Stock Up: Favorite Bathing Suits on Sale

Right now is the best time to stock up on bathing suits for next summer or a winter vacation, while still getting to sport it next week for Labor Day weekend. Many of our favorite looks are steeply discounted, and we’ve compiled some of the best sales. Happy shopping!
These adorbs bikini bottoms from Lolli Swim are marked down from $75 to $53.
Lovers + Friends Socialite One-Piece is $89, down from $148.
Clover Canyon one-piece on sale for $153, marked down from $255.
We’ve been eyeing this Mikoh Hana Neoprene bikini set all summer. Patience has paid off. It’s now$192 instead of $275.
This Osklen Red Venus set is $96, from $159.
We love this One Teaspoon suit so much that we’re ok with the inevitable tan lines. It’s marked down from $118 to $83.

Product Review: Luster Smile Illuminator

I recently had a good friend’s wedding and knew that I would be in a ton of photos, smiling. Years of two ice coffees a day plus red wine and the occasional cigarette have taken their toll, so I knew I wanted to focus on whitening my teeth, but wanted an easy solution that could fit into my everyday routine. That’s how I came across Luster Smile Illuminator.

This whitening kit comes with three products – a toothpaste, mouthwash and whitening serum (which we cant get enough of!) The kit retails for less than $20, which is a steal.

The toothpaste is electric blue, and you would use this in place of your normal toothpaste. Follow up with their Brisk rinse mouthwash. But, the product I became addicted to is their whitening serum, which I’ve noticed serious results from. The serum comes in stick form and is almost like a Tide pen. Shake the pen and color your teeth with the serum, being careful not to let your lips touch your teeth. Let it sit in for at least ten minutes and repeat as needed. I only used the kit for 5 days before the wedding and have noticed results, which means I’ll be sticking with it.

I also liked this kit better than some others I have tried that are more time consuming or messy to use.

Sneak Preview: Adam Lippes for Target

One of our favorite designers, Adam Lippes, launches a collection for Target next month (September 27th) and we couldn’t be more excited. The collection is plaid-heavy and features amazing capes, knitwear and fall looks. And, everything is less than $130. We’ve compiled the looks at the top of our wish list below:
This Mohair Fringe Poncho is at the tippy top of my wish list. Can’t wait to wear it this fall.
Cowlneck Sweater with fringe will look great with skinny jeans.
This Shirtdress is super versatile.

Product Review: Irresistible Me Hair Extensions

Call me a newbie, but until this weekend I had never used clip-in hair extensions. But, this past weekend was my best friend’s wedding, and I wanted a more dramatic look for the event, so I turned to the people at Irresistible Me for help.

For those unfamiliar, Irresistible Me in an online seller of super high quality clip in extensions. The variety of their products from color to length to fullness, ensures that they will have everything you are looking for to not only match your hair color, but also your price range. I have long, black hair, but I wanted it to be thicker and even longer, so I opted for their Royal Remy line in 24 inches in 200 gram weight. I chose this one since we were curling it, and it would lose a little length in the process. Extensions start at 14 inches, with other sizes in between with 24 inches being the longest. Mine cost $319, but for shorter, less thick extensions, they start at $129. There is also a less expensive line, called Silky Touch, which starts at $79 a set.

Once I ordered the extensions, it arrived in great packaging and came with several different pieces. I was really impressed by the quality and shine to the hair and brought them with me to my stylist for the wedding. My stylist, who deals with hair extensions on a daily basis, was blown away by mine. She said she had never handled ones so thick and great in quality – in fact she asked for the website to order some for herself after she was finished with my hair.

The pieces easily clipped into my hair and curled easily. The curls lasted the entire evening even without hairspray, which is a plus. I received compliments all night from guests at the wedding, who were convinced it was my real hair.

I rate these extensions really highly and can’t wait to wear them again.

Fall Wish List: Valentino Love Latch Eyelet Pumps

While I’m soaking up the last days of summer, and getting full use out of my lace up gladiator sandals, I’m already starting to compile a fall fashion wish list. Let’s face it, fall brings the best clothing.

And this fall, it’s bye-bye rock studs, and hello eyelet. Valentino’s Love Latch eyelet pumps, $995, are destined to be the next “it” shoe. Right now, they are fully in stock, but we expect that could change.

Best of Home: Ziporah Lifestyle Towels

One of the home luxuries I delight in most are bath towels. Think about it, we use them on a daily basis and they are often visible throughout the home. That’s why it’s important to have a balance of great quality, much like we treat our bed sheets that we use daily, as well as beautiful design. Cue Ziporah Lifestyle, which delivers on every level.

