Mama’s Got A New Little White Dress

February 8th, 2016

Maria Tettamanti

{Self Portrait dress, Aquazzura heels, Edie Parker clutch, Céline sunnies c/o Smart Buy Glasses}

Self portrait dress

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Aquazzura

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If a dress’ worth is measured by how many compliments it gets, then it would be hard to beat this one by London-based label Self Portrait. The scoop on the brand? Noticing a lack of reasonably priced event wear, Malaysian native Han Chong began experimenting with lace, crochet and mesh to create cocktail-ready frocks in the $300 to $700 range.

In just two years, his fan club includes weirdos like me and super cool celebs (unlike me) such as Beyoncé, Reese Witherspoon and Rachel McAdams. As of late, I’ve been wearing a lot of Self Portrait frocks to work events and they always get people asking me, “Where did you get that?!”

And now you know.

Photos by Emma Del Rey

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Making Scents

February 8th, 2016

Aroma 360

{Bring the spa scent home with Aroma360}

Aroma 360

Anyone who’s visited my home knows that I’m a firm believer that home fragrance can change the way we live. I always have candles (I’m loyal to NEST and Trapp ones) burning in the living room and reed diffusers placed in each bathroom — and now you can spot an Aroma360 diffuser in our entrance way. 

What’s that, you ask? Think of the Aroma360 Mini 360 as the easiest way to consistently scent your home with essential oils through its cold air diffusion technology. Yep, turn any room into a yummy-scented spa with this scent-sational gadget.

I’m currently coveting the brand’s scent called “Little White Lies” which boasts white tea, thyme and citrus notes. And considering the fact that 75% (yep, you read that right) of our daily emotions are generated by our sense of smell, well, I’m hooked on this feel-good gizmo.

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The Golden Hour

February 7th, 2016

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold

{La Prairie Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold c/o La Prairie}


Lately, I feel bad about my skin and my sagging behind, wrinkly knees and the recent onslaught of unsightly grey hairs. 

Luckily, the peeps at luxe beauty label La Prairie answered my skin prayers in the form of their new formulation: La Prairie Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold. For glow-y, J. Lo-esque skin, all I have to do is slather on the silky concoction and it gives my mug an immediate golden luminosity and a flawless skin finish.

Hey, fixing 1 out of my 4 beauty dilemmas is progress, right?

Right-o.

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, naturally.

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Mama’s Got a New Uniform

February 5th, 2016

wynwood

{Anine Bing moto jacket, M.i.h. cropped flare jeans, Aquazzura flats, Fendi pom pom, Chanel tote, Karen Walker sunnies}

Didi Mural

{A kick-ass Wynwood, Miami-based mural by artist Didi Contreras}

Aquazzura Flats

Wywood

Now more than ever, I’ve been meandering the streets of the mural-filled neighborhood of Wynwood, Miami. The area is peppered with many of my favorite healthy eats such as Jugo Fresh, Zak the Baker and Dr. Smood, so I can score a clean lunch while soaking in the sites of the newest murals.

Right now, I’m loving artist Didi Contreras‘ works. Her colorful pieces depicting bold women (yay for girl power!) are the perfect makings for Intsagram sensations (yeah, that’s a thing). 

I shot these pics last week before my trip to Park City, Utah (more on that amazing-ness next week), wearing my new fave pair of M.i.h. jeans paired with my current go-to Aquazzura flats on rotation. My Fendi “Karl” pom pom has been quite the conversation piece, too, as people always stop and ask about this obnoxiously large yet fun and furry accessory.

Have a fab weekend and get lost on the art-filled walls of Wynwood if you get the chance. Seek out Didi’s work and snap away!

Photos by Emma del Rey

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The Sickest Statement Coat

January 27th, 2016

rochas coat

{Rochas coat (on sale!) and pants, AG Jeans tank, Handbag c/o Henri Bendel, Céline sunniesChristian Louboutin So Kate pumps, Bracelets c/o Tarah}

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winter coat

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Ehr-Ma-Gawd. The temperatures here in sweltering Miami, Florida finally dipped into the 50s and what does that mean for us wintry weather-deprived folks?

It’s time to bust out those coats, baby! If only for two hot minutes, that is.

My mom (Greek moms are indisputably the best, by the way) bought me this all-white statement coat and wide-leg pant ensemble. While it’s rather Stepford Wife-esque — much like Kylie Jenner to a vile of lip filler — I am feeling it! When mama gifts me these kind of gems, I think she’s subliminally trying to tell me to dress in a more classic (read: older) way. AND I’LL TAKE IT. Especially since it’s a Rochas situation. And Rochas anything is invariably everything.

I managed to make the outfit a wee bit hipper and younger (sorry, ma) by throwing on a pair of hoop earrings. We born-in-Jersey girls love our mall kiosk-bought hoops! They scream, “I have swagger” like no other accessory.

Cheers to the cooler temperatures and for those of you braving snow-mageddon elsewhere in the country…keep warm and hot toddy on.

Photos by Emma del Rey

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