Fall Boots Galore

Fall Boots Galore

I have an uncanny relationship with boots, I think I buy more boots that one can wear in Florida. I love, LOVE how they look. And it is probably the only reason, I would live in a cold weather area (so I could wear fall boots everyday). So at soon it is October and Fall starts. I start thinking on which ones to wear (and also shop). There are some really cool trends for this year. I am enamored with the thigh high boots! I already own a pair of black ones from Steve Madden. But I would love to get an additional set in maybe a jewel tone purple or burgundy color. 

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Fall Transition

TAOS-Fall-Fashion-lbd-otk-bootsTransitioning to Fall Fashion in Miami is very tricky. We are in September and it is still very warm here in South Florida, but in the essence of wanting to wear boots and darker colors and looking like there is another season here, you have to resort to tweaks to your outfit. Here is one tip I follow, I opt for a light weight fabric.  Like this black ribbed cotton tank dress. The thin fabric helps for sure to transpire in this weather and it is great because its airy and comfy, also you still can’t wear anything lined yet without melting away. I wore it with over the knee high boots and a wide brim black fedora hat, that has been sitting for a few months in my closet looking for a chance to be worn. 

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Block heels

Block Heels
Block Heels

I consider myself more of an stiletto kinda of girl. But while shopping for shoes this past weekend, I noticed these really cute block light blue block heels, and felt compelled to try them on. The first thing I thought to myself, if it looked to much like a shoe that my grandmother would wear, because of the stocky short heel, still I went ahead and tried them on. It was a different experience as I usually wear really high heels or very flat shoes. A short heel is not really my thing, but they are indeed very comfortable, there is no denying that. I looked at myself on the mirror and twisted around a few times to see the different angles.

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Weekend shopping with Scoop NYC

WEEKEND SHOPPING WITH SCOOP NYC – ILLUSTRATION BY GISSI JIMENEZ
My Weekend Shopping illustration with Scoop NYC

Because weekends in spring are meant to be spent brunching or just strolling around, taking advantage of the pretty days outside. I am collaborating with Scoop NYC, to bring you my favorite pieces from their expertly curated styles, on what to wear on these weekend days.

Scoop NYC is a highly edited selections fashion boutique store of luxury, designer and contemporary ready to wear pieces for women and men. Scoop first opened in SoHo, New York City, in 1996, and has since grown to 17 boutiques nationwide, including here in Miami at Bal Harbour Shops.

Here are my favorite picks:

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Stripes & Camo

Off the Shoulder stripe dress from Who what wear x Target (available here) with Camo Accessories
Bardot dress from Who what wear x Target (available here) with Camo Accessories

I am still rocking that off-the-shoulders look. It has a sweet side to it and when it’s on a classic stripe pattern (and so well priced $29.99 at Target),  it’s just perfect. I was trying to shy away from a Parisian look and wear it with a red scarf, red pumps, at that point it would only be missing a beret. I did ponder the idea, but I wanted something unexpected and accessorized it with a camo print bandana tied as a choker and camo print pumps. I still kept it sweet with a pale pink bow clutch.

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Five minutes with Badgley Mischka

5 minutes with Badgley Mischka
5 minutes with Badgley Mischka

I got to meet designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka, in store at Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland a few weeks, I had a chance to get a five minute one on one with the designers and talk about their Spring 2016 collection, and about “bar” shoes.

GJ: Looking at your beautiful Spring 2016 collection, and I’ve noticed that it is more tone down and with classic shapes, where are you heading with that?

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Sweater, Shorts & Boots

Still wearing shorts for fall
Still wearing shorts for fall

An in the essence of longing for Fall weather in Miami as soon as possible (it is still 85 degrees in November), I wore this sweater and boots with shorts. I usually don’t like brown boots but I scored this pair of riding boots from Cole Haan during a mega sale at Nordstrom Rack a few months ago. They are so comfy and look so good. The chunky sweater I could only wear for a few minutes while I was doing this shoot, because the heat got the best of me, so now I am saving it until cooler temperatures get here.

See more of this look below and how to shop it!

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Prints and a little DIY necklace

City Park
At Prospect Park, NY with a patterned dress from H&M CONSCIOUS (on sale here) & self made tassel necklace

This is another of the outfits that I wore around New York City. Once again I was meeting friends for a picnic at the park, but this time at Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

I had bought this printed dress from H&M CONSCIOUS line, thinking that I truly don’t own dresses with so busy prints, but it was on sale so why not. I paired it with comfortable black slip-ons for walking and I did a little DIY conversion to my Gorjana lariat necklace, that I have been wearing so much lately (see here), by tying to the end a purple tassel.

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A 4th of July weekend ahead

Freedom and Style
Freedom and Style

Happy 4th of July weekend!  Hope all you have a great time celebrating and showing off your patriotic pride, wearing red white and blue. See below some of my picks on what to wear.

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Off-shoulders and ladylike

An off-shoulder crochet romper from Miami local  Neptunes Boutique
An off-shoulders crochet romper from Miami local store Neptunes Boutique in Soft Melon

When I think of an off-shoulders top, I think of a “campesina” (peasant) costume I wore as a child, today’s look is far from that. I wanted to keep this outfit simple and wore it with minimal jewelry. I love the soft pastel color of this romper, the crochet detail on the drop down sleeves and tassels completes this ladylike look.

This might be a trend that my not stay here for to long,  but it is perfect for summer. You can see more of my picks of this spring trend and an illustration on this post.

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