Tuesday, July 19, 2016

On Repeat

Jumped around a lot for Swim Week. Loved getting to spend time with my friends and having more intimate gatherings with brands. The shift from shows to presentations has been more prominent this year, but it's a welcomed change when you think about battling the crowds and the other general chaos that comes along with Swim week in Miami. 
Such attention to detail at Billabong


Cute daytime brunch outfit
Pics by +Gissi Jimenez at SoHo for the Tash & Dev (A Bikini a Day) brunch.
outfit for brunch
Pics by +Gissi Jimenez at SoHo for the Tash & Dev brunch.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Miami Swim Week x Bollare Hub

The Bollare Swim Week Hub was held in a penthouse overlooking the ocean, at the 1 Hotel, in Miami.  The hotel has a minimal and clean feel, which the hub mimicked.  It was beautifully decorated and displayed lots of goodies.  We sipped on coconut water and 'shopped' looks by chic swimwear brands such as Vitamin A, Vix by Paula Hermanny, Sunday SomewhereHourglass Cosmetics, Kevyn Aucoin cosmetics, Luli Fama, and more.

If you are interested, I'm snapping my Swim Week adventures: @FashionableESQ.
hope you follow along 
xx

Cute daytime outfit

Hotel 1 view from penthouse

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Nexxus New York Salon Care Hair

This post is sponsored by Nexxus New York Salon Care, a product of Unilever, as part of an influencer activation for Influence Central. 

A few years back, I went to a now defunct Miami salon for a clear cellophane treatment. At the time, I had routinely gotten them and they added softness and shine, without depositing color.  This particular experience, however, was so bad that two years later, my hair still hasn't recovered fully. The "treatment" stripped my hair of its natural color; significantly lightening it while simultaneously causing the texture to become brittle, dry and promoting massive breakage. As a hard working woman, I value "me" time, and those practices that help keep me looking my best.  Visits to the salon used to fall into that category but because I'm now increasingly wary, I prefer to treat my hair at home. 


In the pictures below, you can see that the darker portion of my hair is the part that has grown out- the lighter, more damaged portion is left over from the treatment. 


For these and so many other reasons, I tried the full Nexxus New York Salon Care Therappe and Humectress product line. My hope was that I'd finally find my holy-grail hair product, and also get to use it from the comfort of my own home.  Because the Nexxus brand is tried, tested and established in the industry, I knew I'd get high quality, premium results.

The Nexxus New York Salon Care products target specific hair concerns and textures. Do you find that your haircolor fades too quickly?  Then the Color Vibrancy System may be a good choice for you. Battling split ends (who isn't?), then try the Promend Repairing System.  Whatever your hair woe, Nexxus has a solution. If you've read this far, you know my hair issue: dry, straw-like texture prone to breakage. I elected to use the Nexxus Therappe and Humectress Hair Therapy System product line for two weeks.  Here is my review:

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016: Workwear Edit

Nordstrom Anniversary SALE is upon us next week.  I love Nordstorm because it's close to where I live, has a great return policy (also free shipping and returns), and has a wonderful selection of workwear pieces. My hope this year, with this guide, is to show you how you can easily navigate the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale when you're looking for workwear.

I do have some favorite workwear brands that Nordstrom carries, like Chelsea 28 for blouses and wide leg trousers. Another brand that does not get much credit but that does have good staples is Eileen Fisher, who has a great casual, long cardigan, and a slim ankle pant. Sometimes these ankle pants are a good option for casual office days, but many like J.Crew's Minnie Pant and the Banana Republic Sloan can be way too spandexy and tight for the office.  Many women end up looking like they're wrapped up in a sausage casing when they wear them, so, to avoid that, try something with a more relaxed fit.

The Best Sheath Dress for Work: is not too tight, hits on or below the knee, and preferably has a higher (modest) neckline.  My pick is this dress by Lafayette 148. It has a traditional silhouette and is so classic. The addition of the contrasting piping is perfect.
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The Perfect Pencil Skirt For Work: Nordstrom carries Anne Klein, Tahari and Ellen Tracy - basically all workwear masters.  AK makes the Suit Pencil Skirt which pairs with this blazer. The quality is good, it's lightweight fabric despite the material, it's lined, and not too fitted through the hips.  It also has pintucking in the back, parallel to the zipper, which makes for a great fit.  I also like this pencil skirt by Ellen Tracy because the slit is off to the side, and isn't too high. A reasonably priced option can be found here, by Halogen.

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I also manage a workwear page on Google+ and would love it if you joined and contributed by posting your chic office style!


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