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Art Basel Miami

I’m soooo excited…checking off another bucket list item to close out 2013 with my first trip to Art Basel Miami! I do admit, however, when I first decided to go, I had NO IDEA it was such a scene to be seen. Cue me last week scrambling to figure out what fabulous attire I could bring along! Miami in December? Edgy, tropical, winter? A fashion conundrum to say the least. My solution: build a wardrobe around muse Kelly Wearstler’s artsy style with black and white pieces for work and play that can go from day to night (because you never know where the day can lead!)…

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SUMMER-TO-FALL PICKS
20% off, 2 days only

Being a summer lover, I’m not quite ready for the pre-fall fashion that’s out. But that’s not to say I won’t take advantage of all the sales going on right now to think ahead to my fall wardrobe. Here are a few “wear it now and later” basics with a stylish twist that are all 20% off today and tomorrow with code EVERYONE

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CHECKLIST
Fall Fashion 2012

I realize it’s mid-October, but after my month of health and computer issues, I’m ok with the fact that my fall shopping is very much still in progress. (Not to mention, it’s still 80+ degrees here!)

On the list (some checked off, some not)…

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BOOTIE CALL
Fall ’12 Roundup

Low ‘n chunky heel for me

Last year I bought myself a pair of Joie wedge booties. This year it’s apparent that I need to incorporate a chunky heel version into my wardrobe — perfect to transition my summer maxis to fall, and pair with skinnies into winter and next spring. Some of my fave looks of the season…

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SPRING OUTFIT Floral Tee, Cardi, Leopard

…dressing for real life…

I love to see my fave bloggers in their posts — but I cringe at the thought of putting myself in my posts. And then I thought that as a mom, I can say, “Hey, you know what, I don’t have time to shop for myself, and most often I feel completely disheveled, but here’s a real life look I’m gonna rock for Spring!” So there you have it, my internal thought process that gave me the courage to do the following…

Laughing because the whole experience feels ridiculous! Many thanks to my photog/wonderful husband who did laugh at me a few times as well, but loves me anyway.

Tee, c/o Stylemint; cardi, J.Crew (color: old); skinny jeans, Mother; leopard envelope clutch, J.Crew (old);pumps, Dolce Vita; watch, Michael Kors; necklace, J.Crew (old); sunglasses (smoke), Tom Ford.

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Vacation Inspiration: Viceroy Miami

Unexpected color combos make for a thoroughly modern holiday

I guess I must have vacay on the membrane, sitting here in rainy cold weather and wishing I was back in Palm Desert. Looking at photos of Kelly Wearstler’s Viceroy Miami doesn’t exactly help; makes me want to pack up my bags and get out there pronto! I’m definitely missing being somewhere hip and dressing like I’m hip.

Viceroy Miami: poolside

[ H&M bikini, JCrew coverup, Miss Trish flip-flops, Meredith Wendell tote ]

Viceroy Miami: dinner dates

[ Miu Miu mini, Topshop bracelets, Kate Spade clutch & ring, Matthew Williamson maxi ]

Viceroy Miami: lunch meeting

[ JCrew bracelet, Kate Spade bag, Pierre Hardy pumps, Madewell dress ]

Viceroy Miami: spa

[ Missoni romper, Miu Miu sunglasses, Topshop ring, Dolce Vita sandals, Topshop bag]

Where have you been itchin’ to go?

...xoxo

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