Olivia Palermo’s Shorts Style

April 24, 2014 | Heather

Olivia Palermo has an enviable sense of style and is frequently featured on all the fashion blogs. The well-dressed socialite mixes feminine classics with contemporary cuts, often pairing vintage dresses with color-blocked blazers. The newly engaged fashionista picks her favorite Shirts for perfect weekend summer style and the secrets to her sartorial success.

Shop Olivia’s Favorites:

1. Trina Turk Corbin Short

2. Vince Boxer Short

3. Diane von Furstenberg Naples Shorts

4. Haute Hippie Summer Short

5. Rory Beca Pae Drawstring Short

6. Skies Are Blue Indigo Eyelet Short

Get The Look: Kate Moss

April 23, 2014 | Heather

Model. Fashionista. All-around superstar. Kate Moss has who’s-that-girl style. Edgy, yet always wearable; polished, yet streetwise, Moss knows how to piece together a fashion forward look. Today’s sophisticated GTL is appropriate for many occasions, transitioning perfectly from late summer to early fall. Wearable for work when a tad more buttoned-up, this outfit also goes for late afternoon cocktails or Sunday brunch. Simply pair a sateen pant in blushing nude or pink with a black button-up. Pop the collar and button it down a bit for Moss’s edge, then add a chain-edged clutch, star-worthy Ray Bans, and a pointy-toed pump (all in black). The key is adding these edgy accessories, which takes this outfit from basic blush and black to something streetwise and sexy.

1. Ray-Bans Wayfarer Sunglasses: Celebrity shades. Everyone looks star-worthy in classic Ray Bans. An investment in a lifetime of style, these iconic black shades add the IT factor to any look from office to beach. Black plastic frames shaped in Ray-Ban’s signature wayfarer style and embellished with logo lettering.

2. Stella Mccartney Falabella Pouch Clutch: Edged in chain and whipstitched detailing, this simple pouch clutch takes a slim shape and makes it fashion forward. Bringing a bit of Moss’s moto-inspired style to nighttime events, this black clutch also works for day as Kate wore it. Finished with a chunky chain strap that can be carried around the wrist or in hand.

3. Kate Spade New York Licorice Pump: Style maven staple. A black pointy pump is forever stylish. Whether you wear a pair with your power suit or your skinny jeans, a pointy toe is always chic. Kate Spade did her version up with classic lines and a 3 inch heel in polished patent leather. We love a pump with cropped pants this year, just like Moss wore.

4. J Crew Silk Blouse: Perfection is achieved with J. Crew’s black button-up. Button up for the office or button down for an evening out, this shirt will be your go-to all year long with its trim cut, classic shape, and all-around versatility. Wear a million different ways: tucked into crops, open over your bikini, buttoned up with a pencil skirt, or slouchy with boyfriend jeans for the weekend. We simply cannot live without our button-ups!

5. Marc by Marc Jacobs  Cosmo Satin Pants: A blush pink or peachy nude cropped pant in a flat or sateen finish is the centerpiece of Kate Moss’s look. This fresh color and mod shape are both polished and edgy, a combination that guarantees stand-out style. Look for a pant with slim legs, a wide flat waistband, and a modern high waistline to pull off Kate’s outfit perfectly. Finish with a brass-buckled leather belt.

Beauty Spotlight: Shani Darden

April 21, 2014 | Heather

Today I am very excited to introduce my beauty spotlight on Shani Darden: mom, business owner, and skin care guru to the stars. She has worked with A-Listers like Jessica Alba and Minka Kelly (who tweeted “Shani Darden Has Changed My Skin!“). Her impressive resume extends to her skincare line, the self-named Shani Darden collection. Just in time for the holidays, these amazing products have the power to perk up your tired winter skin, even out blemishes, and infuse a Christmas glow to your face. This line is a no-fail route to celebrity-worthy skin and makes a perfect gift for your loved ones…and yourself!

