Superwoman Called. She wants her look back.

December 16th, 2014

Maria tettamanti Miami Fashion Blogger

{Nasty Gal cape dress, Fendi heels and cuff, Edie Parker clutch}

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I kinda die for this cape dress. And its $88 price tag. It totally shouts “on-trend Superwoman,” right? Right-o.

But as of late, I haven’t felt much like Superwoman because I’ve been spreading myself far too thin. Day after day, I find myself as productive as a sloth on valium (paired with whiskey on the rocks) because I keep saying “yes” to assignments I should be saying “no” to, poor planning and just racing from meeting to meeting — which all equates to too much running around, not getting anything done and grumpiness. Which ultimately leads to the dreaded “b” word: Burnout.

I’m not sure where I got these disease to please but it’s a point of contention for myself. 

So this week, I started saving “no” more (my God, that’s hard for me!) and “si” to the things that matter most to me: My family, friends and health (and maintaing taut inner thigh muscles). I’ve been derailed as of late and want to get back on that path of working out in the a.m. (a combo of Pilates, Barry Bootcamp and weights/cardio), writing after breakfast until the kids’ pickup time and mommy mode until 7:30 p.m. (homework, bath time, cooking, etc.). I also wish to fit in seeing some of favorite gal pals for lunch because I feel like I’ve neglected some of you, which is a seriously crappy feeling. And I need to wrap up all my Christmas shopping which feels virtually impossible because I want to buy presents for everyone and their mom. The list goes on and on…

So do me a solid and please wish me luck getting back on track and feeling like Superwoman (or something more productive than a sloth on pharmaceuticals).

Photos by Emma del Rey

 

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Let’s Go For A Ride, Miami!

December 10th, 2014

Maria Tettamanti Miami Fashion Blogger 

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How amazingly nerdy is the picture above of me rocking a helmet while I bike? I now, it’s everything. Safety first, freaks!

In keeping with said bicycle-loving captured life moment, I’d like to invite YOU to the super cool (and green!) Citi Bike takeover in Miami. Yes, I’ll be cruising into the Bayfront Park Promenade (301 Biscayne Blvd.) this Saturday, Dec. 13th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

While you’ve probably spotted these blue-hued bad boys peppered throughout the 305, Citi Bike is a novel bike-sharing program. The 411? The Citi Bike system features tons of bikes at a spate of stations around Miami and they’re available 24/7, 365 days a year. Station locations are based on population and transit needs, and were selected through a participatory public input process. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, a map of the service area and surrounding neighborhood, and a docking system that releases bikes for rental with a card or key. Brilliant, I tell you.

And we’ll be celebrating the launch of Citi Bike Miami this weekend — there will be exclusive giveaways, test rides and complimentary food and entertainment. I hope to see you there, kids!

Today’s conversation is brought to you by Citi Bike. All opinions are my own, naturally. Photos by Collin Hughes

 

 

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Sheer Jean-ius Happenings

December 7th, 2014

J Brand, Frank & Eileen, Maria Tettamanti

{J Brand jeans & Frank & Eileen shirt c/o Tupelo Honey, Chanel boy bag, Maison Michel Paris fedora c/o Harper’s BAZAAR @ Art Basel, Christian Louboutin Very Prive heels, Céline sunnies, Delfina Delettrez earring}

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I just wrapped up a fun-filled week of Art Basel-ing (yes, it’s now a verb) and this year I finagled my agenda BIG TIME. And by BIG TIME, I mean I only attended two daytime events (one for Henri Bendel and the other for Harper’s BAZAAR) and decided to focus on the very point of the prestigious event: the actual art fairs. I mean, what a concept, right? Right-o.

One day, I took my mom and dad to Art Miami and Context and let’s just say — may you never know the awkwardness of perusing an art fair with 324 penis-centric art pieces with your 76-year-old father. Talk about cringe-worthy. The next day, the husband and I chowed down on some Argentine bbq at Faena Miami Beach where I almost punched some asshole in the nuts for telling me, “Art Basel is no place for children.” WHO SAYS THAT? He’s damn lucky I was merrily 2 champagnes deep and in no mood to cut a betch.

