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The Romper Is the Classic Insta-Outfit

Transition a Romper Into Fall

Rompers are 100% a summer essential (for many reasons). They are easy, fun, convenient, and most of the time come in playful prints and designs.  Maximum style, minimal effort, I love a one-and-done outfit and nothing does that better than a go-to romper. There’s a reason why fashion girls wear rompers all summer. They want to look as cool and put-together as they always do, with minimal effort and minimal clothing — because who really wants to get dressed when it’s 85 degrees and 100 percent humidity outside?

With its soft stretch denim and spaghetti straps, the antique white Splendid La Paz romper is begging to be taken to brunch with friends or date night. The fitted shape looks perfect with cowboy boots (very Kate Moss) or rankle-strap platform sandal. You can also take the sweetness down a notch by wearing it with a fitted olive green military jacket, play up its sweet girly vibe via a wedge heel and add your own favorite belt. I’ve styled it with THIS one.

celebrities wearing splendid rompers

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If you’ve never considered the one-piece before, I’m here to talk you into it. Afraid it won’t flatter your frame or work for the occasion? I’ve rounded up the best playsuits on the market that work for just about every body type, every budget, and every summer event.

Style Tip: Try a romper as a swimsuit coverup like Shay Mitchell and Vanessa Hudgens! It’s a fun alternative to your go-to sundress and can be slipped on for a day of exploring after you hit the beach.

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How Celebrities Do Airport Style

The prospect of traveling somewhere new is always exciting. Then there’s the reality of moving through an airport to realize that airports are actually in no way exciting, but rather uncomfortable instead. It’s cold, you have to take your shoes off, people are likely going to be touching you and rummaging through your things. Then comes the actual plane ride where you’ll be sitting in an uncomfortable seat with little leg room for a few hours surrounded by complete strangers.

All in all, airports put a little dent into the fun of travel, but face it in style with an outfit that will keep you cozy, comfortable, and chic as you head through the airport gates on your way to your destination.

Comfortable Cardigan
Wearing a loose-fitting coat or knitted cardigan with pockets allows you to keep your wallet, passport, and travel documents in an easy-to-access spot while moving through the airport. A cozy cardigan can also do double duty as a blanket or pillow in case you need to warm up or get comfy on the plane ride.

Loose Fitting T-shirt
Temperatures at airports and on planes have a tendency to fluctuate. Layering is key when traveling, and your base layer should always start with a loose t-shirt. A cozy, grey, worn in a t-shirt is comfortable on its own and is light enough that you can still add layers without getting too hot.

Dark Sunglasses
If you tend to sleep on airplanes and wake up with red eyes, having a pair of dark sunglasses with you when you get off your flight is a good idea. As soon as you hear the announcement that the plane is landing, get your sunglasses on before you are exited out into the glare of the airport terminal’s fluorescent lights. Your eyes will thank you!

Your Comfiest Jeans
Put on your softest pair of beloved jeans when catching your next flight to ensure you stay warm, even on the most frigid flight. Jeans are the best thing to wear to the airport mainly because airports and planes are typically quite cold, but jeans are also breathable enough that if you land somewhere warm, you shouldn’t be too uncomfortable in them if you need to wait to change your outfit.

An Oversized Scarf
I always travel with a large, oversized scarf that offers extra warmth if my plane ride suddenly cools down. An oversized scarf can offer a great way to hide if you want some privacy while sleeping by pulling it up around your head. A balled up scarf can also make a great pillow, and blanket when you need it.

Comfortable Flat Shoes
Shoes are the most important item to consider to maximize your airport comfort. Unless you are traveling for work, wear a flat shoe so you can move through the airport quickly while carrying your luggage. Converse shoes are great because they match everything in your wardrobe and are small enough you can throw them in your carry on if you need to switch shoes quickly once you land.

