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Lifestyle, Looks, Mommy Things

Beachy-Keen Labor Day

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Happy Friday! I know it’s a bit late, but wanted to share this little impromptu shoot from Labor Day. My family was in town for the long weekend so we braved the Miami September heat (it’s been intense!) and went to the beach. My mom always comes bearing gifts (and I love you for it, Mama!) and she didn’t disappoint me with this 6 Shoreroad bikini top. I find that most of my favorite swimwear is white because who doesn’t think of flowey angelic white when they think of the beach? I also love the contrast between tanned summer skin and bright white. My favorite part about this bikini top is that it can also be worn as a strapless to avoid those tank-top clashing tan lines. The built-in cups are everything for a small-chested girl like myself! You can shop it here.

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable weekend!



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Bikini top: 6 Shoreroad | Sarong: from Kenya (similar here from an organization helping women in Ghana!) | Sandals: Sam Edelman (sold out- similar here) | Sunglasses: Valentino (similar here)

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Bargain Shopping, Lifestyle, Looks, Mommy Things

Hello again!

Hello again! I missed you. It’s been quite a while since I last posted and a lot has happened. Most importantly, I am now almost three years into motherhood! My little girl Lucie is my light and has taken over my entire world for the past couple of years. I love her to death and this mom thing has been sooo much cooler and harder than I ever could have imagined. I GET IT now when I hear of moms saying they feel they lose themselves and their identities the first couple years of motherhood. It is all consuming physically, emotionally, psychologically, financially etc… It is also completely true that no matter how large the sacrifices and how bumpy the ride, the rewards and joys of bringing life into this world are beyond compare. It really is an unimaginably intoxicating type of love. Mother Nature knows what she does because Lord knows I needed some type of intoxication to get me through those first few sleepless, crying, clueless, colicky months!

Even though I feel beyond blessed that I have had the opportunity to be a stay-at-home-mom for the past couple of years, I miss having another identity; another sense of purpose; a creative outlet. Since fashion has always and will always be a part of me, I decided to give this blogging thing another go!

Hopefully this blog can become not only a creative outlet to talk about my favorite things- style, fashion, culture, but also a means to provide another realistic perspective of a modern day mom trying to keep it all together in this dynamic, pressure-filled yet beautiful-when-we-take-a-moment-to-look world we live in.

I look forward to connecting with all you stylish ladies and Mamas out there!



THEN: Lucie at 2 days old – December 15, 2012, Mt Sinai Hospital

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NOW: First family photo session taken by the awesome Chocolate Milk Photographers. Highly recommend them for a fun, candid shoot in Miami. They are an amazing duo of photographers who have tons of experience photographing the most photo challenging clients —> kids and pets! Click on their name to check out their website.

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Looks, Mommy Things

Short ‘n Sweet

Summer in Miami can be steamy hot to say the least. I’m always on the lookout for the lightest, smallest summer dresses that still look classy and that can be a lot to ask for. What makes this task even MORE challenging is my belly bump which seems to be growing a mile a minute these days. Having a newfound round Winnie-the-Pooh shape, I find that I really want to show off my legs to balance out my roundness and make me feel feminine! This dress is one I recently found at TJ Maxx for just $40 (on clearance, of course!) and it more than fits all my requirements. I absolutely love it. I paired it with my-oh-so-loved YSL Platforms (purchased at the yearly designer shoe sale at Off Saks a few months back), and my new love-of-my-life hand-stitched Fendi purse (purchased at the ONLY place I buy designer handbags- Consignment Bar). There is something about walking out of my house in an outfit I love that makes me feel like I can take on the world!

Dress: Winter Kate | Shoes: YSL | Purse: Fendi | Necklace: Zara | Bracelets: Paris street vendor