Saks Denim Bar

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Ooops…I’ve done it again. I’ve lost my patience when shopping for new jeans. I gave up and vowed to live in sweat pants. My cries must have been heard by Saks Bal Harbour and their team at the Denim Bar.
Enter Leslie, whom I shall call my personal denim concierge, to the rescue. Continue reading

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Beauty of Spring

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(This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect. I received the products mentioned plus compensation for this post. All opinions and pictures are my own).
What does Spring time in Miami mean? Well, for starters it means less crowds (after Spring Break of course)…and trust me, all us locals jump for joy when that happens. Less crowds also means more beach space and that’s what I love about Spring time in Miami. Being able to head to the beach and carve out a large area of sand for me and my family/friends to enjoy. There’s nothing better than spending the day under the sun and finishing off the day with drinks and dinner under the stars. Continue reading

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BONBON

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Shout out to the fabulous people at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour for sending this new fragrance my way from Viktor & Rolf. It’s called BONBON and it’s as delicious smelling as the name implies. It’s a beautiful and feminine scent that is absolutely perfect for springtime. First off, the packaging is fit for a princess so you know they had be at the bow. It’s a delicate blend of tangerine, black currant, orange, orange blossom, jasmine, peach, guaiac wood, cedar wood and caramel. For me, it’s just begging to be worn out at to an elegant evening event or an outdoor wedding. I can picture it now…a balmy wind in the air, the sun setting, a big white  tent housing a beautiful candlelight interior and a live orchestra playing a little Sinatra. Oh yes…this perfume would be perfect for such a soiree…

Now, if anyone has an invite they’d like to send my way…I know just what I’d wear:

Viktor & Rolf Springtime Fashion

 

XOXO,
Martha

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Going Places

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(This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Evenflo & Latina Bloggers Connect. I received this car seat plus compensation for this post/review. All thoughts are genuinely my own.)
Fact: I do things in haste…mostly because I’m short on time lately (see: Mia). When this car seat arrived, I took it out of its box and didn’t see the instructions (which were safely tucked away in the back of the seat). I assumed the peeps at Evenflo thought, since I’m a mom, I should be a wiz at installing a car seat sans instructions. Turns out, thanks to this car seat…I am.
I can not state just how simple it is to install. I, without instructions, was able to install this car seat in under 10 minutes. No joke. Easy peasy.
Of course once it was all installed, I found the instructions and laughed (and double checked my work…better to be safe than smarty pants).
We (Mia and I) have had the Evenflo Platinum Symphony LX car seat now for about a week and we are totally in love with it.
Here’s why… Continue reading

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Boyfriend Jeans

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Fact: Motherhood has made me a HUGE fan of casual wear. I know, I know…me, the Princess. But it’s true. It’s not that easy keeping up with a 10 month old in stilettos and ball gowns so when the boyfriend jean trend hit, I did a jump for joy (in my flats) and immediately went on a search to find a pair that would romance me the way a boyfriend should ;)
I loved these from Armani Exchange because they’re very comfy, the perfect length for me to roll them up and even though my husband thinks they give me a big booty, I like their fit. It’s supposed to be a casual relaxed look…not a vavavoom look.
I’ve seen a lot of bloggers pair their boyfriend jeans with heels and I personally think it looks fabulous but for this post, I paired them as I do almost always: very simple, Miami style.
Actually, this look is pretty much easy like Sunday morning…which happens to be exactly when I wore it. Continue reading

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Bebe Spring Fling

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Last week was chalked full of events and Thursday was no exception. Bebe invited me to partake in their “Bebe Spring Fling” which included a meet and greet with supermodel Nina Agdal.  I was treated to a new outfit by Bebe to wear for the soiree. I loved their entire Spring collection but immediately gravitated towards this flowy maxi dress with a sexy back and cutout sides. Personally, I hope that maxi dresses never go out of style because I could live in them. There is a certain elegance that goes with them and of course, the comfort is unbeatable. This dress was perfect in every department. The pattern was fun and different, the material flowed with the Miami wind and the cutouts allowed me to show just the right amount of skin. I paired it with flats for a super easy Miami chic look.
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Friends + Wine= Fun

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{Maya King, me, Ria Michelle}

Innovation is key in any new product launch. You’ve got to create something that people didn’t know they wanted and you’ve got to make it good.
And I’ll be honest, I was a bit apprehensive about trying out a “wine in a can”…(that’s the wine snob in me coming out) BUT I really did enjoy the wine invention that was created by Friends Fun Wines. It’s delicious and totally portable!
Since I’m admittedly a (wine) snob, the fact that the beverage is made in France is a big plus for me. It’s also not full of artificial sugars and with only 6% alcohol, this is one yummy adult beverage I won’t feel guilty enjoying (especially since I’m still nursing Mia).
And as the name implies, this drink really is meant to be shared with friends. This would be perfect for brunches at my house (yes, you’re invited), pool parties, boating trips and pretty much every other activity under the sun.  Thanks to Friends Fun Wines for hosting such a nice night out at the Delano…I really enjoyed sipping and tasting all the flavors, catching up with my favorite boo, Ria Michelle and getting to know the funny Marysol Patton (from the Real Housewives of Miami).
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Hey Shorty

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“…it’s your birthday. We’re going to party like it’s your birthday…” Well, technically it wasn’t my birthday but it was my hubby’s and this is what I wore to celebrate it. We had a super early (parenthood makes you an unofficial “early bird”) at our favorite South Beach restaurant, La Gloutonnerie and because his birthday fell on a Wednesday, it wasn’t really a dress up affair. I kept my look pretty casual although I like the idea of “dressing” up shorts with heels. Given the right style, it can be a very preppy chic look. Continue reading

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Big City Moms

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So in case you don’t know (really?!), I’m a new mom. Almost exactly 9 months ago, I gave birth to what would be my best gift ever. And almost exactly a year ago, I was attending the Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower (see post here) to learn all that I could before my bundle of joy arrived.
Well, the Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower is back in Miami on Tuesday February 4th and I (along with little Mia) will be checking it out to stay on top of all trends baby. I love seeing what’s new in the world of eco-friendly toys, organic nutrition and baby technology (yes, that exists).
If you’re a mommy to be or a new mom like me and would like to attend, use the code “MARTHA” for $10.00 off the price of admission. Now you can’t say I never did anything for you ;) Continue reading

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9 Months on, 9 Months off

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I gained 45 pounds while I was pregnant and I made a pact with myself that I would not stress out too much about losing it. I would just work out, eat healthy and try to give it time. All my good friends would tell me how fab I looked (even though I knew I still had a long way to go) and remind me that it took 9 months to put on the weight, so I should give my body 9 months to take it off. That sounded like an eternity a couple months back, but such is life with a new baby that the days turn into weeks and into months faster than you can change a diaper.
Blink and 9 months is almost here and voila, my friends were right. I can comfortably fit into my old clothes…like, I’m not even gasping for air while wearing this dress. Major improvement! I wore this dress to last night’s Etro fashion show at the beautiful Perez Art Museum of Miami. And even though this dress is an oldie (but a goodie), the cobalt blue was right on trend. See, investing in good pieces is always the way to go. Continue reading

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