Shandi’s Beauty Must Haves:

1. Retinol Reform: “Retinol Reform is such an amazing anti-aging product that is beneficial in so many ways. It helps to boost collagen in the skin, reduces, and prevents fine lines and wrinkles, lightens pigmentation and helps to control acne. It’s a product I can’t live without.”

2. IS Clinical C15: “IS Clinical C15 is an antioxidant that can be used every morning to help protect your skin from pollutants and UV damage. It helps with free radical damage which causes aging skin. It’s also great for discoloration.”

3. Hydra Cool Serum: “Hydra Cool Serum is great for all skin types. It’s hydrating and can be used alone or layered with a moisturizer for drier skin types. It’s also very calming and can be used for irritated or acneic skin.”

4. Active Serum: “Active Serum is one of my favorite products! It is great for congested or acneic skin as well as hyperpigmentation. It helps to smooth the texture of your skin by reducing fine lines and wrinkles while giving your skin a glow!

5. IS Clinical Cleansing Complex: “IS Clinical Cleansing Complex is a gentle cleanser for all skin types. It removes makeup, dirt, oil, and unclogs pores without stripping your skin of its natural oils and over-drying it.

6. Control Correctives Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30: “Control Correctives Oil Free Sunscreen is the best oil free sunscreen, and it doesn’t feel like a sunscreen. It goes on smooth and won’t clog your pores!”

7. IS Clinical Powder Sunscreen: “IS Clinical Powder Sunscreen SPF 20 is a lightweight powder that goes on smooth and gives you just the right amount of coverage. Not only does it protect your skin from UV rays, it’s easy to apply throughout the day when you’re on the go.”

Weekend Getaway Essentials

April 17, 2014 | Heather

Nothing’s quite like the feel of the transition from snowy, windy winters to warm, cheery spring and summer. The flowers are blooming, the sound of children playing outside fills the afternoon air, and the sight of brunch-goers delights the streets Sunday afternoons. But, as the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers!

Whether you’re headed to the Hamptons for a weekend stay, shopping with girlfriends, or enjoying a day at the beach here is a list of essentials to ensure that you’ll have the perfect time, hassle-free.

The Look For Less: Ashley Tisdale

April 12, 2014 | Heather

Pooch and purse in arms, Ashley Tisdale takes on her day in an fresh look for spring. A go-to outfit for running errands, a backyard BBQ or having lunch with the girls, Tisdale goes urban cowgirl with her All-American blue denim and white blouse. A nubby leather bootie with a stacked heel adds to the down-home charm, while a posh quilted purse gives this look an glam finish. To steal her look for less, pair denim blue cutoffs with a floaty white blouse, brown booties, and a girly edge, like a glam bag or stack of gold bangles.

1. Sam Edelman Petty Boot: A go-to bootie for outfits and seasons to come, Sam Edelman’s Petty Bootie is an instant classic with its olive brown color, nubby finish, and stacked leather heel. A side zipper ensures a snug fit, and an always-classic almond toe guarantees years of wearability. Pair with shorts and skinnies, even a flirty floral dress (think Taylor Swift’s sweet country style).

2. Rebecca Minkoff  Quilted Mini Affair Cross Body Bag: Go quilted to capture Ashley’s So Cal glam. Quilted bags are all the rage, from classic Chanel to this affordable Rebecca Minkoff bag. Interwoven leather traces the brushed gunmetal chain strap, which can be worn long or doubled. Pair with any look, summer to fall, for a polished finish.

3. Genetic Stevie Rigid Shorts: All-American. It doesn’t get more summer in the States than denim blue cutoffs. Whether you choose your shorts with a raw edge or roll ‘em up like Tisdale, get an ultra fresh look when you pair them with white.

4. Joie Marru Split-Neck Silk Top: Ashley’s star style is yours with this split neck top from Joie. A tunic cut is fresh with a long, slim body, button cuffs and a breezy split neck. Its lightweight silk fabrication makes it an easy-breezy throw-on-and-go with cutoffs or over your swimwear.

