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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Jan06

Remix: The Art of an AfterParty

{My favorite vintage party dress, may it rest in peace. It put up a good fight dancing the night away at Maria Tettamanti’s wedding and then it gracefully bowed out of rotation.} Fact: If it has a dress-up angle, I’m all in. And now that 2015 is in full swing, I have the first dress-up party of the year to add to the agenda. Perez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) annual gala, Art of the Party, is coming up on January 17, 2015 and I’m hosting the after party, cooly dubbed Remix. Use my discount code and get $150 0ff the ticket price. Then, you can join me for a night of dressing up, dining on desserts, drinking libations and dancing. With Louis Vuitton presenting the event, you know it’s going to be a fashionable affair. And i’m itching to get dolled up in this Alexis dress I’ve had waiting in…Read More

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Oct05

Bullseye …

{Moi Wearing: Leather Crop Top: Blush. Skirt: Blush. Booties: Bib + Tuck. Bracelets and Necklaces: c/o Target. Braids: Blo Midtown Miami.} In the event you haven’t heard me screaming from the rooftops this past week, I did an event with Target. And in the event you didn’t drive to Dadeland last Thursday (which, for those of us who live on the beach, is basically like visiting a far away land), to watch Ready, Set, Target Style, it went a little something like this … Why, is that Marie Claire Fashion Editor Zanna Rossi? Indeed it is, along with my latest obsession Courtney Kornegay.  Not only did Zanna help emcee the soiree, she was also a judge, along with our own Daniela Ramirez, Vashtie Kola and Rodner Figueroa. That’s me, making my big intro … in Nany’s braids from Fashion Week as a suck-up tactic. The objective: Using a classic white button-up, dress our muses for a first date…Read More

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Sep30

Ready, Set, Target Style

{Wearing a little something from Target in each of these pics.} I’ve been shopping at Target since I was like 4 (it’s one of the benefits of growing up in the Midwest—the motherland of Target). When I was a kiddo, my grandmother would take me and we’d spend endless hours in the toy aisle buying ’80s staples like Sea Wees, My Little Pony, Barbie, She-Ra, etc … As an adult, Target has become my Disneyland, a playground, if you will, for retail therapy, a place to pick up things we need for the house and a bunch of stuff we don’t and go-to to surprise Milly the same way my grandma surprised me. As a blogger, Target is what propelled me to have a fashion blog. Before WuGate the only person who tuned into my blog was my Mom with her “You go, Girl” comments. Thanks, mom. Clearly, Target and…Read More

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Sep17

Off to Market

{Wearing: Croptop: Touch Boutique. Skirt: c/o French Connection (similar here). Necklace: c/o Delicate Raymond vintage monogrammed necklace. Bag: Marc Jacobs. Shoes: Steve Madden. Flash Tattoo: Blush. Photographed by KarGar.} Attention fashionistas, there’s a new spot to shop in South Florida. From Studio LX and Blush boutiques comes Market, a spot where staples equal both comfort and style. Is that possible? Yup, it is. Tees, harem pants, white cotton dresses, tattered jeans, boho jewels and more abound at the store at 5818 Sunset Drive. The best part: Almost everything is under $100. I got a chance to shop the store along with some of my favorite bloggers prior to the grand opening. And I’ll say this much: Good stuff. There’s even a seamstress service offered so you can get the perfect fit. As a Miami blogger, I’ve made it no secret the importance of shopping local. And this is a perfect chance…Read More

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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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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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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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