Sears Style put together an event exclusively for local bloggers during Art Basel called the Art of Fashion. I got to spend some quality time with local bloggers, including long-time friend, Jen Quillen a.k.a. The Rebel Chick.
All the blogger signed this large canvas. There were tons of markers to choose from, but I decided to go with my signature colors. After all, it took my hubby and I hour to find shades that we could both agree on.
There were several stations including a DIY table with famous do it yourself blogger Jen of I Spy DIY. Jen is so sweet and down to earth. She helped me embellish jeans given to us from Sears. Stay tuned to see how I style the new jeans.
I got to meet other bloggers that were super nice, including Janet of Outer Sparkle, Leanette Fernandez from Teach Me 2 Save, and Melissa Garcia of Consumer Queen.
The Raleigh Hotel roof top on South Beach was the perfect location with the most amazing view of Miami Beach, including the famous Raleigh pool that inspired an unforgettable season of Chanel bags for their cruise line in 2008. I intend to own one of these Raleigh inspired bags once I find one at a consignment shop for less than half the price. I can still remember the Chanel runway walking the black pool edge. It was unforgettable moment for me getting to see high fashion in Miami.
I chose the completely wrong outfit for the event. It had been cold for the last few days in Miami and I did not check the weather beforehand. I was dressed for fall when I should have been in shorts or a summer dress. It was far too hot for my liking! Regardless, my outfit and shoes were a big hit so it was worth a little glistening.
:: Outfit ::
Dress :: Charlotte Russe Sweater Baby Doll Dress; Modified by yours truly by cutting out the white button down that was sewn in since the black bled onto the white (similar)
Shirt :: Brooks Brothers White Button Down Non-Iron Shirt
Shoes :: J.Crew Glitter Flats (similar)
Accessories :: Emerald Necklace, Swarovski Elements from Bealls (worn by my bridesmaids at my wedding) (similar); Lilly Pulitzer White Sunglasses
Check out the goodies that I got from the event. I will probably giving some of it away so stay tuned.