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What I Wore: Miami International Fashion Week

Posted on: March 25th, 2012 by Leah No Comments

Never needing an excuse to dress-up, Miami International Fashion Week was the perfect event to don my stylish new frocks, enjoy a girl’s weekend in Miami with my favorite fashionista, Michelle LaChapelle, and see the latest and greatest of Miami’s fashion scene. Stylishly clad attendees gathered together to see established and up-and-coming designers from Latin America, shop unique, hand-made accessories and enjoy wine and culinary delights from local chefs.

Day 1 of Miami International Fashion Week

The first night I wore a black peplum top with a pink Betsy Johnson belt, and pink suede Nine West pumps!

Local celebrities present the Miami International Fashion Week awards.

Winning looks from emerging designers.

Day 2 at Miami International Fashion Week!

On day 2, I wore black booties from Nine West, cream silk blouse by Theory and sequin clutch from BCBG.

Ecuadorian baubles available for purchase.

Day 3 at Miami International Fashion Week

On day 3, I wore a mustard dress from Loehman’s, black Juicy Couture sequins scarf available in my store, and black sequins Betsy Johnson heels.

United Nude: architecture meets fashion

Posted on: March 21st, 2012 by Leah No Comments

I first spotted this fabulous shoe lounging poolside at The Standard in Miami Beach on a leggy brunette.  She wore a yellow version of this wedge style Mary Jane that matched her yellow and white bikini.  After noticing her shoes, I had to go over and ask her who made them.

What I love about United Nude’s shoes is the architectural spirit combined with architectural style.  It’s very fitting that United Nude originates from a collaboration between a Dutch architect and an English shoemaker.  The Mono Jane shown here would also look great with tights and a cute dress for Fall/Winter and could also be worn into Spring with a summer day dress or perhaps at your favorite pool with a matching bikini.

United Nude made its Miami debut at a pop-up boutique in the Miami Design District.

United Nude Miami
Miami Design District
161 NE 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137

Violet Mono Jane
$125
Unitednude.com

This season’s must-haves: the statement watch

Posted on: March 21st, 2012 by Leah No Comments

The best part about going back-to-school, although it meant the end to my freedom and warm weather – was the shopping.  I loved getting a new wardrobe before the first big day and finding the season’s must-haves to add to my closet.

Being the accessories lover that I am, my back-to-school shopping tends to lead me in the direction of jewelry.  I can never pass up the latest and greatest statement watch.

To get that glamorous look, search for a large, menswear metal style watch.  I also am always on the look-out for one that has the uniqueness factor – something different than my go-to gold or silver watch.  This season my heart is set on the fabulous rose gold chronograph watch by Michael Kors.  (Available at Nordstrom.com)

But finding a great statement watch doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.  You can find glamorous looking watches at just about anywhere, including Target and the local drugstore.  A great place to find inexpensive statement watches is the Festival Flea Market in Pompano Beach.  Here you will find several vendors selling watches for $10-$15.  For directions, go to Festival.com.