Dreaming of Spring

We had a cold front come through Miami last week and let me tell you…it was a harsh reminder to appreciate our warm weather and enjoy it…always. Even when we’re soaked in sweat because the humidity is 150%. Naturally, after the two day winter passed, I couldn’t wait to get back into my short dresses and sandals. Amazing what a couple of 50 degree nights will do to a Miami gal (if you’re rolling your eyes at me, I don’t blame you). I ran to my local Intermix and picked this beautiful silk dress from Equipment. It’s the perfect springboard to Spring…see what I did there? I love the soft design, the beautiful pastel hues and the ease of wearing silk. Seriously…if it’s not cotton or silk, I’m not sure I want to wear it anymore. Somehow you just feel better in natural fabrics…or is that just me being the epitome of a Princess?
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Sam & Lavi Obsession

I told you guys here that Sam & Lavi would be a label that was going to start showing up more in my closet rotation and sure enough…here it is up on the blog again. There’s something so easy and chic about this ensemble. The pants are silky smooth and the top is full shoulder and cropped…a perfect combo in my book. Sam & Lavi is definitely LA born but the label works beautifully with Miami’s winter weather. Both items will get a lot of use individually (especially the pants) and in my opinion, they’ve got quite a bit of  longevity with their style. Not so trendy that you won’t use them next season but trendy enough to be on point with their cut and fit. Continue reading →

Vanessa Bruno Athé

Hey babies…finding dresses that work with my long torso is super tough. Often times, the waistline hits much higher than it should making most dresses look super short on me…which would be okay but depending on the cut, it can look like I’m wearing a kid’s size. Anyway, flash forward to this dress from Vanessa Bruno’s Athé line…yes, it’s short and it could probably hit a little lower on the waist BUT I love it. It’s fun, flirty and the embroidered print is such a great mix of colors. It’s a very easy dress to enjoy and wear. Perfect for a day time lunch in Wynwood. I paired it with my little suede booties to give it a little more bohemian vibe although this dress would also look great with ballet flats for a more Parisian look. If I was going to anything like SxSW or Austin City Limits, I would probably take this little number along for the ride. Continue reading →

Kick off to NYFW

I’m not going to NYFW…frankly, my schedule nor my warm Miami blood could handle it but that doesn’t mean that I’m not super excited to see all the latest trends popping up on my feeds. There will be a ton (more like a million) bloggers there covering the shows, sharing their picks and of course, posing for the photographers. They’re all waiting to be snapped for the coveted “street fashion” shots that will be published in magazines and websites worldwide.
I’m not gonna lie…seeing your picture in a respected publication is really a big deal so I totally understand why people work to perfect their look just for the photographers outside the shows. One good snap can make a big push in your numbers, readership and of course, your personal brand.
Anyway, the point to this is IS…if I was going to pull an outfit for NYFW, it would probably look a lot like this.

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Sam & Lavi

Fact: my husband doesn’t understand fashion like this. He was throughly concerned as to why I loved a “shapeless” dress so much. Clearly he doesn’t get “it”. When I saw this dress, I knew it HAD to come home with me. The effortless cut, the fun print and the short sexy hemline…I mean, it’s a win-win-win if you ask me. There’s something very fresh about wearing a dress that’s not meant to be hugging your every curve. A dress that moves and bounces with your walk and doesn’t constrict you. It’s so easy to wear yet I feel very feminine and chic in it. I know I can always count on you babies to get “it”….right?

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Walk Like a Parisian

For starters, let’s just say that the title “Walk Like an Egyptian” never really made any sense to me…but walking like a Parisian, well, that makes absolutely perfect sense to any fashion loving girl.
The Parisian women have the “it” factor while keeping it simple.
Three things I’ve found can help you achieve this look: black, flats and Chanel.
You always can tell Parisian women because they’re not done up in flashy and bling. They’re simple, understated but always, always chic. This is my best attempt at pulling in some of that French inspiration as a Miami girl. It’s a simple but everyday look that not only makes you feel girly and polished but also ready for just about any place you’re heading to. Continue reading →

Miami Winter

Hey babies, I hope you’re all getting ready for the holidays (or for some of you…already celebrating). Can you believe that this year is coming to a close soon? I can’t. But then I say that every.single.year. Time flies when you’re having fun…or just having a life for that matter. We’ve been spoiled with pretty much perfect weather all month and although I can’t say that it puts you into the spirit of the holidays (I mean, some carols will NEVER make sense here) I do love that I can still wear sleeveless dresses in December.
This little number came from local Miami girl Simonett Pereira’s line Style Mafia. I absolutely loved the collar, the print and the fit. I wore it once already during Art Basel and I can see that I’ll definitely get some use out of it during this “winter” season.

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Get Over It

I finally got my first pair of OTK boots…that’s over the knee for those that don’t know. Why did it take me so long? Well, for starters, I wanted to pick out a pair that would be casual enough to wear around during the day. OTK boots during the day?? Yep…it CAN be done. I think there are a lot of options out there for OTK boots but I liked this pair from Vince Camuto the most because they’re suede and have a fun (but comfortable) heel. Had I gone for a super high stiletto and a different fabric, the look would have been totally different and in my opinion, getting dangerously close to Pretty Woman…if you know what I mean. I find that OTK boots can be very sexy…and for some it’s just too much sexiness to handle but not with these boots. I think they did a fab job of being sexy and cool at the same time without making me feel uncomfortable to wear them during the day. Continue reading →

Rainy Day Woman

I have a confession to make…I’m slightly (read: highly) obsessed with jackets. Give me a rain coat, a trench coat, a swing coat, a puffer, a parka or a cape and I’m a very happy camper.

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your view point) I live in Miami Beach where wearing a jacket is a rarity. When a cold front comes in (cold front being anything less than 72 degrees) we Miamians break out our jackets and wear them with pride.  I know, it’s kind of silly but we got to do what we got to do in this tropical weather.
When the team from Joules reached out to me to review their jacket and wellies, I jumped on the chance…I know I won’t get a chance to use this ensemble that much here in Miami Beach but these boots will be fabulous in Switzerland and this lightweight (super portable) jacket is actually perfect for a truly chilly Miami night. Continue reading →

The Art of Denim

Oh babies…can you believe it? Another Art Basel is upon us and this year it seems like everyone wants to be a part of it…including clothing companies. I mean, wearing beautiful clothing is like wearing art so it seems like a match made in fashion heaven if you ask me.
AG Jeans in Aventura Mall is hosting a fabulous soiree dubbed “The Art of Denim”on December 4th from 6pm-9pm and I would love for you to come by and join in the fun.
There will be delicious treats, drinks, music and art. They’ve got a wonderful lineup of local artists displaying their talent and of course, some hot Miami fashion bloggers to mingle with ;)
Who you ask? Moi, the stunning Ria Michelle and the chicest Greek I know, Maria Tettamanti.
Come hang out with us and let’s gab over the latest denim fashions (I mean, AG Jeans is the king of denim), the random celeb spottings (wait? Who was where when?) and how we can’t wait to take a vacation after Art Basel is done ;) Continue reading →