Aug28

August Beauty Board: Last Call Before Fall

From fragrance to face, here are the products I’m savoring before the change of seasons, some of which will make the transition nicely come fall. Scent-sational Finding the right scent for the end of summer/beginning of fall isn’t easy. Something crisp, something fruity, something with a lingering earthy note. Byredo Blanche Eau de Parfum Travel Spray is perfect because A) It travels in a chic case and B) It’s that exact combo mentioned above with white rose, neroli, blond woods and sandalwood. Sandalwood also lingers in Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique, mixed with white rose, bergamont, tonka and vanilla. It’s a scent that goes the distance. And speaking of perfume with the power to stick around, I’ve been into men’s colognes as my own personal fragrance for some time now. Why? Because the scent lasts longer, in my opinion. A combo of spicy/woody with pink peppercorn and grapefruit makes

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Aug25

500 Days of Summer

{Bikini: Zimmermann Sundown Frill Bikini at ShopBop. Turban: Vintage. Sunglasses: c/o Italia Independent. Armband: Flash Tattoo at Shopblush.com. Photographed by Maria Tettamani.} I hold on. I held on. I let go. Another summer comes to an end. And it’s so hard to let go. I never knew that I would, as an adult, have the same feelings about summer’s end as I did when I was a kid in school. Yes, I was always excited about what upcoming fall held, and I am now, too. I mean, I’m going to NYFW for the first time in my life, but letting go of summer, to stop holding her hand, to wave goodbye to her, is bittersweet. This summer was a blast. While last summer had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, this summer was a unending blast. New friendships so deep, I don’t know how I got along without them…Read More

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Aug21

Throwback Thursday

{Me, in my favorite childhood bathing suit with buttons on the side and that ’80s high cut way that only an ’80s suit can have. Oh, and that’s a perm. Yup, a perm. Thanks, Mom.} I’ve been saying I was going to do this for awhile now, because, well, this is a fashion blog and let’s face it, I’ve worn a lot of stuff over the decades—good and bad. I’ve also been watching a lot of The Goldbergs, which makes me nostalgic for my own ’80s childhood. And then I made the heartbreaking discovery the other day that something leaked into the box I saved all my photo albums in in the garage. So, now I’m kind of forced to do this, take pics of the pics from my childhood because as time goes on the black mold is starting to take over and I will no longer be able…Read More

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Aug19

Falling Up

{Wearing: Denim Jumpsuit: c/o TJ Maxx. Designer Leopard Kitten Heels: c/o Marshalls. Designer Red Crossbody Bag: c/o TJ Maxx. Belt: Shopblush.com. Necklace: c/o Shopprimadonna.com. Bracelets: Forever21. Photographed by me.} There are only five days of summer left. Five. (At this house, school starts on Monday.) Letting go of summer is like finishing the last bite of cheesecake, like reading the last page of a novel you don’t want to end, like kissing your love goodbye for the last time. But, living in Miami, it’s not exactly a formal goodbye. It’s more of an “until next time.” While the weather remains summer-esque well into December here, the mentality changes. We bid farewell to early Fridays off and constant jaunts to New York, we think twice about wearing white after Labor Day (and then do it anyway). Even harder to wrap our head around though is the idea of transitioning to a fall wardrobe….Read More

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Aug14

Just Breathe

What happens when you take a handful of bloggers and invite them to sweat and spa at Exhale at the Loews? Well, it goes a little something like this: Upon arriving at the hotel, I parked at the valet and was handed the most delicious strawberry smoothie. Then, I made my way to Exhale, which I had no idea lived inside the Loews. But it did, in April, a happy and very-close-to-my-house surprise. Once inside, we hit the workout room for a Core Fusion class. Core Fusion is a yoga, Pilates, cardio, barre hybrid. (Read: It’s killer—in a good way.) As someone who works out on the regular, I was shocked at how effective the class was (read: how out of shape I am.) I found myself trying to catch my breath more than a few times, and the next day, well, let’s just say I managed to find all…Read More

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Aug12

LOL

{Wearing: Dress: Blush maxi dress. Bag: Botkier c/o Bloomingdale’s Outlet at Sawgrass Mills. Shoes: Aldo wedges. Necklace: Vintage. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} Let’s play I never. First, I never wear the same thing twice in blog posts, which, if you think about it, is silly. In non-photographing-your-clothes world, people wear things more than once a lot. If we didn’t, we’d all be buying new everyday clothes at a rate faster than any of us could keep up with. So, I present the elusive blog post double wear. I love this dress because it’s backless and in Miami in the dead of summer, backless is like built-in ac. Next, I never ever post candid shots of myself laughing like this. I don’t know why. I laugh all the time. Mills even pointed it out to me the other day. She said, “Mommy, you laugh at everything.” I do, but when I see…Read More

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Aug11

The Supermoon Made Me Do It

{Wearing: Coverup: Vintage BCBG. Bikini: Luli Fama. Sandals: Gap. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} Scientifically, the Supermoon is when a full or new moo’s elliptical orbit is closer to Earth, making the moon seem larger when viewed from our little blue-green planet. But what it also represents, from an astrological point of view, is insight, intuition and an opening of our hearts. In layman’s terms: YOLO (you only live once). Basically, Maria, whom I do Pilates with week after week, has been screaming YOLO from the reformer behind me for weeks now. Oddly, enough, this week, it took hold. I YOLO-ed my face off. Little did I know when Lululemon invited a group of bloggers, yogis and influencers (and some of my favorite people in Miami) to come together for a beautiful Saturday at The Standard Spa, that I would do things that surprised even me. What transpired was me stepping so far out of…Read More

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Aug10

The Butterfly

“She dusted off her wings … and moved on to bigger and better things.” (Lines from my latest poem, “The Butterfly”) {Wearing: Bathing Suit: c/o Peixoto Flamingo One-Piece. Scarf: c/o Gottex. Photographed by moi.}

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Aug08

Flash Mob

  {Wearing: Flash Tattoos Lena, available at Shopblush.com. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} This past Friday, there was plenty of flashing going on at the beach. No, no, not that kind—although I have seen more than I’ve wanted to on the beach this summer. Instead, I brought a pack of Flash Tattoos, stole some scissors from a cabana boy and went to tatting up myself and my Fancy Friday crew. Sharing is caring. Why the beach? Because, the sun catches these temporary metallic tattoos perfectly and there’s plenty of surface area to stick them to when you’re wearing a bikini. I bought my first pack of Flash Tattoos a month or so ago at Blush, but didn’t try them out until I got one of the limited-edition ones applied at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. And it stayed on through thick, thin, shower, yoga sesh, sweat fest, etc … When it finally…Read More

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