#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Miami Swim Week 2015

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Rejoice, Miami fashionistas! We’ve officially made it to another Miami Swim Week. On Thursday, the whirlwind of runways, parties, and brunches begins. As your local insiders, we’ll be your eyes and ears throughout the week. We’ll be keeping you updated regularly on trends, parties, and celebrity sightings through a daily post on this column, as well as live coverage on our Instagram page, our Twitter and our newly-launched Periscope channel (P.S. we’re @thankyoumiami for all social media).

If you’re looking to join in on the action, you’re in luck! This year you’ve been invited to three of Miami Swim Week 2015’s coolest events where you’ll be able to learn about this year’s swimwear trends firsthand, shop summer must-haves, and meet your favorite designers. Check out the details below and don’t forget to RSVP!

1. DASH x MIKOH Swim Week Kick-Off
Thursday, July 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
DASH Boutique (668 Collins Avenue)

One of our favorite sexy-meets-sporty swimwear brands is MIKOH, the brainchild of Hawaiian sisters Oleema and Kalani Miller. To kick-off swim week, they will be hosting an event at the Kardashian’s infamous DASH Boutique with prize giveaways, a photo booth, cocktails, and light bites. While we’re over here fan-girling, e-mail rsvp [at] shopdashonline [dot] com to confirm your attendance!

2. Style Saves Swim 5th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser
Friday, July 17, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The Miami Beach Edition (2901 Collins Avenue)

Local nonprofit Style Saves is well-known for their charitable work in providing underpriviledged students with new clothing, shoes, accessories, and prescription eyewear. They’re also known for throwing one heck of a fundraiser. For only $181, you will have access to a sponsored open bar, the sounds of DJ Irie, and an exclusive fashion show featuring looks from Calypso, ishine365, and Kai Lani. There is no better reason to party than for a higher purpose so purchase your tickets here and join us in putting the fun back in fundraising!

3. Escape Miami Style Lounge & Pool Party
Saturday, July 17, 1 p.m to 6 p.m.
Shelborne Wyndham Grand (1801 Collins Avenue)

The highly-anticipated event by Peroni and local blogger Annie Vazquez of The Fashion Poet is back for its third year as #EscapeMiami3. Join us at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand for live music, cocktails, hair styling, nail art, massages, a fashion illustrator, pop-ups and more! Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit so you can cool off and catch the poolside fashion show from the water. This is one of the most fun events of Miami Swim Week so reserve your free ticket here before it sells out. And, if you’re feeling lucky, enter our giveaway for your chance to win two VIP tickets to #EscapeMiami3, which includes a VIP swag bag!

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Perfume Perfection at Babalú

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We apologize for the fashion silence these past few weeks. We have been extremely busy writing about the food, travel, and culture that comes in droves in late spring. But, rest assured, we have been diligently keeping up with our local fashion happenings, amping up for Miami fashion season, and naturally thinking of you the whole time.

Latest on our radar is news from Babalú Boutique in Miami Beach – you know, the unexpected surprise beneath the stairs in the 1111 Lincoln Road building (the Herzog and De Meuron garage) that stands out with its neon lights and eclectic yet luxurious inventory. In a testament to its founders’ limitless creativity, the chic boutique recently added a cozy room to its small footprint that houses a beautiful perfume bar and an interactive tool called the Perfume Genie that helps you find your favorite fragrance. As perfume amateurs, we were intrigued by the new expansion and the unveiling of its resident magical technology so we bribed our closest friends with bubbles to come check it out with us last week. [Read more…]

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Palms in Panama

Thanks to our Instagram, it is no secret that we love palm trees and we love Panama. Palm trees make an incredible print and they are an integral part of Miami’s iconic image. Panama is a gorgeous country and a no brainer destination for Miami locals. In the spirit of our summer, we wanted to combine both of our tropical obsessions by sharing some photos we shot during our last trip to surf Panama’s Pacific Coast.

Huge props to Hotel Playa Cambutal for being our home away from home in Panama when Miami’s as flat as an ironing board. For a surf family like ours, there is really no better place to escape to than a beautiful hotel on an empty beach with nearly year-round surf.

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#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Summer Look Inspired by Jose Cuervo

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We know what you’re thinking: how can an outfit be inspired by tequila? Well, if you have a good memory, you remember that two weeks ago we attended the unveiling of this year’s Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia bottle with its new one-of-a-kind design created by Mexican artist Enrique Rosas. If you’ve been keeping track of this year’s summer trends, you know that the color palette of Rosas’s oeuvre d’art are in line with the colors for summer. The blue and white in particular are the perfect inspiration for an on-trend look for our favorite season. So, as we whipped up our favorite tequila, soda and lime cocktails using Reserva de la Familia this Memorial Day Weekend, we let the inspiration take hold.

