In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to take a couple weekend trips back down South to soak up some sunshine and escape the cold and stress of the city. My first stop? Miami! To be honest, this trip had me seeing a different side of the sunshine state and the flavorful city down South. It’s funny since I’m actually from Florida, but the weekend exposed me to a new view of my home state.
First of all, Miami has grown so much in recent years. Jason and I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton in Coconut Grove, where we enjoyed relaxing afternoons by the pool. But in the evenings, we were close enough to hit South Beach, The Design District, and enjoy the city’s new architecture, restaurants, and shopping. We ate at our favorite modern Italian restaurant, Cecconi’s, at Soho Beach House and enjoyed a “Letters to Andy Warhol” exhibit during our last night in Florida. It was the perfect evening and perfect trip!
We also welcomed the escape from New York, because I was able to break out some summer-wear and put my over-the-knee boots away in favor of sexy sandals. During the day, I basically LIVED in this new black off-the-shoulder dress with a smocked top. The a-line cut made it super comfortable, while bare shoulders and bell sleeves kept it undeniably on-trend. I wore the dress with strappy nude sandals, and 70’s inspired details including my “Faye” bag and favorite hoop necklace. The fabric is so easy and breezy, I also threw it on over my swimsuit when heading to the pool the next day! The best part? The dress is only $59!! Can you believe it? I love that I can dress this up for a summertime evening event with some tall strappy sandals – or down with oversized sunnies and gladiators. This one is bound to be a staple in my closet once the weather gets warm again in NYC. Until then….we’ll always have Miami.
Black Frill A-line Ruffled Mini Dress: StyleWe. Nudist Goosebump Sandals: Stuart Weitzman. Faye Bag: Chloé. Harper Rope Chain Necklace: Jennifer Zener. Name Necklace: Etsy. Dusty Pink Sunglasses: NYC Street Fair.
Thank you to StyleWe for partnering on this post.
Sharon WuFebruary 25, 2017 11:16 pm
omg i wanna be in miami right now! lol it’s been so cold in la these day.s love your look babe xo, sharon
brownpaperdollFebruary 26, 2017 12:59 am
I heard the weather has been cold in LA! I had the most amazing time in Miami and wishing I was back there! Thanks for the love Sharon! Xo
Kelly & AlexFebruary 27, 2017 2:52 pm
Its been way to cold in NY so jealous that you got to take a break from the cold and this dress looks amazing on you!
brownpaperdollFebruary 27, 2017 5:25 pm
Aw thanks babes! Yes I was so grateful for a much needed escape. But now back to the grind! Thanks for reading! Xo
SarahFebruary 27, 2017 7:06 pm
Ok , seriously, that dress is to die for!! I absolutely love the navy and ruffles!! And that Chloe purse? Definitely one of my dream bags!! I love how Miami, such a great hotspot getaway!
brownpaperdollFebruary 28, 2017 2:43 pm
Aw thanks Sarah! And it’s such a good price…definitely my new staple for Spring/Summer! Thanks for the love!
ChelseaFebruary 28, 2017 12:27 am
What a fun OTS dress for Miami, and obviously so obsessed with your Chloe bag! Such a chic combo and glad you’re having fun!
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brownpaperdollFebruary 28, 2017 2:44 pm
Thanks Chelsea! I had such a blast, and now I’m bummed to be back in the cold. Haha. Thanks for stopping by and reading! Xo
Nina NguyenMarch 1, 2017 1:47 am
Lucky girl, I would love to be in Miami right now, you look so beautiful in that dress!!
brownpaperdollMarch 4, 2017 9:52 pm
Aw thanks Nina! The weather was so much better than New York is now. Thanks for reading!
JotiMarch 1, 2017 2:30 am
It’s never sunny in Vancouver LOL I need to go away and get some sun! I’ve never been to Miami!
brownpaperdollMarch 4, 2017 9:52 pm
You should go if you get the chance. It’s absolutely beautiful! Thanks for following Joti! xo, LA
Kandja SyllaMarch 2, 2017 1:03 am
You look so lovely in your black frill ruffled dress babe! It sure is perfect for Miami. Love your sunnies too. Great post. xx
brownpaperdollMarch 4, 2017 9:53 pm
Thank you Kandja!! Glad you like it. xo, LA
ellieMarch 2, 2017 2:44 pm
I LOVE that dress! The bell sleeves, off-the shoulder style and the flared skirt are gorgeous! I could definitely do with some of that Miami heat right now!
brownpaperdollMarch 4, 2017 9:55 pm
Thank you Ellie for the kind words. I appreciate you reading babe!
KusumMarch 6, 2017 4:34 pm
I am so jealous of all your warm vacations, haha. I need to be someplace warm and sunny right about now. You look so darling in that outfit.
xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com
brownpaperdollMarch 7, 2017 5:16 pm
I’m like take me back!! I had such a good time, but now back to the grind! Thanks for reading and thanks for the love Kusum! Xo
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