On White and Wet Seal

November 21st, 2014

Market Miami

{Top, pants & hat c/o Market, Chanel crossbody, Jimmy Choo wedges, Mia Jewels necklace}

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As I get older (yawn), I’ve most definitely gravitated toward a monochromatic schematic. I’m not feeling the love toward wearing bold prints and really loud colors any more (double yawn). Like, in college I’d wear a neon pink hibiscus print dress from Wet Seal like nobody’s business. This one time, I wore lime green pleather pants paired with a purple polyester polka-dot print top. I’m totally serious. The felonies against fashion I committed at UF were downright criminal. So this is why I love this all-white look (and yes…it’s okay to wear white after Labor Day!) freshly gleamed from Market boutique in South Miami.

Hmmm…what else? I’ve been relishing Miami’s cooler temps like a cherry-flavored Lifesavers candy. One morning, I almost busted out my vintage fur but felt it was too premature to go there. But the more I think about it, I should have because you only live once and you never know what tomorrow may bring.


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A Wordy Girl Exclusive: Capretto’s 2-for-1 Sale News

November 18th, 2014

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{All these designer shoes are buy one, get one free}

If there’s anything I love more than Nutella straight from the jar — it’s definitely a designer shoe sale. So when the super sweet folks at Capretto Shoes invited me in to preview and shop their legendary 2 for 1 sale — I was all over it like a stay-at-home-mom on Christian Grey. For those of you not-in-the know, Capretto is Miami’s top designer shoe and accessories boutique which boasts the most meticulous (read: psychotic) assortment of shoes from brands such as Pierre Hardy, YSL, Valentino, Gianvito Rossi, Golden Goose, Gucci, Proenza Schouler, Jimmy Choo, Pedro Garcia, Isabel Marant, Balenciaga and more.

And I’ve got the exclusive scoop for you, cool kids: Capretto’s EPIC 2-for-1 sale begins Thursday, Nov. 20th at 9:30 a.m.  The boutique is located at 5822 Sunset Drive in the heart of South Miami. Pictured above are my top picks from the sale — and yes, handbags are up for grabs, too. I scooped up a pair of Valentino booties and a blush-pink YSL bag. My sartorial choices were far more classic year — whereas in the past, I typically score funkier pieces from this particular sale. I MUST BE GETTING OLD. Anyhoo, I also spotted hot heels from Pierre Hardy, wedges from Gianvito Rossi, Chloé platforms and YSL Tributes

Good luck! May the odds forever be in your favor.


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So Freshii and So Clean Clean

November 14th, 2014

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{Zara top, 7 for all Mankind  jeans, Hat from Market, Valentino handbag and cuff, Be & D belt}


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THE HUSBAND: “Maria, where are you heading in that outfi? You look like you’re about to go work on a dude ranch.”

ME: “Excellent! I was thinking more along the lines of a Ralph Lauren ad campaign but I’ll take your dude-ranch-assessment as a compliment, obviously.”

And off I went in my cowgirl best to host a blogger breakfast at freshly minted Freshii in Wynwood (right next to Panther Coffee). Think healthy bites (juices, salads, wraps, burritos, fro-yo, soups and more) prepared in a snap. It was great to catch up with my gal pals over clean eats where the topics of conversation ranged from the colossal circumference of Kim Kardashian‘s ass in her latest Paper mag spread to how Art Boozel, ahem, Basel is upon us and how I need Chloés‘ latest leopard-print calf-hair booties in my life. Like, yesterday.

Anyhoo, we collectively agreed that Freshii is exactly what Miami needs — hearty noms in a jiffy. For those of you itching to try something new, I’m offering you cool kids a 15% discount on Freshii entrees from Monday (11/17) through Monday (11/24). All you need to say is, “Energize Wynwood” at the register and you’ll be taken care of.

Yeehaw to that!

Photos by World Red Eye

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Anything But Basic

November 11th, 2014

Tupelo Honey

{Frame Denim jeans and Feel the Piece top c/o Tupelo Honey, Booties by Chloé, Beanie by BCBG, Bracelet by Vita Fede, Handbag by Balenciaga, MAC lipstick in Rebel}

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Friends! Sorry I took a little hiatus there. I just got back from a long weekend in New York (because this mama needed a vacay from tending to three other humans). Sometimes, we all need an adult time-out if you catch my drift here. You know… relishing the luxury of sleeping past 7:20 a.m. Drinking one too many cosmos. Dancing to Lil Jon until 2 a.m. Noshing at fancy restaurants. Burning up that AmEx card on Fifth Avenue. Judge all you want. I work hard and play hard. BELIEVE DAT. 

Anyhoo, my husband (God bless him for holding up the fort while I was away) snapped these pics of me just before I jumped on the plane. I wore some key basic pieces (a Feel the Piece side-zipper top and Frame Denim jeans) freshly gleamed from Miami’s own Tupelo Honey. For those of you not-in-the-know, Tupelo Honey has two locations (in Aventura and South Miami) and their selection of denim (think Frame Denim, AG, Rag & Bone, Mother, Citizens of Humanity and more) and simple yet utilitarian tops (from James Perse, Feel the Piece, Vince and then some) is bar none the best in the 305. The notion this family-owned boutique has been biz for 40 years is noteworthy, too. The owner, Ira, and his son, Jordan, are unequivocally cool cats, too, making the whole shopping experience a memorable one.

Also noteworthy? The growing diameter of my ass after this past weekend’s gluttony fest in the Big Apple. I literally ate myself into a food coma every single day which means I’ll be pretending as though I’m a contestant on The Biggest Loser the rest of this week. But every bite was well worth it — especially the crack pie from Momofuku. I’ll be sure to share the trip with you all this week because some funny shenanigans — as you can very well imagine — went down in the City That Never Sleeps.

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Festive Finds

November 11th, 2014


I host Thanksgiving dinner at my house every year, so I take my tablescape game quite seriously. Because no Thanksgiving is complete without a table replete with gourds, pops of orange hues and at least one family member-related meltdown. This year, I hit up Sur La Table  for my decor where I scored the china, napkins and tablecloth pictured above. And to snap my family out of the inevitable tryptophane-induced food coma, my Nespresso VertuLine System is just the thing. Pictured here is my favorite coffee flavor, Hazelino. Note that perfect crema on top…crazy cool for an at-home brew, right?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Today’s conversation brought to you by Nespresso.

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