I know, that title is a little more tongue in cheek that normal but c’mon…the walls are blue. I had to call it this ;) I did throw one yellow wall in “spice” it up.
It’s finally fall here in Miami and that means we’ve began bundling up to the chilly 75 degree weather. Yes, we think that’s chilly here. I will never get over how Miamians dress for cold fronts…short shorts with Uggs, tank dresses with cashmere scarves and bikini bottoms with sweatshirts (I witness all these things this past week, I swear) but what I genuinely love the most is the ability to wear boots. Yes, your feet will probably be sweaty by 3 o’clock but you’ve got to make the most of the “low temps” when you can. I love my Louboutin babies. I hardly ever get to wear them so you know as soon as the temps dropped, I took them out of their dust bag and walked them around the block. Or in this case, the Wynwood district. Continue reading
Listen up, babies…Longchamp is throwing a soiree in honor of the 20th anniversary of their iconic Le Pliage bag and YOU’RE INVITED!
It just so happens that I’m one of the hosts along with the über fabulous (and Miami’s favorite fashion blogger) Maria Tettamanti from The Wordy Girl
The two of us are sooo excited to host this event and share the fun with our amazing friends and readers…and that includes you (duh!).
is a family owned French brand and 20 years ago they create a simple market bag…you know, just some thing the Parisians could use to get their baguettes and flowers from their local stores. But of course, as we all know, anything done by the French has a certain chicness to it and voila! the Le Pliage bag became the “must-have” bag for everyone.
People began using this bag for everything from travel to work and of course, market trips.
It’s functional yet fashionable. A blend that every fashionista dreams of and seeks out.
I always knew this classic bag came nylon but the fab staff at Longchamp
showed me all the amazing options that are available with the Le Pliage bag
. Personalization, leather, in collaboration with Sarah Morris and heritage are just a few of the many catergories that Le Pliage falls into.
Their cuir collection for fall offers the bag in the most subtle leather and in the most stunning colors like this poppy one
I opted for.
I mean, have you ever seen a more vibrant pop of color in a post??
Love, love, love!
I’ve officially jumped on the jumpsuit bandwagon. The reason it took me so long to join in on the fun? Well, although I love being a tall girl, having long legs does create a bit of a problem in the jumpsuit department but thanks to Bebe, I can finally partake in one of the hottest trends to hit us since crop tops. I see jumpsuits EVERYWHERE!! What’s not to love about these fab one piece numbers? They’re comfy, chic and will take you to almost any event you’ve got scheduled. Personally they are perfect for a busy Mom on the go like me.
I can put this one and feel “put together” without having to overly think my outfit. Continue reading
It’s hot in Miami…and by hot, I mean it’s still pretty much summertime here. We’re seeing mid to high 80’s everyday with intense humidity so although the idea of skinny jeans and a nice chunky knit sweater seem super duper appealing, the chances of that happening anytime soon are slim to none. So, as many of my fellow fashionistas in Miami do, I improvise. To make fall fashion work in Miami you’ve got to be realistic about the heat and the humidity while keeping in mind that the rest of the country is feeling winter coming around the corner. The best way to balance those two worlds is to incorporate darker colors, less summery shoes (in this case, shooties) and change up the makeup a bit to give your face a little more than just a sun kissed glow.
Like I mentioned in my last post, I had 23 packages waiting for me once we arrived from Europe. I received so many fabulous goodies from some of my favorite companies including this dress from the chic 4.Collective team. I am in love with it! It’s the perfect way to incorporate some darker/fall colors without overheating in the intense Miami humidity.
The fit is what 4.Collective is know for…classic and ladylike. And the print is very contemporary and fun. Plus as an added perk…this dress happened to work perfectly with my new “babies” from the Christian Louboutin store in Zurich. The heels are a beautiful blue hue called “Eclipse” and with their 85mm heel, they are perfect for my growing “small heel” collection. And I mean, that handmade bow as a detail…when I saw that I was sold. They HAD to come home with me. Continue reading
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I’m finally back in the 305, Dade County, Pitbull’s hometown, the home of the Heat, Mee-A-mi and my personal favorite, The Magic City.
I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to be home, back in touch with our close friends, grabbing dinner at our favorite restaurants and enjoying the beautiful sunsets. It’s nice…really, really nice.
On our first day back, I was so happy to collect all my packages from our front desk. I had 23 of them. It felt a lot like Christmas at my house ;) I couldn’t wait to see what was in all of them.
In one of these packages was the Neutrogena Visibly Even Collection, an Innovative Skincare System for Radiant, Even-Toned Skin…
I was so excited to try it because, well…two words: jet lag. My face was needing a little (read: a lot) of help to recover from the long flight, the lack of sleep and the dehydration from fighting a cold. Thanks to Neutrogena Visibly Even, I was able to revive my skin within just a few days. Continue reading
I remember thinking when I was younger that you could never wear black and blue together. It was one of those silly fashion rules that I believed. Perhaps I heard it from an older, cooler girl and I took it seriously.
Fast forward to today and I stand here (actually I’m sitting) to tell you there are NO FASHION RULES!! Seriously. Colors mix and match together from every end of the rainbow as do patterns and textures.
That’s the beauty of fashion…it’s not still. It’s constantly moving and evolving to fit the times, the perception and the people who wear it.
I couldn’t believe how many posts I saw after Labor Day about wearing white. I mean…c’mon, white is a ridiculously versatile color!
Why did we ever think we could’t wear it year round?
Those silly rules and outdated mentality are anything but chic so if you really want to know what the rules are…just remember this: you make the rules! If you like it, wear it and if it makes you feel good, then you know you’re on the right track!
There is little doubt that fall is arriving at full speed here in Europe. The days are crisper, the air is drier and the sun is a more vibrant shade of orange. Soon, the leaves will begin their annual “outfit change” and start bringing out their own fall colors. Truthfully, I’m pretty excited about it. The Swiss are not as excited because the summer was indeed short and not as warm as usual but to this Miami girl, the change of seasons is something that makes me super happy. Fall happens to be one of my favorite times of the year and since in Miami we don’t really get an autumn, I’m soaking it all up and not complaining the least bit about the chiller temps.
I saw this dress in the window of H&M and was drawn to its darker, cooler colors. The cut and fabric of this dress is VERY unexpected from this “fast fashion” giant. It feels, fits and looks much more expensive than it was. Could it be that European versions sell better quality than their American counterparts? Maybe it’s just me and the fact that when shopping in Europe you just feel a little bit chicer ;) Even if it is at H&M. Continue reading
The other day I got an email from a reader (side note: I LOVE when I get emails from my readers…it truly makes my day) asking what I do to maintain my skin so wrinkle-free. Obviously I decided that this woman needed to become my best friend immediately because anyone that sees me as wrinkle-free is A-OKay in my book ;)
But truth be told, I do feel like my skin is hanging on to its youth quite well. True, genetics play a role in it but even if you’ve got Iman as a mother, you still need to invest some time into giving your skin the attention it needs.
I thought I’d share my daily skin routine with all of you and turn the tables and ask you what’s something you would 100% recommend to others about skin care? Continue reading