Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cadillac Escalade

The 2016 Cadillac Escalade is nothing short of refinement.

From its luxurious look and feel to the fashionable styling, the all new Escalade combines excellent craftsmanship with a powerful performance for an SUV like no other. Upon opening the door, the fresh smell of cut-and-sewn leather interior seeps out with state-of-the-art entertainment features. Every element is designed to make a sophisticated driving experience that other vehicles can't compare to. Although I had to climb into this beauty, I thoroughly enjoyed the spacious seating (especially being a mama). With power-folding third row seats, wireless charging, rear entertainment system, cooled front seats, and its 16-speaker Bose® Counterpoint® surround sound system, the 2016 Escalade is the epitome of class.

Aside from the interior, the exterior offers plenty for the eye. Every inch of the Cadillac Escalade is elevated with striking detail and sharp lines for a combination of innovation and expression. Of course, you know I love a powerful engine and the 2016 Escalade has a beast 6.2L V8 engine with 8-speed transmission capable of a beaming 460 lb-ft of torque and 420 hp. This driving experience was by far, one of my favorite selections with Cadillac. For more information, visit www.cadillac.com.

What I'm rocking:

Shoes by Christian Louboutin (similar style here)
Sunglasses by Gucci (similar style here)

2016 Cadillac Escalade featured throughout.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Day with the Polar M400

Maintaining a healthy balance is of the utmost importance in my life, as is keeping an active lifestyle.  Therefore, I'm teaming up with Polar to introduce their newest GPS running watch through a typical active day in my life.  After trying out a number of heart rate monitors and smart fit watches, I can honestly say that the Polar M400 offers the most for its purpose.  Originally developed for runners who want a comfortable and durable watch with a sporty design, the M400 also provides advanced GPS and training features that are exceptional for various training settings.  It also connects with the Polar Flow mobile app for easy tracking and recording.

A typical active day in the life of Lynsee goes a little something like this...

6:30 A.M.

I wake up (looking magically delicious of course) and check the Polar Flow mobile app to see how much I slept during the evening, and how restful my sleep was.  The Polar Flow mobile app allows one to view how much sleep was attained throughout the night, and how restful it was.  By tracking my sleeping patterns, it allows me to view whether or not they are affected by changes in my daily life and find the proper balance of rest, activity and training.

8:30 A.M.

The M400 displays a training diary which allows me to plug in my upcoming workouts for the next four weeks, and create specific sport profiles for each type (for example, boxing, circuit training, running, bootcamp, etc.)

9 A.M.

Morning runs are the most effective and favorable for my schedule, so I like to talk myself into going for a long run along the beach whenever possible.  The M400 details 24/7 activity tracking, and allows for setting a particular activity goal with detailed steps and distance, along with intensity levels.

2 P.M.

In the early afternoon, I'm typically sitting on my laptop and finishing up any pending work for the day.  One of my favorite aspects of the M400 watch is that it alerts me when I've been sitting or inactive for too long, as an admonition to stay active throughout the day.

7 P.M.

My days usually end with an outdoor bootcamp, and I love that the M400 has a sport profile where I can record interval guided workouts and how many calories burned each session.  

All in all, the Polar M400 is designed for individuals who want the best of fitness and activity tracking, combined with built in GPS and 24/7 activity tracking.  The smart coaching and mobile connectivity options allow me to maintain a healthy balance in my life, with ease.  

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This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Polar.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Agua Spa at Mondrian South Beach

Did somebody say "spa?" Why yes, I did.

Agua at Mondrian South Beach is without a doubt a signature indulgence for the hotel, set on the stunning waterfront of Biscayne Bay. Despite my superwoman powers, I occasionally need a little R&R (rest and relaxation) which requires a manicure and pedicure from Agua. Upon a warm welcome from the amazing ladies at the spa, I relaxed (and did a little snapchatting) from their tranquil waiting room while I waited for an epic mani-pedi moment.

The 4,000 square foot spa features six treatment rooms equipped with a multitude of services, along with its signature Milk and Honey treatments. Agua at Mondrian is also one of the only two spas in the country to carry products by SJAL, which are incredible for the skin. Along with spa services, Agua offers access to the Mondrian's beautiful swimming pool, set amid sun-soaked lounge pillows, lush gardens and hammocks. Aside from its beauty services, the Mondrian is my favorite hotel in South Beach for its gorgeous Asian-inspired decor and Sunday poolside parties with an energetic vibe. 

