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Miami Swim Week Fun in Ao De Clo

07.22.14

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SWIMSUIT C/O AO DE CLO | BLACK MESH TOP C/O EXPRESS | SUNGLASSES: ALDO | SHOES: AMERICAN APPAREL

Miami Swim Week has come and gone, and although I admit things were hectic and I couldn’t stop complaining about the infernal heat, I reminded myself, “This is supposed to be fun!” So here’s a little post dedicated to a leisurely splash wearing one of my new fave swimsuits. It’s from Ao De Clo: an up and coming independent swimwear line by Puerto Rican designer Claudia Alexandra. This set in particular comes with a high-waist bottom for the perfect amount of coverage and a little retro flare. What do you think?

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

07.06.14

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DRESS: ZARA | SLIDES: TOPSHOP | SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN
 

Living in Miami is amazing and all, but every once in a while, it’s imperative to escape the Magic City. So once summer rolls around, we go on a few trips, including a good ol’ Florida road trip. Exactly one year ago, we  a spent a full Fourth of July weekend in Naples. This time, our Florida road trip was about hitting up Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Naples and Marco Island – all without hotels booked, and simply discovering things along the way. It was so much fun! I was feeling relaxed and “resort-y,” wearing a lot of white, denim, light fabrics, floral prints and my trusty pool slides.

To get these pictures, we drove around Naples one last time before heading to Marco Island, on what felt like the hottest, stickiest, most humid day of the year. As we pulled into the empty lot of what used to be a huge riverside seafood restaurant we felt like we had come across a ghost-town saloon aka “PHOTO-OPP JACKPOT.” It was pretty rad. We walked through a little open fence off to the side, to discover a whole other area with a back deck overlooking the river, old picnic tables and disintegrating benches, colorful doors and awnings. How is this place out of business?! It was enormous and had so much potential! After a good wander, and a good sweat, we got out of there to continue our road trip, but we hope these pictures capture a bit of that Naples charm. Follow me on Instagram to keep up with our adventures!

“On the road again 
Goin’ places that I’ve never been
Seein’ things that I may never see again
And I can’t wait to get on the road again”
-Willie Nelson

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Gap Lincoln Road Store Opening Recap

06.26.14

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Gap Lincoln Road’s grand re-opening went off without a hitch last Thursday June 19th, brining in a large crowd of shoppers, fashionistas, tastemakers and influencers alike. Guests jammed out to the sweet sounds of Classixx and Neon Indian, while browsing the stores expanded product assortment and creating monogrammed totes with photos taken by Miami-based Instagrammers that Gap partnered with for the opening (Annie Vazquez, Brian Ladder, Jose Narvaez and Noah Mostkoff). Scroll down to check out a few of my favorite images that represent the Magic City beautifully. Keep up with Gap and I here and here.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Gap Miami via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

New Digs On The Block: Gap Lincoln Road

06.19.14

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The much anticipated grand re-opening of Gap Lincoln Road happens today June 20th! I don’t know about you, but Gap has always been a go-to of mine for easy-breezy, high-quality basics, fashionable staples, and yes, underwear. To celebrate the exciting re-opening, Gap will be offering customers a free customizable tote pre-designed with Miami-inspired images taken by influential Miami-based Instagrammers @brianladder, @oasisjae, @newteam, & @thefashionpoet when you make a purchase of $75 or more through June 22nd.

Gap’s first Miami flagship is most definitely a SUPER-GAP: the new two-level 19,000-square-foot store at 1001 Lincoln Road features something for everyone with GapFit, GapMaternity, Men’s, GapKids, babyGap and GapBody all under one roof! Designed by award-winning Miami locals Carlos and Jackie Touzet of Touzet Studio, the glass structure of the building allows sweeping views from inside and plays on the light of Miami Beach with a wide-open environment that is filled with white and reflective materials. If you pause to admire the view and take it all in for a minute, it almost makes you want to zone out and stop shopping. Almost.

Join me in welcoming Gap back to the neighborhood: follow at http://facebook.com/gap & http://twitter.com/gap and use hashtag #HelloLincolnRoad. See you there!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Gap Miami via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

Black Widow

06.03.14

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Bustier: Forever21 (similar here) | Faux Leather Jacket: Forever21 (similar here) | Leggings c/o Lyssé | Shoes: Aldo | Rings: Catbird

Yes, I’m guilty of wearing too much black - even on the loveliest of days or during the most magical sunsets, black widow style. What’s the saying? I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color… yeah that’s me.

Decked out in my über flattering twist-zip leggings courtesy of Lyssé, we snapped a couple of pics by our pool deck before heading out on the town. Side note: if you’re interested, the shoes I’m wearing are now on mega sale: click here.

What are your thoughts on wearing black all year round?

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