Something Beachy

BY KELSEY WHITE

7 For All Mankind at Shopbop

OutfitKelsey White2 Comments

One of my favorite brands, 7 For All Mankind has some of the best fitting and on trend denim in the game. I recently purchased this zip front, coated denim mini skirt at Shopbop.com and the material is so comfortable! I'm loving all of the styles that are currently carried on their site. 

SHOP 7 FOR ALL MANKIND

To give the outfit an LA "winter" feel, I paired the mini with over the knee boots, and a chunky knit sweater to create a more relaxed look.

SHOP THE LOOK

ZIP FRONT SKIRT: Seven For All Mankind

SWEATER: Saylor, Similar here

BOOTS: Zara, Similar here

BAG: Naked Vice, Similar here

 

Black Lace Bodysuit

OutfitKelsey WhiteComment

SHOP THE LOOK

LACE BODYSUIT: AFRM

JEANS: Re/Done

SHOES: Sam Edelman

SUNGLASSES: Le Specs x Adam Selman

BAG: Zara, Similar here

Italy Trip 2017

TravelKelsey White2 Comments

LAKE COMO

Lake Como is one of the most magical places I have ever traveled to. It's peaceful, romantic, and timeless. Como living means exploring medieval remnants in stone villages like Bellagio and Varenna, and touring luxurious villas with rolling vineyards and olive trees. The best way to do it all? By boat, of course. 

OVERVIEW

WHEN TO GO: August/September

WHERE TO STAY: Hotel Grand Tremezzo, Borgo de Terrazze

THINGS TO DO

  • Visit Bellagio - a picturesque stone village with silk shops and outdoor cafes
  • Go to the spa at Grand Tremezzo, have lunch, and lay by the floating pool
  • Take a boat tour from to see the entire lake and gain some local knowledge from the boat caption
  • Take a tour of Como's historic mansions like Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta

The lake is very large, but you can easily catch ferries or water taxies to explore towns around the lake. Each town has it's own personality and charm. Some of my favorite towns include Bellagio, Tremezzo, and Varenna.

SHOP ITALY

Bellagio

Walk around the charming town of Bellagio and discover some of the best dining tucked away in the stairwells. Definitely check out the Italian silk shops and stock up on scarfs! 

Villa Melzi

Villa Serbelloni Garden

Ristorante La Punta

Borgo Le Terrezze

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

Hotel Belvedere

Tremezzo

The dreamy lakeside town of Tremezzo is just a 10 minute ferry ride from Bellagio. It also has two of the most breathtaking villas which you can tour, and one of the lake's grandest hotels. 

Hotel Grand Tremezzo

Villa Carlotta

 

Varenna

A low-key little town with scenic, lakefront dining.

Lakeside promenade in Old Borgo

Villa Monastero

Castello di Vezio

Villa Cipressi

 

CAMOGLI

The brightly painted fishing village on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, between Genoa and Cinque Terre. It's not a very well known American tourist destination (which I very much appreciated), and it is filled with local tourists from Italy. Camogli is just 2 hours from by car from Milan. 

OVERVIEW

WHEN TO GO: August/September

WHERE TO STAY: Hotel Cenobio de Dogi

THINGS TO DO

  • Get some sun on the umbrella studded beaches
  • Walk around the small town of Camogli overlooking the water
  • Visit Basilica Di Santa Maria
  • Take a boat tour to Portofino with Portofino Water Taxi - ask for Andrea!
  • Enjoy Camogli's favorite dish - Trofie Pesto Pasta 

Please leave any comments or questions below! I'm happy to answer and give advice :) 

Napa Valley, CA

TravelKelsey WhiteComment

Denim on Denim

OutfitKelsey White2 Comments

SHOP THE LOOK

Beauty Spotlight: Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother

LifestyleKelsey White5 Comments

Every beauty routine starts with a good base. It took me until I was in my mid-twenties to realize how important it is to prep your skin before applying makeup! I'm currently obsessing over Shiseido's Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother that acts like a blurring filter, reducing the appearance of my pores.

somethingbeachyxshiseido

The product can be applied before or after makeup application, but I personally like to use it in place of my primer. It serves a perfect first step by prepping my skin with a velvety finish. Most primers that I've used in the past feel silicone heavy and suffocating. This lightweight mixture feels like a magic balm and the results are instant! The pocket size packaging is also a major plus. 

