Oct31

The 2016 Halloween Reveal

And there you have it: Pippi Longstocking and her monkey, Mr. Nilsson. Being the Halloween-loving fam that we are, we settled on this idea somewhere around the beginning of September. A few years back I made Milly watch the movie as part of her ’80s childhood education. I remember it being one of my all-time faves as a kid. Pippi was so awesome. And her hair! Thirty-something years later, modern kids still find it just as cool. This year, Milly turned to me as we were looting Miami Beach of its candy stash and said: “No one ever has the same costume as me.” And that, my dear, is the point. When your mom makes you into her childhood nostalgia you get the only Pippi on the block. Unlike last year, though, a lot of kids did know who she was. I mean, how could you not? Pippi is a…Read More

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Oct31

The Brunette is Back

{Wearing: Sage Green Leather Top and Matching Sage Green Leather Skirt: Nisse c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Hair Color: Michele Fury of Miami Color & Style. Haircut: Guillaume Massol of Miami Color & Style. Makeup: Glamsquad. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} When I was in high school, one day I peered into the mirror and noticed, gasp, a grey hair. Thanks, whichever family member, for passing that little gene defect along. Basically, from that day forward, I would throw the darkest brown dye into my hair—just a shade above black—to hide from the sad, sad reality that I would be dealing with grey hair since before I even had a driver’s license. Basically, that’s how I’ve been hiding the problem ever since. If you asked me my real hair color, I’d have to reference what’s going on on Milly’s head, because it’s been so long now, I clearly cannot remember. Until now. Earlier this month,…Read More

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Oct26

Extreme Beauty: Laser Facial

And what do we have here? I know it looks like I’m transforming into Frankenstein’s bride, but what’s really going on is the introduction of a new section to Electric Blogarella. This is the beginning of Extreme Beauty, where monthly, I’ll test beauty extremes and let you know what they do, how they work and, most importantly, what they feel like. So, what, exactly, is happening in the pic above? Vivid Face’s Signature Treatment: a laser facial. Back in August, I started working with the Aventura skincare clinic to try and get back to the skin of my younger years. About a year ago something in my skin changed and I started to break out constantly. Ever since then I’ve been on a quest to put my best face forward. And what a mission it’s been. Creams, facials, peels, even prescription meds. I started to think nothing was going to…Read More

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Oct23

I Believe I Can Fly

{Adventure: The Flying Trapeze. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} What did I do this weekend, you ask? I pretended to run away and join the circus at The Flying Trapeze. Jorge surprised me with the gift for our anniversary. And it was awesome. If you’ve ever dreamed of soaring in the sky while holding on to a bar, then letting go of that bar and trusting someone to catch your wrists and fling you though the air, then this is an adventure you need to add to your bucket list. So, what’s it like? Does it hurt? Is it scary? Well, you start by climbing a very tall ladder up to a narrow platform. All the while you are strapped in, so keep that in mind while you are looking down. Trust me, you’re safe. Wherever you go, someone is holding on to you via a rope. Once you reach the…Read More

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Oct18

Fashion for a Cause

I wish October was only known as the month where we dress up in fun costumes and enjoy sweet treats. I wish October wasn’t the month we had to think about how 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop beast cancer in their lifetime. I wish statistics like an estimated 246, 660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year alone, weren’t a part of this month, or any other month for that matter. But, until we find a cure for breast cancer, those statistics are as much a part of our October as the last day of the month. And that’s why this month we put on pink and we raise awareness and funds for a cause that has affected so many of us— either directly or indirectly, through a loved one, a friend, even a fellow blogger. It’s why for a…Read More

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Oct12

Fall Staples: Sweater and Suede

{Wearing: AYNI Sweater and Skirt: c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Maroon Suede Heels: c/o T.J. Maxx. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with Celina Beach Artistry. Hair: c/o Glamsquad with Barbie Annitto Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC.} If there are six staples every Miami girl needs to fake it through fall, the first is a classic white tee, the second a black leather skirt. Next, a great pair of skinny jeans. Add in a lacy top. When it comes to the last two, make sure you have a suede skirt and a sweater, like these from AYNI, all of which you can find at My Home Fashion Boutique. This last look from my fall essentials series is my favorite. Suede is the go-to fabric this season and this skirt captures the whole ’70s vibe with its patchwork feel. With maroon taking the color wheel by storm, the must-have attraction to this skirt makes perfect sense. Since sweaters and Miami go…Read More

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Oct10

Fall Staples: Denim and Lace

{Wearing: Lace Neck Top: c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Mia & Moss Jeans: c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Maroon Suede Heels: c/o T.J. Maxx. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with Celina Beach Artistry. Hair: c/o Glamsquadwith Barbie Annitto   Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC.} In my last post, I mentioned that there are a few staples we Miami girls absolutely must have to get through fall fashionably. The first two were a classic white tee and a leather skirt, which I scored at My Home Fashion Boutique. My next two are another round of basics that you will find yourself living in—a dainty, feminine blouse and a great pair of dark jeans, also from My Home Fashion Boutique. I opted for a lacy top to keep the look soft. Lace, for me, has a vintage feel that I swoon for. And I’m a sucker for black skinny jeans. They go with absolutely everything. For instance,…Read More

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Oct04

Fall Staples: The White Tee and Leather Skirt

{Wearing: Philanthropy White Tee: c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Rebecca Minkoff Leather Skirt: c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Tied Up Choker Necklace: c/o Sterling Forever. Maroon Suede Heels: c/o T.J. Maxx. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with Celina Beach Artistry. Hair: c/o Glamsquad with Barbie Annitto   Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC.} Fall in Miami is a tricky thing. You want to dress for it. You want so badly to dress for it, but the weather won’t let you. And that’s why Miami girls have to do fall a little differently. In the next few days, I’ll be sharing my essentials for fall—Miami fall, anyway—all of which you can find at My Home Fashion Boutique, an awesome new store in Miami at 14681 Biscayne Blvd. To kick things off, let’s start with two basics: A classic white tee and a leather skirt. The ’70s and ’90s are making a big revival this season, and…Read More

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Oct03

Why You Should Spa at Tierra Santa Healing House

{Wearing: Dress: Touch Dolls. Wedges: Steve Madden. Bracelet: Touch Dolls.} This is a pic of very happy me. Why? I recently discovered a new type of spa treatment at Tierra Santa Healing House at Faena. One of my personal favorite indulgences is spa-ing, so when I find a treatment I’ve never heard of, well, it gets me all giddy inside. And that’s exactly what happened when I stepped into the beautiful spa at Faena. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been dying to go there forever. I’ve seen that stunning chandelier posted on every who’s who Instagram from here to New York, my fomo mounting. When it was finally my turn to indulge, I couldn’t wait. The space itself its the stuff interior design junkies foam at the mouth over. It’s like stepping into a Wes Anderson set. Red (that’s my signature shade) touches everywhere. It’s serene and vintage and modern…Read More

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