Good Hair (Every) Day

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{Shirt: J. Crew vintage cotton tee in Spanish}

Having long hair in Miami is no easy task. I mean, I have to deal with humidity, rain, salt air, intense sun and the blowdryer on a daily basis. Long hair in Miami takes a beating and I’ll be honest, I’m not always the kindest to my hair. I’ll pull it back when it’s wet, do a hot blowdry on it to get it dry faster, leave it in a ponytail for a full day and more….so when RICH hair care offered to send me their collection to try, I was like “oh yeah…bring it on!”.
I’ve been using these products for two weeks now and between us gals, I wasn’t expecting much…I mean, how often have you purchased a product that promises miracle results only to be sadly disappointed?
I have. I’ve done it a lot…epsecially with hair care so I wasn’t keeping my hopes too high when the package arrived. Obviously the products proved me wrong (or else I wouldn’t be here writing this post). And by proved me wrong, I mean they gave me the side-eye, looked at my hair and said “girl, we so got this.”
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Little White Dress

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It’s no doubt that white is the new black. I mean, it’s everywhere. Fashion from every end of the spectrum is embracing the pure chicness that is clean, crisp white. Believe it or not, it was really hard to NOT pair this dress with a “pop of color” or something truly bold but in the end, I’m was happy to keep things a little more low key and muted and truly let the white shine. I saw this shirtdress in the Gap window and immediately was drawn to its feminine cut and super light fabric. This is such a winning piece in my eyes. I will get a lot of use out of this dress here in Miami and also while in Europe this summer. The style is very classic and paired with wedges, flats or even Keds, it’s a great look for an easy stroll by the waterside. I kind of wish that Gap made this shirtdress in more colors because I can see myself wanting to live in it all summer long. :) Continue reading

Overall Situation

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One of the best things about blogs is that you can find styles that you love on real (aka not models) people. I love finding looks on other bloggers that will work for my height and long torso so it’s always fabulous when I check out my gal’s blog The Wordy Girl because Maria and I have a similar built. I know when she wears something I can almost count on it fitting me too. That was the case with these overalls. I saw them on her blog post and I immediately thought “those would totally fit me too!!”. I’m so happy that I ordered them because honestly, I love them. I want to live in them. Can overalls please stay in fashion forever?? And much to my surprise, my husband wasn’t totally against them. They were not, in fact, man repelling. Maria wore hers with killer heels and she looked very casual chic. I love that look but I opted for a more weekend wear look and paired them with my most favorite shoes of the season, striped espadrilles. Continue reading

Flipping Out

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I’m late to the Threadflip bandwagon and that’s because I’m a master at procrastination…but after many, many months, I finally found the time to clean out my closet and send away my items to the Threadflip warehouse. Once they arrived, their white glove service had my items photographed, measured and listed…thus creating tons more closet space for me to fill with the money from my sold items ;)
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Anyway, it’s beyond easy to use their white glove service and I highly recommend it. Click on the link, they send you a bag to fill and you send it back to them.
Before you know it, you’ll be selling that dress you knew you’d wear but never did.
While I was checking the status of my online sales closet, I happened to stumble across this skirt and I knew it HAD to be mine. I was lucky enough to get it for a steal (I almost felt guilty) and thankfully, it fits beautifully. It’s a party skirt, but honestly…isn’t life one big party anyway? I wore it out for a semi-casual dinner and loved feeling dolled even while wearing a t-shirt. Continue reading

Dear Mia

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My darling Mia…you’ve had your first turn around the sun, 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days and yet it all seems to me like one blink of an eye. Your birthday started on a hot Miami morning. Daddy was heading to go play golf (he was almost out the door) but I told him not to leave because I thought you might be on your way. It was Cinco de Mayo and you already knew you couldn’t miss a party. My type of gal ;)

We took a walk with the doggies, scared a few people in the elevator (they thought I was going to give birth right then and there) and then called Trudy (our doula) to come meet us at the hospital. We checked in around 12:30. We had a fun time waiting for you. We breathed, we listened to new age music, we laughed. Miss Andy brought some cookies for everyone to enjoy. The doctor very patiently waited and didn’t interrupt us. You were working hard to arrive and I had faith in you. I knew that you’d come when you were ready. At 6:23pm, you were greeted with a great big “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” from our awesome nurse, Paula. And after that, your life began with us and I, for one, was changed forever. Continue reading

Epitome Spa

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There’s a saying that bigger is better…and I agree that sometimes it’s true BUT when it comes to getting pampered, I prefer to be in an intimate, boutique type of setting and perhaps that I what I love most about Epitome Spa in Coral Gables. I first met the lovely Soumia, owner of Epitome Spa, when I was looking for a way to get my body back into pre-baby shape. I had heard of a technique called “endermologie” and was intrigued at the process. Soumia met with me and explained it in detail. After that initial consultation,  I couldn’t way to try it out and honestly, I’m so grateful I did. I underwent 10 sessions and I can tell you that I genuinely SAW a difference in the shape of my thighs and butt. It’s non-evasive, totally natural (no injections, chemicals or pills) and pretty much pain free. Best part, Soumia is officially trained by LPG (the company that founded endermologie) and she just happens to be one of 2 spas in the Miami area with the latest (and greatest) endermologie machine. Having spent so much time at the spa, I got to really enjoy (and learn) about other extensive and tried & true methods of beauty. Check out my thoughts on what else Epitome Spa offers… Continue reading

Blessed Be

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This past weekend we celebrate Easter…it’s a holiday that is special for me because I love the amazing service at my church (Trinity Cathedral, you guys are awesome!) and it’s day for me to apply an extra dose of gratefulness to my prayers and actions. And this year, more than any other year, I was grateful for a lot. Starting with my beautiful family. The three of us. We’re a team. We’re a unit. We’re three peas in a pod. We’re birds of a feather. We’re a tribe. We are family. It’s an amazing feeling to be able to go to church and celebrate Easter with MY family. A family that Ivo and I created. It’s not the one we were born into, which we love more than the world, it’s the tiny slice of heaven that belongs only to us and her name is Mia. It just doesn’t get any better than that… Continue reading

Still Going


(This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Evenflo & Latina Bloggers Connect. I received this car seat plus compensation for this post/review. All opinions are genuinely my own.)
I wanted to do a follow up on the car seat review because I had some great emails come in from it. Just for reference, this is the Evenflo Platinum Series LX carseat…here’s a direct link for all the specs and here to purchase.

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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.
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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