Summer Edit: Rompers

We’ve been living in rompers so far this summer, and see no signs of that abating. They’re comfy, can go from day to night and have fun touches. Want to get in on the trend? Check out our favorite rompers across a number of price ranges below:

Steal:

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This romper from Forever21 is less than $25!

Mid-Priced:
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I personally own this Rip Curl Lost Dreams romper and have been living in it. I love the blue and white pattern, which will look great on our trip to Greece, and the off the shoulder look is right on point. It’s $48.99.
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Loving the deep plunge neckline and lace overlay on this romper from Asos, $56.

Splurge:
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I adore everything about this Miguelina Alejandra romper, $380. The eyelet detail and crochet can go from beach to the bar.
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This Harriet romper, also from Miguelina, has a fun neckline and nice pop of color. The crochet detail really makes it stand out. It’s $420.

The Perfect Summer Scent: I <3 Juicy Couture

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We’re super excited to pair up with Juicy Couture on their launch of new fragrance I <3 Juicy Couture. This new perfume is the perfect summertime scent, a light mix of florals and vanillas and musk. The spokesperson for the launch is Behati Prinsloo, wife of Adam Levine and South African model.
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See her Instagram post above announcing the new fragrance. We’re loving the bottle design and embezzled topper. You can buy I <3 Juicy Couture at Macy’s for $94.

The Hunt for the Perfect Beach Bag

As we’ve been planning our upcoming trip to Greece, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect beach bag. It needs to be chic, functional and eye-catching, and luckily, fashion labels have seriously stepped up their game in the beach bag department.
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I had the hardest time choosing a bag, but ultimately settled on this Merona beach bag from Target, above, which was only $35! It’s super roomy, and I love the colorful tassels hanging from the straps.
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I also fell in love with Mar Y Sol’s range of colorful beach totes, marked with their signature pom poms. The bag above, called Ibiza, is $135.
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Mar Y Sol’s Collins bag, above, comes in a range of bright colors for $125.
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This Misa Hola tote adds a fun twist to the beach tote for $108.

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Our Guide To Natural & Organic Personal Care

Over time, I’ve become a lot more conscious about what I put on and in my body. That means shopping for organic at the grocery store, and weeding out harmful chemicals in my personal care products. But, finding the right healthy products can be trying, so over the last few months I’ve been testing out healthy personal care products with the hopes of guiding others in the right direction. Here’s a take of our favorites:
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Deodorant: Tom’s of Maine
Tom’s deodorant is the gold standard for natural anti-perspirant. When I got it, I was impressed by how amazing it smelled (try the apricot!) and that it is aluminum free. I tested it out during one of NYC’s hottest weekends this summer to really put it to the test. It worked just as well as chemical-laden anti-perspirants and I felt good about using it, which is an added plus. At $5/stick, they cost about the same as mainstream competitors.
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Sunscreen: Coola
I take my sunscreen very seriously. It’s the only proven formula to prevent aging. I recently came across COOLA on a trip to Sephora and there’s been no turning back for me. This organic suncare line takes a farm to face approach to sunscreen. It uses fresh, locally-sources ingredients and its formulas are over 70% certified organic. Seriously, have you ever read the ingredient list on a typical sunscreen brand? Mostly unpronounceable. Coola is free of paraben, phthalates, paba and petroleum, and the products work. I’m a big fan of their SPF 30 face lotion which is also a cucumber moisturizer and their SPF 30 Daydream mineral primer.
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Tampons: Jolie Organic & Natracare
Jolie Organic are 100% certified organic cotton and are super comfortable. They have no chlorine or fragrance, synthetics or dies and are delivered right to your door. I recently used Lola and loved that they are conveniently delivered to me (You set the frequency of shipments) and I also loved that they are transparent about what you’re putting into you. Most mega tampon companies don’t disclose their ingredient lists, but Jolie Organic does. The product comes in pretty boxes and an added bonus: for every box bought, Jolie donates products to women across the world who can’t afford hygienic products.
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Natracare also is a range of 100% organic cotton and chrlonine-free and dye-free.The tampons are made without plastic or rayon. CVS and Amazon carry the brand (which also includes baby care and pads and liners).

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Skincare: Tata Harper
We love Tata Harper’s skincare line for being 100% natural, organic and non-toxic. My favorite products are their moisturizers and anti-aging range, such as their eye contour mask.

Summer Edit: Flor De Piel

We recently came across what is possibly the sexiest swimwear company around. Introducing Flor de Piel, a swimwear line by Paola Martinez that has the most sexy designs and uses really unique fabrics. I really love the cuts of their bikinis which hug in the right places and also accentuate the areas you want to play up.
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My favorite top is their Mimi top, which is a triangle bikini with wrap around straps, pictured above.
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The Luli top is also really cute, and has wrap around straps that end with tassels.
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What I love about the line is that it’s very easy to mix and match. The tops and bottoms come in an array of colors that you can either match or play around with. The Mila bottom, pictured above in leatherette black, is super strappy and comes in several colors and textures. The Rosi bottom, below, has fun cutouts along the waistline.
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One of the unique features of Flor de Piel is that the strings and ties can be arranged in a number of different ways depending on how you are feeling or depending on which looks suit your body best. The suits are reasonably priced at $80 for each piece.