I love when it's time to travel (as you saw yesterday) and I love planning his outfit too. I love keeping it simple as you want to be able to access everything as well as to ensure that he's comfortable. I love these mustard stretch skinny jeans by Topman. Pair this up with a white tee by Vstr Visitor and is available on Swell. Let him slip into this Gucci leather drivers which are as comfortable as one can be on a flight and then hitting the ground running! With Tom Ford's sunglasses the look is nearly complete and a guy in aviators is never a bad thing!
Being a guy on the go, I'm all about protecting his iPad and interestingly enough, I make sure he has a number options. For this look, I love how he's rocking caramel and mustard tones so mobileexpressions by LuxMobile's textured iPad case is exclusively available at Target. They have you covered for a number of your most important tech items. He can slip this into his Obey Messenger bag which keeps everything stored and within hand reach!
If you follow me on Twitter (@CocoaBebe), you know that I was at Webster Hall for my sister's East Meets West event which brought the groups (Rize & Fade) that she reps as a DIgital Publicist for an amazing show with various people in the industry! Now I typically don't go to this venue so how do you dress to be chic and yet super comfy as you sip your beer? This was an easy look for me and I wanted to highlight a few accessories for a recreation of the look OR to pick up so that you have them for a future look!
I'm obsessed with a brand called Aqua which is available at Bloomingdales (and I believe is an inhouse brand of this department store) This blazer is shirred at the 3/4 sleeve and is a nice ponte knit that can be dressed up and down! I headed over to H&M and picked up a simple pair of knit pants, this fab black and white striped tops that is about 4 inches longer in the back and layered under it is a black tank! I have had this sherbert orange hued scarf for a million years from Gap. My rings of choice as always is my onyx Ana Reign ring and my San Benito from Virgins, Saints and Angels. My wrap bracelet is from Linea Pelle and I love that is provides depth and texture - such a staple. I obsess over my Brahmin collection and this Nicolette Dream Bag from the blogger collection is chic, roomy and can definitely play hard! Finally, I have been chatting it up about wedges for weeks and have the perfect comfy pair from Miss Trish (who just had a meet and greet in Dadeland last weekend)! Although my tan pair is a one of a kind, she has a number of pieces that are within this look and I love this pink sherbert pair which is available! I love that it feels like you're on clouds and when you're running around on your feet for hours, this is a go to!
This weekend we had fab weather but when I think of the fall, I think about beginning to add on layers - especially those you put on in case of inclimate weather. Growing up, when I visited my grandparents in Jersey, we also put items away in the Mud Room. This room was intended for rainy gear or umbrellas; however, we also used it for much of our outerwear. So in thinking of the Mud Room I instantly thought about these super cute Ashdale slip on shoes from UGG Australia that protect your feet from being wet but allow you be without your boots. I would wear this with jeans or other items and only when the rain wasn't torrential. Thinking of these fab hues, I thought about that cabinesque masculine since of hues and how this can pop up throughout your living space from red, blue, green and tan.
To start, your living space needs that leather chair from Ethan Allen and this rich tan hue is perfect as it's unisex in tone and begs to be dressed with this fab throw from Anthropologie. Lean back in the chair for the ultimate cozy factor by popping in a fun blue tone with this pillow. When you think about relaxing and braving the elements, who doesn't want a pop of red color for your fave mugs from Sur La Table and this vegetable bowl is perfect for snacking at Cooking.com! Keep things close and uncluttered with these spice boxes from William's Sonoma.
Finally, that great Mud Room/Ralph Lauren feel to this entire space can only be upped by actually dressing your dog in this Big Pony Dog Polo which is super cute and cozy!
It's super hot here in NYC today! We have a temperature/humidity that's a combo of 90 degrees with a high index! As much as I'm all about keeping it as skimpy (and classy) as possible, I do begin thinking about my fall transitions! This can definitely be attributed to the fact that this month I am shooting and taping a video for a major Oct issue as well as beginning to think about what I will be wearing during NY Fashion Week this season as well! When it comes to transitioning, I start with my accessories. I am all about neutral palettes regardless of the seasons and am obsessed with tan! The first thing that's an essential is fabulous Christian Louboutin pumps, this fabulous fun bag from Furla which has a pop of collegiate all over it with a fab texture. Of course I have been enjoying not traveling and spending quality time with my boyfriend, planning the next few months and being able to re-connect with friends; however, I know that travel will be back in my future shortly so the scarf by Franco Ferrari is amazing with its vintage sensibilities!
Anyone that knows me knows that I have had a long time obsession with Anthropologie when it comes to their home section! Of course being a Home Manager once upon a time ago at their Rockefeller Center store only fueled this more! Today, I have included one of my favorite collections in bedding which is Cirrus. Devout followers know that this has been available for a number of years and although the colors may change, I have always loved that grey has been there! You can also incorporate Nimbus into the collection in another hue and I recently came into awareness of Rosetta. Now all of these bedding selections come with shams, pillow cases, sheets, duvets etc but I love that they can be mixed together! Especially this particular look when you're living with your boyfriend as there is just enough whimsy to make it girly but there is a fab color palette that is super neutral and makes you feel relaxed and beachy.
