Tory Burch or Bust

March 30th, 2015

Tory Burch

{Coat, Top, Shorts, Sandals, Handbag, Earrings and Necklace c/o Tory Burch}

Tor yBurch

Tory Burch

Tory Burch

Tory Burch

There’s a famous Greek song entitled “Maria in Yellow,” so I’ve always had this bizarre connection with the citrus-y hue. With this said, I have a major crush on this yellow ensemble by Tory Burch. This exact look was the opening look from Tory’s Spring runway show and with good reason — it’s so casual yet elegant at the same time…so me!

Tory Burch was kind enough to ask me to host a Styling Session (yep, yours truly will personally style you) on Wednesday, April 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at their Bal Harbour Shops boutique. 20% of the night’s proceeds will benefit The Cushman School. Drinks and bites are in the mix, too.

Co-hosting the invite-only event with me are fellow Cushman mommies Martina Basabe, Karla Duran, Lina Eusse-Feliz, Michelle Febres, Kate Ingraham, Irina Lopatine,Karen Lopez Jordan, Ali Matlick, Elena Nechtcheret and Sallie Anne Rodriguez.

And you’re invited! To RSVP, simply comment below with your first and last name. Hope to see you there!

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Ripped and Rainbow-ed

March 29th, 2015

Valentino Rockstud

{Valentino Rockstud 1973 pumps, Citizens of Humanity Emerson jeans}

I typically wouldn’t dedicate an entire blog entry to a pair of heels (thanks, Dionne!) and ripped jeans but I posted the above picture on Instagram and it got re-grammed a zillion times which has to mean something (or maybe it’s the wine talking. That happens all too often to me).

While it’s evident these rainbow stilettos can make an entire outfit (they’re so va-va-voom!), well, these distressed jeans are equally perfect as I haven’t taken them off since I bought them (Tip: Order a size down because they’re super loose if you want them too).

So enjoy this look from last night’s dinner out on the town. For those of you in Miami, we dined at Seagrape at The Thompson Hotel (my choice for date night as I’m unequivocally obsessed with Chef Michelle Bernstein) and the food was beyond — our favorite plates included the grilled octopus, braised short rib and guava-filled donuts. And be sure to visit the cozy 1930s House tucked away in the back of the hotel — the live music and creative cocktails were such a welcome departure from the same ol’ same ol’ in the 305. 

 

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Tennis, Anyone?

March 26th, 2015

Lacoste

{Sweater, pants and hat c/o Lacoste, Tory Burch Drea wedges (old) and Valentino handbag}

Maria Tettamanti

Maria Tettamanti

Maria Tettamanti

Talk to me about the cuteness that is this Lacoste polka dot number? It makes me want to fly up to the North East, grab cold brew (or ten) and head for the closest clambake. In the meantime, the postcard-perfect Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill at The Standard (pictured here) will do. The steamed mussles here are so good… make you wanna slap yo’ mama. 

Speaking earlier of Lacoste, they were kind enough to ask me to tell YOU (yes, you!) that they’re giving away 2 court-side tickets to the Miami Open via a very cool social media campaign. All you have to do is: 

Snap a picture of the Lacoste crocodile and upload it to Instagram or Twitter and tag @LACOSTE #SpottheCrocMIA for a chance to win court-side tickets to the Miami Open

Good luck!

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Petal Pushing & Puppies

March 22nd, 2015

JCrew

{Mink Pink dress, D’Orsay flats c/o J. Crew, Vince Camuto hat, Balenciaga bag, Céline sunnies}

miami fashion blogger maria tettamanti

JCrew shoes

miami fashion blogger maria tettamanti

This look? Easy. From this dress‘ feminine midi length and  floral print (a huge trend for spring AGAIN and again and again) to the comfort of these suede flats, well, this ensemble is uncomplicated with a capital “un.”

Proving to be not-so-easy? My puppy! Every time I scoop up one of her poops (typically atop my favorite Calvin Klein rug OF COURSE), I have meltdown à la Amanda Bynes (but I’d NEVER die my hair entirely purple like she did. Nor would I start a fire in some strangers’ yard for that matter). 

As I feverishly scrub the floors on all fours with Clorox wipes and light yet ANOTHER nag champa incense stick (so now the house reeks of some heteromorphic trilogy channeling poo, bleach and sandalwood — which is totally GRODY), I keep telling myself it’s going to get better. 

PLEASE TELL ME IT DOES BECAUSE I CAN’T TAKE IT ANY MORE.

Photographed at The Standard Miami Beach

 

 

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An Open Letter To Christian Louboutin

March 15th, 2015

Christian Louboutin

{Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies pumps in rose}

Christian Louboutin

{The maverick/masochist, Christian Louboutin, and moi}

Dear Mr. Louboutin,

Like a meth addict in the cough syrup aisle at the local CVS, I’m all over your designs.

But your affinity for comfort could use much schooling.

I’m quite certain I speak on the behalf of millions of red-bottom buffs when I utter this fact: Wearing your 4.5″ stilettos for mere nanoseconds is akin to consuming shards of glass. Guzzling Clorox bleach. The throes of child labor. Watching football. Denailing. Traffic. Breaking bones. Internet-free zones. Kneecapping. Listening to wailing babies. Chinese water torture. Passing kidney stones. Drowning. Abacination (a form of corporal punishment in which the victim is blinded by having a red-hot metal plate held before their eyes). Eating bland salads. 

In a nutshell: Sheer, unadulterated misery. You red-soled masochist, you.

With the aforementioned said, I haven’t procured a pair of your shoes for years until THIS. Comprised of the perfect shade of blush pink patent leather and replete with a pointy toe allowing just the right amount of toe cleavage (yes, that’s a thing), I just couldn’t say no. 

Yes, I caved. These car-to-door stilettos (Definition: A pair of shoes so painful one can only manage hobbling/shuffling from one’s mode of transportation to the front valet) have my name written all of them.

So thanks for bringing the beauty… and pain,

Maria

 

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