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Bargain Shopping, Looks, Mommy Things

A Mommy Must – The Shift Dress

I can’t say enough about my love for a good shift dress. By definition a shift dress is a looser fitting, non-hugging  shorter dress that hangs loosely from the shoulders. This makes it a must-have for the post-baby mom-bod and anyones else with a less than Victoria Secret silhouette. Being that my figure is naturally more squarish (and even more so post-pregnancy :| ), I have always loved a good boxy dress that shows off my better asset –> zee legs. I was pumped to find this hot little mock neck dress/tunic at Forever 21 for only $20! I love the mock neck because it adds a little cool factor to the otherwise simple style. I styled it here with my fab new Jeffrey Campbell platform boots (via Poshmark!) to lengthen my legs and added a pop of color with this burgundy floppy hat (thrifted for $4!).  This perfect mock neck dress/tunic is still available at Forever 21, but I’m guessing not for long! Added bonus- This piece will transition perfectly into Fall/Winter layering weather!

This whole outfit accessories and all was well under $100!

Dress: Forever 21  | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Hat: thrifted | Glasses: street vendor | Handbag: vintage Coach

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Bargain Shopping, Looks

Hippie Vibes

How is it seriously November in a couple of days?! We’re well into Fall, but Summer weather is still in full effect in Miami. Having grown up in freezing cold Minnesota I feel bad complaining about the heat, but come on! 90 degrees in November? I’m tired of getting an instant sweat ‘stache the second I step outside. I miss sweaters! Scarves! Layers! Although those things are pretty much still out of the question, I did rebel by bringing out this long sleeved shirt from Zara the other day. This shirt is made of a really soft, but heavier cotton and I love the boho-hippie vibe of the fringe on the sleeves. That same hippie vibe inspired me to pair it with my YSL mega-platforms. I feel like a bonafide giant in these tall suckers and I enjoy every second of it :)

Now off I go to play in my closet and figure out tomorrow’s Halloween costume!

Wishing everyone a safe, fun and HaPpY HaLloWeEn!!

Top: Zara | Shorts: American Eagle (thrifted) | Shoes: YSL | Necklace: Vintage

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Lifestyle

Cosmo En Espanol Summer Splash Show

Last week I attended Cosmopolitan En Espanol‘s 40th Birthday Bash celebrated by way of a Summer Splash Fashion Show held at Soho Beach House here in Miami. The evening was super sticky hot and crowded, but the show was great. This is a perfect venue for something like this with the extra long lap pool as a perfect runway setup. Some of the designers featured were: Barraca Chic, Zingara, Samsara Imports, Luli Fama, and Maya Swimwear. My favorite trends were the big floppy hats and chunky necklaces paired with the suits. Seeing all these swimsuit models made me wish I had skipped dessert that day (and every other day of my life thus far)! Blame it on the baby bump!

Dress: Velvet Torch | Necklace: Nordstrom | Handbag: Vintage | Shoes: Christian Louboutin