Petra Nemcova + Clinique Making Children's Hearts Happy

With Petra Nemcova & blogger friend Rosy Cordero at Bloomingdale's Aventura
It's rare to come across celebrities whose hearts match their stellar looks, but in the case of Petra Nemcova, it is possible for an incredibly kind and gracious spirit to trump incredible beauty. I had the privilege to chat one on one with the super-sweet supermodel last week during her visit to Bloomingdale's at the Aventura Mall where she was promoting a collaboration with Clinique and her Happy Hearts Fund (HHF).

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Art Basel, I Missed You.


My Dearest Basel,

I missed you, and I'm sorry. While you were enjoying the company of Dita, Demi, Stella, Martha and Chelsea, I was hard at work. Turns out that remodeling/moving into a new home and starting a new job during the last month of the year is quite time consuming. I googled 'how to be in two places at once,' and came up with everything short of an answer. Coffee, vitamins, bribery... they all failed.

I missed you - but I didn't forget you! I had all of my invites and outfits lined up, ready to go. This outfit was my particular favorite, but unfortunately never made it out of my building. Next year I'll RSVP early and stay late. Pinkie promise.

Enjoy these photographs courtesy of Bella Mente Photography.

x Kelly

ZARA Necklace & Heels | ASOS Dress (no longer available in yellow) | ISA Boutique Faux Fur Coat | Macy's Sequins Clutch (similar) | Target Merona Watch | Henri Bendel Bracelet

ISA Boutique Faux Fur Coat | ASOS Dress (no longer available in yellow) | Macy's Sequins Clutch (similar)

Hair: c/o Just Air Blow Dry Bar | Lips: Covergirl Blast Flipstick in Glimmer | Nails: OPI, Malaga Wine


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'Style Yourself' with Swarovski this Thursday


This Thursday, join me for bubbly & lots of bling at Swarovski Lincoln Road in celebration of the new book "Multiface(t)s Style Yourself with Jewelry" and the re-opening of the newly remodeled boutique. The first 20 guests to arrive will be gifted a copy of the gorgeous hardcover book (soon to be gracing my new coffee table!)

Can't make it to the party? Enter to WIN a copy of the book right here. Facebook, Comment & Tweet daily using the widget below for your chance to win*. Contest ends Monday, December 3rd.

“MULTIFACE(T)S” is the first book by Swarovski’s creative director Nathalie Colin. The book offers tips on how to style jewelry for every occasion and features quotes and advice about jewelry from fashion industry notables including: Nina Garcia, Glenda Bailey, Anna Dello Russo and Eric Daman. Additionally, the book showcases fashion editorials by top stylists from around the globe including June Ambrose, Sascha Lilic and Han Huo Huo.

*Only open to US residents.

If You Go
Thursday, November 29, 2012 | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Swarovski Lincoln Road
734 Lincoln Road Miami, FL 33139



Giveaway sponsored by Swarovski.

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The Kloset is Open for Business


I've been thinking about this event for months and now that I'm moving the timing couldn't be better. Do Black Friday a little differently this year by shopping my closet at ISA boutique! Been stalking my outfit posts? Need a fabulous holiday dress but don't want to splurge? I'm offering up my gently worn (and some new with tags!) cocktail dresses, gowns, skirts, tops, shoes, handbags, jewelry.... and more. You know you've always wanted to raid my closet - now you can for a good cause! For those braving the Black Friday crowds at the crack of dawn (while I'm getting my beauty sleep) we'll have bubbles & sweets on hand to wake you up...

WHAT: Kelly's Kloset Klean Out
WHEN: BLACK FRIDAY 11/23 - Doors open at 10AM Extended! Saturday 11/24 - 11AM to 5PM
WHERE: ISA boutique, 34 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables
WHY: I'm ready to part ways with some of my fashion favorites to benefit Dress for Success Miami

Want a sneak preview of what you'll find at the sale? Follow me on twitter @KellySaks and look out for tweets tagged with #KlosetKleanOut


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Shine Bright Like A Diamond

INC Faux Leather Jacket c/o GigaSavvy | H&M Lace Top | Wax Coated Jeans from ISA Boutique 
Rebecca Minkoff Bag via STA Miami Beach