The resulting look is one of our favorites, mostly because the individual pieces we used to put it together are some of our favorite finds. In fact, the denim top by Bella Dahl, with its loose and effortless fit, is our proudest buy to date. We found it at The Tannery on Boylson Street while we were in Boston for our sister’s graduation last week and we’ve since spotted its unique tail on our Instagram feed so you know its hot, hot hot! The next best part of this outfit is the Perry Street statement necklace that arrived on our door step courtesy of our Rocksbox stylist. The look is very casual – it seems to say “I’m going or coming from a day of sailing” – so the necklace is the perfect way to bring in some glamour.

See! We told you tequila can inspire a fabulous outfit. What do you think? Would you wear it? Which is your favorite piece?

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Top – Bella Dahl Shirt Tail Button Down
Pants – H&M Ripped White Jeans (similar)
Shoes – Michael Kors Canvas Espadrille (similar)
Necklace – Perry Street Amelie Crystal Necklace from Rocksbox

 

#ThankYouMiami for (Travel) Fashion

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Miami has struck a delicate balance between being the ultimate travel destination and offering a great quality of life. However, during high season, the pendulum swings toward catering to visitors and mayhem ensues. So, when Miami is in the peak of tourism season, Miami-ans – particularly Miami Beach locals – travel frequently.

Since early March, we have been on a binge of staycations, vacations, family trips and work trips. And, as the police barricades continue to go up on Ocean, Collins, and Washington, we are preparing to head out for the weekend again. After all, evacuating for Memorial Day is pretty much a local tradition by this point. So as you get ready to pack your bags (again), here’s a round-up on our favorite travel fashion. Bon voyage!

1. Casual, Comfortable Airport Look: This look takes you comfortably through the airport, while still looking cute. The formula? Leather paneled leggings, embellished sneakers, a sweatshirt, a denim jacket, and, if you’re feeling sassy, a beanie. Don’t forget to grab a chic pair of headphones, like our favorite Frends Taylor in Rose Gold.

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2. From Airport to Cold Climes: The key to this highly-adaptable look is layers. We started with a sweater vest and layered over a jean jacket for the airplane. As soon as we made it outside, we pulled on this super warm Olivia Pope-inspired coat from The Limited’s Scandal collection.

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3. Cute and Casual Roadtrip: When we go on roadtrips, we like to be comfortable but we also like to look chic because we want to be able to get out anywhere and feel confident. A simple, cotton sundress with a denim jacket works best for us. Make sure to mix in flat shoes that are easy to walk in, like these Silence + Noise booties (similar), so you can explore any terrain you encounter.

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4. Airport to Cool City: Out of our four looks, this one is our favorite because it encompasses the best parts of the other three outfits. And, most importantly, we can wear it anywhere so we do not have to think twice about changing when we arrive at our destination. The most important part in putting it together is a great pair of overalls. The ones we are wearing are our favorite. Can you believe we found them for less than $40 at Forever 21 (similar)?

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#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – #TheFallsINDULGE

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Miami Fashion Bloggers and moms at The Falls Miami’s INDULGE: Fashion + Fun for Moms event. Photo by SFG Mag.

Last Thursday, we kicked off our Mother’s Day celebrations early by treating our mom (“mamá”) to a day at The Falls Miami and having her join us in co-hosting a special fashion presentation for moms. Mamá lives in Boca and, thanks to Town Center Mall, is super familiar with the Simon Mall routine: lunch, shopping, primping, coffee, more shopping. Despite having a tight schedule, we got everything done with time to spare and created a few special memories along the way. These were our three favorite moments:

1. Seeing our similarities in an unexpected surprise. When we got to Macy’s to pick our looks for the evening, mamá went one way and we went another, only meeting up occasionally to reflect on our selections. We styled ourselves solo, so you can imagine our surprise when we realized that our final outfits were not only from the same exact designer but also featured similar prints. As we said to the audience at the event, “the apple clearly doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

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#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – A Reflection On Our Personal Style

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We have been reflecting a lot lately. Maybe it’s common for our age or maybe we’re going crazy – nevertheless, these days, our brain has been on nostalgia overdrive. Today, we reminisced super hard as we watched our little sister cross the finish line of her first full marathon. We couldn’t have been more proud of her. We also couldn’t have been more emotional about watching her reach such an incredible milestone.

We’re gearing up for even more waterworks as Mother’s Day quickly approaches. All our recent reflection has emphasized just how important our mom is to us. And, as we prepare to celebrate her on Thursday, April 30th at The Falls INDULGE: Fashion and Fun for Moms event, we can’t help but get teary-eyed at how she has influenced us throughout our life. ¡Ay!, pero es tan emocional that we can’t even… [Read more…]