My friend Alyson is off for a ski vacation and asked for some suggestions for “chalet chic” apparel. I always love a PP request but I especially love a Barker sister request. These girls are so gorge they can wear anything so I loved the idea of putting Alyson in all black on the slopes and all white for apres ski (she’d look amaze). Besides the standard ski outfits, base layers are key and I think this cute top and pants set from Sweaty Betty is perfect (and fun). My favorite item from the below is something I wear all the time; the glamourpuss fur funnel is a great winter addition!! Have an amaze trip Alyson!
Clockwise from top left: Kjus Diamond Jacket – $1799 // Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots – $150 // Glamourpuss fur funnel (in a million colors) -$225 // Madewell Fair Isle Trouser Socks – $13 // Tory Burch Carmine Sweater – $350 // 525 America Popcorn Sweater (navy or cream) – $116 (was $196) // Gorski Apres Ski Jacket – $738 (was $985) // Chloe Fox Fur Apres Ski Boots – $695 // Sofia Fox Fur Earmuffs – $195 // Chiara Knit Hat – $195 // Fire & Ice Alexia 1/4 Zip Fleece – $159 // Origins Perfect World SPF25 Anti Aging Moisturizer (aging + SPF = great combo) – $41 // Bogner Elaine Black Stretch Ski Pants (if possible, these are actually sleek ski pants) – $495
While we have been focused on gifting, I’m focused on packing for two weeks away from NYC! I have a few destinations while i’m gone but starting on Sunday, I’ll be in the sun for ten straight days. Do you believe it??? I am jealous of myself. It’s been a crazy couple of months so I am really looking forward to the R&R. I got so excited to start packing for this trip and I wanted to buy a few things to add to my resort-wear. The below were all my favorites.
Clockwise from top left: Joie A La Plage Sandals – $160 // Rag & Bone Distressed Twill Mila Shorts – $155 // Calypso Suna Bikini Top and Bottom – $95 / $95 //One by Pink Stitch Resort Maxi Dress (comes in 15 great colors and under $100) – $85 // Lolo Molly Pineapple Clutch – $42 // Ondademar Cover Up (I am obsessed with this and sad I didn’t buy it) – $218 // Tory Burch Canvas Espadrilles – $135 // Lilly Pulitzer Callahan Shorts – $64 // Persifor Surfside Scarf – $98 // Medina Antilles Canvas Tote – $98 // Calypso Revena Embroidered Dress (Stunning) – $375 // Mara Hoffman for Pendleton Towel – $77
While I don’t have plans for a tropical island getaway…the next time I hit the beach, I’m going to be wearing something like this…
This navy + white stripe one-piece by Thayer is ultra chic. The cut is modern but the stripes complement that with a very classic feel.
This tangerine Eres pareo would look great with the suit. Orange looks lovely with Navy
and since the suit has plenty of coverage up top, you only need a bottom for walking around.
And of course every great beach outfit requires a hat. I think Eric Javitz hats are really well made and reasonably priced.
Happy Fourth of July everyone!!! Lauren and I are celebrating our fav holiday with stars and stripes outfits, bbqs and
1. This image above is courtesy of my amazing friend Dr. Deena Pegler. This is her bunny and I’m obsessed.
2. A ton of crafts, snacks and outfit ideas for you (and your munchkins).
3. Amazing cocktails to show off your patriotism.
4. Here is a 4th of July quiz to prove how American you truly are.
5. This is hilarious/great outfit advice.
6. Some sales today of note – 20% off of Charm and Chain with code “FIREWORKS” through Tuesday // an extra 40% off of the amazing Rebecca Taylor sale with code “RT14JULY40” // 20% off of this fun selection of Alice & Trixie with code “HAPPY4TH”
7. Go get some sun!!! xoxoxoxo
Summer + flags + America = amazing. Every year we do a red/white/blue patriotic post of some fun things for the fourth and this year is no different. I am so excited for a few days off and for some bbq time in stars and stripes! I personally will be rocking Lilly’s 2014 patriotic print but there are so many fun things below. Another great option? These Soludos Classic Striped Espadrilles to wear alllll summer long.
MZ Wallace Star Studded Navy Tote – $205 // PJ Salvage Liberty Rings Racerback Dress – $50 // BaubleBar Opal Chanteuse Necklace – $40 // Hanky Panky Sailor Stripe Low Rise Thong – $23 // Flag Spatula – $6 // Hayden Reis Anchor Tote and Lobster Tote – $123 each // Clare V Nubuck Clutch – $198 // Chalk of the Town Dress – $90 // Gorjana Friendship Star Set (give a pair to your bestie like you did when you were 8) – $44 // Pottery Barn Kids Red Striped Totes – $26 // JCrew Factory Anchor Bikini Top and Bottom – $40 // Baublebar Pearl Petal Drops – $36 // Pom Pom Drink Stirrers – $10 // Harding Lane Flag Needlepoint Hat (love this in white or blue) – $30 // Elephant Boxers (too cute) – $14
I’m off to spend some QT time with my parents in the warm weather of Florida next week and I am pretty excited to take a break. While the weather finally perked up in NYC, I still feel like a Florida vaca gives me an excuse to actually peruse the super summery clothes currently out. I love the idea of pairing this Tory Burch tunic in the most perfect blue with easy white bottoms for dinner. I am loving these Current/Elliott white pants because they are the perfect option when you aren’t in the mood to shove yourself into skinnies.