The Christmas tree at the Village of Merrick Park is up, which makes it perfectly okay for me (and you!) to wear leather in 70 degree weather. GigaSavvy offered me the opportunity to style my choice of coats from Macy's and this INC quilted moto jacket just had to get in my closet. No one would ever guess this stylish little jacket isn't real leather; it looks and feels infinitely more expensive than its $100 price tag. The diamond quilting adds a glam finish and reminds me of my favorite handbag (Chanel, obvi.) I was clearly feeling the biker chic look on this day while at the mall to have my makeup done for the I Have a Dream Foundation gala. So to lighten things up I broke out my latest fab find, a Rebecca Minkoff Studded Affair Bag which I snagged at my new favorite store Second Time Around Miami Beach. (STA is a consignment store, but I found this baby with tags on!) Stop by this little treasure trove at 1630 Jefferson Avenue (right off Lincoln Road) for your holiday or Basel shopping and tell Meghan I sent you. You can expect to find everything from ZARA to Chanel for cheap cheap. It'll be our little secret...


INC Faux Leather Jacket c/o GigaSavvy | H&M Lace Top | Wax Coated Jeans from ISA Boutique | 
Bakers Heels (last seen) | Rebecca Minkoff Bag via STA Miami Beach 


Makeup: Dior Cosmetics Manager Jany Almeida at Nordstrom Coral Gables


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Starry Eyed

Aqua Floral Blazer | ZARA Star Top (old) | Bakers Heels | Ann Taylor Necklace | Sunglasses c/o IVI

Aqua Floral Blazer | ZARA Star Top (old) |  Ann Taylor Necklace

Just like some popular kids in high school, not all trends are what they're cracked up to be. But when it comes to mixing prints, it just took me a while to 'get it.' Although summer is long gone, this floral Aqua blazer (On sale $62, available at Bloomingdale's at The Falls) is perfect to usher in Miami's mild fall temps. It peeked out at me from the sale rack at Bloomies and I immediately started brainstorming how many different ways I could style it. See, I play a little game when I'm on the fence about a purchase- If I can wear it with at least two things I already own, it's justified. (Great strategy to avoid impulse buys.) At the top of that list was not a star printor any printbut when I found these two hanging side-by-side in my closet, the fashion gods spoke to me. 

Mixing prints isn't just for fashion editorials or bloggers, you just have to work with the right proportions and stay in the same color family. This unexpected combo works because the floral print is large, while the star print is on a smaller scale with fewer colors. The cherry on top is my gorgeous supernova necklace from Ann Taylor. (Big shout out to my boyfriend for this one, it's almost impossible to find!) Now it's your turn: Show me how you mix it up! Email me your best 'mixed prints' look to editor@kellysklosetblog.com & I'll post my favorites on Facebook.



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This Thursday: No Boys Allowed!

You get to decide which bebe look I wear this Thursday! Vote Now

There's a chill in the air and that can only mean one thing- time to shop for that holiday wardrobe! Join me and Lucky Magazine this Thursday 11/8 for bebe Girls' Night Out at the Aventura Mall and check out the latest styles to hit the racks while socializing with your gal pals (and me!) Party starts at 6pm and I'll be giving away gift cards to the first 20 ladies who spot me, so don't be fashionably late.


Bebe is always one of my first stops when shopping for special occasion looks that are both elegant and edgy. From sexy cocktail dresses to the chicest suits and shoes, bebe never fails me. I stopped by the store last week to pick out my holiday-inspired looks and pretty much shut down a dressing room for part of the day. (True story.) Trends you can count on seeing a lot of this season include leather, lace, brocade and embellishments. Check out how I incorporated them into my outfits, and stay tuned to find out which one I'll be wearing tomorrow night!

Leather Dress & Jacquard Blazer c/o Bebe | Forever 21 Necklaces | Target Clutch (On Sale, $8!)

 Leather Dress & Jacquard Blazer c/o Bebe | Forever 21 Necklaces | Target Clutch | Bebe Booties (old)

 Blazer, Bodysuit & Sequin Pant c/o Bebe | Bakers Shoes (similar) | Clutch c/o Furor | Ring by Septimo

BlazerBodysuit Sequin Pant c/o Bebe | Bakers Shoes (similar) | Clutch c/o Furor | Ring by Septimo


Disclaimer: I received compensation from Lucky Magazine and clothing from bebe for my participation in this event. Opinions expressed here are always my own.

