9/30/14

Cinderella




Stuart Weitzman Heels sample sale at Sawgrass Mills Outlet / Lulus Dress / Forever 21 bracelet
These shoes find you fairy godmothers, pumping carriages, blue dresses, princes, and even a jealous stepsister. 
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9/29/14

Sneakers Galore




Style Mafia Shorts (on sale) / Lulus sweater  / Balenciaga bag /  Stila "olivia" lips / Nike sneakers
I love a good black and white ensemble, and this one comes to you from one of my friend's own line! So cool to wear something of hers. Style Mafia is local, and also online, and they have some extremely unique and affordable pieces! 
I have been on the hunt for black sneakers for a long time, and while I was at Sawgrass Mills the other day, I ran by the Nike outlet and found these on a major sale! Ever since I traveled to Vegas last month, my feet have been bleeding every so often due to the ungodly amount of blisters from heels and hard flats. Believe it or not, I get more blisters from my flats than I do from my heels. But knowing that I need to let my feet rest while they heal, these sneakers came at an opportune time, and boy have I gotten my use out of them. Suddenly I'm trying to convince myself that they rock with a cocktail dress. ;) 
 

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9/26/14

Sticking Out




Chicwish Skirt / Blue pumps / Gucci sunglasses / Stila "fiore" / Outfit on WEAR
I wore this getup to a charity event last week, where most people were three times my senior and wearing black. I had no problem sticking out like a sore thumb in my floral, pink and poofy skirt. I also posted it on WEAR, which I've been using for Inspiration, as it is a shoppable lookbook where users can get inspired from styles created by the community, and international trendsetters; as well as being able to shop the looks. You can post a photo of your outfit, make it shoppable by selecting what you're wearing, and it will show you how other women around the world styled those items. The community also helps you shop/style, so if you post an item, people can vote and comment. (Which I love for when I'm shopping solo).They are partnered with Nylon Magazine too, so by signing up, you not only can get inspired/shop on the site, but post your own looks and have the chance to be featured with a blogger on NYLON next month! 

Thanks to WEAR for bringing this post to The Chiffon Diary. All opinions are my own. 

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9/25/14

Getting Lucky & a Visa Giveaway




Style Mafia Top / Style Mafia Pants / Gucci sunglasses / Gucci Handbag

Do you ever just feel like the stars aligned in your favor? Well, I prefer to call that being blessed by God, but in any case, I struck a chord of perfection while spending my Saturday at Sawgrass Mills. Let me clue you in if you're not around from these South Florida parts, or if you are, but for whatever reason don't know about this treasure island. You see, Sawgrass Mills is a luxury outlet mall, home to the likes of Stuart Weitzman outlet, Jimmy Choo outlet, Barney's New York outlet, Kate Spade outlet, Tory Burch outlet, Gucci outlet, Theory outlet, Burberry, Prada, David Yurman, Ferragamo, Neiman Marcus ….you name it, it's there. So here I am, popping in and out of these goodness casas when I got lucky. More so at the Gucci and Stuart Weitzman outlets. What happened here was…Stuart Weitzman just presented their Spring '15 collection, and it so happens that they sent over all of their size 6 samples to the only Weitzman outlet left standing (at Sawgrass Mills); and as favor would have it, the samples arrived at the same time as I did. These samples, that haven't even hit stores yet, were $109! When they hit stores, the same shoes will retail upwards of $500. I was thrilled; needless to say. 
If you're a resident or even just visiting, this is one place I highly recommend. And Sawgrass Mills is giving a $100 visa card to one of my awesome local readers who leaves a comment presenting their reason to win! The giftcard must be picked up on location, at Sawgrass Mills. 
Good luck! xo
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9/24/14

lululemon




lululemon jacket / lululemon pants / lululemon sports bra / lulu lemon top ℅ / nike sneakers ray ban sunglasses via sunglasses shop 
Photos by Danica Nicole Photography
I kid you not, this is my favorite outfit. Scratch all the damn heels that have torn my feet apart, given me numerous scars and made me look like a fool from eating it. This is the first "fashionable" work out outfit I've ever owned, and I'm a lululemoner for life. When I moved out of my apartment a month ago, I didn't know what I wanted to do about working out, since the gym I went to was in the building I lived in. I wasn't sure I wanted to join a stand alone gym, as I know myself, and I would go for a month and then stop. I have considered a pilates studio (hello abs), and I try to make it to free yoga at the park weekly. However, since living here, I've enjoyed the residential feel of the neighborhood, and going on morning runs before work has become quite enjoyable. And now that I am geared in Lululemon, this gives me all the encouragement I ever needed to be healthy and fit. Thanks, lululemon. We're all in this together. ;) 

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9/23/14

Western + Ariat Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ariat




Photos by Danica Nicole Photography
Last Fall, I partnered with Ariat to style these riding boots, which I wore with a mini leather skirt and classic white button up. This Fall, after having Ariat  boots for a whole year, I was thrilled to partner with them again, this time, in a completely different style. Their boots are honestly the most comfortable and sturdy boots I own; trusty for a lifetime. Since I already have their riding ones, I figured I would venture out into something completely different for me with this Western style. I am heading to Nashville next month, and I had that trip in mind while putting together this outfit. Believe it or not, I am actually able to wear this shaggy sweater in Miami on a cool night, because it is very light and more of a layering piece than a keep-warm one. I felt I could pop myself right into Nashville and they would never know I came from Miami. Or is that a stereotype? ;) 
Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win your own pair of Ariat boots! Let me know which ones you'd choose! xx
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9/22/14

Pencil






 Asos sweater / Asos skirt / Black sandals / Chanel bag / stella mcartney sunglasses via Ditto 

I have been eyeing this skirt for months, and when I saw it on Asos' huge sale, I didn't hesitate. Pencil skirts are tricky for me, as I don't necessarily have the height to make them work every time, but I wasn't concerned this time around. I love the pops of cobalt, and decided to keep my accessories black and simple and let the skirt do the talking. I am currently watching Dancing With the Stars for the first time ever, and I'm so entertained it's hard to type. Are you guys fans? 

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9/19/14

Pink Lady






This weekend I shopped at my local Calypso St Barth store, and I fell in love with both the store and the clothes. It was so cozy, clean, and classic. I felt it was a match made in heaven for me. Out of all the items in the store, I chose this cashmere sweater because I loved the cape feel of it, and most of all, the color. This blush pink is so feminine, but still subtle.
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9/18/14

Silk Wrap





French Connection Dress ℅  YSL shoes / LV bag / Stella McCartney sunglasses
This weekend I was at the French Connection store shopping their Fall collection, and as always, I was a fan. This silk wrap dress fits like a glove. Navy, red and white is a classic color combo that never fails, and I will wear my favorite heels at any chance I get. I am still swooning over my vintage LV bag that I scooped up at a thrift store for $20! I recently moved into a house, and one of my favorite things to do is go to thrift stores when they first open in the morning, and be one of the first to get a look at that day's shipment. I have found many of my home's pieces there, and I really enjoy refurbishing them. Not only are they so much cheaper, but they also have so much character and I find a lot of retro treasures in there! 

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9/16/14

Laced





Lulus dress / Chanel bag / Valentino flats / gucci sunglasses via smart buy glasses

This LBD is one of my favorites right now because of the structure and flare. I wear black 6 out 7 days, and while I am most comfortable in it, sometimes I like to add a pop of color to feel more feminine and fun. These pink flats (although they've given me countless blisters) are my favorite pop of color. Although they're pink, the rockstuds balance them out. I've worn this dress twice in the past couple weeks, and because it's so easy to wear, I predict I'll throw it on several more times.
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