Nope, I didn’t get a new car. I still have my marshmellow baby AKA Mercedes Benz. So why the maroon Cady? Well, the Cadillac Championship is going on in Miami till this Sunday, March 7 at Trump National Doral. Major pros like Tiger Woods are in town and tonight Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy is performing here too. For this look, I wanted to rock my latest Spring craze: daisies! I’m totally mad for the print. The head-to-toe might be a bit too much for some, but it works perfectly especially since the crop top breaks up the pattern. I also selected it because it’s cute to go watch the matches in though I highly suggest wearing a pair of flats since there’s a lot of walking involved. Have a great Saturday and be sure to:
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OUTFIT: Forever 21 top, skirt, hat and bag.
Woo Hoo! It’s my birthday today. I’m officially the big “8”! I’m really excited for my post today which is extra special. I wanted to celebrate it with a cause that is close to my heart and that is helping other boys and girls. So I teamed up with a new Miami brand that helps little girls and boys.
“Hooooooleee in one”! Today, is a pretty exciting day in Miami for sports and fashion enthusiasts. Why? Well,the www.cadillacchampionship.com kicks off at the Trump National Doral from March 5-9. Golf fans will be able to see the legendary Tiger Woods on the field. But, what I’m really excited for is the Carolina Herrera Spring 2014 runway show that is taking place here on March 7 hosted by none other than Ivanka Trump. Yup, the Donald’s daughter will be making a special appearance and also conducting a Trump Model search. Now it gets better, on Saturday, March 8,Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes will headline a concert at the Blue Monster Village. Last, don’t forget to check out Trump National Doral’s Gold Shop it’s largest retail golf shop in the world. It’s 7,000 sq ft. and carries brands like Hugo Boss. In case you’re wondering where I got my cute pink glove, club, bag and balls, they are all from there.
Wanna win tickets? I’m giving away 3 to attend the Carolina Herrera show this Friday, March 7 with Preferred Parking. All you gotta do is enter here
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A lot of people don’t know about Miami’s Horse Country, but it’s where I grew up and spent a chunk of my middle school and high school years living. Horse Country gives you a bit of country smack dab in the City of Kendall. I love it there. I find refuge among the rows of farms sitting side by side alive with horses, chickens, goats, and peacocks running around. It’s here where I remember a layer of the old me. The me, who used to run outside freely in cowboy boots without a care in the world. The me, who rode in the back of my grandfather’s pickup to go buy blocks of hay. The me, who used to spend hours in the sunshine with my siblings just talking and playing. The me, who in high school danced the night away at a few ranch parties. If you grew up in Miami, you know about these. Yesterday, I rode out to my old hood to introduce my boyfriend and Elmo to a part of my past life. As we drove around, past my middle school, we pulled over and walked over to eight horses that were grazing. As soon as they saw us, they came one by one to meet us. It was magical. One was so curious about Elmo. He kept staring down at him so we decided to lift him and give him a better look. Without hestitation he came closer to greet Elmo. It was beautiful and I captured it on camera. Along with a few snaps of what I was rocking. If you ever have a chance to visit. You’ll love this part of Miami.
OUTFIT: Ambar top and bottom ℅ Target, Steve Madden sneakers, bag ℅ Hayden Reis. Dolce & Gabanna sunnies ℅ SimplyEyeglasses.com By the way, I obssessed with my new fllower sunnies. From Orlando based online company SimplyEyeGlasses.com. They are wholesaler and optical lab for high fashion eyeglasses and sunglasses. In fact, there optical lab has been around for 20 years meaning they are experts. Aside from D&G, they carry brands such as Prada, Ray Ban, Jason Wu, Philip Lim, Verace for less.
By: The Petite Poet
I’m counting down the days for Spring Break! March is my favorite month because I get a week off of school and well, my birthday is also in March 6. I’m really excited to be turning 8-years-old. I always do something really cool on this day with my family. This year I’m not sure how I’m spending it but I do know I want to be on the beach. I love swimming and doing cartwheels on the sand. I found a new shop to get swimsuits in Miami with my mom and Tia which is located in the Bird Road Art District. It’s called Neptunes Boutique and they have really cute one-pieces, bikinis and cover ups. The owner is Joan Menendez and she sells brands for adults and kids like LeMar, Pitusa, Saha, Vitamin A, Melissa Odabash,Maaji, Ipanema, Indah and more. In today’s post I wanted to show you two looks: a sassy animal print one-piece and a cool cover up option. Both have pom poms and you can wear to the beach, a pool party or to just tan in your backyard like I do sometimes.
