Monday, February 28, 2011

The Best Looks from the Oscars

Today's post is from stylist Christina Joy. 

Last night's Academy Awards were a pleasant surprise. More of the ladies seemed to get it right this time.

Although it goes without saying that a select group of leading ladies didn't quite nail this performance. What many of them (and their stylists) tend to forget is that the Oscars are a stage and the world serves as their audience and critics. Now you wouldn't send an actress out on stage in the wrong costume without proper hair and make-up, would you? So why on the world stage do so many get it wrong?

I wish these women would remember that just because it's the Oscars it doesn't mean that you have to look overdone. Remember you have to work with what you have. It's always better to look "you" appropriate than not like you at all. Too many of the women look like they handed themselves over like dolls and said, "make me look good". There was an abundance of fussy hair, bad up-do's, fake tans and barely there make-up. While others chose the completely wrong dress for their features, age and look.

It also seemed like there was a lot of stylist influence which isn't always such a good thing. In other words, actresses were wearing looks and acclaimed designers not because it looked good on them but because they want to be viewed as fashion icons with a broad fashion vocabulary. Ladies, you shouldn't try so hard to make a statement because truth is, no one will remember what you're trying to say but they will remember how bad you looked.

But those who got it right nailed the formula - a dress that fits their figure and who they are plus luminous make-up that flatters their features balanced by hair that complements the whole look.

Halle Berry glowed and sparkled in Marchesa.

Mila Kunis was sweet yet mischievous in Elie Saab.

Scarlett Johansson was sexy and sultry in Dolce and Gabbana.

Reese Witherspoon was sleek and sophisticated in Armani Prive.

Mandy Moore looked fun and flirty performing on stage in a Monique Lhullier cobalt confection.

Camila Alves looked daring and different in Kaufman Franco.

Jennifer Lawrence was sunny and bright in Calvin Klein Collection.

Annette Bening was simple yet elegant in Naeem Khan.

Last but not least, Anne Hathaway got 3 of her 7 seven looks exactly right during the broadcast. Look 1 in Givenchy,
Look 2 in Lanvin and

Look 4 in Oscar de la Renta.

Spring Skiiing at Beaver Creek's Westin Riverfront

Westin Riverfront
We had a memorable trip to the Westin Riverfront last winter and have dreamed of going back ever since. The Westin sits at the base of Beaver Creek with its own gondola that shuttles you up the mountain. The rooms were over-the-top posh with modern furnishings and gorgeous views of the mountain. The Westin also boasts a happening apres-ski scene, good restaurant and decadent spa.

The Westin Riverfront is offering the I Just Want to Ski Package which includes:
Lodging in a spacious studio suite
Two three-day passes to Beaver Creek or Vail (with daily lift tickets at $94, that's worth over $560!)
Two three-day Performance Ski Rentals from Beaver Creek Sports
Complimentary valet parking
A Westin Riverfront Fleece Blanket

The package starts at $599 (a 30% discount). Visit Available until April 17, 2011. A four night minimum stay is required; lodging tax, resort fees and gratuity are not included.

Friday, February 25, 2011

On Our Radar: New York Palace for the Royal Wedding

The invites for Wills and Kate's April 29 wedding were sent out this week. Not one of the 1,900 guests invited? Here's a swank Plan B: Check into the New York Palace Hotel for its Royal Wedding Breakfast. You can opt to stay overnight or simply attend the breakfast that starts at 5:30 am with coffee and tea service. At 6 am, breakfast service will begin to correspond with the 11 am wedding start time in London and it concludes at 8 am with a champagne toast.

And since no royal wedding breakfast is complete without a few extras, you'll also get keepsake Palace slippers, “In Honour Of” printed menus and commemorative wedding “favors” (scented glass candles with an embossed crown logo).

The Royal Wedding Breakfast at the New York Palace is $150 and rooms start at $299. Find out more about the Royal Wedding Sunrise Breakfast

Web Snob February 25, 2011

Stiletto Jungle thinks Olivia Palermo's black and white animal print dress would be a chic, and affordable, wardrobe addition.

Allie is Wired has the latest about Mila Kunis's new Oz movie role.

A surprisingly likable bag from Versace at Bag Snob!

Hourglass Aura Cheek and Lip Stains come in three shades, and they work perfectly for Beauty Snob!

Coquette says give your wardrobe a bright burst of color with one of these orange handbags.

