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Live in Levi's

These jeans are quite a bit different from the denim I typically wear. I tend to stick to distressed, ankle cut denim, especially for summer time. Now that we're approaching fall, I'm shifting into dressier jeans that I can wear with boots. I partnered with Levi's on their Live in Levi's campaign and got the Mid Rise Skinny Jeans to style. I'm short, so they look more high-waisted on me. However, I like that they stretch in all the right areas and quickly recover to their original shape; the feel of the denim is also super soft.

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Live in Levi’s®


Best of Both Worlds

Ever since I moved to Miami, I've noticed so much about me has changed/grown. Of course, I moved here when I was 20 years old, so naturally, it was bound to happen. However, I am so thankful I was able to be in this city for these development years. There's not a lot that can compare to what "city-life" does for you. It diversifies you, and it creates a love in you for cultures and people. Namely Miami, with its laid back beach culture, yet glam energy, is to me, the perfect combination. One day, I will be in sequins and loubs at a fancy event, and the next, I will be in a cover up like the one I'm wearing- from a surfing brand. I wore a slip under it to make a dress, but its equally lovely over a bikini. Thank you for letting me have the best of both worlds, Miami - I love you forever. 


A La Elle

H&M skirt / J.Crew Top / Fashionphile Chanel Bag / Valentino Flats
This is such a frilly skirt that I can only pull it out when I'm feeling extra girly. I recently added these Valentino flats to my shoe collection, and I felt so giddy that I wanted to go a-la Elle Woods. This embellished top has been in my wardrobe for a long time, and typical of most J.Crew items, its just as wearable now as it was initially. I love that about J.Crew tops. Most of the blouses I get from there, especially the silk ones last me years. And going back to my rockstud flats (gidddyyyyy)..being that pink is not my first choice color, I was nervous about choosing these. However, I own the neon yellow heel version of these, and they add a great pop of color. I think these pink beauties will serve the same purpose with black, grey and navy outfits in the Fall/Winter months. If you are thinking about purchasing Valentinos, I say DO IT! They are the most comfortable. 



All items from Shop Emporium

I stopped by Shop Emporium this week, a boho-chic boutique located in the heart of Coral Gables, and got to style a couple looks with the help of super sweet boutique owner and style maven, Sara. We played around with her new stock, and some of the items that she thought might look good on me. I love her shop because I can always find great quality over-sized tees, and really unique pieces that she hand picks. Her accessories are personalized, and so delicate -- perfect for layering on. 

In my first look, she picked out these loose, denim pants for me, and I paired them with the softest striped tee I've ever worn. It's so comfy! I love pairing nautical blue stripes with black leather, so I wore my black flats for a casual shopping day.  

For my second look, we went a little more out there by pairing these patterned pants with a delicately embroidered sweatshirt and small layered jewels. 

I love supporting locally owned boutiques, and shopping at them is great because you get such unique items. Although Shop Emporium is Miami-based, they ship everywhere. 

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Shop Emporium 
2606 ponce de león blvd 
coral gables, fl 33134


Miami Swim Week with Stila Cosmetics

Last month, I was the partner blogger for make-up brand, Stila, during Mercedes Benz Swim Week here in Miami. I had so much fun with the team backstage for all of their shows, and I got to learn quite a bit about make-up, and the looks selected for each of the designer's collection. I spoke with Sarah Lucero, celebrity make-up artist and Global Artistic Director for Stila Cosmetics about how the make-up looks come about, and she explained that she meets with the designer, sees the collection, and collaboratively, they create a look that compliments it. 

For Swim Week '14, Stila did all make-up for Clover Canyon, Mikoh, L'Space, Bellusso, and Mara Hoffman shows. 

I wanted to share with you guys some shots I got, and the gorgeous make-up created for the shows. 

  • INSPIRATION:  "Sun Kissed Siren" - beauty focus on the lips
    • "The makeup was minimal with a fun pop of color.  Skin was kept young, fresh and healthy and just warmed up with orange tones on both the face and lip."

  • INSPIRATION:  Modern Beach Beauty
  • "The look was a take on a bronzey day at the beach, just woken up from a nap in the South Pacific. Soft stained lips, bronzed dewy skin and long lifted lashes for a bright eye effect"

  • INSPIRATION:  Mystic Mermaid
    • Notes from Sarah:  "We wanted to create looks that were representative of a seaside nomad in search of the perfect water – and beautifully drenched from head to toe"

  • INSPIRATION:  Radio-Active Renegade
    • "Think Modern Tribal - New York girls go to Miami. Highlight of this look was the neon nouveau rosy coral power pout. Warm ambers and sienna tones highlight the eyes with a peak of paradise pink."  

  • INSPIRATION:  Jungle Queen
    • "The Mara Hoffman look was inspired by Amazonian jungle beauty - natures tropical greens and rainforest dewy skin.  Mara wanted a full brow and a pop of emerald in the corner of the eyes – Brooke shields meets blue lagoon!"

I had all the looks done on me for the shows, and I've tried them at home since. They are so wearable, light and natural. I love a radiant look that is absolutely effortless and almost bare. 

These are some shots of my my time with Stila during this hectic and thrilling week!

Sarah Lucero is the global artistic director for Stila. She is the mastermind behind the looks and she is so graceful and kind! She did my make-up a few times, and she's a genius! 
The girls at Bellusso. I was obsessed with the coral lips. 

"Jungle Queen" look with Mara Hoffman herself. I loved the thick brows for this one. 

And the leftover goodies that I've been playing with! 

 I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I look forward to seeing your take on these runway make-up looks!

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