Do Not Disturb

{Wearing: Set from Touch Boutique. Photographed by me.} The best part of staying in a hotel … jumping on the bed! But as far as the people at Epicurean know, this never happened. I’m a totally respectable hotel guest. I recently took a overnight trip to Tampa for work and stayed at the Epicurean. The place is amazing. It’s a whole hotel designed around a gourmand experience  with walls made from vintage wine boxes. Clearly, my kind of spot. I’ve never explored Tampa, so when I found out the hotel had vintage-looking cruisers, I hit the street and started pedalling. The town sits just off the water’s edge and the buildings have a charming quality that begs to be photographed. After my bike adventure, I hit the hotel rooftop bar called Edge, had a nice glass of rose and took in a rainbow after a short storm. Afterward, I headed downstairs for a…Read More



Want. Need. Must-Have: My Swim Week Obsession

{Dress: American Apparel Ponte Tank Dress. Shoes: Patricia Pratt. Bag: The Find Auctions. Bracelet: Vintage. Photographed by Angeles Almuna.} This is my last swim week post, I swear. I, too, have seen enough Lycra to make my retinas need a good heaping of sunscreen. On Friday night, the first night of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim, I threw on this red dress and made my way to the tents. This dress, by the way, is a girl’s best friend. I own it in three colors. Back to the point. The first night of shows I saw “it”—the “if I could only have one thing from all of swim week this would be it” piece. It all happened at the Wildfox show. The “it” being the blue terrycloth high-waisted Barbie suit with little cap sleeves. It was ’70s Malibu Barbie come to life. I could immediately see myself in it with…Read More



This One Time at Swim Week …

{Top: Forever21, Lucy One-Piece: c/o Wet Swimwear. Shoes: c/o TJ Maxx. Bag:  Meet Spot Crossbody c/o LANY. Sunnies: c/o Christian Roth. Photographed by Steffy Degreff.} First things first: No, I don’t think I’m Madonna or Beyonce or any other one-named celeb who can just roam the earth in a leotard and heels and pretend pants don’t exist. I started off the day in pants. I swear. Legit pants. Actually, they were knit shorts made by my buddy Karelle Levy of Krel Wear. They were purple, short-short, high-waisted and adorable. I tied up my button-up, threw on some wedges and headed over to the Wet Swimwear party at the Delano. What a fun fete. The brand was kind enough to suit me up in its adorable Lucy one-piece. The pink pop, the retro shape, the belt! I couldn’t wait to wear it. The rest of the bloggers, dolled up in Wet’s suits, and…Read More



Breakfast With Tory Burch

{Top: c/o Peixoto Flamingo One-Piece. Shorts: : c/o French Connection. Kimono: ShopBlush.com. Bag: Meet Spot Crossbody c/o LANY. Belt: Vintage. Shoes: Just Cavalli Wedges. Photographed by Simonett Pereira of Style Mafia.} When life hands you swim week in Miami in July, wear a bathing suit as much as humanly possibly. Why? Because it’s hot. And everything takes place outside. And it’s Miami. In July. For instance, I turned my Peixoto Flamingo one-piece into a body suit for breakfast with Tory Burch. I wasn’t the only one in a suit either. The models were showcasing the resort 2015 collection, so I felt like I fit right in. The breakfast was delightful. Yummy treats, mimosas and beautiful prints for the new season, all overlooking Miami Beach from the penthouse at Soho Beach House. I snapped a few pics of my favorite things, like the pineapple prints, the beautiful red patterns, awesome slip-on shoes and…Read More



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



Totes …

{Bag: c/o kensie Black Combo Floral Printed Canvas Satchel. Sandals: Mossimo Cybill Footbed Slides. Polish: Essie Plumberry.} The second-to-last trip I went on I got reprimanded by TSA for my packing skills. Granted, my ability to get about 10 days worth of outfits with coordinated bags and shoes into two carry-on bags is impressive, if not one of my stupid human tricks. But by the time I come home from said trip, the bags I’ve packed are so crammed full with what I left with, along with obviously justified  new additions, they remind me of me after dinner at Mandolin. (Read: Overflowing). Yeah, I can get it all in there, but good luck getting the bag into the overhead compartment. It’s like trying to squeeze a watermelon into a mailbox. And here’s where the problem began. TSA made me unpack my suitcase, claiming it wouldn’t fit into its allotted space. Malarky! Just…Read More



How I Spent My Summer Vacation

{On Me: Floral Shorts: Shopblush.com. Top: Tricia Fix. Necklace: Vintage. Shoes: c/o Marshalls. On Kiddo: Top: Gap Kids. Shorts: Gap Kids. Shoes: Gap Kids. Bag: Target. Floral Crown: c/o Express.} Mills came home after the last day of school with a journal called “My Summer Vacation.” The lightbulb in my head went off and I thought, we should document our summer getaway. You see, at the end of spring I asked her where she wanted to go this summer. Once she found out that Cake Boss on TLC was an actual place and not just a show, it mind-exploded her little head. The possibility of actually visiting the bakery was her be all end all. This was her trip, and I was just along for the ride, so if it was New York she wanted to see, then it was New York we were going to see. First stop: Hoboken,…Read More



My Summer Girl

  {On Me: Crop Top: c/o H&M. High-waisted Shorts: c/o French Connection. Sneaks: Converse c/o Sawgrass Mills. Necklace: Vintage. Bag: Kate Spade c/o TJ Maxx. Hat: New York Street Fair. On Kiddo: Top: Gap Kids. Shorts: Gap Kids. Hat: H&M. Necklace: H&M. Sneaks: Gap Kids. Photographed by moi.} I asked Mills late in spring what she wanted to do this summer. I told her we could go anywhere she wanted. I was fully prepared to spend the day with Mickey and Minnie and 10,000 other tourists schlepping kids around the blazing inferno that is Disney, but she shocked me when she told me she’d rather go to New York and do some shopping, see the sights and eat at a few places she’d seen on TV. Clearly, this is my child through and through. So I did it. I traveled alone with my kiddo for the first time in my life. And…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