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How to Pack Like a Jetsetter

The New Year calls for new destinations…want to travel like a seasoned nomad? Let us be your guide on packing right, light and in style (of course!). Here’s our recommendations on how to pack like a jetsetter.

Pick a durable hard case bag that’ll not only be able to withstand the changing environment, it also avoids contents being pressed down too much from any added pressure. Plus, they’re non-expandable, which means lighter packing (God forbid you over stuff your bags and have no room for travel purchases).

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(resort cover ups by Ramy Brook)

Don’t pack anything you “think” you’ll want to wear. Take into account the number of nights and days you’re packing for and pack only essentials. Sure, having extra options is great, but if you want swift travels (like a jetsetter), minimal baggage is best. In any case, you can always shop additional items you may need (hey, any excuse to shop is reason enough for us!).

Pack shoes that can go from day to night with ease – sneakers are great for dashing through the airport and exploring, as are slip ons and loafers that are stylish and comfortable. And don’t let the space in your shoes go wasted when you can pack accessories and smaller items in them.

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(resort cover up by Ramy Brook)

To avoid the hassle of looking for an iron and ironing board on your holiday (plus, those things can be tricky to work), pack clothes that are less prone to crease. Ideally, your travel clothes are the ones which are durable, takes up minimal space, wrinkle-proof and easy to match with other items.

Organize and pack everything separately: gallon zip lock bags are inexpensive and protects from color transfers, scrunching or snagging. Fold or roll separates to maximize space/minimize crease and make it easy to unload at your destination. Getting everything out as soon as you arrive at your destination avoids items buried at the bottom of the bag from going unnoticed. For toiletries, zip lock bags again are invaluable for avoiding spillage and keeping everything visible.

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(cotton knit sweaters by Woodenships)

Place things you may need upon arrival at the very top: swimwear, sunblock (so you can hit the beach ASAP) and chargers. It’s best to pack all chargers together in a labelled zip lock bag for easy access (don’t forget the adapter if you’re going overseas!).

What’s your favorite packing tip?

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Fall Trends: 6 Q & A’s with Your Intrigue Stylists

Get the best 2017 fall fashion inspo from the experts at Intrigue. Below, our stylists share their favorite trends seen in-store influenced by the runways. Get inspired! Find out which colors and styles work best for your autumn palette.

Annette’s Pick…
Q: Whats’s Your Favorite New Garment For Fall?
A: Our faux leather leggings by Commando!! They are comfortable, smoothing, and they look like a pair of $700 leather pants, but you can throw them in the washing machine. They’re a no-brainer!
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Debbie’s Pick…
Q: What Fall Fashion Trend Are You Most Excited About?
A: Embroidery! Thanks to Gucci, tees, sweatshirts and denim have seen a very welcomed update this season. Think rosey florals, animal instincts and bird motifs! We have a couple pieces by Nation LTD inspired by this trend in- store now!
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Jessica’s Pick…
Q: What Trend You Hope Never Goes Out Of Style?
A: Super oversized sweaters! Despite their resemblance to actual blankets, oversized sweaters can be flattering, energetic statement pieces if you play your styling cards right!
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Gabi’s Pick…
Q: What’s Your Favorite Fall Accessory Trend?
A: The Beret and hats in general; a hallmark for the season. They can punctuate a look, camouflage a bad hair day and combat a nip in the air.
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Jane’s Pick…
Q: What Is Your Favorite Fashion Trend Turned Staple?
A: A classic Chanel Bag, it will never go out of style!
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Barbara’s Pick…
Q: What’s a Fall Trend You Think Will Get Carried Into The Next Season?
A: The Bell Sleeve! It seems that the cold shoulder is slowly taking a hiatus and it’s cousin, the bell sleeve is stepping in! Flirty, feminine and fun…what more could a girl want?!
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Turn Your Ordinary Water into Extraordinary H2O!

Introducing GEM WATER at Intrigue Fine Apparel

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(Photo Credit: @style_rituals)

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GEM-WATER?

Quite simply, it’s any water enlivened by gemstones. By the time water gets to us through municipal systems or plastic containers, its natural vitality and structure becomes dulled and muted. You can use our collection of VitaJuwel Gem-Water Bottles, Vials, and Droplets to restore the natural structure of everyday drinking water.

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HOW DO GEM-WATER PRODUCTS WORK?

Just add water… Each product incorporates a sealed glass gempod or vial filled with a unique gemstone blend, providing a convenient and hygienic way to transform everyday tap, filtered, or bottled water into gem-water in just 7-10 minutes. The unique gem blends are designed to transform your water and support your mind, body & spirit.

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WHY IS GEM-WATER GOOD FOR ME?

We all know that proper hydration is immensely important to keeping our bodies functioning at their highest potential, so a healthy water habit is a must. But we’re talking transformation here! The energy of the gems actually restores the crystal structure to a quality comparable to water straight from a natural spring while also boosting the water’s alkalinity (pH level) and increasing its oxygen content. That means greater support for glowing skin, stronger hair & nails, and a healthy immune system.

Why tote a water bottle that just transports your ‘dead’ water when you can carry one that’s full of gorgeous gems constantly working their magic? And frankly, we could all use a little more magic in our lives!

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July 4th Jet-Set in Style

What’s the plan…daydreaming on beaches, meandering through the cobblestone streets, or wasting away in Margaritaville…

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We’ve got you covered…let’s pack up together!

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Ask Annette & Debbie: Is the Cold Shoulder Still Cool?

Dear Annette & Debbie, Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are practically everywhere, and while I love the shape, I wonder if it’s too late for me to commit to the trend. Is it on its way out? Is there a way I can make it feel fresh? —Morgan W.

Dear Morgan, We are of the belief that the cold shoulder isn’t going anywhere—and for good reason: it’s feminine, creates a beautiful silhouette, and elevates everything from cutoffs to jeans to dresses. The other good news is that there are so many fresh iterations of the trend, whether you want to keep it demure or pump up the volume, there’s something for every comfort level here at Intrigue.

Beginner

If you’re apprehensive about revealing too much for the office, or just like to keep it simple, opt for a top or dress that shows off subtle slivers of collarbone and décolletage. Pair with a platform shoe and add a dramatic earring to finish.

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Intermediate

Straps, ruffles, and asymmetrical details are the next step. Ultimately, these necklines are more festive and make the most sense in a dressed up scenario; you’ll want to balance the intricate details with subdued classics—pencil skirts work particularly well, even denim.

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Advanced

We love the drama here. These elaborate blouses can go both ways: super dressed-up with elevated pants or a skirt, even a streamlined jean for a night out. Keep the shoes and bag simple so they don’t compete with the neckline.

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Hope these tips helped! Remember, we are just a phone call, message or drive away.

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American Made Matters

Intrigue Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend in Style…Made in America!

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Honoring those who have fought to preserve America & today’s American Designers who proudly do the same with American Made!

Intrigue strives to do our part offering Designed & Made in the USA:

Nicole Miller . Milly . Alice & Trixie . Sundry . Analili . Sno Skins . Velvet . Commando . Allen Allen . n:Philanthropy . Current Elliott . McGuire . Principle . Lola & Sophie . Fifteen Twenty . Red Haute . Victoria Wright . Rebecca Imperiano . Amadi . Pam & Gela . Pete . Avenue Montaigne . Heyne Boget . Generation Love . Bailey 44 . Amanda Uprichard . Rebecca Minkoff  . Only Hearts . Three Dots . Krewe Sunglasses

…just to name a few…

We Celebrate YOU!

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