Wednesday, December 25, 2013

OOTD: How to Wear Leopard Pants

merry christmas!

I had brunch at ChillBar this weekend with a group of my fun blogger pals (Charnele, Rachelle, Gissi J). When we were done eating, we walked around an awesome open-air fresh market they've got next door.  I wore my fave leopard pants from Shopbop by Sea-NYC (similar)  After I bought these, I noticed a lot of other brands began making them, at more affordable price points.  I have included some options after the cut.

leopard pants ootd
This particular pair is versatile and they're comfortable.  They have an elastic waist band (perfect for brunching and gorging on pancakes (I found a similar high end pair here, middle price point here,  an under $25 pair here). They tie at the ankles for a little added design flair.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

OOTD: Casual + Cute Outfit with Boyfriend Jeans + Vintage Chanel Trunk Show

Last weekend, I stopped by  Koko & Palenki at the Village of Merrick Park, for a few moments of vintage luxury.  They were hosting a vintage Chanel trunk show put on by Vintage Wonderland.
There were gold bangles and cuffs, an amazing and rare blue beauty, lucite rings, mother of pearl cuff links, and bold earrings.  I wore a casual, easy outfit which was based around my new obsession: my relaxed fit, boyfriend jeans by Juicy.

rare chanel bag vintage miami
 vintage gucci hermes rare

Vintage Wonderland is the product of the meeting of the minds of two fashionable ladies, Jade Furtado and Kody Pangburn.  They sell vintage treasures and seamlessly incorporate their vintage finds into this current season's styles.  They guarantee the authenticity of every item they sell, and they have the knowledgebase to be able to do so. They're a wholesale business that caters to boutiques but they also do private personal shopping, so you can essentially have hand picked vintage finds that really mesh with your own, personal style aesthetic.
 I want in! 
I met Jade at the trunk show and she has serious cool-girl style; you can tell that she's got a killer eye, so you'll get the best choices on your vintage hunt.

Keep scrolling to see more of the Chanel merchandise on display.  

trunk show chanel rare vintage

Sunday, December 15, 2013

OOTD: Art Basel Miami 2013, Gale Hotel: Paper Mag + Asos Party

Last Friday night brought a quick stop to the Gale Hotel on South Beach for an Art Basel rooftop event hosted by Paper Mag and Asos.  Dinner at 5 Napkins before that, (delicious food, try the Wasabi Deviled Eggs and the Mahi Tacos).  I ate too much.  

I really liked the atmosphere and decore at this boutique hotel.  It had an Old World feel but at the same time kept things a bit modern and streamlined.  All of the doors and harware are new, clean and pretty, but there is a mixture of antique photographs and paintings throughout that give everything a really cool feel. 
art basel outfit 2013
Wardrobe Malfunction: The hem on my skirt went kaput very early on in the evening :(

Friday, December 13, 2013

Art Basel 2013: Miami, Ketel One De Nolet + Art Miami + Spectrum Miami + The Photographic Journal

Wearing a tutu and spike necklace, I went into the last night of Art Basel last week, bravely and stoically, only to end up in a pair of PayLess flip flops by the end of the night.
My feet suffered that night.
They died.

Obligatory Serious Selfie 
Wynwood Wall Art

I attended the De Nolet event, a cool party in Wynwood hosted by Ketel One.  My blogger sisters were there, and we enjoyed fun complimentary cocktails and passed bites from Gigi's (one of our fave late night stops for good food and atmosphere).  

We were there for a short while before I ran into my good friend, photographer Augustin Sanchez.  Augi is really talented and he has recently launched his passion project, The Photographic Journal, in conjunction with Instagram Hall-Of-Famer Dan Rubin.  This online site is his study in portraiture, among other things; it also allows users to upload their own submissions for a chance to have them published on the site, or, in the future, in print.
If you have a minute, check out the pictures they already have up on the site, and I think you'll agree with me - TPJ is teeming with inspiration and talent. 

Augi quickly snapped these pictures of a self-conscious me, as I fidgeted with my hair and outfit. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

OOTD: Art Basel 2013, Miami: Cassina x Louis Vuitton + Bailey 44 Dante Dress

Armed with my love (he is camera shy, but I still got some pics of him) and my blogger partner in crime, Gissi of The Architect of Style, I braved the Art Basel Miami traffic, and decided to get social last week. Check out some pictures from the Fox House and High Heels Suicide Pop Up as well as the Cassina x Louis Vuitton party.

