Showing posts with label miami fashion blogger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label miami fashion blogger. Show all posts

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Pink Two-Piece Set

If you've been keeping up with my blog for awhile, then it's no surprise that I love a two-piece set for its simplicity and breathability. For the sake of extreme perspiration, this bright pink two-piece short set is a newfound favorite of mine. Mary Brickell Village, a local shopping center near downtown Miami, carries some hidden gems such as this set. Upon reassessment of the area, I've found a number of unique pieces ducked off in boutiques throughout. 

The downside of wearing a two-piece set or romper on a rather short individual is the mere fact that it appears to give you that "I'm a fourth-grader again" look. However, wearing nude heels helps knock that perception by elongating the legs and adding some height. You're welcome.

What I'm rocking:
Two-piece set from Luxy Miami (Mary Brickell Village)
Shoes by ALDO

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Style Mafia

One of the beauties of residing in Miami Beach is the gorgeous scenery. The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is a unique, subtropic oasis filled with refreshing landscapes and a tranquil aura.  In the midst of quite sedative 94 degree weather, I found an appreciation for the beauty that surrounds the vicinity.    While I didn't perspire outrageously, there was a moment when it was a must that I strip off this sheer blazer and rock out in my itty bitty crop top and black pants.  However, if wearing a blazer is a must, then this Style Mafia beauty is essential for any Miami closet.

What I'm rocking:

Blazer by Style Mafia
Crop top c/o Missguided (similar style here)
Heels by Luciano (similar style here)
Sunglasses c/o Wildfox

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Summer Travels: YVE Hotel

As part of a recent Memorial Day Weekend "stay-cation," my little guy and I stayed at the downtown Miami-chic YVE Hotel for a weekend of rest and relaxation.  With its undeniably spectacular location, YVE offers the best that the city has to offer.  During our stay, we had a gorgeous view overlooking the bay with lit up rooms and luxurious bedding.  Everything was within walking distance - from Bayside Marketplace for shopping and entertainment to the American Airlines Arena and endless restaurants.  However, YVE houses a pleasant restaurant and gastropub (Biscayne Tavern) that combines comfort food and globally inspired dishes.  

For more information, visit

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pampered by Aveda Seven Seas Spa

"Aveda Seven Seas Spa & Salon is one of my go-to beauty pampering spots, for the mere fact that I feel like Queen Lynsee upon entering their facility."

In lieu of spending Memorial Day Weekend in South Beach madness, I enjoy a little pampering off the island.  Aveda Seven Seas Spa & Salon is one of my go-to beauty pampering spots, for the mere fact that I feel like Queen Lynsee upon entering their facility.  The entire staff is welcoming, from the valet service to the hair stylist(s) inside the salon.  On my most recent visit, I was treated to a full day of beauty relaxation with a 50-minute Elemental Nature Massage (which was the best I've received in awhile).  Let's be honest, I'm one of those people with a terrible back and questionable posture at times.  The masseuse at Seven Seas had the strength of Incredible Hulk, with the ability to de-stress immediately.

In addition to a massage, I also opted to get my hair blow dried and styled at the Style Bar along with an Elemental Nature Manicure and Pedicure.  On top of that, the champagne was flowing.  Nobody can possibly complain about that.  Right?

For more information or to book an appointment, visit:

16701 Collins Avenue
Seven Seas Spa & Salon
Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monochrome Short Set and Embellished Heels

Let's face it, I'm utterly obsessed with monochrome lately.  What I appreciate about a monochromatic look is the simplicity and cohesion of the pieces that meld together seamlessly.  Hence, the nude-blush pallette for today's post.   Lightweight trench coats are also a must-have piece in my Spring collection of clothing (indeed, I need one of every color) because they add an effortless completion to an outfit that I absolutely love.  And so, here I am in a parking garage with brightly painted teal walls and just the right amount of light for me to snap some shots with my tripod sidekick.  

What I'm rocking:

Trench Coat by F21
Camisole by Victoria's Secret
Shorts by Macy's
Shoes by Nine West

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Essentials

The product of my recent overconsumption of wanderlust has left me with life's essentials: a basic white tank, skinny jeans, skyscraper heels and a leather coat.  Upon traveling to the arctic (or what America likes to call the Midwest in January), it's needless to say that I did a terrible job at packing for such weather.  It would seem that I have not learned my lesson from living up there for over 17 years, but I digress.  

And so here I am, open-toed and all, in Miami Beach once again.  Now that I'm back in the Magic City, it's only suitable that I share some of my favorite go-to spots to hit up post-traveling.  

Mexican food and I have had quite an extensive love affair ever since I can remember.  My entire pregnancy is sheer proof of that, but one of the newest taco spots in Miami Beach is a combination of a backyard food truck fused with a hidden gem (the bathroom door actually leads to an after hours lounge).  Try the Pescado with Grilled Mahi, Charred Pineapple Slaw, Picked Onions, Cilantro, and Chipotle-Cotija Dressing for a sweet $4.50.  Boom.  I just blew your mind. 

