Hanging around the city this weekend, I came across this: Straight Outta Miami. Of course, I had too. This is a simple relaxed fall look ( or any season really). I bought this skirt at my local Goodwill and it was totally worth it.
Straight of Miami
Hat & Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Ladies and Gents, this skirt is HOTT!
Today I bring you an exciting outfit that I had been dying to show off for a while. I bought this skirt back in March for my birthday but because of some unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to wear it. However, on Friday I told myself that I would finally wear it because it just had been hanging pretty in my closet and looking at it always made me sad ( because I hadn’t worn it). I have to say the amount of people that asked me where I bought was astonishing. My boyfriend gave me the side eye when I told him I was wearing this in public and by the end of the night, he was irritated ( not really more like amused) by the amount of people that stopped me to either compliment me or ask me, “Where did you get that skirt”?
I knew that I wanted a white shirt to go with this skirt because I really wanted the skirt to be the focal point of the outfit. I really did not want to use another color that would have either overshadow the skirt or made the outfit look to costume-y. I also decided to opt for a pair of matching pink ankle straps because they made this outfit look effortlessly chic.
I really hope you all love this look.
Shoes: Michael Antonio // thrifted // Purse: Vintage // Thrifted
Hey loves! As you all may or may not know, I am from Miami, Florida and I love my city dearly. Part of growing up in Miami ( besides the beaches) is the exposure to different latin american cuisines, music and culture.I myself am from Latin America , I am from a Honduras, a country located in Central America. Every last Friday of every month, Calle Ocho which is an avenue (a very long one) located in Little Havana, a predominately Cuban neighborhood, hosts a street festival called Viernes Culturales or Cultural Friday’s where street vendors, musicians and restaurants step out of their enclaves to bring food, music and local souvenirs to locals and tourists. On the same strip, there’s a Dominos park, an ice cream shop, an old school jazz bar ( made new school), a theater and plenty of cigar shops that are all reminiscent of old Cuba. While Calle Ocho is a long avenue, the event is held within a 4 block radius, so you are able to enjoy everything that is offered that evening. Here are some wonderful pictures I took for you all to enjoy. If you ever happen to be in Miami on the last Friday of the month, don’t forget to stop by Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Happy Sunday, Karla.
Paella, a Spanish rice and seafood dish and Maduros ( sweet plantains).
Ball & Chain, a Jazz Bar.
Azucar Ice Cream Company, best ice cream shop in Miami, hands down.
Posing in front of Azucar.
Next to a delicious Cuban bakery
The best of both worlds, Azucar Ice Cream & a Gurkha Cigar
The man behind the lens, my Half-Cuban boyfriend enjoying a cigar with that guy 🙂
One of the things that I love about my childhood is that I have so many fond memories of the beach. As a child, my mother would celebrate our birthdays or even Christmas (yes, Christmas) at the beach. Which would explain why I love the beach so much. There is nothing in this world that could compare to the sound of the ocean waves, the smell of the ocean breeze and the feeling of warm sand on your toes. There are a lot of times I drive to the beach just to look for solitude, quietness or just for a nice place of serenity.
This weekend was the perfect weekend for the beach since there weather was so nice. I went to the beach on Saturday, knowing that on Monday, it was a complete no-no. Since it is Memorial Weekend, there are soooo many people in Miami that are out-of-town, that we choose to drive a bit of north to get away from the chaos. By up north, I mean a mere 30 minutes away from my house ( I live 15 minutes away from the beach, lol). This is one of the advantages of living in Florida, our shoreline is practically endless 🙂 . I choose to wear a maxi skirt and a two-piece suit. I must say, that this is my third time wearing a two-piece suit. As a child, I was always very shy about wearing two-piece bathing suits, that I normally wore one pieces or simply jumped in the ocean with my rugrat shorts ( oh the childhood days) and white t. So, wearing a two-piece is actually earth shattering news in my family, he he. Anyways, I must say, I am glad that there weren’t many humans around to see me!
I don’t like wearing much to the beach. I think a full on outfit defeats the purpose of going to the beach anyway, so I stick to the very essentials. I wear my bathing suit and a cover-up. I choose this maxi skirt from Mink Pink as my cover-up since it looks very beach-y to me and lets face it, this is that one piece you can wear to the beach or an other summer day. I mixed and matched my bathing suit since I don’t have many. I bought the bottom at H&M a few months ago ( I did buy the matching top, BUT the story behind this suit is too long to cover) and the top I purchased at Old Navy last summer. I liked the thought of mixing both pieces up as they were both florals essentially but different types of flowers, the top is more tropical and the bottom is more spring. I don’t wear make-up to the beach and I don’t understand why would you. I did wear flip-flops but wearing shoes on the sand can get a bit tricky.
Hope you all had an amazing weekend.
Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Mink Pink
Wynwood Street Art. Side note: The headlights reflect on my shirt; too fxking cool!
