Jul09

Ready, SET, Summer

  {Wearing: Saved By the Dress Dusty Blue Floral Two Piece Set. Use code Ginger1 to save 15 percent off any item on the site until midnight July 10.} Here’s three reasons to love sets: A new top. A new bottom. A whole new look from top to bottom. Three reasons why I adore this set. Three new looks from one. Plus, this one is so essential for summer. I plan to sport it during Swim Week, pack it along for my upcoming trip to Bimini and then give it a day out for brunch. I scored the look at Saved By the Dress, which, for those of you who know how important I feel it is to support local, is an online shop with its roots here in South Florida. The site is stocked with all kinds of cute looks you’ll toss into suitcases for your upcoming trips. And…Read More

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Jul02

It’s Miami Spa Month

{Wearing: Indah Vera bikini at Lapis at Fontainebleau’s Miami Spa Month Weekday Escape The Fabulous Foursome.} This is me, living my best life. Don’t hate. You can live your best life, too, now that Miami Spa Month is back. In the vein of my Extreme Beauty posts, I’ve done the “grueling” research for you to let you know which treatments to splurge on. But seriously, I visited the spa after moving and starting my first week of Pilates training, all while managing my regular workload. I was exhausted, bruised, sore and mentally strained. Like many of you when you reach overload, I needed a break. And this was a much-needed break I feel like I earned. If you book only one treatment for Miami Spa Month this year, make sure it’s the Fabulous Foursome. It’s at Lapis at Fontainebleau and it’s part of its Weekday Escape. Those happen Monday through…Read More

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Jun05

Head to Camp, Camp Gorgeous at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables

{Wearing: Hommage from Los Angeles pants (similar to these). Forever 21 crop top. Steve Madden heels. Photographed by Simply Lively.} As this whole blogger thing goes, I was lucky enough to head over to Neiman Marcus Coral Gables the other day with some of my favorite Miami fashion bloggers to get a preview of the Camp Gorgeous Summer Beauty Event. Between mimosas and breakfast, I got to play with the latest beauty offerings, including Givenchy’s Liquid Lipstick, which is as awesome as you want it to be. I tested all the fragrances at Givenchy Atelier. I found out you can refill the engrave-able lipstick cases from Guerlain. And I scored a summer tote full of beauty samples. You can, too, if you head to Camp Gorgeous, which is now through June 17  and score a purchase of $125 or more. Here’s a little of how the day went: Givenchy Liquid…Read More

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May16

The Finds: Girls-Night-In Necessities

{Kendra Scott Rose Quart Small Candle ($25). The One by Frédéric Fekkai The Uplifting One Volumizing Shampoo ($30) and Conditioner ($30). Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask ($1.80). Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner ($44). Hope Fragrances Hand & Body Creme ($40, 100 percent of proceeds of net profit go to depression research).  Diptyque Do Son Parfum ($165).} Deadlines. Whining kids. Ringing phones. Traffic. Sometimes you just need to close the door and make the outside world go away. Turn off the phone. Unplug the laptop. Turn on Bravo and just disconnect. Those are the best times to indulge in products and do something nice for your skin. I like to start with a yummy candle, like this one from Kendra Scott’s new candle collection. Tell everyone you can’t hang tonight because you’re washing your hair. Then do it with the new Frederic Fekkai The Uplifting One shampoo and conditioner. It’s loaded with volume-making magic….Read More

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Apr05

Extreme Beauty: How to Get Rid of Cellulite

{Wearing: Bikini top: Ark Swimwear. Bikini bottom: Forever 21. Bag: European Wax Center. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris} {Danielle at Smith & Popov doing what she does. And me letting her.} I have cellulite. There, I said it. I’ve had it. I don’t know where it came from. I mean, I never asked it to hang out. But it did. And for years now, when I talk about it, people react the same way each time: “You’re too skinny to have cellulite.” Well, guess what? I’m not. In fact 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men have cellulite. And it affects everyone from the skinny chick to the full-figured girl. It starts to appear around ages 25-35. No amount of squats and leg lifts can send it back to where it came from. Once it shows up, it’s here to stay. Or so we thought. In the wake of my…Read More

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Jan17

All Adidas Everything and the History of the Wynwood Boombox

{Wearing: Head-to-toe Adidas from ASOS. Photographed By Milly Jane Harris} If you’re going to wear head-to-toe Adidas, including an Adidas track suit, which I scored on super mega sale from ASOS, and take a pic of it, it’s probably best to head to that oversized boom-box over in Wynwood. Some things are just meant to be. Eons ago, someone had the where with all to turn a giant slab in Wynwood into a boombox. That someone’s name was Sonni, which he originally did in 2010. Originally, it was supposed to be a camera because of it’s shape, but in a way cooler twist of fate, it became a musical homage to the city. And then someone painted over it, as these things go. Another version of a boombox made it’s way to the same slab  in Basel 2013, courtesy of Chor Boogie and Trek 6. It’s a tribute to Miami’s history with…Read More

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Jan10

Extreme Beauty: Laser Facials vs Pigmentation

{Wearing: Top and shorts set: Market Miami. Shoes: Aldo. Hat: Voyage in Style. Glow By Vivid Face. Photographed By Jorge Camaraza} See that glow right there? That did not happen on its own. And it’s not Photoshopped either. It’s a year and change of keeping on top of my skin’s foibles with laser treatments at Vivid Face. While I’ve spent a lot of time trying to get my adult acne under control, I’ve finally reached a place where I think my hormones are going to chill out for a bit. (Please don’t let me curse myself by writing that.) But now I’ve realized, thanks to years of taking birth control and then not, I have pigmentation. Can a girl get a break? Actually, yes she can. By doing laser treatments I can get rid of acne scars and uneven complexion and reduce the appearance of pigmentation. Like I’ve said again and again,…Read More

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Jan02

Stepping Out in Andre Assous

{Wearing: Jacket: c/o Tricia Fix. Shoes: c/o Andre Assous Tamsin Nappa Sandal, available at Macy’s. Photographed By Milly Jane Harris.}   Oh Miami, and our unfulfilled fashion cravings. We long to wear boots, but your sweltering temps and humidity, you make it nearly impossible. Then, Andrea Assous comes along and creates sandals with a boot-ish feel and all is right in the Southernmost State. I’m loving these Tamsin Nappa Sandals. They go with jeans. They go with dresses. They go with shorts. You see where I’m going with this. They go with everything. And you can still show off whatever nail polish on your toes that trending. Finally, someone who gets a Florida girl’s footwear needs. Thanks, Andrea Assous. This post is sponsored by TaoTronics. The thoughts and opinions, well, those are mine. All mine.    

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Dec28

Extreme Beauty: Lip Injections

{Wearing: Jeans: c/o Lilac and Lilies Boutique. Top: c/o Lilac and Lilies Boutique. Necklace: c/o Yvonne Rose. Shoes: c/o T.J. Maxx. Bag: Vintage. Hair: c/o Contesta Rock Hair. Makeup: c/o Hippy Glow. Photographed by KarGar Ohh Snap at Espanola Way.} I recently got my lips done on a routine Botox visit at Smith & Popov. We filled my pucker up with Restylane and Volbella to give them shape and a little plump-ness. It wasn’t my first time at this lip rodeo, but a year had passed since the last time and I wanted them to look slightly more full, so I dove right in. Danielle just happens to be the lip queen. She goes for a natural look. And she’s very very good at it. These pics were taken about a week after I had my lips done. I’m very happy with the results. Unlike last time, I knew what to expect this time around,…Read More

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