Soooo Miami

If you follow me on Instagram you may have caught on to the little love affair I’ve been having with flamingos!

There’s a certain nostalgia about flamingos that just tickles me pink! Flamingos bring back childhood memories of family trips to the Miami Metro Zoo, where upon entry patrons were greeted by flushing flocks of flamingos! I remember my fascination with the different shades of pinks and corals radiating from their feathers, as well as my admiration of their flirty, one legged stance.

I also love that flamingos are just soooooo Miami! I dare you to find a postcard from Miami that doesn’t have a flamingo somewhere on it. So whether it be thoughts of my childhood or thoughts of my hometown, flamingos have the power to make me feel some type of way.  So why not wear them emblazoned on my blouse, T-shirt, handbag and necklace?

photo 1Flamingo print blouse: Express; White A-Line Skirt: Halston Heritage via Amazon; Sunglasses: ALDOLeather Fringed Clutch: Steve Madden via Marshalls; Sandals: Yves Saint Laurent.

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Blush, Grey and Leopard

I simply cannot get enough of “Blush” these days and one of my favorite ways to pair this soft, neutral hue is by pairing it with my all-time favorite neutral, LEOPARD!  Yes, leopard is a neutral and if we can’t see eye to eye on that, then we may need to reevaluate this whole relationship.  :)

This A/X leopard print skirt pairs beautifully with shades of blush due to its perfect palette of leopard and grey- which happens to be my second favorite neutral to pair blush with.  Any shade of camel, tan or nude would come in third! I glammed up the look by adding gold details from neck to toe!

What do you think?

blush1Blush Blazer Vest: Forever 21; Black Top: Forever 21; Leopard Skirt: A/X (similar); Gold Pumps: ZARA; Blush/Champagne Handbag: Tory Burch; Gold Bar Pave Ring: Express; Gold Chain Bib Necklace: Baublebar.blush3image_1blush 4image_2

 

 


Work Style Wednesday: LBD Remix

Today’s Work Style Wednesday post features ONE very work appropriate LBD remixed in TWO perfect “work to play” ways.  Which look is your fave?

Speaking of faves… It’s my fave day of the week! Work Style Wednesday! Don’t forget to check out the swoon worthy work style looks shared by all the professional fashionista’s that linked up to this week’s Work Style Wednesday Blogger Linkup!

All Black Black Shift Dress: Marshalls; Bib Statement Necklace: Baublebar; Black Lace Studded Booties: Shoedazzle (similar); Black Mini Handbag: Express.basel2Black Shift Dress: Marshalls; Snake Print Jacket: local Miami boutique (closed); Oxblood Handbag: Marshalls; Oxblood Booties: Express;


Work Style Wednesday! Little White Dress (LWD)

Hey Dolls! I write to you from Orlando, Florida where I will be working around the clock for the next three weeks!  Forgive me in advance for the lack of blog posts/Instagram posts within that time period.  I do however, have every intention of keeping up to date with Nathy and my  “Work Style Wednesday” Blogger Linkup! [Fingers crossed]

Today’s Work Style Wednesday look features a dress you’ve seen before here, reinvented!  You can reinvent just about any ensemble by simply varying your shoe, handbag and accessory selection! Simple!

I hope you all have a happy humpday and don’t forget to see what other fabulous Work Style Wednesday looks are featured this week on our blogger link up!

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White Shift Dress: Marshalls ; Gold Pumps: ZARA; Handbag: Louis Vuitton ; Gold Chain Bib Necklace: Baublebar.

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Black Widow Baby

Now here’s a look featuring a dress so nice, I bought it twice!  You’ve seen this dress before in white here and I felt so stylish and comfy in it that I could not resist purchasing it in black as well.  I love the modern cut, loose fit and POCKETS!! I love any dress or skirt with pockets!  I added my touch of edge by accessorizing with this incredible statement necklace and black lace/studded booties!

I gotta admit, I felt kinda bad ass in this outfit! Stylish and dangerous, a lethal combination.

What makes you feel confident and bad ass?

All Black

Black Shirt Dress: Marshalls (very similar); The Courtney Bib Necklace: Baublebar; Black Lace/Studded Booties: Shoedazzle (old, but similar and similar); Black Mini Handbag: Express

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Fancy Wednesday: Birthday Wish List

So tomorrow marks 31 years of beautiful chaos! Yup tomorrow is my birthday!  I’m normally not the Birthday Wish List type of person, everyone who knows me knows that ACCESSORIES are one of my favorite gifts to receive, followed by food and drink.  However, it being Fancy Wednesday and all I figured it was only appropriate for me to share the gadgets that are currently tickling this birthday girls fancy! As usual, click on the pic for shopping and purchase information!

