Women, Wine and Shoes

{Wearing: Dress: Striped Bodycon Dress c/o Blush. Cape: Vintage. Belt: Vintage. Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Pratt -F c/o Joanna Paige. Bag: Hunting Season. Photographed by Erin Newberg of MsErinsita} Yesterday, I had the pleasure of lunching at Women, Wine and Shoes. It was my first year at the charity affair, so I felt a need to step up my shoe game. I decided on these little Jeffrey Campbell numbers from Joanna Paige and let them dictate the rest of my ensemble. The cape was an afterthought, inspired by one of my favorite fashionistas, Elysze Held. She’s always in something black, dramatic, amazing and usually one-of-a-kind. I secretly long to be her (if and when) I grow up. Of course, she was there in her Valentino Rockstud pumps, looking fab as always. In a sea of vintage Channels, Charlotte Olympias and Choos, my pumps held their own. And if it was shoe porn…Read More



An Afternoon at Perez Art Museum Miami

{Wearing: Dress: c/o Kore. Vest: c/o Kore. Belt: Vintage. Bag: Chanel. Shoes: Valentino. Braid: Blo Midtown Miami. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} Quick: What’s black, white and arty all over? Me in Kore at Perez Art Museum Miami. I spent the afternoon at the museum yesterday enjoying a lovely lunch with Vacheron Constantin, the new luxury watch brand in the Design District. I’ve never been a watch-wearer, but the brand set up an exhibit of timepieces that dated back to the 1800s, and I actually found one that struck a chord with me. It was, of course, dripping in diamonds and had an Art Deco vibe. And instead of a traditional band, it was on satin. What I loved most about it was how it looked and felt more like a beautiful piece of jewelry than a watch. It, and the rest of the display, were amazing. Add in Miami’s perfect…Read More



And Now a Post About the Greatest Mascara Ever

{Wearing Younique Mascara.} I once met the guys who created Latisse at swim week. We got into a conversation about the importance of eyelashes. Apparently, there’s more to them than just being something women can bat, although that plays a big part, too. Initially, God put eyelashes in place to prevent debris from landing in our eyes. But along the way notable women have changed their purpose, given them new meaning. Virility, sexuality, sheer femininity—all defined by long, full lashes. Cleopatra added liner around her lashes to make her eyes the most dominant feature on her face and bam, the transformation began. Twiggy took things to a whole other level by making her lashes visible from miles away. And that’s a look that has always hit home for me. I like my lashes long—obnoxiously long. So long, they touch the lenses of my sunglasses.  Cue a new mascara (OK, obsession) that…Read More



No More Monkeys Jumpin’ on the Bed

If you’re wondering why I keep posted pics of myself jumping on beds on Instagram, well … When I was around 5, I was jumping on the bed with my neighbor. We were laughing and having a great time. So great, we were both like, “Why is the adult population so adamantly opposed to us jumping on beds? Damn grown-ups. Ruiners of fun. Abolishers of bliss. They just want to terminate any ounce of fun from our lives.” (And we said it just like that, too.) About 4.5 seconds later, I went for a monster jump, head-butted my neighbor and knocked one of his two front teeth right out of his head, creating a pothole in my own head where his tooth gouged me. And that’s when we realized those damn grown-ups might have been on to something. Fast forward 32 years and I’m back to jumping on the bed….Read More



Neoprene and Netflix

{Wearing: “Vogue” Muscle Tee: c/o Kore. Neoprene Skirt: c/o Kore. Bag: Rebecca Minkoff. Necklace: T.J. Maxx Shoes: c/o Ecco.  Photographed by me.} Between blogging, being a mom and all that jazz, I’ve managed to binge watch yet another series. This time: Homeland. Normally, if you told me it was a show about terrorist attacks and the CIA, I would say pass, but the way things go with series lately, I’m all about watching things that don’t fit into my box. And I’m so glad I was able to think outside of that box because it was good, so good, I managed to get through four seasons in less than two months. I’ll just say this: Claire Danes is an amazing actress. Nobody, and I mean nobody, does crazy like Carrie. And trying to wrap my head around how Inigo Montoya has morphed from Spanish avenger to grandpa-esque badass kept me…Read More



Free Things Thanks to Neiman Marcus and Estee Lauder

They say nothing in life is free. Not true. Not true at all. And I’m not talking about curb alerts on Craigslist either. In fact, I’ve found something that’s not only free, it’s fabulous. Now through January 25, Neiman Marcus nationwide is hosting its Up Close in-store event with Estee Lauder. The free in this find just happens to be a mod-inspired tote created by designer Lisa Perry. But it doesn’t’ stop there. Inside, find $225 worth of awesome freebies, like In the color department: Pure Color EyeShadows: Looking for shadows that go on creamy and stay put throughout your night out? Consider them found. Pure Color Lip Shades: Who doesn’t love new lipstick? Try these mix and match shades and prepare to fall in deep. Sumptuous Extreme Mascara: Estee Lauder makes my absolute favorite mascara. And this is a must for mascara junkies like myself. It goes on, stays…Read More



Remix: The Art of an AfterParty

{My favorite vintage party dress, may it rest in peace. It put up a good fight dancing the night away at Maria Tettamanti’s wedding and then it gracefully bowed out of rotation.} Fact: If it has a dress-up angle, I’m all in. And now that 2015 is in full swing, I have the first dress-up party of the year to add to the agenda. Perez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) annual gala, Art of the Party, is coming up on January 17, 2015 and I’m hosting the after party, cooly dubbed Remix. Use my discount code and get $150 0ff the ticket price. Then, you can join me for a night of dressing up, dining on desserts, drinking libations and dancing. With Louis Vuitton presenting the event, you know it’s going to be a fashionable affair. And i’m itching to get dolled up in this Alexis dress I’ve had waiting in…Read More



She’s Out There

{Wearing: Dress: Tricia Fix. Jean Jacket: 7 for all Mankind. Booties: Bib + Tuck. Necklace: Fly Boutique vintage. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris.} Two days ago I went to my dear friend Erin’s wedding. It was her second wedding. We just happened to get divorced around the same time, which made me feel like I had someone I could talk to who truly understood where I was coming from. Everything about her wedding was perfect in a way a first wedding could never be. The pretensions, the stuffy, the everything-has-to-be-Cinderella perfect didn’t exist. It was just two people standing up before all of their friends vowing to love one another. Through those vows Erin told a story that hit home base for me. She said, “If you would have asked me a year ago if I believed in true love, I would have said no.” She went on to say…Read More



The December Beauty Board: Beauty for the Last Night of the Year

With New Year’s Eve just days away, I hit up Neiman Marcus’ Beauty department and a new mascara brand to shop ideas for an epic night out. Here’s what I’ll be wearing when the ball drops. Kiss Kiss The last night of this month may very well be the most important lip-centric day of the year. My biggest challenge with this Napoleon Perdis Limited Edition Megamiz Lip Gloss Collection is deciding which color my midnight kiss will be. Find the set with 10 shades at Neiman Marcus.    The Eyes Have It Playing with eye makeup is one of my guilty pleasures. I’ll be glamming it up for NYE with this amazing Younique Mascara. It turns regular lashes into mega lashes with 3D-like effects. More on this coming later next week on the blog, so stay tuned. Until then, get the scoop here. I plan to highlight my uber lashes…Read More