Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Florals and Fringe

I just can't seem to get away from those florals. I remember a few years back remarking, "Ugh. I hate flowers on anything." Well, wasn't that a hypocritical contradiction! Based on my recent love affair with anything that blooms, you would think me a flower enthusiast. Which, it so happens, I am. 

I love this dress. It took a mere 2.5 seconds for me to fall in love with it. I like that it hangs, does its thing, and sort of beats to its own rhythm. And I love the mauve and sage hues against the black backdrop. I may be in Miami, but I will not give up my black. 

Another detail I love about this dress is the fringe lace. Fringe has no plans to vacate the style super dome. We're seeing fringe on the fall runways on everything from maxi dresses to jackets. And I love how the black fringe lace detail sits on the bottom of this dress. Side note, I clearly can't get enough of these boots. 

The accessories deserve a mention because they really compliment the dress. I love the Stella and Dot Jacinthe bracelet from their new collection. It's such an eloquent mix of classic (pearls!) and punk (spikes!). 

The purse is faux snakeskin and an understated addition to the look. 

The hat is part of my go-to uniform. Anyone that knows me, knows that hat is an extension of me. I roll out of bed and the first thing I grab (besides my delicious baby) is this hat. It's an instant pick me up for any outfit that's missing that certain something. I'm all about color when it comes to lipstick and this matte purple hue from MAC brightens up an otherwise dark outfit. 

Check out my necklace courtesy of Brooklyn Charm. My Best Friend since 2000 has the other half and I combined it with my 'I love New York' charm, because that city is never far from my heart. 

On Me: 

Dress- Forever 21

Boots- Steve Madden
Hat- Urban Outfitters
Purse- Forever 21
Bracelet- Stella and Dot
Necklace- Brooklyn Charm

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Moth's Wings

I recreated and reshot this Club Monaco outfit I wore during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) because it was just so slim fitting and body friendly. That, and between running from shoot to shoot, I didn't have a moment to photograph my OOTD. 

I am not one for form fitting pencil skirts. I like to be able to move and be comfortable. But, the moment I slipped into this jean skirt, I was converted. It felt like a second skin and I still had leg room to do jumping jacks. Not really, but I basically had some wiggle room and didn't feel so constricted. I love the leather piping on the pockets. It gives the skirt an edgy element. 

And let's talk about this blouse. I just adore it! I love me a unique blouse and when I spotted this butterfly/moth/flower motif one, I knew it was going to go perfectly with the denim skirt. Granted, I know I may look like a walking butterfly garden, but it's just so feminine and pretty. 

The hat just ties the whole look together. It belongs. As far as shoes goes, I wore this look with tights and booties in New York. For Miami, I changed it up with my gold Tory Burch heels. 

I love how this gilded arrow bracelet from Stella and Dot. It goes so well with the denim and the whole outfit in general. It's such a simple statement piece that blends in with the classic bohemian vibe of the look. 

On Me:

blouse- Club Monaco

denim skirt- Club Monaco
hat- Target
Heels- Tory Burch
Bracelet- Stella and Dot

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Bohemian Chic- One Look. Two Styles.

First, let me introduce you to my mane in all her wavy glory. Hello, au naturale! Sometimes it's the best way to go in this Miami heat. Let it wild out!

And the hair gave way to this bohemian chic look. Such a versatile outfit but I couldn't decide on head gear so I tried out both and I have to say, I'm equally smitten. 

The lace frock and studded jean vest are both Forever 21. I've worn this dress for a bridal shower with heels but also several times with boots and a leather jacket. I personally love taking feminine dresses with romantic details like lace and combining them with edgier pieces to give the look a more street style vibe. And the jean vest is an immediate style booster. I feel very much in my style element when I tap into my urban hipster persona. This is my comfort zone. 

The hat takes center stage in this look. This Target wool hat was the best $10 I ever spent. I love that it adds a hint of rugged chic appeal. 

My husband made me do this. 

I was so giddy to take my new flower crown for a spin drive! Isn't it so lovely? I'm channeling my inner free-spirit, eyes closed, running through a field of daisies, and some California Dreamin' playing in the wind. It's that kind of flower crown. 

I love the dusty blush pink color of the roses on the crown. It's a bit Victorian but playful. Side note. I look like I'm 16 years old in these set of pictures! If flower crowns are the fountain of youth, then dress me up everyday! 

If wearing a flower crown across your forehead is not your style, you can also opt for wearing it on top of your hair like I did later on in the day. I pulled my hair back in a bun to emphasize the headpiece. 

Last mention goes to the newest addition to my arm candy family. But, this one is gets its own arm because I love its simple and unique design. Arrows have been springing up in jewelry trends as of late and I love the understated tribal reference. It's dainty and a very cool conversation piece from Stella and Dot. 

So which look do you like best? Don't be shy and share your style opinion! 

On Me:

Lace Dress- Forever 21

Jean Vest- Forever 21
Wool hat- Target
Flower Crown- Haute Blossom
Necklace- Brooklyn Charm
Booties- Steve Madden

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Art Wynwood 2014

After a week in snowy and chilly Manhattan pounding the pavement at Fashion Week (and I'm not complaining), I made it back to sunny Miami just in time to catch the Art Wynwood exhibit in Midtown. 

The exhibition, now in it's third year, showcased 70 art galleries from all over the world and featured an eclectic mix of modern and contemporary art pieces from an array of artists. With Wynwood at the forefront of street art, the festival saw an emphasis on emerging street artists and on it's main player- the Wynwood neighborhood. It's not surprising that Forbes Magazine named Wynwood one of America's best hipster neighborhoods, and the influx of talented artists, have helped elevate this flourishing part of town into a vibrant canvas of self expression. Turn the corner on any street in Wywnood, and every wall is splashed with an impressive work of art that stops tell a story or convey a message.

Art Wynwood let's you get lost in a creative mash up of pop, street, modern, classic, contemporary, and abstract art. And they all harmoniously coexist under one roof for the viewer's delight. 

Here are a some of the pieces that I loved most from my Sunday visit to the white tents. 

Art is a matter of opinion and what speaks to one person may not speak to another. And these were the ones that stirred me and spoke to me loud enough to snap a pic. 

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Into the Wild.

Call me a fashion cynic, but I believe that floral and leopard were made to live happily ever after. 

Forever and ever. 

One of my greatest fashion joys is taking old pieces from my closet and fusing them to create fresh and new outfit possibilities. When I brought these leopard pants home, the first thing I did was scout my closet for  outfit ideas. And this Prabal Gurung for Target blouse kept giving me the eye and then, Eureka! A lightbulb appeared atop of my top knot. This is one of my favorite pieces from the countless Target collaborations that have stormed the bullseye retailer. You can say that I have a thing for color (hello, pink lips!) and this bright floral sleeveless blouse is all sorts of lush tropical jungle chicness. And paired with the leopard pants, it makes for a wild combination. 

You can dress this look up in a pair of well heeled booties, like mine from Steven, or you can dress it down with a pair of cute studded or metallic sandals. This look can go either way. I kept accessories basic with just a black statement necklace and a gold and black box clutch from H&M. 

On Me: 

Blouse- Prabal Gurung for Target

Leopard pants- T.J Maxx
Necklace- Forever 21
Clutch- H&M 
Booties- Steve

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