#theshoppingblock

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This past Saturday, the always fabulous Refinery29 curated a fun little shopping block in the middle of Dadeland Mall. There were local boutiques, a MAC station and a cool little DIY station. It was a great place to hang out with my fellow blogger babes. I even got featured on Refinery29.com! (YAY)

I absolutely love this cool floral sweater from Forever 21. It’s thin so it’s perfect for layering in Miami. Plus, my favorite necklace right now – it was the perfect edgy outfit for a daytime event. Layering can easily be done in Miami! Just try light layers or pairing those layers with shorts.

xo

Strapless Jumpsuit with a Twist.

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Like most girls are self conscious about their body, I am self conscious about being skinny. Some things just don’t fit me right because of my lack of curves. I usually NEVER wear strapless pieces because they really make me look extremely thin, which I hate. SO I always try and improvise because there’s always going to be those pieces you just have to have.

I absolutely love this jumpsuit from BLUSH. It is so comfortable, chic and it has pockets (which is always a plus.) Since it was strapless, I decided to add the mesh top to be able to cover up the area I don’t feel great about. I loved that you could still see the print through the top and it actually added a great touch. The jumpsuit was also very long (especially for a girl standing at a mere 5’2) so I tied it at the hem. This helped with my boho-arabian-vibe.

I’m glad I was able to wear this jumpsuit and reinvent the outfit into something that made me feel comfortable. So, don’t hesitate from trying something outside of your comfort zone but, when in doubt, change up the outfit until it suits you best!

xo

 

In The Palm Of My Hand.

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Palm tree prints have been on-trend for summer. They’re fun, colorful and easy to wear! They can take you on a tropical vacation or to a chic party. For a more subtle print like this one, make sure to add a pop of color! Make sure to try a palm tree print in your outfit before the season is over!

xo

 

WET Swimwear – MBFW Swim.

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Bikini: c/o WET Swimwear (top) (bottom) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

I got the great opportunity to collab with WET Swimwear during Swim Week. They hosted an amazing pool party at the Delano to bring Swim Week to an end. Unfortunately, due to pure exhaustion, I was not able to make it to the pool party. Swim Week really takes the life out of you! All day events in the scorching heat, not to mention the heels, are killer. (Major #blogger probz.) Instead, I decided to shoot this adorable little number at the beach.

I absolutely LOVED this bathing suit. It gives you support as well as a little lift (for us flatter chested girls.) This bathing suit gave me confidence and it was super comfortable! I opted for a different bottom than the one displayed with the top to add a little edginess to the girly top. I love mixing and matching bathing suits so who knows what I’ll add next to this fun little number. 😉

xo

YOUNG & RECKLESS.

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I had the great opportunity to collab with the Young & Reckless brand. They have badass shirts for men and women! They’re so comfy and fun and are great to wear with anything!

I decided to style this one in the perfect way for Miami. In the summer, there’s always pool parties, boat days and numerous aquatic activities. While you’re just lounging, rock your Y&R tank with a cute bikini bottom. This American Apparel one is so fun, stays on trend and lets you hide on those days you feel a little bloated. :O

Stay tuned for more tees and tanks from Young and Reckless.

Maxi Mondays.

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Dress: c/o Ami Clubwear | Sandals: Valentino (on sale!) | Necklace: Blush Boutique | Purse: Alexander Wang

Maxi dresses always make me feel put together. Especially when I need it most, like Mondays. Add a fun pop of color and a statement necklace and you’ll girly and great! 🙂

Xo

MFW: Day 2.

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My theme for MFW seemed to have been open-back tops and florals.

For the runway shows, I was lucky enough to be seated front row. I got there right in time for the Peruvian showcase (reppin’ my country!) My favorite from this showcase were Chiara Macchiavello’s designs for Escudo. I loved the bohemian feel the pieces had and loved all the intricate detailing. Oh, and crops, my fave! Not to mention, how bad-ass were those sunglasses?! Chiara, feel free to send me a pair. 🙂

My other favorite was lingerie and swimwear designer, Andres Sarda. He had the sexiest and most beautiful pieces. I would rock these all day, everyday, if I could. Also, wouldn’t mind getting married in the bridal inspired lingerie piece. FIERCE.

P.S. Sorry for the blurry pics taken from my iPhone. Check out my Facebook later during the week for full albums (with better quality pics) of all the runway shows I attended.

Xo