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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How to Make Your Lover “Blush” This Valentines Day

Oh, February….The month of LOVE! If you’ve stopped by the blog lately and/or follow me on IG, you’ve probably noticed that my love affair with the color “Blush” is hot and heavy! For as long as I can remember, I have always been an admirer of virtually any shade of pink; and although I still find flamingo pink and hot pink simply irresistible, “Blush” seems a more appropriate approach for the maturer pink lover in me.  My favorite way to describe the color “Blush” is: “Pink with a hint of vintage”. And you all know I love just about anything that can be classified under vintage!

Speaking of LOVE, Valentines Day is right around the corner and this year, instead of going for the cliche “LRD” (Little Red Dress), how about going for an “LBD”? Now every fashionista knows that “LBD” is actually the acronym for “Little Black Dress”, but for the sake of this post “LBD” will be defined as “Little Blush Dress”!

Regardless of whether you go for an “LBD” or an “LRD” fishnet stockings are a sure fire way of making your honey “blush” (pun totally intended) this Valentines Day.  And if you can get your hands on a fishnet or lace bodystocking to wear under your “LBD” or “LRD”, well, just be sure to have rag ready to wipe the drool off your Valentines face.

I’ll be sharing more Valentines Day inspired looks throughout the next two weeks, so stay tuned!

imageBlush Shift Dress: Forever 21; Black Blazer: Calvin Klein via Macy’s; Fishnet Stockings: Steve Madden via Marshalls; Black Suede Booties: Sole Society (similar, similar); Black Stone Tassel Necklace: Nordstrom Rack; Black Handbag: H & M (similar); Earrings: Forever 21; Sunglasses: Payless; Dual Flower Ring: Sale Rack. photo 2-001image_2image_1photo 5-001photo 3-001image_5image_4image_3photo 1-001

Work Style Wednesday: Striped Tee

“I have been shopping all my life and still have nothing to wear.” ~ Anonymous

It’s crazy, but its true.  Some days I wake up stare at my closet and firmly decide I have nothing to wear.  On those days I find relief and comfort in a trusty striped tee. Versatile in so many ways, a striped tee is an easy starting point to creating an effortlessly chic look. Being a lover of pattern play, I’ve come to find that when it comes to “playing well with other(s) (prints)”, stripes always win!

One very important thing to always keep in mind when mixing prints is to make sure your differing prints share similar color schemes.  Now that we’ve laid out the ground rules to mixing patterns, here are a few ideas on how to style a STRIPED TEE:

1.  Striped tee, boyfriend jeans, strappy heels and a scarf (solid or printed);

2.  Striped tee, black skinny pants, pumps and a blazer (solid or printed, if you dare);

3.  Striped tee, floral skirt, ankle booties and a solid color cardigan;

4.  Striped tee, colorful skirt, Converse and chambray button down.

Don’t forget to scroll your way down to today’s #WorkStyleWednesday feature below!

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Red Tweed Jacket: Forever 21 (old, but similar here); White/Black Striped Tee: Marshalls (identical); Black Skinnies: Marshalls (similar); Leopard Print Pumps: Ivanka Trump; Leopard Clutch: Steve Madden (old, similar); Gold/Black Tassel Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (very similar).

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Sleeveless Trench

One of my favorite additions to my Fall wardrobe has been this sleeveless trench you see here. Not only is a sleeveless trench a great way of adding light layers and structure to any look, but it’s also very much in with the oh-so popular “menswear inspired” trend this season.  As you may have predicted, I found this little gem at Marshalls and immediately fell in love with the numerous possibilities of styling it!  I stuck to basics this time around with oxblood skinnies, a white tee and chunky gladiators, but I look forward to wearing it with contrasting, more feminine pieces very soon!

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Tribal Print

Hey Dolls! I hope you all had a nice weekend!  I am simply glad that I am finally recuperating from the dreaded flu I suffered from this past week and that I felt well enough to attend my friend’s bridal shower on Saturday.  I wore this adorable tribal print fit-n-flare TOPSHOP dress.  Whenever I wear tribal prints I can’t resist the urge to accessorize with fringe! They just go together like teepees and Indians, don’t you agree?

I wish you all a healthy and productive week!

xoxo

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Tribal Print Dress: TOPSHOP, sold out (similar, similar); Fringe Heels: MIA Shoes; Fringe Detail Clutch: Steve Madden via TJ Maxx (similar, similar).

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No Way Crochet!

For those of you who like to play by the rules, have fun abolishing all your white threads from your wardrobe after the passing of Labor Day.  Will I be retiring my whites due to some antiquated fashion faux pas? No Way Crochet!

