Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Denim Dreamin' at Saks

When you’re barely five-foot-five and packing Cuban hips, shopping for jeans can turn retail therapy into a nightmare in about 2.5 seconds. Though I do most of my shopping online, buying denim typically requires a lengthy store visit that includes me wiggling in and out of at least a dozen pairs of jeans that are too long, too tight, or reduce my butt to a pancake. No bueno. That’s where Saks Bal Harbour Shop’s Denim Bar comes to the rescue! With thousands of jeans to choose from it’s nearly impossible not to find the perfect pair (or two…or three.) During my latest visit, Saks’ denim specialist Leslie took a quick glance at me and immediately knew what brands and styles would work best on my body - like a pair of uber soft Genetic Denim skinnies which felt like pajamas and accentuated my curves rather than suffocating them.  My fitting room was setup with a handful of jeans and coordinating tops, making the visit short and surprisingly sweet.

Experience the ultimate Denim Bar with me this Thursday alongside my fabulous girlfriends Maria of TheWordy Girl and Martha of Princess Martha Blog. We’ll be dishing on our fave new denim looks with you over bubbly and sweet treats.  Skinnies, overalls, or cutoffs - the choice is yours!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Summer Chic with Benetton

 Benetton Leather Wrap Bracelet | TAudrey Initial Plate Bracelet
It's always great to get reacquainted with a brand that you grew up with. In this case, United Colors of Benetton. I have memories of shopping there as a kid, (remember the Coconut Grove location at the Mayfair Shops?) and lusting after the expertly color coded collections that seemed all too grown up for me at the time. Fast forward to today and I'm so excited to have teamed up with the new Benetton as a style ambassador for their 2014 summer collection! Inspired by Italy and the Mediterranean, the line offers chic basics in amazing knits and printed textiles that will take you from a coffee date to a Sunday stroll down Collins Ave, or your choice of exotic summer getaway. Can we talk about these amazing espadrilles? I'm not taking them off anytime soon.

Join me tomorrow to celebrate the new collection at Benetton South Beach and enjoy a special VIP discount all night. Check out the invitation below and RSVP by emailing me with your guest names here. Don't forget to tag your photos & tweets with #BENETTONBEACHBASH. Summer is calling, see you on South Beach!

Photography by Bella Mente

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kate Upton Debuts as New Express It Girl at Miami Runway Show

The moment I was told I would have the opportunity to interview Kate Upton at the Express Runway Show last week, I went into glam overtime. I mean, what else are you supposed to do when preparing to face a Sport’s Illustrated bombshell? I squatted, juiced, exfoliated, and tanned – it was almost like preparing for my own swimsuit competition. In my defense, I wore a (fab) blush tone crop top and high waisted short shorts, so said regimen was needed. I completed my look with a metallic envelope wristlet, and a stack of bracelets including this evil eye and medallion charm bracelet, all from Express, natch.
When I finally had my 15 seconds with the new brand spokesperson, I asked Kate the question that was on everyone’s mind – why Express? In addition to the coveted SI Swim cover, she’s graced the cover of Vogue, twice. She recently had a campaign with Sam Edelman, and could undoubtedly work with a slew of major fashion brands. Her response was as simple as her natural charm, she grew up wearing Express because it was both stylish and affordable, so it felt right. P.S. She’s just as beautiful fully clothed as she is in next to nothing, promise.
Express did a phenomenal job with the set-up at The Raleigh Hotel. Models were seemingly walking on water with the runway suspended over the iconic pool. Lots of sleek, black looks made their way down the runway, with my favorites being a chic strapless purple dress with palm tree print (love!), a zebra print midi skirt, and super sexy suede fringe heels which you can get right here (under $100!) You can shop the looks straight from the runway at express.com/runway. If something you love isn’t available, keep checking back as new items will be updated weekly.
Before the show with my girl Annie (The Fashion Poet)

Shop My Look

Photos courtesy of Express and Skinny Intern.

This post was made possible by Express.
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