Oct05

Bullseye …

{Moi Wearing: Leather Crop Top: Blush. Skirt: Blush. Booties: Bib + Tuck. Bracelets and Necklaces: c/o Target. Braids: Blo Midtown Miami.} In the event you haven’t heard me screaming from the rooftops this past week, I did an event with Target. And in the event you didn’t drive to Dadeland last Thursday (which, for those of us who live on the beach, is basically like visiting a far away land), to watch Ready, Set, Target Style, it went a little something like this … Why, is that Marie Claire Fashion Editor Zanna Rossi? Indeed it is, along with my latest obsession Courtney Kornegay.  Not only did Zanna help emcee the soiree, she was also a judge, along with our own Daniela Ramirez, Vashtie Kola and Rodner Figueroa. That’s me, making my big intro … in Nany’s braids from Fashion Week as a suck-up tactic. The objective: Using a classic white button-up, dress our muses for a first date…Read More

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Sep30

Ready, Set, Target Style

{Wearing a little something from Target in each of these pics.} I’ve been shopping at Target since I was like 4 (it’s one of the benefits of growing up in the Midwest—the motherland of Target). When I was a kiddo, my grandmother would take me and we’d spend endless hours in the toy aisle buying ’80s staples like Sea Wees, My Little Pony, Barbie, She-Ra, etc … As an adult, Target has become my Disneyland, a playground, if you will, for retail therapy, a place to pick up things we need for the house and a bunch of stuff we don’t and go-to to surprise Milly the same way my grandma surprised me. As a blogger, Target is what propelled me to have a fashion blog. Before WuGate the only person who tuned into my blog was my Mom with her “You go, Girl” comments. Thanks, mom. Clearly, Target and…Read More

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Sep17

Off to Market

{Wearing: Croptop: Touch Boutique. Skirt: c/o French Connection (similar here). Necklace: c/o Delicate Raymond vintage monogrammed necklace. Bag: Marc Jacobs. Shoes: Steve Madden. Flash Tattoo: Blush. Photographed by KarGar.} Attention fashionistas, there’s a new spot to shop in South Florida. From Studio LX and Blush boutiques comes Market, a spot where staples equal both comfort and style. Is that possible? Yup, it is. Tees, harem pants, white cotton dresses, tattered jeans, boho jewels and more abound at the store at 5818 Sunset Drive. The best part: Almost everything is under $100. I got a chance to shop the store along with some of my favorite bloggers prior to the grand opening. And I’ll say this much: Good stuff. There’s even a seamstress service offered so you can get the perfect fit. As a Miami blogger, I’ve made it no secret the importance of shopping local. And this is a perfect chance…Read More

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Jul09

Dive In: Escape Miami Style Lounge

{On me: Bikini: American Apparel top and bottom. Pearls: Vintage. On kiddo: Bathing suit: American Apparel. Bracelets: Vintage. Turban: Vintage. Photographed by Alexander Tamargo of @altaimages.} Fact: I spent one whole day driving from one end of Miami to the other to find props to recreate two vintage pics I found on Pinterest for this year’s Escape Miami Style Lounge exhibit. Why? I might be a tad crazy, partially obsessed and dedicated as hell. Once I get a picture in my head, I just have to see it through to the end. I chalk it up to my Aries-ness. This year, knowing I was shooting at The National Hotel for the project, I let myself get inspired by the Art Deco architecture, my love of bygone days and upcoming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. I’ll always be a retro girl at heart, and having a stylist who can whip up the best…Read More

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Mar14

An Evening With Express

{Top: Cropped Lace Tee c/o Express. Skirt: High Waist Cotton Full Skirt c/o Express. Necklace: c/o Express. Bracelets: Rhinestone Embellished Hinge Bracelet in silver and hermatite c/o Express. Clutch: Metallic Angled Cut-Out Clutch c/o Express. Shoes: Gucci. Photographed by Mayleen G of Photo Boutique.} Thursday night I got the chance to attend the Express Runway fashion show at The Raleigh (aka my favorite hotel in all of Miami Beach). The event was stellar, with a DIY tee booth, braid bar, manis, free drinks, mini grilled cheeses (which I may or may not—ok may—have eaten 38 of), models, Heat players and bloggers from near and far. Let’s just put it this way: Express went all out and it showed. I wore Express (of course) to the event, which included my full skirt (with pockets—a major selling point) that I’m absolutely obsessed with and my serious statement necklace. Upon arriving, I noticed my crop top, full skirt…Read More

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Nov22

My Date With Blush

{ Fur vest: c/o Shopblush.com. Crop top: C/o Shopblush.com. Blank NYC jeans: c/o Shopblush.com. Belt: c/o Shopblush.com.} Last week, I got the awesome opportunity to host an in-store party at Blush in Miami Beach. Lord knows I shop there every time I get a juice from JugoFresh, so I was really excited about the whole thing. My co-hosts for the evening: Annie of The Fashion Poet and Dani or Nany’s Klozet (aka some of my favorite fashion blogger sistas). The night started off by getting all dolled up in Blush. I went with a basic black outfit with a crop top and jeans. The jeans from Blank NYC fit like none other, so I was happy to find them. To give the outfit a little pizzaz, I opted for a silver belt. And then, I found it. The fur vest. Adding it to my look (complete with my midriff showing)…Read More

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Nov05

Blushin’ and Bloggin’ For a Good Cause

  {Crop Top: Shopblush.com. Harem Pants: Forever 21. Shoes: BCBG. Necklaces: Lola James. Bag: Vintage. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti} Save the date, kids. I’m hosting the Blushin’ and Bloggin’ For a Good Cause event at Blush South Beach on November 14 with my blogger sistas Annie Vazquez and Daniela Ramirez. It’s a perfect excuse for a girl’s night out with plenty of shopping and 10 percent of proceeds from the night going toward Juntos. Since I can’t stop into Blush without finding at least three things that simple MUST GO HOME WITH ME (like this crop top), I promise it will be a great night. Besides, it’s time for you to start putting your Basel wardrobe together. Of which I’ll be doing sans the Alexis sale this year, as she isn’t having one. Yes, sad, but true. It’s time to look elsewhere for our artful looks for that fateful week…Read More

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Jul22

I Survived Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

  {Me and Annie of The Fashion Poet at Agua Bendita. Photo by Getty Images} They say hindsight is 50/50. And after four days of living in the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim (the official last night is tonight), I’d like to share my secrets for forging through what is quickly becoming a big Lyrca blur. {Crop top: American Apparel. High/Low skirt: Blush Boutique. Wedges: Max Azria. Neon necklace: Lola James Jewelry. Beaded necklace: Express. Ring: Vintage. Ludlow Bag: Botkier. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti} Beauty lounges exist for a reason. Use them. The idea to host a slew of parties outside in Miami— a sweaty situation. The idea to have beauty lounges so you can touch up after dripping throughout the day—simply brilliant. Make sure to book your appointments to get your hair done, your nails refreshed and your makeup touched-up as far in advance as possible. It will be your saving grace….Read More

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Jul17

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…Read More

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