Neptunes is located at 4742 SW 72nd Avenue; 305-661-0952 or you can visit online at www.neptuneskidsswimwear.com
Swimsuit season is upon us ladies. Yeah, it’s that time of year again to start up the diets and hit the gym again. Sigh. On a brighter note, I found a really cute and very affordable boutique in Miami’s Bird Road district which has an awesome selection of bikinis, one-pieces, coverups, sandals and accessories called Neptunes Boutique. This quaint little shop is truly a hidden gem and is run by the awesome Joan Menendez who is uber sweet and can get you fitted with the right suit for your body type. Plus, if you have little ones, you’re in for a treat, Neptunes Boutique caters to the "mommy and me" customer. It is one of the only shop’s in Miami for beach gear to do that. Mia aka “The Petite Poet” and I both visited and fell in love with the shop hence today’s post and her’s which will be tomorrow. My head-to-toe beach boho chic look is all from Neptunes. They carry brands like LeMar, Pitusa, Saha, Vitamin A, Melissa Odabash,Maaji, Ipanema, Indah and more. It’s seriously a one-stop-shop which makes life’s easier for the girl that’s always on the go like me.
Neptunes is located at 4742 SW 72nd Avenue; 305-661-0952 or you can visit online at www.neptuneskidsswimwear.com
Orange is one of the it hues for Spring 2014 and aside from fashion, the citrus shade is hot for beauty. In Miami, mandarin tones have been popping up on the pouts of plenty of style setters. Miami-made makeup brand Maite has a great lip gloss called Corallina and I love Calvin Klein Lil Liar shade. But, alas I haven’t seen any gal here brave the runway look of orange lids which is so ridiculously hot, too. So of course, I just had to turn to Makeup Maven Charlene Batlle to test it out and see if it was practical for us gals in the 305. Turns out it’s light weight, enough to withstand the humidity and has just the right amount of color to make us look "South Beach Sunkissed."
Check out: how Charlene transforms me in these easy 5 STEP Tutorial.
The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is coming to Miami this Thursday! I already saw them setting up a ginormous white tent in Miami Beach. I love food! Epecially my Cuban food. My Tia asked me to put together an outfit to wear to the festival and I thought to myself ” I have to wear something cute with a food print on it.” Afterall the event is all about food right?! This Zaraterez donut skirt is so perfect for this weekend. Plus, it will keep you comfy in the heat. You can pair it up with colorful flip flops since the events are on the sand or rock it with sneakers. Are any of you attending?
Stay tuned for next week’s post which is all about bicycle riding!
STYLING ASSISTANT & MAKEUP ARIST: Nasha Pisano
This Thursday one of the city’s most anticipated festivals kicks off: The South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Going into its 13th year, the celeb star studded event which summons top chefs from around the world like Rachael Ray to host events like the Amstel Light Burger Bash or teach cooking classes and food tastings. In celebration of this year’s 4 day festival, I headed out to one of Miami’s top Italian restaurants which is known for having the biggest and tasties meatballs in the city: Randazzo’s Little Italy. They are so mammoth. They seem impossible to fit an entire one in your mouth. (just look at the pictures). If you’re into seafood they have that too. In fact, there’s a variety of entrees for everyone which is why I love the 2 story eatery besides its cozy atmosphere and eye-catching decor which fills up every inch of the restaurant. If you want real authentic Italian food that tastes homemade a la Godfather flick, then this spot will give your tastebuds a treat. Speaking of treats, don’t forget to leave room for dessert, the cannoli from here is to-die-for. To make a reservation check out: www.randazzoslittleitaly.com
I wore the above Opening Ceremony dress and Oscar de La Renta cuff to New York Fashion Week and I felt like a star. Of course, I added a Miami brand Gina Cueto Jewelry in there too. Now, while I’m obssessed with both couture labels there not in my spending clothing budget. At least not yet. So how did I pull this off?