Fashion Pulse Daily dishes on the hot accessories from the runways for fall 2011

The Jet Set Girlsare checking out Liz Taylor's and Princess Grace's jewels from Van Cleef and Arpels at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in NY.

KRISTOPHER DUKES is wearing Faux sheepskin, hooded shawl wrap jacket.

Found: Gwyneth Paltrow's striped Tory Burch bikini. SHEfinds is till searching for her trainer's number, though...

Second City Style takes a look at ALL the trends from New York Fashion Week for next fall.

Shopping and Info loves the Balmain beaded sandals for Spring that Carrie Bradshaw and Sarah Jessica Parker would wear.

Backstage beauty at Altuzarra! See what the fave up-coming beauty trends are at StyleHive!

In honor of Jennifer Aniston's new haircut, The Beauty Stop takes a look at her famous hairdo milestones.

The Shoe Goddess can never pass up a sexy red pump!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bridesmaids: The Trailer

Here's another reason we can't wait for spring: the release of Bridesmaids, the movie. The movie, starring Maya Rudolph as the bride and Kristen Wiig as her maid of honor doesn't open until May, but the trailer gives a sneak peek at the hilarity that awaits. We especially love the ideas they have for the bachelorette party!

The Jet Set Girls Weekender Kit on

Weekender travel kit
We all know packing beauty products for a trip is a bitch. That's why we love the site, it has a range of travel size beauty products that beat any CVS or Walgreens. Want to know what some of our favorite products are for a weekend getaway? That's them above as featured in The Jet Set Girls Weekender Kit. For more details and to purchase, click here.

Sponsored Post: Take a Spa Break

Spa Breaks

One of our favorite past times is taking spa breaks from our hectic schedules. We've done so all over: at the beach, the slopes, Texas hill country, in wine country, and of course even close to home.

If you're choosing a resort for a spa weekend, check out their specials and packages. Often times, you can get a spa credit in addition to your standard room rate which is less than buying a spa package separately. One popular combination of services is a facial, body scrub and massage. If your lucky, there's a spa lunch in the middle to break up your services. This also makes a great bonding day with your girlfriends if you're able to commune in the relaxation room between services or share a cup of tea. Just remember to drink lots of water after your treatments to flush out those toxins.

We're fans of the vichy shower treatment which we had on Amelia Island. It combined a scrub and massage with the healing power of dozens of jets streaming over your body. It's a good choice if you're looking for a single treatment, because sometimes you don't have a whole afternoon to spend at the spa especially if the beach or pool is calling you!

Spa days are a great way to relax and unwind, and who couldn't use that?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Peek Inside Rachel of TNI's Carry On

This week we're looking inside Rachel Wolery's carry on bag. Rachel is a co-founder of and host of Traveler's Night In twitter events on Thursdays. Tomorrow's is a biggie--in honor of the first TNI anniversary, the topic is Best of TNI and you can enter to win a Mac Book Air. Join in tomorrow 3:30-5 EST on twitter.

Rachel herself is a self-described travel junkie:
Traveling runs in my family, but I didn’t really catch the bug until I hit college and lived abroad three times in four years.  Once I used my passport, I knew it was something that I was going to make a priority in my life. After a short stint working in public relations, my dream job fell into my lap. For the past 3 years I’ve held various roles for a top 25 meeting and incentive company traveling the world. A year ago three of my colleagues and I created the community to share destination knowledge, and help travelers plan travel fast!"
Here's what Rachel travels with: 

I am really into my Cole Haan satchel right now. I love the cross body and shoulder strap, plus there are compartments to keep me organized and plenty of room for an ipad, and a rolled up change of clothes. If I had my way, I would be toting a Vera Wang for Hartmann mobile traveler as well.

What are some of your must have beauty products when you travel? 
Some products that I am really loving right now are Say Yes To Cucumbers wipes, they are hydrating, portable and perfect for planes; I can’t put on makeup without using Clinique Even Better first; Murad Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector for  a little color and shine; aviator sunglasses are my quick fix for tired eyes, and  lastly, a small bottle Miss Cherie Dior perfume for when I get off the plane.

What type of sweater or wrap do you use?
I wear a lot of cardigans during any season. Every woman travels with a wrap–those planes get chilly!  I like to buy mine when I travel. My favorites are my rainbow of cashmere pashminas from the Florence markets, and my heavier Ikat designs from Ecuador.

