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



If you try to view the hangout before we go live at ~9PM EST you may have to refresh this page.


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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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I'm Hanging Out with... Tyra Banks?!

Words I never thought I'd say, but it's true!

Tune in to the CW on Friday, August 24th at 8pm EST for the premiere of America's Next Top Model Cycle 19 THEN- Join us for the official after party at 9PM EST on Google+ with Tyra Banks herself, ANTM judges Rob Evans and Kelly Cutrone, and special guests - including ME! http://plus.google.com/+TyraBanks

Leave your questions for Tyra & the crew in the comments below, or tweet me at @KellysKloset using hashtag #ANTMhangout.




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School of Rock


As a kid, back to school season meant one thing: back to school shopping! A new school year was a chance to reinvent myself, try out a new style, and forget the fashion mistakes (yes, everyone has them!) of the past. But every fall there are certain trends that just keep coming back... for my latest collaboration with Bella Mente Photography I took the classic school girl look and gave it a rock n' roll edge. Plaid backpack? Check! Circle Skirt? Check! Denim? Check! Studded leather pumps?....


I've been rocking glasses since the fourth grade and have pretty much perfected the geek chic look. (What, did you think Dwyane Wade started that?!) Thanks to Collins Bridge, these red Sagamore Glasses offer the perfect pop of color.




What I Wore


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Hangout with Gossip Girl Costume Designer Eric Daman!





As if I didn't love the man enough already for complimenting my Gossip Girl style earlier this Summer, the amazing Eric Daman will be joining me for a Google+ Hangout on Air on Tuesday evening! Set your alarm clocks for 9PM EST and join us right here where the feed will be streaming live. We'll be discussing the latest episode of "The Daman Chronicles," premiering Tuesday, August 14th at noon on Cambio.com, and hopefully getting some insight on the much anticipated Sex & The City prequel "The Carrie Diaries."

Join the Conversation!
Leave your questions for Eric in the comment section below, tweet me at @KellysKloset, or post to my Google+ page. Use the tag #EricDamanHOA. Make sure to tune in, you may get a personal shout out from Eric!

XOXO
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Florida: Shop Tax-Free This Weekend!

If you're shopping anywhere in Florida this weekend make sure to take advantage of the annual tax-free shopping holiday! Here's what you can save on:

  • Clothing & related items with a sale price of $75 or less
  • School supplies with a sales price of $15 or less (not including books)

Whether it's back to school or your fall wardrobe (yes, even South Floridians have to put away the short-shorts sometimes) that has you hitting the mall, take advantage of the extra 7% savings by doubling up on discounts. With many retailers still slashing prices during summer clearance sales, your wallet will thank you.

Looking to save in Miami? Check out these local shops hosting great sale events:

Stop by on Friday, August 3rd from 5PM-10PM as the trendy MiMo boutique hosts Teen Fashion Ambassadors to kick off tax free weekend with mocktails and mini's! Join the fun on twitter: Tweet a stylish photo of yourself to @Touch_Boutique and tag it with #TouchBoutiqueStyle and you could win a $25 giftcard. Touch Boutique is located at 7231 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33138.

Shop for a Cause
Saturday, August 4th The Recycled Closet in South Miami-Dade is offering "Dolla Holla" bins, with items marked at $2 and $5. A portion of the profits from Dolla Holla sales will benefit the National Alliance of Mental Illness and the Chapman Partnership. If you'll recall, I got an amazing ALEXIS skirt here for cheap! Visit The Recycled Closet at 13843 South Dixie Hwy. Miami, FL 33176.

Not-To-Be-Missed Sales:
Ann Taylor Friends & Family - Extra 30% off in store & online. Use code FRIENDSFB.
Henri Bendel - 65% off Sale
Last Call by Neiman Marcus - Up to 50% off select items plus 30% off regular Neiman Marcus clearance. Sale ends August 6.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Get next season, now. Save on fall apparel, shoes & accessories through August 6.


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