Packing Like a Pro for Darling Magazine

Tis the season…to travel!  With Memorial Day just behind the bend, and summer Fridays creating long weekends for many – getting out of town is a must.  But nothing weighs down a vacation like excess luggage.  At the same time, the fear of spending time without our entire repertoire of clothes to choose from makes it easy to overpack.  But more isn't always more, and having a bunch of clothes that don't necessarily fit your needs is as useless as having nothing at all.  The key to smart packing, is to edit your options to only the most versatile and necessary items.

Part of being able to relax on a holiday is not worrying about anything - including your wardrobe.  While that may seem difficult for some, it can be easy to achieve with a little planning.  To get prepared for your next trip, check out these tips for a perfectly packed bag!

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Spring Clean Your Diet with HU KITCHEN's 3 Essential Tips & 5 Pantry Swaps!

Spring Clean Your Diet with HU KITCHEN's 3 Essential Tips & 5 Pantry Swaps!

You’d need just 5 minutes with Jessica Karp, founder of Hu Kitchen (the Manhattan restaurant and café who’s tagline is “get back to human”) to know that she’s on to something.  That’s because although she’s an entrepreneur/business owner, and hands-on mother to a 5 year old girl and 6 month old boy; Jessica lacks the typical signs of someone with little time to eat lunch, let alone hit a spa.  Instead, her skin is glowing, her hair is shiny and her body is fit: she looks…healthy!

NYFW: Winter Style Survival Tips from 9 Industry Insiders via Guest of a Guest

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For industry insiders, Fashion week is always a test of stamina. Grueling schedules tackled in photo worthy but often uncomfortable outfits is fun, but it's also hard work. Add a polar vortex and buckets of snow to the mix and well...things can get messy. I surveyed some of the regulars on the NYFW scene to learn how the diehards keep calm, warm and stylish during February fashion week. From the best underpinnings and practical footwear to what REALLY gets stashed in those big, beautiful bags - these helpful tips will get you out of your everyday puff coat and stylishly through the last of winter.

How to Make It As a Fashion Blogger via StyleCaster

If you’ve ever considered starting your own fashion blog, you’ve probably considered the following question: How can I make blogging my full-time job, and make money in the process? It’s one thing to have a personal style blog—pretty much everybody and their mom (sometimes literally!) has one, since most platforms are free to start and easy to use—but it’s quite another to take that platform and make it something that nets you actual income.

“Honestly, it’s not easy to make money,” said Natalie Decleve ofNatty Style. ”And it’s not easy to maintain. If you want to make blogging your full-time job, you [really] have to make it your full-time job.”

That may sound a bit redundant, but what Decleve means is less straightforward than it sounds: In order to make your main source of income your fashion blog, you have to invest not just your passion and dedication, but also (most importantly) your time. It’s a cliché, but it’s true: success doesn’t happen overnight....

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The Natty Style Files for Cosmopolitan: A Wedding in Monaco

Welcome to The Natty Style Files, a peek into the world of a fashion-obsessed gal, making a name for herself in the Big Apple, bite by bite. Expect plenty of style advice and tips to share in the fun! Read Natty's first column here.

Recently I was invited to a wedding in Monaco. The bride: a vivacious, twentysomething, Jersey-born brunette who works for a storied fashion house in NYC. The groom: a handsome banker from a well-to-do French family, with eyes for nobody but his betrothed. The two address each other with a mix of French and English pet names, live a life deemed comfortable by anyone’s standards, and above all, exude the sort of romance and passion that inspire Nicholas Spark novels. You want to hate them but you can’t because their warmth and love radiates to everyone and anyone they come in contact with. Of course, I didn’t know most of this at the time — because the invitation came in the form of a “plus one” from my best friend, Krystal.

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Style Guide: How to Choose the Right Eyewear with Warby Parker

Style Guide: How to Choose the Right Eyewear with Warby Parker

Arguably the hottest brand on the market right now is the revolutionary concept shop: Warby Parker.  Dedicated to making stylish eyewear accessible, Warby's uber hip frames cost between $95-$150 - and that's WITH a prescription!  Free shipping and returns from the website for easy home try-ons, plus multiple retail locations popping up in Manhattan and elsewhere make it easy to snap up a pair...or 3.  The hard part is choosing a style that's right for you.  Luckily, during my recent shoot/shopping spree - I got tips from the brand's own Samantha Andriano on how to select the right frames for your face.

Winter Skincare Tips from An Expert Dermatologist

Winter Skincare Tips from An Expert Dermatologist

As the days get shorter and colder, and our summer tans have long since faded away – it’s easy to want to hibernate until spring returns.  Especially when your skin starts drying out and playing tricks on you.  To help ease the transition, I consulted leading cosmetic dermatologist and creator of MirSkin, Tabasum Mir, MD – on why this happens and how to fix it.