What music do you like to listen to when traveling?
I love to nap or read listening to Radiohead, Peter Bjorn and John, Aretha Franklin and Regina Spektor. It's such a treat to have time to do nothing but relax and catch up on reading. When it is almost time to land I listen to more upbeat music like MGMT, Pheonix, and hip-hop.

Any recent or fave plane reads?
On the Road by Jack Kerouac is what I am reading now, it’s such a classic I am almost embarrassed to admit that this is my first time reading it! It’s about the author’s cross country adventure, inspiration to get out and travel. As for magazines, I usually pick up Scientific American Mind, psychology is a close favorite behind travel.

Any fave plane snacks?
I always indulge in a soymilk green tea latte at the airport. I am also really enjoying Kind Bars at Starbucks.

Where have you traveled to recently?
I just got back from a ski vacation to Colorado, hitting the slopes at Vail (below), Breckenridge and Beavercreek and relaxing at night. I love the small mountain towns, they look like they belong inside a snow globe. Before that my family and I went on a vacation to Ecuador, getting off the beaten path and exploring the mountains and markets.

Staying Healthy Why You Travel

woman on a plane

Between packing, getting to the airport, making it throughthe security line and finding space inthe overhead bin for our carry ons, getting there is definitely not half the fun. But there are things you can do to make the trip less stressful and avoid coming into contact with myriad germs on the plane. Check out JSG Annie's tips on for staying healthy and beautiful while traveling.

Ritz-Carlton New Orleans Lundi Gras Ride of a Lifetime

No doubt this package is meant for those with the deepest of pockets; but we can always dream.

The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is offering the Lundi Gras Ride of a Lifetime which includes a ride for two couples on Harry Connick, Jr.'s float in the Krewe of Orpheus parade the night before Mardi Gras (March 7th), a two night stay in the Ritz-Carlton penthouse, breakfast in bed, limo service, tuxes from Rubenstein's and gowns from Harold Clarke Couture for the Bacchus Ball (tickets also included). Finally you get a videographer for 48 hours who'll follow you around and record the revelry. Price... $59,500 and you have to book one week in advance.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Travel Tuesday Links

Mykonos, Greece

Find out the best wet and wild pools and beaches from around the globe. (AOL

Looking to move? Find out the world's most livable cities. (Huffington Post)

Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie, shares his ideas on how to make the skies a friendlier place. (Parade)

Is Cuba on your bucket list? Learn about the new "purposeful" visit visa. (NY1)

Bummer. Expect to pay more for airfare this summer. (RickSeany)

Bikinis for a Cause

La Isla swimsuits aren't only sexy and flattering, when you buy one you're also giving back. Founder Enrique Sanchez-Rivera is a big believer in philanthropy and donates a portion of the proceeds of the sale of La Isla—that's the entire line, year round—to Children of the Americas to provide medical care to children in rural Guatemala. In addition to swimsuits, La Isla also designs organic vintage tees

and handmade, beaded jewelry that is beach ready.

Monday, February 21, 2011

See Liz Taylor'sand Princess Grace's Jewels at the Cooper Hewitt

Princess Grace Engagement Ring

Each piece of Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry is so stunning and undeniably a work of art, it's only fitting that it's the focus of the Set in Style exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York. The exhibit features gorgeous pieces, including Princess Grace's diamond and pearl engagement ring (above) and this Lamartine bracelet (below), along with matching earrings, that Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor in 1971, because they matched violet eyes.

Elizabeth Taylor Van Cleef bracelet
You'll also see examples of the famed Van Cleef and Arpels zipper necklaces that transform into bracelets and this Walska Brooch/pendant. Originally a "push" present, it features wings that become earrings, a  tail that's a brooch and a 95-carat yellow diamond in the bird's beak that can also be worn as a pendant.
Walska brooch
The exhibition runs through June 5.

