Mar14

An Evening With Express

{Top: Cropped Lace Tee c/o Express. Skirt: High Waist Cotton Full Skirt c/o Express. Necklace: c/o Express. Bracelets: Rhinestone Embellished Hinge Bracelet in silver and hermatite c/o Express. Clutch: Metallic Angled Cut-Out Clutch c/o Express. Shoes: Gucci. Photographed by Mayleen G of Photo Boutique.} Thursday night I got the chance to attend the Express Runway fashion show at The Raleigh (aka my favorite hotel in all of Miami Beach). The event was stellar, with a DIY tee booth, braid bar, manis, free drinks, mini grilled cheeses (which I may or may not—ok may—have eaten 38 of), models, Heat players and bloggers from near and far. Let’s just put it this way: Express went all out and it showed. I wore Express (of course) to the event, which included my full skirt (with pockets—a major selling point) that I’m absolutely obsessed with and my serious statement necklace. Upon arriving, I noticed my crop top, full skirt…Read More

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Nov22

My Date With Blush

{ Fur vest: c/o Shopblush.com. Crop top: C/o Shopblush.com. Blank NYC jeans: c/o Shopblush.com. Belt: c/o Shopblush.com.} Last week, I got the awesome opportunity to host an in-store party at Blush in Miami Beach. Lord knows I shop there every time I get a juice from JugoFresh, so I was really excited about the whole thing. My co-hosts for the evening: Annie of The Fashion Poet and Dani or Nany’s Klozet (aka some of my favorite fashion blogger sistas). The night started off by getting all dolled up in Blush. I went with a basic black outfit with a crop top and jeans. The jeans from Blank NYC fit like none other, so I was happy to find them. To give the outfit a little pizzaz, I opted for a silver belt. And then, I found it. The fur vest. Adding it to my look (complete with my midriff showing)…Read More

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Nov05

Blushin’ and Bloggin’ For a Good Cause

  {Crop Top: Shopblush.com. Harem Pants: Forever 21. Shoes: BCBG. Necklaces: Lola James. Bag: Vintage. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti} Save the date, kids. I’m hosting the Blushin’ and Bloggin’ For a Good Cause event at Blush South Beach on November 14 with my blogger sistas Annie Vazquez and Daniela Ramirez. It’s a perfect excuse for a girl’s night out with plenty of shopping and 10 percent of proceeds from the night going toward Juntos. Since I can’t stop into Blush without finding at least three things that simple MUST GO HOME WITH ME (like this crop top), I promise it will be a great night. Besides, it’s time for you to start putting your Basel wardrobe together. Of which I’ll be doing sans the Alexis sale this year, as she isn’t having one. Yes, sad, but true. It’s time to look elsewhere for our artful looks for that fateful week…Read More

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Jul22

I Survived Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

  {Me and Annie of The Fashion Poet at Agua Bendita. Photo by Getty Images} They say hindsight is 50/50. And after four days of living in the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim (the official last night is tonight), I’d like to share my secrets for forging through what is quickly becoming a big Lyrca blur. {Crop top: American Apparel. High/Low skirt: Blush Boutique. Wedges: Max Azria. Neon necklace: Lola James Jewelry. Beaded necklace: Express. Ring: Vintage. Ludlow Bag: Botkier. Photographed by Maria Tettamanti} Beauty lounges exist for a reason. Use them. The idea to host a slew of parties outside in Miami— a sweaty situation. The idea to have beauty lounges so you can touch up after dripping throughout the day—simply brilliant. Make sure to book your appointments to get your hair done, your nails refreshed and your makeup touched-up as far in advance as possible. It will be your saving grace….Read More

