Dec16

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas …

Around here, I try to keep the holidays in perspective. As kid winds down the aisles of stores and laundry lists all the things she “needs” or scans the pages of Amazon, making journal-sized lists of all the things she “wants” for the holidays, I put on my mom voice (it’s a cross between Charlie Brown teacher and something my mom used to throw out there) and remind her that it’s not about what we get, it’s about letting people know we appreciate them. As luck would have it, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Homegoods reached out and asked me to be a part of its latest blogger challenge. The mission (as I chose to accept it): To gift a few people who need some holiday cheer. With that on our frontal lobes, kiddo and I headed off into the great holiday shopping zone to pick out presents that let those…Read More

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Dec12

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

About a year ago, I made a conscious decision to stop waiting for someone to buy me flowers and just buy them for myself. And then, I made it a weekly ritual to bring something beautiful into my home. I’d hop on my bike, head to a green market, pick something that would fill my home with a bit of beauty and arrange it. And it made my space feel warmer, brighter, sunnier, which in turn brought an extra dose of joy to my life. Why wait for someone else to do that when I can do it for myself? While the whole putting-it-together aspect fulfilled some weird internal Martha Stewart craving I have, I must admit there’s something that much sweeter about having the whole package put together for you. Enter Kalla. I first caught a glimpse of the custom online flower service’s beyond cute arrangements when the brand…Read More

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Dec11

Hit the Pedals, Miami

{Wearing: Leather Jacket: Blush. Sweater: Kore. Jeans: Rebel. Booties: Bib + Tuck.} One of the best things about living in this amazing city where the weather is enviable 90 percent of the time is the ability to enjoy the great outdoors almost year-round. Lately, my favorite mode of getting fresh H20 and sucking in a little vitamin D is via bike. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a new bike in town. Citi Bike is the new mode of shared public green transportation and this weekend, its having a launch party and I’m inviting you. Hit Bayfront Park Promenade at 301 Biscayne Blvd. on Saturday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and check out what these blue bikes are all about. Sneak peek: This bike-sharing program plants bikes all across Miami that are ready to ride 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. You…Read More

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Dec01

The Fashion Side of Art Basel

      Wondering what to wear to Basel? Check out this interview I did with Societe Perrier here.

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Nov27

Happy Pumpkin Pie Day

{Wearing: Dress: Blush. Necklace: Vintage. Platform Wedges: Aldo. On Kid: Dress: Target. Moto Boots: Gap Kids.} Normally, on Thanksgiving, I launch into some rant about how it’s my least favorite holiday, or go on a tirade about how shopping on Thursday instead of Black Friday is morally wrong because it takes employees away from their family time. Basic “Ginger on her soapbox” regalia. But not today. Today, I’m just grateful for kid. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for her. And I mean that. In fact, today, I did things that shocked even myself for her. What? The specifics don’t matter. But she does. And that’s what it’s all about, finding that person in life that you would do anything, and I mean anything, for. They take up such space in your heart that you find yourself stepping so far outside of your comfort zone that it amazes even you. And…Read More

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Nov25

The Center of It All

{Wearing: Bustier: Vintage. Skirt: Style Mafia. Necklace: Rebel. Booties: Saint Laurent. Photographed by me.} It’s heeerrrreeeeee. OK, it’s not officially here yet, but it may as well be. I’m talking about Basel. That week that Miami becomes the center of the art world. The week where art, fashion, parties and sleeplessness collide. The week where I don all black, gawk at art, race around town like a pinball, file more stories than one can fathom morning after morning after night after night of zero sleep. Yup, Basel. And it will be here in less than a week. Are you ready? No, no one ever is. How can you be? Thankfully, things have improved—like we now have Uber (which means I won’t have to relive the year I rode in the trunk of a Range Rover curled up like a piece of oragami (hey, you didn’t turn down a free ride…Read More

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Nov23

The November Beauty Board

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year What do I most love about fall? Is it the changing leaves? The cooler temps? In Miami, no. None of that exists. What I most love about fall in Miami is the arrival of pumpkin-flavored things. To help me fake fall, I’m turning to these Nest products for around the abode. The Nest Pumpkin Chai Liquid Soap makes it a changing of seasons every time you wash your hands. And the Nest Pumpkin Chai Candle makes it smell like the holidays every time it burns. Speaking of smells and things that make me happy, this Modern Muse scent from Estee Lauder is a good fragrance, thanks to a blend of woods and florals, to wear when gearing up for the holidays. Pair it with my beautiful rose gold Messika bracelet (I adore how dainty it is)  and it really is the most wonderful…Read More

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Nov13

And Now in Miami Fashion News … Santika

 {Wearing: Santika. Photographed by Erin Newberg} I recently got the opportunity to meet celebrity stylist Danny Santiago in his stunning Miami home and experience his latest project: his own clothing line alongside his friend and jewelry designer Erika Pena. Its name: Santika (a hybrid of Santiago and Erika). Its look and feel: ‘70s resort with a flair for glam. Think ornate caftans, short rompers, knit bikinis, crocheted vests, stunning dresses and more. The color scheme includes flowing whites, vibrant purples, sky blues and burnt oranges. While the designs were initially meant to be worn over swimwear to and from the beach, the flowing fabrics, bright colors and stellar shapes easily make them pieces that Miami girls, like myself, will simply dub clothes, not coverups. I immediately fell in love with the collection, which will be available this month, both online at santikadesign.com, as well as at The Fontainebleau. It’s no surprise I have a thing for…Read More

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Nov11

Three is a Magic Number

{Wearing: Knit Dress: c/o Kore Boutique. Floppy Hat: c/o Kore Boutique. Booties: c/o Ecco. Photographed by me.} One thousand and ninety-five. Think of it in terms of days. Now think of it in terms of blank WordPress pages. Each week, I come to this back end of my site and I unload whatever thoughts, feelings, emotions I have pent up inside of me. And today, as Electric Blogarella turns three, I come again to a blank page. A page where I’m supposed to take three years and sum them up. It is not, by any means, an easy task. But it’s one that I do because it gives me purpose. I have come to these pages time and time again with my joys, my sorrows and I have put my life into words. I know it’s supposed to be a “fashion blog,” but, for me, it’s a diary, a documentation…Read More

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