Friday, February 18, 2011

On Our Radar: Hotel Theodore in Scottsdale

We stayed at the Mondrian in Scottsdale for our first trip after creating The Jet Set Girls, so we were sad to hear it closed. Opened in its place is the Hotel Theodore and by the looks of it, not a lot changed. The public spaces were open, chic and modern; but the guestrooms were on the small side and the bathrooms were definitely not big enough for our group of four. Your best bet is to come here for TR's Lounge and Teddy's Nightclub; but stay at one of Scottsdale's posh resorts.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

W Hotels' Global Glam Style

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We love shopping their gift stores, so it follows that seeing W Global Glam come to life was one of our highlights of fashion week. The W presented looks inspired by three of its hotels—Mexico City, Taipei and Austin, with fashions from Eugenia Kim, Mara Hoffman, Twinkle by Wenlan, Clare Vvier, Deepa Gurnani, Noir, Paola Hernandez, I-Luck, Myne, Posse, Shaesby, Sibilia, Catherine Nicole, Yarnz, and Contego Eyewear. Watch the slideshow, above, and tell us your favorite look in the comments.

Lancôme Giveaway and Gift with Purchase

Lancome Gift with Purchase

Macy's partnered with Lancôme for a gift with purchase which includes this date night worthy bag. Also inside are a couple of our personal faves:  Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss and Hypnose Drama mascara. Spend $32.50 on any Lancôme product and you'll receive $103 worth of Lancôme goodies.

Lancôme's super fine gift with purchase is available at Macy's through President's Day, February 21st.

We've got two to giveaway to our readers! Send an email with your contact information by Monday, February 21st, 2011 to

Visit Macy's for more information on the gift with purchase.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Best Hairstyles at the Grammy's

Rihanna Grammy's 2011
Photo John Shearer/Wire Image

The Grammy Award's boast the most interesting clothes and hair of the awards season. Our friends at Daily Makeover recapped the 10 best hairstyles on the red carpet. We love that Rihanna kept her vibrant red; but softened it up for the night.

Ritz-Carlton Toronto Opens Today

Ritz-Carlton Toronto
The Ritz-Carlton is coming to Canada today with the opening of its Toronto hotel near the financial and performing arts districts. While we're looking to head south this month, we're excited to know there's an outpost of the Ritz next time we have an opportunity to go to Toronto. The guestrooms are predictably lux with floor to ceiling windows overlooking either Lake Ontario or the city and the bathrooms have heated marble floors, plasma t.v.'s, and rain showers. The hotel's signature restaurant is Toca by Tom Brodi and features a Canadian menu with homegrown products from local suppliers  We're curious about the walk-though pastry kitchen, the in-kitchen chef's table and the glass encased cheese cave. The lounge located on the same level offers tapas and a raw bar if you're in the mood for lighter fare. For more information visit

A Peek Inside Bev Sanders' Carry On Bag

As the founder of one of the first snowboarding companies and the Las Olas Surf Safaris for Women, which she currently runs, Bev Sanders has seen the best of the snow and the surf. Her recent travels have taken her to Tuscany, Manhattan, Mexico, Las Vegas--and she's headed back to Mexico, near Puerto Vallarta where the camp is, next week. Here's what she travels with:

My carry on is an old Eagle Creek wheelie bag. It has hide-away shoulder straps for trekking- very old school. I'd love to buy a new carry-on, but this one's like an old friend- we've been around the world. I save the bed sheet packages. Great for packing, and perfect for carrying wet swimsuits home.

What are some of your must-have beauty products on the plane?
Alba Suncreen, Aveda Brilliant Conditioner, MyChelle moisturizer and a small spray bottle of cool water (for my face) so I arrive refreshed.

What type of sweater or wrap do you wear?
A Patagonia fleece jacket works when I'm flying to Mexico, but I like black cashmere if I'm heading to the big city.

Any recent or fave plane reads?
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. It's packed with insight, but light as a feather. Of course, she was the first American woman glider pilot.

Any music playlist for flying?
I love Let Go by Frou Frou. The song makes me feel weightless. Flying is ultimate escape for me and I dream about it constantly.

Anything else you have to have with you when you travel?
I guess I'm an Apple fangirl. I have a MacBook, iPad, and iPhone. Yikes!

Any fave girls' getaway locales?
Come to Las Olas Surf Safaris for Women, we'll share our secret surf spots!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Travel Tuesday Links

Enter to win a week for you and a friend at Pura Vida Surf camp in Costa Rica.