Fox House is an online retailer of pieces that are curated for the surf loving-bohemian, frayed denim, free spirit in all of us.  Owner Tobi Salver took her online business and made it a boutique reality with the Fox House Pop Up debuting during Art Basel 2013. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Art Basel 2013: Tracey Emin, Angel Without You, MOCA Miami, #MOCANOMI

Vanity Fair and MOCA North Miami hosted a party to debut artist Tracey Emin's 'Angel Without You' series, which will be on display through March 9th, 2014.  More info on the exhibit here.

No pics of my outfit from this night but I leave you guys with the beautiful Juliana of a Fashion Soiree who joined me at MOCA on Tuesday night.  Jules is wearing Zara from head to toe. 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Blue Nile GIVEAWAY and Online Promo Code

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.  I hope you're enjoying the holidays.  I love this time of year!  As a little holiday treat I have an exciting giveaway for you today in conjunction with Blue Nile!
  • A 10% discount code
  • The chance to win two $50 online gift cards and 
  • The chance to be entered to win a 3 carat diamond tennis bracelet. Read below for details!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

OOTD: T'Audrey Jewelry, Vizcaya Miami and a Black Maxi dress

This time of year, specifically the months of October, November, and December, is my favorite time of year.  The weather dipped down into the 50's this morning, and for us, that's a big deal! Yesterday, it was a perfect, no-humidity filled day.  We took advantage of the weather and went to Vizcaya to visit the grounds and tour the estate.  It is such a cool historical site, right in our neck of the woods.  I felt very Gatsby walking around the gardens and home.

The pictures of this outfit look terrible! I'm sorry about that.  I am not sure if it was because I was rushed or what, but I do want you guys to take note of the adorable social media necklace by TAudrey Jewelry, customized specifically for me (NETTY ESQ:)  It's the Hashtag Plate necklace, and can be fully customized to fit all your social media needs.  They also have a Social Media necklace that you can order with your Twitter handle (@FashionableESQ) and a variety of other cool stuff.  The jewelry is handmade and handstamped by a local Miami girl, and is all 14k gold-filled.  The nameplate fits 10-12 characters.

My readers get a 15 % discount using promo code FASHIONABLEESQ at checkout, if you are interested! 

nameplate necklace

what to wear with a black maxi

Monday, November 25, 2013

Chanel Brunch + Chanel Sublimage, Neiman Marcus, Merrick Park, Coral Gables

I was invited to attend a brunch at Neiman Marcus - at the Chanel makeup counter at Merrick Park in Coral Gables.  I got my makeup done by the very talented Jessica Concepcion before the Gap event.  I met the sweetest members of the Chanel staff, Alicia, Ada & Jessica, and made a new friend named Sarah (shoutout!) Thank you to Brigid for my invite!

I had just enough time to take in a really delicious chicken salad courtesy of Mariposa and delighted in the indulgent Chanel Sublimage products presentation.

chanel amethyst shadow black star
Chanel eye shadows; my favorites include Amethyst and Black Star.
I also have recently acquired a love for the Illusion D'Ombre Longwear Luminous Eyeshadows - these are creme shadows that instantly dry from a creme to powder, and they have the most delicious velvety texture. They're super pigmented and can also be used as liners (although I recommend a setting spray if you're going this route). Absolutely love this product.  My favorite shades include Apparition (deep navy blue),  Initiation (glittery bronze), Convoitise (another bronzy shade) and Emerveille, a great, soft goldish pinkish every day shade.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sale Alert: Pre-Black Friday Sales

Piperlime is having 40% off a huge selection of clothing and accessories using code AMTOPM, get these Equipment Signature Blouses for 40% off. If you're a fan of this label, you know that it NEVER goes on sale.  The green is a gorgeous Fall color.
Sale on Equipment shirts
Blue here, Green here,  (Army Green also available)
One of my other favorites is this TIBI skirt, also 40% off. 

Sale Tibi Black Friday
Tibi Skirt - Gorgeous emerald green color. 

Off Fifth (Saks online Outlet) is having a crazy sale on high end jewelry (40-60% off)(Gucci watches).

Bluefly Sale: 30% off Cold Weather Clothing + Free shipping on orders over $100 with code Ship100.

Bloomingdales Sale up to 50% off plus Loyalists earn Double Points through December 1st (Plus take $25 off every $200 spent): Some of my favorite brands like Joie and Amanda Uprichard are on sale at Bloomies!

Old Navy has 30% off and 40% of $125 or more with Promo Code EARLYGIFT through 12/1. Plus their clearance section has jeans for $19.  Pretty good deals. 