Adidas WatchJagger Edge Iphone Case

Stella McCartney Wallet

Baublebar Headphones

Forever 21 Barbie Doll Varsity Jacket

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Fashion Happy Hour

This past Sunday I attended my first ever Fashion Happy Hour event! Fashion Happy Hour is a monthly event  that brings together bloggers, artists, photographers, designers and fashion enthusiasts for a chance to shop, network and socialize!  The venue varies from month to month and this month Fashion Happy Hour took place at none other than the very hip Catalina Hotel in Miami Beach!

The pool, which aptly accommodated a runway was surrounded by pop-up shops care of local designers and vendors such as MV Trend Jewelry, Wild Orchid, TAudrey and Genuine Aura to name a few!  There was live music, libations provided by Voli Vodka as well as ONLI flavored sparkling water, my new favorite non-alcoholic beverage!  I tried the Black Tea Tangerine Ginger flavor and was instantly hooked!  Try it out, its light and refreshing!

Now what would a fashion happy hour be without a fashion show, of course?  The gorgeous models of D.A.M.A. Modeling, Etiquette and Pageantry School cat walked down the runway featuring summer looks courtesy of KM Swimwear, ALX Couture and Nany’s Klozet Para Melao.

Sure shopping, sipping and dancing on a Sunday Funday afternoon are hard to eclipse, but my favorite part of Fashion Happy Hour was the people I met and the connections I made!  I had the pleasure of meeting the very sweet, smart and fashionable Nathalie of Earnestyle Blog whom I look forward to building a blogger buddy friendship with!  I was also thrilled to finally meet the uber successful and genuinely lovable Daniela Ramirez of Nany’s Kloset who was showcasing her very own collection for the Venezuelan brand Melao.

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Floral Flamingo Mint Muscle Tee: Lyfebrand; Ivory Sheer Grid Skirt: Concrete Runway; “The Courtney Bib Necklace”: Baublebar;  Metallic Ankle Strap Sandals: American Rag via Macy’s; Clutch: ZARA.

Overall, I had a great time at this month’s Fashion Happy Hour!  Although it was hotter than all hell, I felt appropriately draped in my Lyfebrand Flamingo muscle tee and Ivory Sheer Grid Skirt from Concrete Runway (both local Miami vendors)!

Although you will rarely catch me sporting an updo, I knew I wanted/needed to wear my hair up to avoid “Afro Puff-ation” so I turned to Pinterest and Youtube for tutorials on D.I.Y. updo’s.  What do you think?

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Thank you Fashion Happy Hour for the invite!  I look forward to the next one!

Toodles!

Bright and Bold

Hey Dolls! Happy Friday! I hope your weekend is bright and full of bold choices, kinda like today’s #ootd! I have the (very much needed) day off today! Spending the day with my sissy at The Biltmore Hotel & Spa! Awwhhhh… Happy Weekend!

Bright and Bold Summer Fashion

Ruffle Bottom Bold Print Dress: Peter Pilotto x Target; Yellow Handbag: ALDO Shoes Frattapolesine SatchelCaged Lace Up Heels: Nine West; Blue Bauble Bib Necklace: Baublebar

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What I Wore: Weekend Fashion Wrap

MONDAY

Miami has had seriously delightful weather lately and although I wouldn’t go as far as saying it feels like fall, I’d say there’s a nice crisp in the air. Crisp enough to tolerate the look and feel of a light denim jacket. A denim jacket is so versatile and efficient, you can literally throw it on top of any outfit for an effortlessly chic finish. It’s also the perfect piece to transition those summer maxi dresses into fall! I am in love with my Donna Karen #fabfound denim jacket from Marshalls! I didn’t leave my house without it this weekend!

MONDAY 2
Denim Jacket: Donna Karen c/o Marshalls; Black Skinnies: Lucky Brand c/o Marshalls; Zebra Print Blouse: ZARA; Rose Gold Pumps: Ivanka Trump (similar here); Arm Candy: Loehmanns; Rose Gold Watch: Burberry; Necklace: Baublebar; Rose Gold Belt Buckle Ring: Michael Kors; Sunnies: ALDO Shoes.
MONDAY 1
Denim Jacket: Donna Karen c/o Marshalls; Animal Print Maxi Dress: Girls Will Be Girls; Purse: BCBG c/o Loehmanns; Rhinestone Thong sandals: Dizzy c/o Loehmanns; Sunnies: Rayban.