Guests at The Plaza in New York City are given iPads to help plan their trip. Sorry, they only work inside the hotel! New York Post

Find out about the man behind the lowkey, fab Ace Hotels. (New York Times)

Which city ranks as America's rudest? (Travel + Leisure)

Keep your girls happy on the road. Learn about the best bras to travel in. (Have Kids Will Travel)

Sponsored Post: Peru Vacations

High up on our bucket list of things to do is climbing Machu Pichu in Peru. While we’re not full on adventure girls, we’ve read so much about Peru holidays and the mystical experience of seeing the ruins through the mist at dawn, we would be willing to leave our blowdriers and pool boys behind to experience it. Our friend Samantha’s recount of her 40th birthday trip has us particularly excited to check it out. Cusco is the official starting site to any journey to Machu Picchu and is accessed through flights from Lima. Because of the elevation, it’s best to arrive in Cusco a few days before you plan to tackle Machu Pichu so your body can adjust. Depending on how adventurous you are and what your penchant is for activity holidays, you can hike (usually 5 days) or take a train or bus to the summit of Machu Pichu. Whichever way you decide to go, a local guide can help you plan your trip, explain the local legends and history surrounding Machu Pichu and make sure all your needs are met during your climb and descent. Find out more about holidays to Peru.

New Women's Trench from ScotteVest

ScotteVest Women's Trench
If you've read our blog long enough, you know what big proponents we are of carrying on your luggage. It saves you checked bag fees, time by avoiding the luggage carrier, and you'll never be without your favorite LBD because the airline lost your luggage.

Scottvest takes it to another extreme by designing clothes that have so many hidden pockets, you can pack your clothes and amenities right in your jacket. Fully packed they are comically bulky; but the airlines don't have a response yet to this crafty way of getting around the luggage issues. Until now we haven't been impressed with the styles of the tops, vests and jackets for women; but their new trench coat is a huge improvement. It's available in four versatile colors: the red is a beaut, the periwinkle great for Spring and Summer and the black and tan good for those of you who don't want your coat making a bright color statement.

Until we have the chance to try one of these jackets ourselves, you can read K.D. Summer's trial as seen in the Washington Post.

Price is $130 at ScotteVest.

Monday, February 14, 2011

What Men Notice First

Steve Ward

In a recent study conducted by Pantene, 74% of men indicated that they notice women because of their hair and more men notice a woman's hair before her clothes, legs or makeup! We all know that good hair is important but I had no idea that it is one of the most prominent observation by men during their first encounter with women. How long your hair is plays a big part, as well as smell, shine and feel.

Most of us didn't know that men even paid attention to these things but Steve Ward, host of VH1’s Tough Love confirms that they do! Being a professional matchmaker, he is well in tune with what men are really looking at and it was obvious to him that a guy would rather date a woman with well groomed healthy looking hair rather than a low cut shirt.

Since guys are actually noticing these details, Hallie Bowman, Pantene's Celebrity Hair Stylist recommends deep conditioning at least once a week (specially in the winter), using hair type specific products (curly vs straight, etc.), adding volume with Pantene Fine Triple Action Volume Mousse to increase the look of fullness and always keeping your favorite hair product in your handbag for late in the day touchups. The last is my top tip, too, since most hairstyles get progressively flatter, stringier, etc.  throughout the day.

And for all you guys out there: A complement on her hair can win a girl over, as Amber of Beauty Blogging Junkie recounted after receiving one from Steve. Even though his over-analyzing of her facial expressions ultimately lost her, her hair is what brought him over to her table. Now that is proof of the power of nice hair on first encounters!

—contributed by TheStylester

Valentine's Day Cocktails

Whether your single, dating, or part of a couple, one thing we can probably all agree on, is that Valentine's Day calls for a drink! Here are a few Valentine's Day cocktails to celebrate the day with:

No Oxidantal Buzz (above)


* 8 oz Ice
* 2 oz Vodka
* 1 oz Pomegranate Liquor
* 1/2 oz Blackberry Brandy (Optional)
* 8 oz Cheribundi Juice
* 1 Tablespoon Sugar (Add or Subtract to individual preference)

Cupid’s Arrow
• 50ml/2oz Belvedere Vodka
• 15ml/1/4oz simple syrup
• 20ml /1/2 oz Lemon juice
• 6 fresh raspberries or 20ml/1/2oz raspberry puree
• Dash egg white
Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass top with a splash of soda and garnish with a raspberry.

