May31

Get Active

{Bikini top: Ring Back Top c/o Mi Ola. Bikini bottom: Striped Boyshort c/o Mi Ola. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} I’m thrilled to say I’ve been asked to be a Mi Ola brand ambassador. I first worked with the brand to celebrate my 36th birthday and show off some of the yoga moves I’ve been working on for more than a decade now. And now the brand has asked me to help get out the news about their amazing suits that fit with an active lifestyle. And guess what? You can be a Mi Ola ambassador, too. If you are an outdoorsy/active chick who digs getting your movement on in a bathing suit (because you surf, play volleyball, do yoga, swim, etc … ), reach out to the brand on its Facebook page and let them know. You could get a free suit to show off your active-ness. And speaking of getting active, if you’re…Read More

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May27

Give a Little, Get a Little

{Dress: Vensi Silk Tiered Maxi Dress c/o Calypso St. Barth at The Village of Merrick Park. Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Bracelets: c/o Rose Gonzales. Photographed by me.} Quick, run to your closet, grab something you haven’t worn in the last six months, hop in your car and head to Calypso St. Barth at the Village of Merrick Park from noon to 2. Your gently worn item will be donated to Clothes4Souls and you’ll score 20 percent off your entire purchase. The new arrivals are amazing, so it’s a win win for you and a great cause, too. Hope to see you there.  

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May25

The Great Bra Dilemma

  If only we girls could buy bras just because they are pretty. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. These contraptions actually have a job to do. Lately, mine have been deployed into the make this top fit better sector. Finding the bra that is right for you can be a daunting task. There are so many shapes and styles, how can you choose the one that complements you best? Check out this infographic from HerRoom, “The Best Bra for Your Breast Type,” which can help take a lot of the guesswork out of choosing the best style for you. For more info, check out herroom.com.

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May22

The Great Outdoors

{Dress: Touch Boutique. Shoes: Aldo. Bracelet: c/o Express. Photographed by me.} I’ve always told myself I would make over the backyard just as soon as I finished the inside of the house. Well, that finally happened, so it was time to move to the great outdoors. I’m three weeks in and there’s still a summer’s worth left to tackle. First stop: Ikea for lawn furniture. Here’s the thing about Ikea, you can’t just go there once and get everything you need. Tomorrow they will have the final cushion you need for your couch. Tomorrow they will have the stand for your umbrella. Tomorrow you will have to drive 45 minutes, buy your kiddo mac and cheese again, pray to god they got in the last cushion you need, end up buying three more things you didn’t anticipate, run over your foot 15 times by those damn shopping cart wheels that…Read More

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May21

And the Award for Best Gift Idea Ever Goes To …

  {Art by Cynno.} Best. Gift. Ever. In the chaos of my home makeover, this gem, made by my awesome friend and super talented artist Cinthia Santos of Tiny Arts by Cynno arrived. I couldn’t wait to get it on the wall in my new office. I love how she was inspired by the pic below. And how cute are Owen and Henry in this pic? That’s exactly what they look like! She even captured their ears in the the right directions (Owen’s are down. Henry’s are high and mighty.). Cinthia also draws a mean comic book character and princesses, too. She does pets, family portraits—I’m pretty sure she can draw just about anything, making this the perfect gift. Mine is hanging just above my desk in my new office. I filled the whole room with things I love. And this more than fits into that category. For more info…Read More

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May20

May Beauty Board: Citrus and Keeping Covered

It’s time for the May beauty board. Here’s what I’m all about this month. A Splash of Citrus Summer and citrus scents go together like the Fourth of July and sparklers, which makes the Agraria line at Neiman Marcus my new obsession this season. It’s like a refreshing lemonade drink for your skin. It smells like running through sprinklers, chasing after the ice cream truck, picking wildflowers and capturing fireflies. With the body wash, soap and body lotion, I’ll be dressing myself up in these treats from head to toe. Then, I’ll accessorize my new scent with my circle necklace from Blush. Moisturize Here, Dry There Some situations call for more moisture. Others, not so much. When my skin is feeling parched (which is pretty much all the time because I live on the third planet from the sun, also known as Miami), I lather on Laura Mercier Verbena Gel Body…Read More

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May19

High Maintenance Hippie

{On Me: Crop Top: American Apparel. Shorts: Shopblush.com. Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell via Bib + Tuck. Necklace: Aldo. Bangles: Vintage. Hat: Vintage. On Kiddo: Top: Target. Overalls: Target. Feathers: H&M. Shoes: Target. Bag: Gap. Photographed by me.} I have boho fever. I blame my recent trip to Coachella. I spent so much time trying to decide what I was going to wear for those three days that it’s imprinted in my brain. That and I had such an amazing time I’m not truly sure I want to let go of the experience. This is my way of hanging on. So, this summer will be one giant festival wear fiesta for me. And kiddo. I’ve now reached a stage where if I pass a pint-sized tribal print I have to pick it up for the mini. Thankfully, she’s into my indie inclination. She is, after all—as my friend Diana loves to point…Read More

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May15

The Experiment

{Top: c/o Susy Who. Harem pants: Shopblush.com. Shoes: Steve Madden.} From a self-professed TV junkie, I’m here to report that, in December, I made the decision to give up cable TV. Here’s why: 1.) My cable bill was around $160 a month. 2.) I found myself living off Netflix. So, I did it, I cut the cord, so to speak. I kept one DVR and basic channels (for breaking news—and by that I mean who is wearing what on the red carpet) and I put all my TV addictions into my Apple TV. Between buying Real Housewives on Apple TV, a subscription to Hulu Plus, HBO Go and Netflix, I’m doing just fine. Why? Because Apple TV is the ultimate game changer. The plus-side: I’ve binge watched The B in Apartment 23, House of Cards, The Goldbergs and old episodes of The Cosby Show and Cake Boss (two of Milly’s faves)….Read More

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May13

Foam Party

For the past two weeks, I’ve been giving my house a makeover. It’s both fun and exhausting: the shopping, the moving furniture, the arranging … As part of kitchen version 2.0 I’ve added a Nespresso VertuoLine to the mix. It’s the brand’s latest and greatest machine. Get this, not only does it make espresso, it’s also makes coffee. Yup, both. And you haven’t seen this much delicious foam since those crazy foam parties we’ll pretend you didn’t attend in college. It’s all about the crema. Not only has it brought a sexy element to my new kitchen, it’s also keeping me awake and moving after a day of lugging a grill from the back of the house to the garage and an office full of furniture to the garage to await a donation pickup. It’s my sexy little energy boost. And it has all new pods, too. My favorite flavor: Elvazio,…Read More

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