March 11, 2015

white, blush, and black

I wore this to a Food & Wine Festival event a few weekends ago. Each February, the Food Network comes down to Miami to host a bunch of events. My parents have been coming down the past few years to go to a few events, so I started to join them. This year, we went to 2 events - on Friday night we went to a dinner in Ft. Lauderdale hosted by a chef who is frequently on the show Chopped. Then, on Sunday, we went to the Grand Tasting which is my fav event ever year, it's so worth the price. This outfit was for Friday's event which was unseasonably cold. Felt good to break out my boots though :) 
Sweater: Old Navy (similar)
Blouse: H&M (similar)
Jeans: Paige
Boots: Ann Taylor (similar)
Bag: Kate Spade (similar)
Leather Jacket: ASOS (similar)
Earrings: Macy's
Necklace: Etsy (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Rings: Etsy & Macy's (similar)

March 9, 2015

navy, cobalt, & tweed

Guys.. I started a new job, that's why I've been MIA. It's been really stressful and it's of course taking some getting used to (different location, new people, new law etc etc). I'm taking it day by day, just trying to learn as quickly as possible. As for outfits, my firm is similar to the last in that as long as I dress up for court, the office attire doesn't matter so much as long as you look put together. I have a few more outfits to post from my old job before I start getting into new ones (although they should remain the same style). Here is one of the outfits I wore at my last week of work at my old job. I hadn't worn this blouse to work in a while because I've basically sworn off collared shirts for court - the potential to bunch up and look dumb is too great, in my opinion. But I really liked the look of the patterns and textures in this outfit, so maybe I won't swear off THIS collared shirt. 
Blazer: Ann Taylor (similar)
Blouse: Ann Taylor (i love this one but it's $$$)
Skirt: Theory
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar w/ a manageable heel)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar and so affordable)
Watch: Michael Kors

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)
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