With all due respect, “I’m from Miami, Bitch!” I wear white, linen, crochet and maxi dresses when and where I want, no matter what (non-existent) season of the year we happen to be in.  That’s why despite the impending Labor Day holiday, I could not resist purchasing this gorgeous white, crochet maxi dress from Forever 21. This dress is perfect for a summer daytime date or brunch, but can also be worn in the chillier months (if they ever come to Miami) with a leather jacket or vest and closed toe booties! It’s all about repurposing people!

I hope you all are having an incredible weekend so far and please, don’t spend too much time boxing up your white threads, seriously!  Have you never heard of “winter whites”?

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White Crochet Maxi Dress: Forever 21; Leather Belt: Merona via Target

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How to Style a Graphic Tee

FABB Blogger Collaboration

Happy Friday Peeps!! I am so excited to bring you all a blogger collaboration with a few of the fabulous ladies I met at this year’s Lucky FABB Conference! I love the idea of collaborating with other fashion bloggers because it allows me to bring you all a different perspective on style and inspiration. Plus, I get to introduce you to some pretty sweet and stylish ladies!

Our first collaboration style assignment was “How to Style A Graphic Tee”!  Below are a few tips directly from the fabulous ladies you see above and don’t forget to click on the tips below to check out the breakdowns of all the other great graphic tee looks featured in this post:

Meagan of Meagan’s Moda suggests: “To add polish to a casual tee topped with denim, pair it with bold jewelry, a slim pencil skirt and strappy heels.”  

Mega of Dress Up on a Cloudy Day suggests: “For an easy way to dress up a graphic tee, pair it with a bold pencil skirt: try a midi for an on trend look.”

Thea of Ever so Thea suggests: “Look through your parents’ old clothes! I’ve found a couple staple pieces that I’m not even sure they noticed I stole.”

Kayleigh of Kayleigh’s Kloset suggests: “Style it with overalls for an edgier look.”

Laura of Have Need Want suggests: “You can dress up an otherwise casual outfit with heels and jewelry, and wearing a monochromatic outfit emphasizes the graphic tee.”

As for myself, I suggest: “Pairing your graphic tee with a feminine, flowy skirt (mini, midi or maxi), great heels and a statement necklace for a look that’s effortlessly chic and translates well from day to evening.”

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Twerkin for A Birkin Graphic Tee: StatsGeekTees; Take a Bow Full Midi Skirt: Leanne Barlow; Leopard Faux Calf Skin Pumps: Adrienne Maloof (similar here); Leopard Print Clutch: Steve Madden; Leopard Print Belt: Anne Klein; Chain Bib Necklace: Loehmanns.

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Sweater Weather

Although I consider myself an enemy of the cold, I have to admit I have been thoroughly enjoying this recent Miami “Sweater Weather”.  I just LOVE this cozy, fringe, knitted sweater I got from H&M back in August of 2013!  The fringe detail adds a fun twist to an otherwise “granny” type sweater.  In an effort to further steer clear of any type of “granny” comparison, I added a bit more funk by pairing it with some funky, chunky leopard print pumps!  VOILA! Comfy yet funky.  WIN in my fashion book!

By the way, just as I anticipated (here) and (here), FRINGE is expected to be HUGE for Spring 2014 Fashion!  So go ahead- embrace your inner Pocahontas and have fun with FRINGE in 2014!

P.S. I am currently working on a post that will feature my top rated trends for 2014, including FRINGE so stay tuned and thank you for stopping by!

Toodles!

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Fringe Knitted Sweater: H & M (old); Wine colored skinnies: Marshalls #fabfound; Leopard Print Pumps: Adrienne Maloof; Leopard Print Clutch: Steve Madden.

What I Wore: Catch Up Fashion Wrap

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving!

The two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving it seemed like life was an ongoing series of unfortunate events, so a day fully dedicated to uniting with loved ones and counting my blessings could not have come at a better time!

Now, I know its been a while since I shared any of my looks with you all so here’s a quick catch up of what I’ve been wearing lately….

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Camo Skinnies and Denim Top: New York & Company; Leopard Print Flats: Steve Madden; Wine Colored Cross-Body Satchel: Danielle Nicole; Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot.

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Striped Top and Utility Vest: Forever 21; Scarf: Gift from my wonderful mother-in-law (well future); Jeans: Old Navy; Lace Up Booties: Pour La Victoire (gifted); Handbag: Kate Spade- 2 Park Avenue Beau Bag; Studded Bracelet: Loehmanns.

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Polka Dot Button Down: Marshalls; Wax Leather Pants: MANGO; Suede Fringed Booties: Betsey Johnson; Purse: Shoedazzle; Leopard Bracelet: Loehmanns.

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Striped Top: TAHARI c/o Marshalls; Denim Jacket: Donna Karen c/o Marshalls; Yellow Skinnies: Loehmanns; Silver Gladiator Sandals: Sam Edelman; Anchor Necklace: Forever 21.