Walking the Line

{Wearing: Ranzel Booties: c/o Alepel.} I like shoes. Sometimes, I like shoes more than people—especially people associated with the traffic citation portion of my local government branch. But I digress. What I also like are local designers. So when I discovered Alepel, a shoe line with roots planted in architecture, is based right here in Miami, well, I walked right into the opportunity to interview the designer for Racked Miami. Sadly, Racked Miami was stolen away from us by a shady thief in the night who figuratively lured her into his Bentley and drove off into the sunset with her, promising her the world in exchange for never having to work again and she bought it. (Seriously, Miami, can you not just keep one good fashion site going, what’s wrong with you?!?!?!). Nevertheless, my story still remains. Check out my interview here with Adriana Epelboim-Levy, the creator of the brand, to get the…Read More

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Creating the Total Look With Sassoon TORQUE

{Wearing: Lace Marta Set: Touch Dolls. Wedges: Steve Madden. Bracelet: Touch Dolls. Herba Earrings: c/o Tarbay. Hair: c/o Sassoon. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} People joke that living in Miami we live in the land of eternal summer, and for the most part, we do. But, there’s still that transition to spring, be it ever so slight, where the itch to wear white replaces the urge to wear over-the-kneee boots—even though it takes us forever to get to that point weather-wise. That little skip to spring is upon us now, the time when the weather in Miami is so good, you remember why you sit in traffic, wait in line, put up with tourists during all the “cold” months. And with it comes a deep-rooted need to revamp everything. Not just your clothes, not just your shoes, but your hair, your makeup, your nail polish. It’s like shedding the winter you—even though that only lasted…Read More

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Motivation Monday

{Wearing: Pants: c/o T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} Let’s stop for a minute and take a breath. Whew. It’s been a whirlwind—a blast—but a complete whirlwind. A trio of birthdays celebrated until the absolute last day of the month, friends in town, a new job (Florida contributor for The Knot), weekends with kiddos, a bucket list vacay, a road trip, fulfilling ambassadorships for the blog—and that’s all in conjunction with the regular daily grind. Then, smack, we’re off and running with Monday. And not just any Monday, I feel like this is my first weekend back in the mix and turns out it’s been a a mother of a Monday. It always is when you’re trying to re-integrate into life, isn’t it? After a blissful weekend of uber fun (The Fair, an airboat ride in the Everglades), I was forced to wake the bobcat I call my…Read More

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Why Isn’t There a Flamingo Emoji?

  {Wearing: Jeans: Blank NYC from Blush. Vest: DIY Vintage. Necklace: Vintage. Makeup: M.A.C. Flamingo Park by Joshua Manuel Ribadeo. Hair: Blo Midtown Miami. Photographed By Jorge Camaraza.} First, why in the hell isn’t there a flamingo emoji? Seriously, why? For the love of God, I live in Florida and could use a rendering of that little pink bird like I use anti-humidity hairspray on this peninsula. But no. Instead we get Easter Island stone guy, which for the record I don’t plan on using like ever. In fact, as of today I just refuse to use it in protest. In lieu of the beloved single-foot-standing bird, M.A.C. gifts us Flamingo Park, a whole collection dedicated to pink. Every flipping shade of pink your little girl heart could dream up. And then some. After receiving the collection, which I’m convinced is named after the South Beach park just down the…Read More

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Birthday Face

{Wearing: Dress: American Apparel. Bag: Kate Spade New York Outlet at c/o Sawgrass Mills. Earrings: Herba c/o Tarbay. Shoes: Steve Madden. Hair: c/o Sassoon. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza at Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} Fact: 38 is closer to 40 than it is to 30—whether or not you feel it. That’s just the God’s honest truth. But just because you’re closer to one decade than another doesn’t mean you have to look it. I knew I was going to be shooting for my 38th birthday, so rather than stick a camera in my face and break out into a cold sweat wondering what age lines, marks, spots, dots, holes, cliffs and ravines the lens would pick up. I just wanted to take pics and feel good about them afterward. Not dissect all the flaws time gifts you along the way and curse myself for not remembering…Read More

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38 Special

  {Wearing: Dress: American Apparel. Bag: Kate Spade New York Outlet at c/o Sawgrass Mills. Earrings: Herba c/o Tarbay. Shoes: Steve Madden. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza at Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.} This past week I turned 38. Thirty eight. The actual number didn’t hit me until a friend told me I was “chasing 40.” Holy shit, I am chasing 40. But I don’t feel like I’m going to catch it. And by that I mean, I don’t feel 38. Does 38 even have a distinct feeling? If it does, it’s sore quads from dancing the night away in heels too tall with some of my favorite people on earth, weary eyes from staying up too late and fretting over laugh lines from smiling too hard. Maybe 40 is chasing me instead. And guess what? I’m not slowing down any time soon. If 38 is supposed to…Read More



Prelude to a Kiss

{Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin in Rosy Lips.} {Wearing: Vest: Market Miami. Jeans: American Eagle. Shoes: c/o T.J. Maxx.} I live in Miami so nothing every gets dried out. I mean, how can it? It’s rarely below 70 degrees and we have enough humidity to keep your hair in a state of perma-frizz until the end of Hillary’s second term (see what I did there?). False! Just because we Miamians don’t have winter doesn’t mean we don’t need to moisturize on the regular. That big ball up there in the sky that keeps us in a constant state of hot also dries us out. And I’m fairly certain chapped lips—the side effect of said ball—are just evil face hangnails. Chapped lips feel like sandpaper rubbing against sandpaper. No one wants to put lipstick on them. No one wants to kiss them. And they feel awful pressed together. So, when Vaseline recently…Read More

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Orange You Glad?

{Wearing: Top: c/o Trina Turk Carlyle Top. Skirt: c/o Trina Turk Crissy Skirt. Shoes: Zara. Bag: Nanette Lepore.} Here’s the thing about being a Miami girl: Very few designers get our style. The ones who are homegrown get it because they live it. But those who design outside of Miami, well, they don’t process how palm trees are just a staple in a photo’s background, as well as how they can be in every. single. picture. They don’t comprehend how Miami bleeds color the way the wind blows in most places. Or how we love a big, bold pattern as much as we love dancing the night well into the next day. But then there’s Trina Turk and she, well, she just gets it. It’s as though she herself lives smack in the middle of a cool Art Deco apartment in South Beach. She hails from Cali, which makes her Miami’s…Read More



Rapunzel Returns

{Wearing: Crop top: c/o Susy Who. Black Zip Crop Jean: Shopblush.com. Shoes: Steve Madden Roebella Pumps. Bag: c/o Hayden-Harnett Pieced Out Dome Satchel. Hair: c/o Angels Luxury Hair. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} She’s baaaaaack. Rapunzel returns. I haven’t had hair extensions since last summer, which was the first and only time in my life I’ve had them. I’m OK with the length of my hair. In fact, it’s longer than it’s been in seven years. But there’s just something about having hair that’s longer than yours will ever grow that makes you feel like a human My Little Pony. And there’s no feeling better than whipping your weave. So, when Angels Luxury Hair came knocking, I ran like an Olympic athlete to answer. Now here’s where things get bananas. About a week ago I posted a video to Maria Tettamanti‘s Facebook page of this insanely genius extension situation that kind of just rests on…Read More

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