Escape Miami 3

Last weekend I attended the third annual Escape Miami Style Lounge & Pool Party organized by The Fashion Poet and all I can say is, damn that girl (Annie) sure knows how to throw a party!

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As if spending the day with one of my dearest BFF’s (Jackie) wasn’t epic enough, we spent the day “VIP-ing” at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand while indulging in complimentary massages, makeup applications, nail and braid bars, henna and metallic tattoo applications and fashion illustrations by The Architect of Style.  Not to mention all the goodies up-for-grabs provided by pop-up shops from local brands and designers such as LYFE Brand (too cool for school), Love Strung (gorgeous jewelry), MIA Shoes (love them) and Flair Miami  (super fun Miami themed tees)!

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And what would a swim week event be without a poolside fashion show? Local designers and boutiques such as DBrie, Bianca Colleti, Lume Swimwear and Please Don’t Tell Shop showcased this summers hottest trends in swim and casualwear!

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You didn’t think I was going to let you all go without talking about “What I Wore” now did you?!

Anytime the dress code calls for fun, fearless and fashion forward, I put my stakes on Nasty Gal!  Before embarking on the search for the perfect Swim Week look, I had already decided that I wanted to wear all white (summer’s hottest trend). But most importantly, I wanted a look that would stand up to the unbearable Miami heat!

This “9 to 5 Cutout Blazer Dress” was the answer to my hot and sweaty prayers!  White, hot (resistant), sexy and chic all twisted into one! Thank you Nasty Gal, you never let me down!

esc13 9 to 5 Cutout Blazer Dress: Nasty Gal; Nude/White Tassel Heels: Shoedazzle; White Clutch: ZARA (sold out); Gold Necklace: Rocksbox (use Code: sunfunfashionxoxo) .

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Body Confidence

In the spirit of Miami Swim Week I figured what better time to share a swimsuit look here on Sun Fun Fashion? Now, to be perfectly honest, these photos were shot back in November 2014 while vacationing the Motherland a/k/a Nicaragua. So why now, over 6 months later, have I decided to share this post?

Well, the truth is I’ve never felt very comfortable in a swimsuit and those of you who know me pre-Sun Fun Fashion, know very well that I have always dealt with weight issues.  I have gone from fat, to chubby, to thick, to thin, and back to thick again.  There has not been one day from the day I came into this world (at a whopping 11 pounds) that I have not spent “battling the bulge”.

I’m a 30+ year veteran in this battle and I am proud of how far I have come. I am nowhere near thin, I have stretch marks (gasp), dimples on my thighs and itty bitty titties, but I am healthy and most importantly, I am happy!  So the question is, why not share these photos with the world? Why not inspire women to love themselves flaws and all?

The fact of the matter is that there is always going to be someone thinner, fitter, taller or bustier.  Stop comparing yourself to everyone else.  I can assure you that Instagram model you consider to have a “bikini body”,  has insecurities of her own.

So, let’s cut the anxiety out of an article of clothing that is supposed to represent fun and relaxation.  This anxiety is all consuming and will prevent you from enjoying the warm summer months (or years if you’re from Miami). Remember, the most flattering thing you can wear to the beach or pool this summer, is CONFIDENCE and sunblock of course!

I hope this post will inspire you all in the way that Annie Vazquez’s (a/k/a The Fashion Poet) post Dare to Bare: Embrace Yourself inspired me! Like The Fashion Poet,  I decided not to retouch any of these images so you can see it like it is.  All good!

Thank you for stopping by!
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Dalia Top: WET Swimwear; Jenna Bottom: WET Swimwearimage2 image5 image6