one.
It’s funny that I have friends asking me about hair styling advice recently, when I rarely do more than run a flat iron over my own hair—I’m a wardrobe stylist, not a hair stylist. Though, I’ve picked up a few tricks here and there from hair stylists on shoots that I’ve worked on.
Braids are the easiest way to look instantly more pulled together when you’re having one of those bad hair days and this ‘do, though looks more complex than it is, couldn’t be simpler. It even lasted for what would have been 2 bad hair days thanks to the humid weather we’ve been having in NYC!
- Braid hair into two sections (a loose french braid works best) and secure with clear elastics.
- Next, pull one braid across the crown of the head and secure with bobby pins.
- Do the same with the other braid and tuck the ends under the first braid.
- Secure with u-shaped pins for more hold.
Beauty Secret: Loose hair and hair that frames one’s face is always more flattering for one’s face. Don’t pull your hair into a tight up-do or ponytail unless you’re prepared for a harsher look.
Kimchi Blue romper (similar online) / Simply Vera by Vera Wang sandals (similar online) / J.Crew hat (mine is from Brimfield Antique Fair, imported from Ecuador and sold to J.Crew!) / Gypsy Nation vintage bag (Artists and Fleas) / etc… Modern Vintage necklace and watchband bracelet / Gypsies + Debutantes bracelets (coming soon, others online) / Alex and Ani bracelets / Shaya bangles
I can’t resist studs—especially when they’re on accessories and done right. As much as I love the styles from the classic East Village punk shop Trash and Vaudeville, I don’t want to look like I walked out of an 80’s music video.
I do, however, like to balance out what could look cutesy (like a romper) with an edge.
It was the perfect outfit for a stroll around Brooklyn for my neighborhood’s annual “Sunday Funday” festival where I picked up a hand made coffee table from reclaimed wood and piping, as well as some yummy treats from By Brooklyn. The studs may have even helped me get through the crowds of people there.
All Saints sweater and scarf / C&C California dress / Worishofer shoes / Gypsies + Debutantes bracelets / Alex and Ani bangles / etc… watchband bracelet / Warby Parker sunnies
While on my weekend getaway in Maine, I completely forget that it’s not quite summer everywhere and it was a bit chillier than I expected—in fact, about 20 degrees colder than expected.
These easy breezy pieces from one of my favorite stores, All Saints, are my go-to travel companions. They worked for not only the long car ride, but for watching the sun set too…from Maine to NYC.
Even the pink haired Lana Soussan of 1 part edgy, 1 part glam jewelry line, Gypsies + Debutantes, told me that the equally edgy meets glam shop, All Saints, was the best thing that happened to the Boston shopping scene recently.
***Check out the ARCHIVE section on AllSaints.com for major discounts!***