Shoedazzle never seizes to surprise me, for those of you who know my style you know I love to mix high and low, and this is a perfect example! As much as I love investing in my special garments, I also love when I don’t spend a lot on a garment, and it’s design and quality are perfection! So when I got these Carlie red heels to ring in the new year with style, I was more than Happy with my choice! Don’t they remind you of the Valentino studded style heels? I cannot wait to wear these out, not only for NYE, but I am also envisioning casual denim looks for dinner, or house parties, we all know how many of those are coming up in this season… It is also a tradition in Spain to wear something red the night of NYE, usually it’s lingerie (which I will also make sure to wear;) but this time I have also chosen to stand tall in red heels!
El rojo para mi simboliza el nuevo año, suerte y prosperidad, como much@s de vosotros sabéis en España vestirse de rojo en el año nuevo supuestamente nos traera suerte! Y por ello desde pequeña siempre me pongo algo rojo, normalmente es lenceria, pero este año tambien me pngo tacones rojos;) Estos son los Carlie de Shoedazzle! Ya me imagino celebrando el 2014 a lo alto, con estos taconazos!
I am very aware that it is winter, cold and very much Holiday times, but I am still sharing my Miami looks, and yes maybe dreaming a little bit of that warmer week gone by way too quickly, as I am looking out my window and it is grey and rainy in DC… But I am hopeful that many of you are planning a get away to a warmer place after the Holidays, for NYE? And even if you are not, who said we can’t prepare (fantasize) about the warmer days, and taking off all those layers? I know it always makes me happier, knowing that after ringing in the New Year we only have a few short months of cold, and before we know it, it shall be warm again! While we were in Miami we explored everything the city had to offer, but on our last day we decided to stick around the hotel and enjoy The Mondrian in all it’s beauty, and one of the things we were very much surprised to find was their “Kissing Garden”. This magical garden reminded me of Alice in Wonderland, and her red shoes, didn’t we all dream of being her as little girls, and having those magic shoes? I felt very much like “Haya in Wonderland”, with my prince by my side, my By Misha Catalina tweed jacket, faux leather cami top, black shorts, Zara red heels, and my Louis Vuitton Alma BB! And my best accessory, Miami’s sun shining on me…
Si ya lo se, casi es Navidad, y la mayoría de nosotr@s nos estamos congelando, pero yo sigo soñando de mis días soleados en Miami, hace solo una semanita… Así que quería compartir con vostr@s mi “Haya in Wonderland” look! En nuestro último día en Miami, mi marido y yo decidimos disfrutar del hotel (Mondrian South Beach), y descubrimos uno de sus secretos mejor guardados, el “Kissing Garden”… Un jardín precioso, con columpio incluido, fantastico no? Espero que os guste este look, combinado con mis tacones Zara rojos ( como Alicia en el pais de las Maravillas), mi bolso Alma BB de Louis Vuitton, chaquetita de By Misha, y top de cuero con shorts negros… Piezas básicas con toques chic, como nos gusta;)!
On my Miami trip this past week, my friend introduced me to Tom Ford’s make up products, and I am in LOVE, so I had to share it with all of you! First of all I have to start with how beautiful is the packaging? Which is why I always regarded them as just beautiful packaging, and stuck to my usual YSL lipsticks, Armani make up, and all the beauty products I am attached to;) But oh was I wrong, yes Tom knows how to make our men stylishly handsome, but the man also knows how to make us pretty little dollies;) My friend had this “Shade & Illuminate” Highlighter & Shader Duet,
Shade & Illuminate” Highlighter & Shader Duet
and this “Vanilla Suede” lipstick, which I was using every day to get dolled up! So now you know, I declare myself a Tom Ford make up addict! I’d love to hear if any of you use any of Tom Ford’s make up products, let me know;)!
Tom Ford Lip Color Vanilla Suede
Sorry for these iPhone photos, but these were taken before one of our night outs, and frankly I was having too much fun in Miami, and not much time to take beautiful photos in every occasion! But I think you get the picture right? You can see my glowing cheeks, and the beautiful lip color!
One thing I search for in staple pieces are timeless looks that I can quickly turn to for any occasion, such as the pieces I am wearing here! This Wai Ming, Chana striped little dress is what I call the “go-go” garment! Especially now with all the special occasions, and Holiday get togethers, we all need a chic yet simple look to make heads turn (discreetly). This dress falls to perfection on my body, and I love the thick stripes and the royal color combination, violet and black! Wai Ming’s pieces always combine details, comfort, and chicness to perfection, just as I love it. I decided to pair it with another one of my “go-go” pieces this Maje oversized sweater (warmer than many coats I own), and of course my staple Stella McCartney booties, and I am ready to go, lunch, dinner, party just tell me where and I will see there;)! How would you style this dress, if it were in your closet? I would love to know!
Lo que siempre busco en mis prendas es que sean piezas sin caducidad;) No solo trendy, si no que de aqui en un par de años aún las puedo seguir llevando! Y este vestido de Wai Ming es lo que llamo un “timeless piece”! Especialmente ahora que es tiempo de fiestas, cenas, y eventos de familia, siempre necesitamos una pieza clásica y simple de estilizar sin pensar “too much” y salir de casa en un “plis-plas”! Aqui me veis con el vestido Chana de Wai Ming, mi jersey/chaqueta de Maje (abriga mas que un abrigo), y mis botas (for life) de Stella McCartney! Como llevariais este vestido? Me encataria saberlo!
Hey Hey Hey! My apologies for vanishing this week, but for those of you who follow me on Instagram, you must be more than aware that I was in sunny Miami for the past week, enjoying my December summer! One of my very best friends flew from Europe to Miami for Art Basel! So I let Stiletto Escape plan our trip! A fabulous service (run by fabulous women) that plans even more fabulous escapes for you and your girlfriends, and they customized (planned) my trip, everything from our Hotel, The Mondrian in South Beach, to daily activities, to dinners, and night outs in Miami’s finest clubs! Which made this trip even more delightful, all I had to do is answer some questions regarding my interests and wait for them to send me a full on customized itinerary, which left me time to plan my outfits;)! It was amazing to have a 24/7 trip concierge! You all know that one of my favorite things to do while Im in different cities, is meeting talented designers (friends), and of course getting my hands on some of their unique pieces! This Miami trip was filled with By Misha‘s pieces, and here is my first one the Sofia Top, love every detail of this feminine yet sexy top, and I wore it for drinks at The Mondrian, with my Zara denim, red heels, and my beautiful Lancaster ring by Svelte Metals ! Hope you enjoy it…
Perdonad mi ausencia esta semanita, pero acabo de volver de Miami, y la verdad no tuve ni un momento para pararme y sentarme en frente del ordenador! Me reuni con una de mis mejores amigas que llego para Art Basel, y dejamos que Stiletto Escape nos planeara una fantastica estancia en Miami y actividades sin parar! Nos quedamos en el Mondrian de South Beach, y com os podeis imaginar, disfrutamos de la playa, el solecito, la fiesta y el shopping de Miami! Aqui teneis uno de mis looks, me lo puse para tomar unas copitas en el Hotel antes de empezar la noche;) El top es de By Misha, una de mis preferidas diseñadoras en Miami (Londinense), me encanta como sus piezas combinan toques femininos y a la vez sexy, los elemtos perfectos para Miami! Espero que os guste…