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
(Don’t forget my free shipping promo code: MELIFICENT)

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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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Come Join Me At Escape Miami Lounge

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion, Local by Meli


Image by; Alexander Tamargo of Alta Images

I am so flattered to be part of this year’s Escape Miami Lounge during Miami Swim Week. This year the event will be held at The National Hotel in Miami Beach and will be hosted by the hotel, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet on Saturday, July 19th from 12-5pm. The fashion and beauty retreat returns with a 3PM poolside fashion show, complimentary cocktails and bites, and spa and beauty treatments, such as haircuts and beard trims for the guys and mini manicures and beach waves for the gals. Attendees can sign up for tattoo application, get sketched by a fashion illustrator (hi Gissi!) or take a DIY flower crown making class. There’s also plenty of games and even a gentlemen’s corner added this year where the guys can hang out, have a brew and play a game of poker or dominos while the ladies can shop the latest summer trends off the runway from various local and national pop-up shops.

So much fun playing model for a day!

You can also find my mug among 44 other amazing Miami fashion bloggers in a photo exhibit called “Our Summer Stories” photographed by Alexander Tamargo. I’d absolutely love not only your support, but your company! The event has always been super fun and I think this year will be even better! It is 100% free, but you have to RSVP and fast, as the event usually sells out quickly. You can RSVP at escapemiami2.eventbrite.com.

For my post about last year’s event, click here.