I just got back from my annual beach getaway with my mom, sister and daughter. I love going to the beach--the surf, the sand, the sun and the great food and shopping! A key to a fun and relaxing beach getaway is packing appropriately for the event. Who wants to stress about what to wear when you are supposed to be relaxing?
After all my years as a beach fan, these are my must-pack items for a great beach getaway wardrobe:
Whether you want to ward off a chilly seaside breeze, shield yourself from the sun, take your bikini from shore to café, or cover up your curves between dips in the pool, a great swimsuit cover-up is a must for any stylish woman. Now is the time to purchase swim cover-ups on sale as, though the swim season has just started, retailers are trying to clear out their summer inventory to make room for fall fashions.
Here are a few styles I have seen lately that are fashionable yet budget-friendly:
TheProwl.com looks a bit like Pinterest, and that may well be on purpose. Unlike Pinterest, The Prowl has a focus: its unique "Ask and Answer" section encourages you to employ the brains of others to find deals and make better fashion decisions than most mere humans with jobs and lives ever could. So while Pinterest is a great place to obsess over the infinite aspirational scroll, The Prowl is for paring down possibilities, and making a purchase. In contrast to Pinterest and related sites like The Hunt, which largely market themselves to the female demo, The Prowl's pragmatic approach to commerce can be appreciated by the most shopping-phobic individuals of any gender.
It's just two weeks until Halloween, meaning now's the perfect
time to stock up on candy, decorations--and gadgets!
Wait, gadgets? For Halloween? Yep, even this holiday can
benefit from some techno-wizardry, especially if you're looking to
create the ultimate costume. Here are three seriously cool gizmos
to liven up your All Hallow's Eve.
Finally, a way to integrate your smartphone into a Halloween
costume! Just choose one of the cool custom Digitaldudz shirts,
tape your phone inside so only the screen is showing, then run the
free Digital Dudz app (available for Android and iOS).
The effects range from a darting eyeball to a beating heart to
a flickering pumpkin.
While I usually write about current fashion trends that I love and how one can achieve them for less, there are many current fashion trends that I wish would die. While some of these trends are fun, and some may be carried off by a few True Fashionistas, these trends in general are not flattering, not very wearable, and just need to leave the runway and the retailers.
One thing I got out of watching the Royal Wedding on Friday was a major desire for a chic chapeau. Hats and fascinators are wedding attire must-haves in the UK, but over the past couple of seasons have started to become a trend in the US. After William and Kate's event this past week, I believe they will be more on trend than ever. Why let all the Brits have the millinery fun?
Here's your guide to hats, fascinators and fabulous fashionable millinery!