I apply a small amount to my fingertips, and pat evenly while focusing on the t-zone. The Oil Targeting Micro Powder quickly absorbs the excess sebum on skin's surface, diffuses light, and enhances moisture. It's perfect to use anytime under or over makeup for a fresh, matte look that is #selfieready. 

As mentioned, it's incredibly important to start your beauty routine with a good base in order to set the stage for your makeup to last throughout the day. This product is the perfect step to ensure a lasting finish, but also portable enough to take with me when traveling for any last minute touch-ups. Thank you Shiseido for partnering with me on this post. 

somethingbeachyxshiseido
somethingbeachyxshiseido
somethingbeachyxshiseido

I plan on doing a post of my makeup routine with specific products I use, so stay tuned for that! 

Open Knit Sweater

OutfitKelsey White2 Comments

A casual black and white look from French Connection. 

SWEATER // French Connection

JEANS // French Connection

BAG // French Connection

EARRINGS // Adorne Monde

SHOP THE LOOK

Black Blouse + Vintage Chanel Belt

OutfitKelsey White4 Comments

TOP // Majorelle

DENIM // RE/Done Elsa Jean (similar here)

BELT // Chanel 

SHOP THE LOOK

Turks & Caicos

TravelKelsey White3 Comments

ABOUT TURKS & CAICOS

The Turks & Caicos Islands are a vacation dream come true! White sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, and tropical tranquility, what's not to love? The journey to paradise is just a quick two hour flight from Miami to Providenciales airport. 

The highlight of Turks & Caicos is the 12-mile Grace Bay beach, which is lined with hotels and upscale homes. Weather in Providenciales is beautiful year round, ranging anywhere from mid 70's to mid 80's and the locals are friendly and easy going. There are plenty of activities like the world's best diving, boat tours, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and of course, relaxing on the beach :-) 

turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy
turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy
turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy

MY EXPERIENCE

In May of 2017, I traveled to Grace Bay Club with Foray Collective and had the most incredible experience! It was my first time in Turks & Caicos and I was really excited to explore this beachy new destination with my friends; Ruslana GeeJourdan Sloane, Rosa Crespo

turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy

After a long day of traveling from LA, we checked into our luxurious room in "The Estate" building, which had a large balcony overlooking the ocean and main pool. We watched the sunset and had dinner at one of the "Private Villa Collection" beachfront homes owned by Grace Bay Club. The modern villa was breathtaking and had amazing atmosphere to kick off the trip!

turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy
turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy
turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy

SHOP THE LOOK

The next day, we headed to Bugaloo's Conch Shack to have lunch, dance to local music, and explore the conch studded island. We spent the entire day here hanging out (the photo opps with the colorful houses were just too good). After a day of sun, we headed to Grace Bay Club's Anani Spa for massages and facials. My facialist was really educated in the products she was using and my skin felt heavenly afterwards! I highly recommend going to the spa if you visit Grace Bay. 

turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy
turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy

SHOP THE LOOK

On our third day, we took a charter boat out to sea to check out some other islands. The sand was SO white and fluffy and the water was the prettiest shade of turquoise I have ever seen! We were also lucky enough to see a few dolphins and stingrays along the way. Once we wrapped up the boat tour, lunch was served local style at STIX on the beach. The remainder of the day was spent relaxing and swimming in the ocean. Dinner was set up beautifully on the beach by the Grace Bay Club team where we had delicious food, great conversation, and lots of wine to wrap up our final night. 

turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy
turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy

SHOP THE LOOK

turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy
turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy
STILLVIKA-24300.jpg
turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy

SHOP THE LOOK

turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy

Turks and Caicos is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to and I highly advise making the visit out! Check out my travel guide and recommendations below!