Sealed with A Kiss
• 40ml/ 1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka
• 4 fresh strawberries
• 1 Shiso leaf or apple slice
• 15ml/ ½ oz Koshinokaghiroi Sake

Muddle strawberries with a dash of simple syrup. Add rest of ingredients and shake with cubed ice. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a strawberry slither and Shiso leaf or apple slice.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Diane Von Furstenberg's Home Collection

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One of our perennial New York Fashion Week favorites, Diane Von Furstenberg is showing her fall collection today. Her inspiration for the line: “Always pushing the boundaries, a pioneer in her own right…she is the American Legend” — Diane von Furstenberg and Yvan Mispelaere told WWD. In addition to her clothing, DVF is launching a home collection. Those lucky enough to get inside the Mercedes Benz Star Lounge at Lincoln Center can get a preview of the collection that includes bedding, rugs and accessories. The Diane Von Furstenberg Home Collection is available at Bloomingdales.

See the rooms Diane Von Furstenberg designed at Claridges in London.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hook Up Hair for Valentine's Day

Mila Kunis
Looking for a great style for Valentine's night? Our friends at Daily Makeover put together some of the sexiest, come-hither hairstyles in Hollywood. Try them on yourself in the Makeover Studio or just give a go yourself at home. Remember guys prefer soft, touchable hair that looks like you didn't try to hard. Mila's loose, long wavy style is a good example.  See more here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

On Our Radar: $1 Rooms at the JW Marriott LA Live

JW Marriott at LA Live

On Tuesday, February 15th, the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live is celebrating its birthday by giving away 10 packages worth almost $4,000 for just $1. We're hoping to head to LA ourselves so this chance couldn't have come at a better time! There's plenty to do with the Nokia Theatre, the Staples Center, and the Grammy Museum next door and the LA Zoo, the Hollywood sign and more nearby.
Here's what the packages include:

  • A night in the Chairman Suite, the hotel's most lux at 1,566 square feet with views of the LA skyline
  • Two glasses of champagne at gLAnce Wine Bar
  • Breakfast for two at LA Market restaurant
  • Valet parking
The "Happy Birthday" package goes on sale at 8:00 a.m. PST on February 15th for $1.00. The deal is valid for a Friday or Saturday night stay between August 6, 2011 and September 10, 2011. To book enter code ES6 at

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Viceroy Decorator Now Designing Clothes

viceroy Miami

Kelly Wearstler, decorator of the gorge Viceroy hotels (that's the Viceroy Miami, above), is branching out and designing a line of clothes. “So much of my influence in interior design comes from fashion, and everything relating to fashion, from jewelry, which can be reminiscent of sculpture, to the colors and silhouettes that I find in clothing. This feels like a natural evolution,” Wearstler told WWD.
Kelly Wearstler collection
The collection includes dresses, tops, jackets, skirts and more.
Kelly Wearstler collection blazer
Jewelry is also in the line.Wearstler said she is inspired by stones she finds on her travels, particularly trips to Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
Kelly Wearstler collection jewelry
The Kelly Wearstler fall 2011 collection will be available at Bergdorf Goodman and other stores starting in august.

What to Wear on a Beach Vacation

Today's guest post comes to us from Jacey Duprie of

Calling all trendy travelers!!! It's been a brutal winter this year and I'm sure you're all looking for an exotic escape to heat things up. Not sure where to head? Check out JSG's Beach Week destination ideas.

Packing for a tropical destination should be easy breezy and with these key pieces, you won't need much more than sandals and a floppy hat (with a margarita in tow) to get into vacation mode. From top right: The Torn by Ronny Kobo Mini Skirt is a perfect item for day or night. Paired with a fun tee or button up blouse you can wear this skirt with flats during the day or dress it up with heels. Nicole Richie knows her style and she has designed a perfect Winter Kate Jacket that is great to use as a cover-up or light jacket for a breezy night. It can also been worn over this adorable black Mark & James by Badgley Mischka Dress  that is sure to get plenty of wear on your trip. And because everyone knows you're supposed to wear nautical on vacay, this Joie Top (center) is a winner in our book for being comfy and stylish.

Swimsuits are the most important resor attire you can invest in because you will be spending most of your time soaking in the sun. Invest in a bikini you will be proud to wear and that has great color and fun prints. Above are options from:
Mara Hoffman
Despi Swimwear as seen on Kourtney Kardashian and Leann Rimes
Alexis Bikini's and cover-ups 

Wherever the destination may be, treat yourself to some key items that will get you in the vacation mood. You can find more Resort Attire here.
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