What I Wore: Miami Swim Week

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Local by Meli

Miami Swim Week continued for me on Saturday (check out my post here). I knew I would be party hopping and on my feet quite a bit, so I wanted to be comfortable, while at the same time looking the part. Although I love a good heel, I traded them in for a pair of sensible flats along with my fun and bright outfit. I wanted to throw in some personality, so I went kitschy with my British culture skirt and a whole lotta’ red!

Top; Nordstrom Rack
Skirt; c/o Persunmall (no longer available)
Flats; Nordstrom Rack (no longer available)
Necklace; Pop Basic {similar}
Shades; Gap {similar}
Clutch; Primark {similar}

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Miami Swim Week: Escape Miami 2 & WildFox

July 21st, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Local by Meli

Escape Miami was this past Saturday and if you didn’t join in on the {free} fun, you really missed out! This year’s event was packed with vendors, activities, shopping, and of course, beautiful people. It was held at The National Hotel and hosted by Annie of The Fashion Poet. I had a great time with the hubs in tow, despite the unbearable heat (what’s up, Miami??).

My favorite vendors were those that had some sort of interactive component (I like to play). Some of those were Eberjey (left) and Headbuds (right). Eberjey makes gorgeous intimates and had a little station where you could make your own scented satchel for your lingerie drawer. Their sea scent was absolutely divine! Headbuds had the cutest table where you could make your own flower crowns! Um, twist my arm, why dontcha. The girls were so sweet and made the process so easy! I love my flower crown so much, I’m taking it with me to San Diego Comic Con!

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What I Wore: I’m On A Boat!

July 19th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Local by Meli

Remember these pretty great shorts? Well, here’s my second way to style them! Being that my first Miami Swim Week event was atop a yacht, I figured I should dress the part! I picked a vibrant top that would complement the nautical basic. Pair it with some bright and fun accessories, like my shades and earrings, and you have the perfect summer brunch outfit. Something that really makes this outfit pop? The open back cutouts (& my awesome, yet peeling, tattoo)!

Special thanks to Netty of The Fashionable ESQ for taking these shots for me!

Top; c/o Conversation Pieces
Shorts; c/o Conversation Pieces
Wedges; Go Jane {similar}
Shades; H&M {old}
Earrings; c/o Love Juliet
Cuff; BCBGeneration via Nordstrom Rack
Headband; Forever 21 {similar}
Bag; Betsey Johnson via Marshalls
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Miami Swim Week: Ford Beauty Suite & Inglot

July 18th, 2014 | Posted in Beauty, Fashion, Local by Meli

This week is the always hectic, but always fun Miami Swim Week! This week’s events started for me yesterday at the Ford Beauty Suite and Inglot’s Beauty Lounge. Although I’m a very girly girl, I don’t pamper myself often, so it was super nice to be able to kick back and get a little pretty for a few hours. Granted, Miami tried to throw a wrench in that equation with our daily rainstorms, but god dammit, we were not having it! The party started onboard an amazing yacht in Miami Beach with some pretty outrageous vendors.

I loved the Intermix pop up shop, with some gorgeous pieces from such designers as Moschino, and those great striped sunglasses from Illesteve Leonard. Totally in love.

Also, check out this neck candy. So much beauty, so little time, folks.

I’m all for Voga Prosecco by the way, although not surprised after loving their Pinot Grigio for a couple of years now.

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Geek Chic: Day of the Doctor

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Geekery by Meli


As you all know, I got a Doctor Who tattoo this past weekend (read about why here). I know it may have been a little cheesy, but I thought I should go at least moderately themed out, right? I decided to take the iconic Tardis blue and incorporate it into my entire outfit. I made sure the pieces I chose were lightweight and comfortable, since I was going to be sitting down in a very tense position for hours, most probably while sweating profusely (hi, anxiety). I added the true touch of geek with a Tardis trucker-style hat, which I plan on wearing every day of my life thankyouverymuch.

For the rest of this week, I plan on showcasing all the different ways you can pair these great pair of shorts from Conversation Pieces. I found them to be so versatile – they can work for so many occasions! Obviously, this first look is how to rock them casually.

Tank; c/o Conversation Pieces
Shorts; c/o Conversation Pieces
Sneakers; Forever 21 {similar}
Hat; SuperCon vendor {get it here}
Necklace; Charming Charlie {similar}
Shades; Forever 21 {similar}
Bangles; Assorted
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