Sunday is undoubtedly considered the dedicated day of brunching; however, one of the greatest parts of this place is its ability to understand the value of a Saturday brunch.  With its 1930s New York style chandeliers and burgundy leather walls, it carries a "local Miami" aura that I became instantly amused with after my first visit.  The low down: the champagne and bloody mary's, for those of you so inclined, flow until 4pm every Saturday.  Food wise, you need to get involved with the tuna tartar (with truffle-soy vinaigrette), sweet potato fries, and the seared North Atlantic salmon salad.

The quintessential modern and contemporary art museum is a must-see every second Saturday of the month, as it exhibits international artwork from the 20th and 21st centuries at no charge.  The architecture is exceptional, and it comes equipped with outdoor swings and lounge chairs with a beautiful bay view of Miami.  

The way to my heart is obviously through french macarons, and Ladurée has the absolute best tasting selection ranging from salted caramel (my favorite) to Marie Antoinette, Praline, and Pistachio.  Whenever I'm perusing Lincoln Road after a long trip, this is the perfect pick-me-up treat.

Korean restaurants are few and far in Miami, and the closest one that I've spotted was in North Miami (which closed years ago).  I've secretly been dying inside from the lack of Korean food in the area that I live in, but alas, the time has come.  The Drunken Dragon is a Asian gastropub with Korean barbecue-style tables and tiki-themed cocktails, that serves up goods until 6 a.m. on weekends.  The hot spot has everything from twice fried chicken to white kimchi, Shanghai style fried rice, D&D fries and octopus.  

What I'm rocking:
Jacket ℅ GUESS
Jeans ℅ dl1961
Shoes by ZARA (similar style here)
Sunglasses by Gucci (similar style here)

Monday, January 26, 2015

King Taejin + Onyx

It goes without saying that my little guy, Taejin, is my ace and we pretty much go everywhere together.  Everything from prancing around on giant trampolines at SkyZone, hopping on a flight to wherever we end up, to meetings that require a bit of professionalism (he wears his black suit for these), we go together like Anna Wintour and her signature bob haircut.  Aside from the obvious New Year's resolutions that have been flooding the universe, my focus has shifted to simplicity.  Hence, this silky Simply Vera by Vera Wang top, which has become the quintessential top for everyday wear.

As of lately, I've also been quite engulfed in these black jeans that I've taken a chance at dissecting into thigh-baring wonders.  Indeed, they have become the most comfortable pair of jeans I own.  

Pat yourself on the back, Lynsee.  

My son conjointly loves to dress in similar pieces as me; therefore, a few of his favorites come from H&M, Gap Kids or Zara Kids.  One of the aspects of H&M's kids section that I love is that their sizing ranges from 2-4 or 5-7 years, so the pieces last for a lifetime.  He's also become a mini Asian Tony Hawk, so skater shoes are crucial.  

What I'm rocking:

Jeans by F21 (DIY)
Jacket by Express
Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell

What Taejin's rocking:

Top by H&M
Jeans by H&M
Blazer by Gap Kids
Shoes by DC Kids

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Monday, January 19, 2015

The New Icons

So here I am, on a rooftop, in a knotted-tee and bandage skirt.  It turns out Winter in Miami isn't so bad. As a result, my daily wardrobe tends to consist of my beloved crop tops and short shorts (or in this case, a skirt) to give my Summer pieces some relevance once again.  Although I've never really been the woman to check the weather prior to stepping outside, so I usually just throw on these basics and hope for the best.  When in doubt, throw on a graphic tee and a bandage skirt (to suck everything in) and call it a day.

What I'm rocking:
Tee by ZARA
Skirt by BCBG Maxazria 
Shoes by ALDO
Watch by GUESS
Rings by Topshop

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Miami Heat

The weekend is creeping around the corner, which means it's time to paint the town red.  As another week discontinues, stepping out in a complete black ensemble is an absolute essential look for any woman.  When in doubt, pair something leather with a red lip and trek on.  One can't go wrong with a Rita Ora signature lip and black on black.  One of my favorite aspects of residing in Miami Beach is the option to wear spaghetti-thin strapped tops and thigh-baring leather skits only a few short days after New Year's.  It's quite grandiose if you ask me.  

This sexy skirt ℅ of Hot Miami Styles is a new favorite of mine, as it bares a little skin without sacrificing your dignity and allows for flexibility.  Attempting to walk around Miami Beach in a pencil skirt can be next to impossible, but the high slit on this one keeps it comfortable.  

What I'm rocking:
Shoes ℅ ASOS
Bracelet by Kate Spade ℅ Nordstrom