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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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!