When I found out I was pregnant this spring, my husband and I started dreaming about a babymoon trip (read: oh-my-gosh-this-is-the-last-chance-to-go-on-vacation-for-a-really-long-time-and-we-have-to-go-now trip). After I had bounced back from the first trimester, we put our plans into action and hopped on a plane for 15 days in Ireland, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria.
We would be covering a lot of ground during that time, and I didn’t want to be hauling suitcase after suitcase across the continent. So, I decided to streamline my makeup bag — no small task for someone who spends every day obsessing over the latest and greatest beauty products. But, I was able to find five faves that stood the test of travel and didn’t weigh down my carry-on.
1. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo (Travel Size)
Dry shampoo for brunettes is tough — its residue usually gives me more of a scary glimpse into my (probably not-too-distant) gray-haired future than a fresh, clean feeling. But this dry shampoo is designed to be shaken off (cue Taylor Swift) after 30 seconds, whisking away any leftovers and leaving my hair feeling more like I had just used a traditional shampoo. Disclaimer: I wasn’t sure how the pressurized can would do under the plane, so I kept this one in my bag at all times. ($12, livingproof.com)
2. Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Daily Refreshingly Clean Cleansing Cloths
Air travel allegedly dries out your skin, but it usually leaves me feeling like my pores are filled with all that recycled air. I stashed these individually wrapped wipes in my purse for on-the-go cleansing without water at any time. ($4.49 for 20, drugstore.com)
3. Stemology SunVeil Complete OneTint Moisturizer in SPF 17
With its tint that matched my skin tone perfectly, this handy dandy bottle allowed me to roll foundation, sunscreen, and moisturizer into one for the ultimate beauty bag win. ($78, stemology.com)
4. Lipstick Queen Lipstick in Jean Queen
Touted as the perfect lipstick to wear with jeans, this shade paired well with our vacay’s casual wardrobe, adding just a pop of color without looking overdone. Bonus: Its super-moisturizing formula also eliminated the need to carry lip balm. ($22, nordstrom.com)
5. Rejuva Socks and Leggings
When my doctor said it was OK to travel abroad, it came with one caveat: I had to wear compression socks on the plane. I agreed after a lengthy eyeroll, and set out to find a pair that didn’t look quite so…medical. Luckily I found these babies, which have somehow managed to turn one of the least glamorous parts of pregnancy into something cute.(prices vary; shoprejuva.com)
Note: I got the OK from my doc for both travel and the products listed above, but be sure to check with yours if you’ve got a bun in the oven!
A longtime fashion and beauty publicist, Winnie opened her Manhattan boutique, Warm, in the spring of 2012 with her photo-agent husband, Rob Magnotta. “It’s an ode to our collective love of skate and surf culture, fashion, travel, and style,” she says. Thoughtfully curated by the duo for urban hippies, the shop’s luxe beauty, fashion, and home items are “special, often handcrafted, and hard to find,” she adds. From the $20 flip-flops typically sold at Hawaiian hardware stores to the $7,000 Elder Statesman blankets, “every piece in the store is exceptionally well made, and something that Rob and I genuinely love.” Here’s how to copy Winnie’s beachy glow:
Sunscreen: “We escape to the beach as often as possible—family surf trips to Costa Rica are pure bliss—and sun protection is everything. For my face, I’m loyal to EIR NUC Surf Mud Pro Stick SPF 50—it’s organic, smells great, and works well around my eyes.”
Skincare: ”I use Colbert MD Illumino Face Oil, which is superhydrating and packed with essential oils and anti-aging actives.”
Hair: “I love the texture and messiness salt water gives my hair, so I hold off on shampooing for as long as possible. To circumvent the drying aspect of salt and sun, I oil my ends and scalp with Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil before heading out.”
Bath: “Cool, detoxifying baths are such a treat. I spike the water with Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath. With eucalyptus, wintergreen, and thyme, it’s bracing and really rejuvenating.”
Fragrance: “My good friend, perfumer Sarah Horowitz, made an ocean-inspired fragrance oil for me to wear on my wedding day. Rob and I met surfing, so it was really personal and perfect. It smells like a day at the beach—sunscreen and neoprene, musky and salty. I was always getting compliments on it, so when we opened the store, we decided to make it our signature scent, and call it Warm. It’s now our best seller. The rollerball applicator makes it perfect for girls on the move.”
–Interview by Jolene Edgar
It seems fitting that a post about how to wear florals would happen in the spring. So this week I rounded up some of my favorite flowery looks for you to indulge in this year! Read on to see how you can find the perfect outfit inspiration to have you looking fabulous all season long.
For a more eye-catching ensemble, this yellow floral dress from Merrick’s Art takes the cake. I love the print, and pairing it with stripes not only pulls the outfit together, it opens up a world of possibilities for you to experiment with!
If you appreciate a more subtle approach to spring fashion, this floral embroidered dress from Class Is Internal may be more your speed. Elegant, sophisticated and delicate, this dress is perfect for a day on the town.
And lastly, because I love any outfit that even slightly reminds me of a hippie, take a look at this high-waisted floral beauty from A House In The Hills. What I wouldn’t give to be able to pull of those pants! Those of you with long legs–just know, the rest of us are so very jealous.
And there you have it. If you have any floral photos to share with me, I’d love to see them!
Have a wonderful week, Style Spotters!
Besides being full of blooming flowers, green grass and the promise that summer is fast approaching, spring brings with it a broadening of wardrobe choices. Skirts, blazers, tiny dresses and strappy sandals quickly become closet staples–and statement necklaces are an accessory that can add a whole lot of punch with little effort. Check out these five tips and tricks for wearing your favorite statement pieces this spring!
If you read regularly, you know I love bold patterns and bright colors. Mix the two together in one accessory with this wonderfully green statement necklace from Pop of Style. And yes, you’d look good in those polka dots, too.
If simple is more your style, you can still make statement pieces work for you. Check out how the blogger behind Create Bake Celebrate wore a pop of color with her necklace for a weekend away. Chic, classic and clean, this look is great for any event.
Floral never really goes out of style–and you can jump on the bandwagon with this fabulous rose statement necklace I spotted on SHY Boutique. The best part? You can choose a color that’s as bright or as subtle as you want.
Feeling ready to get some staple statement pieces now?
Spring is upon us, and with that comes the season of tanned legs and cute dresses. This week I rounded up some of my favorite dresses and skirts from the Internet to share with you all. Because nothing welcomes spring like an adorable addition to your closet!
Simplicity can never be overrated. Pure white–although it can be intimidating for those of us who are prone to slips and spills–creates a timeless, chic look. This white wonder from The VivaLuxury is absolutely flawless.
So what do you think? Are these dresses the perfect fit for spring?
Go forth and look pretty!
I’ve never really been one to spend too much time on my hair, but lately I’ve gotten the itch. Take a look at these completely amazing hairstyle tutorials that will have your locks going from flat to fab fast. Va-va-voom.
And there you go. Until next week, Style Spotters!