sunny days

Is it just me, or does it feel like the weekend is already here? Maybe it’s the fact that this is my birthday week, but I am all smiles. We got a ‘cold front’ here in Miami and basically it means you can walk a few blocks (rather than a fraction of one) before you start to overheat. I think the low is about 70, which is exactly the type of weather I want so I am totally okay with this shift! Speaking of shifts, this dress is by far one of my most favorite purchases lately. I already posted it on Instagram a few weeks back, but I feel like it deserved a little more love. It was an amazing steal, and I am always open to adding more black and white (and designer) to my wardrobe.

I also have to give some maaaajor love to my new designer sunglasses. Ever since receiving them, they have been on my face! I love the classic style, plus black sunglasses are so chic–especially when they are Saint Laurent. In Miami Beach, a great pair of sunglasses are essential–and cheap-o glasses simply won’t suffice. I personally love glasses from Smart Buy Glasses because they ship quick and they have an amazing designer selection.

So… here’s to the ALMOST weekend, and happy early birthday to MOI!

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finally fall

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ariat ankle boots

I was asked to wear & share a pair of Ariat boots, and though the boots were gifted to me by Ariat, my thoughts on wearing them are purely my own.

Here in Miami, we get warm weather year round. It’s basically a blessing and a curse, because sometimes you (I) want to wear the cute winter clothes and shoes that sit idle in your (my) closet. This weekend, the temperature dipped to like.. the mid 70s, meaning it wasn’t completely ridiculous to wear ankle boots. Still too warm for jeans, but hey, I’ll take what I can get. These Ariat ankle boots are both comfortable and stylish, and thanks to the elastic panels rather than complicated zippers, they are easy to pull on and off. This is obviously important for me, because guess what I do as soon as I get home? Take off my shoes! I also love the detailed stitching and the feel–there is definitely no mistaking, these boots are high quality and built to last. Not familiar with Ariat? Since 1993, Ariat has designed technically advanced footwear for top equestrian athletes, setting the standard for performance and innovation worldwide. That means that these boots are not only fashion forward, but they are practical, too. Ankle boots like these are a definite wardrobe staple, especially because they can be dressed up or down. A great, well-made pair of boots (ankle or otherwise) will also have a long-standing place in your wardrobe. Quality definitely overrides quantity when it comes to your footwear, and boots are certainly no exception. They can be casual for daytime, or you can wear them to dinner in the evening. Some pairs can even be work shoes! Bonus: they go well with everything from sundresses to skinny jeans, and everything in between. You can browse more Ariat cowboy boots here. Continue Reading…

swim week – night 1

It seems insane that swim week was two weeks ago, I feel like a year has passed since the nonstop chaos of MBFW Swim! I’m not complaining though, I thoroughly enjoy swim week. I had such a sweet setup and some amazing brands hook me up throughout the week. First of all, I hit up the FORD Artists beauty lounge for a little pampering and glamming (amazing, and I wouldn’t have to spend the time doing it later either). Here was my look thanks to the glam squad there:

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summer break

Though my school years are behind me, I know kids around the country are on summer break. Which makes me a little jealous, not gonna lie. Times like this I remember why I considered becoming a teacher.

I am certainly not a school girl anymore, but I can dress the part. This plaid skirt is so adorable, and I actually got a matching crop top to go with it. Add d’orsay flats since the hemline is a little short and toss on my favorite faux leather backpack and voila. It’s like I’m 17 again. <3



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