Ready for it or not, summer has come to an end…(sad times). After weeping about the fact summer has ended, I decided that I was going to end my summer with a bang in one of my favorite destinations, Miami! It was the perfect scene for labor day weekend as I enjoyed my last days of summer.
I didn’t get a chance to photograph as much as I wanted to since time really does fly when you’re having fun but any who, here is a look at my Miami style:
Bienvenidos a Miami!
What a beautiful view!
Swimwear is a must for South Beach! Take a look at some of my options:
Swim suit: Nasty Gal // Kimono: Forever21 // Shorts: Forever21
Swim suit: Nasty Gal // Kimono: Forever21
Swim suit: Ralph Lauren at Macy’s // Pants: Forever21 // Sunglasses: Forever21
“Holy Chic”…how awesome is that phrase?! There’s only one thing that can make it better, having it printed on a cozy sweater! A black sweater is always an essential for the cold weather, and I thought having a cute phrase on it would make an outfit a little more fun and interesting. I scored this cute sweater at Forever21, they always have the cutest things!
Sweater: Forever21 // Pants: Love Culture // Boots: H&M
I decided to pair the sweater with my burgundy waxed pants, instead of going with black or regular jeans to make the outfit stand out more. My black booties worked perfectly to pull the whole look together, as it helped make the black sweater pop more against the burgundy pants. To dress up my outfit just a tad bit, I went ahead and threw on my black and gold chunky necklace. For the final touches, I opted for a dark burgundy lip to compliment my pants and went with a chic braided updo.
“The little black dress” every girl knows it’s a necessity! It’s the dress that serves a thousand purposes, when in doubt always go for your LBD! It’s a classic so you never have to worry about not being fashionable, along with always having the option of keeping it simple or pushing the limits. It’s the dress that keeps you feeling confident, so even if you’re someone who swears off dieting and indulges in your guilty pleasures every now and then, have no fear the LBD is here to save the day! With the abundance of black dresses out there, you are bound to find the perfect LBD that flatters you. (I promise!)
So with Valentine’s Day sneaking up on us, I thought this was perfect timing for this post. I know what you’re probably thinking “isn’t red or pink more suitable for the occasion?” One might think so, but thats not necessarily the case for everyone. This is for my ladies who prefer the “all black everything” look and are not fans of bold colors like red or the femininity of pink. And that’s just fine! Like I mentioned earlier the LBD works for any occasion. Take a look at my LBD option for the day of love (aka Valentine’s Day):
Dress: American Apparel (here) // Belt: Love Culture (similar and here) // Shoes: Target // Lipstick: Ruby Woo by MAC
I wanted to go for a “va va voom” kind of look. After all, it is for Valentine’s Day so why not throw our significant other a bone and give them a little eye candy (wink). I thought this American Apparel dress was the perfect dose of sexy with its deep v-neck cut, while the length kept it looking classy! I added my gold chain front belt to accentuate my waist a little more, and opted for my black caged heels. I decided to throw in a little bit of color, so I went for a red lip (Ruby Woo red to be exact, it’s definitely one of my go to lip colors…you should check it out at your nearest MAC store.) If you’re someone who’s afraid of color this is a perfect way to experiment, go ahead and incorporate some color to your outfit by playing around with some lipstick…baby steps! Who knows, you might actually love it and start working that color into your wardrobe!