This week’s agenda? Well, Tupelo Honey (my go-to for luxe jeans and basics) is having a party featuring J Brand, Feel the Piece and Frank & Eileen at their Aventura boutique (Town Center Aventura, 18785 NE Biscayne Blvd, Aventura) on Thursday, Dec. 11th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The feel-good factor? A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Thumbs Up. No RSVP is necessary and you’re invited, mmkay?

 Photos by Emma del Rey

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Shop the Pages of Harper’s Bazaar (Really!)

December 3rd, 2014

maria tettamanti

{Victoria Beckham dress c/o Harper’s BAZAAR @ Art Basel, Fendi shoes & cuff, Céline sunnies, Edie Parker clutch}

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{Harper’s BAZAAR @ Art Basel}

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Harpers Bazaar

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Let’s talk Art Boozel Basel and the 2,435 events simultaneously taking place during this positively electric time of year in Miami. Yes, it’s all about the art, but there’s no denying the plethora of satellite events (a Miley Cyrus concert! Sets by Swizz Beats! A Louis Vuitton dinner! A Dsquared2 party! And celeb appearances galore such as Emily Blunt, Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima) are equally noteworthy. And reason to celebrate.

Me? I had the pleasure of snooping around the 2014 Harper’s BAZAAR @ Art Basel shop at Soho Beach House (4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) yesterday and am sharing the 411 with you all as it’s open to the public! Yep, that means YOU.

Now in its third year, the Harper’s BAZAAR @ Art Basel programming runs December 2 to December 4. Located on the 8th floor of Soho House, the pop-up boutique is brimming with gorgeous gems from brands such as Zimmerman, Valentino, Illesteva, Victoria Beckham, Lanvin, Henri Bendel, Vita Fede and more. 

The ShopBAZAAR boutique will be open to the public on Wednesday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Thursday, December 4, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. RSVP is required so please email thestyle@harpersBAZAAR.com

 Happy Basel-ing!

 Photos by Emma del Rey

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My Anti-Black Friday Black Friday

December 1st, 2014

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I don’t “do” Black Friday. Why? While I’m a sucker for sales, I’m acutely allergic to swarms of enraged shoppers, I-kind-find-a-parking-space meltdowns and waking up prior to the ungodly hour of 7:00 a.m. So this Black Friday, I engaged in the totally anti-Black Friday act of purging my closet because it was getting all Hoarders episode-like up in there (minus a coterie of cantankerous cats because I’m not a feline fan). Fine. I don’t like cats. Just thought I’d come clean about that.

Anyway, this closet cleanse was different in the sense I plan on making a little cash (mama’s been eying some new Chloé swag) and donating the remnants. How so? Well, during a gal pal lunch a couple weeks ago, some of my friends let me in on an simple way to sell one’s clothes online called thredUP

And it’s dummy proof and easy. “Easy” being the operative word because in my humble opinion, eBay is a royal pain in the ass when it comes to selling clothes. For thredUP, all you have to do is sign up and order a free clean-out bag. thredUP mails you and said plastic bag (the size of a standard laundry bag — photographed under my son in the pic above) which includes a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label. Next, you’ve got to fill the sack with like-new, quality clothing and drop off the bag at your local post office or Fed Ex office. thredUP sells the items for you and you get to keep 80% of the resale value and items that don’t get accepted/sold go to charity. There’s also a cool option where they’ll return unacceptable goods for a $12.99 shipping fee.

I just mailed in my first bag and am weirdly excited (because I’m a nerd) to see how this process unfolds. Either way, it’s a win-win because I can now actually enter my closet without feeling like I’m in the center of a Century 21 sale ravaged by hordes of tourists. BOOM.

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