Sunday, September 7, 2014

The DailyCity’s Pop Up Shop


Have you guys checked out THE Orlando shopping event of the year yet?? It’s the DailyCity’s Pop Up Shop where local Orlando creatives get to sell and show off their products. There are vintage women and men’s clothing, food, baking/cooking tools, accessories, books, and a freakin’ shuffle board in the middle of the store! It is probably the most fun I’ve had shopping in a long time. And if you haven’t gone yet you better stop reading this and run over there as fast as you can because today is the last day! This is NOT a drill people, GO! GO! Plus, there will be fun workshops going on all day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Eshakti and My Little Black Dress


“One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress” – Karl Lagerfield

Truer words have never been spoken. The Little Black Dress is an essential piece in every girl’s closet. My issue with the LBD is that a lot of times I find what is close to the perfect dress but then it always needs a small change. “It needs to be shorter. I wish it didn’t have sleeves. If I could just change this neckline." Ugh, so annoying.

Friday, January 31, 2014

A Floral Winter


Holy-freakin’-blizzard, it’s cold and rainy outside! I live in Florida and I’m freezin’ my butt off, which means you are likely really, really cold too. You can probably imagine that as a Florida girl I don’t have a variety of winter outfits so I have to get pretty darn creative when the temperatures start dropping. This means that everything in my closet is fair game. There are no such things as seasonal clothes or fashion rules. What’s that you say? A spring floral vest for winter?! Gasp! No, it’s true. Now it’s my winter floral vest and it works great. Throw on a scarf and some sexy heels and bam. Spring turns winter.

Here’s to hoping that I don’t have to figure out how to make my bikini a winter item…

How are you staying toasty this winter?

Monday, January 27, 2014

Glorified Ego


Are you diggin’ my funky shirt? Guess what –it’s from a Florida designer! I love finding great stuff from my local peeps. This Orlando-based designer is known as Glorified Ego. In a recent interview the CEO Chris Malcom said that “the whole idea behind the brand is essentially self-reflection,” with that in mind and with such a clever name they had me thinking about my own ego’s presence.

According to Freud, the ego is part of our internal mindset that rules our thoughts and helps control our inappropriate desires, urges, and even aggression. I began to think about all the questionable things I’ve done and then realized that my ego has probably fallen asleep behind the wheel too many times. From the top of my head I can recall a few instances like talking back to my mom, skipping school, locking the substitute teacher out of the class, convincing my classmates to deface school property while I watched, and making large purchases while really broke. Where was my ferocious star-eyed bear ego at these points in my life?? Maybe my ego is more of a manatee rather than a Glorified Ego bear or maybe my ego bear goes into hibernation a lot. Well, I suppose I should be grateful for the times that it decided to actually show up. Who knows what would happen if I were left to my own devices…entire cities would be destroyed…

Monday, January 6, 2014

Five Fashion Resolutions of a Fashionista: Re-Visited

Happy 2014, y’all!! It’s that time again to start fresh. Brush off the dust, forget about what happened last year, and start a new page in life. But wait one second, before we start making a list of new fabulous resolutions, it’s only right to pull out those old 2013 resolutions and evaluate how we did. Here is my attempt to do just that. Time to critique…I’m already scared.

See here for the 2013 resolutions posts that I’m referring to.

Monday, October 28, 2013

These "Botas" were Made for Walkin'


City girl.

No doubt about it, that’s what I am. But on my recent trip to Mexico (see here and here). I found my long lost inner country girl. I spent most of my time in Mexico by the country side. So I thought, “well, when in Rome…” and I threw on my first pair of cowboy boots and my father-in-law’s sombrero and I was ready to roll. The boots were amazingly practical for that terrain, although that is rarely a prerequisite of mine for shoes. It was a pleasant surprise that I could be comfortable and stylish while wandering around the mountainside. In the end, I felt like I was ready to jump on a horse (or donkey) and ride off into the sunset with the cactus behind me. “Orale!”

Are there shoes or outfits you’ve tried that are typically out of your style realm?

Friday, October 18, 2013

I left my heart (but got a blouse) in Mexico


“I’m inspired by different cultures around the world and love to incorporate these facets into my collection.”
– Rachel Roy