Bucketfeet Giveaway (Closed)

Enter below to win a unique pair of sneakers from BucketFeet valued at $65 (your choice!) Then tune in on Wednesday, August 1st at 2:30PM ET as I join fellow Miami Fashion Bloggers Ginger, Kristin, and Maria for a LIVE Hangout on Air with BucketFeet co-founder Raaja Nemani, and Brazilian artist Felipe Motta on Google Plus. The hangout will be streamed live right here!


What are BucketFeet? 
The unique and comfortable shoes began as a hobby for co-founder and creative director Aaron Firestein, who used to scribble on his canvas sneakers while attending college in 2007. After moving to Argentina to pursue a career in photography, Firestein decided he wanted to "create a platform to connect artists to people around the world," and teamed up with friend & business partner Raaja to launch BucketFeet in 2011.


BucketFeet gives back to artists by purchasing their work, and paying them royalties for every pair of shoes they sell. They also support kids through programs in art, music, and sports. Because Aaron and Raaja met volunteering with kids, it's important for them to stay true to the story of the brand. With every purchase, they donate a percentage of sales to  non-profit partners.






To Enter:
Contest entries only valid if verified through rafflecopter widget below. Earn extra entries by tweeting once per day!

(Giveaway Rules: Contest open only to US Residents. Winner will be announced during Hangout on Air on 8/1/12 at 2:30PM ET.)

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To Dye For

{ZARA Dress & Shoes - AtikShop Clutch - Forever 21 Necklace}


This is exactly how I want to spend the rest of my summer - lounging. (While this may look very glamorous, I assure you that I was sweating up a fierce storm in what felt like 100 degree temps.) My second collaboration with Bella Mente Photography looks like a watercolor painting, and is again set at the gorgeous Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami. The picturesque waterfall and surrounding greenery made me feel like I was vacationing in Italy! (I wish!) The landmark property was actually built to look like a 400-year-old Italian estate, commissioned by American industrialist James Deering in the early 1900's. Today Vizcaya is the go-to for bridal shoots and some of the most exclusive galas - and blogger girls looking to take pretty pictures. A dress this good deserved a great photo, after all.

Creative Direction/Styling by Kelly Saks | Photography by Andrea of Bella Mente Photography


{ZARA Dress & Shoes}

{Forever 21 Necklace - AtikShop Python Clutch - Henri Bendel Ring - OPI Simply Smashing Polish}


P.S. Don't forget there are 2 active giveaways: Techcessories (for a cool wireless mouse & iPhone accessories!) and Win Your Way Into Fashion Week for 2 tickets to Funkshion Fashion Week this Saturday!

P.P.S Check out the new Instagram tab above! Follow me on instagram (username: kellysaks) for a live photo stream from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim & other Swim Week events in Miami.
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Win Your Way Into Fashion Week! (Closed)

If you read the Stress Free Guide to Miami Fashion Week 2012 but still want to experience Fashion Week like a local celebrity- I've got you covered!

YouthH2O is treating one lucky reader and their guest to the VIP experience at a Funkshion Fashion Week event in Miami on Saturday, July 21, 2012.

Enter below by sharing why you want to attend fashion week! Contest is now closed. Congrats to Laura Louis!

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Regarding Selection: Winner will be chosen using rafflecopter and notified via email by 9AM on Saturday 7/21/12. Must be 21+ years old to win.

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Stress Free Guide to Miami Fashion Week Swim 2012

Regardless of what Anna Wintour thinks, Fashion Week isn't only for VIPs! Enjoy Miami Fashion Week Swim this year without worrying about getting on "the list" with this stress free guide to some of the hottest events that are open to all.


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Wicked Summer




Welcome to my dark side! If the bright, neon, and patterned outfits I constantly post haven't given you a clue, I'm a big fan of color. From electric yellows to bold reds, I'm not one to shy away from making a bold color choice. When you live in paradise the last thing you want to do is mope around in boring black. Save for a sexy black bikini, of course - like this chic high-waisted swimsuit from The Orchid Boutique. (Confession: I will happily spend the rest of my summer in it.) I wanted the photos to evoke major drama, and the historic Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami provided the perfect backdrop. (For the locals: I got confused for a quinciaƱera during the shoot. HA!) Photography by Andrea of Bella Mente Photography; Creative Direction/Styling/Makeup by me.





What I Wore
Spike Necklace from The Closet Boutique (old)
Bracelets by Henri Bendel and Bar III
Round Black Ring by Bebe
Black Fringe Heels by Daniblack (old)

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Target to Collaborate with... Neiman Marcus?!

Photo courtesy neimanmarcus.com

It's true! Neiman Marcus announced today that they have teamed up with Target and CFDA for a limited-edition holiday collection to hit stores December 1st. The unexpected collab is bringing together 24 American designers to create 50 exclusive gifts available for purchase at both stores and online. The announcement was received with mixed reviews on the Neiman Marcus Facebook page, where fashion enthusiasts (or just snobs?) expressed their disappointment that the retailer would be "downgrading" by partnering with a mass merchandiser like Target.

Facebooker Judith Blaufuss-Duffy chimed in, "BAD idea for Neiman's....For years they have had a certain status and now they are lowering their brand. Not to sound snobby, but I don't think the average Neiman shopper is a shopper at Target. There is too much disparity in the quality, not to mention the obvious....price."

