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How To Pack For A Weekend Getaway

Stop stressing over packing! Follow Amy’s easy Labor Day weekend packing checklist to style tons of looks (without bringing the kitchen sink).


3 BAGS YOU NEED (and how to pack them!)


When talking about the ultimate packing list, I always talk about bags. They can completely change an entire look (which is why you need 3 just for a weekend getaway). They should cover all categories of possible activities including the beach, daytime adventures and nighttime fabulousness. And that’s it, do not try and squeeze in any more. We are trying to streamline your packing with reality in mind! Watch the video below for quick and easy tips on how to pack your 3 awesome bags. And be sure to click on my checklist to shop some look-alike options for your next trip!




You need at least one hat for a fabulous weekend getaway. This is not optional, this is a necessity. Your face is your money maker and sun damage is not conducive to this concept. Plus you are WAY more fabulous with a hat on. Think of this styling choice as a daytime activity topper in addition to your beach days. Does the threat of packing said hat cause you to leave it in your closet? Stop no more. Watch this video and learn how easy it is to bring your awesome (and protective) hat with you.




Getting ready for the beach should not be an uphill battle. It can definitely be a daunting experience if being half-naked around strangers is not your thing. So let me make it just a little easier (and more fabulous). Just a few basics will have you feeling good, looking good and showing off your sassy sense of style while still being comfortable. Check out the video below to create the ultimate beach look no matter your body type, budget or lifestyle!


  • by Amy Salinger
  • May 29th, 2020
  • My Style

With nothing but time on our hands, pushing ourselves to be creative while executing mundane everyday tasks is at an all-time high. What is a fashion stylist stuck in a house in the woods during Covid to do? Dress up in every cocktail dress and gown I have while doing chores around the house obviously. Yes people, this is the best version of my quarantine life. Enjoy.


Top 5 Tips To Clean Out Your Closet



Out of sight, out of mind. You should do this twice a year, when it is getting warmer out and when it is getting colder out. Or each season, depending on how much you own. Pack things away in plastic bins or put them in the back of your closet. You do not need your wool sweaters when it is 80 degrees out. If you ONLY keep items you are wearing visible, the easier you will make your life. You won’t need to dig to find what you are looking for.



Put all your similar items together. Skirts go with skirts, pants with pants, you get the idea! Below are the typical categories I put together so you can always find what you are looking for. If all your pants are together then you can always find any pair of pants at any time! Crazy concept!
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Jeans
  • Blouses/T-Shirts
  • Blazers
  • Sweaters
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Beach Stuff
  • Formal Wear
  • Workout Wear
  • Comfy Clothes/PJ’s
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry
  • Bags
  • Coats/ Scarves/ Gloves/ Hats




It’s time to NEVER lose anything in your closet again. If you know where everything is, then you will always know where to find it. For tops, sleeveless tops go together, short sleeves go together, followed by long sleeved tops together. The second step WITHIN tops is to put like materials together. Cotton with cotton, silky with silky, etc. Now take it even further, within JUST the tops, organize by color. First white, then black, next solid colors and finally patterns together. The goal is to see similarities within each category and put those things together. Focus on silhouettes, materials and colors. You can decide on your own sub-categories based on what you own. Everyone’s closet is different and that is a good thing!

This is your moment to FINALLY get rid of things. ONLY go through your spring/summer stuff. Doing it all at once is too overwhelming. Create 3 piles: Donate, try on and tailor.
  • Donate: Things you know need to go ASAP. Just toss it!
  • Try-on: Things you aren’t sure about, try it on and then decide.
  • Tailor: Things you might be able to save through tailoring. Refer to #5.
Most people wear about 20% of what they own MEANING they are fighting through 80% of things that they don’t love, don’t fit and they will never wear again. ASK YOURSELF:
  • When is the last time I actually wore this?
  • Do I LOVE everything about this? If you love the color, but hate the way it fits, the answer is NO.
  • Be hard on your closet. Getting rid of things that don’t make you happy WILL make you happy.
  • If you aren’t sure, ask your best friend. They will be honest with you.
  • If you really aren’t sure, keep it one more season. If you don’t wear it, say goodbye. For real this time!
  • Invite your friends over to dig through your treasures (they bring the wine!). Consign to ThreadUp.com. Or, for more expensive pieces, consign them at TheRealReal.com.


A great tailor can be your best friend. Your wardrobe often has potential to become what you want by just a tweak here and there. Change the buttons on your favorite blazer to update it immediately. Shorten your favorite skirt to flatter your figure even more. Let out the chest in that gorgeous blouse you USED to love and give the girls a chance to breathe. Only focus on items that are good quality and look expensive. You don’t need to tailor your dress from the GAP circa 1995!





