On Spanish style influencer Gala Gonzalez’s summer agenda: travel to 18 destinations, eat authentic Mexican food (in Mexico), lots of skin moisturizer, and French electro-pop. Throughout this, the Amlul blogger will be packing Gala sandals, designed by Pedro García. Her namesake shoes are just the latest in an ongoing collaboration between Gonzalez and fellow Spaniards Mila and Pedro García. “I have a deep personal relationship with them,” Gala says. “Also, I’m truly happy to spread a Spanish brand worldwide!” It’s an obvious fit for the fashionable brunette beauty who favors comfortable flats and fun times. “I feel very identified with their ‘think party, wear daily’ philosophy,” she says.
Come summer, even as we peel away layers to increase vitamin D absorption, we want to add a few new pieces as well. For a quick update that won’t block the sunshine, pick up one of these new handbag styles we spotted on the streets of NYC. Whether it’s a jaunty straw circle or a cool isosceles, these new bag shapes are the perfect place to store your sunscreen and sunnies.
Forget peacocking, parrots are the new bird mascots of the fashion set. That was our thought when we saw designer Stephanie Owen’s glitzy menagerie. Owen is the designer and founder of Elizabeth Cole jewelry, a collection of outsized statement pieces in rainbow shades that get smiles and create big looks. Her crystal feathered friends first caught our eye, but other charming characters and her elegant, classic danglers equally captivate. Fashion mavericks like Katy Perry and Mary J. Blige have also fallen for her flash.
When we spoke with Stephanie recently, we learned about her personal trove of costume jewelry, her love of interior design and how she displays her rhinestone stash around her artful home.
Like zealous botanists in uncharted landscapes, we’re discovering an abundance of unique flora this season. And like anthomanics, we want them all. Flowers are blooming on the season’s best party dresses—it’s a trend as welcome as a surprise bouquet delivery. Petal prints set an enthusiastic and festive tone, no matter the setting or formality of the occasion. For a wedding, especially, there’s no better way to inject beautiful colors into your outfit.
We’ve picked our favorite flowery frocks. See the half-dozen styles, plus what to pair them with this summer on the nuptial circuit.
Looking for a dream date for New Year’s Eve? One that will show up looking stylish, be by your side throughout the night, complement your outfit and help pay for drinks? Our no-fail suggestion is to treat yourself to a new handbag. That’s right, a pretty clutch will hold your hand while carrying your keys and lipstick.
And to go with your ideally suited accessory we’ve selected a nail polish. Below, 10 pairings that really are the perfect couples. Now, go be your best date.
In the season of giving, we’re guilty of taking a “one for you, one for me” attitude when the gift is glamorous or glittery. Our weakness? Accessories. Lavish additions get us every time, and for good reason: a fresh pair of earrings or fun new pumps add panache to standby wardrobe staples. Still, we want to be selective in our splurges, bearing in mind the parties that we’ll attend. We’re practical–even about piling on more jewelry.
Below, all the trimmings that we’re eyeing (plus shoppable links), curated by type of holiday party—and its festive song personality.
Photos by Crystal Nicodemus and Kristin Yamada
Not dressing for the weather is never in fashion—after all, shivering is pretty unflattering. And yet, sometimes cold weather accessories cramp our style. Especially when it comes to hats. Finding one that suits us and our attire is a challenge. One we accept!
Taking our cues from the street-style set, we’ve rounded up several hats and caps to keep us warm this winter. They’re all really so chic, we’re calling them this season’s crowning achievement.
Deciding on a Halloween look is no easy task, which is why we often take a low-key (but sporty) approach to dressing up. Because with the right accessories, your getup can bewitch party guests with minimal effort.
Below, spooktacular headbands and shoppable links to get you in the festive spirit. Happy haunting!
Photos by Elizabeth Podlesnik
When the fall collections start to drop, we feel like a kid in a sugar shack. A kid who has no intention of stopping until our bellies ache and our pockets are full. Some of the sweetest treats each season are the new handbags. The textures, colors and styles are always so delicious. And this season is no exception. From cotton-candy-colored totes to licorice satchels and caramel suede minibags, there’s a purse for every palate.
We’ve rounded up an assorted pack of the best arm candy for fall. Here’s a look at our yummy stash.
A little punky, a bit pinup, the netted stocking has historically been a brazen wardrobe choice. From the Moulin Rouge to Madonna, fishnets simply add sexy. It’s impressive how so little (sometimes so very little) fabric can cause such frisson. And that’s exactly why it’s exciting to see the diamond threads peeking out from all sorts of styles this season.
We asked Nordstrom Styling Director Ruth Basloe how to interpret the hosiery now. Here are her tips for showing a little leg without looking like a showgirl.