It’s Time To Go Back-To-School Shopping at Sawgrass Mills: A Guest Post By Milly Jane Harris

It’s almost time to go back to school. My favorite thing about back-to-school shopping is all the cool new stuff I get to pick out to wear for the year. And this year, when my mom said she was taking me and the boys (that’s Julien and Jorgie. They’re part of our big Brandy Bunch family), to Sawgrass Mills, I knew we would find really fun stuff. First, we stopped for lunch at Mojito Bar and Plates by Douglas Rodriguez because we knew it was going to be a long day and we needed to get all fueled up for all that shopping. We had arepas, mahi  mahi, croquetas, salads and Cuban sandwiches. It was really yummy, and the giant lemonades were me and mommy’s favorite part. Then it is was off to get all the things we needed to be cool for back to school. We got shoes, clothes…Read More

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This Retro Bathing Suit Means One Thing: It’s Swim Week in Miami

{Wearing: Bathing Suit: Hampton’s One Piece c/o Modcloth. Sunnies and Wedges: c/o T.J. Maxx. Headband: Vintage Lanvin. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} It’s heeeeeeerrrrrrrreeeeee. Swim Week is upon us. For the rest of the week, we’ll all be gawking at models in Lycra as sweat finds creative places to pool—a yearly tradition we Miamians are well versed in. Another is watching out-of-towners melt in our 1,000 percent humidity. Welcome to Miami. Seek AC wherever you can. But it’s all in good fun. In reality, we’re lucky to host the official week of swimwear in our city. I mean, it’s the one place that wears swimwear longer than any other city in the U.S. This should be the home of Swim Week. Last year, I got to walk in one of the kick off shows. And it was awesome. This year, however, I’m helping Krelwear host a kick off to the week…Read More

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Win a Kate Spade Bag

{Clutch: Kate Spade New York Gia Talk the Talk I Need A Vacation c/o Sawgrass Mills. Crossbody: Kate Spade New York Under the Sea Millie Turtle c/o Sawgrass Mills. Sunnies: c/o Claire’s. Coverup: c/o Laundry by Shelli Segal. Bikini: c/o Ark Swimwear. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris} It’s unofficially summer, which means two things: It’s vacation time! You need a new bag. That second point is why you’re here today. As luck would have it, Sawgrass Mills asked me to partner with them for its Annual Bag Sale, which Milly and I had a blast shopping at last week. From May 26 until June 30, Sawgrass Mills is offering spectacular discounts on purses so you can find the perfect bag.  The team at Sawgrass put together a trend card, which you can score from the mall’s brand ambassadors so you can get the scoop on the latest “it” bags, and then…Read More



Let’s Go to the Movies … at CineBistro Doral

{Wearing: Dress: c/o Krelwear. Sunnies: c/o Claire’s. Shoes: Steve Madden. Bangles: Forever 21. Earrings: c/o Lexi Photographed by Adorned Photography.} Let’s just say being the last one in the fam to see Guardians of the Galaxy, the first one, is not great. Because I was late to that party, I was solely responsible for preventing a family outing to see the sequel. The game plan was to see its predecessor the Saturday afternoon it came out. Time was of the essence. So, I plopped myself down in front of the tube and binged on the first one. Hi, how cute is Groot? With part one under my belt, all that was left was to decide where to watch the second. Since I was the Debbie Downer on this one, I saved the day by suggesting CineBistro Doral, the new “dinner and a movie” concept by Cobb Theatres at CityPlace Doral. I…Read More

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What I Got My Mom For Mother’s Day: A Guest Post by Milly Jane Harris

{Wearing: Dress: Ramona La Rue. Necklace: c/o T.J. Maxx.} Today is a special day because I get to post a story on my mom’s blog. I’m writing this because it is almost Mother’s Day. Shoutout to all the mothers in the world! OK, let’s get to the point why I’m writing this. I went to T.J. Maxx because I know my mom likes the jewelry there. She likes the jewelry there, because she never knows what cool surprises she will find. I had an adult drive me there, because I am not old enough to drive.  I found this necklace by searching for things I knew my mom would like. I knew she would like it because it had two birds on it that represent me and her. It also has a heart hanging in the middle. That represents our love. I can’t wait to give it to her, I…Read More



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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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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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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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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