Shop Now! Post Holiday Sales

If you know anything about me, you know I love a good deal. Well guess what folks? It’s good deal season, otherwise known as post holiday sales. Now is the time to shop. Shop for things you have been wanting, shop for things that just catch your eye, shop for things that you absolutely have been longing for. Get it girl. No seriously, get it, these items won’t last long at these prices!!!!!




Aquatalia boots for $378??? This is a no- brainer. Aquatalia is hands down my favorite brand of boots because they are not only stylish, but they are weather-proof. I’m talking go out into a blizzard, step in an ankle deep puddle proof. This is a sick price for something that will last you for seasons to come.


Pajar snow boots for $97 down from $220, WHAT?? I’m having trouble not buying all of my suggestions because these prices are flat out crazy. Buy snow boots, you need them. This is my favorite brand and they are under $100! Cute, comfy and reasonably priced, what more can a girl ask for?



Teddy coats are in, why not get one on-sale? For trendier items, I ONLY shop sales. This might be a more expensive option at $1529, but it’s still 15% off and it is a luxury coat by Yves Salomon. Be comfortable with a price point that fits your lifestyle, but no matter who you are, you know you love a good sale!



A shearling leather bomber for $878? My head just exploded. If you know anything about shearling, you know it’s hella expensive. I have been looking for a shearling coat for years, but even on sale the price tag usually scares me. This coat is totally worth it. You are basically getting a two-for-one, a shearling coat AND a leather bomber. Two staple wardrobe items in one. Hell yea.




Want a splurge item that doesn’t have the splurge price tag? Well bam, here you go! This All Saints snake print leather bomber is on sale for $180. You read that right. I have actually never seen a good quality leather bomber so reasonably priced and I shop ALL the time. Now is the moment to buy your “fun” items because the price tag finally has the right number on it……





Stella McCartney on sale! Happy days are here. This neutral (yes, I said neutral) Stella McCartney cross-body bag is going to sell out at $499. She (the bag of course) looks a little crazy, but this animal print IS in fact a great neutral. And this print works both in the trendy and classic ways, this will be money well spent.



Buy a leather backpack, it will change your life. And the best part (besides the $350 price tag for Longchamp) is that it is a spring color!!! You will get to rock this fun, stylish and functional bag in the coming months. No waiting until next season girl. Don’t underestimate the power of a stylish and luxurious backpack, it is life changing. You are not to old to carry a backpack, trust.



LBD forever. Get your perfect for every event ever little black dress on sale, you can thank me later. Or now, it’s totally up to you. Chiara Boni La Petite Robe is hands down my fav LBD designer. Every dress is made of a Spanx like material meaning it’s a bitch to get on. BUT, and this is a big but, once it is you are sucked and tucked all night. Yup, it’s amazing.



A cashmere sweater is a necessity. Getting one on sale is a must. If you have never owned one then you are blissfully unaware of what you are missing. Cashmere is divine. You feel like a tiny baby wrapped in heaven with the sun shining on you. Yes, that good. I know it is expensive which is why sale time is buying time for cashmere!!!








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My Favorite Designer: Veronica Beard

I have been obsessed with Veronica Beard since the moment I set eyes on one of their blazers. Although they now have a full collection of awesome pieces, their blazer is what put them on the map. Even more than loving the collection, I love the story of the designers themselves. Sister-in-laws both named Veronica with a love for fashion design met, and thus, a collection was born. Don’t you wish you loved your sister-in-law that much???



Looking for a fabulous, perfectly tailored blazer that will be the showstopper of any outfit? Look no further, Veronica Beard has got just the fix you need. They have truly created what can only be described as the perfect blazer. If Balmain (also known for it’s fab blazers) is just a little too pricey starting at around $1600, Veronica Beard is the answer to your blazer problems.



A neutral animal skin belt can make everything better. Veronica Beard branched out into accessories showcasing that their talents went far beyond blazers. Animal prints are all the rage this season, why not add a touch through your accessories?  This is a great way to dip your toe in the animal print pond with diving in…..



High waist jeans are a staple, not a fad. Veronica Beard understands that a woman not only likes to look good, but she likes to feel good too! Why on earth did we ever wear low rise jeans??? I blame Britney Spears. This pair by Veronica Beard is their staple style showing off an exposed button fly. If you like fun and flattering, these are the pair for you.



A tweed mini skirt is just flat out fun. With the holidays almost upon us, finding a perfect dress is NOT the only option. You always want to make a fashion splash, stand out AND be appropriate for the occasion. Veronica Beard has designed the perfect party skirt. A touch of sophistication mixed with feminine fun.



A jumpsuit will always be awesome, period. If you follow me, you know I’m obsessed. Anything that can be fabulous, sassy, trendy, classic and sexy all in one is just basically perfect. Not to mention this long sleeve jumpsuit by Veronica Beard needs nothing buy shoes and jewelry. One and done fashion? Yes, please.