Apr06

Barbie Girl

{Wearing: Gown from Style Saves Discounted Designer Shop in Wynwood. Photographed by Style Saves.} Remember prom? I do. My junior year I ditched my date, “borrowed his car” and ended up taking my prom pic with my best friend instead. Turns out her date was a dud, too. In the end, we had a blast. Two girls in gowns taking over the town. Our dresses were stunning. Beautiful. Amazing. We were Thelma and Louise in gowns. Prom and dresses. That’s such a huge part of a girl’s life. Here’s how you can contribute to that: Style Saves, the amazing organization that uses fashion to care for kids in need, is doing a little something called Project Prom, where it will dress more than 300 students and send them off to prom night. Here’s where you come in: See this dress I have on? It’s so cha-cha-cha delicious. I love it….Read More

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Mar29

A Funny Story About Birthdays and Balloons

{Kiddo in all her 9th birthday glory.} I was scrolling through Instagram about a month or so back and I spotted a pic of a girl surrounded by balloons. It was insta (pun intended) love. Totally recreating this for my annual bday shoot. And I’ll do one for kid, too (we’re a whopping four days apart.) I could see it now, it was going to be epic. So after school last week, I picked up kid, hit to the local party store, picked out three dozen balloon in spring hues and then waited an hour while one guy filled all of them. One. At. A. Time. For whatever reason I managed to muster the patience of a saint. This was, after all, going to be the best picture ever. EVER. So here I am shoving three dozen-plus balloons into my Jeep only to get home, set them up and realize…Read More

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Mar17

Walk a Mile in My Andre Assous Shoes

{Wearing: Dress: Touch Dolls. Denim Jacket: Forever 21. Sneakers: c/o Andre Assous Champ Platform Espadrille Sneaker.}   I don’t always wear sneakers but when I do … No, I almost never wear sneakers. Unless I’m running, which I also almost never do. I’m not a sneaker fan. For the gym, fine. But out there in the real world? With non-gym clothes? That’s just not me. Nope. Can’t. When I spotted these sneaker/espadrille hybrids, called Champ, from Andre Assous, it was love at first sight. Maybe it’s the platform. Maybe it’s the hand-sew espadrille. Maybe it’s the cute gold detail on the heel. Whatever it was, I knew I could walk more than a few miles in these shoes (read: they are as cute as they are comfy). Even crazier, I paired them with a dress. That’s also something I don’t do. And I liked it. A lot. So here’s the…Read More

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Mar10

Casual Fri-yays

{Wearing: My Home Fashion Boutique Top and Denim. Shoes: Steve Madden. Hair: c/o Glamsquad with Vanessa Placeres. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with Celina Beach Artistry. Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC} Spring is coming, which means it’s time to clean out your closet and toss out that stuff you insisted you needed last year that now you’re like, “Uh, what was I thinking when I a) bought this and b) actually wore it—in public—and then took photos. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It happens to the best of us. As you purge, keep this in mind: There are three things every Miami girl absolutely must have in her apparel arsenal: an excellent pair of jeans, a gauzy white top and a go-to pair of wedges. Here’s why: not only do those things go together and fit into just about every fashion scenario where you don’t need a ball gown, they are also the most interchangeable pieces you will ever find…Read More

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Mar01

Hoodwinked

{Wearing: My Home Fashion Boutique Knit Hoodie. Hair: c/o Glamsquad with Vanessa Placeres. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with  Celina Beach Artistry. Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC} Here we are, the first day of March (my favorite month for the sole reason that it’s the one in which I, my kiddo and my man were all born—all within a week of each other, nonetheless). We’re 19 days away from spring. Here I am in a hooded sweater with a bikini bottom, because that’s just about the only way we Miamians are able to wear sweaters. Plus, this knit guy was made for the beach—and a sundown bonfire. A Miami girl can dream, right? That whole thing about winter is coming … yeah, when? It didn’t happen. And I’m not complaining one bit about it. It was cool enough to wear over-the-knee boots for a few days. I donned a jacket after dark maybe once, twice max. And I’ve…Read More

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Jan25

Where to Get Glam in Miami

{Wearing: Dress: Touch Dolls. Shoes: Steve Madden. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with Celina Beach Artistry. Hairstyle: c/o Glamsquad with Barbie Annitto. Hair Color: Michele Fury/ Haircut: Guillaume Massol both of #bestbayalagemiami.  Skincare: Botox Labb Aesthetic Beauty Bar and Vivid Face. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} Let’s be honest, it takes a village to be a woman. I’m 38 years in and can confirm this is not an alternative fact. Between hair, makeup, skincare—being a woman can easily turn into a full-time job. Don’t get me wrong, life with a dirty bun, sweats and no makeup doesn’t make you less of a woman. In fact, there are more days than not that’s what I have time to pull off. But sometimes, I just want to feel good. And when I look good, well, it makes me feel good. Things like confidence and strength radiate outward. That’s why I’ve put together a glam team here in Miami I rely on for when I want…Read More

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Jan17

On Visiting Havana, Cuba

{Wearing: Top: Forever 21. Shorts: AG from Calypso St. Barth. Shoes: c/o Tarbay. Sunnies: c/o Christian Roth. All Photographs by Jorge Camaraza} As I was standing in line at the bar on New Years Eve, a stranger approached me and asked, “Why Havana?” I look at her and said, “I’ve lived in Miami for 16 years. Some of my favorite people are Cuban. I wanted to see where they came from.” “You,” I said? “I came here because it was on a must-see list for New Year’s,” she said. Whatever your reason, Havana is well worth the trip. I’ve wanted to see it for a long time now, this mysterious island just 90 miles from Miami’s shores. This controversial place, trapped in a bubble, so enigmatic and steeped in history. Sure, the vintage cars seem alluring, but it’s truly the culture that was the purpose for the trip, for me anyway. Going with…Read More

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Dec23

Holiday Looks Made Simple

{Wearing from Sawgrass Mills: Laser-cut Black Dress: AllSaints. Nude Suede Moto Jacket: AllSaints. Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti from Saks Off Fifth. Hair and Makeup: Glamsquad Photographed by World Red Eye} A holiday party frock, a Christmas Eve look, a NYE LBD—ringing in the holidays is a lot like buying a whole new wardrobe. But with gifts to buy, trips to take and presents to mail, splurging this time of year on yourself isn’t necessarily in the cards. That’s why I recently partnered with Sawgrass Mills to put together some holiday looks on a budget and take over their Instagram account smack in the middle of holiday season. Would I leave you hanging without tips on what to wear to end 2016 and ring in a whole new 365? No way! Keep reading to find out how you can score a $250 gift card to Sawgrass to steal my looks or create…Read More

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Dec12

G is for …

{Wearing: Jacket: Vintage Yanuk Jeans. Crop Top: Forever 21. Skirt: American Apparel. Marina Over the Knee Boots: c/o Cole Haan at Brickell City Center. Alphabet Iphis-Print Tote Bag: c/o Liberty London at Neiman Marcus. Choker: Blush.} When I was a kiddo, I’d walk into somewhere with magnets, keychains or mini license plates and immediately flip to the Gs, only to find Gina, Gia and never ever Ginger. In the rare occasion I’d find something with my name on it, I’d snatch it up faster than you could blink. But the findings were so few and far between, I learned to be happy just finding something stamped with a letter “g.” This, may be my most beautiful discovery yet. Liberty London launched an alphabet line for its Iphis-print totes, which is available at Neiman Marcus and are big enough to carry my whole life in (read: laptop, camera, makeup bag and the…Read More

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