 

SHOP THE TRIP

 

 

TURKS TRAVEL GUIDE

STAY

Grace Bay Club - a luxury oceanfront resort with 5-star service, beautiful decor, and a variety of dining options

turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy
turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy

DINE

Infinity Restaurant & Raw Bar, The Lounge, The Grill, Krave, Stix - all on site dining options at Grace Bay Club

Lemon2Go Coffee Bar - the cutest little coffee + gift shop just 2 minutes from Grace Club. The almond milk latte is delicious!

turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy

Sandbar - for a night of drinking and dancing to island music and Drake

EXPERIENCE

Anani Spa - unwind at the ultra relaxing spa at Grace Bay Club

Island Tour - take a private charter to uninhabited islands like French Cay and West Caicos

Bugaloos Conch Crawl - live music, local food, tropical drinks, conch covered beaches, and colorful building for that perfect photo opp

turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy
turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy
turksandcaicos-somethingbeachy

 

Snorkel - the water is crystal clear to see all of the marine life

Paddleboard - available for rent at Grace Bay Club

 

 

Case of the Blues

OutfitKelsey White1 Comment

BLOUSE // Roberto Cavalli 

JEANS // Rag & Bone 

SANDALS // Gianvito Rossi 

BAG // Gucci (similar here)

RINGS // Selim Mouzannar 

SUNGLASSES // Child of Wild 

SHOP THE LOOK

Corset Top

OutfitKelsey WhiteComment

TOP // Storets

JEANS // Levi's

SUNGLASSES // Quay

SHOES // Vans 

SHOP THE LOOK

LA Uniform

OutfitKelsey WhiteComment

The ultimate LA uniform from my favorite store on the westside, Elyse Walker

Saint Laurent leather jacket

Proenza Schouler t-shirt (SIMILAR HERE)

Mother jeans

Alexander McQueen sneakers

Stone Paris rings

Tomasini bucket bag

Sonix sunglasses

SHOP THE LOOK

Track Queen

OutfitKelsey WhiteComment

PANTS // Forever 21

TOP // Brandy Melville (similar here)

SHOES // Marc Fisher

BAG // Mango

SUNGLASSES // Komono

SHOP THE LOOK

SOMETHING BEACHY // TRACK QUEEN

Coachella 2017 Recap

Travel, LifestyleKelsey White2 Comments

Phew, I survived Coachella again! 

Foray hosted a 16 bedroom estate filled with fashion bloggers, along with a 200+ person event on Friday, April 14th.  Margo and Me, Kaitlynn Carter, Thrifts and Threads, Michelle Take Aim, Hunt For Styles, Evelina, Xenia Overdose, and Becca Tilley are just some of the bloggers that stayed at the house.  It was great spending time with girls in the industry and getting to know them better! 

something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017

shop festival

 

Most house guests arrived on Thursday evening just before our "welcome dinner", catered by Chef V. Veronica was our chef for the weekend and she cooked the most delicious, healthy meals to keep us fueled at Coachella. 

L'Oreal Paris was Foray's headline sponsor for the weekend, so they set up a "glam lounge" for house guests to get their hair + makeup done all weekend long...major life savor! UK retailer, boohoo, set up a "revolving closet" at the estate, where girls could pick out outfits every day.

something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017

On Friday, Foray x Vampped hosted the second annual Desert Oasis party. The event was sponsored by L'Oreal Paris, boohoo, and Her Campus, which all had awesome activations throughout pool area. We had Emily Ratajkowski host the event and she was really sweet...and so hot, seriously! 

something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017
IMG_3132.JPG
something beachy - coachella 2017

After the chaos we made our way to the festival grounds on Friday. Some of my favorite sets that night were Empire of the Sun, Phantogram, and Travis Scott - so bummed I missed Sampha and Glass Animals! The festival seemed quieter on Friday compared to the past few years I have been...

something beachy - coachella 2017

On Saturday, Foray x Funboy hosted a fiesta brunch, complete with a mariachi band. The massive buffet and a good laugh from the band was a perfect hangover cure. We spent the rest of the day relaxing by the pool and recovering. Before the festival, we stopped by the Victoria's Secret Oasis to say hello to some friends and stock up on some goodies! Around 5pm, a group of us headed to the festival to catch the sunset. We spent most of our time at Rose Garden and The VIP bar where you literally ran into everyone! Majid Jordan, DJ Snake, Future, and Martin Garrix were some of my favs that night. We topped off the night at Neon Carnival and danced the night away.

