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It’s no secret that Sam and I have caught the travel bug. As we travel to new places we’ve made a point of taking time out of our trips to explore destinations that are completely off the beaten path. On our current trip through Mexico we found ourselves leaving Tulum in search of something untouched by other travelers. We found just what we were looking for in the tiny village of El Cuyo in the Yucatán. The village consists of kind people, brightly colored houses, and crystal clear water that stretches as far as the eye can see. It is places like this that make me feel the most inspired. This inspiration inevitably leads to a renewed desire to shop for something special that fits my new found inspiration.

A great new shopping destination that you must check out is the Trove appI love shopping online as much as the next person, but what I love most about the Trove app is that it gives you the ability to shop looks from real people vs. online models. Trove allows you to follow your favorite style influencers and shop their outfit posts directly from the app. In addition, Trove gives users the ability to see all the new posts quickly and shop their favorite looks instantly. It’s easy, incredibly efficient, and you can even save your favorite looks and products to a personalized closet.  What’s also really cool about the Trove app is that even while I’m sitting on a remote beach in Mexico I can use the trends tab to see what my influencer friends are wearing for New York Fashion Week. Download the app today and start shopping all of your favorite looks.

*This post was created in collaboration with Trove.

Wearing : Top – House of Harlow 1960, overalls – Karen Zambos, bag – Salar, shoes – Soludos, sunglasses – Dior, bracelet – Miasai

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It’s been a hectic week but Sam and I are on the road to Sundance. Since my mom refuses to watch all 3 of my dogs, she drew the line at 2, we decided to bring Fiona along. I don’t want to play favorites but Fifi is turning out to be the perfect travel dog. The only downside being that we can’t walk more than a few feet without someone stopping to pet her.

On a side note, I want to encourage all of you to go and give a big hug, send a text, make a phone call to the ones you love. One of our family members was in a terrible car accident this week. It was a jolting reminder of how fleeting our time is and how important it is to make time for the ones we love.

Wearing : Jeans – BDG, sweater – Urban Outfitters, boots – c/o WhoWhatWear, scarf – don’t remember the brand, sunnies – Quay, hat – Kemo Sabe,

Last month Jared The Galleria of Jewelry invited me to one of their stores to experience first hand what the jeweler is all about. It was incredible how knowledgeable and friendly the entire staff was. After learning about the extensive range of brands, like Vera Wang LOVE and the beautiful Chosen collection of customizable engagement rings, carried at Jared locations, we were given free reign to play with all the beautiful pieces. I tried on everything from gold bangles to brilliant engagement rings. I ended up falling in love with a couple sets of sparkly studded earrings. I knew I wanted to layer them for a glam holiday look. I paired them with silver bracelets, slipped on a full skirt and danced the night away at a holiday soiree.

Check out Jared online or in stores and find yourself something beautiful.

*This post was created in collaboration with Jared the Galleria of Jewelry.

PINK BATHING SUIT MIAMI-1PINK BATHING SUIT MIAMI-2PINK BATHING SUIT MIAMI-3PINK BATHING SUIT MIAMI-6PINK BATHING SUIT MIAMI-4PINK BATHING SUIT MIAMI-5Hamming it up on the white sandy beaches of Miami with my two favorite people, the hubby and Gregory. Gregory and I met in Miami during Swim Week 3 years ago, and ever since than it’s been our spot. Add in the fact that Sam and I eloped right after Art Basel last year in Key West and Gregory officiated it. The end result is a yearly pilgrimage the three of us take together. Miami is a special place in itself but when you’re here with friends it makes it even harder to leave.

MAGAZINE STAND-6MAGAZINE STAND-1MAGAZINE STAND-2MAGAZINE STAND-5MAGAZINE STAND-4MAGAZINE STAND-3MAGAZINE STAND-8MAGAZINE STAND-7There is one mildly curious thing that I love above all else – books. Ever since I  was very young my one dream in life has been to have my own library. One of those libraries that is 2 to 3 stories high, has a sliding stair so you can pick up whatever book you need with ease, and books so old and dusty you have to use extreme caution just to touch them.

In an age of Kindles and the death of the printing press, I refuse to stop buying printed books. I love the smell of books. I love the feel of the pages as my fingers flip through them. I love the grimy ink residue leftover on my fingertips after finishing a book. Most of all I love the way my mind spins with new worlds, universes, and possibilities whenever I finish a book. Over the years I’ve collected so many books I hardly have any room for them. They have completely overtaken my bookshelves, garage storage, and are currently spilling over every available surface of my home office. My current literary fascination is centered around Joan Didion and Norman Mailer. I’ve collected almost all of Joan’s works, but Mailer is a tough read with subject matters that don’t always interest me so I’m far more selective of his works. If anyone is interested in a list of my favorite reads, let me know in the comments. I’ll be happy to share.

Wearing : Sweater dress – Zara, tulle slip – Anthom, boots – Stuart Weitzman, necklace -c/o Jenny Bird , bag – c/o Henri Bendel, sunnies – Céline

*FYI ~ There’s a 3 day blowout sale over at Shopbop.com.

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