Summer in Miami means three things, ungodly heat, white sand beaches, and Miami Swim week. So imagine my frustration finding something to wear to the events that fit my style and function.
For my dress I took to one of my favorite stores for cute outfits, Forever21. Dressing stylish doesn’t require breaking the bank. I was immediately attracted to this stylish slit dress that showed off just the right amount of skin. The bright vivid colors popped against the white back drops and runways making sure I stood out amongst the crowds of fellow party goers.
Then came figuring out what accessories to pair with my outfit. My advice, always go with a good pair of big gold hoops. Having a pair of gold hoops in Miami is rite of passage. They complement any outfit and provided the perfect balance between style and bag for your buck!
Being invited to Miami Swim Week events has one big caveat though. With so many events crammed into a short amount of time you gotta plan getting too and from events quickly and efficiently. On any given day I spend up most of 8 hours standing which means I need the absolute most comfortable and stylish heels available period! These Michael Kors Berkley Leather Platform Sandals are my go-to pair when I know I’ll be up standing all day. My only regret is not buying them in all the different colors #xmaswishlist2019
The day is officially here and what every Nordstrom cardmember has been waiting for is officially happening; the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! As cardmembers you get to shop brand-new arrivals at SUPER SALE prices before everyone else. It’s basically like calling dibs on some great merch, so now that it’s officially begun here’s a compiled list of a few of my faves + must-haves for this upcoming Fall!
Enjoy & if you’re currently not a Nordstrom cardmember, don’t you worry because the official sale for everyone else begins July 19th, 2019!
If I had to pick one thing that I absolutely LOVE about Miami it would have to be the weather. It’s amazing how down here it’s summer throughout the year, except of course for that one spontaneous week in the year that it gets cold, even though it’s only in the high 50s. Compared to other regions that’s the only winter we get here and there is much excitement over it since we get to break out the winter wear. Yet for those of you who know me fairly well, I live for warm weather and until recently I didn’t even know what it was like to experience what true winter was like.
It was only when my Fiancé & I decided to ring in the New Year in Chicago that I truly knew that I was meant to be born in Miami. As much as I loved seeing snow for my very first time & visit one of my favorite cities, I was missing Miami a whole lot more. Apart from the obvious freezing cold temperature, it was also because I literally looked like a walking ball of fluff with all the layers of clothes I had on. Of course it was in the hopes of staying as warm as I could but little did I know that once I walked indoors I would have to start removing a ton of clothes in any attempt to prevent a heat stroke. Even though I took enough clothes to stay warm in Chicago’s below zero weather it made it very hard for any of my outfits to look fabulous.
Making sure my outfits always look on point are not always easy and in Chicago’s winter it definitely didn’t make it any easier on me. Luckily though I don’t have to experience this type of weather nor deal with being buried under snow! Instead I’m living it up in Miami’s amazing weather and I have the flexibility to play around with my wardrobe more. In fact this past weekend my family & I celebrated my mother’s birthday and we ended up having dinner by the beach. So I thought what better place than that to get to dress all tropical. I wore these oversized linen floral pants & I paired it with a pale pink skintight crop-top. I accessorized them with these yellow gold & turquoise dangle earrings, a Louis Vuitton beige wallet & my favorite beige Michael Kors sandals.
Having such great weather down here in Miami allows me to not only play around with my wardrobe, but also try out some different styles that might be a bit more revealing. The fact that my outfits are actually being displayed rather than hiding underneath a bunch of layers makes it 10X better! Plus I don’t have to waste x amount of time having to take it off and on. Honestly you just don’t know how good you have it until you experience another place’s weather and seeing what it’s like in other cities definitely makes me appreciate Miami a whole lot more.