MBFW Day 1 – Neon Hues + Greek Goddesses

I had previously attended MBFWSWIM while in school as a volunteer required by my major, but this time I was lucky enough to attend events as a blogger, and loved it! Miami definitely brought out the heat with high summer temperatures, but that didn’t stop these models from rocking fiery designs on the runway. I kicked off MBFW Thursday night at the SLS hotel where Funkshion held the Barraca Chic show, and then hopped over the the Delano for the Ocean Drive Magazine Party. This summer I am all about neon colors (let’s be honest, living in Miami – I am ALWAYS about bright colors). I paired this yellow crop top with a black and white tribal skirt, and a black statement necklace. Aspiring to make both women and men look sexy and chic, Barraca Chic’s Resort 2015 collection is inspired by Greek Goddesses and Gods with embellished Swarvoski crystals. My crop happened to match a lot of the collection, bright yellow! Check out my outfit and the collection details below.

 

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Beige Lace + Jean Shorts

My little brother is not so little anymore (and hasn’t been for a while, 6’2″ lol)! Yesterday my family got together to celebrate his 24th birthday. I’m lucky enough to live in Miami where my backgrounds and surroundings are gorgeous and inspiring! My summer wardrobe consists of a lot of light, lacy, feminine pieces. I paired this beige lace top with jeans shorts and  beige paten leather peep toe pumps which pop up against this colorful Wynwood art.

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Light Pink Palette

Lately I have been loving on youtube makeup tutorials. Although I never seem to create the same results, it’s still fun to try lol! You can see my nude/pink/natural look in the selfie below.

This outfit is inspired by an ultra feminine light pink makeup palette – a lace cut out flower tank, 36″ pearl neck, + rhinestone sandals.

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 Outfit details:

Shirt – Daisy lace shirt from Agaci – Similar here

Pants – Sailor button up jeans

Shoes – Rhinestone pink sandals – Similar here

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Tourist Style

Living on the beach calls for casual outfits – shorts, tanks, flippies, and over sized hats. I feel like I always look like a tourist, but I don’t mind :)

Here are a few pictures from my adventures last Saturday. Beachin’, Eatin’, + Lyftin’!

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Outfit details:

Shirt – Crossed Crop from Agaci

Shorts – Jean shorts – Similar here

Hat – Contrast fedora from Agaci

Cheap (yet similar) Sunnies here :)

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This is Ceviche from SuViche in Wynwood. I love the outdoor space. The food is pretty good too.

lyftWe experienced our first Lyft driver, it’s opening weekend in Miami. Hellooooo Lyft, Bai Baiii Cabs!

 

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Crochet + High Waisted Jeans

Crochet is something that only your grandma played with previously, but has recently become a popular trend for Spring and Summer seasons as it started on the runways with Chanel and was quickly caught on by boho celebrities running around Coachella. This is one of my favorite summery daytime looks and I think is the most wearable boho chic trend right now. Running errands yesterday, I wore this h.i.p. (Happening in the present) crochet top from Nordstrom and paired it with these sailor button up skinny high waisted jeans from Agaci. Paired it with black + gold iPanema flippies perfect for walking. :)

 

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Summer Floral

I love the beach! Growing up living in South Florida, I’ve gone almost every weekend since I was a kid. Now I’m lucky enough to live in Miami Beach, a short walk over to the sand & water. My favorite thing to wear (year round due to the scorching heat here!) is a spaghetti strap cotton dress. It’s light + comfy yet casual or dressy enough with the right accessories. Here I’m wearing a more casual look – a black and pink floral dress from Target (love these) and I topped it with the perfect summer accessory, a fedora hat from Agaci (to cover from those rays!). Summer Floral

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Mexican Inspired Veggie Rice Skillet [GF CF Veg]

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Mexican food is my favoriteeeeee! So you can imagine how disappointed I was when I found out I could no longer have it due to my severe corn allergy. Here’s a corn-free, gluten-free vegetarian (includes cheese) Mexican inspired dish that totally fulfilled my craving.

Total Time: 30 Minutes

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1 sliced Zucchini
  • 1 sliced Squash
  • 1 can of Black Beans (drained, rinsed)
  • 2 sliced Tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • Lettuce
  • Canola Oil
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Optional Seasonings: Cayenne, Chili, Paprika, Garlic, White Pepper

Directions:

1. Cook rice (I used Lundberg Organic California White Basmati Rice)

2. Chop up the zucchini, squash, tomatoes. Drain/rinse black beans. Shred lettuce.

3. Heat oil in large skillet, medium heat. Add zucchini and squash, cook 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

4. Add beans, tomatoes, and water. Increase heat and bring to a boil.

5. Add rice, Add seasonings; stir well. Cover, on low, 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

6. Sprinkle with cheese, let stand.

7. Serve with lettuce. (I mixed mine together)

 

Enjoy! :)

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3D Makeup Printer

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The makeup industry is a $55 BILLION dollar business. According to Business Insider, Grace Choi, a Harvard student has developed a 3D makeup printer at home. This printer has the capability of printing out all of your favorites – eyeshadow, blush, and lip colors that are the same used by makeup companies. Can you imagine printing out your favorite bubble gum lipstick before going out instead of having to run to the store? The mini printer, Mink, will retail for $300 and hooks up to a computer, like your normal printer allowing anyone to print makeup at home.

Choi talked about how the makeup industry “charges a huge premium on something that tech provides for free.”

 Would you print your makeup at home?

 

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Pearl Remixed

Our 36″ pearl necklace, ELSA is a staple piece that you can dress up or down, yet adds a lot to your look. I’ve remixed it into three different styles here: Neon Fancy, Striped Casual, & Boyfriend Comfy.

 

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Fushcia Splash

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{Ring} GABRIELLA

{Arm Candy} KATARINA / KIMBERLY / LONDON

{Necklace} ADEL

{Earrings} AUTUMN

 

This Fushcia Splash is a perfect transition from Summer to Fall! Although in Miami we can pretty much wear flip flops & neon year round, I was channeling NYFW which is taking place this week! The dress speaks for itself – so I paired it with simple pieces – a 16″ silver sideways cross necklace, a lavender 2 tone ring, large 6 ct white cubic zirconia studs (because my hair is in a ballerina bun I like to wear large earrings), & 2 tone layered arm candy.

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