OJ AND CIGS

OJ AND CIGS - A Personal Style Blog By Jana Rose Carrero

THE STAYCATIONERS – SHELBORNE

12.06.16

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Photos Yesi Flores

It’s no secret that South Beach is known for glitzy yacht life and a wild club scene. But what if I told you there is more…that there is rich history in a lot of these buildings beckoning tourists and locals to relish in all its glamorously restored glory? Welcome to The Shelborne, where the storied elegance of the 1950s surrounds you, and the modern edge of the 21st century entertains you. Join Yelany (of @Le.Haute.Sauce), Yesi Flores (@simplylively behind the camera) and I for a relaxing Miami staycay.

 THE SPOT: The Shelborne | 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

THE STATS: Recently renovated, 200 rooms, 1 iconic pool, plush air-conditioned cabanas, beach access, eclectic restaurant spearheaded by “Top Chef” alumni

PERFECT FOR: A vintage vogue Miami experience with a refreshingly modern feel, perfect for any relaxing, yet stylish, getaway

 

BEAUTY AND THE BUBBLY

Walk with us past The Sarsaparilla vintage VW food truck (more on that later) and under the retro-chic Shelborne sign to get this staycay started. We are greeted with bubbly and led to the library. The Library Lounge, that is. 


 

POOL DAZE

After slipping into something a little more comfortable and pool-appropriate, thanks to on-site shop Indie Soul, we were ready to get our lounge on at The Shelborne’s iconic pool, cabana massages included. Warning: the following images may cause extremely relaxing vibes.

 

THE SUITE LIFE

Time to shake things up and get glammed up by the ultimate beauty crew, GLAMSQUAD. Our suite went from 0 to a 100 real quick and a fuse may or may not have been blown, literally (sorry hotel maintenance!). But we were up and running, and the rosé was flowing.

 

DINERS’ PARADISE

Table for three please! After a full day of R&R, we were eager to taste the contemporary cuisine of The Shelborne’s Sarsaparilla Club, led by husband-and-wife duo and Top Chef alumni Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth. By fusing Cantonese Dim Sum and American Comfort Food, the restaurant showcases soul-nurturing, conscientiously sourced, farm-fresh dishes. Now would be the time to put a bib on (read: DROOL).


 

NIGHTCAPS

After a serious dinner at The Sarsaparilla Club, we made our way to the Drawing Room Bar & Lounge where we enjoyed beautifully crafted elixirs to cap off the night, but not before being greeted by a vibey, very appropriate neon sign that read: “Too much is never enough.” No doubt a reference to life’s pleasures, or perhaps to our affinity for rosé.


 

MORNING MUSINGS

Sleek art deco-inspired details, breakfast in bed, and relaxing ocean views are the perfect way to end our stay at The Shelborne. We bid adieu to the hotel with one last walk around the grounds and a cup of coffee for the road.


 

Photography Yesi Flores of Simply Lively. Special thanks to GLAMSQUAD (#glamsquadmiami), Indie Soul, The Drawing Room Bar & Lounge, The Sarsaparilla Club, Taste the Style, and last but not least The Shelborne Hotel.
 

Retro Futuristic Feels – And LED Light Up Shoes

11.18.16

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Photos Yesi Flores of Simply Lively | Sunglasses Karen Walker via Gilt | Vintage Thrifted Jumpsuit | Light Up Shoes c/o Shop Vase

Welcome to my tropicalia-inspired retro-yet-futuristic dream straight from my nonsensical mind…

Did I lose you? I can get carried away with descriptions, packing so much into my sentences (spoken and written) that I catch myself rambling. Does that ever happen to you? And then when I have several things running around in my head I find it hard to communicate or to choose the best words (especially when it comes to politically-charged passionate discussions about current affairs, but that’s a whole ‘nother story). Just think of me as the Mad Hatter, ADHD tendencies and all. Sometimes I say fuck it, let’s have fun and channel all this craziness into what I’m gonna wear today, hence this paradoxical retro-yet-futuristic look that I speak of.

