Today I am ending the year with a bang with this massive post on Island Girl Miami, shot in September but posted in December for the familiar reasons you already know (two jobs, full-time therapist, part-time blogger, yadda yadda yadda).
This local gem is right next to Anthropologie in Merrick Park, and though it's quite small it makes up for it with its unique inventory of colorful, boho flair. I've always loved this little store, so when my friend Marion of the Miaritz blog invited me to tag along with her for some outfit shoots, I jumped on the chance.
This is the color explosion that typically greets you at the door. You can find everything you'll need for a glamorous vacation feel whether it's for the pool, beach, casual daytime, or dressy nighttime. Their accessories are to die for, particularly their bags and jewelry.
So we each came up with three different looks using items from the store, which you can see below.
- LOOK 1 -
I was obsessed with this Sessun Ettore Crossbody Bag, and it was on sale at the time. Should've taken it!
- LOOK 2 -
Forest Green Glamour
Ok, anything I say will be an understatement for how much I loved this dress. That rich, dark green color, the flowy fit, the gorgeous back... I felt like a fancy goddess.
- LOOK 3 -
Fall Tones at the Beach
This "Hamptons" triangle bikini by Tooshie was WAY too small on me but I wore it anyway because, again, I was caught by that beautiful dark green color. It's not often you see bathing suits in these gorgeous gem tones. This one is reversible so you get two bikinis in one, and it's lined with a beautiful metallic gold that screams #mermaidstatus. I added one of their hats, an oversized boho bag, this off-white embroidered coverup, and the summer shoe of the moment (here in blue) to complete this "fall" beach look. We have no fall or winter in Miami but we can sure bring a little taste of the seasons to our lives in the form of gorgeous gem tones!
In sum, Island Girl Miami is a great place to find those conversation-starting, lust-worthy boho pieces that you can wear on beach vacations, the weekend, or even weddings. I was really surprised at that last part, as I had never browsed through their actual clothing before, only their beachy things. The only downside to this store is that it is quite pricey. I imagine this is because the shop carries small indie designers from all over, particularly France. The pieces are so unique that the prices are justifiable for the most part. A lot of their stuff is more affordable, like the shoes and accessories. They also have good sale sections.
A big thank you to the store for allowing me and Marion to showcase these lovely items.
P.S. I received no compensation for this post, just the fun time trying on these gorgeous clothes.