Brilliant: The Coolest Concept in Workout Gear

I stopped into the brand new Athleta store on Lincoln Road the other day to pick up a few things to wear for the big Summer Solstice event on Saturday, with free yoga and grand opening celebration afterward at the store (deets here), where I’ll be around to help you put workout looks together. The store is awesome, there’s everything from workout gear to bikinis (that can also double as workout gear), as well as cute, comfy daywear options. And here’s the best part … If you buy it and you don’t love it, you can return it. Because how many sports bras have you bought that halfway through yoga wind up around your neck instead of, well, where they were supposed to stay put? So without tags, already worn—doesn’t matter. If it’s not working for you, simply return it. What a brilliant concept. Reds, blues, greens, whites—I had a…Read More



A Pose a Day

{Top: Roca Chica Scallop Bikini Top c/o Athleta. Bottom: Roca Chica Scallop Swim Short c/o Athleta. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti of The Wordy Girl.} I’m so excited about the upcoming Athleta yoga class at 1111 Lincoln Road on Saturday, June 21, it’s inspired me to do something new: One pose a day for the rest of the month, which I’ll be posting on Instagram (@gingerharris) from now through June 30. Here’s my first, a toestand variation. And while I’m twisting myself up like a pretzel, I’ll be listing one thing I’m grateful for, too. After all, that’s what yoga is all about. It’s not just the physical practice. It’s the mental part, too, bending your mind into new shapes and realizing what you’re capable of. Namaste, and I hope to see you on Saturday. The party gets started at 9 a.m. with brunch and good times after. Bonus pose!  



Hotel 17

{Dress: Forever21 c/o Sawgrass Mills. Jumpsuit: Forever 21. Bag: Botkier c/o Bloomingdale’s Outlet at Sawgrass Mills. Shoes: Vintage. Necklace: Vintage. Hat: New York Street Market. Photographed by Franky Arriola.} I packed motorcycle boots, leather fringe necklaces, tie-dyed shorts and distressed denim for my trip to the city, thinking I’d fit right in, so imagine my surprise when I landed in the city and noticed I was surrounded by girls donning summer dresses and hats. I was so inspired by the overly summer look—which itself embodies irony, as I’m the one from the land of eternal summer—that I decided to get in on it. I had already packed this dress, but the hat was just a street fair away. And voila: official New Yorker apparel. My last full day in the city, I asked Franky to guide me to 17th Street (mind you I could get lost trying to find my…Read More



Always Been a Shoe Made for the City

{Top: Target. Shorts: Shopblush.com. Boots: Steve Madden. Bag: Rebecca Minkoff c/o TJ Maxx. Necklace: Bib + Tuck. Sunglasses: Aldo. Photographed by Franky Arriola.} Rufus Wainwright has a lyric that goes, “Always been a shoe made for the city,” which reminds me that as much as I’d like to consider myself a shoe for the city, I own no shoes made for it. It’s something I realized when I first moved to New York. Even my damn sneakers hurt my feet. And this trip was no exception. Day 1: Flat sandals = oh no no. Day 2: Neon heels = lots of cabs. Day 3: Wait, what’s this? My slouchy motorcycle boots from Steve Madden paired with socks = I got this. My feet didn’t hurt when I shopped Chelsea Market. They didn’t burn when I explored the High Line. They didn’t ache when I brunched at The Standard. They didn’t…Read More



Classic White Tops and Neon Pops: The Story of My Fashion Evolution

{Knit Top,  Neon Shoes, Neon Crossbody Bag, Statement Necklace: all c/o TJ Maxx. Distressed Denim Jeans: Rebel Boutique. Photographed by Franky Arriola.} My recent trip to New York, a place I haven’t lived in almost a decade and a half, had me doing some serious reminiscing about a lot of things. One being my own personal style evolution. It’s a question T.J. Maxx asked me that made me stop and think for a minute: How has my style evolved over the years? Here’s a tale that I’d like to put a brown bag over my head before I tell. Back in 2000, I headed to New York straight from Gainesville, where I spent four solid years shopping at Wet Seal. (Because that’s all we had to choose from.) I showed up to my first-ever job interview in New York City in a below-the-knee, sleeveless black cocktail dress from Rampage, closed-toe shoes that looked like something…Read More



Greetings From the Big Apple

{Crop Top: TJ Maxx. Harem Pants: Forever 21 c/o Sawgrass Mills. Necklace: Isa Boutique. Shoes: c/o TJ Maxx. Bag: Barneys New York Outlet c/o Sawgrass Mills. Photographed by Franky Arriola.} Helloooooo from NYC. I can’t believe I haven’t been here in two years. Crazy, I know. There’s so much I love about this place and it’s so, so different from when I lived here, which was 14 years ago. One thing that never changes, however, are the stoops. Last year, I spent an ungodly amount of time living on my front porch. I just needed to be outside, like it was the fifth room, albeit one with a roof of stars. But a Miami front porch and a New York stoop are about as similar as Louboutins and Keds. For starters, the world doesn’t pass by on foot. And your Miami neighbors (and I know this from first-hand experience) will ask you…Read More



Let’s Get Physical With Athleta

I’m hosting a yoga party, and you’re invited!  Don’t worry, you don’t need to twist yourself up like a pretzel to join in, either. To celebrate the grand opening of Athleta on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, the store will be offering a Meditation and Yoga Class from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 1111 Lincoln Road on the seventh floor. Then, stick around for the Brunch, Party and Raffle from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the new store at 1003 Lincoln Road. You could win a cruiser bike, a private yoga session or free massages at Zeel and Elle Spa. Also, be on the of the first 150 people to show up and score a free yoga mat, and be one of the first 250 at the party and get a bag of organic goodies. Be sure to RSVP to mbg.is/athletamiami. See you there!



Get Active

{Bikini top: Ring Back Top c/o Mi Ola. Bikini bottom: Striped Boyshort c/o Mi Ola. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} I’m thrilled to say I’ve been asked to be a Mi Ola brand ambassador. I first worked with the brand to celebrate my 36th birthday and show off some of the yoga moves I’ve been working on for more than a decade now. And now the brand has asked me to help get out the news about their amazing suits that fit with an active lifestyle. And guess what? You can be a Mi Ola ambassador, too. If you are an outdoorsy/active chick who digs getting your movement on in a bathing suit (because you surf, play volleyball, do yoga, swim, etc … ), reach out to the brand on its Facebook page and let them know. You could get a free suit to show off your active-ness. And speaking of getting active, if you’re…Read More



Give a Little, Get a Little

{Dress: Vensi Silk Tiered Maxi Dress c/o Calypso St. Barth at The Village of Merrick Park. Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Bracelets: c/o Rose Gonzales. Photographed by me.} Quick, run to your closet, grab something you haven’t worn in the last six months, hop in your car and head to Calypso St. Barth at the Village of Merrick Park from noon to 2. Your gently worn item will be donated to Clothes4Souls and you’ll score 20 percent off your entire purchase. The new arrivals are amazing, so it’s a win win for you and a great cause, too. Hope to see you there.