You may have already noticed by now how my style changes on the DAILY, and on this particular day, I wanted to have fun like the bold, carefree, vivacious Miranda Makaroff. I threw together a few items I had in my closet: a colorful vintage jumpsuit, offset with futuristic sunglasses by Karen Walker (the queen-of-chic-meets-eccentric). Let me get to these light up shoes though, the true hero of this post…These “Hologram LED Light Sneakers” by Shop Vase are the life of any party. Everyone I walk past does a double-take…Must be the shoes. *Cue hip hop legends Lords Of The Underground’s line, “It’s the shoes. The SHOES?! It’s GOTTA be the shoes.” (Listen to the first 40 seconds of the song “Chief Rocka” here to see what i mean.)

So as I moon-walk my way past pastel-color buildings, Yesi and I come across this gem of a place, Flamingo Plaza, built in 1937 as the Flamingo Hotel. Today it’s a condo with eye-catching original fresco paintings that have been amazingly preserved & restored. Thanks to the friendly resident sitting outside who let us in, we were able to access this colorful haven. Although I read that it was build in the 1930s i can’t help but think of Brazil’s artistic movement of the 1960s, Tropicalia. Know what I mean? Anywho, scroll away and thanks for reading my ramblings today. Now let’s party! Don’t forget to say hi on Instagram <3

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Freestyle Sway – An Ode to Extra Flared Pants

10.13.16

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Photography Yesi Flores of Simply Lively | Top c/o Kit and Ace | Extra Flared Pants via Zara | White Sneakers via Vans

Feel the Flow.

Feel the extra flared pants flow.  Sway back and forth. Wind blows…I’ve got a penchant for statement pieces and these extravagant bell bottom trousers are giving me life. What makes you swoon? Scarves, sneakers, straps? If you know, let me know, and find me HERE.

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Walking on Broken Glass

09.20.16

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Photographer Yesi Laver Flores of Simply Lively | Dress: Zara | Shoes: Suede Classic Puma in “Desert Flower”

 
Mission: to find beauty in unexpected places…

The outfits, they just happen.

Being the fans of exploring that we are, Yesi and I drive up to this crumbling building, a structure that was probably once full of life, and I can’t help but wonder what happened. I walk up to a little window for a peek, the crunch of broken glass under my pink Pumas.

Everything is covered in grass and green.

Do you ever stop and wonder?

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jana rose carrero oj and cigs simply lively yesi laver flores pink puma sneakers little river miami platinum silver hair dress street style blog blogger inspiration motivation

jana rose carrero oj and cigs simply lively yesi laver flores pink puma sneakers little river miami platinum silver hair dress street style blog blogger inspiration motivation

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Mellow Yellow, a Brief History – It’s Bananas

09.03.16

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Photography Yesi Flores of Simply Lively  | Wearing Zara & Topshop

The “mellow yellow” low-down…

Summer may be coming to an end, but I’m loving this vibrant purchase from Zara (despite the recent flack the chain is getting for its fast-fashion ways). Now as far as the color yellow is concerned, there really is nothing mellow about it, am i right? It’s a bright, happy shade often associated with glory and harmony. So where did the phrase “mellow yellow” come from? Flashback to 1966, Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan tops the charts with this groovy hit. Here’s the kicker – the song makes reference to vibrators, yes, vibrators. Donovan confirms this in an interview, “It <the song> is about being cool, laid-back, and also the electrical bananas that were appearing on the scene – which were ladies’ vibrators.”

“They call me mellow yellow…

Electrical banana
Is gonna be a sudden craze
Electrical banana
Is bound to be the very next phase”

 
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So there you go. Now you know where this timeless and often-used catchphrase comes from, and also how to rock a cute outfit around the randomest parts of town. You’re welcome!

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jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

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