The Finds: I Heart Miami

{MarthaofMiami.com Pin ($8), Homesick Miami Candle ($20), Homegoods Florida Notebook ($5), Alice and Olivia Beverly Sunglasses ($275)} You know what’s fun about being a Miami girl? Everything. To celebrate that, I’ve dedicated this month’s The Finds to all things Miami. For starters, there’s my “Miami Mi Amor” pin, perfect for any denim jacket pocket. And it’s from a local artisan as well. Then, there’s the Homesick Miami candle, which smells like Miami. What, you ask, does Miami smell like? In their own words: “Orange slices and cold water with lemon sipped on a hot day by the ocean. Coconut and lavender pair with patchouli and palm trees bending in the breeze.” I scored this Florida notebook from Homegoods. And, of course, Miami is right where it should be. My sunnies, a Miami staple, are from the brand new Alice and Olivia store in the Design District. And my Miami necklace, well,…Read More

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Extreme Beauty: How to Get Rid of Cellulite

{Wearing: Bikini top: Ark Swimwear. Bikini bottom: Forever 21. Bag: European Wax Center. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris} {Danielle at Smith & Popov doing what she does. And me letting her.} I have cellulite. There, I said it. I’ve had it. I don’t know where it came from. I mean, I never asked it to hang out. But it did. And for years now, when I talk about it, people react the same way each time: “You’re too skinny to have cellulite.” Well, guess what? I’m not. In fact 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men have cellulite. And it affects everyone from the skinny chick to the full-figured girl. It starts to appear around ages 25-35. No amount of squats and leg lifts can send it back to where it came from. Once it shows up, it’s here to stay. Or so we thought. In the wake of my…Read More

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Color Me and My Hair Happy

{Wearing: Swimsuit: Indah c/o Blush. Hair color: c/o Atma Beauty. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris} And here’s the post where I curse whichever relative did a swan dive into the gene pool with their early grey. While I don’t mind getting older, I do mind the effects it’s having on my hair color. Granted, I found my first grey way back when I was 14. And I recently discovered one in Milly’s hair. But these days, discovering them is a lot less. It’s more like hire a PR team to do damage control on their ever-progressing takeover. Actually, it’s more like head over to Atma Beauty to let Sheenon Olson hide them with the beauty of hair color. I recently went to the salon (as did Milly, who has bangs now), to update my look. And by update I meant hide any evidence that my 40th birthday is just around the…Read More

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Rent My Dress

{Wearing: Solace London Oxana Maxi Gown c/o Lakzya. Photographed by Jorge Camaraza} Here’s the thing about being a woman: You are constantly on the search for a dress. To wear to a party. A wedding. A dinner. A date. And once you find that dress for said occasion, (and oh what a mission that can be) you put it on, show it off, take a pic in it, post it somewhere, hang it in your closet and never wear it again. Cue a repeat of the whole process for the next party, wedding, dinner, date that pops up. The next thing you know, you have a closet full of dresses you’ll never wear again (for at least three years anyway—you know, once people forget). It’s silly. It’s time-consuming. It’s space wasting. And it’s done. Which leads me to intro-ing you to Lakzya. As in a high-end rental co that’s here in Miami….Read More

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A Reminder to Just Breathe

{Wearing: c/o Imbodhi Astra bodysuit. Necklace: c/o The Shift by Komusō Design. Photographed By Milly Jane Harris} Sometimes, when it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and everything feels out of whack and you feel like ducking and running for cover, the most important thing to do is the thing you most often forget; to breathe. It sounds so simple and yet it’s not. Our body voluntarily does it for us for a reason. If left up to us, we’d be blue in the face—a lot. When I heard about The Shift by Komusō Design, a cylinder-shaped charm with holes that allows you to center your breath by simply breathing into it, I jumped at the chance to feature it. We all need a reminder to inhale the good and exhale the bad. And this is a beautiful, zen-filled way in which to do so. Plus,…Read More

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THE FINDS: Valentine’s Day for Under $50

{Notecard Pack, White Orchid & Oud Candle, Rose Gold Heart Necklace, Message Board: c/o T.J. Maxx} I’m so excited to announce THE FINDS is back on the blog. And with Valentine’s Day but a few days away, what better time to find a variety of cute gift ideas for under $50? For this round, Milly and I stopped in at T.J. Maxx to see what would make a sweet gift. We found a packet of the cutest notecards with everything from butterflies to palm fronds. The white orchid and oud candle smelled so yummy we couldn’t pass it up. We’re both into message boards and we love how this one lights up. And would it really be VDay without a rose-gold heart necklace? The best part was we scoured all of this for $49. I know it sounds too good to be true, but check out the breakdown: This post…Read More

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Hear This

{Wearing: Leggings: Liquido. TT-BH22 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones: c/o TaoTronics. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris.}   I have freakishly small ears. There, I said it. And yes, I can hear out of them just fine, thank you. But what I can’t do is wear earbuds. They don’t fit into my ears. And on the off chance I can get them to stay, they always end up hurting after about 30 minutes. So when TaoTronics asked me to review their Bluetooth headphones, I thought, this probably won’t go very well. And then this happened: They sent noise cancelling bluetooth over-the-ear headphones. Given my “little issue,” you’d probably think why wouldn’t I be wearing those all along? Because, they hurt, too. Yup, that’s possible. They squeeze my ears against my head and then it’s just more of the same drama. It’s OK to laugh. I know how ridiculous this whole thing sounds….Read More

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Take Your Vitamins

{Wearing: Bathing Suit: Bohemian Queen Brazenly Braided One Piece c/o Salty Mermaid. Earrings: Labradorite and Moonstone Hoops c/o Lexi Jewelry. Vitamins: c/o Care/Of. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris.} Take your vitamins, people. It’s cold and flu season out there. And after spending a weekend ravaged by stomach flu (yuck), I’m hopping on the vitamin train. This year, the flu has people in a full-blown panic.  If you have kids, go outside and breathe oxygen, chances are you’re going to get something. Unless, you do things to defend yourself. Consider taking vitamins like washing your hands for your insides. Plus, your mom will be happy you did it because it’s good for you. And I’m just guessing here, but you probably made some promise to yourself somewhere around late December of 2017 to do more things that are good for you. Taking vitamins, while good for what ails you and all that,…Read More

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All Adidas Everything and the History of the Wynwood Boombox

{Wearing: Head-to-toe Adidas from ASOS. Photographed By Milly Jane Harris} If you’re going to wear head-to-toe Adidas, including an Adidas track suit, which I scored on super mega sale from ASOS, and take a pic of it, it’s probably best to head to that oversized boom-box over in Wynwood. Some things are just meant to be. Eons ago, someone had the where with all to turn a giant slab in Wynwood into a boombox. That someone’s name was Sonni, which he originally did in 2010. Originally, it was supposed to be a camera because of it’s shape, but in a way cooler twist of fate, it became a musical homage to the city. And then someone painted over it, as these things go. Another version of a boombox made it’s way to the same slab  in Basel 2013, courtesy of Chor Boogie and Trek 6. It’s a tribute to Miami’s history with…Read More

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