Jan31

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

Cue the choir of angels. I’ve done it. I’ve found a strapless bikini top that I can actually wear. I’ve searched for one for eons, decades, forever now. And they just don’t work with my build (or lack there of). But this one stays put. And it’s cute. Really cute. Obsessed-with-the-color cute. I now no longer have to tuck strings here, there and everywhere to get rid of tan lines. Kudos to Peixoto for curing my age-old dilemma. For all my sistas who are in my committee (no need to highlight which, I know you know the one I’m talking about), you can find the line at Shop Miami Style. Happy shopping.   {Peixoto bikini c/o Shop Miami Style. Harem pants from Ibiza (courtesy of the bestest friend ever). Eugenia Kim hat. Mishky bracelet c/o Voguette.}

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Jan30

Sunday Funday With Pavan Hits Miami Style Mafia

So what happens when you take local fashion bloggers and members of the Miami Style Mafia: Daniela Ramirez of Nany’s Klozet, Ana Ortuno or Chic Streets and Eats, Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet, Maria Tettamanti of The Wordy Girl and Simonet Pereira of Miami Style Mafia and give them a Sunday funday, courtesy of Pavan? A little bit of this: Which did we have more of at brunch at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House: Pavan and champagne or chocolate chip pancakes covered in whipped cream and strawberries? That’s a tough call. But I was up for the challenge. All in the name of the Pavan Hits Miami Style contest, where bloggers vied for a chance to attend NY Fashion Week and voters were automatically entered to win a trip to France. Next stop: Bella Beach. Sun, sand and … shopping at The Orchid Boutique trunk show. Let’s also just say we devoured those racks filled with L Space, Mara Hoffman, Maaji and Maio Swim like they were…Read More

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Jan29

Black, White and Red All Over

Color combos may come and go, but black, white and red is a cult classic. Proenza Schouler was all over the tint trio (with blue added in) for spring, as were  Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta. Here I am hanging around—literally—in my favorite shade soup: Our Prince of Peace pants, vintage halter and distressed denim jacket, Steve Madden platform pumps and Fly Boutique bangle. I can see these pants being my go-to this upcoming spring. And since we had no winter this year, I’m already ready for spring already. Kudos to hubby for picking this out for me for Hanukkah all. by. himself.

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Jan28

Deadhead

Just a couple of weeks back, I hated on skulls. It’s true. I’m over them. But when my friend Cinthia introduced me to RaMona LaRue‘s new line of graphic tees and I saw this one with the skull on it, I revised my stance. If you still want to do skulls, here’s a kitschy twist on the trend. Plus, the tees are so soft, they feel like jammies. The line is limited edition, so scoop them up while you still can. And hey, now you have an excuse to check out the new digs at Ramona LaRue’s first-ever boutique. I paired mine with the rings hubby got me for Christmas. You’ll find them at Silverado in Coconut Grove, along with a ton of other Native American and Indian-crafted jewelry. Warning: You will become obsessed with her selection of bangles. PS, You can still enter the Pavan contest for a chance…Read More

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Jan25

Enter to Win a Trip to France by Voting for Me

Want to win a trip to France? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? Pavan, the liqueur, which recently made its way to Miami, is giving away a four-day trip for one lucky guest and a friend to Paris and the French Riviera. Seriously. And since I shared this little nugget with you, all I need you to do is vote for me. You see, I’m going head-to-head with some of Miami’s top bloggers from the Miami Style Mafia to win a trip to NY Fashion Week. And that’s where your vote comes in. You just need to log on to Pavan’s Facebook page and pick me! In doing so, you’ll be entered to win this trip for two to France, I’ll be one step closer to seeing the catwalk in the tents at Fashion Week and we’ll all have a great day! For a chance at more entries, follow Pavan on Twitter…Read More

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Jan23

Dinner is Served

It’s been a bit since I’ve done a DIY post. And with a dinner party at mi casa this past weekend, I thought, “Yahoo, two birds, one stone.” So, here’s how I used apples to make place cards. The project took less than 10 minutes and was functional and feast-able. Yeah, I know that’s not a word … Here’s what you’ll need: Enough apples for each guest (make sure each apple has a stem), brown paper, twine, a hole punch, scissors and a Sharpie. Start by cutting a leaf shape out of the brown paper. I found this paper in the dollar section at Target. Next, write the name of each guest on the paper. Using the hole punch, make a hole on the end of the leaf where the name begins. Then, run the twine through the loop. You’ll need enough twine to tie one knot. Tie the twine…Read More

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Jan22

Playing Dress Up

I stumbled upon this quote on Pinterest the other day. And to prove how true it is, I played dress-up with my almost five year old. She in her version of dress up and me in mine—an amazing dress from Jezebel in Fort Lauderdale. I found it a few years back on a vintage expedition with a designer friend of mine. It’s repurposed vintage fabric crafted into the ultimate girly frock from local genius Teresa Mezzina. That desire to play dress up in a puddle of ruffles hit me the minute I laid eyes on it. And let’s just say I haven’t been five in, well, some time. {Teresa Mezzina dress. Carlo Pazolini heels. Lola James bracelets. Vintage bag.}

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Jan17

Huh? Supper Club Attire?

I was thrilled when friends invited hubby and me to the YoungArts gala this past weekend. But when the invite said “supper club attire,” I scratched my head, raised and brow and said, “What on God’s green earth does that mean?” Black tie? Cocktail attire? Semi-formal? Who comes up with this stuff? As a person who writes about fashion for a living, shouldn’t I know this? Google to the rescue. Searching the Interwebs, I pieced together it’s code for men in jackets. And the fairer sex? Big fat nothing. No hints, no clues, no help. And that’s why the LBD will also be a girl’s go-to. Only this time, I went with navy. I’ve been dying to wear this silk dress from Karina Grimaldi since I scored it at her sample sale. So I took a chance. Hubby, did as he was supposed to and wore a jacket. Verdict: All…Read More

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Jan16

Matchy Matchy

{Ab Aluska Brasileiro inspiration tee c/o Kmia Moda. Monteau Los Angeles cardigan. Bebe skirt c/o Bebe. Vintage oxblood heels. Lacoste sunnies c/o Lacoste. Vintage bag. On kiddo: Ab Aluska Brasileiro inspiration tee petite.} I once made my whole family (including the dogs) dress up in matching PJs for a Christmas morning photo. One year later, after I unearthed said pic, I swore I’d never make anyone at Casa Harris dress alike ever again. I lied. Milly and I got “inspired” by these matching tees from Ab Aluska Brasileiro, which was easy considering we both have a soft spot for this bold blue, bunnies (a la Fifi Lapin) and, of course, Chanel. Photographed by David Marc Harris. Ab Aluska Brasileiro available at Kmia Moda.  

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