Head-to-Toe Fall Faves

Today’s look is comprised of my Head-to-Toe Fall Faves!

1.  Wool Fedora – Perhaps my #1 favorite Fall accessory! Perfect for Miami’s sunny fall weather! Look fierce while protecting that gorgeous skin from the sun!

2.  Blood Wine Lips – Bold, bloody lips scream Fall and I can’t tell you how many compliments/questions I get about this lip color combo.  To achieve this look I use a MAC lip pencil called “Currant” and a Wet-n-Wild lip color called “Sugar Plum Fairy” #908C.

3.  Dual Pearl Studs – As seen on virtually every single fashion blogger in the universe at the moment, these dual pearl earrings are the perfect combination of femininity and edge and I just can’t put them down!

4.  Chambray (Denim) – Denim, chambray and more denim! Head-to-toe denim a/k/a The Canadian Tuxedo is one of Fall 2014’s most popular trends and this light Chambray button down from Forever 21 is the ideal tone to pair with slightly darker denim to achieve that perfect Canadian Tuxedo look.

5.  Leather- Leather is a no brainer for Fall, but full blown leather leggings in Miami’s “Faux Fall” are still impossible to endure (maybe in January), therefore these black leggings with faux leather paneling are the perfect alternative!

6.  Wedge Booties– I have to admit wedged boots are something that have slowly grown on me.  Comfort is perhaps the #1 reason for my newfound love of them.   Living in Brickell and working in Downtown call for a heavy pedestrian lifestyle and I can walk for miles and miles in these rock star-ish Vince Camuto wedge booties.

Also wearing: Gold Shark Tooth Necklace; Tan Envelope Clutch; Wraparound Leather Cuff Bracelet; Pave Criss-Cross Ring; Shark Mouth Midi-Ring.

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Sky and Calyann’s New Beginning

So if you’ve stopped by lately then you already know that Mondays are normally dedicated to What I Wore: Weekend Fashion Wrap. However, although I fully intend on sharing what I wore with you, today’s post is dedicated to an event I attended this past Saturday which merits it own blog post!

It was an evening full of surprises at Sky Watson and Calyann Barnett’s baby shower! It all began upon arrival at the unique and romantic photo studio/ event space located in Little Haiti. As you approach the entrance, you think you’re walking into your typical empty warehouse turned venue with four walls and a dance floor. Needless to say, this was not the case. Upon entry guests were directed to the outdoor area of the studio where tables covered with beautiful satin, cream-colored linens were set over a beach sand floor, yes sand. Surprise number one, you have been transported to a sandy beach in the Caribbean.

The guest tables were surrounded by elegant gold, silver and clear Lucite chairs and topped with individually unique centerpieces made with an array of romantic candles, white hydrangeas and crystal trees with hanging bubble terrariums. There were two gazebos beautifully draped in white flowing fabric and crystal chandeliers, one where the jaw-dropping six layer cake (plus 5 mini cakes and dessert shooters) were placed and the other hosting the main table where the fab soon- to- be parents were seated. Dinner was a delicious buffet of Caribbean fare including various curried meats, Jamaican rice, roti and macaroni pie just to name a few dishes. There was a DJ and photo booth fully stocked with a variety of props, including Calyann’s favorite – elaborate headpieces.

Surprise number two was unveiled after dinner underneath a beautiful banyan tree, perfectly lit and dripping with strands of crystals where Sky and Calyann proceeded to perform their commitment ceremony. Witnessing the exchange of commitments and union of two (soon to be three) people who genuinely love, enjoy and inspire each other is such a fulfilling and magical experience. I was honored to be a part of it.

The final surprise of the night came at the time of the cake cutting as Sky and Calyann cut into the monumental cake to reveal the BLUE colored inside-indicating that a baby Prince (pun intended) is on his way!! Sky and Calyann have decided to name their little bundle of joy Prince (love it) and considering Calyann’s position as one of the top fashion stylists in the world right now, I put money on Prince being the best-dressed little man on this planet. Watch out Alonso Mateo!! Lol!

Thank you Sky and Calyann for putting together such a beautiful and emotional celebration, it was such an honor to celebrate with you and your families. Can’t wait to meet the little Prince!

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What I Wore:

Cut Out Dress: TOPSHOP

Black Flower Brooch: White House/ Black Market; It was originally a sash for the waist, but I turned it into a brooch instead!

Black Pumps: Christian Louboutin, Bianca 140mm

Clear Lucite Clutch: Vintage on eBay

Black/White Bracelet: Kate Spade

 

Green with Femininity

Today’s ensemble is another work appropriate look for all you hard working ladies out there! Unlike last weeks androgynous office look, today’s look is all about femininity.  What can make a woman feel more feminine than a silky blouse, pleated skirt and a neck full of baubles?

This silky, green, polka dot blouse is my traditional St. Patrick’s day blouse, but since I spent most of St. Patty’s day at the office (on a Sunday) and didn’t partake in any festivities, I felt the need to honor tradition and grant  this lovely blouse it’s annual appearance. This lovely bib necklace was a gift from my Momma and I just love how it hangs lower than the usual bib necklace (most bib necklaces fall right below the collarbone). The navy blue, pleated skirt is from White House Black Market, nude pumps are Steve Madden and  bracelet and ring are from Sale Rack.

So it’s Hump Day! Friday is a hop and a skip away and so far, I don’t foresee any weekend office hours for me so woooohooooo!!

Thanks for visiting! GO HEAT!