I'm so excited to be partnering up with Simon Malls & Miami International Mall for Shop Miami Month. So many of you liked the idea of "shopping with me" when I brought it up on my social media channels. You spoke, and the fashion gods listened! Tomorrow (Friday, March 24th) I will be hosting a special shopping experience. All further details are listed below.



| SHOP MY LOOK |
Floral Embroidered Dress c/o Giti Online | Boots: Simmi Shoes


 I selected my favorite retailers inside of Miami International Mall and picked out 5 of my personal favorite must haves for spring & summer (including cosmetics!). Attendees will come along with me as we stop by these retailers, and I'll give my insiders take on every trend I selected along with a style workshop. PS... I also have little special surprises planned for all those who attend.

After the shopping tour, we will stop for a special cocktail hour presented by NYX Cosmetics. I have partnered up with NYX to create a customized beauty bar, meanwhile you sip on some bubbly and get a sassy makeover. And, what's a cocktail party without some music?! Call all your girl friends and meet me from 6-9pm.




 Hope to see you there!

Until next post,

Xo



I'm back! (and in full force, may I say).... It's almost been a month since my last blog post and I'm sure you're all wondering why. Honestly, it's been such a crazy month; from traveling, to constant meetings, photoshoots, etc... It's never been like me to take a hiatus from blogging (even if it's a month) but, I sure needed the time to catch up on all the work and special things I have planned for the future of The Fashion Muse!

Other than the usual outfit or beauty posts here on the blog, I wanted to make this post a little different and share a little life update as to what I have been up to. I would really like to continue on sharing life updates here and there because I always love taking you all along with me on my daily adventures.



| SHOP MY LOOK|
Nude Bodysuit c/o Lola Shoetique | Nude Joggers c/o Lola Shoetique | Tie up boots c/o Lola Shoetique (use code: MUSE15 for a 15% off discount your next purchase) | Oversized denim jacket: Custom Made


As most of you know, I was in LA recently for work, and I have been traveling out there more often now since opportunities are arising there. But, what most of you don't know is that having to leave Los Angeles becomes worse and worse every time I go. I got back on a Sunday, and I'll be honest in saying that I really cried throughout the week that was ahead. If you happen to know me personally, you know how much love I have for that city. It's always been a dream of mine since I was a child to someday reside there permanently. Although I was born and raised here in Miami, I will never consider it my home. Some of you may ask why? and this is a question I have constantly thought about - my conclusion always results to being the same.... My future. As Miami will always have my heart (because of family and memories created here) I know the potential I have to grow professionally and personally in my dream city with the amount of opportunities it offers in this industry. It's an ambition, and I really feel homesick every time I leave Los Angeles and arrive back to Miami.

It was personally really tough this time around, and it definitely threw me into a little funk. Whenever I find myself feeling uninspired I always remember what I have achieved thus far. 

As I always say, a dream is reality... You just have to work to make it happen because everything in this life is achievable. My plans on moving are so close I can already feel it and I'm nothing but excited to make the leap. (P.S) That's why I made sure to include a pic of my favorite palms, they remind me of all the possibilities awaiting in Los Angeles.

Thank you for the continued support, and I cannot wait to share all the amazing content I have lined up.




Until next post,

Xo






| SHOP MY LOOK |
Tassel Dress c/o Giti Online (Also in Baby Blue) | Shoes c/o Lola Shoetique (Use code: MUSE15 for a 15% discount on your next purchase)

We all know how difficult it is to get designer dresses that just appeared on the runway. That's why I made it a point to create a "Steal the look" inspired post. Off the runway designer dresses are either very limited or highly expensive, but in today's world....The moment a dress (or collection) hits the runway, many affordable dupes are created.

Today, I have teamed up with Giti Online to bring you one of my favorite mock dresses from a recent Balmain collection that was launched. Just to give you a little run down, the whole collection was detailed with beads and tassels on almost every piece (it was a dream). I had previously seen some copies, but none that called my attention. Usually if I go for a mock designer dress, I always specifically make sure of the quality & detailing on it. Thanks to Giti Online, you can get this gem with an affordable price tag, in comparison to an actual piece that cost thousands.

I love finding affordable pieces as such, and I'm really thinking of creating more "Steal the look" posts. What do you guys think?!


Until next post,

Xo









| SHOP MY LOOK |
2 Piece Set c/o Fashion NovaDenim Booties c/o Fashion Nova

Use code "MUSEXO" for a 15% discount off your next Fashion Nova purchase

Photography: Christine Michelle


It feels like forever since I've posted on the blog (It's really been like a week and a half - blogger problems)...Anyways, I wanted to stop by and share this magical two piece set from Fashion Nova.

By now, I'm sure you all know how much I love the versatility in pieces. This look is definitely one that I can style separately. Meaning, the crop top with different bottoms and vise versa. Honestly, this skirt set caught my attention the moment I saw it on the website. I'm not one to wear much color, but I love how it was toned down with a black base. I also felt like I had not come across an elegant but edgy coordinating set that would actually fit according to my body and my own personal style. The skirt has a beautiful mermaid cut with a bell bottom detailing. Although I really wished the skirt could have been a tad longer (petite girl issues) I took a little risk and styled these denim booties with the whole ensemble - it really gave it a twist!

