Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Winter Break Essentials

For some of us winter break is just around the corner, and others it’s already here! It doesn’t matter if you’re cozying up at home or relaxing on a tropical beach, I am here to give you some tips and tricks on how to look and feel your best all Holiday season long!

First and most important- bring the right essentials wherever you go and no matter what you’re doing, you never know where the day will take you and at Rad and Refined we always suggest being prepared!

Here are some of the essentials >>

It is an obvious "hell ya" when it comes to bringing a pair of Rad Bands for hangin' on the beach, especially if you want to look great while doing so!  The “Oopsie Daisy”($42) and the “Heartbreaker” ($8, just went on sale!) are at the top of my wish list right now. Both styles can spice up any outfit and still be laid back enough for a casual day. The detail and colors on the daisy sunglasses are the perfect beach statement or pair for a tropical vacay. I would pair the heartbreakers with a black hat and leather jacket to create an evening look, so easy!

If you are going somewhere warm  you will need a cute beach bag! I suggest checking out the Free People “Vintage Kanta Bag” (98) in bright multi. This bag is so funky with its patchwork detailing, but the suttle studs on the pockets edge it up a bit. It has a leather strap, which is sturdy enough to hold all of your things including those heavy books you will be bringing, and shoes of course!
It’s important to have a neutral-colored pair of sandals to thrown on with your sundress and head to the beach. I found a pair that are to die for and are reasonably priced as well! The Steve Madden “Athen Sandal” ($57) will look great with your go-to cover up. They will look great with this sundress which is a definite must-have from our rad basics collection! Check out the “Refined Dress” ($82) to thrown on top of any bathing suit, or dressed up for a night out.

As for bathing suits, you have to make sure that the one you pick will make you feel your absolute best. It’s hard to find the bathing suit that works with every body type, but I have a few suggestions- a very flattering brand is Triangl, based out of Australia. Lucky for us they ship worldwide! My fave is the “Bambi” ($79) in bubble mint. If you’re relaxing on the beach you’re bound to end up in the water at some point! Even the salty air will make your natural curl come out. A product that will enhance this and give you that beachy wave look can be found at Bumble and Bumble. Their “Surf Spray” ($15) will give you instant texture and volume. Throw it in your beach bag and you’re good to go.


Last but not least, cozying up in the cold weather can be just as fun as going away! Having the perfect outfit will be the key to success this break. Pair the Rad Basic “Long Sleeve Crew” ($68) in white with a vest and you are good to go. Add a Rad “Snow Cap” ($30) to be extra warm and you have a perfect look. Your New Years this year is bound to be epic, and you need a dress to match! Check out the "Embellished Hayden Combo Dress" ($396) for a dress that is bound to bring you good luck for the new year!

If you spend all your time snuggling in a comfy blanket drinking hot chocolate or coffee you need the perfect mug. Starbucks has a wide selection, but my favorite is the “Studded Cuff Mug” ($10.95). If you bring it with you to your local Starbucks they will even fill it up with any drink! Of course the one thing I know almost all of us will be spending time doing is catching up on our favorite Netflix shows. Some of the classics I recommend are: One Tree Hill, Friday Night Lights, 90210, Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, and Orange Is The New Black.

Enjoy your break radbabes!

Stay Rad!

-- Jesse Richter 

1 comment:

cassandra marie said...

Hi Jessie, love those glasses! xox Cass letsbreakthefake.com