Dear, Me …

{Wearing: Lace Jumpsuit: c/o Kore. Shoes: Vintage Yves Saint Laurent from Consign of the Times. Bag: Vintage Oleg Cassini. Photographed by Erin Newberg of MsErinsita}  I recently read a post on Facebook that said, “If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in only two words?” Two words is really a lot for me. Well, I guess I mean not a lot. I’m a minimalist when it comes to everything except words. But if I had to cut it down to just two, I think they would be, “Let Go.” When I look back on my younger years, I’m shocked at the ballsy decisions I made and that ability to just let go. So, it’s not the younger me I would give that advice to, but more the me that was a bit older. At just 22 years old, I packed up everything I owned,…Read More



Snow White

{Wearing: Vintage maxi dress. Photographed by me.} I haven’t seen snow in more than two decades—23 years to be exact. I left the snow in Kentucky and moved to Florida when I was 14 and I managed to avoid the cold and everything that comes with it for more than half my life. Why? After you grow up in the frozen tundra that is the Midwest, you tell yourself, well, if I never experience this again, I’m OK with it. And then the time comes when you long for a change of environment, something so different from the beach and sand and sun and surf you see day in and day out. And you start to wonder what it would feel like to actually wear a sweater to stay warm, a place where wooly hats are donned not as fashion statements, but as a means of staying warm. As a…Read More



I Heart Marsala

{Clutch: Kate Spade Bonjour Monsieur Clutch c/o Sawgrass Mills. Candy: Godiva Cherry Cordials c/o Sawgrass Mills. Makeup: Bare Minerals XOXO Kit c/o Sawgrass Mills. Lipstick and Liner: Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing in Bravado and Liner in Thistle c/o Sawgrass Mills. Photographed by me.} {Bra and Matching Panty: Calvin Klein c/o Sawgrass Mills.} As luck would have it, Pantone’s Color of the Year just happens to co-inside with Valentine’s Day. Marsala, the shade of the season, is a deep red, making it a go-to for the heart holiday. I stopped in at Sawgrass Mills and stocked up on all sorts of V-Day essentials in the shade. What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolate? My first stop was Godiva for delish cherry cordials wrapped in Marsala-esque packaging. And at $10, it was a total steal. Kisses and Febrauary 14 go together like Cupid and arrows, so I stopped in at BareMinerals for the…Read More



Women, Wine and Shoes

{Wearing: Dress: Striped Bodycon Dress c/o Blush. Cape: Vintage. Belt: Vintage. Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Pratt -F c/o Joanna Paige. Bag: Hunting Season. Photographed by Erin Newberg of MsErinsita} Yesterday, I had the pleasure of lunching at Women, Wine and Shoes. It was my first year at the charity affair, so I felt a need to step up my shoe game. I decided on these little Jeffrey Campbell numbers from Joanna Paige and let them dictate the rest of my ensemble. The cape was an afterthought, inspired by one of my favorite fashionistas, Elysze Held. She’s always in something black, dramatic, amazing and usually one-of-a-kind. I secretly long to be her (if and when) I grow up. Of course, she was there in her Valentino Rockstud pumps, looking fab as always. In a sea of vintage Channels, Charlotte Olympias and Choos, my pumps held their own. And if it was shoe porn…Read More



An Afternoon at Perez Art Museum Miami

{Wearing: Dress: c/o Kore. Vest: c/o Kore. Belt: Vintage. Bag: Chanel. Shoes: Valentino. Braid: Blo Midtown Miami. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} Quick: What’s black, white and arty all over? Me in Kore at Perez Art Museum Miami. I spent the afternoon at the museum yesterday enjoying a lovely lunch with Vacheron Constantin, the new luxury watch brand in the Design District. I’ve never been a watch-wearer, but the brand set up an exhibit of timepieces that dated back to the 1800s, and I actually found one that struck a chord with me. It was, of course, dripping in diamonds and had an Art Deco vibe. And instead of a traditional band, it was on satin. What I loved most about it was how it looked and felt more like a beautiful piece of jewelry than a watch. It, and the rest of the display, were amazing. Add in Miami’s perfect…Read More



And Now a Post About the Greatest Mascara Ever

{Wearing Younique Mascara.} I once met the guys who created Latisse at swim week. We got into a conversation about the importance of eyelashes. Apparently, there’s more to them than just being something women can bat, although that plays a big part, too. Initially, God put eyelashes in place to prevent debris from landing in our eyes. But along the way notable women have changed their purpose, given them new meaning. Virility, sexuality, sheer femininity—all defined by long, full lashes. Cleopatra added liner around her lashes to make her eyes the most dominant feature on her face and bam, the transformation began. Twiggy took things to a whole other level by making her lashes visible from miles away. And that’s a look that has always hit home for me. I like my lashes long—obnoxiously long. So long, they touch the lenses of my sunglasses.  Cue a new mascara (OK, obsession) that…Read More



No More Monkeys Jumpin’ on the Bed

If you’re wondering why I keep posted pics of myself jumping on beds on Instagram, well … When I was around 5, I was jumping on the bed with my neighbor. We were laughing and having a great time. So great, we were both like, “Why is the adult population so adamantly opposed to us jumping on beds? Damn grown-ups. Ruiners of fun. Abolishers of bliss. They just want to terminate any ounce of fun from our lives.” (And we said it just like that, too.) About 4.5 seconds later, I went for a monster jump, head-butted my neighbor and knocked one of his two front teeth right out of his head, creating a pothole in my own head where his tooth gouged me. And that’s when we realized those damn grown-ups might have been on to something. Fast forward 32 years and I’m back to jumping on the bed….Read More



Neoprene and Netflix

{Wearing: “Vogue” Muscle Tee: c/o Kore. Neoprene Skirt: c/o Kore. Bag: Rebecca Minkoff. Necklace: T.J. Maxx Shoes: c/o Ecco.  Photographed by me.} Between blogging, being a mom and all that jazz, I’ve managed to binge watch yet another series. This time: Homeland. Normally, if you told me it was a show about terrorist attacks and the CIA, I would say pass, but the way things go with series lately, I’m all about watching things that don’t fit into my box. And I’m so glad I was able to think outside of that box because it was good, so good, I managed to get through four seasons in less than two months. I’ll just say this: Claire Danes is an amazing actress. Nobody, and I mean nobody, does crazy like Carrie. And trying to wrap my head around how Inigo Montoya has morphed from Spanish avenger to grandpa-esque badass kept me…Read More



Free Things Thanks to Neiman Marcus and Estee Lauder

They say nothing in life is free. Not true. Not true at all. And I’m not talking about curb alerts on Craigslist either. In fact, I’ve found something that’s not only free, it’s fabulous. Now through January 25, Neiman Marcus nationwide is hosting its Up Close in-store event with Estee Lauder. The free in this find just happens to be a mod-inspired tote created by designer Lisa Perry. But it doesn’t’ stop there. Inside, find $225 worth of awesome freebies, like In the color department: Pure Color EyeShadows: Looking for shadows that go on creamy and stay put throughout your night out? Consider them found. Pure Color Lip Shades: Who doesn’t love new lipstick? Try these mix and match shades and prepare to fall in deep. Sumptuous Extreme Mascara: Estee Lauder makes my absolute favorite mascara. And this is a must for mascara junkies like myself. It goes on, stays…Read More