Four Finds From N.Y.C.

Greetings from N.Y.C. I made a little jaunt to the city for the Fourth and wanted to share a bit of my trip and, of course, my favorite four finds I discovered while taking in the Big Apple. Enjoy. {Amazing boutique called Ibiza. It’s boho chic central.} {The Van Leeuwen ice cream truck. Famously organic and natural.} {Cheap Jack’s vintage store—ps it ain’t so cheap.} {Amaze denim dress from TopShop.} {Love this city.} {Wearing Pink Rose tank, Leroy & Perry skirt, vintage hat and bangles, Airwalk wannabe Chucks and Gap bag.} {Shoe change—because there is no such thing as comfy shoes when you do all this walking—Aldo rubber sandals.} {Running, not walking, to my favorite soup and sammie.} {Reunited and it feels so good. We used to have Cosi in Miami, but then it magically disappeared.} {Awesome lighting at the Natural History Museum.} {My secret to packing: Basics. It’s easy…Read More

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Getting My Asana on in LuluLemon and Funky Yoga

I’m a yogi at heart. I love hitting my mat and sweating it out, all bent up like a pretzel. It’s a chance for me to unplug from my phone for 90 minutes and get lost in a world of breathing, stretching and meditating. In the beginning, I would just don any old pair of stretchy leggings and a tank top to get my yoga on. But a year or so ago, I drank the LuluLemon Kool-ade and now I get why the brand is so adored by yoga junkies. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say those movies about the future, where everyone has on matching unitards, well, that’s LuluLemon, we just haven’t realized it yet. Seriously, $80 for workout pants may seem insane, but when you live in them, like I do, it’s worth the investment, especially considering they withstand wear better than the cheap gear…Read More



The Power of Purple and Leopard

{H&M purple top, Vanilla Star grey leopard jeans scored from Target, leaf necklace from Lorie Lester Boutique, vintage red leather bag, Trash black platform sandals, Trash fox ring.} There was a time in my life that the only thing that went with leopard was red. And red only. But as color blocking has taken over my life, I’m deviating from that old equation, mixing it up and pairing color blocking with patterns. I fell in love with the shape of this purple top and pairing it with these jeans just seemed natural. But I still had to throw a little red in there, hence the bag and lips, the latter of which is by Chanel. Some things just never change.

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Feast Your Eyes on This

{Awesomeness courtesy of David Lundblad and CaptureFashion.com.} And there you have it, what may be the best blogger collab pic ever. Seriously, I am so  thrilled to be a part of this and have eagerly awaited the finished product for weeks. And now it’s here! And I can share it! That’s me, by the way, in the leopard suit with the orange hat. Knowing this was in the works and not being able to share it was torture. Sheer torture. I wanted to scream, ” Amanda Del Duca of CaptureFashion.com and David Lundblad came up with this awesome socks pic idea for the Miami Fashion Bloggers Google+ page. You are doing to die when you see it.” But I couldn’t. Thank god now I can. I couldn’t hold it in much longer. I think it’s a winner. What do you think? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look of me pretending (cheese-ily) to be…Read More

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Four Finds at Fashion Bloggers Do It Better

Last night was a better night in Miami with the Fashion Bloggers Do It Better Summer event at Ricochet. The second leg of the shopping series (the first happened back in March) featured local designers and boutiques selling their wares, as well as Miami’s fashion bloggers taking to the runway in a fashion show that displayed each blogger’s personal style. Here’s a look at my favorite four finds of the night and a recap of this fashionable fete. {Find 1: Jewels by Dunn skull, arrow and spike bracelets.} {Find 2: Turquoise bead necklace from Furor Moda.} {Find 3: Vanessa Ferrer’s ridic awesome neon and monogrammed bag.} {Find 4: Maria Tettamanti’s spankin’ new Chanel shoes.} And now for a look at how we got this party started. {Ana Ortuno’s awesome bun by Cutler.} {Stephanie Giles of Beauty For Real doing makeup for Kristin Clark.} {Leslie Munsell Dubbin of Beauty For Real doing blogger…Read More



Where Past and Present Intersect: Shopping The-Archive.co

{The Archive.} Local girls Marianna Maurer and Nicole Tafur have a thing for vintage shopping. Mix in their backgrounds in fashion (Maurer a fashion production and Tafur a stylist and editor) and a site like the-archive.co was inevitable. Only recently launched, The Archive melds apparel from the past with modern-day pieces for a look at what’s trending in both the vintage and runway worlds, as well as how to wear it, original photo shoots and colorful storyboards. I caught up with Mauer to talk about her passion for fashion and her ground-breaking site.  How does The Archive work? Basically, we sell a curated vintage collection and pair up each item with a hand-selected set of contemporary versions also available for sale. We want to show the shopper a continuity of fashion throughout the decades, whether she is a seasoned vintage gal or not The Archive has a blog, too. Tell…Read More

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Maxi Dresses Make My Day

{Necessary Objects maxi dress, vintage necklace, vintage bangles, vintage Coach cross-body bag, Elizabeth & James wedges.} If you peek inside my closet, you’d find a whole section dedicated to maxi dresses. I don’t know what it is about the big boho frocks, but I love them. Maybe it’s being all neatly tucked inside. Maybe it’s the lazy factor of not having to find a separate top or matching bottom to go along with. Maybe it’s my obsession with the ’70s. Whatever it is, there’s nothing quite like a floor-skimming dress to start the day. Here’s what I wore this past week to the Alvin Valley trunk show, where I scored the most incredible pair of high-waisted black cigarette pants, something I’ve been searching for since I tossed out the ones I scored at Naf Naf in Paris more than 14 years ago. Why, oh why, did I ever edit those out…Read More

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Mr. Pants: Alvin Valley

{Nope that’s not him, but those are his pants.}  As of 11 a.m. today I’ll be shopping the racks at the Alvin Valley trunk show in Miami Beach. Alvin Valley’s been dubbed the King of Pants on more than one occasion. And I don’t mean that in a Titanic, “I’m the King of the World” sort of way. Valley’s knack for making pants that flatter earned him his royal title. Wether you have junk in your trunk, are flat where it should be fat or vice versa, he’s got you covered. Valley, a Miami boy, returns to his roots with his line today for a trunk show that you’ll have to step into one leg at a time. So what makes Valley the boss of britches, the sir of slacks? It’s all about the fit.  How does one become the “King of Pants?” I don’t know how I became King of Pants,…Read More

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Four Finds: In Honor of the Miami Heat Win, Don Geek-Chic Glasses

{Geeking out in Tom Ford glasses.} I like sports about as much as I like waking up with a head cold. (Read: Not at all.) But I am from Indiana, which means basketball is ingrained in my brain as basically the only sport worth watching. And since I do live in Miami and the Heat blew the pants off OKC last night, a Four Finds Friday dedicated to the Miami Heat seemed a necessary evil. Especially considering how sports got all runway ready by taking a single silly trend and mainstreaming it. Yup, I’m talking about the geeky glasses the NBA players have been talking to the press in. The trend has taken off by such leaps and bounds that I even saw guys roaming around the mall in lens-less 3-D specs. I kid you not. Yesterday, I hit NBC6 to talk about D-Wade and Lebron James sporting their four-eyed…Read More

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