#ItsInTheBag: Celebrating Our Exclusive Cambridge Satchel Mini Collection

Gilt + Cambridge Satchel Company Mini Capsule Collection BreakfastThe Cambridge Satchel Company‘s candy-colored bags are the go-to sidekicks of the street style set, so naturally we feted the launch of our new exclusive capsule collection of the brand’s Minis with help from a snap-worthy pack of bloggers, editors, and celebs over breakfast at The Pavilion in NYC’s Union Square. We treated guests to dozens of picture-perfect mini essentials (think Essie nail polishes and pint-sized Diet Cokes) to play up their brand new bags in covetable Insta-ready shots, no filter required. Get inspired by reality-star-turned-designer Whitney Port’s well-styled stash — featuring The Mini in pastel pink, one of 10 colors available exclusively on Gilt — and score your own from our sale, starting tonight at 9pm ET.

Gilt + Cambridge Satchel Company Mini Capsule Collection Breakfast

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3 Must-Try Summer Manis From Glamour’s Lipstick.com (+ Free Essie Polishes!)

In need of some of-the-moment mani inspiration? Check out the super-chic looks editors Lindsey Unterberger, Nikki Ogunnaike, and Julianne Carell from Lipstick.com  Glamour’s new beauty site  created exclusively for Gilt using Essie’s Summer Collection, which can be yours free when you spend $50 or more on Gilt. They’ve also provided easy-to-follow steps, so you can recreate their looks at home. Free polishes and expert how-tos? Now you have zero excuses to not having fab nails at all times. 

Lipstick.com     [From left: Nikki Ogunnaike, Julianne Carell, and Lindsey Unterberger]

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Lindsey Unterberger, Executive Editor
“Summer nails usually scream bright colors—as they should!—but sometimes a pop of bold orange or blue can be too much next to a statement outfit for me. I love the sophistication this twist on a reverse French manicure brings to my hot pink dress!”

Recreate her look:
1. Apply base coat.
2. Turn your left hand to the side so your thumb is pointing toward you, and using the thinnest nail art or paint brush you can find, draw a C-shape as close to the cuticle as possible. I used Urban Jungle here. Repeat on the right hand by making backward C-shapes on each nail.
3. Apply a coat of Fierce No Fear to the rest of each nail, getting it as close as possible to the C-shapes you drew.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
5. Apply top coat and let dry. So cute!

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Chic Peek: Inside Nanette Lepore’s #MDW Getaway

Consider us smitten with Nanette Lepore’s laid back approach to feminine chic: The bold colors, pretty prints, and flattering silhouettes from today’s sale on Gilt top our list of summer must-haves, so it’s no surprise she lives as fabulously as she designs. We asked Nanette for a sneak peek inside her Memorial Day weekend at her family’s home in Amagansett on Long Island’s east end, and she obliged with a photo diary (snapped by her daughter, Violet!).

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Clearly, the designer has a way with color and print—this is what her table looks like for an afternoon snack. Every afternoon, after walking down the cliffside stairs to the beach, Nanette and her family and enjoy farm fresh fruit and sip rosè.

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Style Me Pretty’s Abby Larson Shares Her Perfect Wedding Tips

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About to say I do? You’re going to need a serious style guru to guide you through the wedding planning process. Enter Abby Larson, editor and founder of StyleMePretty.com and StyleMePrettyLiving.com—two of the web’s most beautifully curated sites offering real-life inspiration for your big day and beyond. We’ve enlisted her to share her top selects for dresses, decor, and more in The Wedding Event on Gilt, and to dish on what makes for a picture-perfect day. Read the Q+A, then shop her picks!

StyleFile: Planning a wedding can become a full-time job–whats your advice for brides to help make it an easier experience?
Abby Larson: Hire a wedding planner! Although to those on a strict budget this may seem like a splurge, a good wedding planner can not only make the experience so much more manageable (allowing you to actually have fun with it) but they can save you money in the costly mistakes that brides often make when planning. Other than that, make sure to build in moments of fun throughout the whole process – make a day out of dress shopping with your mom and your besties, have your maids over for some wine and crafting, turn cake testing into a full on date night. Dote on the journey just as you would the day itself!

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