I, for one, could not be more excited... I'll finally be able to snag something from the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. Wishes do come true! What do you think? Will you shop NM x Target? 

Participating designers: Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Eddie Borgo, Jason Wu, Judith Leiber, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Philip Crangi, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone, Robert Rodriguez, Rodarte, Skaist-Taylor, Thom Browne, Tory Burch, Tracy Reese

UPDATE: Target just released this behind the scenes video with a sneak peek at the incredible things to expect on December 1st!

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Trending | Techcessories

Kelly's Kloset: Trending>>Techcessories

When gadgets take over your life you might as well call them permanent accessories. I never leave home without my smartphone and laptop, so chic covers & cases are a must. Function & fashion collide in this exotic Rebecca Minkoff 13" MAC Two-Tone Python Laptop Case. Give your iPhone a Hollywood makeover with this iconic Andy Warhol Marilyn iPhone Case by Incase.

Giveaway alert! Need to spruce up your tech gear? One lucky reader will win a Microsoft Limited Edition Artist Series Wireless Mouse and a pack of Bubble Buttons Home Button Stickers. Never heard of Bubble Buttons? The circular stickers are the latest way to customize your iPhone or iPad and come in an array of adorable designs, including mustaches (above), monsters, and cupcakes.

To Enter:
+Tweet: "I want to win the @KellysKloset techcessories giveaway! #MSFTstyle"
+Comment: Leave a comment below with your name & email address.

The more you tweet, the more chances you have to win! Contest closes Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 5PM ET. Must be a US Resident to win. CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to Isis!

Disclaimer: Giveaway items courtesy of Microsoft & Bubble Buttons. Thoughts & opinions are always my own.
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Window Shopping at Emporium



Last week I had the opportunity to style my first window display at Emporium boutique in Coral Gables. The cozy outpost is one of my favorite places to shop for locally crafted accessories and breezy Miami-wear. (From the KK Arvchives: Best Kept Secret | Emporium). You can check out my "All-American Summer" themed window display through the end of July.

{Ann Taylor blazer (old) - ZARA romper (old) - ZARA cage heels (sold out; similar)}

The easiest way to refresh a tired, old ensemble is with accessories - which is exactly what I did with this Ann Taylor boyfriend blazer (similar) & ZARA romper (similar) that I found hiding in my closet. The white cage heels were a major find (sold out! similar here) at ZARA's semi-annual sale and I couldn't wait to wear them. The neutral palette of this blazer/romper combo played a perfect co-starring role and allowed the shoes to shine. Since no outfit is ever complete without a little bling, I finished off the look with a gold spiked cuff from Forever 21, pyramid stud earrings from Aldo (similar), and a cherry lip for a pop of color.

Perfect outfit for a summer BBQ. The cutout dress is on trend & provides added ventilation!
Amazeballs hair that I clearly couldn't do on my own. Big thanks to the talented LaLa at Blo Midtown.
Finishing touches on "All-American Summer" window
Whatcha lookin' at?

Shop my window...
2606 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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Miami Fashion Bloggers Make A Splash


Models? Nah, just some of Miami's favorite fashion bloggers! I'm so proud to be part of this fabulous collaboration produced by my girl Amanda del Duca of Capture Fashion and her photographer beau David Lundbland. These two are truly a dynamic duo. I bet you wouldn't believe it if I told you each of the 13 of us were photographed individually, cuz we were. The shot was created as the official image for our buzzing Miami Fashion Bloggers Google+ page. If you haven't circled us yet, get to it - and find out what 30,000+ people already know. 

We each have our own unique style, but collectively come together to represent the flavor of our magic city. In order of appearance (left to right):
Top row: Yours Truly, Kar Gar of Kar Gar OhhSnap, Annie of The Fashion Poet, Shareen of Vintage Mavens, Ginger of Electric Blogarella, Erika of Blah Blah Blonde, Maria of The Wordy Girl
Bottom row: Daniela of Nany’s Klozet, Ria of Ria Michelle, Amanda of Capture Fashion, Eugy and Simonett of The Goodwill Project, Steffy of Steffy Pros and Cons



What I'm Wearing: Desiree Nercessian Bronze Swimsuit (similar), Francesca's Collections Python Necklace (similar), Vintage Earrings, Lola Sunglasses (similar), Bracelets by Bar III, Ann Taylor, & Forever 21. Fake a Miami girl glow for only $12 with my favorite body bronzer- Victoria's Secret Beach Sexy Tan Enhancing Shimmer Lotion.

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Happy Birthday America!



Fourth of July always reminds me of my mother... well, because her name is America. (Really!) More importantly, it reminds of the struggles that she and my grandparents endured so that I could grow up in this great land of freedom & opportunity. Had I grown up in Cuba, this blog wouldn't even be a figment of my imagination. So on this Independence Day I celebrate America, my country and my mother, and the freedom to wear what I want, when I want! We're waiting for the fireworks to start on the beach now... hope you had the freedom to enjoy the day off, too!

{Forever 21 Flag Sweater (similar) - UO Vintage Levi's Shorts - Sweetheart Sunnies

{Forever 21 Flag Sweater (similar) - Vintage Levi's Shorts - Henri Bendel Henri Link Bracelet - OPI Polish 'Simply Smashing'}



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