Summer Beauty Bag

April 9, 2014 | Heather

Warm weather calls for a streamlined approach to makeup and hair. Maximize your summer beauty by minimizing your routine! I love to comb through tons of new products each season to bring you my latest and greatest discoveries. Now that summer is almost here, I’ve rounded up some of my absolute favorite can’t-leave-home-without-them concealers, sunscreens, scents, mascaras and more. Take a peek inside my beach beauty bags before you hit the surf.

1. Josie Maran Argan Concealer Crayon
ultra-hydrating concealer crayon is infused with argan oil that makes blending a cinch. It seamlessly smoothes over blemishes, dark circles, and uneven pigment, with no caking, creasing, pastiness, or fading away. he non-cakey pigment layers for coverage as light or intense as I need it to be, with a chubby, retractable tip that never tugs, just glides like butter and leaves a veil of creamy color that erases boo-boos and matches my skin tone. Whether you color inside or outside the lines, it’s got you covered.

2. RAMY Perfect Brow Wand: As featured on the Today show! Finally! A waterproof double duty gel pen, the Perfect Brow Wand takes eyebrow perfection to the next level by combining a universally flattering eyebrow filler and pure highlighter in one easy to use wand. The brow filler works on ANY hair color, from pale blonde, silver or red to medium brown or black. The Highlighter end is colorless and adds pure light to emphasize your arches or wake up tired eyes!

3. Vincent Longo Volume Plus Mascara: Create dramatic lashes in a single stroke with Volume Plus Mascara. This luxurious, rich black mascara coats each lash for buildable volume. The specially shaped brush was designed to apply the no-flake formula from root to tip while silk fibers wrap each lash for defined drama. Create natural volume with a single swipe, or layer multiple coats of this creamy formula for a high-impact look. A signature blend of algae extracts keeps this buildable mascara soft and supple and helps to strengthen lashes and encourage growth

4. Essie Tart Deco: My go-to color as soon as the weather warms up! It’s for the girl who likes bold
spring colors, not pastels. I think is is the perfect pop of color on my toes. This Essie Tart Deco Nail Polish is perfect for fun in the sun. 

5. L’Oreal BB Cream: Magic Skin Beautifier: I’ve heard a lot about bb creams, and was a little hesitant to try one. After reading tons of reviews about this product, I decided to give the L’Oreal bb cream a shot. I’m glad I did, because it’s great! It is very lightweight and gives a matte finish.

6. Imperial Tea By Kilian: By Kilian Imperial Tea Eau de Parfum is the scent of jasmine from a brewed cup of tea that will give you a delicate sensation of refreshment. The perfect light scent for summer.

7. Shani Darden Control Correctives Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30: Shani’s celebrity clients include Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington Whitley, Minka Kelly and countless others. They all agree that the Shani Darden Control Correctives Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30 is a must have to protect your skin daily from the sun’s damaging rays. I use this everyday, as well as the Retinol Reform and I am a firm believer in her entire line.

8. Fiji Water: Hilary Duff keeps hydrated with Fiji Water and even hosted the Fiji Days of Summer Event in Sag Harbor, NY. We all know how important it is to stay hydrated especially as the temperatures climb, so I always have my water bottle with me. It truly is the fountain of youth.

Trending: Prints, Separates & More

April 7, 2014 | Heather

After a very long Winter, we’re welcoming Spring with open arms — and a fresh set of trends. And because nothing makes us feel quite so ready for a new season as a new wardrobe, here is the must-haves from all the major Spring ’14 runways. This is what you what you can expect to see in stores this upcoming season.