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Giveaway: $200 Gift Card to Shop H&M Miami

Lana Del Rey for H&M, Fall 2012

If you're a Miami local you may or may not be counting down the seconds to opening day of H&M on Lincoln Road. (I am!!) Back in 2010 I was psyched when the Palm Beach location was announced, so this has been a long, long time coming. Don't be fooled by that teeny pop-up shop currently on Miami Beach; our very first H&M will be a glorious two-story flagship located in the historic Lincoln Theater with over 24,000 square feet of fashion.

To celebrate, H&M wants to hook you up with a $200 gift card to get your shop on! All you have to do is show me your favorite H&M look.

To enter:
1. Follow me on Twitter @KellySaks
2. Tweet me a photo of yourself in your favorite H&M styled outfit. I'm the judge here- so get creative, be bold, and think like a fashion blogger!
3. Make sure to tag @HMusa #HMmiami in your tweets.

I'll be contacting the winner via DM on Thursday, November 8 (opening day!) at 9 AM.

Good luck!

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Who Wore It Better: Halloween Edition


Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I guess I have my mom to thank, who always has our home festively decorated top to bottom by October 1st, and to this day still insists on dressing up in costume. Last year she was Lady Gaga. Swear. Halloween is the perfect time of year to let my creative juices flow and get down with some DIY. No one likes showing up to a party where five other people are in the same costume, especially not me! I had been plotting this costume for years, I just needed to get Eric on board. (Yes, my beau's name is Eric. This couple's costume was obviously fate.) So when he finally agreed  gave in, my inner 6-year-old princess jumped for joy! Here's how I transformed into a newly human Ariel

Supplies:
Red Wig
Red Face Paint (for the brows)
White Sheet
12-15 ft of Rope (or thick yarn)
Starfish
Glue Gun
Nude heels
Large Fork (aka dinglehopper)

1. Wrap yourself toga-style in the white sheet and have a friend help you trim the bottom. No need for straight lines, this is supposed to look like a broken sail. Best method is to use sharp shears to make the first cut and then rip the sheet by hand. (I recommend wearing a nude bandeau & shorts underneath. Modesty, ladies!)
2. Use the rope to secure the sheet, wrapping around your chest and waist, and then tying a knot. Safety pin the top of the sheet to your bandeau to keep from having a wardrobe malfunction.
3. Create a chic hair accessory by hot gluing a barrette or bobby pin to a dry Starfish (available at Michael's craft store for about $5.)
4. Strap on your wig, paint your brows, and top off with flirty eyelashes and glittery lipgloss. Don't forget your dinglehopper

L to R: Miss Piggy, Prince Eric, Guy in a Cage?, Ariel, and Sassy Devil
Happy Haunting!

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Festive Frock & Giveaway! (Closed)

Photography by Bella Mente Photography//Styling by Kelly Saks

If you follow me on facebook or twitter you know that my birthday was a week long celebration, and probably got a glimpse of this amazing dress I partied in. With a colorful ribbon print & feminine pleats, my birthday dress was perfect for a girls' night out that ended with a dance-off against Wyclef Jean at Hyde Beach Miami. (Only in South Beach, natch.) Remember the lucite jewelry trend of 2010? Well clear, and yes plastic, handbags are the latest cheap/chic trend to hit the runways. I took the trend for a spin with this clear skull clutch courtesy of VanityGal. The fun part? Figuring out how to wear it without looking like a hoarder. So I kept just the necessities- keys, ID, credit card, lipgloss & powder- and tossed them into a cute pink coin bag. My fuchsia pumps from the Fashion For A Cause shoot were just the right shade of pink for the dress, and comfy enough to dance the night away in. Cheers to 26!

Birthday souffle at The Forge. Yum!!
Although I'm the birthday girl this month, I've got a present for you! VanityGal sent me an extra skull clutch to giveaway, offering one of you lucky readers the chance to show off what's in your bag. Enter the contest below. Contest has closed. Congrats to winners Bianca & Karoline! 

For a limited time, shop www.vanitygal.com and get 20% off your purchase with code kellyskloset. Enjoy!

