My little summer darlings, Memorial Day Weekend is almost here and it’s time to call in sick and escape your humdrum city life—just momentarily—for somewhere (or someone) more exotic.
There are really only three rules for a successful weekend getaway. 1) Pack lightly, of course (you don’t want anything weighing you down), so… 2) You have enough room for multiple pairs of shoes! Shoes are the best accessory to help you transform/cheat from day to night, casual to formal and so on. More shoes mean you’re prepared for anything. 3) Invest in a gorgeous and sizeable dopp kit. I suspect you won’t want to spend any part of the weekend queuing up at the local pharmacy buying lesser versions of your favorite products!
You know how I feel about flip flops but if, like me, you’re heading to the beach, they become as indispensable as they are inappropriate in the city, and can easily dress down a beautiful floral shirt dress, which you can wear as a cover-up by day and cocktail dress by night, just by adding a pair of bright heels, a python clutch and statement necklace. This jaunty open toe bootie, available soon, may be a heel but it’s as buttery soft and comfortable as a flat, so when you’re suddenly summoned for a spot of sightseeing, the opening of a local gallery or to try that new restaurant in town (followed by an intensive round of afternoon real estate sightings) you’re prepared. Just don’t forget your sunglasses and a slight air of mystery wherever you go.