Jul18

Isn’t It Ironic?

{In honor of Throwback Thursday: Top and Matching Skirt: H&M.} And now for the living definition of irony: After a million years (OK just shy of 999,999 years) of waiting for H&M to arrive in Miami (which finally happened last year), the chain announced H&M will now be launching an e-commerce site in August. Starting next month, you no longer need to get into your car and drive to Lincoln Road to visit the store you waited eons upon eons to open. Soon, you’ll be able to  just log on to H&M and buy whatever trendy pair of shorts you can’t live without this week. While the brand hasn’t announced an actual opening date, they have said it will be in the month of August. At least now I’ll have an alternative place to shop when they are all out of my size. And I’ll get to relive that little slice…Read More

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Jul17

Escape Miami, Your Swim Week Lounge Lifeline

{High waisted retro-inspired bikini: The Orchid Boutique. Turban and jewelry: Vintage. Hair: The amazing Todd at Van Michael Miami Salon. Photographed by Mayleen Gonzalez of Photo Boutique.} Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is almost here. The parade of models, a barrage of bikinis, braving the inevitable rains while ducking in and out of the tents, surviving the humidity while trying to keep your makeup from sliding off your face, selecting shoes that are tromping around in the sand appropriate—yes, Swim Week and all its little idiosyncrasies cometh. It all officially kicks off Thursday.  So when you spy that 500th model in the 1,200th bikini and your Moet from the the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge runs low, fret not. Just Escape. To Escape Miami. The style lounge is a retreat from all things swim week at The Sagamore hosted by Peroni Italy and fellow blogger babe Annie Vazquez. The best part (aside from it being…Read More

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Jul16

TJ Maxx Style Scout Blogger Challenge

{BacklessBlack and white maxi dress: c/o TJ Maxx. Belt: c/o TJ Maxx. Bag: c/o TJ Maxx. Bracelets: c/o Rose Gonzales.} A good bargain and an excellent challenge? Sign me up. I was thrilled when TJ Maxx asked this Miami fashion blogger to be a part of its TJ Maxx style scout blogger challenge with fashion blogger Helena Glazer of Brooklyn Blonde. My mission, as I chose to accept it, to put together a look inspired by Glazer’s Youtube video that incorporated one of the trends of the season. Those trends included looks that have taken over the pages of mags this summer: pastels, neons, florals, metallics or black and white combos. The choice was a no-brainer for me. Of course I went with my favorite color blocking blend: Black and white. The choice was easy, considering this stellar dress was marked at just $20. Can you believe it?  In addition to the hues, the backless aspect…Read More

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Jul11

Pattern Power

{Matching top and skirt: Vintage Franck Olivier Paris. Bralette: c/o Ramona LeRue. Orange Shoes: Zara.} Sure this fashion blog outfit post is yellow and orange, but this is my green post. You see, I scored this vintage matchy matchy ensem (from Franck Olivier Paris nonetheless, at the Lincoln Road Antique Market some 12 years ago. (Who holds on to clothes for 12 years? Confession of a Miami Fashion Blog Hoarder). For some reason, I just never let it go. But on a random closet clean out, I rediscovered it. The skirt was past my knees (in the most unflattering way). But there was something about the print-on-print pattern that make it new again. So, I gave it to my super awesome housekeeper, whose sewing skills are beyond mind blowing, and let her have at it. A week later, it was like this 12 year old outfit was new again. Pair it with my…Read More

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Jul10

Fashion Design Icons: Coco Chanel

And now a love story about Chanel. And yes, I snapped this pic, because every creature on the planet knows just how good Chanel truly is. Coco Chanel is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated and famous designers of the 20th Century. Her style is one of understated luxury, using sumptuous materials yet avoiding flashy or ostentatious cuts. Her fashion house continues to create feminine designs for the catwalk that ordinary women could imagine themselves wearing. Growing up with little money, Chanel found herself unable to afford the clothes she would have liked to buy, and so set about designing and creating her own, using whatever material she could afford—usually materials more often associated with men’s clothing, such as jersey. Popular during the 1920s and again in the 1950s, her fashion house has again found pre-eminence in some of the leading luxury retailers in the country, though the brand is…Read More

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Jul09

Tribals and Tribulations

{Tribal Pattern Dress: c/o Lorie Lester. Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Tribal Necklace: Vintage. Tribal Ring: Vintage.} This fashion blogger’s boho spirit is alive and well this summer. Here’s the beautiful dress I wore on NBC for my Fourth of July fashions segment. It’s part of one of my favorite local designers, Lorie Lester’s, new collection. She really hit it out of the park with this one. Not only is the dress amazing, it’s comfy. Cute and comfy is a winning combo. Every. Single. Time. Photographed by David Marc Harris.      

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Jul08

How the Leopard Got Its Spots

{Tee: Forever 21. Bralette: Xhilaration. High/low skirt: Blush. Shoes: Loehmanns. Necklace: Stella & Dot. Fringe Crossbody Purse: Vintage.} Suited up in leopard spots and a high/low skirt, I’m ready to do another round of random thoughts. Here goes nothing: If every person is born with a social security number and every social security number is unique, why do we also need bank account numbers, drivers license numbers and account numbers that are all different? It’s been almost three months since the last time I cut my hair. So long, bob? Corina Corina is one of my all-time favorite movies. I haven’t been on a plane in almost a year. Planes scare the bejesus out of me. I can’t stand Oprah. (There, I said it.) Peanut butter, chocolate and mint is one of the best flavor combos you’ve never had. The first pet I ever had was a cat named Snuffy. I…Read More

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Jul05

Red, White and Blue Hues

  NBC6 recently asked this Miami fashion blogger to share my red, white and blue fashion trends for 6 in the Mix. My segment, which I called Sneakers, Sandals, Heels, illustrates how you can show your patriotic spirit this Independence Day without draping yourself in flag regalia. Wear these looks while watching fireworks, and then keep the spirit going by sporting the trends well into the rest of summer. My personal fave: These beautiful bracelets from Rose Gonzales. And of course the lovely Lorie Lester dress I wore for the segment. More on that to come early next week.          

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Jul04

Happy Fourth of July

{On Me: Vintage-inspired Frock: c/o Shabby Apple Heart of Me Wrap Dress. Sandals: Melissa for Forever 21.} Independence Day meant a chance for this Miami Fashion blogger to play vintage picnic in the backyard with my little bestie. Cookies, fresh fruit, a fairytale and red and white frocks (mine’s from the retro-inspired online emporium Shabby Apple.) Who could ask for anything more? May your 4th be filled with barbecues, a trip to the beach, a dip in the pool, sparklers and enough little pink pills from the vet to keep your frantic Yorkies from losing it once the endless displays of fireworks begin. Viva independence. Photographed by David Marc Harris.  

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