Well, it’s called Rent-the-Runway and during my trip to New York for Fashion Week, they invited me to their 5th Avenue Showroom to get styled and fitted with an outfit to wear to the Lela Rose, Del Pozo and Custo Barcelona shows. Their showroom is located inside the Henri Bendel flagship store and contains about 1,000 options and accessories, too. But, you can shop online too at www.renttherunway.com
It’s like a dream come true for anyone who needs something to wear, but really can’t shell out a lot of money for it. You basically rent the outfit for a few days and return it when your done. Plus, you’re assigned a stylist that helps you select outfits and recommends accessories. I was lucky to get the sweetest stylist named Sherly who brought me everything from BCBG to Monique Lhuillier to Moschino. Everything great. She was that good. I however settled
These were my top 3 favorites (snapped with my iPhone). A Monique Lhuillier, Opening Ceremony and BCBG Max Azria).
Now, The Opening Ceremony was the winner. Valued at $595. The rental is only $50 and they provide you with a pre paid envelop to ship back.
OUTFIT: Opening Ceremony dress & Oscar de La Renta cuff c/o Rent the Runway, Forever 21 shoes, vintage bag and Infinity black leather bangle Miami designer Gina Cueto.
Mia loves cheerleading. When she isn’t studying or blogging, you can find her training for her latest competition which usually takes place well, all over Florida. Yes, this mini Miami blogger is quite busy for being 7-years-old. Now that the Olympics are in full swing, Mia wanted to dedicate the next series of posts to being an active, living a healthy lifestyle and playing outside instead of being cooped up watch TV or searching the web. Things are things she loves, too, but Mia says it’s important to have fun and do different things like ride bike, skateboard, rollerskate or even jump rope. Stay tuned to her roller skating adventure next week.
OUTFIT: Dress ℅ Vintage Havana, Sneakers ℅ Chiffino Shoes, Beaded Bracelets ℅ Boho Chic, Forever 21 Headband & Necklace, Claire’s Boutique sunglasses
Makeup: Nasha Pisano
New York Fashion Week 2014 has been so cold this year and despite this fashion goers like myself still brace the icy winds and snow filled slippery streets in the name of style and head out to the shows in their best threads and shoes. Being a native Miamian, 69 degrees means a sweater so you can just imagine, the agony of 30 degree weather for me. Every year, I say it will be my last time I endure Fall shows and I’ll just cover the Spring ones in September and yet every year I come back. It’s a love hate relationship, I admit. I guess, when you really love something so much you’ll do anything for it.
Speaking of love, representing Miami is what this blog is all about so of course, I had to take some 305 to NYFW and thanks to up and coming local designer Gio Kalil of Gibran Kalil I got to rock this show stopping gorgeous custom designed skirt to the Carolina Herrera show. Underneath it, I threw on my sneakers and God, it felt good to walk in comfy shoes and not have to worry about sliding over ice puddles. Yet, the irony, I fell so hard. Right smack dab in front of everyone. Was I embarassed? Nah. I let out a whine and then exploded into laughter realizing I couldn’t get up with this big furry coat and giant skirt. Ah, fashion girl problems.
OUTFIT: Vintage Fur Coat from (NastyGal) Thrift sweater, Nike sneakers, and skirt ℅ Miami designer Gibran Kalil
Hair: Courtesy TRESmme
What is your ideal perfect day? For me, it’s definetely spending it on a beautiful beach somewhere in the Carribean or Italian Riveria surrounded by loved ones. This Spring I want to venture off again on a trip which is why I’m entering O’Neill’s “Today is Perfect” contest. You can win $5,000 to go make that perfect day happen. See below how to enter:
OUTFIT: Flamingo top (how Miami perfect is this top?), shawl and pants ℅ O’Neill.
"Love is in the Air" this week as Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. In most of the country, the temperature has dropped and snow is falling, but us Miami gals like Mia are still basking in the South Florida sunshine. Mia’s favorite part of Valentine’s Day is the candy (duh) & exchanging Vday cards with her friends. When asked to assemble a cool look for February 14, she headed to Juicebox Miami in Coral Gables and grabbed a cute pink and red cherry dress from Wildfox and threw on a fire engine Appaman vest for an extra pop of color. "Valentine’s Day" is all about having fun and you gotta wear something red," says Mia. We couldn’t agree more with the 7-year-old blogger. Check out more of her look down below.