Cape Escape and Why Facebooks Sucks Lately

July 25th, 2016

Madewell dress

{Dress c/o Madewell (on sale!), MZ Wallace handbag, Gucci loafers, Nordstrom beltRay-Ban sunnies, Chanel watch, Emoji necklace c/o Jane Basch}

Peaches

Gucci

Crabs

And…we’re back in Miami. I spent last week visiting the ‘rents up in Cape May, New Jersey where my style is always casual — with a little pizzazz in the shape of funky accessories like my newly bought slippers swathed in cherry blossoms. To be hella honest, I haven’t taken them off since I bought them because they are ridiculously comfy.

The kids and I indulged in a whole lot of nothing — think frequenting fruit stands, imbibing steamed crabs, baking pies, playing arcade games and cooking with my mom in her roomy kitchen.

In light of what’s going on in the world, I’ve been staying off Facebook because everyone’s Facebooknality (one’s personality as it is perceived by others from their post & comments) have been working my nerves! What was once a fun-spirited platform to share news (I’m pregnant!), jokes, pictures (Look! I’m in Tulum!), and gratuitous selfies (Look at my good hair day!) is now ridden with negativity, complaints and hate. Many of my friends keep relentlessly pushing their political and religious beliefs — topics I was always taught were never to be discussed in public — on me and it feels, well, irritating.

I get it, you’re angry, frustrated and mad at the system. We all are. But we got the message the first time around — no need to keep pressing the issue. No need to beat a dead horse. It’s a Sisyphean task, my friends. 

With this said, Facebook has become, well, the opposite of fun. 

So before you press “post” on that gloomy status update or “share” on that mean-spirited article, think about the energy you’re putting into the Universe. You’re only feeding the fire. And you’re better than that.

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Vacation All I Ever Wanted

July 20th, 2016

the confidante

{Express blouse, Blank Denim shorts, Gucci loafers, Ray-Ban sunnies, Panama hat c/o Martin Pescador, Emoji necklace c/o Jane Basch}

miami spa

the salty donut

fishtail braid

the confidante

Hi friends! Here are some pictures I took during Swim Week. I collaborated with The Confidante hotel where I indulged in their comfy and contemporary rooms, Zen-sational spa, scored a fishtail braid from their Warren Tricomi salon and Salty Donut pop-up shop. My in-laws took care of the kids (#blessed) and my husband joined me for a 2-night slumber party (#sexytime). Ha ha!

I attended only two events (other than modeling in the Splashion fashion show) — a Camilla presentation and Net-a-Porter dinner at Faena Hotel — this Swim Week season because:

  1. I’d rather be holed up in a fancy hotel room swathed in a soft terry-cloth robe watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Duh!
  2. When you’re a mom of two, you rarely have alone time and this staycation allowed me to really decompress, and imbibe and ingest the enitire contents of the mini bar (I forgot how ambrosial peanut M&Ms are). **SIDE NOTE: Kids at sleep-away camp, your parents are so freaking happy right now.**
  3. I prefer to catnap with the AC cranked at 69 degrees and catch an Intervention marathon like a complete psycho (I mean, what does it say about me that I have a favorite Intervention episode?)

So yeah, I truly relaxed this time around. And you know what? It was the best Swim Week in the history of my career. Less is always more.

Photos by @CynLagos

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Denim Shorts & Deep Thoughts

July 16th, 2016

Wynwood

{AYR blazer, Theory tank, Blank Denim shorts, Gucci loafer slides, Ray-Ban sunnies, Balenciaga handbag (on sale!), Chanel ceramic watch}

fashion illustration

Gucci

It’s just too dang hot outside! This heat here in Miami has been brutal, which leaves me no recourse than to sweat like a whore in church and wear jhorts (AKA jean shorts). My one rule for those of you who sport jhorts? NO BUTT CHEEKS PEEPING OUT FROM THE BACK, PLEASE. That’s number #2 on my pet peeve list — right after having to pump my own gas. 

Butt cheek reveals are best left for the bedroom, ladies. 

Anyhoo, I survived modeling in the Splashion fashion last Tuesday night. It was absolutely terrifying and I contemplated guzzling a bottle of Klonopin beforehand, but I got my shit together and did the damn thang. Often times, I let my running thoughts (Will I trip? Does my ass look huge? Am I missing a phenomenal episode of Dateline right now? Do aliens exist on Mars? Will Tumeric supplements make me saner? Is Jennifer Aniston actually pregnant?) get the best of me but I managed to place one foot in front of the other on the catwalk without error. Phew! 

Amazing illustration by Kara Ashley Shreeve — thanks, Kara!

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Getting Dirt-y With It

July 12th, 2016

Wynwood

{Chicwish chambray dress (on sale!), Marc Fisher sandals (on sale!),  Handbag (on sale!) c/0 Henri Bendel, Panama hat c/o Martin Pescador, Céline sunnies, DIRT cold-press juice}

martin pescador fedora

Cookie

Wynwood Walls

clean eats

martin pescador fedora

It’s time for all of you to get the dirt on Dirt restaurant nestled on 232 5th Street, Miami Beach. I’ve been on a gluten-free and clean food kick for the past year (I know, I’m a little late to this party) and I’ve been hooked on Dirt since its opening — because the eats are a triple threat: Delicious, healthy and inexpensive.

My go-to sips and dishes? The bullet proof coffee for a blast of energy, the seasonal plate with quinoa crusted fish (I detest fish but the fish here is bomb.com), and goat cheese and peas toast served with Zak the Baker bread (photographed above). The ambience here is right up my alley, too. It’s minimalist yet cozy with a chill, mother-nature loving vibe.

So give it a try and thank me later. They deliver, too, so now there’s no excuse to say you don’t have time to eat clean!

Photos by @Cynlagos

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Diving Into Swim Week

July 11th, 2016

Barely-there bikinis, deep-golden spray tans, taut models — oh my! —Swim Week returns this weekend. For those of you not-in-the-know,  Swim Week is the premiere event in the world for swimwear fashion and brings with it a number of annual events peppered throughout Miami Beach.

And I’m diving into the fun by modeling (yes, modeling…eek!) in Miami Modern Luxury magazine’s Splashion fashion show this Tuesday night. I’m nervous AF but feel like 11 flutes of bubbly  a solid spray tan will mask any insecurities I have about walking down a runway IN A BATHING SUIT IN FRONT OF HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE. But I’ll be werking that catwalk alongside fellow blogger babes Ginger Harris, Ria Michelle and Kelly Saks so it’s all good. #SafetyInNumbers

Enjoy this video I shot in anticipation of the affair!

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