2016: A year in review

As the 2016 chapter closes, I’m eager to start 2017. It’s not the first time I’ve mentioned how weird 2016 has been. We’ve seen some pretty awful things happen around the world and perhaps even experienced some hardships ourselves. However, 2016 has been so good to me personally. I’m proud of all my accomplishments. From getting new jobs to graduating from the University of Florida, I really have nothing to complain about. But the biggest present this year has given me is peace of mind. In my 23 years, I’ve never been as happy and comfortable in my own skin as I am now. In the last few months, I’ve seen myself grow even more than I’ve seen in previous years. I’m at an incredible place right now where every decision I make is mine, and what people do, whether good or bad, doesn’t have as much of an affect on me as it would have previously. Continue reading

Summer Wedding

Meet my sister, the woman who is getting married four times…..to the same guy. Apparently that is unheard of, so I think she found an interesting fact to tell people whenever they ask.

I guess I have to explain why there are four weddings before I can move on from this topic. The first wedding was in the court, to make it official. The second wedding was the one I’m about to share pictures from. It was in New Smyrna, where the groom’s family is from, which was beautiful. The third wedding will be at a venue in Brazil. Finally, the last one will be in a small church in Brazil. Whew!

Now that her weddings are explained, let’s talk about the New Smyrna wedding. I was really excited for this wedding, because it was the first ceremony I got to see. My favorite part was how they exchanged Hawaiian leis instead of rings.

Because this was a backyard wedding during the day, I opted for a dress that was airy and light. When choosing my outfit, I had to keep in mind that most heels will sink in the grass, so I went with a chestnut brown wedge, which also provided a more casual feel.

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Back to Basics

Every girl needs some basics in her closet. From denim to a crisp white button down, you’ll never be able to say you have nothing to wear when you have a few go-to outfits.

I took a quick trip to Tampa, a couple hours away, and I felt like I had nothing to wear. I went through about three different outfits until I surrendered and went straight for my distressed denim pants. Although I could’ve paired anything with them, I decided to go for my Ann Taylor shirt. I love the fit of the shirt. It shows enough neck without being too much, giving a more modern feel to such a basic top.

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With an all-white outfit, I decided on my Coach Gramercy. It had the right amount of chic with a little pop of color.

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Finally, I put on my favorite flats from my favorite store in Brazil, Avida. If you’re not new to my blog, you know just how much I love this store. Not only are the products high in quality, but they are always on trend. Can’t complain about that, can we?

 

Although the Gramercy is no longer available at coach.com, the Swagger frame satchel is the closest to the bag I’m currently carrying. Find it here.

Met Gala 2016 – Best and Worst Dressed

Am I the only one who feels like we JUST had the Met happen not too long ago?? I can’t believe another Met has come and gone so quickly.

Can we take a quick minute to appreciate this year’s theme and fashion? The theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, and the celebs brought it on. Cue the sequins and metallic. It was everything I’ve ever wanted to see and more. Keep reading to see this year’s best and worst dressed of the Met Gala 2016.

 

Best Dressed:

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Naomi Watts in Burberry

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Zoey Deutch in Dolce & Gabbana

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Lily Collins in Valentino

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Taking Over the Big Apple

It happened. I finally made it to NYC.

It was my very first time traveling to New York, and I’m so glad I was able to go before I graduate. I was able to make this trip four beautiful days, and I got to experience quite a bit. From snow to sun, it was fun to see how different the city looked during different times of the day.

I stayed right in Times Square near Broadway, which was great in terms of finding things to do. The first day, I ventured to Little Italy for a delicious dinner. If you ever get the opportunity to try aged pasta, please do. IT WAS SO GOOD.

I can’t even tell you how much walking I did over this past weekend, but I can say that I got to see several parts of the City.

If I had to pick my top three experiences, I’d say they were seeing Forest Whitaker on Broadway, getting lost in the City and my last night at a bar overlooking Times Square.

 

If you’re thinking of making a trip to NYC and need some tips, tweet me @laceandmimosas.

 

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