It is totally out of character for me to recommend a romper. I think 99.9% of the time they look pretty god awful, but to the one person on the planet who I think looks fantastic in them (you know who you are...) - I say, buy this one. Hit South Beach, wear it with pride. You're sure to get a high-five from a Kardashian.

Alice + Olivia Dylan Jumpsuit at shopbop (on sale for $277.20)

I am an avid purveyor of nude colored shoes. I'll snatch up as many pairs as I can get my hands on - they go with everything and they make your legs look longer. Sold.

Laurence Dacade Omarie Vietri Heel in Nude at Forward (on sale for $299)

Patry Bow Flat at Free People (on sale for $29.99)

Loeffler Randall Matilde Boot in Tortora at Revolve ($664)

Albany Satin Velour Flats in Sepia by Pedro Garcia at Intermix ($350)

L.A.M.B. Women's Frankie Pump at Endless (on sale fro $195.77)

BCBGirls Women's Sole Flat at Endless ($75.04)

Diego di Lucca Laine Flat at eBay ($69.99)
(I know what you're thinking - snoozefest! But seriously these my favorite shoes - comfortable and they literally go with everything)

Like most girls, I carry a lot of crap around with me. Wallet, keys, phone, a book/magazine, a bag of almonds - whatever. If this sounds familiar, you too need a decent sized handbag to cart it all around. I prefer the soft, brushed leather variety.

Velvetine Structured Ray Messenger Bag at Intermix ($625)

Follis Julia Bag at Follis (price unknown)

Gryson Violet Painted Satchel in Deep Grey at Funkylala ($775)

Olivia Harris Spider Satchel in Cerise at Funkylala ($475)

Alexander Wang Brenda Washed Shoulder Bag in Tan at Barneys ($725)

I think rad, but if you disagreed with me, I wouldn't fault you for it. These are riding a thin line, I get it...

The Michelle Heel in Pewter by Jeffrey Campbell Shoes at Karmaloop ($120.00)

Aquamarine Printed Cashmere-Silk Scarf by Diane Von Furstenberg at Bluefly (on sale for $215.99)

MINKPINK MC Hammer Pants in Black at Revolve ($63)

Black leather bow cuff by B Accessories at Pixie Market ($46 each)

Vena Cava Unakite Dress at Basic Boutique ($495)

Casual chic can be a tough nut to crack - whether for Saturday shopping with friends (think Barneys shopping not Trader Joe's shopping) or a first date when you don't want to look like your trying too hard. Go for cute and pulled together, not high maintenance.

Foolproof equation = Dark jeans (straight or skinny) + flats + the elusive perfect top.

Enter options for the "elusive perfect top"

ChloƩ Striped Jersey T-shirt at The Outnet (on sale for $174)

Crispin & Basilio Silk Zipper Shoulder Tee in Beige at Revolve ($242)

Alexander Wang Washed Georgette Blouse in Ivory at Forward ($325)

Mason by Michelle Mason Cargo Vest at shopbop ($298) - paired with a simple white tank

Parker Tuxedo Tank at shopbop ($137)

Mason by Michelle Mason Tank with Elastic Detail at shopbop ($143)

Patterson J. Kincaid Sao Paolo Tank at shopbop ($78)

Bigger than a tote, smaller than a suitcase.
The challenge: find a weekender bag for under $300.

Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto SL Weekender Bag in Black at Revolve (on sale for $325, code "instyle" gets you 20% off) ***this is my favorite

Esther Perbandt Weekender Oversize Bag in Black at Revolve (on sale for $436, code "instyle" gets you 20% off - so - almost $300...)

Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Beach Duffle XL Bag in Dark Navy/Running White at Revolve (on sale for $231, code "instyle" gets you 20% off)

Muu Baa Patent leather Weekend Bag at FigLeaves ($233)

Tepper Jackson Weekender in Linen at Endless ($148 and free overnight shipping)

Matt & Nat Morris Japanese Paper Tote in Red at Endless ($235 and free overnight shipping)

Filson Large Travel Bag at ebags ($300)

LeSportsac Large Weekender at Bloomingdales ($180)

Piel Large Carry-On Satchel at ebags (on sale for $127.99)

Pendleton Leather Drifter Bag at ebags (on sale for $238.40)

Just for fun - let's imagine money was no object and look at this beautiful thing...

Balenciaga Leather Weekender at Fashion Phile ($1,295)

I'm loving the dresses in Alexander Wang's latest line...

Alexander Wang Draped Asymmetric Dress at ($974)
(Recognize this one from GG? Sure Serena looked a little trampy roaming into a campaign office in this number, but in the right setting, it's rad)

Alexander Wang Silk Wrap Dress at La Garconne (on sale for $416.50)

Alexander Wang Combo Dress at shopbop ($595)

Alexander Wang T-shirt Dress at Kirna Zabete ($395)

Alexander Wang Mock Two Piece Jersey Dress at Nordstrom ($415)

It's a boot. No wait! It's a strappy sandal. No wait - it's BOTH. I'm in love.

Moschino Cheap And Chic Women's Giano Bootie at Amazon ($815)

In Boston. As I prepare for the biannual pilgrimage home, I'm feeling especially tempted by these winter woolens...

Loeffler Randall Layered Coat in Black/Gray at Revolve ($725)

Loeffler Randall Cascading Ruffle Coat in Black at Revolve ($575)

Alexander Wang Collarless Military Coat at The Outnet (on sale for $486)

Camilla and Marc Gwendolyn Swing Coat in Black at Barneys ($798)

Nanette Lepore Hemingway Tweed Riding Jacket at Saks ($518)

3.1 Phillip Lim Reversible Front Pleat Coat at The Outnet (on sale for $306)

Alice + Olivia Petal Collar Coat with Belt at shopbop ($596)

Loeffler Randall Knit Combo Coat at shopbop ($698) ***my favorite