You can’t go wrong with these five outfit essentials for traveling in style. They are simple, comfortable pieces that are practical and chic. My favorite styles are from Ray-Ban, Jbrand, Gucci, Miu Miu, and James Perse. I always try to keep the accessories to a minimum, as I love to shop on my trips and buy jewelry, scarves, and other accessories from the area. And, it’s never a bad idea to pack light (I know, I know.. easier said than done) so you have room for any spontaneous purchases.
Gucci Artisan Corner at Fashion Valley October 17th. Photography by Brooke Lingenfelder
There’s nothing better than shopping… Unless you are shopping for a cause. Last week, Gucci teamed up with Promises 2 Kids, a charity I am very passionate about and have been associated with for the last 2 years. This event was special from the rest. Gucci had Italian artisans flown in from Milan to hand craft one of a kind ‘Icon’ Bags. To have a bag literally made in front of you is special enough, to see the snake skins hand painted in front of prospective buyers and each bag sewn and completed to perfection was a handbag collectors dream! Tonight I wanted to wear something feminine but edgy. I decided to go with this bold print Clover Canyon neoprene dress. I picked one dominant color out of my dress and accessorized accordingly. I played on the blood orange hue and matched my shoes with my handbag. My Jimmy Choo fish wire booties were a hit and the matching Givenchy bag pulled the look together. I wore my hair in a sock bun and threw on some costume emerald earrings. Now, time to sip and shop with my beautiful friends! Cheers!
** Curious about the charity? Promises 2 kids is a child abuse prevention center dedicated to providing shelter, protection and support to over 2000 San Diego children each year. To donate or get involved please visit http://promises2kids.org/ **
Nikki Schiffman, Summer Albertsen, Dean Hall, and Cindy Matalucci