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



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



Spa Me

{Dress: Shopblush.com. Necklace: Vintage. Bracelet: Touch Boutique. Bag: Vintage. Shoes: Steve Madden. Photographed by Maria Tettamani.} This is me joyfully escaping to Lapis at The Fontainebleau. Here’s why … Saturday morning, my house: 11:07 Kid is in the shower not washing her own hair because she wants me to do it for her. 11:14 I discover my Yorkshire Terrorists have thieved a bag of chocolate chips and eaten I don’t know how many. 11:16 I call the vet who tells me I have to give them hydrogen peroxide to get the poison out. 11:17 I am officially covered in hydrogen peroxide that the dogs want no part of drinking. 11:17 and 30 seconds: Kid is loudly inquiring why I still haven’t gotten her out the shower. 11:21 Dogs are now sick all over my rug from the hydrogen peroxide (which was the point), though the rug was not my preferred…Read More



A Pose a Day

{Top: Roca Chica Scallop Bikini Top c/o Athleta. Bottom: Roca Chica Scallop Swim Short c/o Athleta. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti of The Wordy Girl.} I’m so excited about the upcoming Athleta yoga class at 1111 Lincoln Road on Saturday, June 21, it’s inspired me to do something new: One pose a day for the rest of the month, which I’ll be posting on Instagram (@gingerharris) from now through June 30. Here’s my first, a toestand variation. And while I’m twisting myself up like a pretzel, I’ll be listing one thing I’m grateful for, too. After all, that’s what yoga is all about. It’s not just the physical practice. It’s the mental part, too, bending your mind into new shapes and realizing what you’re capable of. Namaste, and I hope to see you on Saturday. The party gets started at 9 a.m. with brunch and good times after. Bonus pose!  



Get Active

{Bikini top: Ring Back Top c/o Mi Ola. Bikini bottom: Striped Boyshort c/o Mi Ola. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti.} I’m thrilled to say I’ve been asked to be a Mi Ola brand ambassador. I first worked with the brand to celebrate my 36th birthday and show off some of the yoga moves I’ve been working on for more than a decade now. And now the brand has asked me to help get out the news about their amazing suits that fit with an active lifestyle. And guess what? You can be a Mi Ola ambassador, too. If you are an outdoorsy/active chick who digs getting your movement on in a bathing suit (because you surf, play volleyball, do yoga, swim, etc … ), reach out to the brand on its Facebook page and let them know. You could get a free suit to show off your active-ness. And speaking of getting active, if you’re…Read More



It’s Summertime

{Bikini top: c/o Peixoto Totoro bikini top. Bikini bottom: c/o Peixoto Alda bikini bottom. Sunnies: c/o Christian Roth Fly Girl in Crystal Clear. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti of The Wordy Girl.} It’s unofficially summertime in Miami, and I’ve got the breeze in my hair, the waves at my feet, this Pexioto bikini and unlimited Fancy Fridays to face three months of unbelievable hot. I’m not really sure how it’s already summer again. Is last summer (aka bummer summer) a year behind me already? It is. And thank god. Giant portions of last summer sucked. I had to learn to be on my own for the first time in 13 years. And that’s rough terrain. But there were defining moments, mostly including Lauren Gnazzo, Soho House and this cute guy I met with beautiful blue eyes. He knows who he is. So here it is, another summer, but this year I’m looking forward to it and all…Read More



Carefully Treading Shark-Infested Waters

{Tank: c/o B.O.A.T. (Best of All Time) Attire Bikini bottom: Maaji c/o The Orchid Boutique Sunnies: c/o Italia Independent} Recently, two things happened simultaneously: bloggers Karla Garcia and Mayleen Gonzalez asked me to be a part of their blogger collaboration for their B.O.A.T (Best of All Time) Attire line (a brand inspired by Shark Week, but created with the idea that it’s cool to wear boating attire long past the summer), and my bestie Maria Tettamanti announced she’s going shark diving—a “to do” on her bucket list. The common link between the two: the green shark’s jaw on my tank. And the realization that I don’t actually have a bucket list. I could chalk it up to my delusional fantasy that I’m invincible, blame it on my lack of thrill-seeking or the fact that I swear i’m still 21, but the reality is, at 35, it’s time to make a list of things I want to see and do…Read More



Almost Famous

{Famous Mackenna slogan tee: c/o Shopblush.com. Bikini: c/o Vitamin A. Sunnies: c/o Italia Independent.} Check out this sneak peek of the 2014 line from Vitamin A. The eco-friendly bikini (it’s made from Repreve recycled fibers) is perfect for the beach and not bad for the environment either. Environmentally friendly bikinis are kind of brilliant. Before we know it, all the famous celebs out there will be wearing them, making it a win-win for Mother Earth and fashion. And speaking of famous, this cute slogan tee from ShopBlush.com made me think while I was wearing it. I mean suppose someone comes up to me and says, “Oh yeah, what are you famous for?” So here’s a list of my accomplishments that might land me in the big time (you know, just in case someone asks): Famous baker: I can make berry muffins and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies like nobody’s business. Famous…Read More



I’m Flexy and I Know It

{Yoga pants: c/o Wear Me Out Classic V Front Capri. Yoga bra: c/o Wear Me Out V Back Action Bra.} Thanks to The Wordy Girl for the uber funny title … but seriously, after an almost four-month hiatus from yoga, I’m back. It’s so easy to get out of the cycle and yet so hard to get back in. But at the end of the day, it’s about making time for what’s going to bring you to a better place. And for me, that’s yoga. It’s my de-stresser. The 60 minutes I can turn my phone off, hide form the world and just breathe. I don’t know how I let that slip away, but I’ll be sure not to do it again. As for my new yoga gear from Wear Me Out, it’s just another motivating factor to get me back on the mat and keep me there.   Photographed…Read More