Blush Maternity

I swore I wasn’t going to buy any maternity looks this pregnancy but truth be told, this Blush Maternity dress looks like anything but maternity. It’s a dress that can easily be worn pre/post pregnancy. It has a simple tie in the back letting you adjust the tightness which also helps give it some shape. And of course, there’s the color…it can not be more summery. It’s a fabulous color that seems to work on basically everyone. I wore this simple number to a dinner and it was a big hit. Paired with some gold and black accessories, it was an easy choice for this preggo mama. Continue reading →

Keep It Simple

Simplicty is the most complicated thing to accomplish…or so I’ve been told although I have to admit, since becoming a mom, simplicity is my middle name. That’s why I love dresses so much, they keep things simple. Now that I’m flaunting a little baby bump the notion of simplicity is even more important. I want pieces that I’m comfortable in, can chase my two year old toddler in and will allow me to maintain my personality. This look is super simple and thanks to the elastic waistband (yes…elastic waistbands have become my best friends), I’ll be able to wear it for at least another month (or two…or is that wishful thinking??).

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Summer White

White…you are just a perfect color, aren’t you? I mean, there are summer whites, winter whites, fall whites, spring whites…
Truth is, you can’t go wrong with white (or black but that’s a different post).
It just looks polished and clean. I got this dress at Ann Taylor for a steal (it’s linked and still on major sale) and I loved it immediately.
Not only does it “camouflage” my baby bump (who knew white could camouflage), it moves so nicely when I walk. And you know I love me some girly dresses.
Pretty sure “fit and flare” was created for me.
On a side note, Ann Taylor has a lot of fabulous dresses on sale right now (here) and if my belly wasn’t getting bigger with each passing day, I would be jumping on those sales immediately. Continue reading →

Nicole Miller

Little fun fact about this dress, my mom purchased it to wear at my rehearsal dinner almost 8 years ago.
She ended up wearing a different one and this beauty sat in her closet for a couple years before she rediscovered it and gave it to me.
I waited for the right occasion to wear it and as you know, I have a ton of dresses, so sometimes the perfect moment can take a year (or 5) to arrive.
Fast forward to our dear friends Mario & Gilles’ wedding this past month. They are one of our chicest friends and when they invited us to their wedding, I knew I had to find something that was a little bit special and definitely up to their standards. So, this Nicole Miller dress was the perfect choice.

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Patio Dress

I love me (especially now) a free flowing easy dress…especially in the hot summer months. You’re able to basically walk around naked and no one will know…except you ;)
I loved the fit and the fun tie-dye look to this Shibori patio dress by Banana Republic.
And it has pockets. I think we don’t need to go into just how fabulous it is to have pockets.
Banana Republic is doing an amazing job lately with their new collections. This is one of several dresses that I picked up while browsing their summer collection. Marissa Webb has done a tremendous job on giving this classic brand a new and trendier vibe while staying true to its roots.

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Walk on By

I almost never post pants…because I’m the dress queen of course but when I saw these linen pants at J.Crew I felt the need to get them because they just seemed so effortless and they have an elastic waist…which for a preggo lady is a big deal. I’m 4 months pregnant now which is why I’m starting to look a little more “round” so these pants work perfectly. They are not maternity pants but with their forgiving waistband, they will certainly work for me. And let’s be honest, shopping for maternity clothes is hard and I kind of want to be buying pieces that I can use now and later. I’m not saying these linen pants will make it till I’m 9 months but hey, I’ve been stocking up on trapeze dresses for that ;)

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Behnaz Sarafpour

I have a lot of dresses…so many that some of my fellow fashion bloggers have dubbed me “the Dress Queen”. I know, I know…it’s actually kind of a cool title, right?
But it’s true, I am pretty obsessed with dresses and given that in Miami a dress can be a year round staple, it’s no surprise that I am full stocked with dresses of every length, color and fabric.
I actually got this Behnaz Sarafpour dress in NY a couple of seasons back and I had every intention of wearing it to an event but I got pregnant and thus the dress sat in my closet for a couple of years. I finally took it back out because I had thought I could wear it to my friend’s wedding but now I’m pregnant again and so this dress will not make it to that event but it did finally make it to the blog…so I’m calling it progress!

Miami Beach Guide with Quinny Yezz

{Ready to take you on a tour of our city}

When the über chic team from Quinny reached out to me and asked if I could showcase the city I love while giving the new Yezz stroller a stroll, I immediately signed on. I mean, I get to include two things that I love dearly with this post, my daughter Mia and my beautiful city, Miami Beach. It was a match made in mommy heaven. These are my top four (4) spots in Miami Beach, all of which will provide you with a different view and vibe of our little tropical home.
Traveling around Miami Beach with a child is made infinitely easier with the Quinny Yezz. Some of these places are crowded and require you to be able to maneuver around people easily…and thanks to Quinny Yezz’s four wheels and compact size, you’ll be weaving in and out of tourists like a real local.
So let’s get our five point harness secured and get this show on the road!

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Skater Girl

Sorry if I just conjured up an Avril Lavigne song with that title…but I thought the title fit (although I can’t say the same about that song). Anyway, I love me some skirts and dresses with a skater cut.
It’s fun, flirty and super feminine…which is kind of how I like to describe myself ;) Anyway, I got this skater dress at Armani Exchange a while back which is why it’s got longer sleeves but I just got around to wearing it (problems of a shopaholic).
I love the way it moves when I walk…kind of made me feel like I had a Beyonce worthy wind machine following me around.
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Zip It

There’s something about zippers on clothing…it makes it feel a little extra sexier, daring and adventurous. Take this dress from 4.Collective…it’s just your normal classic silhouette but that zipper that runs all along the side of it makes this dress stand out from your ordinary wardrobe staple. It’s always great to have classics (and trust me, that’s so my style) but it’s also nice to make some of these classic pieces become a little more contemporary in style and attitude. Also, that hemline is definitely adding a little extra sass to what could very well be a work dress. That’s why I love this line so much…you can go from work to happy hour to dinner with your love without doing so much as having to reapply your lip color.

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