Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Escape Miami 2

This was my first year attending (and participating in) a Swim Week event, and it was such a great experience! I wrote about the photo shoot and the event here earlier in July. Here are some highlights of the actual Escape Miami 2 event. Huge thank you to Annie (aka The Fashion Poet) for inviting me to be a part of it!

French Connection floral dress
Escape Miami 2 bloggers
National Hotel Escape Miami beach balls
Images via @ohmynessa on Instagram
Earnestyle Miami Style Blog
The moment I found my picture strung along in this row of amazing Miami bloggers!
Miami Swim Week 2014_Escape Miami 2

Let me tell you, the models in the show had meat on them. I was pleasantly surprised to see some jiggle. These are the only two good shots I was able to get, but trust me when I say that for the most part they were very authentic and representative of Miami.

Italia Independent sunnies. Love those yellow ones!
Gissi Jimenez Escape Miami 2 sketch

Sketch by the wonderful Gissi Jimenez, aka the Architect of Style. She's an architect, a fashion illustrator, a style blogger, an identical twin, and a super nice person! This girl had a big line waiting for her, and she hadn't eaten in a while, and it was HOT. Yet she never lost her cool (no pun intended) or her desire to make pleasant conversation. I admire that.

Architect of Style fashion sketches
Nathy F. Earnestyle
French Connection floral watercolor dress

As for what I wore, I was torn between two dresses, both of which I bought at Consign of the Times on Sunset and 57th the day before! I don't recommend ever doing that, but it worked out for me. 

I love the busy floral watercolor print of this lovely French Connection dress. It looks great without the belt too-- very flowy. I wish I had taken more pictures before my hair fell flat with the Miami humidity. It had some great Farah Fawcett waves that complemented the 70's feel of the dress. Also I look so tired in these full-body pictures, because I was. Lol.

Outfit details
Dress: French Connection via Consign of the Times (similar below)
Shoes: BCBGeneration (old)
Bag: Michael Kors (gifted; old)
Earrings: c/o Benevolent Jewels (old)


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Laid-Back Tropical

casual tropical summer
casual and tropical
casual tropical outfit

Hi y'all! Here's a short 3-photo post of an outfit I wore to a very long day.

First I took these photos in the early morning.
Then I went to supervision.
Then I went shopping in the Sunset area for Escape Miami the next day.
From there I visited my boyfriend and his grandparents.
Then I went in for work briefly, as I had a client in the evening.
And then I went over a friend's house for a we're almost done with practicum/goodbye pizza party.

The outfit has a laid-back, tropical summer feel to it but it was versatile enough to be appropriate for everything I did that day. Exact outfit details + similar links below!

Top: Anthropologie (it's a pj top!)
Linen blouse: Urban Outfitters (last summer)
Pants: J. Crew (sold out)
Earrings: c/o Benevolent Jewels (old; similar hereherehere)

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Escape Miami 2


What's your summer story?

That was the theme of this photo shoot for Escape Miami 2, which was so much fun to do. To me, summer elicits memories of endless childhood summers spent in my grandparents' backyard, exploring nature, tending to their many tropical plants and trees, playing with my cousins and friends in the yard, playing dress up in the afternoons. Hence my playful, fruity ensemble for this photo shoot. I think it embodies my fondest summer stories quite well. :)


I'd invite you to join me and 44 other bloggers to the event on Saturday, July 19th at The National Hotel in Miami Beach, but the tickets have sold out! However, there is a waitlist. Here are the details:


WHO: Hosted by The National Hotel Miami Beach, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Annie Vazquez aka "TheFashionPoet"

WHAT:  The National Hotel Miami Beach on Saturday July 19 from 12PM to 5 PM is opening its doors to co-host the acclaimed Escape Miami Style Lounge for Miami Swim Week 2014. The fashion and beauty retreat returns with a 3PM poolside fashion show, complimentary cocktails and bites, spa and beauty treatments, such as haircuts and beard trims for the guys and mini manicures and beach waves for the gals. Attendees can sign up for tattoo application, get sketched by a fashion illustrator or take a DIY flower crown making class. There's also plenty of games and even a gentlemen's corner added this year where the guys can hang out, have a brew and play a game of poker or dominos while the ladies can shop the latest summer trends off the runway from various local and national pop-up shops. Plus, be sure to check out 45 of the city's top Miami fashion bloggers in a photo exhibit called "Our Summer Stories" photographed by Alexander Tamargo at the National Hotel.

The event is complimentary to attend. RSVP a must to ESCAPEMIAMI2.EVENTBRITE.COM Must be 21 or over to attend. Valet parking is available  

Event Hashtags: #EscapeMiami2 
WHEN:     Saturday, July 19, 2014
                  Noon – 5PM
WHERE:  National Hotel Miami Beach
                  1677 Collins Avenue
                  Miami Beach, FL 33139

Outfit details:
(pants sold out; similar pants pictured below)
Linked up: How I Summer