(Not shown – a pair of heels, my Nikon SLR and some sort of scarf and/or gloves.)
As someone who is constantly on the go, running here and there, while basically lugging everything around in one large bag, my appearance by midday is often less than glamourous (read: frazzled and sweaty). It’s times like these when you need something that will help you reset and refresh for those crucial and transitional moments, especially when dealing with rapid climate change where you head straight from the freezing elements into a heated building for an important meeting or appointment. Not always a pretty sight!
Luckily, I’ve discovered Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths by Ban, which is a new innovative product from Japan. What sets these cloths apart is the PowderSilk™ Technology, which leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth, smelling fresh, with no sticky residue. I am a huge proponent of anything that offers a quick fix when in a pinch, especially when it’s travel sized, so, I’ve started keeping a pack in my purse and now have added them to my styling kit. They have been quite the lifesaver so I definitely recommend giving them a whirl.
Now that you know what’s in my bag, I thought it would be fun to share a peek into what makes up my styling kit, which represents another side of my life. Each stylist has their own personal tips and tricks, and building your kit takes time and experience, but when I’m on a shoot, I know that the bottom line is I need be prepared and ready to fix any issue that could arise regarding the clothing.
Above are my go-to items that I use on-set, which now definitely includes Ban Freshening Cloths. I’ve found them incredibly useful as a quick refresher during outfit changes and just for general use when on set after a long day. After wrapping up a shoot, I love to blow off steam with friends over dinner and drinks, but I’m usually feeling sort of haggard. Now I just wipe down my neck and underarms with one of the cloths, swipe on a bit of mascara, blush and lipgloss, and I’m ready to go! xo
This post is sponsored by Ban. You can read more about the product here, but as always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for your continuous support. #bantotalrefresh
I’ve always loved black and burgundy together, especially during the winter months. For this particular outfit, I decided to make the focal point these Deep Burgundy Opaque Tights from No nonsense, and kept the rest of the outfit mostly black and cream with a pop of leopard for fun. To finish it off, I added accessories in the same color palette to compliment the overall look.
If you are a bit nervous to try out a pair of colored tights, you can easily pick up a pretty pair of these to try for under $7 at Nononsense.com. Follow No nonsense on Facebook and Pinterest for all the latest news and updates on their stylish and affordable legwear. xo
Currently battling a sinus/head cold – ugh. I really don’t like taking a lot of drugstore medication, so besides a ton of water and sleep, do you guys have any natural remedies you recommend? Would love to hear them! xo
On Saturday, I made it up to the Upper West Side and managed to grab a couple shots of a beautiful and snowy Central Park.
Literally covered in snowflakes!
A not-so -glamourous photo but this is what the snow looks like after it’s melted a bit. These pools of cold, deep slush are almost at every crosswalk (some larger than others) and are impossible to navigate without proper snow boots. Sigh.
I had a gift certificate at Kate Spade, so while I was uptown, I swung by the Upper East Side location for a quick look.
These bow shoes are so precious and ladylike but I ended up with a pretty gray bag and a pair of rose gold pumps instead.
Spent the night at The Ace Hotel on Saturday night. Wouldn’t you love to have this as your bathroom?
Sunday, we went the opposite direction and headed to the Lower East Side. When on Rivington, you have to visit Economy Candy. It’s quite an experience.
A slice for sustenance.
It was so cold yesterday, so after being in the elements all day, we decided to find some reprieve from the chilly weather and went to see 12 Years a Slave at The Sunshine Cinema. It was incredibly moving – I highly recommend it.
A view of East Houston from the fifth floor of the theater.
I’ve always loved patterns and mixing prints, but lately I’ve been focusing on allowing one item to be my statement piece and keeping everything else simple. Case in point, these animal print Cotton Leggings by No nonsense. They stand out as the focal point of my outfit, and instead of trying to incorporate them with other patterned pieces, I opted for similarly colored items keeping things low key and classic. There is nothing I love more than clothing that is equally as stylish as it is comfortable, and these leggings definitely qualify, making it a win, win in my book. You can even pick up a pair of these leggings for your own closet while you’re out at the drugstore!
Hey guys! After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to sell a couple of my bags and instead of going straight to eBay, I wanted to see give you guys first dibs. :) Both bags are in great condition so if you’re interested in pricing / purchasing, email me at email@example.com! xoxo
Welcome to My Style Pill, my creative outlet and daily dose of style where I share my outfit creations and inspirations. I live and blog from Manhattan- and wherever my travels take me, love big dogs (specifically my mastiff - lab, Barney), and Haagen Dazs peanut butter chocolate ice cream.