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:

Monday, October 14, 2013

Columbus Day Promo Codes + Online Sales

1. The gorgeous Rebecca Minkoff Alaina Mini bag is 31% off (WITH an additional 50% off) at Barneys Warehouse (price reflected at checkout)
2. Alexander Wang Prism Flat Pouch is 37% with an additional 50% taken at checkout!)
3. Steve Madden Mojitoe (Use code SMFREE)
4. Tie Neck Blouse (Use Code Take50 for 50% off at LOFT)
5. Asos Checked Clutch
6. J.Crew is having an additional 40% off sale items with code EXTRA40; Tortoise and Crystal earrings
7. $8 Sweatshirt from Old Navy.  You've all seen the similar ILY Couture one, now get one for 8 bucks that looks the same! Reviews say size down. Super soft terry and fleece.
8. TIBI - 25% off using code FAMILY25; this amazing leather patchwork tank is my favorite. 

More Sales:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Beauty File: New Essie Polishes

The Emmy's were a couple of weeks ago, and there was a lot of focus on the fashions that graced the red carpet.  I love award show fashion!  I really like the photographs that capture the details of each outfit; shoes, clutches, hair adornments, jeweled necklaces...and the rings and manicures, too!

The E! Network has the "Mani Cam" where each celeb can "walk" her fingers down the little miniature red carpet, showing off her manicure and baubles.  I think it's a really cute idea and it gives us at home a chance to really look at what the manicures look like on these celebrities.

Essie sent over a couple of polishes that were used on actresses for this year's Emmy Awards!

Check out the polishes and what actresses wore them below (all photos mine, unless otherwise stated):
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit.
Christina Hendricks wore Essie Nail color in Stylenomics layered with Essie's Skirting the Issue

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lacoste 80th Miami: Addict, Miami (Bal Harbour) #Lacoste80th featuring Romero Britto and Best Buddies International

I had the pleasure of being invited by Lacoste to help host the brand's 80th birthday bash in Miami, at Addict, in the Bal Harbour shopping mall.
I was thrilled to be a part of something like this; Lacoste is a brand that has demonstrated true longevity in the business, while maintaining the brand's integrity throughout the many years it's been around (eighty, to be exact).

I took the opportunity to wear my Lacoste black ankle boots (the style is the Rosemont Chelsea)...and great minds think alike, because fellow bloggers Ginger, Ria, Erika and Carmen were all sporting the same ones :)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fashion 4 A Cause: Raising Funds for the Fight Against Breast Cancer Featuring Peace Love World + Bloomingdales shot by Alexander Tamargo @ALTAimages

Hi everyone!
I've partnered up with the girls in Miami, once again to help raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.  Fashion 4 A Cause is back!   Last year, we styled these cute shirts and raised a lot of money.  This year, we took it a step further and partnered with local Bloomingdales' and Peace Love World in a photoshoot shot at the Sagamore Hotel by photographer Alexander Tamargo.

Peace Love World, (a company that originated in Miami), is donating a portion of the proceeds from the clothing and accessories that we styled for the shoot to the fight against breast cancer.

Local Bloomingdale's (Aventura and The Falls) have also teamed up with us, and will be displaying our photographs in their stores!

Over 30 of us Miami fashion and beauty bloggers joined forces for this wonderful cause.  I styled a t-shirt, bandanna and bracelet.  My awesome high bun is courtesy of the ladies at So Blo.

Thanks to Alex for the shots!

Check out my photos below. 

Photo Credit: Alexander Tamargo

Friday, October 4, 2013

OOTD: What I've Been Wearing Lately - Miami

What I've been wearing in Miami, lately.  As you can see, I am hoping to will and coax a Fall season, with just the slightest dip in temperature.

 Banana Republic Sloan Pant (on repeat) paired with old Banana trump l'oeil bow top, and a faux lavender skinny belt by Kensie from TJMaxx.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Birchbox and Kerastase, SoHo Beach House, Miami, #BBxMiami

Attended a little mid-week soiree put on by Birchbox, featuring Kerastase hair products. Got my hair done by Rogelio from Red Carpet Salons in Bal Harbor, using some new products from the line.  Thanks to SoHo House and BirchBox for hosting us.  As usual, the drinks and food were delicious.  Yes, I was the girl that consistently harassed the wait staff for more manchego cheese and ham croquettes. 

I'm stylish and I like to eat. 

Kerastase Spray A Porter (love the name) and the rest of the new collection of styling and finishing products

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