Ziporah towels are known for their vibrant, geometric designs and have a metallic touch to them which was inspired by the ancient Roman Gods. The towels have a sparkling Lurex thread that is truly radiant, adding a glimmer of gold or silver to the towel.
Their bathroom sets are perfect for home, or your beach house, and would seriously fit right in at a weekend in the Hamptons. The towel sets come in four patterns: Acer, which incorporates bright pinks and berries and oranges; Fidelis, which has purples, plums, grey and golds; Serenus, a blend of blues, turquoises and greens; and Tenera, which has pastel purples, blues and golds. The towels are super plush and soft, while remaining absorbent.

Bathroom sets are a great buy. They come with two bath towels and two hand towels for $262. They also have wonderful geometric bath rugs that perfectly complement the towel sets. The line is carried at Neiman Marcus and Horchow, or you can shop directly through Ziporah’s website.

Read More from our Best Of Home Series:
Best of Home: Rust Designs
Best of Home: Ovando Candles
Best of Home: Simple Human

Best of Home: Ovando Candles

There’s nothing I love more than coming home after a long day, opening a nice bottle of wine and lighting some candles. My candle of choice these days has been Ovando.

The candles come in a range of scents (our favorite is the Vernissage scent which mixes chilled mint and bergamot) and the sleek design plus the whimsical scents always attract the attention of my guests when I have visitors.

We love that the candles are formulated by a New York-based florist, renowned for her beautiful arrangements who clearly has an avid knowledge for flowers. The candles cost $60 each and are also available at Barneys New York.

Read More from our Best Of Home Series:
Best of Home: Rust Designs
Best of Home: Ziporah Lifestyle Towels
Best of Home: Simple Human

Best of Home: Simple Human

I’m one of those people who seeks beauty and harmony in everything in my home, from the obvious pieces like furniture to the more functional and mundane pieces. Cue Simple Human, which brings a beautiful design aesthetic to items such as garbage bins, all while keeping their products super functional and user-friendly.
When I moved into my new home, I knew I wanted a Simple Human trash can. Their stainless steel finish is fingerproof-resistant and their rectangular trash can feels like the iPhone of trash cans. I’ll explain – Simple Human has taken into account lots of little pain points you encounter with traditional trash cans and eliminated them. A pocket on the inside of the can stores garbage bags and makes for quick changing. The design of the can also keeps any garbage liner edges from showing, which is amazing.

The pail opens and closes through a foot pedal, and when it shuts, it slowly lowers and makes no noise. The 55 liter can retails for $180.
Simple Human makes a range of products, from soap dispensers to dish racks and paper towel holders. The other product that we can’t believe we lived so long without is their Sensor Mirror. These magnifying mirrors are perfect for applying makeup and other daily tasks. We love this feature that the rechargeable mirror automatically lights up when you move near it to use it. The LED lights in the mirror simulate natural sunlight. It also shuts off on its own. The mirror is fully adjustable so that you can angle it in whichever which way you need. Oh, and unlike your iPhone, the mirror’s charge lasts 5 weeks. The 8 inch model is $200.

Read More from our Best Of Home Series:
Best of Home: Rust Designs
Best of Home: Ziporah Lifestyle Towels
Best of Home: Ovando Candles

Best of Home: Rust Designs

We are super excited to introduce a new series for the month of August where we introduce our favorite home items. Each post will be products we personally use in our own homes, and have vetted ourselves. We’ll touch on everything from bed linens to wine glasses and decor. If you’d like to be a part of this series, email for consideration.
We kick off the series with Rust Designs. For those unfamiliar with the brand from Jennifer Rust, this shop has the most divine custom tableware with truly inspired prints.

We have the “Love Bird” dinner plates, which also comes with a fuller set, and have been receiving compliments on the plates ever since. Extra bonus — all of the plates can be personalized, meaning they make the perfect gift as well for a housewarming or wedding.

The Love Bird design comes in a chocolate brown or cobalt blue and sell for $55 each.
We also love these Birch Dessert Plates, $78 for a set of four.

Read More from our Best Of Home Series:
Best of Home: Ziporah Lifestyle Towels
Best of Home: Ovando Candles
Best of Home: Simple Human

Hamptons Style Guide

It’s that time of year where we rush out of the office on a Friday for day drinking at The Surf Lodge in Montauk and dining at Crow’s Nest. Whether this is your first summer in Long Island’s Hamptons, or you’re a yearly attendee, here are some staples for a weekend in the Hamptons, which mixes Americana with some chic looks.

This Privacy Please dress from Revolve is perfect for a night of dinner turned to drinks. It’s $238.
You can’t go wrong with stripes in the Hamptons. This Privacy Please Shore Dress is $178.
I always pack a caftan or two on the weekend. They work as a coverup or out at night. This Tory Burch silk crepe de chine one is $695.
This Michael Kors striped dress is great for some casual lounging in the sun.
One piece swimsuits have been all the rage out East. Look for ones with low necklines or fun cut outs, like this Eres Kube bathing suit, $525.

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