I Let My Six Year Old Dress Me For the Week: Day 5

{Wearing: Top: Touch Boutique. Baroque Print Leggings: c/o Peony & Me. Boots: Vintage. Headband: Urban Outfitters. Photographed by me.} Well, I saved the most outrageous for last. Day 5, or as Milly calls it “French Revolution.” She’s on the money because these Peony & Me leggings are actually called Baroque Print, which neither of us were aware of until a little post-shoot Internet research. Aside from being on the money with the time period aspect, there’s a lot going on here. So, I had to ask: Me: Why this shirt? Mills: Because it looks like the French Revolution. Me: How? Mills: The puffy sleeves. And the boots look like a soldier. Me: And this wreath headband? Mills: I like the leaves. Me: Where would I wear this? Mills: To go shopping. Or a museum. I actually didn’t wear this one past the back yard. Mostly because I had to be in Winter…Read More



I Let My Six Year Old Dress Me For the Week: Day 4

{Wearing: Crop top: c/o Susy Who. Leggings: c/o Peony and Me. Shoes: Steve Madden. Bag: c/o Zimmerman. Necklace: c/o Kore. Photographed by me.} It’s day four and Milly’s got me all dolled up in my new Peony and Me leggings, which I’m in love with. Blue and black is proving to be one of my new favorite combos. And anything with a hint of leather, well, you know me. Here’s what kiddo has to say about this one. Me: Where are we going in this outfit? Mills: On a date. Me: A date? You’re 6. What do you know about dates? Mills: I’m 6 and three quarters. Me: Same difference. Why the crop top with leggings (because that’s not normally in my wheelhouse)? Mills: Because, you have crop top-itis. Man, she knows me too well. I do have crop-itis. It motivates me to get my narrow butt to Pilates on the regular. Like I said, I normally wouldn’t pair a crop top with leggings,…Read More



I Let My Six Year Old Dress Me for the Week: Day 3

{Wearing: Dress: Forever 21. Shoes: Zara. Bag: Vintage. Flower Crown: c/o American Eagle. Photographed by me.} It’s day 3 and Milly was full on ready to put me in a party dress. Milly: It’s like you’re human Barbie. Me: That’s the greatest thing you’ve ever said. Me: Where would I wear this? Milly: To a party, like my birthday party. Me: Why? Milly: Because of all the flowers. I actually love this look. It’s my favorite. Maybe because I’ve had this dress forever and never thought to put it with these shoes. The flower crown is a little much, but I would totally wear this to my next girly event.  



I Let My Six Year Old Dress Me for the Week: Day 2

{Wearing: Top: Vintage. Skirt: Vintage. Shoes: Cessole Ballet Flat c/o Lacoste. Bag: Meet Spot Crossbody c/o LANY. Necklace: Vintage. Photographed by me.} It’s day two of letting Milly dress me. When I first saw this look, I thought human candy cane meets the fem version of Where’s Waldo. But after I got it on, I started to feel where she was going with it. Let’s just say she has no problem with patterns on patterns. Me: What do you call this look? Mills: Stripes! Me: Why did you put so many stripes together? Mills: Because I like red stripes. Me: Did you think it was too many stripes at one time? Mills: No, because I thought you looked like the American flag without the blue. Me: Why red shoes? That’s a lot of red. Mills: I like red. Me: Why a polka dot purse? Mills:  I like polka dots and stripes. Me: And the…Read More



I Let My Six Year Old Dress Me For the Week: Day 1

Meet my stylist. {Wearing: Top: Target. Shorts: Target. Shoes: Gap Kids.} It’s nine days until my birthday and 13 until Mills, so around this time of year, we start calling everything “birthday week of fun,” which is actually more of a March-long celebration. This year, after seeing a really cute post a friend sent me, I decided to kick off the good times by letting Mills style me for the blog for a whole week. I figured it was only fair since I’ve been dressing her for years now. And she has her very own sense of style, as you’ll see in the week to come. Up first, a look she calls “Modern Cowgirl.” Me: Why cowgirl? Mills: Because you have on a hat and boots. Me: Where would you wear this outfit? Mills: To a party. Since I didn’t have an actual party to go to, I wore it…Read More



Color Crush

{Wearing: Marsala dress: Barneys New York Warehouse c/o Sawgrass Mills. Clutch: Kate Spade New York c/o Sawgrass Mills. Necklace: Vintage. Shoes: Steve Madden. Photographed by me.} I’m still crushing on Pantone’s color of the year: Marsala. I scored this dress at Sawgrass Mills and thought it was perfect given the fashion forecast with the shade. And to help you get in on the haute hue, I’m giving away a $100 gift card to shop Sawgrass Mills tomorrow. I’ll be picking my winner at 6 p.m. so be sure to enter the contest. All you have to do is: Comment on my Instagram pic here (and follow along if you don’t already). Then, follow @Shopsawgrass. One lucky winner will be picked at the end of the day tomorrow (Friday). Good luck and thanks for reading.  



March Beauty Board: Hair Care

It’s unofficially spring in Miami, which means it’s unofficially summer. The heat (and humidity) is on, so if having a good hair day is your endgame goal, be prepared for a mission impossible. When it comes to color, the pool, the sun, they are all conspiring against us and our freshly dyed locks. I was psyched when Neiman Marcus sent me these great hair products to review, especially considering how harsh the change of seasons can be on your mane. It was love at first wash with R+Co Gemstone Shampoo and Conditioner, which is a great way to combat what Miami summer does to your tresses. It preserves the shade you opted for and it smells amazing. And if you’re looking to lock in a specific style, I suggest prepping with R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse. It will hold the look once the elements get their grip on it. And since a good…Read More



I Was Part of the World’s Largest Unretouched Selfie

{Wearing: Emma Bikini top: c/o Aerie. Bikini Bottom: c/o Aerie. Sweater: AEO Fringe Knit Open Sweater c/o American Eagle. AEO Soft Print Jogger Pants: c/o American Eagle. AEO Flower crown: c/o American Eagle. Photographed by Ria Michelle.} That’s me and kid in all our selfie glory on Saturday at Aerie‘s World’s Largest Unretouched Selfie at Mondrian South Beach. Some time back someone dubbed me “the queen of selfishness and selfies.” Hey, I’m an aries and a blogger. No biggie. So when I got asked to be a part of a record-setting event that revolved around aiming the camera at yourself, I couldn’t help but laugh and say of course. I mean any event where they hand out selfie sticks has to be a good time, right? Yup, especially when the focus behind it is to encourage women to love themselves and take pics that don’t involve running filters and Photoshop…Read More



The World’s Largest Selfie

That’s me, in an un-retouched bikini selfie. For a lot of women (myself included), that’s slightly scary. There’s something lovely about adding filters to anything where you are mostly undressed. It’s comforting. But the reality is filters don’t follow you around in life. And instead of hiding ourselves or covering ourselves with fake lighting, we should be proud of what we’ve got. Let’s show off what God gave (or didn’t give) us, what we work for at the gym, our badges of honor from bearing kids. With that in mind, I’m really excited to talk about my next project. There have been a lot of un-retouched selfie movements lately: celebs with no makeup, the #belfie … The next one to come along is happening right here in Miami Beach. Aerie is hosting the world’s largest unretouched selfie. To gear up, I took this pic of myself in the backyard. And…Read More