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Out (In) of Office

12.02.17

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No wish conceived, no thought expressed. Just a place between work, life and rest.

Work life balance is so important…easier said than done though, right?

Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with everything it seems: work, finances, love, living, health, anti-aging, instagram algorithms (🙄) you name it. I’m not ashamed to say I’ve been going through some personal struggles, and it usually tends to happen around the holiday season for some freaking reason. This has resulted in nothing but extremely tense shoulders and a horrible case of acne, while desperately trying not to fall behind on work. Through all this I’ve learned that I still need to take time for self care (i.e. renew my Massage Envy membership), and literally smell the roses…

It started with wanting something to retreat to once I came home from work. I began visiting the Diptyque shop often and lighting candles at home, instantly realizing how nice a good quality candle is… So I became enthralled by the world of fragrance. I’ve grown to love learning about the notes, and it evolved into this fascination with perfume, and how it mixes with the chemicals of your body. I wake up looking forward to pairing a scent with my mood, and exploring how it changes on my skin throughout the day. No joke, this is like my new obsession. Scent is powerful in that it has the ability to transport you to an entirely different time and place, even if it’s somewhere you’ve never been before. It’s like a little escape. My collection of perfumes and candles is growing, and I’ve recently added Byredo and Le Labo to the mix. What are you favorite scents? And how do you escape from everyday stresses? Are you happy with your work/life balance, and have you found any hobbies that help? Don’t be shy – comment below or DM me on Instagram!

Scroll through for outfit details below. Photography Yesi Flores aka @simplylively.

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Suit via Zara | Sneakers are Nike “Cortez” | “Aquarium” Nails by Vanity Projects Miami | Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in “After Party”

Flashes in the Night

01.16.17

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Three cheers for Capricorn season! Today, January 16th,  is not only one of my all time favorite singers and female icons Sade’s birthday, it’s also a day that commemorates one of history’s key figures’ birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr. (observed on the third Monday of every January in honor of his January 15th birthday). I leave you with a set of pictures Yesi and I shot one evening playing around with flash, in which I am wearing a Sade shirt by Deer Dana and my treasured All Saints leather jacket (full credits all the way at the bottom of this post). Follow on Instagram for more stuff on the daily! 

Photography Yesi Laver Flores 

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood flash night photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood flash night photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

 

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

oj and cigs jana rose carrero simply lively yesi flores miami street style fashion blog blogger editorial wynwood night flash photography

 

Shirt: Deer Dana | Jacket: All Saints | Shoes: Vans | Hat: Lack of Color | Fishnet Socks: ASOS | Lipstick c/o Aveda | Photography Yesi Flores aka @simplylively  

Fibi and Clo

03.31.13

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oj and cigs miami fashion blogger fibi and clo spring designer sandals

oj and cigs miami fashion blogger fibi and clo spring designer sandals

oj and cigs miami fashion blogger fibi and clo spring designer sandals

oj and cigs miami fashion blogger fibi and clo spring designer sandals

oj and cigs miami fashion blogger fibi and clo spring designer sandals

oj and cigs miami fashion blogger fibi and clo spring designer sandals

oj and cigs miami fashion blogger fibi and clo spring designer sandals

oj and cigs miami fashion blogger fibi and clo spring designer sandals

Spring has arrived and it’s time to whip out a pair of pretty sandals. Here I want to highlight the New York shoe line fibi & clo. Run by power couple AnaLiza Alba (Founder & Creative Director) and Michael Leen (Co-Founder & CEO), this is a small company with a huge heart and an eye for style.

Each pair of jeweled sandals offers a touch of glam to any breezy-chic outfit. It really is like wearing jewelry on your feet, but what is awe-inspiring is that you can treat your feet with this luxe look for under $60!

These photos were all taken at beautiful Key West, where the sun was shining and my fibi & clo sandals were too…I chose to show off a pair of the Smoke Cascade seen in the last four photos, as well as a pair of the beautiful Sea Star pictured in the first four shots above.

SKIRT: ZARA // BANDEAU AND CHIFFON BUTTON UP: AMERICAN APPAREL // RINGS: IN GOD WE TRUST, CATBIRD // SUNGLASSES: ELIZABETH AND JAMES // SANDALS c/o FIBI AND CLO

Wynwood Art Walking

02.18.13

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miami wynwood art district street art graffiti and street style

miami wynwood art district street art graffiti and street style

miami wynwood art district street art graffiti and street style

miami wynwood art district street art graffiti and street style

miami wynwood art district street art graffiti and street style

miami wynwood art district street art graffiti and street style

miami wynwood art district street art graffiti and street style

miami wynwood art district street art graffiti and street style

miami wynwood art district street art graffiti and street style

Probably one of my favorite places ever, Wynwood is the true Miami artist mecca, sans South Beach snobbery. It is so inspiring to have this outdoor gallery of breathtaking street art right at my fingertips. Though some might not fully understand this art form, it is important to note that these walls are not the product of illegal activity or hooligans looking to vandalize. These are intricate works of art that take hours of labor, sweat and attention to detail. Hope you have the time to stroll around the streets and take it all in one day. Wynwood District is where it’s at.

SNEAKER WEDGES: STEVE MADDEN // BACKPACK: DEUX LUX via URBAN OUTFITTERS // SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVA // HI-LOW SKIRT: H&M // CARDIGAN SWEATER: VINTAGE // RACERBACK BODYSUIT: AMERICAN APPAREL // BRAIDED BELT: KIMCHI BLUE via URBAN OUTFITTERS

Photos by GIL E MATOS

Almost Famous in Faux Fur and Big Sunglasses

02.11.13

house of harlow sunglasses and leopard faux fur jacket by nasty gal with a turban headband by urban outfitters

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This look is supremely inspired by 1970s fashion, with its oversized glasses, rock-and-roll fur, and almost-accidental statement pieces. Think Kate Hudson in the Cameron Crowe film “Almost Famous,” or Rachel Zoe’s impeccable style which keeps things bohemian and rock, yet always glam. Throw in a good scotch whisky plus a copy of Rolling Stone and you’re back in 1973. Love it.

TURBAN HEADBAND: Urban Outfitters // SUNGLASSES: House Of Harlow 1960 // Faux Fur Leopard Jacket: Nasty Gal

*Photos taken by Gil E. Matos.


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