Sep08

NYFW Day 3: What I Wore

{Wearing: Touch Dolls dress. Booties: Saint Laurent. Bag: Gap. Bracelets: Touch Dolls and Alexis Bittar. Braids: c/o Tresemme. Photographed by Matt Degreff.} Fashion may come and go but one thing for New Yorkers will always be a constant: Black. Orange, purple, green, cobalt, red, pink, leopard—they can all be the new,  but at the end of the day they will never be black. It’s also my favorite shade to wear and makes up a good 90 percent of my closet, so I feel like I can just blend right in when I’m in the Big Apple. I tossed on this dress and hit the third day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. After winding up at Lincoln Center, I ran into fellow Miami bloggers Kristin Clark and Daniela Ramirez, who were also decked out in the same shade. To see three Miami fashion bloggers in a complete lack of color was, well,…Read More

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Sep07

NYFW Day 2: What I Wore and Why

{Wearing: Top: Shopblush.com. Shorts: Blank NYC at Shopblush.com. Shoes: Valentino. Bag: Chanel. Hat: Vintage. Sunnies: c/o Christian Roth. Necklace: c/o Isa Boutique. Bracelets: Vintage. Photographed by Angeles Almuna.} I was having a serious chat with Steffy Degreff yesterday about September in New York. As a Miamian, I get all sorts of magazines in September chocked full of fall fashion. Tights! Sweaters! Leather! Jackets! For a girl who lives in 90-something degree heat the majority of the year, a trip to NYFW in September is a chance to finally wear all those things you question why you buy in the first place. So, as I packed my bag for New York Fashion Week, I threw in all the things I won’t be able to wear again until that one random week in December. Hell, I packed three pairs of booties and five (yes, FIVE) jackets. And then I got here. I…Read More

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Sep06

Spring 2015 Beauty Trends at NYFW

I have so many fashion week stories to tell, but let me get to the guts and glory before I start weighing in on my experience. (I’m saving that gem for last.) First things first, let’s talk hair and makeup trends for spring 2015. I started off my backstage trend-tracking adventure at Costello Tagliapietra at Milk Studios. Makeup came under the direction of Tina Turnbow for Beauty.com using Jane Iredale and Arcona for skincare. Here, it was all about the eyes. Strike that, make that the eyelashes. (Did you hear that? My inner mascara/turned-lash-extension junkie just yipped.) Of course, beautiful, flawless skin will always be the perfect canvas, so prep accordingly and invest in a good foundation. As the artist explained, when eyes are the focus, bags and dark circles will take away from the big picture every single time. Hi, welcome to why women invest entire incomes in eye…Read More

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Sep05

Sometimes at NYFW …

{Wearing: Dress: c/o Marshalls. Booties: Valentino. Belt: Alexis. Statement Necklace: c/o TJ Maxx. Bag: c/o TJ Maxx. Hat: c/o H&M.} I called my mom yesterday and said, “I’m having so much fun, I’m never coming home.” Then, she reminded me eventually New York Fashion Week ends and you do have to come home. So, I’m making the most of it while I’m here. Yesterday, between shows, I got the chance to shoot with TJ Maxx and Marshalls in the Meatpacking District for #WhatIWoreNYFW. I put together an on-trend look with plaid and leather. I normally don’t do plaid, it’s too mountain man for me, but it’s huge this fall. So, I decided to step outside of my fashion comfort zone, but added overtly girly touches here and there for a look I like to call Lumberjack Meets Jackie O. And those shoes, well,  I spent a total of 13 hours in…Read More

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Sep04

I’m at NYFW

{Wearing: Top: Chloe Top c/o Ever Ivy. Shorts: ShopBlush.com. Boots: Via Bib + Tuck. Hat: Vintage. Necklaces: c/o Forever 21. Photographed by the ever awesome Erin Newberg.} Well, I finally did it. After 12 years of being invited to New York Fashion Week, I finally stopped making excuses as to why I couldn’t come (My fear of flying got the best of me for tooooo long.) and I just came. And I’m so excited to be here I’ve been up since 6:30 a.m. First show (BCBG) starts in a few hours and then I’m off to shoot with TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I’ll be updating the blog as soon as I can, but to see what you’ll be craving come spring and what kind of adventures I’m up to, follow my social, if you so please, at @gingerharris for both Twitter and Insta. There’s links to all that jazz at the top…Read More

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Sep03

Falling Up

{Wearing: Denim Jumpsuit: c/o TJ Maxx. Designer Leopard Kitten Heels: c/o Marshalls. Designer Red Crossbody Bag: c/o TJ Maxx. Belt: Shopblush.com. Necklace: c/o Shopprimadonna.com. Bracelets: Forever21. Photographed by me.} There are only five days of summer left. Five. (At this house, school starts on Monday.) Letting go of summer is like finishing the last bite of cheesecake, like reading the last page of a novel you don’t want to end, like kissing your love goodbye for the last time. But, living in Miami, it’s not exactly a formal goodbye. It’s more of an “until next time.” While the weather remains summer-esque well into December here, the mentality changes. We bid farewell to early Fridays off and constant jaunts to New York, we think twice about wearing white after Labor Day (and then do it anyway). Even harder to wrap our head around though is the idea of transitioning to a fall wardrobe….Read More

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Aug28

August Beauty Board: Last Call Before Fall

From fragrance to face, here are the products I’m savoring before the change of seasons, some of which will make the transition nicely come fall. Scent-sational Finding the right scent for the end of summer/beginning of fall isn’t easy. Something crisp, something fruity, something with a lingering earthy note. Byredo Blanche Eau de Parfum Travel Spray is perfect because A) It travels in a chic case and B) It’s that exact combo mentioned above with white rose, neroli, blond woods and sandalwood. Sandalwood also lingers in Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique, mixed with white rose, bergamont, tonka and vanilla. It’s a scent that goes the distance. And speaking of perfume with the power to stick around, I’ve been into men’s colognes as my own personal fragrance for some time now. Why? Because the scent lasts longer, in my opinion. A combo of spicy/woody with pink peppercorn and grapefruit makes

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Aug25

500 Days of Summer

{Bikini: Zimmermann Sundown Frill Bikini at ShopBop. Turban: Vintage. Sunglasses: c/o Italia Independent. Armband: Flash Tattoo at Shopblush.com. Photographed by Maria Tettamani.} I hold on. I held on. I let go. Another summer comes to an end. And it’s so hard to let go. I never knew that I would, as an adult, have the same feelings about summer’s end as I did when I was a kid in school. Yes, I was always excited about what upcoming fall held, and I am now, too. I mean, I’m going to NYFW for the first time in my life, but letting go of summer, to stop holding her hand, to wave goodbye to her, is bittersweet. This summer was a blast. While last summer had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, this summer was a unending blast. New friendships so deep, I don’t know how I got along without them…Read More

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Aug14

Just Breathe

What happens when you take a handful of bloggers and invite them to sweat and spa at Exhale at the Loews? Well, it goes a little something like this: Upon arriving at the hotel, I parked at the valet and was handed the most delicious strawberry smoothie. Then, I made my way to Exhale, which I had no idea lived inside the Loews. But it did, in April, a happy and very-close-to-my-house surprise. Once inside, we hit the workout room for a Core Fusion class. Core Fusion is a yoga, Pilates, cardio, barre hybrid. (Read: It’s killer—in a good way.) As someone who works out on the regular, I was shocked at how effective the class was (read: how out of shape I am.) I found myself trying to catch my breath more than a few times, and the next day, well, let’s just say I managed to find all…Read More

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