I have one more look coming up to the blog this week before I head to Los Angeles. I surely have a million deadlines and projects coming up before I fly out, but I am super excited for what's to come. I hope to see some of you in LA for the We Grow All summit. I'm beyond stoked to be a speaker this year along side my photographer Christine. We have a lot of info & an amazing Instagram workshop planned.



Until next post,

Xo




| SHOP THE PRODUCTS |
Deluxe Bronzing Mousse c/o Loving Tan | Bronze Shimmer c/o Loving Tan | Deluxe Applicator Mitt c/o Loving Tan | Easy To Reach Applicator (for the hard to reach areas) c/o Loving Tan | Tan Removing Polishing Glove c/o Loving Tan



If you happen to be a "pale face" (like I very often call myself), this post will give you an inside take on how I go from being ultra pale to beautifully bronzed. For those that wonder why I just don't tan naturally by the sun.....FYI I don't tan, I turn red like a lobster (true story). Plus, sunrays aren't necessarily the best for you as they can cause unwanted sun spots and skin cancer if you're not cautious.

Today, I have partnered with Loving Tan to bring you my at home tanning routine. Below I have listed my steps, tips, and other informational info you may have if you're a first timer at self tanning.  


As per my routine, I do this about every two weeks. With Loving Tan, it's amazing how long lasting your tan stays. For myself, my tan usually lasts a week and it lingers a little bit past that....But, towards the end of the week I often just remove what is left. Removing the remains of the color can be beneficial because not only does it exfoliate your skin, but it also gives time for your pores to breathe.

I've never been a huge fan of doing this weekly, because I do like to give my skin a break from the tanning. Hence, why I tan between every 2-3 weeks. With that said, the ingredients in the Loving Tan products are very healthy for the skin and they also smell delicious (A MAJOR plus...No one wants to smell like a fake tan). There are honestly a ton of self tanning products out on the market that will leave you smelling like a tanning salon.



I firstly start off with the Deluxe Bronzing Mousse (this is what will give you the color). I use the product in the medium tone. It's the perfect middle shade for those as white as I am. I cannot stress enough how Loving Tan uses a BROWN tint....never orange (keep those tanning nightmares away). I always use the mitt to prevent from any product getting on my hands & eventually staining them.

When I apply the product to my skin I apply it ONLY in circular motions. This will prevent from streaking. However, streaking is nearly impossible with the Loving Tan products as they dry off very quickly. Since these products dry in an instant, you never have to worry about any of the color rubbing off on clothing, fabric, etc.

(p.s) I start on my routine after I have showered and exfoliated. I usually do this in the evenings before bed (this will give the color 8-9 hours to set). I then shower in the morning to rinse off any excess.



I cannot begin to explain how much I LOVE this product. Have you ever obsessed over JLO's glow? (I clearly have, and very often still do- major fan girl here)....Anyways, this Shimmering Bronzer is the perfect product to apply once you have used the mousse. It leaves you looking glowing! This product can also be used if you're on the run (to a night time event, or just any moment where you'd like to give your self a little shimmer). I'd say this is the perfect highlight to your tan.



Hope you enjoyed this beauty post, and for you lucky ladies that naturally have a tan....I envy you!

Until next post,

Xo









 | SHOP MY LOOK |
Tuxedo Blazer c/o Lola Shoetique | Distressed Denim Shorts c/o Lola Shoetique | Python Booties c/o Lola Shoetique

** USE CODE: MUSE15 FOR A 15% DISCOUNT OFF YOUR NEXT LOLA SHOETIQUE PURCHASE **

Photography: Christine Michelle


Whether you like to keep it classic, or mix it up... every women should own a staple blazer in their wardrobe.

When collaborating with Lola Shoetique, I wanted to include this classic Tuxedo Blazer. I've blogged about tuxedo style pieces in the past, but I actually wanted to switch it up and style a blazer as a top. This top has so many different trending styles In one! I really didn't even realize the bell sleeve detailing till I wore it. Even though this can definitely be worn both (as a top & blazer) ways, it was originally meant to be a top (as I wore it).  As for my own personal style, I like to mix classic pieces with casual pieces and edge it up a bit (hence: the really distressed shorts).

What are some of your favorite ways to mix up a classic staple?

Until next post,

Xo




| SHOP MY LOOK |
Oversized Long Sleeve Tshirt c/o Go Jane (I'm wearing a small) | Corset Belt c/o Go Jane



Photography: Christine Michelle

Who actually thought corsets would be a trend? I finally got around to blogging about one of my favorite (& most flattering) looks thus far. It's so simple, yet so effective!

A couple months back I posted this photo on my Instagram styling one of these lace up corset belts thinking I probably looked somewhat ridiculous wearing something that looked like a "waist training belt" but....I was wrong (in my opinion of course). But, who cares what they say right?!

Styling an over sized top and pairing it with a corset belt does wonders, ladies. If you're into tricks that will give the illusion of a smaller waist line, this is definitely an idea to run with. When styling a corset, I personally like to wear something a little more baggy and over sized. By doing that, once the corset is on it'll cinch perfectly where it needs to.  As for myself, I'm always very attentive to details in clothing that will flatter my body. For this specific post, I just wanted to focus on the top half, but I love wearing this type of look with some over the knee boots (since I am petite, OTK boots is the trick to spidery long legs).

Over time you start learning tips and tricks in clothing that will flatter your figure. These are just some that work for me.



Until next post,

Xo
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