something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017

Let's be real - Sunday I was dead. Two full days of nonstop socializing, dancing, and singing.  I was totally beat...but we had to do one last day! We made it out one final time to see Galantis, New Order, DJ Khaled, Lorde, and Kendrick Lamar.

something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017
something beachy - coachella 2017

I am so thankful for the team I work with at Foray. We are a small startup, so it's very rewarding to see growth and success after all of the blood, sweat, and tears go into planning such an extravagent weekend! Until next year, Coachella!

something beachy - coachella 2017

OUTFIT DETAILS

White lace dress // ALICE MCCALL, Fringe Purse // COACH, Boots // ALL SAINTS

Floral two piece set // CINQ A SEPT

Black bodysuit // ARE YOU AM I, Jeans // RE/DONE, Belt // LUV AJ

Embroidered dress // BOOHOO, Belt // BOOHOO

Sandals // SOLE SOCIETY 

Sequin pants // TOPSHOP

Swim // FORAY COLLECTION

 

 

 

THE EDIT / Coachella 2017 Prep

Outfit, LifestyleKelsey WhiteComment

Ahhhh, Coachella we meet again. This is my 5th year in a row heading to the desert and I couldn't be more excited. Coachella style can definitely have a bad stigma attached to it, but trust me - it can be done tastefully! I'm focusing this year on comfort and easy pieces with an edge. 

You can check out a small feature I did with Time Out LA HERE about festival style, and also read about what other LA bloggers are packing this year :) 

Writing down a few tips, because this ain't my first rodeo

STYLE TIPS

Make sure you're not wearing too many trends in one look, pick one! 

Chill on the prints.

Make sure your outfit is photogenic. Obviously ;) 

Wear comfortable ankle boots to the festival, your feet will thank you. 

Buy something that is out of your style comfort zone and rock it. 

Bring a bandana for the evening, it usually gets windy/dusty at night. 

 

FESTIVAL TIPS

The process of actually getting into the festival is crazy, even if you're VIP. The path to the entrance is longggggg, but they have bike pedicabs to make things quicker. Bring cash!!

Pack a portable charger. This one from SONIX is amazing. 

Go to the festival 5pm-midnight. I never go a full day, it's way too much for me!

Pick a general meeting spot in case you loose anyone.

Leave a little before the last headline act. The Uber Lounge can be a NIGHTMARE if you're there at at rush hour. 

 

SEE YA IN THE DESERT XX

something beachy - coachella 2017

Hoops // Vita Fede

Skirt // Topshop

Sandals // Marni

Sunglasses // Topshop

One Piece // H&M

Denim Jacket // Understated Leather 

Bucket Bag // Alexander Wang

Scarf // H&M

Boots // Toga Pulla

Dress // Rag & Bone

Red Vinyl Mini

OutfitKelsey WhiteComment

Top // ARRIVE CLOTHING

Skirt // ZARA

Shoes // STEVE MADDEN 

SHOP THE LOOK

 

 

 

Rainbow Fever

OutfitKelsey White5 Comments

A colorful look featuring Alice & Olivia

Dress // ALICE & OLIVIA

Bag // ALICE & OLIVIA (similar here)

Sunglasses // GENTLE MONSTER

Shoes // ZARA (similar here)

SHOP THE LOOK

Rachel Zoe Blouse + Denim

OutfitKelsey White2 Comments

BLOUSE // Rachel Zoe

JEANS // Levi's

HAT // Lack of Color

SHOP THE LOOK

PJ Chic featuring Elizabeth & James

OutfitKelsey White1 Comment

A chic, comfortable weekend look featuring the new collection from one of my favorite brands, Elizabeth and James.

Official product links will be updated once the pieces become available online! xx

TOP // Elizabeth & James (similar here)

PANTS // Elizabeth & James (similar here

EARRINGS // Rachel Zoe (similar here)

SHOES // Chinese Laundry

SHOP THE LOOK