WHAT I WORE
Talulah Vintage Print Dress via ISA Boutique
VanityGal Green/Clear Skull Clutch - Enter to win one below!
Gold Tribal Necklace c/o AliExpress by Alibaba
Target Sunnies
Forever21 Bracelets (old)
Macy's INC Pink Pumps (on sale for $50!)


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Fashion For A Cause



October is my favorite month of the year, not just because I celebrate my birthday, but because I get to wear gratuitous amounts of pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In support of everything pink, the Fashion For A Cause campaign launches today with 26 of Miami's fashion bloggers in a limited edition t-shirt designed by Annie Vazquez aka The Fashion Poet. Each blogger styled the tee in their own unique fashion and was photographed by Getty Images celebrity photographer Alexander Tamargo. I chose to rock my tee with leather skinny pants, studded accessories, and hot pink pumps. The message? Let's kick cancer to the curb!

The Fashion For A Cause tee can be purchased at participating boutiques (listed below) for $25, with proceeds benefiting The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF). 

Party for a Cause
Join us on Saturday, October 13 during Wynwood Art Walk for the grand opening of Wynwood Squat where all 26 portraits will be on display from 7 to 11 P.M. The free giant pop-up will feature 40+ designers, artists, and entrepreneurs with monthly rotating art and video installations, live music and DJ, specialty cocktails and bites.


PARTICIPATING STORES
Guy and Girl Boutique 
1801 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 341-1392

Lilac and Lilies
2541 East Sunrise Boulevard  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 530-3109

My Bestfriend’s Closet
68 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 443-4840

Brand One Three
www.brandonethree.com 

WHAT I WORE
Fashion For a Cause Tee, $25
Bebe Faux Leather Skinnies (old)



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Spotted in the Gables




Last week I teamed up with Miami photog Danny Delgado to shoot a special project at Coral Gables boutique My Bestfriend's Closet. Owner Patty Flores designed the store to look like the walk-in closet of my dreams, (and probably yours, too!) and I got to ham it up among the racks of beautiful fashions a la Confessions of a Shopaholic. Post shoot, Danny & I took a stroll down the Mile to capture a new favorite outfit. While Miami weather would lead you to believe otherwise, fall has arrived and I'm pretty excited to start wearing more leather & printed tights. Now all I need is a cool breeze!

Best thing about this outfit? Head-to-toe under $100. 

Photos by Danny Delgado/Styling by Kelly Saks

WHAT I WORE
Forever 21 Pink Top, Polka Dot Tights & Mary Jane Shoes
H&M Faux Leather Skirt


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EMMYS 2012 Best & Worst Dressed

Photos courtesy of Getty Images

The first awards show of the 2012 season is in the books! Trends of the evening included yellow, shades of blue, tulle, and.... boobs. By the number of bright hues and even floral prints that appeared on the carpet, it seems that the ladies of Hollywood just don't want to let summer go. I have a few favorites (hello, Sofia!) but you'll have to tune in to CBS Miami on Monday at 5PM EST to hear my picks! In the meantime, search twitter for #KellysRedCarpet to read my thoughts from the red carpet telecast. Update: Watch the segment below!

What was your favorite red carpet moment at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards?

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Join Me for an Emmys Twitter Party! #KellysRedCarpet

Photo courtesy emmys.com

Who will our favorite TV stars be wearing this Sunday at the 64th Annual Primetime EMMY Awards? Join me on twitter as we discuss the good, the bad, and the oh-no-they-didn't! Tweet me @KellySaks and use hashtag #KellysRedCarpet.

WHO: You!
WHEN: Sunday, September 23rd at 7PM ET
WHERE: Twitter.com
WHY: Because I'm still waiting for a call from Joan Rivers

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Fall Into Floral


While today officially marks the last day of summer, it doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to your favorite summer trends. Floral prints have popped up everywhere from blazers to skinny pants (like these super affordable ones from Prim&Proper,) and can easily transition into fall by pairing with dark hues & rich textures. I took this look from summer to fall by swapping my white and cream accessories for dark denim and brown leather, topped off with a burgundy felt hat. 

Do you dare to wear flowers this fall? Let me know in the comments.



