April 14, 2014

Miami Blow-Dry Bar: Glam & Go

I mentioned in my last post that I have a black tie event to go to in 2 weeks. One of my best friends recently tried a "blow-dry bar" in Miami and had pretty good results, so I'm thinking of following suit and getting my hair professionally blown out for the event. I also just recently heard about Glam & Go, which seems like the perfect fit. They cater to the after-gym crowd, where they will give you a drywash (with dry shampoo) and style after the gym (for $20 - it only takes 15 minutes!) or a blowout after your shower (for only $35 - and it only takes 30 minutes!). I would be interested in trying the full on blowout for my event. They have two locations in Miami - one on South Beach at the Loews Hotel, and one in Brickell at the Epic Hotel. See the graphic below for some of the styles they offer. I'm loving the "Serious Curves" one! 




Have you ever tried a blow-dry bar? What have been your results?

April 13, 2014

Casual Friday

Wore this to work on a recent Friday. On a completely different note, I had the pleasure of being recognized at a bar last night by a reader and fellow lawyer- HEY Julia if you're reading! Great meeting you. I've got a busy few weeks coming up.. I am going home for Easter next weekend and the following weekend I have a black tie lawyerly event to go to. I rented a Moschino Cheap & Chic dress from Rent the Runway so I'm excited to see how that turns out. But because I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket I also bought a dress from ASOS as a backup in case the RTR dress doesn't fit. I'll return the ASOS dress if the RTR dress works out (although I am pretty obsessed with the dress.. I'll post pics and a review soon). Has anyone ever used Rent the Runway before? Tell me about your experiences!
Jacket: Ann Taylor
Shirt: J. Crew (similar)
Jeans: 7FAM
Shoes: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)

April 1, 2014

Windowpane

I've been wanting a checked/windowpane print shirt for a while now and scored this silk one during a J. Crew sale. I've already worn it to work a few times and out on the weekend because it's flowy and long enough to wear casually. The black and white colors also make it pretty versatile, but for my first outfit for work I kept it simple with an all black suit and gold accessories. Do you own anything in windowpane print? How would you wear this print to the office?
Jacket: Theory
Blouse: J. Crew (same tee but different print)
Skirt: Banana Republic (similar)
Heels: Cole Haan
Necklaces: Forever 21 (similar) & Ann Taylor
Watch: Michael Kors

March 25, 2014

Polka Dot Dress & St. Tropez Thoughts

So, I've obviously been absent for a while. Here are some of the highlights of where I've been... My  parents visited for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, I got in a car accident the same weekend (now I'm shopping for a new car), one of my best friends from college came to Miami for the weekend, my boss was in a murder trial (which means I was super busy doing everything else at the office), it was St. Patrick's day, I went to the "Electric Beach" festival, and now this week is the Winter Music Conference aka Miami Music Week which ends with Ultra! I've been really busy and the blog hasn't taken precedence. Anyway, I'm trying to get back into the habit of taking photos in the morning. To change the subject...
Dress: Ann Taylor (similar)
Blazer: Ann Taylor (similar)
Shoes: Forever 21 (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
You might notice I'm a bit more tan in my photo. (Well, at least I hope I look different). In my February Budget Recap I mentioned I bought the St. Tropez Mousse to try, and I've been using it religiously at least once (if not twice) a week since then. I do like it, but I'd love something darker, so I'll continue to look around. I just finished the 4oz bottle I bought at the end of February and re-purchased the large 16 oz bottle from Amazon because it was so much less expensive. I'd recommend it ease of use and a pretty good color turnout. The only thing I don't like is it has a habit of gathering a lot of color around my feet, even though I lather on moisturizer and exfoliate to try to prevent that. 

February 27, 2014

February Budget Recap

I have been bad about posting my budget recaps at the end of every month. In fact, the last time I posted was in October - unacceptable! Here's what I picked up the past few months:

November:
Frye Boots - $117 (after discounts and after gift card) from Amazon
Last worn here:
December:
Over the knee black boots - Ann Taylor - $125
Last worn here:
January:
Michael Kors Ring - $115 (similar)


2 crop tops - $15 + $18
One last worn here:
February:
Blank Spray On Vegan Leather Pants - $55 (I like them as an alternative to the black ponte pants I'm always wearing. I wore them the other day to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival to an event at night and I wasn't too hot, but I wonder if they'll be too hot when it's consistently 85 degrees and humid at night... might just be a 'winter' pant..)

Hot pink Fanny pack - $9 (Ebay) (for Ultra Music Festival.. not because I actually think fanny packs are cool)

2 satin hair ties - $14 total (Ebay) (also for Ultra - these are so amazing at keeping my hair out of my face, it took me forever to find the exact ones that I was looking for. The last one I purchased was like 6 years ago at the dollar store!)

St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse - $32 (might be holy grail status. I've used it once and it's the darkest fake tan I've ever tried!)

Total February Spending: $110

I stayed on track this month, coming in $90 under budget.

March budget plans: 
I recently went through my closet and decided to donate a bunch of items, and I'm finding that I need more work blouses. I'm hoping to get some work blouses in flowy materials like chiffon, silk, and polyester (as long as it doesn't look or feel cheap).

How did you do on your budget this month? Please share any great deals or fun items you purchased with me!
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