Dressing well has always been a secret weapon of mine. It’s incredible how much of an inner boost a great outfit can provide. The day we took these shots I was feeling super under-the-weather (struggling with a massive cold). When I threw this outfit on, I was instantly confident that, at least, I looked better than I felt and I could ‘fake it ’til I make it’!
Part of my arsenal this day was this bold vintage sweater. It’s no secret that I love vintage clothing. I love the quirky, unique, unexpected touch that vintage can bring to a look. This sweater is a thrifted piece that provides all those elements. Since the sweater is a bit bulky, I paired it with a lighter bottom. I adore these Elie Tahari leather shorts with lace trim and thought they added the perfect soft touch to the bolder top.
Until next time! Stay heathy!
Top: Vintage | Bottom: Elie Tahari (similar here for $28) | Shoes: Nine West (from ROSS for $20!) Similar here for $40 | Necklace: Vintage | Bag: Valentino
Happy Monday! Hope the week is starting off right for everyone. I’m feeling the typical Monday morning sluggishness. We’ve had a pretty busy last couple of weeks with lots of visitors in town, which we love, but the action is catching up with me! My brother, Donovan Solis, was in town this past weekend from Atlanta. He is a producer for CNN en Espanol, and is extremely talented behind the lens, so you know I had to ask him to take a few shots for the blog! We started off by the bay behind my house then went to Wynwood for the monthly Art Walk. The whole colorful artsy vibe of this ‘hood inspired me to dust off this vintage dress that I hadn’t worn since before my pregnancy! I adore the print and fit of this dress. It has a great wide belt made of the same material as the dress, which gives a great natural looking sexy shape. Being that I have a boxier build this is a huge plus for me! The bold print speaks for itself so I went simple with the accessories just adding my favorite vintage hat and some fabulous Ferragamo heels.
How was everyone’s weekend?
How do you accessorize your favorite vintage dress?
Photo cred: Donovan Solis
Dress: Vintage (similar here) | Hat: Vintage | Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Handbag: Valentino
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