May20

Taking the Plunge with #MarshallsSurprise

{Wearing: Neon Mix and Match High-Waisted Bikini: c/o Marshalls. Snorkel Mask: c/o Marshalls. Photographed By Jorge Camaraza.} Marshalls recently asked me to be part of a blogger challenge where the goal was to shop for items that inspire you to try something new. Since trying new things has kind of been my theme for the past few years now here on the blog, I gladly accepted. And I knew exactly what to look for as I stepped into the Marshalls at Midtown Miami. An upcoming trip to Key West meant I’d have a chance to go snorkeling. So, I searched through the racks for a cute new bikini and snorkel gear, finding both successfully. I absolutely love this bright, bold high-waisted bikini. I found it by mixing two different ones together, so now I have two new bikinis to enjoy. Ultimate bonus: the snorkel gear matches. So why is snorkeling…Read More

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May18

White Hot Summer

{Wearing: White Rouched Dress: c/o T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. Shoes: Steve Madden. Necklace: c/o Delicate Raymond. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} In neighboring lands there’s a tradition Miamians have a hard time wrapping their heads around. In these far off places people actually stop wearing white from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Gasp! I know. Why? Some fashion rule created by people who obviously never lived in the tropics. But, I do live in Miami, where white is a staple year-round. Why? Because it’s hot. It’s almost always hot. And if we ran around in greys and navys and blacks in that non-white-wearing window, we’d melt. I mean, more often then not we rock bikinis on in mid-December. Whiteouts don’t apply in these parts. But elsewhere in the world they do. T.J. Maxx and Marshalls did a survey to find out when most women start to whitewash their wardrobes. Turns out, 63…Read More

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May16

My PCH Seekender Adventure: I Left My Heart in San Francisco

As we boarded the plane, him leading the way down the aisle, I thought to myself: This is going to be an amazing trip, but there’s no way it will compare to Colorado—my last Hampton by Hilton Seekender adventure. Sure, we would be back on the bike, the wind in our hair, careening through landscapes foreign to our traditional Miami scenery. But Colorado was so magical. The mountains. The sky. The freedom. The rush. The beauty of it all. Zooming across the Pacific Coast Highway on an Indian motorcycle with my best friend and partner in crime with me every step of the way was definitely going to be amazing, but how could it possibly touch the majestic journey across Colorado that still lives and breathes inside of me? This will still be nice, I thought. Now, looking back, I can see just how truly foolish a thought that was….Read More

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May04

Dear Mama

{Heart and Mother of Pearl Necklace: c/o T.J. Maxx.} Dear Mama, Milly and I wanted to get you something special for Mother’s Day, so we headed over to T.J. Maxx and peered into the jewelry counter. We knew it should be something that showed how we feel about you and that’s exactly the emotion that sprung up when we found this mother-of-pearl (cuz you’re the mama) and heart (cuz we love ya) necklace. You see, you are the pearl in this big old oyster world for both of us. Most of my life, you have been my only parent. And as a single mom myself, I know how hard that can be. There are days when you drag in from work and all you want to do it hide under the covers, toss a pillow over your head, turn the lights off and call it a day. But, when you’re…Read More

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Apr28

Getting SolKissed

{Wearing: Celeste Top Rock: c/o SolKissed. Cusco Barely Bottom Rock: c/o SolKissed. Photographed by Erika Thomas of Blah Blah Blonde.} Living in Miami, bikinis are the little black dresses of our wardrobe. We have far than we need and we wear them constantly. But every now and then you stumble upon one that fits just right, adds a little something different to the mix, captures your personality, makes you want to be in the sun and well, it just always winds up at the top of the pile. Enter my new bikini from SolKissed. What I most love about it is how it’s as much fashion as it is swim. So, I caught up with the designer behind the brand, Alejandra Boggiano, and found out what went into making such a great Miami staple. What I learned along the way is that cut is everything and even swimwear can give back….Read More

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Apr27

Talking Fashion, Fitness and Miami With Morgan’s Hotel Group Back of House

{Wearing: Leggings and top c/o LuluLemon Lincoln Road. Photographed by Erika Thomas at Mondrian South Beach.} It’s always cool when someone notices the efforts you put out there. I’m extremely excited to be featured on Morgan’s Hotel Group’s Back of House blog, talking fashion, fitness and what I love about Miami. I spent a lovely afternoon with my buddy and fellow blogger Erika Thomas, who runs the blog, at Mondrian South Beach, where I’ve been known to strike a yoga pose or two at their free Sunday morning yoga sesh. Erika snapped these awesome pics of me in my new LuluLemon digs and I told her not only how I wound up in Miami, but what’s kept me here for the past 16 years. Geez, 16 years. I think that officially makes me a native. Check it out here.      

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Apr25

Walking the Line

{Wearing: Ranzel Booties: c/o Alepel.} I like shoes. Sometimes, I like shoes more than people—especially people associated with the traffic citation portion of my local government branch. But I digress. What I also like are local designers. So when I discovered Alepel, a shoe line with roots planted in architecture, is based right here in Miami, well, I walked right into the opportunity to interview the designer for Racked Miami. Sadly, Racked Miami was stolen away from us by a shady thief in the night who figuratively lured her into his Bentley and drove off into the sunset with her, promising her the world in exchange for never having to work again and she bought it. (Seriously, Miami, can you not just keep one good fashion site going, what’s wrong with you?!?!?!). Nevertheless, my story still remains. Check out my interview here with Adriana Epelboim-Levy, the creator of the brand, to get the…Read More

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Apr21

Creating the Total Look With Sassoon TORQUE

{Wearing: Lace Marta Set: Touch Dolls. Wedges: Steve Madden. Bracelet: Touch Dolls. Herba Earrings: c/o Tarbay. Hair: c/o Sassoon. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} People joke that living in Miami we live in the land of eternal summer, and for the most part, we do. But, there’s still that transition to spring, be it ever so slight, where the itch to wear white replaces the urge to wear over-the-kneee boots—even though it takes us forever to get to that point weather-wise. That little skip to spring is upon us now, the time when the weather in Miami is so good, you remember why you sit in traffic, wait in line, put up with tourists during all the “cold” months. And with it comes a deep-rooted need to revamp everything. Not just your clothes, not just your shoes, but your hair, your makeup, your nail polish. It’s like shedding the winter you—even though that only lasted…Read More

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Apr11

Motivation Monday

{Wearing: Pants: c/o T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} Let’s stop for a minute and take a breath. Whew. It’s been a whirlwind—a blast—but a complete whirlwind. A trio of birthdays celebrated until the absolute last day of the month, friends in town, a new job (Florida contributor for The Knot), weekends with kiddos, a bucket list vacay, a road trip, fulfilling ambassadorships for the blog—and that’s all in conjunction with the regular daily grind. Then, smack, we’re off and running with Monday. And not just any Monday, I feel like this is my first weekend back in the mix and turns out it’s been a a mother of a Monday. It always is when you’re trying to re-integrate into life, isn’t it? After a blissful weekend of uber fun (The Fair, an airboat ride in the Everglades), I was forced to wake the bobcat I call my…Read More

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