Where to Buy The Swimsuits Celebrities Are Loving

The Swimsuit Trend That’ll Be Everywhere This Summer

As I combed through my swimsuits this past weekend I realized one thing: I’m coveting new ones. A flattering swimsuit is one of the hardest things to shop for. In addition to discovering a style that complements your body type, finding a brand that offers top and bottom sizing that works for you is incredibly frustrating. More importantly, time-consuming.

This season’s swimwear is rich with color, playful patterns, and style. With cool silhouettes from trendsetting designers such as PilyQ, Marysia, and For Love & Lemons, just to name a few, you’re going to have a hard time choosing just one. Today I want to ‘dive’ into where to buy the swimsuits celebrities are loving.

Marysia white-scallop-bikini

Knotted and scalloped details are making bikinis and one-pieces a lot more interesting, whether they’re placed on the bust, waist or shoulders. They offer an adorable finishing touch and are flattering on many body types.

The bandeau is a frontrunner in my book, with its classic lines, a convenient absence of tan lines, and the print on THIS ONE is gorgeous. But I’m also craving that vintage look, from pin-up bottoms to extra piping, sexy one-pieces to all-American stripes.

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Overall, I’m currently loving all these new trends, but I’m looking to get at least two new suits: one bandeau in my favorite blue color (see above) and one with palm print details. With so many on-trend options, from feminine ruffles to cool gingham, I fell in love with this season’s crop of new suits. So grab your favorite beach tote, your favorite book and head for the sun with me!

Dive into the summer season I’ve curated only the best Summer styles:

These Are Summer’s Best Shoes-Period

Cool, comfortable shoes keep us going in style and this spring, celebrities love a mix of classic and new and noteworthy silhouettes. I’ve rounded up my favorite spring shoes — from the latest A-List spring trends to all-time fashion favorites — for every occasion and budget.

The Lace-up Sandal

The lace-up sandal continues to dominate the spring shoe trends list, with Grecian roots that bring out our inner goddess. This spring, they feature sparkle, grommets, fringe, color blocking, and the prettiest palette. This is my statement shoe for all the things — last minute getaways, first dates, festivals, Sunday brunch, wedding guest dresses, or just because.

Timeless Slides

It’s (finally) that time to say goodbye to our boots and welcome our sandals with open arms. Now if you’ve been contemplating upgrading your sandal game, you may want to consider a pair of timeless neutral slides. The slide sandals will always make any (and all) summer looks seem effortless and cool-girl stylish. Plus, since they’re such a classic staple, you’ll never grow tired of them and you won’t feel the need to ditch them next season.

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rachel Bilson jeans and a white tee paired with an olive green jacket, grey floppy hat, and Gucci fur loafers

Celebrity Favorite Loafers

There’s a reason why every celebrity whose style I stalk rocks loafers on the regular. The nerdy trend, the timeless silhouette, and the fresh spring details (hello, beautiful bows and tassels) make the loafer a requirement in every it girl shoe lineup. They are a classic flat worth owning, regardless of trend. From trendsetters to prepsters to the hopeless romantics, it’s time to add a little loafer in your life.

the best celebrity shoes

Classic D’orsay flats

The shoe equivalent to a chic cutout dress, the beloved D’orsay flat highlights all the right places. This spring, eye-catching striped additions (I’m looking at you, J. Crew), soft suede shades, and the wear with everything nude neutrals are only a few of the excuses I’m using to add more of this all-star flat into my life.

Carrie Bradshaw’s Style Is So Easy To Recreate

I caught a rerun of Sex and the City last weekend, and it made me nostalgic for the girls and my own girls trip to New York last year. Sex and the City wrapped up its series with Carrie in Paris, going out with absolutely stunning style.  I say oui, oui! to color and sparkle to spin Parisian classics on edge (graphic black and white, stripes, dots). So follow me down memory lane…everyone could use a little Carrie in their wardrobes, no?
West Village at 66 Perry Street

Mixing prints is hot this season, so reference Carrie’s mix of horizontal and vertical stripes. And if you’re shopping for a light layered, take inspiration from Bradshaw’s playful jackets. A versatile neutral coat is all the more jaunty with a swing shape, glittering brooch, and colorful red umbrella. If you are really committed to the ‘Carrie’ look enter the SJP Collection ‘Title’ dress which is the most coveted dress in my closet. This dress was a holiday gift to me from Sarah Jessica and her partner George Malkemus, the CEO of — need you ask? — Manolo Blahnik. I know. Die.

