He's super busy and a few raindrops are not stopping this train, to say the least! He has a million things to do and if it means NYC drops then he is simply going to have to prepare for the elements - it's not a monsoon after all. But then again, in NYC cabs are harder to get, subways delay even more and even opting to walk becomes a challenge as everyone walks at a "glacial pace" (Thanks Devil Wears Prada). Even so, he's prepared as the reward at the end of the day is a fab Ketel and soda to be sure. Jeans are a must in his world and although I don't see a lot of this on men, he is going to grab his Sorel Wellies to make sure his feet stay dry and that he has a bit of that military look and feel that we all need and want when we're taking on the world!
Over his jeans and shirt of preference, I am loving his Black Sport Quote Quilted Blazer from Ralph Lauren! I love that it knocks off the chill but that it's cut in a sport coat style so he maintains his smart look! Throw on his Paul Smith scarf as I am obsessed with the stripes and fun colors and really make this look pop with the key component of the day! London Undercover's fab umbrella is comical and whether you like a proper English Breakfast or not, you can't go wrong wearing this out and about or desparately trying to find it if you have to slide this into an umbrella holder in an office! Keep it all dry with this messenger bag that has a fab pop of red by Cole Haan.
I'm all about trailblazing! As my second fashion mom says (yes my mom is Queen Fashion from her style, knowledge and industry show how but I have another amazing fashion mom that I adore to pieces) "grass never grows under my feet"! So with that said, I'm never one to ask whether I should go about doing something and I always see opportunity but I am also very old school in some ways in that I love a man who takes the lead. I'm the girl who loves when Paul opens doors for me, reaches his hand out to help me out of the cab, pops my coat on and doesn't think twice about holding my bag when we leave events and I'm juggling things in my hands. So if we can enjoy his lead on this, when it comes to dressing for a bridal event, I love the idea of adding in elements of menswear to the look - if this tuxedo from Hugo Boss is any indication, we are definitely going to look amazing when it comes to going to our friend's formal weddings at night. But seeing that we are fab women, we need to add in elements of our personality!
First off, we take a lead with his look by rocking this amazing Rachel Zoe Jerry Tuxe Jumpsuit has that glam bond girl look mixed with 70's and uber glam. Fab on its own, rock it out completely with a fab pair of Christian Louboutin bronze glitter heels. I'm loving Tim Van Steenbergen's sash belt which adds a bit of the heritage of the orient into this look. Top it off with more bling with this amaze Dannijo Coco Silver Plated Swarovski Crystal Ring. You know I never wear earrings that much but this is absolutely amazing when you walk in a room and rock Miguel Ases earrings. I'm also loving Luisaviaroma's python clutch which has the fab finger detail which is perfect when you're carrying it throughout the venue. Finally, I'm loving Yves Saint Laurent's Multimedia necklace - love this piece as it's all about Mixed Media which I am a HUGE fan of and how can you not have your eyes drawn to this look time and time again?
Whether I'm heading to the airport for business or fun or simply am going to a wedding for the weekend, I find that up until the last minute, I use every second to continue tweaking my beauty look. Rarely do I land or arrive and head to the hotel to rest - I may have enough time to do a super quick spruce and I'm on a series of agendas! With that said, my carry on bag always has some last minute items that I can do that works while I focus on something else OR I can do it while I am in the car service, on the train, in the cab or am on the runway. I love large roomy bags with pockets so all my tech, items to pass the time away and more can fit so this bag by Lauren by Ralph Lauren is perfect! When I travel I have to be comfy (no restricting clothes) but also ensuring that the AC doesn't get too crazy so the dress by Malene Birger is such a great find and can be dressed up and down for 90% of the things that I need to do when I hit the ground running.
People always comment on my super white smile and it looks that amazing because I use Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips which provides professional level whitening in the comfort of your home; moreover, when I use it with Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste I'm ensuring that my smile is protected. So no matter how much fun I am going to have in the last weekends of summer this is apart of my daily routine and I like whitening knowing that I can still talk on the phone, sip something etc and the strips are at work. Of course, many of you know that I am a Brand Ambassador for this product but you've all seen me on HSN, spontaneous photoshoots at events and my shoots with major magazines and although I receive the product courtesy of the brand, my pearly whites are definitely a testament to the time investment of using them! My lips are another huge thing - a fab smile has to meet lush lips and ever since my Dior Beauty event I hosted this past summer, you can't find me without my Lip Maximizer (which plumps them) and my Lip Glow (which gives them a lush look and a slight tint that my body naturally creates) both by Dior and yes I am addicted!
Ever since last week, I have been loving Caudalie's Beauty Elixir which can be used after you wash your face or even when you are fully made up. It's travel friendly AND I love how refreshed I feel when I spray it on my face. It's a soothing mini spa that is always at the ready. Finally, I think carrying wipes are a must especially when the temperatures spike - you always want to feel clean so having Ole Henriksen's Truth to Go will ensure that you're fresh, dewy and dry! These have been my basic go to's whether it's been over the past year or within the past few weeks and as always, I have more items that I love bringing with me but I love looping you in on my fave things!
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