Get The Look: Minka Kelly

April 4, 2014 | Heather

Weekend Style Inspiration! Girl-on-the-go Minka Kelly travels in style…and comfort. Pulled together, yet not too fussy, her weekend look combines this spring’s must have printed cropped track pants for an on-trend, contemporary look with a simple white tee. Minka mixes high and low with her luxury Celine crossbody bag and casual slip on sneakers.  This easy spring look is perfect for last minute  travels, weekend strolls through the park, and summer shopping. Steal Minka’s style with the following pieces:

1.  Ella Moss  ‘Kori’ Print Front Crop Pants

2.  Rag & Bone  Kent Suede Slip On Sneakers

3. Rebecca Minkoff  Marlowe Mini Cross Body Bag

4.  Ray-Ban  Original Aviator Sunglasses

5.  Michael Kors  Preppy Chic Petite Lexington Watch

6.  Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Integrated Butterfly Necklace

7.  James Perse Short Sleeve V Neck Tee

Spring Training

April 3, 2014 | Heather

Knock your style out of the ballpark. Our team has assembled a list of pieces exclusively for spring training, from the most basic to the trendiest of trends. I’ve recruited help from a variety of designers to take your sporty look to something that is also streetwise. Cover all your bases with a basic legging, a chic pair of aviators, a fresh hoodie, and a basic tee…then hit the highlight reel with some trendy accessories: a vibrant sport short, a red hot sneaker, and a designer tote decked out with a sparkly charm.

1. Faith Connexion Black Bi-Fabric Leggings
The fundamentals. The black legging is still our favorite loungewear go-to. Wear from workout to weekend with Faith Connexion’s moto styling, suede panels and sleek, skinny legs. Works afterhours with leather or lace!

2. Golden Goose Strawberry Suede Francy Sneakers
Francy Dancy. Got your kicks with these strawberry red sneaks. Styled in suede, they are finished with classic laces, decorative rivets, and a leather star cutout. A side zip makes for easy-on, easy-off. Pair back to skinnies and your favorite tee.

3. Dsquared Black Metal Frame Aviator Sunglasses
Shield the sun and make more plays with Dsquared’s classic black metal frames. These aviators have all the lines of a classic, but in a mod monochromatic scheme. Dark lenses with logo detail.

4. Duvetica Full Zip Acanto Jacket
Sporty spice. This hot windbreaker provides warmth without any bulk. Its slim nylon shell is lined with cozy cotton and then finished with gathered sleeves, zippered pockets and a sporty hoodie. Wear to and from workout over yoga wear or running gear.

5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag Charm
Accessorize your gym look with Marc Jacobs sparkly tag-along. Clip to your gym bag or key fob for a touch of spring’s neon obsession.

6. Splendid  Soft Melange Shorts
Designers and fashionistas are obsessed with tangerine in any form: be it a tank top or a cuff bracelet. Follow the obsession with Splendid’s Soft Melange Shorts. Pair back to a tee and sandals and showcase those legs with curved hems, an drawstring waist and slant pockets.

7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Blue Nylon Tote
This large textile tote in navy blue stands out in a crowd, while it’s unstructured style remains demure. Perfect for gym clothes, a trip to the farmer’s market or travel, this handy tote is detailed with leather logo, handles, small side pockets.

Best Bling For Your Buck

April 2, 2014 | Heather

As any Slave to Fashion knows, the best way to get to enhance any outfit is by piling on plenty of sparkle. And this season, smart Slaves to Fashion know it needs to be done on a budget. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but affordable jewelry is her new numero uno ally in the war against unnecessary spending. I have chosen some of my go-to favorite inexpensive jewelry around, hitting every major trend (crystals, hammer stud earrings, dainty cocktail rings) all under $80. Check it out now, and let me know which looks are your favorites!

1. Gorjana  Carmel Tiny Hammered 2. Stella & Dot Rhea Bangles 3. Gorjana Shimmer Infinity Ring
4. Stella & Dot Bardot Spiral Bangle 5. SunaharA Malibu Link Ring 6. Kate Spade New York  Things We Love Adjustable Love Ring 7. Stella & Dot Eden Bangle