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I picked some of my favorite ‘Carrie Bradshaw Style’ pieces and maybe they will inspire your own weekend or girls night out look…or perhaps your own afternoon curled up with reruns of SATC. And while you channel her outfits, keep Carrie’s words of wisdom uppermost in your mind: “The world is made up of two types of women, the simple girls and the Katie girls.”

Celebrity Style Detox Meal Plan

Celebrity Eating Healthy

Healthy Jennifer Aniston

This celebrity style four-day plan is filled with nourishing foods high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients to offset whatever happened over the weekend. It’s not a free pass to go whole-hog on days off, but it will help lessen the impact when you’ve overdone it.

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EVERY DAY

Fluids are key since extra salt, sugar, and alcohol can dehydrate your body. Start the day with a tall glass of water or a warm cup of any type of tea, then drink throughout the day, aiming for 64 to 100 ounces to flush out the pollutants from the weekend.

Plan to eat three meals, with lunch four hours after breakfast and dinner between 6 and 7. Focus on nutrient-dense foods that are low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals since weekend fare tends to be the opposite: high-calorie and low-nutrient.

Have an afternoon snack around 4 p.m. of green drink powder mixed in water or a smoothie. Look for one (such as Greens Plus) containing sea vegetables, probiotics, grasses, and enzymes that will help aid in digestion. You can also have a whole-food snack after dinner if you are hungry.

Take a multivitamin and at every meal pop a 1,000-milligram omega-3 supplement, which will help reduce the inflammation that can be caused by poor eating. (Talk to your doctor first if you are on any medications since omega-3s may interact with some meds.)

MONDAY

At each meal, divide your plate so that it’s half protein and half non-starchy veggies—carbs are off-limits since most weekend foods are filled with processed carbs.

Sample Menu:
Upon waking: 10 ounces warm water with lemon
Breakfast: Eggs with spinach and tomato; 8 ounces green tea
Throughout the morning: 24 ounces water
Lunch: Salmon avocado salad with lemon juice and olive oil; 8 ounces rooibos tea
Afternoon snack: Green drink powder mixed with 16 ounces water
Dinner: Almond-encrusted trout with watercress, asparagus, and yellow bell pepper; 8 ounces iced tea
Night snack: Celery with almond butter; 4 to 8 ounces water

Cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt with blueberries

TUESDAY

Stay the course with Monday’s plan, but loosen up a little and incorporate dairy and fruit to optimize the variety of vitamins, minerals, and protein. High-water, high-fiber fruits such as berries, grapefruit, pears, cantaloupe, olives, and avocado will help clean out your gut and get your digestive system back on course, while dairy contains B vitamins, calcium, and vitamin D, all of which you likely skimped on over the weekend. The best options are kefir, plain Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and butter, and organic is the very best. At meals, fill your plate with one-quarter protein, one-quarter fruit, and half non-starchy vegetables.

Sample Menu:
Upon waking: 10 ounces green tea
Breakfast: Cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt with blueberries, almonds, and flax or chia seeds; 8 ounces water with an orange slice
Throughout the morning: 24 ounces water with cucumber and sage or any combination of herbs
Lunch: Vegetable soup with tuna salad, sliced cucumber, and olives; 8 ounces iced rooibos tea
Afternoon snack: Green drink powder mixed with 16 ounces water
Dinner: Roasted turkey, bell pepper, mushroom, and tomato shish kebab with bok choy and cauliflower mash; 8 ounces water with lemon
Night snack: Carrots and hummus; 4 to 8 ounces water

rilled Salmon with Tomato

WEDNESDAY

Today you can add healthy starches, such as legumes, brown rice, and sweet potatoes, at meals, but stick to a half-cup serving size. Your plate should be one-quarter protein, one-quarter starch, and half non-starchy vegetables.

