Aug15

Ring Around the Rosie

{Floral statement necklace: c/o Accessory Fanatic. Top: Zara.} Since I chopped off my hair eons ago, I’ve had to forego earrings. They don’t work with the bob. My next go-to accessory: the statement necklace. The problem with statement necklaces is they do just that, they make a statement. And triple, quadruple, etc .. wears become a little too memorable. Wear it too much and you become that girl in that necklace. So, love your statement necklace, wear it wisely. Then, move on to the next one. The best way to do this: Accessory Fanatic. Owner Stephanie Nickolich wisely keeps her statement necklaces (she also carries rings, earrings, bracelets and more) at under $35 for the most part, which means you can wear your necklace just enough, move on to the next one and not have to worry about breaking the bank. So what do you do with those statement pieces…Read More

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Aug14

Me vs. The Reformer: A Pilates Tale

{Workout gear: Lululemon. Tank: Forever 21.} I’m a yogi. It’s my happy place. It’s also the only workout I’ve ever been able to get into. And believe me, I’ve tried plenty. There was the summer I decided to run—and wound up with shin splints so bad I thought someone with a Ginger voodoo doll was torturing me. Then, there was the time I decided to spin. That seat and my ass are never, ever, ever getting back together. And how can I forget the summer Maria Tettamanti talked me into joining the boxing gym? Let’s face it, I’m a lover, not a fighter. Crossfit? No thanks. Ever. So when Maria invited me to Pilates at The Pilates Place with teacher Jackie Weiner, I thought, “Here we go again.” There’s something about her and the summer months that make me venture off the yoga mat and into experimental workouts. And after…Read More

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Aug13

This Summer …

{Paisley print bikini: c/o Huit and available at Asos.} What a long, strange trip it’s been. And by that I mean this summer. The summer of 2013 has been a game changer. A life lesson learner in terms of everything from work to life to love. And I can’t help but feeling like it’s Milly’s last summer as my sweet baby girl. In a week, kiddo will start Kindergarten, catapulting her into the big girl zone. I guess it’s the summer we both grew up a little more than we intended to. And we made the most of it: with long, beautiful weekends at the beach, watching the day transform into evening. Hiding under towels when the storm clouds unexpectedly rolled in. And tossing them aside when they retreated just as quickly to the re-emerging sun. Dance parties in the living room. Anthems blaring in the car as we sang along…Read More

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Aug12

Out Damn Spot

It’s another makeup Monday, which means it’s time to hone in on the latest skin drama: pigmentation issues.  Sunspots, those lovely dark places you get when you are pregnant (that stick around long after you aren’t), acne scars—isn’t having skin so much fun? Sigh. Doctor’s recommend creams like Tri-Luma, but I hear long-term it causes the problem to worsen. Rumors that it’s even been pulled off the market in Europe persist, too. So what’s a girl to do to get spotless? My three solutions: You could honestly go for broke when it comes to pigmentation fixes (Tri-Luma is over $100). Until now. Nip + Fab Pigmentation Fix skin tone corrector is kind of a steal. It’s just $15.95 at Target. It uses Vitamin C, olive leaf extract and  Illumiscin to erase little imperfections. Give it at least two weeks before you start to see changes. At three months in, you would…Read More

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Aug11

Almost Famous

{Famous Mackenna slogan tee: c/o Shopblush.com. Bikini: c/o Vitamin A. Sunnies: c/o Italia Independent.} Check out this sneak peek of the 2014 line from Vitamin A. The eco-friendly bikini (it’s made from Repreve recycled fibers) is perfect for the beach and not bad for the environment either. Environmentally friendly bikinis are kind of brilliant. Before we know it, all the famous celebs out there will be wearing them, making it a win-win for Mother Earth and fashion. And speaking of famous, this cute slogan tee from ShopBlush.com made me think while I was wearing it. I mean suppose someone comes up to me and says, “Oh yeah, what are you famous for?” So here’s a list of my accomplishments that might land me in the big time (you know, just in case someone asks): Famous baker: I can make berry muffins and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies like nobody’s business. Famous…Read More

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Aug09

Jo Malone’s Top Secret New Scent

Government secrets—who needs ‘em. I’ve got an in on some super juicy beauty news. Jo Malone, the delicious London fragrance company, has a new scent launching this fall. And it’s not your average floral or fruit fragrance either. In fact, the scent is kind of revolutionary. Although I’m not allowed to reveal what the new aroma is, I can tell you to look for the big announcement November 1, when it hits shelves. It’s an out-of-the-box surprise that you normally wouldn’t think of when it comes to fragrance, but it works. And it works well. Let’s just say its spicy. And leave it at that.    

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Aug08

I’m Wearing Angeles Almuna

{Dress: Rebel Miami. Necklace: Angeles Almuna. Shoes: Carlo Pazolini. Bracelets: Vintage.} Here’s what I most love about being a Miami fashion blogger: the sisterhood. In college, I was never in a sorority. It just wasn’t my thing. But now at 35, I’ve found a group of girls I just adore. They really are my blogger sisters. My sorority of blogger sisters. From catching up at events to collaborating on projects, it’s nice to be surrounded by like-minded girls who get that you just need to Instagram this pic and hashtag it 12 times before you can rejoin the conversation. They don’t judge, They understand. We’re working! I was beyond thrilled when Angeles Almuna asked me to be a part of her 60 Seconds With series. I met Angeles at a blogger event over a year ago. She’s adorable and dresses to the nines. But that’s just on the surface. You see,…Read More

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Aug06

A Giveaway that Gives Back

The Limited is turning 50. And there’s a lot of ways to celebrate, including an awesome giveaway I’m hosting here on the bloggity, where one lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to shop the store. In addition to entering my giveaway (deets below), you can also get in on the party by giving back. The Limited is teaming up with Dress for Success, a nonprofit that offers professional apparel, support and career development tools to women who are entering or re-entering the work force, by donating $1 for every submission on its success stories/ life lessons page. Check it out here: thelimited.com/50th and consider sharing your story. You never know who you might inspire. Or who might inspire you. To enter my giveaway: Click follow my blog on Bloglovin’ Just click the link on my homepage or click here.  Like The Limited on Facebook here.  Leave a comment on this post…Read More

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Aug06

Skinny Jeans and Genes

{Vest: D&G. Vienna Jeans: c/o Made in Heaven. Necklace: Bib +Tuck. Bracelets: c/o Rose Gonzales. Shoes: Steve Madden.} I’m about to get real. And since this is a post about skinny jeans (these from Made in Heaven are personal new faves and fit great without giving you that skinny jean squeeze—I know you know what I’m talking about), I figured this is the right place to do it. The other day I posted a pic of myself on Instagram and someone I don’t know posted a graphic of a cheeseburger in my comments. I guess what she was implying is that I’m a little on the thin side. It hurt my feelings so I deleted it. And now I wish I wouldn’t have. I wish I would have said something. So, here’s the hindsight is 50/50 response. I know I’m a little on the thin side these days. It’s not something I’m…Read More

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