THE 7 ESSENTIALS MARIA DUEÑAS JACOBS BRINGS TO EVERY DESTINATION WEDDING

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Summer is wedding season, and with more and more family members and friends getting married in exotic locations, I’ve had to perfect the art of weekend bag packing. What are the must-haves for a destination wedding? As an accessories editor, statement jewelry and a great pair of shoes are required. Of course, that’s not all. Even the most stunning outfit can’t be complete without great skin and a standout lip.

LE WEEKEND DE CHANEL

Le Weekend de Chanel is just about the only skincare I need for a summer wedding. After a stressful week at work—wearing makeup and running around a polluted city—this serum provides me with the gentle exfoliation and moisture that makes my skin glow. Coupled with my favorite sunscreen when used during the day, I’m ready to go.

For your sample of Le Weekend de Chanel, clickhere

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STATEMENT EARRINGS

As an accessories editor, I see my fair share of amazing jewelry. A pair of colorful earrings—whether they’re vintage, chandelier, diamond, or just an eye-catching stud—makes even the simplest outfit stand out. Vintage finds are always extra special because they have an accompanying backstory—where you found them, where they came from…

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WAYFARER SUNGLASSES

Trends in eyewear come and go, but the wayfarer style will forever be chic. While they may not seem an obvious choice for a black tie affair, I always like to mix a more casual accessory with dressier clothing.

EXTERNAL CHARGER

There is nothing worse than being at a wedding, seeing that perfect moment, and realizing your phone is dead and you can’t capture it. I’ve learned from too many of those experiences to always carry an external charger. There are just too many Instagrams to post to be low on battery!

CHIC POUCH

Weekend totes are great for stuffing everything you could ever want inside. A chic pouch comes in handy for stowing what you need to easily grab (e.g., your ID, your favorite lipstick, your cell phone). Plus, it doubles as a clutch for when all you want to do is dance the night away.

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STRAPPY SANDALS

A woman can never have too many shoes to choose from and the strappy sandal is the go-to for summer weddings. I’ve collected a myriad of styles in various colors, patterns, and fabrics to make sure I have the right pair for every dress. These make a statement for their color and texture—a velvet that is surprisingly season-less.

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BOLD RED LIPSTICK

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Color is the perfect finish to a black tie outfit. Just one swipe and your outfit is instantly sexier, more modern, and elevated. And truth be told, there’s nothing more iconic and fashionable than a classic Chanel red lip.

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