February 21, 2015

olive, white, forest

I pretty much never wear pants anymore, but the other day I remembered these pants from Banana Republic were sitting at the back of my closet and I pulled them out for a Thursday in court. No trial, so I wasn't worried about matching my suit separates, but I still had to look professional. I really liked the end result with my new-ish Zara jacket paired with my older pants. Linking up with Tara!
Jacket: Zara (similar)
Blouse: Ann Taylor (I like this one)
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar color)
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklaces: Forever 21 (similar)
Earrings: Macy's

February 16, 2015

Wynwood Food Tour

Last Saturday my BF and I spent the day on the Wynwood Food Tour, where we tried 5 local restaurants and learned about the history and art of the neighborhood on the way. Below are some photos I took while on the tour, and at the end the outfit I wore. I decided to go comfortable as it was pretty warm and we walked several blocks (I wouldn't recommend wearing heels!).
We started off at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar where we tried some traditional Cuban food and a beer to compliment it.
Then our tour guide showed us the Wynwood Walls and talked about the various artists that have murals there.
The group walked a few blocks to our next location to try mofongo at Jimmy'z Kitchen. I was so hungry I forgot to take pictures there :) Then we went to one of my new favorite spots, Pride & Joy, for some barbecue. 
Then we walked across the street to try ceviche at Su Viche. I'm not a fish person but I told myself I would try anything that they gave us, so I did it! It was presented in a shot glass so it was easy to drink down.
Our final stop of the tour was a new Italian restaurant called Made in Italy. It was designed to resemble an Italian market, with different sections selling cold cuts, wine, desserts, pasta etc. We were treated to a glass of Prosecco, some asiago cheese, and delicious prosciutto. 
Overall, I had a great time on the tour. The food portions were filling, so I felt like I got my money's worth after the 5 restaurants. I thought our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the food, as well as the history of Wynwood and the art that makes Wynwood so special. The guide said that they change the restaurants frequently based on new spots that come to the area. There was really something for everyone on the tour in terms of food preferences. They are also able to accommodate vegetarians if you tell them in advance! I would definitely do a food tour again - the company also has tours of South Beach and Little Havana - maybe another weekend! You can get your own tickets here.
Shirt: Express (similar)
Jeans: ASOS (similar)
Necklaces: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Nails: Essie Boxer Shorts
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Shoes: DV Dolce Vita (similar but $$$)

January 28, 2015

Winter White

I wore this outfit a few weekends ago to run some errands. I also wore it to lunch at Scotty's Landing - one of my favorite places to eat in Miami. The food is really good, reasonably priced (compared to some other waterfront restaurants down the street, ahem.), and of course the views of the water are awesome. I thought the restaurant was being torn down (in fact, I thought it already was torn down), but it wasn't, and now I'm not sure if that's happening anymore. But, just in case it's happening, you should definitely go eat there now before it's too late! 
A note about the ring near the bottom of the photo - I am obsessed with this ring by David Yurman and it's been on my wish list for a long time. However, it's f'in' expensive! Over Christmas I stumbled on this Macy's ring which is totally inspired by the DY one, and I just had to get it. It's not so close to the original as to be a faux DY piece, it's just got a similar wrap style enough to be "inspired" by DY, so I'm ok with it. Anyway, I couldn't find it online but maybe you can find it at your local store if you like it. 
Sweater: Target (similar)
Jeans: Forever 21 (love these distressed ones)
Boots: Report (similar)
Necklace: Macy's
Earrings: Macy's
Watch: Michael Kors
Rings: Etsy & Macy's (similar)
Bag: Dooney & Bourke (similar)

January 26, 2015

Tweed on Tweed

It's been a long time since I last wore this dress. It was sitting in my "to take to the tailor" pile for months and months because the hem started to unravel. This is just a typical outfit I would wear to court on a non-trial day. 
Played around with my lens last weekend and snapped this shot of Wednesday for Instagram
Blazer: Ann Taylor (similar)
Dress: Tahari (similar)
Heels: Ann Taylor (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)

January 23, 2015

Casual Friday

I wore this outfit on a recent Friday where I didn't have to go to court. I got this necklace for Christmas and have been wearing it on the weekends, but I wanted to try it in a work outfit. I thought the bright yellow complimented the dark green in the blazer. The closeup photo shoes a better example of the true color of the blazer. The only thing I'll say about the necklace is 2 strands have already broken, which resulted in tiny seed beads falling EVERYWHERE in my apartment. Not fun to pick up tiny beads, but fun to wear. A tradeoff. 
Blazer: Zara (similar)
Blouse: Ann Taylor (similar)
Jeans: AG (similar)
Heels: Dolce Vita
Necklace: Macy's (check local store!)
Earrings: Macy's
Watch: Michael Kors
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