For more information or to book an appointment at Agua, visit the Mondrian South Beach website.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fit for a Queen

I've never quite been a fan of anything with the word "maxi" attached to it - skirts, dresses, pads, etc. However, this maxi dress caught my eye with its peek-a-boo front and sheer material. I love its mobility with shorts underneath, for those moments when I'm running miles in 5-inch heels of course.    I'm forever loving an all-black look, and the versatility of this dress is incredible. 

What's one of your current favorite pieces in your closet?

What I'm rocking:
Dress and shoes c/o Hot Miami Styles

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mitsubishi Lancer GT

Oops, Mitsubishi did it again.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I was recently featured on the cover of Brickell Magazine's Best Dressed issue and the company honored participants shortly after the magazine was released. We gathered at The Intercontinental hotel for an evening of luxury with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, while the issue's photos flashed throughout screens in the entire lobby area. For such an occasion, I decided to wear this cobalt blue jumpsuit by my honeys over at Hot Miami Styles. Of course, I rolled up in the pure white Mitsubishi Lancer GT.

This model offers the proverbial "a lot of car for the money" with its new white contrast seat and door stitching, a 9 speaker premium sound system, newly designed alloy wheels, and its fuel-efficiency.  I was actually quite surprised by my driving across what felt like the entire country, and barely burning half of a tank. The eye-catching GT offers a combination of sporty performance with luxury features, and we all know my love for luxe anything. 

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer GT featured throughout.

What I'm rocking:
Jumpsuit c/o Hot Miami Styles
Shoes by ALDO

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Nudes and Neutrals

Nude and/or neutral pieces have been my solid go-to lately, as they simplify everything and pull a look together effortlessly. I wore this particular look for a yacht outing with MyHabit, and I threw a lightweight trench over a feminine salmon Hot Miami Styles romper and paired it with metallic accents.

What I'm rocking:

Shoes by ALDO (similar style here)
Trench by ZARA (similar style here)

Friday, September 4, 2015

Labor Day White

"When you feel good and you're truly happy with yourself, nothing can get in your way"

Labor Day is approaching, which also means the infamous fashion faux pas of "no white after Labor Day" kicks in as well. Personally, I believe in wearing whatever you feel like throwing on (as long as it makes you conquer the world). In fact, I recently did an interview for an upcoming project that I'm working on, and was asked my opinion on fashion versus style. Fashion is more of the approach to putting together your look and feel, while style is how you carry yourself. Many individuals approach me and ask about certain pieces, claiming that they could "never pull that off." Confidence is key in every aspect of your life. When you feel good and you're truly happy with yourself, nothing can get in your way.

What I'm rocking:
Trench by ZARA
Top by Topshop
Shoes by ZARA

Get the look:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Brickell Magazine Best Dressed Issue

Brickell Magazine's 2015 Best Dressed issue has been released, and I'm excited to announce that I was featured for the cover story! We had the pleasure of collaborating with an incredible group of talented professionals in Miami, and the team at Brickell Magazine who put together a gorgeous photo shoot at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. It was only fitting that it be shot in a hotel where President Obama stays when in Miami. 

Here's my full interview:

Creative Director and Founder, LHK Empire

Her style:
Feminine, eclectic, and chic

Style icon:
Christine Centenera 

 In her closet:
Jason Wu, Yves Saint Laurent, BCBG, Missoni, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Cameo, Finders Keepers, and Josh Goot.  I have a mix of affordable and high end pieces.  I love unique cuts, textures, and items that accentuate femininity

Where she shops:
For unique pieces, I love to shop at Style Mafia, Neiman Marcus at Bal Harbour, Jessie Boutique, Hot Miami Styles, and Net-a-Porter.

Most prized fashion possession:
My gold bangles and rings - they complete any look

Memorable fashion faux pas:
I had one moment where I thought I would try out multiple fashion trends at once, and that this would be genius.  It wasn't.  I had everything from color blocking, bold prints, metallics, and platform shoes all in one look.  It was like a combination of tropical cocktails all over my body

Must-haves for the season:
A cool grey suit, or a one-shoulder piece 

Style tip:
Rock a pair of nude pumps to elongate your legs and give you a long, lean appearance. 

What I'm rocking:

Evening gown c/o Hot Miami Styles


Top and skirt c/o Style Mafia

Check out the full issue at www.brickellmag.com.