Jun15

This is Where I Leave You

Five hours later, I rolled into the antique village, catching glimpses of trees draped with Spanish moss against the backdrop of picturesque buildings, their bricks faded and covered in worn paint. This is where I leave you, I thought. And it’s a bittersweet thought, that word being the one Mills used to describe the moment. At 7, she is smarter than I know what to do with. Bitter because I will miss her in the everyday fabric of my life. Sweet because this is where the adventure begins. You see, I’m leaving my kiddo with my mom (Camp B.B., as we call it, because she lives in the woods and there’s fishing and bonfires and nature, all the things Miami is somewhat void of but necessary for a true childhood summer) for a few weeks. It’s the first time in my life I’ve been away from her for more than…Read More

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Jun02

Four Finds: Skin-Sational

Blame it on the summer sun and the amount of time I’ve been spending in it, but lately, I’ve gotten all wrapped up in skincare. Here are a four of my favorite new things: Cover Up Sunscreen is a must. A must-must, especially living in Miami, where a walk to the car yields as much sun as most people get at the pool. I’m loving Omorovicza UV Mineral Shield SPF 30. I like that it’s mineral based and 30 is a no-brainer in this day in age. While this isn’t the one I wear on a daily basis, it is the one I wear when I know I’m spending a day in the sun. Find it at Neiman Marcus. All Oiled Up At first, the idea of adding oil to my face was, well, terrifying. Would it make me break out? Would it make me oilier? Nope. Turns out, Napoleon…Read More

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Jun01

Yes, No, Maybe So

{Wearing: Top: Kore. Skirt: American Apparel. Yes/No Clutch: Kore. Shoes: Aldo (old). Necklace: Daniela Swabe. Blowout: Blo Midtown Miami. Photographed by me.}   I’ve never been a maybe kind of girl. For me, when it comes to making a decision I’m pretty much black and white, yes or no—kind of like my clutch. I know what I want when I want it and I know exactly what I want nothing to do with. Grey areas are not my thing. There’s both pluses and minuses for being this stubborn as a mule determined. For instance: I was positive I wanted to go on a vacation to St. Lucia by myself a decade ago. Once I got there I realized it was exactly where I didn’t want to be. They say with age comes wisdom. (Let’s hope that’s true.) Now, unlike a decade ago, before just jumping into things with a definitive answer,…Read More

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May29

Pretty in Pink

  Let’s blog some shit! When I first came across this A Cup of Quotes mug, from fellow blogger Step Inside My Closet, it made me smile. I love what I do. And I do what I love. That’s a rarity in today’s world. And trust me, I am grateful beyond. Lend me your ear and I’ll tell you about it for longer than you’ll want to hear. The fact that there’s an awesome mug that highlights how I mentally think about my job, well, that’s just genius. That being said, I started to notice all the things I’ve gravitated toward this week are pink. Pink! I am, by every means, not a pink girl. I don’t wear pink (maybe sometimes fuchsia will somehow magically wind up on me) but, I don’t gush over pink. So, needless to say, this color coincidence freaked me out. But this bouquet Mills asked for at…Read More

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May27

Beach Essentials

{Wearing: Billie Jean Denim Bikini Top and Aurora Bottom: c/o Wet Swimwear. Coverup: Kore. Fendi Fanny Sunnies: c/o Edward Beiner. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris.} The other day someone asked me why I was so tan. Why? Because summer came about a month early here in Miami. I have no other option to be tan, unless I plan to hide in my house under the confines of Netflix and constant A.C. And let me tell you at 98 degrees by 10 a.m., that’s not an impossibility. But the truth is, I love the heat. It’s why I love living in Miami. And this weather is glorious. It’s that kind of weather that makes you plot, scheme and plan ways to work outside, just so you can be a part of it. BUT this weather also comes with laundry list of must haves. For starters, there’s sunscreen. You cannot leave your…Read More

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May24

Kiss This

I love lipstick. However, I can’t put it on without a liner (otherwise, I end up looking like a 3-year-old who raided her mom’s purse when no one was looking). That means I’ve got two things floating around in the bottom of my purse my makeup bag. And if you know me you know my purse looks like carry-on luggage for Andrea the Giant. Problem solved: These Sisley-Paris Photo Lip Twists are makeup multi-taskers, which means there’s only one thing I need to hunt in my bag.. I’m currently crushing on the shades Nude and Berry. Kiss kiss. This post is sponsored by Neiman Marcus. The rest is the ramble that rolls around in my head.  

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May23

Holy “It”

  {Behold: Miami’s “It” Girls: Erin, the queen of style herself Elysze, Violet, Maria, Me and Kiddo.} I don’t remember exactly how I met Elysze Held, but moments later I realized she was a legit fashion badass, noted by an Alexander McQueen bag she was carrying, one of two in the entire world. In the time that I’ve known her, I’ve decided I want to be her if/when I grow up. So, when this fashion guru called to say she’d like for Mills and I to participate in her Miami “It” Girls Indulge fashion show at Dadeland Mall, I got all verklempt and my brain went straight to, “Elysze thinks I’m an “it” girl? Mind blown. Winning.” Turns out, being an “it” girl comes with great company: Maria, Erin, Violet and a lucky winner chosen by The Women’s Fund (an org that gives back to women and also our charity…Read More

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May19

And Now a Post That Scares the Bejesus Out of Me

  I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna do it. I just did it. OMG. Yup, that’s me in all my non-makeup glory. I was going to post the one below, but that was only part of my face and it felt like cheating so I went the full monty. So why in the hell would 37-year-old me post a pic of myself sans makeup? Because I got the world’s greatest facial and I felt so good about my skin afterward that I decided to share. Whatever, I’ve always been a little TMI. Last Monday, I skidded into the valet at the Viceroy and marched up the stairs to The Spa at Viceroy to have a facial. I’ve admitted it before, facials scare me. I’m allergic to things with no rhyme or reason, so I never know what’s going to make me red and bumpy (hell, once I broke out into…Read More

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May12

Reflecting

{Wearing: Dress: Blush. Shoes: Zara via Bib + Tuck. Photographed by me at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.}   The other day I was walking into Pilates and I was 20 minutes late because of traffic and kiddo who wouldn’t get out of bed and God only knows what other outside sources that created a roadblock smack in the middle of my Friday. And while I could have easily gotten up on my soapbox about how annoyed I was with this, that and the other, I instead got smacked with a dose of gratitude. For whatever reason, my gears shifted and I started to think about all the positives happening around me. For starters, I had just finished up a fashion show the night before with kiddo and some of my best friends and mentors. And I just landed a great new job. My blog has been taking me…Read More

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