The Coachella Diaries

{Skirt:Shopblush.com. Top: Victoria’s Secret Pink. Hat: c/o H&M. Necklace: Vintage. Shoes: Airwalks. Photographed by Franky Arriola}.   The last time I left the state of Florida was two summers ago to go to New York. It was Milly’s first time there. It was a three hour flight. And that was the longest flight I’d been on in a decade. Yesterday I upped that with my longest flight in 10 years to California. So, here I stood, atop the parking garage, knowing there’s an amazing adventure awaiting me (Coachella!) but crippled by the grand dame of fear perched upon my shoulder. She and I both know it takes five hours to get to that adventure.  And my last flight (an hour-long one home from Gainesville) was a nightmare with bad weather the whole way and the stewardess relegated to her seat the entire time. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to…Read More



I Heart …

{Top: c/o American Eagle Outfitters LST & FND New York Muscle Tank. Skirt: Shopblush.com. Shoes: Airwalk sneakers. Bag: c/o Tous Love Day bag. Necklace: Forever21. Photographed by me.} I have always loved New York. I loved it before I even lived there. Why? Because I thought I was supposed to live there. You see, as a kid, all I ever wanted to be was a writer who lived in the city. It was my dream to go there and turn stories into my livelihood. So, when I graduated from U.F., I packed up my life and moved to New York to intern at Madison magazine in Midtown. I had never even visited the Big Apple before I moved there. I sold my car to have cash to live off of, packed my life into boxes and set out on my great adventure. In the beginning, I lived on someone’s couch…Read More



Tales from The New Lotus House Fashion Show

{On me: Dress: c/o Ramona LaRue. Belt: Vintage. Necklace: Frankie Miami. Shoes: Zara via Bib + Tuck. On Mills: Dress: c/o Ramona LaRue. Shoes: Target. Bag: Gap. Photographed by me.} Last week, Milly made her fashion show debut. Stylist extraordinaire Elysze Held of StyleOutoftheCity asked us to be a part of the grand opening of the new Lotus House, which included a fashion show featuring the work of designers like Arianne Brown of Ramona LaRue and Filomena Fernandez, who graciously donated their designs to the thrift store to help raise funds for its new location. Lotus House, as you may know is a charity that provides sanctuary and support, education, tools and resources to homeless women and children. It’s a beautiful organization and I encourage you to donate your unwanted items to the charity, as the funds go to these women and children hoping to make their lives a little better. It was an…Read More



Four Finds with Swarovski at Harrods

It’s Four Finds time and since I’m obsessed with the sparkle and shine of Swarovski, I thought I would create a list of my favorite things from the brand. You can find the Swarovski range at Harrods.com. These Swarovski Sheena Pierced Earrings are the kind of earrings you will wear for the rest of your life. They go with everything, and they are absolutely stunning. Because blue is one of my favorite hues this season, I’m crushing on these Swarovski Bella Mini Light Earring. From a distance, this Swarovski Talesia Bracelet looks just like diamonds. Turns out Swarovski crystals are a girls best friend, too.  I own this beautiful Swarovski Tactic Bangle bracelet. And what I most love about it is the rose gold. It’s a timeless piece that’s also truly modern.



My Favorite Miami Neighborhood

{Dress: Style Mafia. Bracelets: Forever21. Shopping at: Metta Loving Kindness.} I’ve been a Miamian for 13 and a half years now. In that time, I’ve grown to love this city in more ways than I ever knew I could. What brought me here was the promise of pursuing my dream. What’s kept me here is the beautiful beaches, the eternal summer and the cultural melting pot. When The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau asked me to share my favorite neighborhood in Miami, as part of its Insider campaign, I couldn’t wait to get my latest Shopping Insider video for Visit Florida out there. A few months back I actually filmed a segment based on my favorite area in Miami. The up-and-coming Sunset Harbour neighborhood is my go-to spot. I find myself there at least once a day, everyday. On Wednesdays, after I finish yoga, I hop on a Deco Bike…Read More



Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

{On me: Top, shorts, headband and shoes: c/o Marshalls. On Diana: Dress and shoes: c/o Marshalls. Photographed by me.} Confidence is everything. But let’s be honest, sometimes it’s hard to find yours. In fact, after surveying more than 1,000 woman nationwide, Marshalls discovered the below eye-opening statistics. ·         71 percent of women wish they were more confident ·         75 percent of women have said no to an activity or opportunity based on a lack of confidence Geez, those are high stats. Looks like it’s time to up the confidence level. It’s time to feel better about ourselves. And that’s exactly what I did this week. I grabbed faithful reader Diana Stapp and we gave ourselves a confidence boost with a little retail therapy at Marshalls, where we could get a lot for little and then we headed to the pier in Sunny Isles on a beautiful day for a shoot, which even included animals in…Read More



The Inevitable Great Gatsby Post

  {Headpiece: So Good Jewelry. Dress: Ebay. Necklace: So Good Jewelry. Earrings, Gloves, Bracelet: Vintage. Hair: Todd at Van Michael Miami Salon. Photographed by me.} Fact: I’ve never seen The Great Gatsby. And that’s despite the fact that it has one of my most favorite hair inspiration actresses in it and it takes place in what is one of my favorite decades fashion wise. Why? Because that movie ruined my haircut. I actually boycotted it back when it came out because everyone on planet earth lobbed off their hair into a bob just like mine. Even my kid’s doctor said, “Look, my hair is just like yours.” And it was. There went my “I don’t want to look like every other girl in Miami” motivation. Ironically, now that my hair is longer than it’s been in five years, I spun it up in a Gatsby style, because, as luck would have it,…Read More



Four Finds: The Bday Edition

It was a fabulous birthday week of fun at Maison Milly and Me. My beautiful friends gifted me with treasures I’m eager to share. Here are a few of my faves. This Living Locket from The Wordy Girl is so cute I can barely stand it. Plus, she personalized it for me with symbolic little charms. I’ve worn it twice and been stopped a handful of times with, “What is that and where did you get it.” Find it at Living Lockets. I gifted this one to myself. It’s a beautiful lavender plant from the green market. Given my amazing ability to kill orchids in a single bound, I finally decided to switch to something else to see if my green thumb is officially black or if I just have a special gift for annihilating orchids. I’ll let you know if this survives the week. Obvi this adorable stationary is…Read More



Tea Time

I am not a morning person. Waking up is equal to going to the dentist, waiting at the DMV and shopping at Costco on a Saturday afternoon all rolled into one. When it’s time to emerge from the covers I’m grumpy, sluggish and sleepy. Since I got my Keurig, however, I’m coping with the alarm-clock blues. Now, when 7 a.m. rears its ugly head, I immediately stumble downstairs, pop a pod into my machine and voila … tea. Add a little organic raw honey from the local green market, take a few sips and my would-like-to-remain-shut eyeballs start to open a bit. I’ve never been a coffee drinker, my happy place is tea. And now that I don’t have to steep a bag, thanks to my instant little tea companion, I’m dealing with this whole being awake business. For those who thought the Keurig was only for coffee lovers, listen…Read More