Aug06

What Dreams May Come

{Dress: Style Mafia. Shoes: Zara. Necklace and Bracelet: Vintage. Hair: Todd at Nue Studio. Photographed by yours truly.} Fashion wise, this could be an entire post on my anti-Normcore tendencies (I will also be a retro girl at heart who matches her bag to her shoes and her lipstick to her nail polish), but there’s something on my heart I wanted to share, instead. The other day I read a post on Facebook that said, “If you could sit on a bench for one hour with anyone from the past or present, who would it be?” Without a second thought, I knew exactly who it would be: My grandmother. I lost her a few years back. And she was, without a doubt, the most important person in my life. She was the kind of person you strive to be like. Want to be around. Miss in ways you could never imagine until they are actually gone. Anytime I do…Read More

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Aug05

Press Play

{Wearing: Reversible Seamless Workout Bra and  Topspin Tennis Skirt: c/o Colosseum. Shoes: Peter Pilotto for Target. Photographed by the fabulous Erin Newberg.} Let’s real talk for a second: Music makes the world go round. Just last week I took a spinning class at RedBike in my fun new Colosseum workout outfit and I found when I liked the song playing I pedaled even harder and faster. Pumped up?  In fact, I try to ride my bike every Wednesday to and from yoga and it wouldn’t be half the fun it is if I didn’t have my grunge-era playlists that I loudly sing as I’m pedaling. Sure, everyone along the path thinks I’m tone deaf and nuts, but I’m having a moment that goes from one end of Miami Beach to the other. And I could care less because it’s amazing. Speaking of Miami Beach, the band eb and flow in our…Read More

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Aug04

Proverb of the Day …

{Wearing: Dress: Touch Boutique. Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Bag: Naila NYC. Bracelets: The Webster for Target. Photographed by me.} Oh, social media platforms. Instagram for pics. Facebook for expressing your political views (I kid), Google + for increasing your SEO and Twitter for random thoughts—at least that’s what I use Twitter for. When I’m not posting links to my latest articles, I use it to pour out the random things that swim around in my head. Trust me, it’s an olympic-size pool in there. In fact, I’ve decided to start something new on my Twitter account. I’m calling it Proverb of the Day. Thus far, I have four: Mondays are like trying to find the “you are here” on the map of life.  A broken heart sucks. What sucks more is the person who broke it. Don’t take no for an answer. Just find someone else to answer the question until…Read More

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Jul31

Braids and Waves

{Wearing: Top: H&M Crop Top. Shorts: Shopblush.com. Necklace: Touch Boutique. Bag: c/o LANY Handbags Half Crescent Clutch. Sunnies: Wildfox. Shoes: Vintage. Hair: c/o Tresemme. Photographed by me.} And now a world-altering, life-changing post. Just kidding. I’m going to talk about my hair. OMG, my hair. It’s so long, longer than it’s been in five and a half years. Do you know how real the struggle has been to get it to this point? Chances are if you’ve been anywhere near me in the past year you’ve heard me bitch about it at least 100 times. I’m not sure how I feel about it just yet. I know inside I will always be that girl who chops off all her hair at the drop of a hat. But for now I’m going to keep riding this wave of letting it grow. Every now and then I get excited about having long-ish…Read More

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Jul30

Storm’s a-brewin’

{Wearing: (Me): Jacket: c/o K-Way Claudette Klassic Printed Logo Stripe. Shorts: ShopBlush.com. Shoes:  Converse c/o Sawgrass Mills. (On Kiddo): Jacket: c/o K-Way Calude Klassic Kids Printed Logo Stripe. Dress: H&M. Shoes:  Converse c/o Sawgrass Mills. Summer in Miami goes a little like this: Sunshine, 100 percent humidity, clouds that resemble the nothing, end of days rainstorm, sunshine and 10,000 percent humidity five minutes later. It’s the most predictable unpredictability ever. In fact, I’m pretty sure the weather man just puts rain on the forecast for the week from May through August and heads out on vacay, because he/she knows it’s going to happen at some point. And it does. Milly and I caught a wicked storm the other day. The winds were blowing so hard we couldn’t keep the hair out of our faces, hence the mustaches. We snapped these pics in our matching K-Way raincoats just before the first few drops…Read More

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Jul29

Shades of …

Everyone is talking about this 50 Shades of Grey trailer. Zero interest. I’m probably the only female on planet earth who didn’t read the book. I loathe overly popular chick lit—um, chick lit in general. Besides, I have a different shade to talk about. The other day I ran out of my usual foundation. As luck would have it, Almay sent me a its new Smart Shade to try out just days before. Makeup kismet? Yup. I applied it over my moisturizer and waited to see if the product would know which shade to stop at when it got to my pigment hue. How does that work, anyway? For starters, there are only three skin-tone adjusting shades to choose from (instead of hundreds like other brands), so finding the one for you isn’t a mission impossible. Confession: I’m really bad at finding which one is for me. With only three,…Read More

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Jul28

Do Not Disturb

{Wearing: Set from Touch Boutique. Photographed by me.} The best part of staying in a hotel … jumping on the bed! But as far as the people at Epicurean know, this never happened. I’m a totally respectable hotel guest. I recently took an overnight trip to Tampa for work and stayed at the Epicurean. The place is amazing. It’s a hotel designed around a gourmand experience  with walls made from vintage wine boxes. Clearly, my kind of spot. I’ve never explored Tampa, so when I found out the hotel had vintage-looking cruisers, I hit the street and started pedalling. The town sits just off the water’s edge and the buildings have a charming quality that begs to be photographed. Speaking of photographing, a local stopped their car and yelled at me to get off the tracks, because “train tracks are dangerous.” Um, only if trains are actually coming, but thanks for the warning. After…Read More

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Jul27

Beauty Board: Skin, Scents and Soaps

Take a Dip Diptique candles: My own personal long and wondrous obsession. Diptique skincare: I wasn’t aware the brand offered such a thing. But it does. And it’s glorious. The Nourishing Cleansing Balm, which, when rubbed on the skin turns into an oil, can remove makeup, even eye makeup when you pinch it on your lashes. The Multi-use Exfoliating Clay doubles as a scrub or a mask. The Infused Facial Water works like a toner, but can be used in lieu of water to wash away the Clay mask. The Moisturizing Protective Lotion SPF 15 wards off the sun’s damaging effects. And finally, the Radiance Boosting Powder, when mixed with water, washes away the day and leaves skin refreshed. Basically, it’s everything you need for your beauty regime and with everything interconnecting it’s like putting together the perfect beauty puzzle. Find it all at Neiman Marcus. The Summer Solution It’s…Read More

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Jul24

Want. Need. Must-Have: My Swim Week Obsession

{Dress: American Apparel Ponte Tank Dress. Shoes: Patricia Pratt. Bag: The Find Auctions. Bracelet: Vintage. Photographed by Angeles Almuna.} This is my last swim week post, I swear. I, too, have seen enough Lycra to make my retinas need a good heaping of sunscreen. On Friday night, the first night of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim, I threw on this red dress and made my way to the tents. This dress, by the way, is a girl’s best friend. I own it in three colors. Back to the point. The first night of shows I saw “it”—the “if I could only have one thing from all of swim week this would be it” piece. It all happened at the Wildfox show. The “it” being the blue terrycloth high-waisted Barbie suit with little cap sleeves. It was ’70s Malibu Barbie come to life. I could immediately see myself in it with…Read More

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