Banana Republic has 50% off full priced sweaters but only when you use your BR card (weak) with online promo code BRGIVING

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hosting Gig: Gap Friends & Family Fall Collection + Dadeland Mall + Gap Promo Codes

I want to thank everyone who came out to support me and the blog at The Gap a few weekends ago.  I was honored to have The Gap ask me to host one of their in-store shopping events at Dadeland Mall.  I love the new, edgier and more fashion forward Fall collection.  There are a ton of textured pieces, with streamlined silhouettes. You should also check out their outerwear and cropped jackets: I can't wait for temperatures to dip into the low 70's in Miami so that I can sport some of their new Fall styles, ha, ha!

As part of the fun, I styled three mannequins using pieces from the store.  You can see the looks below.

And a big thank you to Gatsby, for making an adorable appearance and making everyone fall in love with him.

Chanel Makeup Merrick Park
Makeup by Jessica from the Chanel Counter at Neiman Marcus. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

OOTD: Key West Chic + Southernmost Point

What to wear in Key West

Made my way down to Key West a couple of weekends ago for a bachelorette party.
Had a moment where I just wanted to lay still in the sun, just for a minute, because the weather was so perfect.

Friday, November 15, 2013

OOTD: Skater Skirt + Gap Bird Scarf + Stripes

Hello everyone! I had a great weekend!  I hosted the Gap event on Saturday and relaxed the rest of the weekend. I wanted to thank everyone that came out to support me and the blog at the Gap. It was a big success and it meant a lot to me to see lots of familiar faces there.  You guys are awesome - you know who you are :)

I also wanted to let you guys know about a new local jewelry designer named Stephanie.  She designs beautiful pieces for Stephanie Elise Designs, an online jewelry shop that features druzzy earrings, unique necklaces, and all sorts of other gorgeous pieces.  She was kind enough to send me some items that I have not taken off, since I received them.

The initial custom LOVE necklace is the biggest hit, garnering compliments wherever I go. Thanks, Stephanie!

This simple outfit of the day was inspired by a tweet I received from a follower who paired he Gap bird scarf with a striped top.
What do you guys think of this look?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

OOTD: Faux Leather Mini + Plaid Styling

So it looks like one of the most affordable items in my closet this year, is also the most versatile and most worn.  This plaid shirt from Forever 21 is definitely one of my better Fall purchases.  I have also discovered a love of H&M online, although I will say that I find their sizing is really if you don't know your H&M size, don't buy online.  H&M stores in Miami do not accept online returns (yet), which is stupid, yes, but you will feel more stupid when you have a bag of clothes that don't fit and you can't return them in-store OR ship them back!


I love leather detailing for Fall.  Earlier this year I splurged on the Bailey 44 Dante dress - with faux leather paneling in the color 'port'  but I was determined to still get my leather fix in the form of a mini skirt.  I hunted for a quilted leather mini, but when that didn't turn up, I got this one from H&M instead.  I think it was $15. Ridiculous and surprisingly sturdy and good quality. It fits so cute.

The skirt fits a little high waisted so I tied the ends of the plaid shirt into a knot and away I went.  I can't seem to find it online anymore, but I do like this French Connection one as well - it fits very similar to mine (high waisted and fitted)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Chanel + Elle Magazine Beauty event Tomorrow 11/6

Girls, if you're in the Boca Raton area tomorrow you need to book a complimentary makeup session!!

Event details below:

ELLE & Chanel ‘Create Your Sublime Look’ Event

DATENovember 6th, 2013
TIME:  4-7p
LOCATION:  Saks Fifth Avenue, Boca Raton
DESCRIPTION: Personalized consultation and makeovers with Chanel Beauty Expert John Fussell
RSVP: Please call the Chanel counter to confirm your attendance, 561.620.1397

Image via Pinterest

Monday, November 4, 2013

OOTD: Catherine Malandrino for Kohl's + Paris Sweater

The Catherine Malandrino for Kohl's collection debuted last month and I was able to get my hands on this adorable Paris sweater to style!
This collaboration is part of the Design Nation project that Kohl's does with designers.  It's a French themed collection with slogan sweaters, black faux leather jackets and super feminine dresses.  The sweater I'm wearing also comes in a teal / blue color.

Shop the entire collection here.

Miami Event: Gap F&F - Join Me

Good morning!
There's a local Gap event taking place at Gap Dadeland tomorrow and then I'll be hosting a styling session on Saturday from 3-5, styling pieces from the new holiday collection, which is awesome. 
Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gap Holiday Collection, 2013 + Dadeland Mall, Miami

Good morning!
I'm so excited to announce that I'm teaming up with my local Gap store in the Dadeland Mall to help show you all how fun the new holiday collection is!
I'll be at the Gap in the Dadeland on Tuesday, November 5th for a special event and on Saturday, November 9th, for a little style session time (with me).
There will be more details to come, but for now, check out some of my snapshots from the new collection.
I loved everything I saw; lots of chunky, soft knits, great patterns and really amazing textures.  They have updated leather pieces and velvet pants, too.  The line got a major makeover this Holiday season.
Hope you enjoy