Clockwise from top left: Botkier Valentina Crossbody (I love every pastel this comes in!) -$195 // JCrew Seville Wedge Espadrilles – $128 // Juliet & Company Serenity Necklace – $66 //Current/Elliott Slim Bootcut Jean – $118 (were $168) // Gap Sunkissed Eyelet Shorts – $30 // Kate Spade Mayfair Perforated Tullie Bag (dreaming of this) – $598 // Tory Burch Tory Tunic – $295 // Mara Hoffman Amanda Bikini – Top $110 / Bottom $110 // JCrew Scalloped Pajama Set (adoooorable) – $65 // Rhyme Kali Swirl Print Maxi Dress – $89 // Piamita LouLou Shell (Lauren and I are obsessed with this adorable print) – $160 (was $260)
I was shopping in Palm Beach this weekend and tried on a few items from Persifor. Lauren and I discovered this brand online a few months back and now I am loving it even more. Persifor is bright, fun and perfect for our summer wardrobes. I love the jersey fabric because it is forgiving and will be so comfy in the summer heat. These are perfect for beach vacations so let’s book one right now.
Panthera Patch Pocket Dress – $218
Lauren and I have been eyeing this dress because we love this perfect blue. The stretch fabric is forgiving and this is just such an easy dress to throw on with a pretty necklace and summer sandals and call it night. Loving this print in the long sleeve version and the sarong/scarf for beach time.
Ginko Winpenny Dress – $218
I love a shirtdress. This is a warm weather office staple and can easily take you to drinks afterwards. I’d belt this guy (loving this JCrew belt for spring) and neutral pumps for such an easy look.
Panthera Smitty Dress – $188
I love a scoop neckline and this is a great going out piece. The packable fabric (it really does not wrinkle) makes this a vacation must!
Thursday might be my favorite holiday. I love July 4th. I love summer, flags and America. By the time Independence Day comes around, I am usually in dire need of a vacation and this week is no different. Stars and Stripes are key pieces for your 4th of July outfits and just like last year, here is a gathering of some great ones for this week. For some outrageous men I know, these shorts might be on their list.
Anniel Navy Star Ballet Flat – $235 //Lilly Pulitzer Dionne Dress (this fireworks print is just TOO cute AND it glows in the dark) – $168 // PJ Salvage Stars & Stripes Sweater – $84 & PJ Salvage French Terry Shorts – $44 // Wildfox Sun Flag Beach Towel – $78 // American Flag Aviators (these are too funny) – $14 // JCrew Stripe Sleeveless Top – $68 // JCrew Bandeau Top – $28 & Teeny Hipster – $28 (both on sale and the different colors are just as cute) // C.Wonder American Flag Keepsake Box – $38 // Loeffler Randall Starla Plank Sandal (or in gold) – $175 // Sail to Sable Red Reef Classic Tunic Dress – $214
By Lauren & Whitney
We received a question from a reader, Kelley, about a good travel bag option. Kelley & her husband are taking a trip to South America for three weeks next month *holy jealousy* and she needs a good travel bag – preferably one that isn’t flashy, that zips, is affordable; and I am going to add in another requirement: one that is lightweight.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Ozzie Tote: This bag is imitation leather (so it’s ostrich friendly & reasonably priced!) and comes in two great neutrals that will match just about anything you could pack. It zips & it’s super chic. A nylon MJ option is also available (potentially more discreet).
3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Hour Bag: Deviating momentarily from the affordable requirement – but I have to – because I love this bag, this Phillip Lim would be a great travel bag – it zips, its chic, its glam, its everything – and it is obviously something you would use outside of your trip on a daily basis. It’s only strike is that there does not appear to be a shoulder strap.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Setter Tote: This Jet Setter Tote is perfectly classic and lady like. It is available in an array of colors, it zips, and I just love those side pockets!
This Clare Vivier Messenger Bag comes in a ton of colors (including navy and black) and the choice between shoulder strap or handles make it versatile and comfy. It also comes with a detachable pouch for your little sussies.
It doesn’t come with a zipper but the champagne color of this Annabel Ingall tote is so so pretty. The handles are big, the tote is large and the shape is exactly what you need when carrying a ton of stuff. It also comes in lots of amazing colors on their site (I love the blue bell!!)
I’m headed to Florida tonight for the holiday week and I’m trying to fit everything into a carry on. Not an easy task when you want every outfit to be A+ but the key to packing lightly is a color theme. Everyone always says to mix and match but that’s not the easiest thing to do so get into the mindset of three main colors and your life will be a lot easier. Navy, black and green are mine…all look great against nude or white accessories making my life a lot easier (and my tote bag a lot lighter).
Shoshanna Taryn Dress – $245 (was $350) // Bounkit Onyx Studs – $115 (was $143) // Calypso St. Barth Elephant Maxi Dress (sold out) but similar here // J Brand Skinny Jeans – $170 // JCrew Chiffon Swiss Dot Top – $128 // Chelsea Flower Silk Shirtdress – $200 (was $300) // Island Company Tunic – $145 // Loeffler Randall Rachel Sandals -sold out but love these wedges // JCrew Perfect Shirt in Mini Gingham – $50 // Tory Burch Medium Satchel -$525 // Bop Basics Hamptons Cashmere Sweater – $308 // Baublebar Polka Strand – $34 // Halogen Callie Flat – $90 // Clare Vivier Fold Over Clutch – $156 // Baublebar Double Gold Collar – $32
One key piece in my suitcase that I am most excited about is the black and white Plantation Beach Tunic from Island Company. I love the fit of this key summer basic and I can’t wait to wear it this week. While packing I paired it with my J Brands (both white and black) and Rachel sandals and I can see this taking me basically everywhere. Lauren and I are LOVING Island Company so stay tuned for some more features from one of our new fav brands.