#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – In Denim Jumpsuits We Trust

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Fact: We are obsessed with denim. Denim is the number one staple of our weekend wardrobe, which is why we are psyched that it has stepped front and center into the fashion spotlight in recent years. Last season was all about the overall. This season has been all about the jumpsuit. As avid fanatics, we go all in each season with the denim trend du jour so, right now, in denim jumpsuits we trust.

Denim is a tough material to wear in Miami – it requires calculated usage. If you wear too much, it can be too thick and too hot for our weather. Without the right accessories, it can look too casual to go out in a city known for dressing to the nines. For us, it’s all about strategically dressing up denim so it fits Miami’s aesthetic and works with Miami’s subtropical climate.

On Friday night, for the first time since the 90s, we stepped out in a Forever21 denim jumpsuit (similar) to the preview party for G-Star RAW‘s newest collection. Our only accessory for the night? A pair of statement heels – leopard print Steve Madden kitten heels (similar) to be exact. The heels were sufficiently dainty to give the look a feminine edge. Plus, they helped to elevate the ultra-casual piece to look more dressed up.

At the G-Star RAW event, we spotted three denim jumpsuits that we absolutely need in our closet. Turns out, G-Star RAW is also on that jumpsuit vibe! We tried all of them on and modeled them for you to show you how – whether you like light denim or dark denim, whether you wear it fitted or loose – there is a denim jumpsuit for you out there. Check them out then tell us, how do you wear yours? #TightOrWide?

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G-Star Denim Jumpsuit Option 1: Midge Sculpted Suit, Dark Aged

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G-Star Denim Jumpsuit Option 2: New Lynn Zip Suit, White Painted

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G-Star Denim Jumpsuit Option 3: Lynn Zip Suit, Dark Aged. This one was our absolute favorite!

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Thanks to G-Star RAW for having us! We can’t wait to stop by your Lincoln Road store again.

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – West Coast Roadtrippin’

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Last week we spent time on Florida’s west coast and explored some cool spots that as Miami residents we rarely get to visit. Our road trip took us to three distinctively different venues and they were all awesome. Check out our fashion travel diary for the scoop on where to go and, more importantly, what to wear when you go west coast roadtrippin’.

1. Smallwood Store
This historic trading post was established in 1906 by Ted Smallwood on the coast of Chokoloskee Island. Its remote and isolated location established the store as the go-to purveyor of goods and mail services for the area’s settlers. Thanks to its critical role in the daily life of pioneers, it was also a center for political activity for some time. Today the Florida Heritage Site is a museum that provides insight into Florida Pioneer History. For $5, you can view the original goods that have been at the store since it closed for business in 1982 and learn about the store’s past.

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2. Camellia Street Grille
We have to confess that our trip to the Everglades City area was primarily driven by food – Camellia Street Grille’s food to be exact. We had heard fabulous feedback on the Florida and seafood-inspired comfort food being served at this quirky local joint and had to try it for ourselves. The food was incredible. We enjoyed a quarter pound of boiled shrimp, a homemade crab cake sandwich, an herb salad, and a key lime pie milkshake. The herb salad was especially delicious, maybe it was the fact that most of the ingredients were grown on the property. And the shake? It. Was. Phenomenal. We talked about how good it was (“like key lime pie in a cup”) for about 30 minutes on the ride home.

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3. Clearwater Beach
During our trip, we also stopped to take a peek at the sandy pastures of our western neighbors. To be honest, we’re partial to our white, sandy beaches and our Art Deco life guard stands. But there’s something to be said about watching the sun set on the ocean and enjoying the quiet, empty beaches of Clearwater. After all, a beach is a beach.

