Sep19

Crushin’ on Blush

{Dress: Shopblush.com. Shoes: BCBG. Necklace: Vintage} I’m a Blush girl. I stop in at least twice a month. I scan the website when I know I have somewhere to be and nothing to wear. And a large chunk of my wardrobe is from there. Yup, I’m a Blush girl. And this week I get to share my favorites from the site as part of Blush Boutique’s blogger campaign. So if you need to add a few things to your closet, might I suggest hopping over to shopblush.com. My latest fave, this amazing maxi dress I scooped up the day it came in. Unfortunately, it’s sold out, but rumor has it there might be more to come sooner than later. Trust me, it’s the perfect Miami frock. The backless aspect is like built-in AC. Those girls are Blush are true geniuses when it comes to picking what Miami girls simply can’t live…Read More

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Sep18

Three Reasons to Be a Social Butterfly

{Dress: Karen Millen from Fashionably Conscious. Bag: Chanel. Shoes: Zara. Necklace: Loehmann’s.} It’s heeeeereeeeee. Social season is officially back in session in Miami. Here are a few things happening this and next week that you should probably add to your iCal. Starting on Friday, September 20:  Join me and my cast of fellow blogger sisters while we dish about makeup trends for fall at Neiman Marcus in Coral Gables. I’ll be giving the scoop on going nude with Laura Mercier.   Afterward: Pop over to Fashionably Conscious and scoop up designer wares from the closets of Miami socialites for half the price. Last year I scored the awesome Karen Millen dress pictured above. The VIP sale starts at 5 p.m. and goes through Sunday. And finally, save the date for Wednesday, September 25 for the grand opening of Scoop in Bal Harbour. It’s going to be an epic event and…Read More

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Sep17

A Hint of Red

{Top: Forever 21. Shorts: Forever 21. Shoes: Zara. Bag: c/o Ecco Belaga Handbag. Necklace: Hearts Recycled Wine Bottle Glass Cascade Necklace.} OK, so here it is, my first official “fall” post. And here I am in fall attire. Miami fall, anyway. It is still very much 95 degrees out. So what about my outfit makes it fall? The return of red. It’s also been my favorite color. It’s supposed to be—I’m an aries. And now that it’s back in vogue as a fall trend, I’m sporting it as my pop, seen here in my awesome Ecco Belaga bag. The shape of this bag is kind of amazing, too. Nothing gets lost in the bottom, ever. That in and of itself is worth its weight in gold. I’ll also be popping red on my lips, nails, shoes, scarves, anywhere I can. It gives basic black and white (another fall trend) umph….Read More

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Sep13

New York Fashion Week is Over

Credit: Rag & Bone And scene. New York Fashion Week is done. Over. Finished. Chances are you spent a week lusting after, scrutinizing and tracking the trends you’ll want come spring 2014. Here are just a few of the trends that caught my eye, which I kept track of on the Blackberry Q10. (FYI keep reading to find out how you can trend track on your own Blackberry, which one lucky fashionista will win from today’s post.)   White Out There’s nothing I love more about spring trends than the crisp, clean look of white. This year it was head-to-toe at more than a few shows. One of my personal favorites was this look from Thakoon. The boots. Can we just talk about the boots? Credit: Thakoon   Sheer Feminity Leave it up to Jill Stuart, one of my all-time favorite designers, to make girly sexy again. Her short skirts…Read More

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Sep12

Sweater Weather

{Dress: c/o T.J. Maxx. Cardi: c/o Marshall’s. Necklace: Vintage. Shoes: c/o T.J. Maxx} Let me paint a picture for you: It’s 95 degrees outside. Just the idea of putting on a pair of jeans makes tiny little drops of sweat bead up and trickle down your forehead. The nape of your neck dampening, causing the base of your hair to absorb the perspiration. BUT you still have a cardigan in your purse, a long-sleeved sweater packed up and ready to go. Because you and I both know the minute you go from the sweat lodge that is Miami in August and into a) the grocery store b) the movie theatre c) a restaurant d) than bank e) basically any establishment that has central air, there’s going to be an arctic blast so intense, you’re going to need to sweater up. The worst offender, fyi, is the Victoria’s Secret on Lincoln…Read More

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Sep11

Carefully Treading Shark-Infested Waters

{Tank: c/o B.O.A.T. (Best of All Time) Attire Bikini bottom: Maaji c/o The Orchid Boutique Sunnies: c/o Italia Independent} Recently, two things happened simultaneously: bloggers Karla Garcia and Mayleen Gonzalez asked me to be a part of their blogger collaboration for their B.O.A.T (Best of All Time) Attire line (a brand inspired by Shark Week, but created with the idea that it’s cool to wear boating attire long past the summer), and my bestie Maria Tettamanti announced she’s going shark diving—a “to do” on her bucket list. The common link between the two: the green shark’s jaw on my tank. And the realization that I don’t actually have a bucket list. I could chalk it up to my delusional fantasy that I’m invincible, blame it on my lack of thrill-seeking or the fact that I swear i’m still 21, but the reality is, at 35, it’s time to make a list of things I want to see and do…Read More

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Sep10

Fashion Blogging 101

{Dress: Ramona LaRue Florencia Dress. Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Necklace: Vintage. Cuff: H&M.} It’s NYFW. My Instagram is overflowing with runway pics. My Facebook page is packed with designer updates. It’s a crazy thing—especially since I’m not front row and just watching from my social media platforms (read: jealous much?). I’ve worked in fashion for more than a decade. The past almost two years of which have been as a fashion blogger. And I’ve loved every amazing opportunity it’s gifted me. So when Miami Fashion Film Festival asked me to talk about Fashion Blogging 101 alongside the awesome Nikki Novo, my DailyCandy editor partner in crime, I jumped at the chance. On Thursday, September 12 from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., I’ll be talking about how fashion blogging changed my life and could possibly change yours. I’ll spill all my secrets on how to get a blog up and running, dish on haute blog…Read More

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Sep05

It Isn’t Over Until It’s Over

{Retro Swing Dress: c/o Unique Vintage and available in Miami at Miami Twice. Shoes: Steve Madden. Bracelet: See by Chloe} Real talk: Yes, Labor Day came and went. Yes, you partied like a rockstar. You roasted in the sun like a piece of bacon. You killed an entire season of Breaking Bad in one sitting when the storm clouds rolled in. Is summer over? Hell no! Especially not here in Miami. Technically we still have 16 days before it’s officially fall—and three more months before the temperate is something other than surface-of-the-sun hot. So don’t retire those white jeans just yet. That rule is old hat anyway. If there’s something in your closet you didn’t get to this summer, put it on and parade around in it while you still can. While the temps will be well above scorching for eons to come, the pages of the September issue will eventually…Read More

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Sep04

Summer Anthems

{Maxi dress: Vintage. Shoes: c/o Ecco Oshima Ankle Strap. Necklace: Stella & Dot.} When I look back on summer 2013, these are the songs that will be on repeat in my head when I reflect. I realize I spent a big portion of the summer in a synthesizer pop haze. And it worked out just fine, thanks. Such a child of the ’80s … while fashionably such a child of the ’70s. “Phantastic Phone Call” — Alexander Dexter Jones (Thanks to Zig) “This Must Be the Place” — Talking Heads (From the movie I watched over and over and over all summer long) “Money Rain Down” —Big Black Delta  (A modern day Talking Heads because the addiction was real and I couldn’t get out from under it) “My Number” — Foals (For me. That one was just for me) “You’ve Got Time”—Regina Spektor (For Maria and our Netflix obsession) “I Love It” — Icona Pop (For…Read More

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