What I Wore: Baby Shower

February 12th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

2014 has been the year of the baby in my circle of friends. Almost all my buddies are expecting, so it’s been a lot of fun to be part of their journeys. This, of course, means parties (& fun party dresses)! Just this past weekend, I had a baby shower for my awesome friend, Jackie. She is a Crossfit hottie that manages to still look amazing with bump in tow. Superior genetics if you ask me! I am very excited to meet her daughter, Stella Rose, come April – I know she is going to be one cool cat.

Dress; Conversation Pieces
Flats; Shoe Dazzle {similar}
Bracelets; Forever 21
Earrings; c/o Love Juliet {similar}

I am really digging Love Juliet – they are my newest partnership and are based right here in Miami! Definitely check them out and their beautiful jewelry (& instagram!). It’s fun, colorful and affordable – what’s not to adore? My earrings were the perfect pop of color for my neutral outfit, and were very comfortable. I only made one mistake: wearing my hair down! These pretties are made to be the center of attention!

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What I Wore: Allons-y

February 10th, 2014 | Posted in Geekery, Giveaway by Meli

I had heard of Doctor Who for what seemed like ages, but I just never got around to watching it. I think I expected it to be something very different. After watching and becoming slightly obsessed with Sherlock, we decided it was only natural to give Doctor Who a shot next (same writers). I have to admit that I wasn’t instantly hooked, but about mid-way through the 2nd season, it clicked. And it clicked so good. The one word I’d probably use to describe the series as a whole is beautiful. I know it may make you snicker, but it’s all about celebrating humanity and everything that makes us special. How can you not love that?

Dress; c/o Her Universe
Shoes; Converse
Accessories; Forever 21

If you are a fan of the show as well (or any geeky show/movie/etc), you must check out Her Universe. The site provides cute fandom apparel and accessories for the chic geek that takes pride in her favorites. I am all about the everyday cosplay collection because you can wear it out when you are feeling especially fangirl, or slap it on for an easy convention costume! I’m personally going to be rocking this 10 dress for the upcoming MegaCon convention in Orlando, FL in March (where I get to meet John Barrowmaneek). Definitely let me know if you will be attending too – I’d love to meet you!

The lovely people over at Her Universe are offering my readers a pretty neat opportunity to win your very own doctor dress (10 or 11 – you pick!). All you have to do is follow the easy steps below to enter!

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We’re all stories in the end.

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What I Wore: Modern Katniss

January 13th, 2014 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

This past weekend we were treated to tickets for the ballet, so naturally I was over the moon with excitement. I used to dance when I was younger and was pretty sure I wanted to grow up to be a ballerina. Unfortunately, my grumpy high school self took over and decided I didn’t “have time” for ballet anymore (what teenager doesn’t have time?!?). That is one of my life’s biggest regrets, but I’m glad I at least get to seize opportunities like these to sit back and appreciate it from afar.

Although this outfit doesn’t exactly scream ballet, I loved pairing something simple and feminine like this perfect LBD with something a little more rough and tough like this utility vest. It paralleled my belief that these elegant and beautiful dancers are just as strong and gritty as any warrior.

Dress; c/o Conversation Pieces {similar}
Vest; c/o Conversation Pieces
Wedges; Shoe Dazzle {similar}
Necklace & arm candy; Ebay
Lyrical cuff; Chelli Rae’s Engraving
Ring; Dena Venable

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What I Wore: Art Basel

December 9th, 2013 | Posted in Fashion, Local by Meli

So this past week was Art Basel in Miami, which is a huge art event that has really put us on the map as a cultural center. Despite the headache of increased traffic and an overabundance of obnoxious tourists, it’s always a fun time of year. That may be hard to read on my face on these photos, but I was recovering from a little claustrophobia spell after walking around Context Miami for an hour or so. It doesn’t happen often, but when that crazy anxiety hits, it’s not pretty. I was more than happy to breathe in a little fresh air. Does this mean I’m getting old?

Top; c/o Persunmall
Pants; StitchFix {similar}
Wedges; ShoeDazzle {similar}
Shades; Forever 21 {similar}

ps; digging my new hair?

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What I Wore: Thanksgiving Dinner

December 4th, 2013 | Posted in Fashion by Meli

It was in the high 60′s this Thanksgiving evening, so this means everyone in Miami dug out their jackets, tights and in my case, turtlenecks. It will be one of the few times we will be able to showcase any of our warmer duds so we have to take advantage! I hope you guys had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family – I know we did! Even better was that my amazing family remembered to make 90% of the meal gluten free. So sweet & thoughtful. My heart and tummy was very happy.

Turtleneck; Uniqlo
Skirt; Gap
Tights; Target
Wedges; ShoeDazzle {similar}
Shades; Zara {similar}

I always want to include my pups in these posts, but they never cooperate (embarrassing dog mommy confession). They are so horrible on leashes, but we were actually able to snap a few with my baby G. Isn’t she just so glamorous?

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