killin’ it

Happy Tuesday everyone! Last night I had a pleasant surprise, as one of my friends has decided he wants to be a photographer. He called and said – “get dressed, we are going to shoot!” I know my fellow bloggers will agree that’s a lovely surprise on a Monday afternoon!

Around Fort Lauderdale there are some great graffiti walls near downtown and around the arts district. Naturally, that’s where we went! I found this wall one day while walking the dogs and have been meaning to go back. I’m glad the early evening light works well with it! I received this shirt last week and I knew it was the perfect simple tee to wear with a bright painted wall. It’s my first shirt from StyleLately and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of cotton – it’s quite thick and not see through at all.

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navy and white

Few things say spring to me more than bright white eyelet. Today was an amazing day, so I felt obligated to dress in a springy ensemble that paired will with the sunshine. I love the boxy cut of this blouse and the flirty cut of the skirt– I think they are so fun together! The perfect breezy spring/summer duo to beat the heat.

Big gracias to TOUS for sending over this cute summer bag yesterday! I love it.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy weekend!

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PS don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

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taking it back…to #MiamiLovesTous

A little while back I got to meet the awesome team from TOUS and spend the day aboard a yacht with some of my favorite Miami bloggers. TOUS is an amazing brand with a great story, and I had such a fabulous time getting to learn about the products and the couple behind the brand.

I just realized that aside from a few snaps on Instagram, I never shared the photos with you! Here’s some of my favorites from the day. Take me back!

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Thank you again to everyone from TOUS! And here’s a link to a little video of our day too, if you feel so inclined: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug-o629msa8&feature=youtu.be

Be sure to check out TOUS on social media too: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter

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limoncito

Getting dressed today, I felt inspired by green! Perhaps it’s because it’s spring, perhaps because I just felt like wearing something a little different. Some might think this doesn’t match, but I think the print paneled skirt and striped top are a winning combo. I feel electric! I even woke up early this morning for a 6am workout…feeling the energy all day long! I love it, and I am finally feeling back to life after a long weekend back home celebrating my best friend’s wedding. Happy Wednesday everyone. :) IMG_3062IMG_3061 IMG_3065 IMG_3081  IMG_3089 IMG_3073-001On moi: H&M blazer, LOFT striped top, Kenneth Cole skirt, mirrored Ray Bans, bag and shoes (the most comfortable heels) from Sole Society, InstaDry polish.

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coffee on the run – and a GIVEAWAY!

I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

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Try as I might, I am not a morning person. I require coffee to function and need it to be a quick cup so I can head out the door. Thankfully, I know I am not alone in this! My husband and I moved a few months ago, and when it came time to unpacking, getting settled, doing work around the place and organizing our belongings, I found another time for coffee and tea to be essential. For those of us with a hectic schedule, a quick coffee maker can be a dream come true–this is something we learned first hand with a Keurig.

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For anyone going through life changes–moving, marrying, having a baby, and more, the Keurig coffee maker is the perfect gift. We love enjoying tea and hot chocolate brewed from it too! When it comes down to it, a Keurig is a key tool for people with a busy lifestyle. A hot cup of coffee, tea, or hot choc in under 1 minute? What’s not to love!

Simply brew:

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and go!

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I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

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Now for the fun part for all of you! Keurig and I are giving away 1 (one) Keurig Special Edition Brewing System (shown above), valued at $149.99. This is the one I use- it’s great because it has a built in water filter, which I love! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below to gain entries into the contest. Good luck! This giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada.

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Add Sparkle to the Ordinary with La Marca

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of La Marca Prosecco.  It is intended for an audience over 21 years of age.

As many of you know, I am blessed to call South Florida home. One of my favorite things to do is relax on the rooftop of my building with a friend or two and just enjoy the longer days and amazing colorful sunsets. Balmy evenings call for a beverage that is light, fresh, and also subtly luxurious.

la marca prosecco For me, I like to celebrate the ordinary. To start the week on a high note, I called over a friend to join me on the roof and enjoy a late sunset (8pm!) to kick off spring. Enjoying a bottle of refreshing La Marca was the best way to do this, obvi! We lounged on the roof, snapped some photos, sipped away, and extended our weekend–even if just by an hour or two.

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I am totally one of those people who is sold on packaging. The Tiffany blue label on La Marca immediately caught my eye among rows and rows of options at the store. In fact, I even coordinated my outfit around the blue and silver accented bottle. I am a fashion blogger after all!

Luckily, La Marca is an affordable luxury, and one that I intend to keep chilled in the fridge for other spontaneous Mondays overlooking the city. Maybe next time we’ll add a nice cheese plate or some other lite bites. For impromtu gatherings, a bottle of sparkling prosecco did us just fine.

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Available at retailers throughout the country, La Marca is the Prosecco you can count on for consistent quality at an affordable price. Visit www.LaMarcaProsecco.com to find a retailer near you.

I don’t need a reason to enjoy spending time with friends, not to mention, when you’ve got a bottle of bubbly–isn’t that reason enough?

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of La Marca Prosecco.  It is intended for an audience over 21 years of age.  

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totally spring

Some outfits just scream spring, and to me, this is one of those outfits. I intended to wear this weeks ago, but even in my office lacking a dress code, I knew this romper was more of a weekend item. And since I love a good ankle boot, I figured these old faithfuls would be a great way to round out the look. Now someone pls fly me to Coachella, thx.

Happy Monday, friends. Enjoy your week!

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IMG_2895 IMG_2898On moi: Embroidered romper, mini crossbody, Zara ankle boots, tortoise sunnies

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seeing spots

TGIF! It’s been a long week (and month), amiright? I hope everyone has managed to stay sane and is ready to enjoy the weekend. It got a little breezy here the past few days, but the weatherman assures me this weekend is totally beachable, and also totally Sony Open-able. Has anyone gone to watch the tennis matches? We’ve been saving it for this weekend and I am totally stoked.

Anyway, this romper has been sitting in my closet for almost a YEAR – I broke a button on it so it sat on the injured list for many many months. But I loved it and really wanted to wear it, so ta-da, here it is way way late in the game. I love rompers like this because they are a fun print, and they are perfect for a variety of events, such as work with a blazer or a night out with stilettos. Done and done. For me, I kept it simple and let my accessories do the talking. HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!

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Miami: Celebrate InStyle with Nine West!

This Thursday, March 27th, Nine West is hosting a soiree to celebrate their latest collaboration…a collection of shoes curated by In Style magazine! Stop by the Nine West store on South Beach (673 Collins Ave) between 6-8pm this Thursday and you might be the lucky winner of a pair of shoes selected by In Style magazine’s accessories director Leah Karp. Free shoes & an excuse to celebrate fashion in the heart of South Beach? Don’t miss it!

RSVP: ninewest_miami@timeinc.com

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love is still in the air

Traditionally, I’m told that April showers bring May flowers. Unfortunately, here in South Florida, there is no poetry about the hit or miss year-round rain that used to be characteristic of the summertime. This morning, the rain came out of nowhere, making me glad I didn’t dry my hair (in fact, I slept with some Triple Nutrition Oil in it to show it some TLC) and let it air dry. I saw there would be rain, followed by blaring sun, so I had to dress accordingly. An easy outfit that works either way? A summery skater dress and a light cardigan.

Ironically, I just got this dress using some rewards points and I can’t find it anywhere online! This is the same print though. Interesting! I’m a huge fan of this bag too and it’s been too long since I’ve carried it. It seems like I just got it, but here it is in a post from last summer!

Today’s was just an all-around easy day for me wearing some things I love.

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