Pumpkin Patchin’

{Gigi tribal romper: Shopblush.com. Ears: Forever 21. Necklace: Vintage Avon. Shoes: Loehmann’s. Photographed by: My awesome 5-year-old kiddo.} On Sunday, kiddo and I made our annual trek to the pumpkin patch for that one orange gourd that we’ll carve into a toothy jack-o-lantern. Kiddo is the ultimate pumpkin picker. “Too round. Too bumpy. Too tall,” she says. But eventually we find the right one. And it’s perfect. A round little guy with all the carving potential in the world. Next week, before All Hallow’s Eve, we’ll dive right in, rip out its guts, put the pumpkin seeds aside for baking and turn this squash into a spooky candle holder. But before all of that, our adventure as cats and bats in the pumpkin patch went a little something like this.  



The Scoop

{Top: Alexander Wang c/o Scoop NYC Bal Harbour Shops. Leather Skirt: Alexander Wang c/o Scoop NYC Bal Harbour Shops. Jewelry: Vintage. Shoes: Kelsie Dagger.} Sometimes it’s just about rebuilding from the ground up, which seems easy when you’re decked out in Alexander Wang. I scored this amazing outfit for the grand opening party of Scoop NYC Bal Harbour. The opening fete was a blast. It was great catching up with friends. Plus, the collection is drool-worthy. The Helmut Lang leather leggings are sick, sick, sick. And this skirt. Oh, this skirt. I will wear it until I die. Mr. Wang, you’ve outdone yourself with this one. These are the pieces you build a wardrobe out of. And speaking of building, let’s get back to my opening statement about rebuilding. Sometimes, when you least expect it, life gives you a do-over. It’s your opportunity to take everything you didn’t like about…Read More



Polished: The DIY Way

{Deborah Lippman in Red Silk Boxers and Harem Silks From Bombay, available at Neiman Marcus.} Fact: I rarely paint my own nails. Now before you label me a diva, hear this. My left hand is not my right hand. And painting anything with my left hand is like a fish riding a bicycle. But, every now and then I get the itch to try out a nail trend. Case in point: The latest collection from Deborah Lippman. These colors are amazing. So much so, I couldn’t wait to play with them. So that’s exactly, what I did. And I got kid in on the action, too. Milly won’t ever let me paint her fingernails, only her toenails, so we did Red Silk Boxers for her toes. We both love the matte finish so much we decided to skip the topcoat so it wouldn’t get glossy. For my own toes, I…Read More



Leggings and Lethal Amounts of Netflix …

{Fringe and Faux Leather Top: Shopblush.com. Snake-print Leggings: c/o C&C California Designed by Stephanie. Booties: Steve Madden. Vintage Bracelet: Fly Boutique. Vintage Necklace: Stole if from my mom decades ago and now that she sees it on the blog from time to time, she wants it back. (So NOT happening, but I love you, Mom.)} My latest obsessions: These amazing leggings from C&C California (I see myself wearing them all fall long) and Netflix. I’m on season four of Breaking Bad. And it’s ridiculous good. The other day while I was watching it, I remembered I actually set up an interview with Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) a million years ago for Zink when I’m sure he was on like a Lifetime movie and would actually do interviews with magazines that needed him as much as he needed us. I’m on the episodes when he’s drug free and not as scruffy. Not…Read More



Bundle Up: Knitwear and Coats This Fall

Combining great colors and matching garments this autumn might require you to use more of your creativity and imagination. The Huffington Post recently said, “Autumn usually gets a bad rap for its darker colors and heavier fabrics.” Before hefty and dark-hued clothes fill up your closet space, why not try other options such as vibrant-colored knitwears? According to Marks & Spencer’s Style Edit article, “Knits from the autumn/winter shows have a grown-up appeal. Think refined, effortless and chic. Classic dark tones, soft shades and patterns will bring a cosiness to your new-season wardrobe.” To learn more about the sophisticated knitwears to wear this fall, here are a few options: Cashmere A printed jumper tucked into a dark pencil style skirt matched with a glamorous necklace is perfect for casual to evening meetings. Cashmere jumper knitwear usually come in shades of gray and black; as well as red and blue. Patterns  Knit…Read More



Booties to Boot

  {Skirt: Target. Booties: c/o Marshalls.} As soon as a new season rolls around, there’s that one thing you race out to buy to lock in the fact that a new fashion season is upon us. For me, it’s always a new pair of shoes. And come fall, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on booties. Yes, booties. That trend is still going strong. And trust me, with the slew of trends out this season, everything from burgundy bags to cobalt blue dresses and emerald green accessories, locking down just one thing to kick off fall wasn’t an easy task. For me, it was love at first sight when I spotted these black booties at Marshall’s. The store asked me to find a piece that would easily transition my wardrobe into fall, and for me, these booties were it. And for just $60, too, more than $40 off the…Read More



Fashion For A Cause

{Tee: c/o Peace Love World I Am Life tee. Ten percent of proceeds from each tee purchased goes to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation. Skirt: Target. Booties: c/o Marshalls. Photographed by: Alexander Tamargo / @ALTAimages.} It’s think pink time again. As I mentioned last year, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is something that’s important to me because my junior year of high school I had a tumor removed from my left breast. Thank God it wasn’t anything serious. But it opened my eyes to the necessities of breast health. It’s something you absolutely cannot ignore. And if the month of October is a reminder for us to do that, then it’s a movement I’m going to get behind however I can. This year, I was blessed to be a part of the blogger-driven Fashion for a Cause Campaign, which was photographed at the Sagamore over the course of two days…Read More



My Date With Lacoste

{High/Low Top: Shopblush.com. Leather Shorts: American Apparel. Knee-high Socks: American Apparel. Necklaces: c/o Forever 21. Booties: c/o Lacoste Rosemont Chelsea. Bag: Gigi New York from Petite Chic Gifts.} Last week, I caught up with a bunch of my blogger sisters at Lacoste’s 80th birthday bash at Addict in Bal Harbour Shops. It was a night that was, really, all about the shoes. The traditional 80th gift is oak, but leather kicks are that much better. And it seems we all have similar tastes. If it wasn’t the booties, we bloggers were all about the sneakers. I opted for black booties, of course. And paired mine with leather shorts and a high/low top and knee socks. To be honest, I felt a little like a dark hero in a comic book. What can I saw, Halloween is coming up and I’m uber excited. The knee-socks were a little out of the…Read More



Forward Thinking

{Jeans: Mossimo. Bag: Vintage Nanette Lepore. Shoes: c/o Ecco Ossima Wedge Sandal. Cuff: c/o BeeCharming.com Starfish Cuff.} Because it’s October, but it still feels like August, so we’re still rocking really colorful stuff and sandals these days. But inside, I’m scheming my Halloween costume. Every year I put together a homemade costume for kiddo with something corresponding for myself, the dogs, whomever. And this year, Milly and I already have our concept. Now to execute it. We have one rule though: Our costume is top secret. So, the other day we were at the salon and someone asked kiddo what she was going to be for Halloween and she looked at me, almost blurted it out, covered her mouth and said, “It’s a secret.” Atta girl! Like everyone else on the planet, they will just have to wait until October 31 to see what we’ve concocted. I’m so excited. I…Read More