Saturday, February 28, 2015

Outfit: How to Style a Tulle Skirt + Tutu

SoBlo Salon, in Coral Gables gave me a super sleek, straight look that I wanted to share with you all.  I really like wearing my hair like this, but, I am supremely lazy when it comes to blowdrying and styling my hair.  Luckily, the girls at SoBlo always take care of me.  For this set of pictures, I styled a white tulle skirt  (here, also here) I styled it two ways: one with a drop waist silhouette and the other, with a little bit of a higher cropped top.  I think that a drop waist creates a flattering look and that it is underused.  If done properly, it can flatter and hide the number one problem area one women (the lower half, thighs) and create the illusion of a slim waist. Added some color with a hot pink Furla Metropolis Mini Cross Body Bag.
how to style tulle skirt

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Anatomy Of A Hair Crisis + How To Restore Your Hair Back To Life

This post is how-to guide on how I restored my damaged hair after a terrible experience at Toni & Guy. 
This is not a sponsored post. 
The products I used are down below. 

In May of last year, I visited the Toni & Guy Salon at Mary Brickell Village.  I paid the most I had ever, in my entire life, for a clear, cellophane glossing treatment and blowout.  I had never (and still have not) so much as highlighted my hair, much less dyed it.  I had been doing clear glossing treatments since I was in college.  In my experience, they had always made my hair soft, shiny and more manageable.  Not this time.

The stylist asked me if I wanted to do a treatment that had a color glaze in it.  I declined, telling him that I liked my naturally dark hair.  I should have known something was wrong when I felt like I had remained seated, with the glossing treatment in my hair, for way too long.  Because this wasn't my first rodeo, I knew that a) glossing treatments should not smell as foul as this did, and b) they should not be left on the hair for 30 minutes plus.
Hair Before:

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Miami Fashion Blogger

We have had picture perfect weather here in Miami.  Winter came a little late around here but it has finally arrived.  There's a great little spot in Coral Gables that Gissi discovered and today we shot these pictures out there.
I know that it's a bit too early in the year to look like an Easter egg, but I could not resist pairing this pretty, airy pastel dress with a pale pink denim jacket. The stones in my necklace are the same color family as the rest of my outfit, and my makeup has the same type of feel. 

This is a sponsored post in partnership Piperlime 

Netty Del Miami Fashion Blogger
Rory Becca Asymmetrical Shirred Layer Dress c/o Piperlime // Steve Madden Varcityy Pumps c/o Piperlime
BCBG Belt // J.Crew Necklace // Bauble Bar Earrings // Bracelets: J.Crew & Macy's
Twill Twenty Two Jacket
Bag, Philip Lim for Target Pashli Bag

Thursday, February 12, 2015

SoBlo Coral Gables, Miami Salon

SoBlo is a chain of South Florida blowdry bars. The newest location is nestled right in the heart of Coral Gables.  I have found a new home in their little salon and here's why:
All Blowouts are $35!
Easy to get to! While I will agree that The Gables is over-saturated, the salon sits right on Ponce (main street) which means that there's street parking to the east of Ponce and a parking garage to the west. 

They have their own line of shampoos and conditioners (aside from carrying other high end brands like Kevin Murphy). These home grown hair products are great for me!  First off, they smell amazing. They're infused with tea tree oil which is perfect for oil absorption (so if you have oily hair like I do, go for this one) and it leaves an absolutely amazing aroma.  The deep conditioning treatments are pretty good, too!  A bonus: stylists here give one heck of a head and scalp massage!

I can honestly say that out of every salon I have test driven in Miami, and there have been many, SoBlo Coral Gables has the most effective shampooing / cleansing routine. My hair feels totally clean post-shampoo (however, I am always careful to ask all salons to only put product on my ends, never on my bangs, or near my scalp). The end result is that my blowouts from this little gem last longer than from any other Miami salon. 

Check them out...Just in time for Valentine's Day fun!

I test drove two styles last week, a super sleek, straight look, and a loose waves look.  Both courtesy of SoBlo and Amanda, my stylist. 
SoBlo is located at 2309 Ponce De Leon BLVD in Coral Gables
Hours of Operation: Monday through Sunday from 11:00AM - 6:00 PM
Special Promotional Hours: $25 blowouts Monday and Tuesday mornings from 7:30AM - 11:00 AM
*Walk-Ins Accepted*

All photographs by Cindy Jimenez

Monday, February 9, 2015

Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Spring 2015

The much anticipated Dolce & Gabbana beauty and skincare product line has arrived, just in time for Spring 2015 beauty edits.  While D&G did have a beauty collection prior to spring 2015, the newly launched collection includes 10 new nail polish shades (41 in total) in a redesigned bottle with a new, wider brush and a more broad spectrum of colors. You will also see more products added to their skincare line, like the Aurealux Serum which is heavily lauded. 

D&G gave us an insiders view into the new collection, and I'm so excited to be able to show you some of the new products from the line.  Famed makeup artist Christian McCulloch did our makeup and showed us some of the versatility of the product line.  He is so talented and also a really sweet spirit (and did Kate Hudsons' makeup for the Globes!)

While the makeup products are amazing, what really drew my eye were the nail polishes.  Nail lacquers, should I say.  Below are photos of a  kit of 12 shades of D&G Nail Lacquers.  These colors are amazing.  If you're a nail polish addict, this line is a must-see.

Keep checking in for more updates on beauty and skincare products, especially in April when a new deluxe box of something special makes an appearance :)

Christian McCulloch and Martha Dominguez of Princess Martha
I am wearing a black knit dress by Calvin Klein and a long tassel necklace from Miami local Kristin Pearce.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Outfit: Leopard is a Neutral

The Chloe boutique in Bal Harbour was re-designed and this is what I wore to the launch party:

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