Escape Miami, Your Swim Week Lounge Lifeline

{High waisted retro-inspired bikini: The Orchid Boutique. Turban and jewelry: Vintage. Hair: The amazing Todd at Van Michael Miami Salon. Photographed by Mayleen Gonzalez of Photo Boutique.}

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is almost here. The parade of models, a barrage of bikinis, braving the inevitable rains while ducking in and out of the tents, surviving the humidity while trying to keep your makeup from sliding off your face, selecting shoes that are tromping around in the sand appropriate—yes, Swim Week and all its little idiosyncrasies cometh. It all officially kicks off Thursday.  So when you spy that 500th model in the 1,200th bikini and your Moet from the the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge runs low, fret not. Just Escape. To Escape Miami. The style lounge is a retreat from all things swim week at The Sagamore hosted by Peroni Italy and fellow blogger babe Annie Vazquez.

The best part (aside from it being open to the public and featuring beauty treatments, a DIY jewelry table, tan touch-up bar, stylist consultations and street style photo shoots), Annie awesomely rounded up a bevy of Miami fashion bloggers, 30 total, to shoot our interpretation of Miami beach style in the first-ever swim week street-style shoot dubbed “Summer Crush.” The pics will be on display at Escape Miami Style Lounge.

For my look, snapped by the awesome socks Mayleen Gonzales, I went for a retro Miami Beach feel with an homage to my favorite beach activity: Fancy Friday.

Be sure to RSVP so you can see the pics and give yourself a much needed escape from the swim week activities you’ll surely be drowning in.

The lounge is in full effect Saturday, July 20 from noon to 5 p.m. at 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

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