Apr11

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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Apr08

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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Apr06

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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Mar30

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

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Mar10

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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Mar08

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

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Mar02

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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Feb26

Red Carpet-Ready Hair

{Wearing: Dress: Touch Dolls Boutique. Hair: c/o Sassoon.} Sunday, as some of the most beautiful celebs on planet earth take to the red carpet in stunning gowns and jewels for the Academy Awards, I’ll be laid out on the couch in my favorite pajama pants guzzling a bag of Twizzlers. Hey, it’s a rough job, but someone’s got to do it. Watching the Oscars, however, is guaranteed to give me glam fomo, which is why I caught up with the experts at Sassoon in Miami Beach to get the scoop on red carpet-ready hair. Reality check for us non-Academy Award winning regular folk: The opportunity to rock glammed-out hair will occur far more often than the need to wear a Marchesa gown. Now that I have all this hair, I’m curious about what to do with it, especially when there’s a soiree on the agenda. Regional Salon Director Pascal Bodin…Read More

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Feb23

What’s in February’s Glossybox

{February Glossybox c/o Glossybox.} From time to time I talk about how much kiddo and I love getting stuff in the mail. It’s right up there with new shoes, blowouts and the cheese that oozes out of the top of a quesadilla and turns to a crispy, crunchy piece of perfection. February is a particularly mail-filled time of the year, too, thanks to Valentine’s Day, which was the inspiration for this month’s Glossybox. I let my mini in on the joy of opening up this month’s treasures (because sharing is caring) and together we unearthed GlamGlow Thirsty Cleanse Daily Hydrating Cleanser (the brand is a personal fave of mine), Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer and WAIT, just watch the video below to see the other cool stuff I’ve been trying out this month. Then, find deets on getting your hands on your own Glossybox subscription here.

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