Mar02

The World’s Largest Selfie

That’s me, in an un-retouched bikini selfie. For a lot of women (myself included), that’s slightly scary. There’s something lovely about adding filters to anything where you are mostly undressed. It’s comforting. But the reality is filters don’t follow you around in life. And instead of hiding ourselves or covering ourselves with fake lighting, we should be proud of what we’ve got. Let’s show off what God gave (or didn’t give) us, what we work for at the gym, our badges of honor from bearing kids. With that in mind, I’m really excited to talk about my next project. There have been a lot of un-retouched selfie movements lately: celebs with no makeup, the #belfie … The next one to come along is happening right here in Miami Beach. Aerie is hosting the world’s largest unretouched selfie. To gear up, I took this pic of myself in the backyard. And…Read More

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Mar02

Spring Cleaning

{Cleanse: c/o Bikini Cleanse.} It’s March, which means bathing suit season is officially here in Miami. I try to do a cleanse around this time of year always to reprogram my system and to get geared up for spring. And now I have even more reason to: My annual bday shoot is coming up and I want to look and feel my best. As for my cleanse, I’ll let you know how it goes next week. It’s a seven-day process, so wish me luck.

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Feb27

Glam.com on Where to Spring Break in Miami

Here’s are a few stills from at my latest YouTube video, where Glam.com, The Fashion Poet and I show you the best places to stay for spring break in Miami Beach. It was a great chance to show off what Miami Beach, my home, is all about. Plus, I got to snoop around some of my favorite hotels and cool little nooks on the beach. To check out the whole video, be sure to click here. To get what I’m wearing, find my Hot Pink Metallic Bodycon Crop Top c/o Blush here and my Elan White Semi-Sheer Pants c/o Blush here.

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Feb19

Getting Booted

{Riding/Rain Boots: c/o Melissa Shoes Lincoln Road. Leggings: Lululemon. Sweater: Gap. Photographed by me.} Clearly, I brought the cold back with me from my vacay. This throwback Thursday boot pic from Breckenridge, Colorado became less of a flashback and more of a fashion must this week when the temps in Miami plummeted. It’s so cold, I actually turned the AC off and debated hitting the heater in the on position. What I most love about the jelly boots from Melissa Shoes, specifically the new permanent store on Lincoln Road, is that they transition from riding boot to rain bootie with the flip of a few snaps. And they were on super mega sale, too, with an additional 20 percent off. While the need for warm boots won’t stick around in Miami for much longer, the fact that they transition into a rain bootie means I’ll be wearing them more often…Read More

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Feb18

Dear, Me …

{Wearing: Lace Jumpsuit: c/o Kore. Shoes: Vintage Yves Saint Laurent from Consign of the Times. Bag: Vintage Oleg Cassini. Photographed by Erin Newberg of MsErinsita}  I recently read a post on Facebook that said, “If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in only two words?” Two words is really a lot for me. Well, I guess I mean not a lot. I’m a minimalist when it comes to everything except words. But if I had to cut it down to just two, I think they would be, “Let Go.” When I look back on my younger years, I’m shocked at the ballsy decisions I made and that ability to just let go. So, it’s not the younger me I would give that advice to, but more the me that was a bit older. At just 22 years old, I packed up everything I owned,…Read More

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Feb16

Snow White

{Wearing: Vintage maxi dress. Photographed by me.} I haven’t seen snow in more than two decades—23 years to be exact. I left the snow in Kentucky and moved to Florida when I was 14 and I managed to avoid the cold and everything that comes with it for more than half my life. Why? After you grow up in the frozen tundra that is the Midwest, you tell yourself, well, if I never experience this again, I’m OK with it. And then the time comes when you long for a change of environment, something so different from the beach and sand and sun and surf you see day in and day out. And you start to wonder what it would feel like to actually wear a sweater to stay warm, a place where wooly hats are donned not as fashion statements, but as a means of staying warm. As a…Read More

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Feb12

I Heart Marsala

{Clutch: Kate Spade Bonjour Monsieur Clutch c/o Sawgrass Mills. Candy: Godiva Cherry Cordials c/o Sawgrass Mills. Makeup: Bare Minerals XOXO Kit c/o Sawgrass Mills. Lipstick and Liner: Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing in Bravado and Liner in Thistle c/o Sawgrass Mills. Photographed by me.} {Bra and Matching Panty: Calvin Klein c/o Sawgrass Mills.} As luck would have it, Pantone’s Color of the Year just happens to co-inside with Valentine’s Day. Marsala, the shade of the season, is a deep red, making it a go-to for the heart holiday. I stopped in at Sawgrass Mills and stocked up on all sorts of V-Day essentials in the shade. What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolate? My first stop was Godiva for delish cherry cordials wrapped in Marsala-esque packaging. And at $10, it was a total steal. Kisses and Febrauary 14 go together like Cupid and arrows, so I stopped in at BareMinerals for the…Read More

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Feb05

Women, Wine and Shoes

{Wearing: Dress: Striped Bodycon Dress c/o Blush. Cape: Vintage. Belt: Vintage. Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Pratt -F c/o Joanna Paige. Bag: Hunting Season. Photographed by Erin Newberg of MsErinsita} Yesterday, I had the pleasure of lunching at Women, Wine and Shoes. It was my first year at the charity affair, so I felt a need to step up my shoe game. I decided on these little Jeffrey Campbell numbers from Joanna Paige and let them dictate the rest of my ensemble. The cape was an afterthought, inspired by one of my favorite fashionistas, Elysze Held. She’s always in something black, dramatic, amazing and usually one-of-a-kind. I secretly long to be her (if and when) I grow up. Of course, she was there in her Valentino Rockstud pumps, looking fab as always. In a sea of vintage Channels, Charlotte Olympias and Choos, my pumps held their own. And if it was shoe porn…Read More

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Feb04

An Afternoon at Perez Art Museum Miami

{Wearing: Dress: c/o Kore. Vest: c/o Kore. Belt: Vintage. Bag: Chanel. Shoes: Valentino. Braid: Blo Midtown Miami. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} Quick: What’s black, white and arty all over? Me in Kore at Perez Art Museum Miami. I spent the afternoon at the museum yesterday enjoying a lovely lunch with Vacheron Constantin, the new luxury watch brand in the Design District. I’ve never been a watch-wearer, but the brand set up an exhibit of timepieces that dated back to the 1800s, and I actually found one that struck a chord with me. It was, of course, dripping in diamonds and had an Art Deco vibe. And instead of a traditional band, it was on satin. What I loved most about it was how it looked and felt more like a beautiful piece of jewelry than a watch. It, and the rest of the display, were amazing. Add in Miami’s perfect…Read More

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