PS: Gap Promo Code for Black Friday sales:BLKFRIDAY for 50% off

The Gap Holiday Collection

The Gap Black Friday sale
Gap online promo code

Monday, October 28, 2013

OOTD: Coated Skinnies + Striped Knits

I attended a housewarming this weekend.  One of my oldest friends recently fulfilled a life long dream of owning a home, and moving in with her own family.  It was really one of the nicest afternoons I'd spent lately, because the house was teeming with love and happiness.  It was so sweet.  My new camera lens came in and I took some test shots of her with her husband and her boys.  Then of course, turned the camera on me to capture this easy outfit.

I wore coated teal skinnies with an oversized loose top from Splendid ($26 version here). I almost wore booties but I really wanted this to be a no-fuss outfit and my feet hurt (how old am I?)

fall fashion coated teal jeans

I am loving how manageable the glossing treatment from Chroma Studio has made my hair. :)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Chroma Studio, Coral Gables Hair Salon, Miami

Good morning!
Emilee at Studio Chroma in Coral Gables reached out and invited me for a visit.   I had just gotten my bangs fixed by Karolina over at Toni & Guy that same day! It was a hair / pampering extravaganza, filled with perhaps one, too many mimosas from Angeliques European Cafe up the street.

Studio Chroma salon is across the street from the Colonade Hotel in Coral Gables at 145 Aragon Avenue.  It's a chic little spot, with clean lines and really cute accents throughout the space.  I loved the art on the walls, and Emilee explained that they function as a mini art gallery for a month or two, and then cycle more artwork through the next month.

I opted for a clear glossing treatment and blowout, while my partner in crime for the day toned up her already amazing red hair with a deeper burgundy shade which she ended up loving.
The salon carries the Pureology line as well as the L'Oreal Expert line.  I started seeing the effects of the glossing treatment right away, but more so the following days.  My hair was noticeably shinier and more soft. I have also been using the Pureology Cuticle Polisher but I am not convinced I love this product yet.  I have fine hair, but a lot of it, and I think that this product may be way too thick/dense for my hair.  I may also be using too much of it on wet hair.  I'm going to switch it up and start using way less on dry hair, to see if that does the trick. My blowout lasted about a day and a half.  By the end of the second day, I had to pick it up in a pony tail.

I highly recommend this charming salon.  The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming.  It was really clean, too.  Everyone I met there was sweet and polite.  They have a range of services, with a focus on hair color.

To book your appointment call 786-518-2920 and ask for Emilee

Thursday, October 24, 2013

OOTD: Boho chic + What to Wear to a Festival +Grovetoberfest, Miami 2013

Visited Grovetoberfest this last weekend with my love.  We had a great time!  It was a gorgeous Miami day - blazing sun and not a cloud in the sky.  We got the VIP treatment courtesy of Clique PR and made a day out of good food and great beer.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

OOTD: How to Style Plaid

There's a running joke between my friends and I lately, because I keep wearing Fall fashions, trying to will Winter to come. 
And then I just sweat my ass off. 
I wore this to brunch this weekend, and promptly changed the minute I got home again.
When will the cool weather come? 

how to style plaid tartan

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Miami Event: Grovetoberfest 2013, Peacock Park, Coconut Grove

Grovetoberfest (yep, say that 5 times fast) is coming to our neck of the woods!  The largest beer fest in Florida hits town this Saturday and you can't beat the location.  Held in the scenic and historic Peacock Park, Grovetoberfest is going to feature over 250 different types of beers ranging from Imports, American craft beers (like Goose Island) and purely local brews from Wynwood Brewing, Miami Brewing Company and Cigar City, all for your sampling!

And what would a beer fest, or any fest be, without food!? Many local vendors will be on site.  There will also be food and beer pairing demonstrations in the Kitchen Lab throughout the day.

Different ticket packages are available, ranging from the $40 GM price to the VIP package which includes open bar, complimentary food and your own travel mug of sorts (a chalice, for your brew).

What: Grovetoberfest
Where: Peacock Park (directions here).
When: Saturday, October 19th, 2013.  General Admission 4:00 PM; VIP Admission: 2:30 PM.  Event runs until 7:00 PM.
Purchase Tickets: here.

I put together some fun, hassle free outfit choices for the event down below.  See you Saturday!

Outfit One: 

Outfit Two: 

RXMANCE Tiger Graphic Tee paired with A Peace Treaty Earrings  (Take 25% off with code INTHEFAMILY25) Polly TopShop shorts 

Outfit Three:

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