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Smallwood Store & Camillia Street Cafe Outfit
Grey Draped Sweater - H&M (similar here and here)
Grey Short Sleeve T-shirtForever 21 (similar here)
Grey Jeggings – American Eagle (similar here)
ShoesAldo Gimello Sneakers

Clearwater Beach Outfit
Black and Gold Sweater – American Eagle (similar here)
JoggersBullhead Denim Co. Knit Jean Jogger Pants via PacSun
Shoes – Aldo Gimello Sneakers

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Calling All Miami Mermaids

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If you live in Miami, there is a 99-percent chance you are a mermaid. We know we definitely are based on our affinity for salty air and sandy feet. Regardless of the season, you will find us every weekend beach-side working on our tans and showing off the bikini body we work so hard to maintain year-round (thanks, ClassPass!). [Read more…]

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Frozen But Chic

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Our tropical selves welcomed the beginning of the new year playing in the snow, instead of the sand. Nevertheless, freezing mountain top temperatures and a winter wind chill could not sway us from keeping our last look of 2014 true to Miami style. After all, our Golden State of Mind is to dress for the weather we want, not the weather we have. So, to celebrate NYE, we slipped into a stylish House of Harlow 1960 romper we picked up last week at PacSun at the Falls and ventured out to Windham Mountain to show the lovely people of The Catskills how Miami-ans do glamour. We may have been frozen, but at least we looked chic!

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Hat – Kendall and Kylie Floppy Panama Hat from PacSun at The Falls
Romper – House of Harlow 1960 Keyhole Romper from PacSun at The Falls
Coat – Faux Fur Coat from Forever21 (similar here)
Shoes – Black Suede Booties from Gap (similar here)

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – A Holiday Shopping Hail Mary

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Procrastination is a disease that prays on the innocent worldwide but here in Miami, it plagues its victims at another level. Miami is a place where arriving on time means pulling up at least an hour late. It’s a place where everyone subscribes to “why get done today what can be done mañana“.  And, it’s a place where holiday shopping begins only a few days before the holidays.

Blame your half finished shopping list on the lack of snow or your busy social calendar this month – we don’t judge. As of Friday we were on the same boat so, on the contrary, we totally sympathize. Better yet, we come to you with a solution for your holiday hitch: an afternoon at The Falls. [Read more…]

#ThankYouMiami for (Holiday) Fashion

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Another holiday season, another round of parties at which to let your Miami fashion sense shine! This year we’re all about showcasing a subdued South Beach sexy. No, we’re not talking bandage dresses or sky-high heels so put those back in your closet immediately. Our style inspiration today comes in the shape of sheer blouses and kitten heels. More Audrey Hepburn, less Aubrey O’Day.

Our holiday outfit is based on two pieces we picked up during emergency fashion runs. So, if you’re behind on putting together your holiday outfits, there is hope for you yet! The first piece is a textured black blouse, which we found at Target on our way to last month’s Fashion Meets Fine Dining event. The second is a black A-line skirt from Forever21 that we purchased an hour before our cameo on The Ellen Show. We love both pieces because they are basics that are versatile and are flattering on most body shapes. Plus, as you’ll see below, the skirt is perfect for twirling!

The day we shot this look we were headed to a matinee showing of The Nutcracker so we chose to go with an all-black combo. However, if you’re inspired by the holiday spirit, feel free to choose a brighter or more festive color for either piece. You can also play around with the shoe color to find one that better suits the celebrations. We chose these particular Steve by Steve Madden heels because we love how this shade of blue contrasts with black pieces. “Irregardless” of what you choose, remember to have fun and enjoy the holidays – after all, they only come once a year!

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Blouse – Target (similar here and here)

Skirt – Forever 21 (similar here and here)

Shoes – Steve by Steve Madden (similar here)

Photography – Brad Wells

#ThankYouMiami for Fashion – Fashion Meets Fine Dining

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Tucked away in the quickly-growing downtown of the Town of Surfside is Pescecane Ristorante, an Italian restaurant with marvelous food and a welcoming atmosphere. These two components alone are how Miami normally turns meals into dining experiences. However, Pescecane is blowing normal dining experiences out of the water by adding a third component: fashion. Two weeks ago, the restaurant successfully executed their first-ever “Fashion Meets Fine Dining”, an event which brings a fashion show and pop-up to the restaurant’s dining room during peak dining hours. [Read more…]