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Short ‘n Sweet

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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

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My First Loubies

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I recently bought my very first pair of Louboutins! Yes, it’s true, I am the proud owner of the beauties pictured below. And how, might you ask, does a Frugalista like me get away with having a pair of $900 shoes and still be able to proudly hold the title of Frugalista? Well, this is the most exciting part; there is this great little consignment store in Miami that made me it possible for me to pay only $250 for these heels. The store is called The Consignment Bar, located on Biscayne and 74th St. It’s a beautiful little shop filled with gorgeous designer handbags, dresses, clothing, accessories and shoes! The items are all lightly used (but in great condition) making it possible for money-conscious ladies like myself to enjoy these designer gems! I’ve also purchased my Prada bag pictured below and my black Fendi (that I seem to wear every weekend) there, as well. This is a great shop to tell your boyfriends or husbands about when birthdays and holidays roll around! You can also now shop online. If you don’t know, now you know!

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Go with the flow

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I made my husband take this shot on the way back to the car from a furniture store (a new bed was top on my Christmas list). Afterwards we went to this new sandwich place called Montaditos in Design District, which is a must-try for you Miamians! This vintage skirt is one of my new favorites. The floweyness makes me feel so feminine and free! Perfect comfy day-time look for a day of running around.

Top: Banana Republic | Skirt: Vintage | Shoes: Lamb | Purse: Vintage Coach | Glasses: Valentino

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Basel Love

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It’s been wonderful to see all the attention that Miami has been getting throughout the Art Basel week! I get proud and excited to see so many articles on Miami Art Basel all over Style.com, Elle.com, WWD.com and just about any other big fashion magazine site. I sometimes find myself having to stick up for my city; with all the talk of the shallow, plastic, materialistic Miamians. But I KNOW that Miami has a lot to offer culturally and otherwise and I love that others have the opportunity to see this as well through Art Basel Miami! Here are some shots from the weekend.

1) Top: Custo Barcelona sweater top (thrifted) Skirt: Italian Shows: Jeffrey Campbell
2) Top: Forever 21 Jacket: Tibi New York Pants: DVF Shoes: Studio Andre

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Furry Fresh

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I drove to Orlando last weekend and arrived just in time to meet a serious cold front (serious meaning it got into the high 50s- 60s). I was a bit unprepared since its been in the 80s and even 90s here in Miami throughout the week. Luckily I took a purple Tibi New York cropped fall jacket I recently purchased. I bought it on a super sale paying $45 when it was originally priced over $300! Steal! I paired it with a fox fur neck collar that I recenlty thrifted. These vintage pieces are a fabulous way to glamorize and revamp any light jackets or sweaters for the upcoming chilly months!

Silver Studded Skirt: Thrifted |  Sweater: H&M | Jacket: Tibi  |  Neck Fur Collar: Thirfted  |  Shoes: Charles Jourdan

 

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St Tropez Cool vs Paris Chic

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I recently went to France for the first time and was more than impressed by how beautiful this country is. It seemed like everything I saw was more beautiful than the last. We started off with a mini-tour of the South of France (Avignon, Cassis, St Tropez, Mougins, Cannes) and ended our trip in Paris. As if packing wasn’t enough of a challenge for me (I need a full 24 hours to coordinate outfits and dwindle down my shoe selection to only 5), I was thrown a curve-ball since I had to prepare for both summer weather and chilly fall weather. All items below are vintage or consignment pieces form my closet except for the BCBG Blazer, J Brand jeans, and KReLwear romper (new purchase that I LOVE from a very talented Miami designer- Check out the website). Most used items for this trip: Nude colored woven leather vintage flats (could walk for days in them and they go with everything), BCBG Max Azria Blazer, Neiman Marcus vintage gray silk cardigan).

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Fashion Hunters

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My guilty pleasure? Bravo TV reality shows. While watching Millionaire Matchmaker over the weekend, (Patty, you so crazy!), I caught a glimpse of my new favorite-to-be Bravo reality show…. Fashion Hunters. This is a new reality show based out of a New York consignment shop and all the drama that surrounds them. Really?! A show about the thing most near and dear to my heart? Sign me up! Premiere is tomorrow October 4th at 10:30. I hope they don’t disappoint!

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