Breakfast With Tory Burch

{Top: c/o Peixoto Flamingo One-Piece. Shorts: : c/o French Connection. Kimono: ShopBlush.com. Bag: Meet Spot Crossbody c/o LANY. Belt: Vintage. Shoes: Just Cavalli Wedges. Photographed by Simonett Pereira of Style Mafia.} When life hands you swim week in Miami in July, wear a bathing suit as much as humanly possibly. Why? Because it’s hot. And everything takes place outside. And it’s Miami. In July. For instance, I turned my Peixoto Flamingo one-piece into a body suit for breakfast with Tory Burch. I wasn’t the only one in a suit either. The models were showcasing the resort 2015 collection, so I felt like I fit right in. The breakfast was delightful. Yummy treats, mimosas and beautiful prints for the new season, all overlooking Miami Beach from the penthouse at Soho Beach House. I snapped a few pics of my favorite things, like the pineapple prints, the beautiful red patterns, awesome slip-on shoes and…Read More



Mara Hoffman is the Queen of Swim Week

{Dress: Mara Hoffman Racerback Maxi Dress c/o Zappos.com. Headpiece: So Good Jewelry. Cuff: Flea market find. Bag: Hunting Season. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} There, I said it. After days of looking at tribal prints at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim, none can hold a candle to those created by Mara Hoffman. Her colors, her patterns, her shapes, her textures—they are untouchable. Every year I look forward to her show, like hundreds of other fashionistas. Is it the boho factor that sucks us in? Perhaps, but I think it’s also the added extra fashion element. We see her cover-ups and know we won’t just be wearing it to the beach. It’s going to be our Saturday day/night dress, too. She gets a Miami girl’s style. And this year was no exception. This year Hoffman broke her mold. She changed up her game. The fictional globetrotting bohemian who inspires her looks (who last year took…Read More



Totes …

{Bag: c/o kensie Black Combo Floral Printed Canvas Satchel. Sandals: Mossimo Cybill Footbed Slides. Polish: Essie Plumberry.} The second-to-last trip I went on I got reprimanded by TSA for my packing skills. Granted, my ability to get about 10 days worth of outfits with coordinated bags and shoes into two carry-on bags is impressive, if not one of my stupid human tricks. But by the time I come home from said trip, the bags I’ve packed are so crammed full with what I left with, along with obviously justified  new additions, they remind me of me after dinner at Mandolin. (Read: Overflowing). Yeah, I can get it all in there, but good luck getting the bag into the overhead compartment. It’s like trying to squeeze a watermelon into a mailbox. And here’s where the problem began. TSA made me unpack my suitcase, claiming it wouldn’t fit into its allotted space. Malarky! Just…Read More



How I Spent My Summer Vacation

{On Me: Floral Shorts: Shopblush.com. Top: Tricia Fix. Necklace: Vintage. Shoes: c/o Marshalls. On Kiddo: Top: Gap Kids. Shorts: Gap Kids. Shoes: Gap Kids. Bag: Target. Floral Crown: c/o Express.} Mills came home after the last day of school with a journal called “My Summer Vacation.” The lightbulb in my head went off and I thought, we should document our summer getaway. You see, at the end of spring I asked her where she wanted to go this summer. Once she found out that Cake Boss on TLC was an actual place and not just a show, it mind-exploded her little head. The possibility of actually visiting the bakery was her be all end all. This was her trip, and I was just along for the ride, so if it was New York she wanted to see, then it was New York we were going to see. First stop: Hoboken,…Read More



My Summer Girl

  {On Me: Crop Top: c/o H&M. High-waisted Shorts: c/o French Connection. Sneaks: Converse c/o Sawgrass Mills. Necklace: Vintage. Bag: Kate Spade c/o TJ Maxx. Hat: New York Street Fair. On Kiddo: Top: Gap Kids. Shorts: Gap Kids. Hat: H&M. Necklace: H&M. Sneaks: Gap Kids. Photographed by moi.} I asked Mills late in spring what she wanted to do this summer. I told her we could go anywhere she wanted. I was fully prepared to spend the day with Mickey and Minnie and 10,000 other tourists schlepping kids around the blazing inferno that is Disney, but she shocked me when she told me she’d rather go to New York and do some shopping, see the sights and eat at a few places she’d seen on TV. Clearly, this is my child through and through. So I did it. I traveled alone with my kiddo for the first time in my life. And…Read More



So This Just Happened …

  {Sandals: Sam & Libby Silver Sandals. Polish: Essie Plumberry.} I own silver Birksenstock ish sandals. How in the hell did this happen? Well … I’ve always run in the other direction of ugly shoe trends. I staved off Uggs, Crocs, platform sneakers. I even said no to overalls (which I know isn’t a shoe, but still). I’ve even gone as far as to take a pair of Birkenstocks owned by someone I know and throw them in the trash as I was picking out other shoes for them to wear because I refused to spend one more minute in the company of hideous hippie shoes. So, when buddy Maria Tettamanti showed up with them at the beach one day, I said no. No, no, no. But then fellow blogger Jana of OJ and Cigs started wearing them on her blog and Instagram, and it piqued my interest. The next time…Read More



Beauty Board: Creams, Candles and Chemical-Free Concoctions

Glowing, Glowing, Gone My dermatologist recently told me I was too tan. And just when I was starting to feel like a golden goddess, too. I guess that means it’s time to cover up more and fake it with Hampton Sun Airbrush Bronzing Mist and Xen Tan Flawless Logic Shimmer. Both go on easily and give me the color without the side effects (wrinkles, sun damage, skin cancer). And they smell good, too. Speaking of sun, trying to keep my makeup in place in Miami in the summer is like trying to play catch with Jell-O. (Read, ain’t happenin’.) Eve Lom Sheer Radiance Translucent Powder helps me prepare for battle before stepping out in the heat, by locking in my makeup and giving me a glow. Find it at Neiman Marcus. Because the heat and sun damage are such issues, I’m trying to be kind to my pores with Napoleon…Read More



What’s Your Story?

I’ve always had a thing for lockets, I guess what I love is how they conceal something inside. And when I discovered Living Lockets from Origami Owl, it was love at first sight. How cute, a see-locket, where you get to choose its insides to create a story of your life. Adorable. It’s why I named it the best gift ever. A few weeks ago the creator behind the line came to town and I got to sit down and talk with her. Bella, a recent high school grad, is the brains behind the now multi-million dollar company. She’ll head off to college this fall, where I asked her what she plans to study. Her answer? Business. But with the success of her jewelry company, a company she literally started with $350, something tells me she could teach the classes in her business track herself. Bella was kind enough to…Read More



The Hallway

{On me: Top: H&M. Skirt: Nanako. Shoes: c/o French Connection. Necklace: Vintage Avon. On Milly: Dress: Mimi and Maggie Dress c/o Hugs & Hissyfits. Bow: Laneybug Bowtique c/o Hugs and Hissyfits. Shoes: Gap. Photographed by me.} On our recent trip to New York (more to come on that), Mills and I found a cool hallway with mirrors and an elevator and decided to do a little shoot—she especially wanted to wear her new boho dress, so I indulged her (and myself). Besides, it was pouring down rain and rainy days in New York lend to indoor activities. I haven’t figured out how to travel with my tripod because it’s too big to fit into my suitcase, so I set up shop with a stool and some books and took these.