Sample Menu:
Upon waking: 10 ounces oolong tea
Breakfast: Smoked salmon with sliced tomato, avocado, and onion; 8 ounces water
Throughout the morning: 24 ounces iced unsweetened raspberry-flavored water
Lunch: Grass-fed beef burger (no bun) with baked sweet potato fries with mustard and side salad; 8 ounces warm water with lemon
Afternoon snack: Green drink powder mixed with 16 ounces water
Dinner: Roasted lemon chicken with broccoli and brown rice; 8 ounces white tea
Night snack: Sunflower seeds and nuts; 4 to 8 ounces water

Halibut with sautéed spinach

THURSDAY

Today should be a “go light” day in preparation for the weekend. If you know you’ll be throwing in the towel on healthy eating the next few days, following Monday’s plan (protein and non-starchy vegetables). If your weekend won’t be so bad, stick with Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s guidelines. This will give you the essentials for a head start on balancing out your upcoming unbalanced eating.

Sample Menu:
Upon waking: 16 ounces unsweetened flavored water
Breakfast: Peanut butter or guacamole celery boats; 8 ounces herbal tea
Throughout the morning: 24 ounces water with lemon
Lunch: Turkey salad with lentil soup; 8 ounces water
Afternoon snack: Green drink powder mixed with 16 ounces water
Dinner: Halibut with sautéed spinach and baked cinnamon apple; 8 ounces iced tea
Night snack: Greek yogurt with walnuts; 4 to 8 ounces strawberry-flavored water

Skullcandy Push Wireless Earbuds Are A Music Lovers Dream

If you know me you know I’m an avid Music lover! Whether I’m at the gym, taking a hike on one of Austin’s many trails or traveling I have to have my wireless earbuds. Until now I had been struggling to find a pair with the comfort and sound quality I truly loved, and with so many on the market how do you decide? Look no further I have recently found and am obsessed with my new Skullcandy push earbuds. The sound quality is absolutely amazing, battery life (up to 12 hours) is super long, and bonus: the charging is so fast!

Thoughtful Design:

The Skullcandy Push earbuds leave the conventional circular design that most true wireless earbuds have and opts for a more oval-shaped form factor. On the inside of the earbuds, there is a thoughtfully contoured design to help form itself to your ear. The ear tip sits nicely in your ear canal with added comfortable FitFin gel ear tips that provide a secure fit. The rest of the earbud will be sitting just outside, without placing any added pressure against your ear. I was surprised at how comfortable they are! I was able to wear them for several hours without any discomfort.

Single-button volume, track and call control provides convenience:

On the outside of each earbud is a large single button that controls every aspect of the earbuds. So there’s no need to be fumbling around, trying to locate which button does what. Controls are easy to understand since a single push on either side will pause or play your music. A single tap on the right button will increase volume, while a double tap on the left will decrease the volume. A triple tap on either side will activate your smartphone’s assistant. Genius!

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Bluetooth connectivity offers freedom from wires:

I’ve been using the Push for the last few weeks now, and I can say that I haven’t even thought about using the other true wireless earbuds that I have. The sound quality is great and the bass and mid-line are PERFECT. The Bluetooth 4.2 is powerful enough to provide a clear music stream that we all crave.

Looking to elevate the usual colors the psychotropic teal color adds that “wow” factor that is such a unique and fun bonus.

Here are other features:

  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, which frees you from pesky wires
  • 12 hour battery life (6 in the buds, additional 6 in case)
  • Secure FitFin™ Gels for extra comfort
  • IPX4 water-resistant
  • Single button Call, Track and Volume Control (so convenient!)
  • Charging case

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This is a sponsored post created in collaboration with Best Buy. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!