Favorite Word: Lustrous
Never Leave Home Without: Chap stick and a notebook. You never know when chapped lips or brilliance will hit.
Current Obsessions: Shades of purple, galaxy prints and Boston terriers
Departments: Beauty, Accessories & Lingerie
Favorite Word: Glitter
Never Leave Home Without: Sunglasses, scarf, lip gloss and compact mirror
#1 Beauty Tip: Moisturize and prime (face, eyes and lips). Make sure to get some SPF in that moisturizer as well! And, when in doubt, wear your favorite lipstick. I always feel glam and confident when I wear my best shade.
5 Products Always in my Makeup Bag: I change my look up all the time depending on the season, time of day, or my mood! But I always make sure to have a bold or neutral eye shadow, a dark black mascara, creamy and lasting lipstick, BB cream and a light foundation, plus a rosy blush/illuminating powder.
Favorite Word: Faux
Never Leave Home Without: Chewing Gum
Favorite Decor Piece: These square, mini-serving trays that sit on our ottoman. They’re extremely versatile. Can use them to store the TV remote along with other odds and ends. Also works great for serving breakfast in bed or afternoon tea.
Favorite Word: Ambiance
Never Leave Home Without: My eyes are addicted to sunglasses. If I leave the house without them, it is a painful experience.
Shoe Closet Must-Haves: I suggest a mix of silhouettes, textures and heels. Right now I love my chunky-heel suede pumps, my low-heel boots and my leather flats. As Spring approaches, I’ll add wedge sandals to the must-have rotation.
Favorite Word: Synchronicity
Never Leave Home Without: Mascara, hair clip, iPod, cell phone and wallet
Favorite Pieces for My Kids: I love to dress my kids in clothes that they think are comfortable, but still coordinate and look cute. I like clothes for them that are classically little girl or boy. For my daughter, I love dresses, leggings and boots in cooler weather or sundresses and sandals in the summer. For my son, jeans and a rugby or polo shirt, and cargo shorts with a graphic tee in the summer.
Department: Men’s & Kid’s
Favorite Word: Lexicon. It’s a fancy way to say vocabulary but sounds like a villain from the Transformers cartoon I loved as a kid. Lexicon the Destroyer of Worlds or something.
Never Leave Home Without: I can never leave home without my iPhone. And if I do, I almost always return to get it.
Men’s Bare Minimum Closet Essentials: 1 pair black slacks; 1 pair black dress shoes; 1 pair cool jeans; 1 pair cool casual shoes; 1 dress shirt and tie combination to go with slacks; 1 sportshirt and 1 polo shirt that can go with slacks or jeans and 1 stylish T-shirt to go with jeans.
Favorite Word: hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian
Never Leave Home Without: Pen and paper.
Most important handbag purchase criteria: That it have oodles of pockets so I don’t have to dig for a lipstick or keys.
Favorite Word: Righteous
Never Leave Home Without: A pen because I like to doodle on napkins and to-go boxes; some chapstick because I can’t stand to have chapped lips; and plenty of extra hair ties and bobby pins so I’m always prepared to tame uncooperative or unpredictable hair.
Favorite Trends for Juniors: Cropped and hi-low tops, neon denim and high-waisted cut-offs.