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Feb28

I Steal Anne Hathaway’s Oscar Hair and Makeup

As unofficial president of the girls-with-short-hair club, I was elated to see major celebs sporting pixie cuts at the Oscars this year: Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, and Anne Hathaway. And when Van Michael Miami Salon asked me to be the short hair model for their Deco Drive Oscar makeover story, I, of course, said yes. A celeb-style makeover:  that’s a no-brainer. With Leslie Munsell giving makeup transformations and Jessica Richardson killing it in the celeb hair department, it went a little something like this: Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet getting her reverse chignon updo and makeup on a la Jennifer Lawrence. In lieu of Anne’s awful high beam hinting gown, I’m wearing my vintage beaded dress and Pour la Victoire shoes. Me pretending to be Anne Hathaway, Jalene as Reese Witherspoon in old Hollywood waves, Crystal as Jennifer Hudson in sleek and straight and Annie as Jennifer Lawrence all done up. I’m rocking…Read More

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Feb13

My Warby Parker Joy Ride

{Cardigan and shorts: The gigantic new Forever 21 on Lincoln Road. Scarf: Ramona La Rue. Bag: Vintage Reign. Cuffs: Lola James.} Sunny days, art in public places, a sky blue retro beach cruiser, and a handy dandy map: the ingredients for Miami Beach Art Circuit, courtesy of The Standard Spa Miami Beach and Warby Parker. I was thrilled when both brands asked me to take their latest addition to the hotel for a spin. You see, guests at The Standard can hop on a complimentary Warby Parker bike, grab a color-coordinated map and see what Miami Beach’s art scene is all about. On a glorious Friday, with barely a cloud in the sky, that’s exactly what I did. And it was a blast. My outfit inspiration for the day: Parisian chic meets beautiful day for a bike ride. All that was missing: A bike and a pair of sunnies. Thankfully,…Read More

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Jan30

Sunday Funday With Pavan Hits Miami Style Mafia

So what happens when you take local fashion bloggers and members of the Miami Style Mafia: Daniela Ramirez of Nany’s Klozet, Ana Ortuno or Chic Streets and Eats, Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet, Maria Tettamanti of The Wordy Girl and Simonet Pereira of Miami Style Mafia and give them a Sunday funday, courtesy of Pavan? A little bit of this: Which did we have more of at brunch at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House: Pavan and champagne or chocolate chip pancakes covered in whipped cream and strawberries? That’s a tough call. But I was up for the challenge. All in the name of the Pavan Hits Miami Style contest, where bloggers vied for a chance to attend NY Fashion Week and voters were automatically entered to win a trip to France. Next stop: Bella Beach. Sun, sand and … shopping at The Orchid Boutique trunk show. Let’s also just say we devoured those racks filled with L Space, Mara Hoffman, Maaji and Maio Swim like they were…Read More

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Jun24

Your Thursday Night Plans: Fashion Bloggers Do It Better (The Summer Edition)

{Me and The Wordy Girl gearing up for the catwalk Thursday night.} I realize there are a slew of events happening this Thursday. Why, oh why, does that always happen? One week it’s dead as a doorknob, and then next, there’s a mill things happening all on the same night and you wish someone would just hurry up and market a “make-a-me” clone kit you could pick up at Target so you don’t miss a beat. Anyhoo …  This week there’s the Modern Luxury Brides South Florida & the Caribbean launch party, the Her City Card soiree at Lorie Lester Studio + Boutique and the event you need to make sure you don’t miss: Fashion Bloggers Do It Better. I’m selfishly plugging this last one because I’ll be tromping down the runway in a chic dress from GuyandGirl Boutique alongside my favorite Miami fashion bloggers: hosts Annie Vazquez of The Fashion…Read More

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Apr17

It's Fashion Bloggers Night Out at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables

Hump day just got that much better. In case you need something cool to do next Wednesday night, check this out. I’ll be at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables talking about doin’ what I do at Fashion Bloggers Night Out. I promise Karla Garcia will make you laugh more than five times. And The Wordy Girl will have on something that will fill you with envy. Did I mention there are fashion shows and shopping? Yup, those, too. Should be good times. RSVP closes on Monday, so go ahead and shoot Annie an e-mail at annievazquez@yahoo.com. Hope to see you there. Neiman Marcus Coral Gables is located at 390 San Lorenzo Ave., in Coral Gables.

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