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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Dec10

Looking Back on my PCH Seekender Adventure

Twenty sixteen, the year I crossed traveling across the Pacific Coast Highway on the back of a motorcycle with my best friend off my bucket list. As I mentioned in my last post: “Memories like these weren’t easily forgotten, they held too much weight, too much joy, too much power.” From zipping across the Golden Gate Bridge and hugging trees bigger around than I am tall , to the breathtaking views of Monterey and Big Sur, to frolicking on a purple beach and spying the lights of the Santa Monica pier, it was a trip that lives on inside both he and me. Thanks, Hampton by Hilton, for the Seekender trip of a lifetime. And thank you for everything it begat. I have a motto about traveling: Always leave one thing off your list, so it gives you a reason to go back. And that’s exactly what we did. We saw everything…Read More

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Nov17

My PCH Seekender Adventure: The Final Destination

We awoke the next morning, snug in the clean, white sheets of our Hampton by Hilton Arroyo Grande bed. Looming above us was the fact that today was our last day. Our final leg of the PCH. Our farewell to California. The end of our vacation. Rather than sulk, we adopted a carpe diem spirit. If this was the last, then we revel in it, live it to the fullest. After breakfast, though. After stuffing ourselves with homemade waffles, hot cocoa and coffee at the hotel’s breakfast bar, we then stuffed our belongings into the saddlebags, making sure the renegade backpack was extra secure. After yesterday, I wasn’t taking any chances. A beautiful day lie ahead. Once the sun rose high in the sky, the warmth would return. He was adamant about showing me Santa Barbara. I was adamant about eating Mexican food. Real Mexican food. He climbed onto the Indian…Read More

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Nov11

High Five

{Wearing: Dress: Market. Mariana Over the Knee Boots: Cole Haan at Brickell City Centre. Necklace: Blush.} {My quasi-dramatic pictures for a post that comes straight from my heart.} And there you have it: Five years of coming to this page and telling it like it is. Back on November 11, 2011, I got a wild hair to start a blog, so I did. Oh, the places it’s taken me. I broke a story (Wu-gate), which today I look back on and laugh at, and for whatever reason—God, the universe—decided this was what I was meant to do. I have to say, though, at times it has been hard (having multiple jobs and a blog and a kid), tiring (do I even have anything to say), heart-breaking (the haters come out in droves), frustrating (suck it, hackers), but no matter what, it’s been this little space, this haven, where I can…Read More

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Oct31

The 2016 Halloween Reveal

And there you have it: Pippi Longstocking and her monkey, Mr. Nilsson. Being the Halloween-loving fam that we are, we settled on this idea somewhere around the beginning of September. A few years back I made Milly watch the movie as part of her ’80s childhood education. I remember it being one of my all-time faves as a kid. Pippi was so awesome. And her hair! Thirty-something years later, modern kids still find it just as cool. This year, Milly turned to me as we were looting Miami Beach of its candy stash and said: “No one ever has the same costume as me.” And that, my dear, is the point. When your mom makes you into her childhood nostalgia you get the only Pippi on the block. Unlike last year, though, a lot of kids did know who she was. I mean, how could you not? Pippi is a…Read More

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Oct31

The Brunette is Back

{Wearing: Sage Green Leather Top and Matching Sage Green Leather Skirt: Nisse c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Hair Color: Michele Fury of Miami Color & Style. Haircut: Guillaume Massol of Miami Color & Style. Makeup: Glamsquad. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza.} When I was in high school, one day I peered into the mirror and noticed, gasp, a grey hair. Thanks, whichever family member, for passing that little gene defect along. Basically, from that day forward, I would throw the darkest brown dye into my hair—just a shade above black—to hide from the sad, sad reality that I would be dealing with grey hair since before I even had a driver’s license. Basically, that’s how I’ve been hiding the problem ever since. If you asked me my real hair color, I’d have to reference what’s going on on Milly’s head, because it’s been so long now, I clearly cannot remember. Until now. Earlier this month,…Read More

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Oct18

Fashion for a Cause

I wish October was only known as the month where we dress up in fun costumes and enjoy sweet treats. I wish October wasn’t the month we had to think about how 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop beast cancer in their lifetime. I wish statistics like an estimated 246, 660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year alone, weren’t a part of this month, or any other month for that matter. But, until we find a cure for breast cancer, those statistics are as much a part of our October as the last day of the month. And that’s why this month we put on pink and we raise awareness and funds for a cause that has affected so many of us— either directly or indirectly, through a loved one, a friend, even a fellow blogger. It’s why for a…Read More

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Oct12

Fall Staples: Sweater and Suede

{Wearing: AYNI Sweater and Skirt: c/o My Home Fashion Boutique. Maroon Suede Heels: c/o T.J. Maxx. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with Celina Beach Artistry. Hair: c/o Glamsquad with Barbie Annitto Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC.} If there are six staples every Miami girl needs to fake it through fall, the first is a classic white tee, the second a black leather skirt. Next, a great pair of skinny jeans. Add in a lacy top. When it comes to the last two, make sure you have a suede skirt and a sweater, like these from AYNI, all of which you can find at My Home Fashion Boutique. This last look from my fall essentials series is my favorite. Suede is the go-to fabric this season and this skirt captures the whole ’70s vibe with its patchwork feel. With maroon taking the color wheel by storm, the must-have attraction to this skirt makes perfect sense. Since sweaters and Miami go…Read More

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