Captured by Bella Mente Photography //Styling by Kelly Saks

WHAT I WORE
Floral Print Pants c/o Prim&Proper (On Sale for $19!)
Summer Look - ZARA Blazer & Clutch, Ann Taylor Lace Blouse & Sandals (similar)
Fall Look- Target Hat, Forever 21 Wedges, H&M Bag (old)

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Breaking Fashion Rules is All-White




Photos by Bella Mente Photography // Styling by Kelly Saks

If you're still abiding by the antiquated "fashion rule" of not wearing white after Labor Day, my guess is you're the kind of person that also thinks you should wait 30 minutes before swimming after you eat. Kidding! (Not really.) In fashion there is only one rule - have fun! Nothing is more chic than a head-to-toe white look, and it is possible to pull off during the fall and winter months. 

How to Wear White After Labor Day
The key? Warming up your makeup palette. A burgundy or wine colored lip is a big trend this season and can be worn day or night - if done right. I like Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge #9, it stays on all day and won't leave your lips crusty like other long-wear lipsticks. With a bold lip, the rest of your makeup should be very minimal to avoid looking like a vamp. Start off with clean skin. I'm loving the new Pore Refining Solutions Makeup by Clinique ($26). I received a sample before it hit stores this month and now use it daily. The "Instant Perfecting" foundation is oil-free and virtually erases your pores, leaving your skin with a satiny finish. Next, apply a plum or soft pink blush to the apples of your cheeks for a pretty flush, and slick your hair back into a pony or topknot. Finally, toss on your white ensemble and shun anyone who dares scold you for breaking the no white after Labor Day rule; they are clearly so last decade.

WHAT I WORE
ZARA Jacket & Clutch
Bebe Shoes (similar)
Accessories: Lola Sunnies, Loehmanns Earrings, Michael Kors Watch, Henri Bendel Bracelet

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Briana Celebrates Launch with Miami Trunk Show

Miami native Briana "Bri" Guerra is celebrating tonight, as her eponymous jewelry line is now available to the world at ShopBriana.com.

A graduate of the Miami International University of Art & Design and Polimoda Instituto in Florence, Guerra's designs are deeply influenced by her travels. The chic collection of bracelets, earrings, and rings is handmade in Istanbul using semi-precious stones and exotic skins.

Briana offers world class style to the woman looking for "elegance, subtlety and exclusivity." Nothing says luxe like a candy colored stingray cuff or delicate chandelier earrings. Last year on my birthday one of my favorite gifts was a Briana turquoise stingray cuff from my boyfriend; I can't help but feel special whenever I wear it. (Non-stop compliments never hurt.)

Meet Bri today from 4-8pm in Coconut Grove for a toast to her site launch, and shop other Miami favorites like bracelets by JS Beads and nameplate necklaces by Francesca.



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Dock Days




After the very rainy (and windy) weekend Miami just experienced thanks to tropical storm Isaac, these photos are making me antsy for another sunny day! I can't complain really, considering us South Floridians enjoy a year-round summer... which is why bikinis, sunglasses, and stylish hats are staples in every Miami girl's closet. These Chloe aviators are my new go-to sunnies, and my favorite gift from Miami Swim Week thanks to Ditto. If you've ever been frustrated trying to shop for sunglasses online you definitely have to check out the innovative e-store; Ditto allows you to virtually try on a slew of designer frames by capturing a 3-D image of your face via webcam. Hassle free online shopping? Sounds like the perfect activity for the next rainy day. Later this week I'll be sharing what's in my beach bag - summer isn't over yet!

What I Wore
Eco Chic by Meadow Coverup
DvF Tote Bag
Septimo Ring
The Webster x Target Hat 


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ANTM Premiere Night PJ Party Hangout



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Summer Blues

Photos by Bella Mente Photography



There's nothing better than a dress that you can just throw on and feel instantly pretty! This gorgy one-shoulder frock was sent to me by the sweet online boutique Prim+Proper and even got boyfriend's seal of approval. It's the kind of dress you just want to twirl in. Besides the fact that it happens to be the perfect shade of pool blue, the bell sleeve and nipped in waistline make it oh-so-very-flattering. Come fall I'll be wearing this baby with black tights and booties...and twirling.

Got the summer blues? (no pun intended) Shop Prim+Proper's Summer Sale & save 20% sitewide. This dress is practically highway robbery at under $40.

What I Wore
Earrings by Aldo 

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