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Eat, Play, Stay: Miami South Beach

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There is no place like Miami South Beach. The sounds, the smells, the air – something about it just captivates you. The energy is electric and so are the people. Whenever I have the opportunity to book a trip to Miami, I’m there. I recently went with a group of ladies for my bff’s 30th birthday and we had a ball. Below is my Miami Travel Guide, if you will, because I had to google a million sites to find some…

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So Upper East Side

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I have somehow became a lady that wears “Spring dresses” – dresses that flare, dresses in darling prints, dresses that you’d wear for special occasions. And Leota plus size dresses have become my new obsession. This dress in particular makes me feel so Upper East Side…where’s my dog and my car?! This is my second Leota installment (see the first one here) in a month; that’s saying a lot about where my head is at. I’m thinking so lady-like right…

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DENIZEN® from Levi’s®: Day to Night Looks

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This post is sponsored by DENIZEN® from Levi’s® in conjunction with Mode Media, but know that all opinions are my own! Work work work work work—that’s mostly what my life has been lately. If it’s not running around a photo-shoot set, it’s rummaging through a sample closet, grabbing a bite to eat to catch up with old friends, or going dancing with my girls. I know I’ve said this before, but comfort is key for me. Enter the new spring…

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South Beach, Miami: Hotel Gaythering Review

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South Beach is one of those magical lands believed to be truly opulent and simultaneously ridiculous. Think people-smoking-cigars-while-throwing-dollar-bills-from-yachts ridiculous. So when planning a trip for six girlfriends and I for my best friend’s 30th birthday, I expected the worst. Hotels in Miami, depending on your level of bourgeoisie (we’re pretty up there), can cost upwards of $500/night and with the number of nights we were staying, it was simply out of our budget. I’d exhausted every avenue – I’d even resorted…

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#GirlsWhoWorkHaveFun

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One day I woke up and realized how sad and I tired I was. I was overworked and stressed and my social life was next to nonexistent. There was something tapping on my nerve but I couldn’t quite grasp it until I noticed – I’d forgotten how to have fun. I’ve been working around the clock for months (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing), and I’d completely neglected myself. I haven’t been sleeping, I haven’t done anything that didn’t involve…

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Fresh Take on Spring Trends

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The transition from winter to spring is unlike that between any other seasons. Depending on where you live, you could go from bare landscaping and bundles of layers, to bare shoulders and bundles of sandals in a matter of weeks. If you haven’t transitioned your own wardrobe yet, there are still some pieces you can easily transfer over from your winter attire. For example, ankle boots, otherwise known as booties, are just as fashionable when paired with spring attire as…

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Color Pop

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  The one thing I love about spring is the invigoration of my wardrobe. During the winter months, I am so B L A C K. So when I was contacted by Leota about their new plus size range, I jumped at the opportunity because the line is full of color. Leota has actually been carried by Gwynnie Bee in plus sizes for some time now, so I’m very familiar with the brand. They’re infamous for their prints and their soft and…

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Spring Is Finally Here!

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Karen Kane Dress | Rockport Shoes | Alice + Olivia Bag | Lolli Phone Case Guys, it’s finally Spring! The temps have finally broken in NYC, so I broke out this beautiful Karen Kane dress (via Gwynnie Bee) and my pink lizard bag. I scored it at an Alice + Olivia sample sale last year and I’ve carried it just once and I’d forgotten I had it. I’ve been losing myself in work lately – so much so that I’m forgetting to…

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Eat, Play, Stay: Mount Airy Casino Resort

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Mount Airy Casino Resort is one of those places I remember passing during my family trips to the Poconos as a child, so hubby and I packed our bags and made a quick trip for a Valentine’s Day getaway. A fast commute at less than two hours from NYC, we drove along the mountains on the coldest weekend of the winter. We used to visit the Poconos very often as a child, and I had visions of a champagne tower jacuzzi in…

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Boudoir Love (Of Self)

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There came a point in my life where I needed to push far outside of the confines of my comfort zone. At the intersection between marriage and my wilder, free-spirited counterpart, I did a boudoir shoot last spring. Teamed up with the über talented J William Washington and his beautiful wife Shayla, I got my first glance into the woman I was becoming. Who knew a random trip to LA to visit friends would become a pivotal moment in my life? Oddly…

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