I ♥ Montauk

Montauk

Late summer in NYC is the perfect time to get out of the city, and there is no better way to beat the heat than hopping on the LIRR and heading east to Montauk. A beach idyll at the very tip of Long Island, Montauk, known to locals as “The End,” is a small surfing village just outside of the luxurious Hamptons. Don’t get me wrong, Montauk can be just as fabulous and glitzy, but has a more laid-back persona. Think Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf in a flower crown sitting around a beach bonfire. With top-ranked beaches and 5-star restaurants, your trip won’t be anything short of fabulous. Here’s a list of my must-visit, not-to-be-missed, most favorite faves:

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New York Fashion Week SS15

 

“Every Year the Women of New York City Leave the Past Behind & Look Forward to The Future… This is Known As Fashion Week…” – Carrie Bradshaw

Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is underway and the Concrete Jungle has never looked better. Spring and summer is upon us and we’re in the midst of outrageous street style, exclusive seating, celebrity sightings and limited standing room all in the name of Fashion’s New Year.

Runway Show

More than 100 shows will take place between now and next Thursday where local and international fashion collections will be shown to buyers, press and a glamourous public. The following week the glam hits London, Milan and Paris making the month of September absolute (beautiful) chaos!

We’re looking forward to covering the action and keeping you in the loop on all the upcoming shows, events and after parties. Get all of the upcoming trends and names to know on #West38th.

We’ll see you on the runway!

Runway

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Show Schedule

A Few Names to Know:

Christopher Bailey

Meden

Todd Snyder

Anthony Vaccarello

Saunder

Meskita

Proenza Schouler

  

Weekend Fashion Update: Central Park

Central Park

TGIF!  Busy week, right?! Between the meetings, conference calls and too-few-and-far-between coffee breaks, we barely even realized that it’s Friday.

But yes, it’s true! Labor day weekend has arrived and we’ve got a few days all to ourselves before going back to the hustle and bustle.

For a much-needed dose of “me” time this weekend, we’re hitting up New York’s very own natural oasis, Central Park. On your outdoor max-and-relax jaunt, might we suggest taking with you a blanket, a bottle of wine and that awesome summer read your girlfriend told you about?

As always, we’ve already planned the perfect ensemble for your weekend outing. So lie back, relax, and look fabulous—because girl, you deserve it.

Central Park

 

Central Park Lace

 

  

End-of-Summer Getaway: Martha’s Vineyard

Marthas Vineyard

Photo By: Lauren Zaffaroni

Now that it’s August, all we can think about is our next (last?) summer escape. Are you still dreaming of perfect beach towns, bikini weather and a bit of nature, too? If so, and if you’re in the general vicinity (or own a private jet) consider…

 Martha’s Vineyard!

 This small island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is as quaint as it gets. With beautiful port towns, woodsy, windy roads, and miles of beaches, Martha’s Vineyard is one of the best summer escapes on the Atlantic. If and when you go, don’t miss…

 Farmers Markets: One of the best parts about leaving the city (any city) is eating like a country girl. Fresh fruits and vegetables, small batch jams and pickles, and homemade, still-warm-from-the-oven pastries are staples at the islands farm stands and markets.

 Beaches: Martha’s Vineyard has fantastic beaches with rolling dunes and (surprising for the New England) clear water. We love South Beach on the southeastern shore for a day of fun/sun.

 Edgartown: This is “downtown” Martha’s Vineyard. You’ll find bars and restaurants, great shopping and plenty to see. One of our favorite things to do is grab a drink at one of the many dockside bars and watch the yachts come and go from the beautiful harbor.

 Bottom Line: Martha’s Vineyard is the perfect summertime escape on an idyllic little island far from the scratch and claw of urban living. Meet us there?

  

Puerto Rico in Palazzos!

So I’ve just returned from a much-needed vacation to Puerto Rico, and I’m not kidding when I say I spent the entire time in palazzos.

Who would have thought this early 70’s trend would be making a raging comeback in the 21st Century? Lucky for us, because these just may be The Ultimate Vacation Pant.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has maybe the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. I spent most afternoons soaking up the sun, frozen margarita in hand. But come sunset, it was on with the snake print palazzos and go. I wore them for walks along the shore, and kayaking in nearby Fajardo’s Bioluminescent Bay, which I highly recommend.

Snake Print Palazzo

For cocktails and live music at the local bars it was a decision between my black sash-tie palazzos and my leopard print ones. Either, paired with a simple blouse, made transitioning from day to night a no-brainer. Another thing: palazzos are lightweight and breezy, perfect for dancing the night away to reggae beats.

Leopard Print Palazzo  Black Sash Pant

On my last day exploring the island, I spent all afternoon shopping in Old San Juan. My outfit? Palazzos ­– the paisley ones. Those, plus a white tank top and sandals for fabulous tropical tourist style.

Paisley Palazzo

 

  

Ms. Maxi

Cocktail dresses are a wardrobe essential, definitely, but life does throw us fashion curve balls. The scenario: Your friend’s birthday party. Cake. Drinks. And a sea of predictable knee-length dresses. How’s a girl supposed to stand out?

When a day or cocktail piece won’t cut it, the maxi dress is a super-cute, trend-smart alternative. Dress a solid maxi up for an evening event or wear a striped one for a low-key-chic day of shopping and lunch. With so many styles and colors, it’s a breeze to find the maxi that fits your needs and makes you shine.

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