Sep22

Seasonal Change

{Wearing: Swimsuit: Bianca Coletti White Reversible Bikini. Necklace: Gold Malas Necklace c/o Malka.} September 22 marks the first day of fall. But around here, you wouldn’t know it. In fact, I tried. I tried really hard to wear jeans twice this week. The first was to an outdoor lunch with Claire’s and Icing at PAMM. About four minutes into the experience, a warmth washed over me. You know, the kind that makes you irritable for no reason? Suddenly you go from happy to just annoyed. With everything: your life, your job, your car, your dog, Emily Blunt. You’re cranky, but you don’t know why. It isn’t until the thin layer of perspiration starts to form under your clothes and all the makeup you’ve spent quality time and product on begins to bead around your mouth, creating a sweat mustache, that you realize, dammit, it’s still too hot to wear anything in…Read More

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Sep15

Road Trip: Surfing USA

{Wearing: Bikini: Mix and Match Mara Hoffman c/o Madewell. Sunnies: Touchdolls.com. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} Let’s go surfing! As long as I’ve been a Floridian (two-plus decades), I’ve never actually gone surfing before. But when Jorge suggested we grab our modern day Brady bunch crew, throw them in a Toyota 4Runner, (a gift the company offered up for Labor Day weekend) and head to Coco Beach to test out the waves, I was all in. And not only because it was the perfect last chance to wear all the bikinis I fell in love with this summer, like my new ones from Madewell and Liquido, but because I couldn’t wait to try something new. I’ve done paddle boarding a lot and I really like it. So this was taking that to a whole new level. Plus, Coco Beach is only three hours away from Miami, so it was a quick trip for the long weekend….Read More

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Sep01

Making an Entrance

{Wearing: Dress: c/o T.J. Maxx. Shoes: Nordstrom Rack. Hair: c/o Glamsquad. Earrings: c/o Tarbay.} “The entrance strategy is actually more important than the exist strategy.” Today is September 1, which means a whole new month is knocking on the door and it’s time to let it in. National Yoga Month, the end of summer, the beginning of fall and fall fashion—and the nearing of pumpkin season (hell yes I am that girl). That’s a lot for a 30-day span. But don’t worry, we can fit it all in. Since it is National Yoga Month, and I have yogi tendencies, I’m treating the month like I’d treat the beginning of a yoga class—by setting an intention. I encourage you to do the same. So what’s mine? To revamp. Just as fall ushers in an entirely new season of fashion, a time to throw out the worn and bring in a fresh…Read More

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Aug04

Tropical Formal

{Wearing: Blue Waves Dress: TouchDolls. Shoes: Steve Madden. Herba Earrings: c/o Tarbay. Hair: Glamsquad. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} One of the many trips I’ve been on this summer was to Captive Island for a wedding. A wedding in which the invite read “Tropical Formal” as the attire. Tropical formal? What does that mean? Is that like a tux and flip-flops? Is it a bedazzled bikini with a floor-length sarong? And what kind of handbag goes with that look? As a freelancer for The Knot (my job, when I’m not emptying the thoughts that roll around in my head here on the blog), I felt I needed to nail this. I mean, I work for a wedding magazine, the wedding magazine. Not being able to decode wedding dress attire, well, that’s kind of embarrassing, no? So I started the search, the quest for this tropical formal situation that had me completely perplexed. I stepped into…Read More

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Jul14

That Time I Got to be a Bikini Model at Splashion 2016

{Wearing: Peony. Photographed by Thaddaeus McAdams/exclusiveaccess.net} {Wearing: Laundry by Shelli Segal. With: Ria Michelle, I’m Not Sorry Darling, Uncle Luke, Brickellista, Kelly Saks and (my lifelong swim week sista for more years than either of us can remember) The Wordy Girl. Photographed by Thaddaeus McAdams/exclusiveccess.net} Year after year, as July creeps into the middle of our summer, we make our way to the tents of swim week. We go to the rooftop parties. We snap pics of models in bikinis. We wish our legs were that long. We realize just how short our legs are. And we sweat—in hair, in makeup, in outfits we obsess over putting together, backstage, front of house, front row, on rooftops, at presentations, at breakfasts, waiting for Ubers. Swim week is one of my favorite weeks in Miami, but I’ve been going for so long (since its inception), I can’t even remember which year I’m on. While its fun, it…Read More

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Jun21

My PCH Seekender Adventure: The Road to Monterey

{Wearing: Motorcycle Jacket: Zara. Crochet Top: c/o Kore. Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters. Motorcycle Boots: Steve Madden. Sunnies: c/o T.J. Maxx. Photographed By Jorge Camaraza.} We sped off into the beautiful California day, leaving San Francisco behind, pressing onward to Monterey, the second stop on our Pacific Coast Highway adventure. Oh, Monterey. The things I had heard. The photos I had seen. None of them, however, would compare to what my own eyes would behold. The day was starting to cool down, the sun no longer directly above. The wind whipped at us, I zipped up my motorcycle jacket to keep her nip at bay. As we careened through the path, wildflowers surrounding us on either side, I spotted two doe running across the road. I felt like the intruder in their world, this place that was so crisp and pristine. God’s country, that’s where we had found ourselves. The sheer beauty,…Read More

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Jun10

Because I’m Happy—Tous Happy Moments Giveaway

{Tous Happy Moments Perfume and Necklace.} It’s summer, which makes me happy. The weather, the sunshine, the beach, not having to drag a kiddo out of bed and off to school—it all culminates to fill me with bliss and endless happy moments. What I’m most excited about is pulling suitcases out of the top of the closet and filling them more than a few times this summer. The wanderlust is coursing through my veins. I’m ready to see new parts of the world, taste their flavors, see new sights and make new moments. Since the summer is all about making memories and moments, I thought it would be fitting to share a bottle of Tous’ Happy Moments with one of my readers. Not only does Tous have beautiful and fun baubles, like my cute arrow necklace, it also has a host of fun fragrances, just waiting to be worn on…Read More

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Jun07

Down in New Orleans

{Wearing: One of a Kind Crop Top & Shorts: c/o Krel. Booties: Target (yes, Target). Sunnies: Aldo. Bag: c/o T.J. Maxx. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} I’m going to admit something that jiggles my own mind: Up until a wee bit ago I had never been to New Orleans. OK, so? A lot of people haven’t been there. But I grew up a portion of my life in Destin, Florida, which is a hop, skip and jump away. My entire high school went there for Mardi Gras, for weekends, for whatever. And in return all of New Orleans came to Destin for spring break and summer vacays. The two cities have a symbiotic relationship that I got a one-sided deal from. For whatever reason, I never made the trip. It just never happened. The last car to New Orleans was always in drive without me in it. Until recently. When a friend…Read More

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Jun01

0 Marks the Spot

{Wearing: Blush Romper. Necklace: Vintage. Wedges: Steve Madden. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} That’s me jumping on the bed, like I do anytime I check into a hotel. The chic teal robe? It belongs to The Marker Resort Key West, the stunning resort that took me in for a relaxing weekend excursion. I haven’t been to Key West in over a decade, so it was amazing to revisit a place I’ve always had a soft spot for. Only this go-round was different from past trips. Getting there happened via motorcycle. I’ve never done that before. I’ve never even ridden on a bike in Miami. To feel the warm air, as opposed to the mountain air I’ve gotten used to feeling, was spectacular, a change of pace. Riding over the 7 Mile Bridge, surrounded by water, sunset looming—postcard status. Wish you were here. We brought the bike to a halt as we neared…Read More

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