Tales from The New Lotus House Fashion Show

{On me: Dress: c/o Ramona LaRue. Belt: Vintage. Necklace: Frankie Miami. Shoes: Zara via Bib + Tuck. On Mills: Dress: c/o Ramona LaRue. Shoes: Target. Bag: Gap. Photographed by me.} Last week, Milly made her fashion show debut. Stylist extraordinaire Elysze Held of StyleOutoftheCity asked us to be a part of the grand opening of the new Lotus House, which included a fashion show featuring the work of designers like Arianne Brown of Ramona LaRue and Filomena Fernandez, who graciously donated their designs to the thrift store to help raise funds for its new location. Lotus House, as you may know is a charity that provides sanctuary and support, education, tools and resources to homeless women and children. It’s a beautiful organization and I encourage you to donate your unwanted items to the charity, as the funds go to these women and children hoping to make their lives a little better. It was an…Read More



Six Years Ago Today …

{On me and kiddo: Vintage jewelry, gloves and fur. Forever 21 headpieces. Photographed by me.} Six years ago today, the greatest thing that could ever happen to me did. I got the ultimate partner in crime, my littlest best friend, my dress up buddy, my photography assistant, my cuddle bug, my heart the goes walking around outside of my body. Little Miss Milly Jane was born just four days after my 30th birthday. Today she turns 6. Six! Happy birthday, kiddo. Love you more than there are words to express.  



A Hole Lot of Namaste

{On me: Vest: Vintage DIY. Top: Target. Harem pants: Metta Loving Kindness. Necklace: Mixed Bead Charm and Tassel Necklace c/o Express. On kiddo: Top: H&M. Harem pants: Metta Loving Kindness. Photographed by me.} And now, an embarrassing tale of me in my new harem pants. I’ve been obsessed with harem pants sine I met my friend Marcella Novela, who lives in them. She was kind enough to bring me back a few pairs from her yearly jaunts to Ibiza. Considering my obsession, you you can only imagine my reaction when I discovered harem pants for kiddo at Metta Loving Kindness, a new-ish shop that lives over on Sunset Harbor. Now imagine my reaction when I discovered that I, too, could fit into the kid’ harem pants at Metta. It was one of those rare moments I didn’t mind being the height of a 12-year-old. I snatched up these pairs for me and…Read More



Little Miss Manners

{Heart dress: H&M. Boots: Missoni for Target. Socks: Target. Glasses: Coastal.com.} One fashion trend that never goes out of style: Good manners. Kiddo and I had a fabulous weekend, which started with an etiquette brunch by Style Saves at the Boulan. This adorable group of Miami Beach’s next generation got the lowdown on how to sit at the table, which fork to use, even how to greet each other, thanks to Monique Graciotti of the Veritas Institute.  It was as adorable as it was informative. Afterward, Mills and I treated ourselves to Pinkberry and enjoyed mani and pedis, rounding out the perfect Saturday like proper ladies. Big thanks to Rachael Russell and Style Saves for inviting us. To learn more about Style Saves and how you can get involved in helping underprivileged kids of South Florida, check out the site.



Happy Valentine’s Day

{On me:Slip: Vintage. Shoes: Saint Laurent. On Milly:Dress: Gap. Shoes: H&M. Photographed by me.} Kiddo and I just wanted to say Happy Valentine’s Day. Cupid doesn’t need to go slinging arrows because my love is right here next to me. It’s true love in the purest form, and I’m beyond grateful I have her in my life. So today, feel the love and enjoy it.  Thanks, Owen for photobombing our pic. We still love you regardless, you little Muppet. 



The Blogger Photographer

{Sweater: Target. Distressed denim: Mossimo. Hat: Vintage. Booties: c/o  Ecco Pawi Pull On. Necklace: Vintage. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris.} So what am I doing Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon-style today on the blog? I’m getting eye-level with my photog for the day. Yup, I handed over the camera to kiddo to do some shooting. Hey, a blogger’s gotta do what a blogger’s gotta do. I’ve been enlisting the help of my new tripod, but sometimes you just need a person and not a stick to do some shooting with, and enlisting a professional photog isn’t always an option. So today, that person was Milly. It’s funny but the other night at the First Street Fashion event I got into a convo with a few bloggers about photogs. The blogger mom, boyfriend, husband, next-door-neighbor gets the opportunity to tap into their inner photog, most times whether they like it or not,…Read More



Taking the High Road With 6 Shore Road

{Me: Top: Forever 21. High-waisted tap shorts: Zara. Shoes: Steve Madden. Bracelets: Vintage. Bag:  Stella Rittwagen. On Milly: Dress: Marshall’s. Shoes: Gap Kids.} Photo by the awesomess of Kar Gar. This was the first year I took kiddo to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Her second-ever show: 6 Shore Road. The brand actually comes from designer Pooja Kharbanda and made its debut at swim shows on Monday night. Here’s why I’m telling you all of this: If you live in Miami, this is a brand you’ll want to familiarize yourself with. 6 Shore Road’s philosophy is built around clothing that goes from beach to night. And that’s a transition every Miami girl has encountered at least once (a week) in her life. The easy dresses and sheer jumpsuits can easily serve as a coverup for day. But toss on heels and a killer necklace and you’re ready for whatever happens once…Read More



The Year of the Snake(skin)

{Snakeskin maxi dress: Shopblush.com. Lucite jewelry: Vintage.} I think I might be recovering from the Lycra hangover that is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. If one swim trend got imprinted on my brain, it was snakeskin prints. They were everywhere: Beach Bunny, Agua Bendita, Poko Pano, the list goes on. I got in on it myself the second to last night of shows with this maxi from Blush. And since it’s near walking-on-the-sun hot in Miami, the whole backless aspect really works. I even dressed up Milly in her backless maxi from Tricia Fix for her first swim week show ever— L Space by Monica Wise. She sat in the front row and snapped away with my iPhone. Too cute. We were twinsies in more ways than one, though. A few months back her teacher at school snipped off her hair and donated it to Locks of Love. Milly came home and gave me…Read More



Happy Fourth of July

{On Me: Vintage-inspired Frock: c/o Shabby Apple Heart of Me Wrap Dress. Sandals: Melissa for Forever 21.} Independence Day meant a chance for this Miami Fashion blogger to play vintage picnic in the backyard with my little bestie. Cookies, fresh fruit, a fairytale and red and white frocks (mine’s from the retro-inspired online emporium Shabby Apple.) Who could ask for anything more? May your 4th be filled with barbecues, a trip to the beach, a dip in the pool, sparklers and enough little pink pills from the vet to keep your frantic Yorkies from losing it once the endless displays of fireworks begin. Viva independence. Photographed by David Marc Harris.