Now a room that you sleep in needs certain requirements which may vary. For us, we opt for not having a TV as our room is for sleeping, relaxing and rejuvenating! I love that we have candles which we light frequently and Volupsa is yet another long term fave that's available at Anthropologie. Finally, we live to stay hydrated and I'm loving this Bubbled Beverage Dispenser. Sure it can be in your kitchen but this is nice to have in your bedroom if you have the space and a gorgeous side table! FIll it with fruits to give you a little kick and chill it during the day so whenever you get thirsty in the night you can take some water out! Finally, I love a decor aesthetic which also incorporates my love for the islands, Japanese and Moroccan elements. The lantern shown above is PHENOM and fits in with a bit of my Moroccan elements.
I'm still in South Beach mode! I just got back yesterday and of course I still have a nice warm tan/glow so I can believe that I'm still there! What's the key to looking amazing when you're there or anywhere? Great accessories that look effortless. I am a HUGE fan of DVF as many of you know and I love the patchwork colors of citrus and blue that are worked within this dress. Don't let a lot of color confuse you when you're faced with this! Think about adding tones that don't fight the color and here I love the golden look - isn't that how we want to look? Of course, I think that Jimmy Choo is the perfect companion and I love the shape of the shoes (imagine when you're sitting an crossing your legs, this will look amazing). A simply necklace is perfect and this Swarovski piece from Objets d'Envy has not only been featured on the Today Show but is the perfect compliment! Longer days means that you may be going from a fab dinner to a night out so think about these sunglasses from Skyla, the perfect dusk wear as you wait for the sun to go down! Love the pieces and want them for yourself, simply click on the names in the spreadsheet and begin to get these goodies in your closet!
October is an amazing month where temperatures begin to cool. you begin thinking of the holidays and so much more. But this month is also about Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well. Although various companies support this ongoing effort, October is a time where you hear about what companies are doing in terms of awareness and research. On this site we also have the Pink Lounge where we will continue to highlight products that you can purchase in order to support the cause and within this post, purchasing these items assist Breast Cancer Organizations. Tan in a Can from Model Co (you could also win one of these during our giveaway) is an item that you can purchase. While you stay golden, portions of the sale of this item will support someone else. In addition, Therapy Systems Gentle Scrub is also apart of this fight as well. Keep an eye out for these items and more so that you ensure that you make your dollars count.
So you guys have heard me rave about Model Co! There is barely a day that goes by where I don't use the Illuminiser which creates a nice shimmer effect or the refresher which ensures that I have a great dewy look. Using both ensures that you have such a fresh scent that doesn't come off as something chemically created but as apart of your natural scent! Recently I received two items that I have found to be an absolute necessity - The Liquid Buds remind me of the Go Smile capsules that you can simply snap to move the liquid towards the much needed area. It's nice to have something compact that allows your lips to not only look amazing but to get nourishment as well. Another item that I just received but will not try until this weekend are the Heat Caps. Simply put, the directions state that by wetting your face and applying the mixture within the heat caps, it becomes self heating and opens your pores and cleanses. I love that this is good for all skin types and in each box, there are 4 one time use capsules. This is definitely a nice way to pamper your face and to prepare it before you go back to the grind. Finally, I am all about the Exfoliant Wipes. Who doesn't need a refresher whether you're leaving a meeting and heading somewhere else or you just want to make sure you smell absolutely irresistable. But even beyond smelling great, you're ensuring that your skin is the softest possible by taking off the dead cells. I love these and I think that it is a must to have and with that vibrant color, you're all set. The pop factor of the products is absolutely amazing. It's girly to look at and yet so effective. I feel that there are so many amazing things that I would like to give 3 items to readers under the condition that you share your feedback about these items. It's like your Kitten Lounge Testers! We have 2 Tan Airbrushes in a can and 1 package of Tan Self Tanning Gloves with 4 wipes! This giveaway will definitely get you introduced to the product while also sharing your thoughts with others. We will run this giveaway from now until next week and all you have to do is say why you think that this should work for you! We will then have a round up after the first week of use and then over the next couple of weeks to get more feedback from you! In addition, don't forget about the other giveaway that is taking place on Kitten Lounge as well.
The first time I saw Model Co, I was in Sephora. I would later learn that it was an Australian brand that definitely knew a thing or two about beauty. I enjoyed seing the pink and white containers and loved that the products looked so simple while being absolutely amazing. I have had the pleasure of receiving some great products from their PR team and can't wait to share my thoughts on them with you! I have to say that I was so excited to try their Shimmer Airbrush Illuminiser!
I love that as you spray your skin, you're not only pleased with the shimmer that it leaves behind. Not only does this create an amazing glow, but it also has an amazing smell - which leaves you breathing in Frangipani (my school's flower interestingly enough). Not only do you smell amazing but you will be relaxes as you have chamomille and vitamin E to calm you as well. So you'll always look completely refreshed.
I definitely love the price point and the fact that it is so accessible at Sephora as well. With a full line to take care of your skin, you'll pamper your way through every look your're going for from illuminating skin that sparkles to having a nice tan that you can apply yourself (more on that for next week) and much more. I can't wait to share with you and I have to say that there is nothing wrong with having these cute colors and containers to brighten up my bathroom!
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