Happy Saturday loves!
If you are ever in Miami, FL (not South Beach, because those are actually two different cities) you have to make sure to make a pit stop in Wynwood a.k.a Design District and check out the sick art there. There is soooo many cool art around the neighborhood that you might just want to take a picture of it. However, make sure you do so soon. Unfortunately, because of the heavy construction, commercialization and retailers that have opened in the area, several of the art galleries in the neighborhood are moving :(. Hopefully the street art remains but that is still to be determined.
The Outfit Details:
It was a tank-top and jeans kinda day for me. I did have an early start so I pulled out the jacket but honestly by the afternoon it was a warm 84 degrees. However, by the evening it’s set to be “cool” so I’ll keep the jacket with me, just in case I need it. I added the shoes for a an extra “kick in my step” and because I practically use any excuse to wear leopard. However, this is one of those outfits that you can pretty much wear just about any pair of shoes and the outfit will still look good.
Total Cost of this Outfit $94
- Top $4
- Jeans $4
- Wool Coat $4
- Shoes $82 (On Sale)
Top: Ann Taylor
Wool Coat: The Limited – Shoes: Steve Madden
Sunday, the day that we should take time off from our busy schedules and rest. For me, it was an easy going morning and afternoon. I went to a Seafood Festival where the food was YUUUUMMMM ! Of course if you grow up you on the coast or in an island, you either learn to love or loath seafood. In my case, I love seafood! I can’t get enough of it. The boyfriend and I had an easy afternoon of walking, snapping pics and eating. Now, it’s time for reality and homework it is. I have two semesters to go before graduation and plan on passing every single class left in my curriculum. I am ready lord!
This is an easy outfit, not much that I did to make it stand out as the color is a stand out all on its own. I paired it with strappy, beige/off white ruffled sandals (BTW thrifted brand new with tags at Goodwill for $5.00!) and a vintage cross body ( not shown) Dooney & Bourke bag. I kept my face bare with a bit of gloss and natural eyeshadow.
Hope you all had a fantastic Sunday.
Dress by American Apparel
Shoes by Gap
Ok, so today was a rather strange day. We got “fall” like weather in Miami and I must admit, I was one happy camper. Finally, we have opened our doors to a cool breeze, very low humidity and a “feather weight” chill. It was perfect.
Since the weather was soooo lovely today, the weather inspired my outfit. I decided to sport these black legging jeans from the gap, liquid chunky boots from the gap and a green top I bought at my local Marshall’s. The outfit was cool enough for the breeze but light enough for the heat. If there is one amazing things about this city, is that you need to learn how to dress for it. Our winters are extremely mild (snowbirds don’t even call them winters) and our summers are very hot. I topped this look by picking up my hair and a bold oxford blood lip. I wanted my outfit to represent the dark colors of fall.
Boots @ Gap
Legging Jeans @ Gap
Shirt @ Marshalls
So, we are all very well aware of the boyfriend jeans and the boyfriend shirts, but what about the boyfriend shorts?! Yes, I rocked my destroyed boyfriend shorts and loved every minute of it. Isn’t it just comfortable to just be able to wear nice looking loose fitted clothing? It just feels so relaxing and for some reason I feel sexy wearing my loose fitting clothing. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I feel comfortable. The shirt is also a “boyfriend shirt” which I must admit is adorable. It is a white on white stripe collar shirt, and the opposite white stripe is almost nude. Definitely my summer favorite shirt at the moment.
In order to make the outfit chic, I added these gorgeous platform pumps (suede) that I recently bought at goodwill, brand new by the way, for only $8.00 bucks! Score! The boyfriend shorts were also bought at goodwill for $5 and the shirt I bought at the gap on sale for $11.99. The whole outfit ( not including the bag) cost $25.00. That’s what I call chic and cheap 🙂
My tote was part of my outfit by default because I was running errands and this is the bag I carry my life in. I carry soooo many things in this bag that I find myself only wearing with this bag. It’s a coach by the way and I bought it about a year ago.
Talk to y’all very soon!
P.S. I have been thinking of having a “thrift finds” section on my blog. Leave feedback below if is something you would like to be interested in reading. Thanks and much love.
Shorts @ American Eagle via thrifted
Shirt @ Gap
Shoes @ Steve Madden via thrifted
Tote @ Coach
Blue and red are my favorite colors! So when I saw this cobalt blue dress, I knew I had to buy it. My only complaint is, I wish it was lined. It’s not, so I can feel the threading of the waist rub on me so I have to wear a slit under. Other than that I love this dress. I decided to pull out my white booties to go with it since I was in the mood for boots. I know it’s summer who wears boots in the summer time, especially in Florida BUT they’re peep toe 😉 . Again, I pulled the hard plastic clear clutch and I accessorized with gold since silver would have been more predictable.
Shoes & Clutch @Vince Camuto