Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back to Cool in Black x White

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
It's been a while since I was in grade school, but this outfit made me a little nostalgic. Not sure if it was the cute cap-toe shoes or the romper/button down combo, but I guess 'tis the season. The only thing I was studying on this day was the beautiful spa at the Biltmore Hotel. The iconic building is one of my favorite places in Coral Gables, and I'm lucky to have it right in my backyard. Plus, it's the perfect location for photos ops. So natch when I invited my girl Andrea to check out the Beauty Booked party with me last week we had to stop to take a few snaps.... and make a wish in the fountain.


Zara Leather Look Romper (similar here and here) | Ann Taylor Jeweled Collar Shirt (similar here and here)  | Shoes: Marnie c/o Shoedazzle | Bag: ZARA | Nameplate Necklace c/o T'Audrey | Hat: Missguided  |  Lips: Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy #602


SHOP THE LOOK


 
 
Photography by Bella Mente
 

Glow by Valmont x The Spa at Vicerory Miami

 
My skincare regimen is undoubtedly the most important part of my beauty routine. Now that I'm in my late twenties, I've moved beyond over-the-counter creams and serums and think it's important to start focusing on "preventative" products. While some of my girlfriends are starting to dabble in botox and other injectables, that's not for me. (Not to say that I wouldn't go there later on in life. Never say never.) Recently, I was invited to The Spa at Viceroy Miami to experience a Renewing Facial and enjoyed a peaceful afternoon in the chic Philippe Stark designed spa. I love spa-ing, (is that a word?) but this was unlike any facial I've ever had. The magic happens when the Valmont Renewing Pack is applied. The luxe cream is applied in a thick layer to cover the face completely, which both hydrates and repairs. You immediately feel a refreshing tingling sensation as the active ingredients oxygenate your skin and leave you looking fresh and glowing.  The Swiss company was founded back in 1905 as a prestigious health and wellness clinic, but over the years shifted its focus to the beauty industry, "to offer utmost anti-aging products with visible and long lasting efficacy."  The science behind the products lie in active molecules - like DNA and native collagen - which aid in skin regeneration. 
 
This was my first experience with Valmont products and it made me a firm believer in cellular skincare. Now I use my Valmont Prime Renewing Pack as a weekly face mask, or whenever I'm feeling dull or stressed. The at-home experience doesn't compare to being at the Viceroy Spa, but the results will have everyone wondering if you were!
 
 
 
 Photos courtesy of Viceory Miami
 





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

All Tied Up: Pre-Fall Shoe Trends


It's Shoesday Tuesday so I thought I'd share some new favorites I just added to my shoe closet this week. (I'm a shoe hoarder - check my twitter profile.) As we transition from summer to fall, I'm all about shoes that lace-up and have strappy details. You can pair them with destroyed boyfriend jeans for a casual cool look, or let them shine with a simple little black dress for a night out. Don't be afraid to play with metallics for daytime, either! I can't wait to wear these gold laser cut Flora heels with a full midi skirt and chambray button down. They'll add the perfect touch of sass to an otherwise conservative outfit. While you'll find almost every designer shoe label is offering up this sexy style, they're not for everyone. Thanks to Shoedazzle, I'm able to feed my insatiable love for shoes without going broke... these are all under $40 each!

Candis by Shoedazzle
 
Flora by Shoedazzle
 
Shaunna by Shoedazzle
 
Khloe couldn't resist posing with the shoes... she takes after her mama!
 

Monday, August 18, 2014

For the Love of Shoes | 9West & InStyle Launch Party at Dadeland Mall

NineWest_miami@timeinc.com
 
 
When I was a kid I loved back to school season solely because of back to school shopping and, of course, new shoes. Mom knew that shiny new kicks were a great educational tool. Smart lady. Now as an adult any excuse is good enough for new shoes! Wouldn't you love to be rewarded for your shoe shopping addiction? It's totally happening this Thursday, August 21st, at Dadeland Mall. Join 9West and InStyle Magazine to celebrate the launch of their exclusive Fall shoe collaboration and you'll go home with a luxe swag bag of InStyle approved goodies in addition to your sweet new footwear. (While supplies last.) The party starts at 6PM at the Nine West store!
 
Make your feet happy. RSVP to NineWest_miami@timeinc.com


This post is sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of InStyle & 9West. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
 
Web Analytics