Monthly Archives: April 2012

Beachwear Bash at Bliss Spa

Just in time for summer, Shortcuts to Fabulous presents the Beachwear Bash at Bliss Spa at the W Hotel Miami Beach on Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. to get you ready for bikini season.

Hosted by Electric Blogarella Ginger Harris, you’re invited to shop swimwear by Kariza and beachwear by Aquarius while receiving complimentary mini-spa treatments courtesy of Bliss Spa. Indulge in free hand massages, rapid rub massages and energizing vitamized oxygen spray facial treatments while imbibing on cocktails provided by Grey Goose.

Details below. RSVP to RSVP@shortcutstofabulous.com.

Caribbean Happy Hour

The end of a long week feels so incredibly sweet. My husband and I are getting away for a few days to the Caribbean, so I have already happily checked out of work mode, even though we both still have a ton of stuff to do before we can officially set our brains to vacation status. Regardless, I’ve already packed (mentally, anyway) and can’t wait to trade my heels for some (really shiny Tory Burch) flip flops.

Here’s what I’m taking with me:

 

 

 In this post:

1) Monaco Straw Banded Fedora

2) ASOS Beach Cover Up

3) Red Polka Dot One Piece Swimsuit

4) Tory Burch Flip Flops

Miami Fashion Bloggers Night Out

After having attended the IFB Con in New York City back in February, I came home feeling the need to find out where all the other Miami bloggers were hanging out. Well, after attending Wednesday’s Fashion Bloggers Night Out event at Neiman Marcus in the Village of Merrick Park, it’s clear that this community may be fledgling but it certainly doesn’t lack for enthusiasm.

With a panel consisting of The Fashion Poet‘s Annie Vazquez, Refinery 29‘s Karla Garcia, Miami.com‘s Maria Tettamanti, Daily Candy‘s Ginger Harris, and Next Model‘s Jenny Lopez, established and amateur bloggers alike got some insight into the efforts behind making it in this city in this covet-able light. And, of course, there was a fashion show.

I, for one, am thrilled at the possibility of a developing blogger community in Miami and am curious to see what kind of impact these established ladies, and those of us trying to figure it out, will make on this curiously transient city. For now, there are pics below and many more on the Facebook. Happy blogging. xo

 

 

 

P.S. A BIG THANK YOU to my BFF, Ms. YHA, for taking time to snap tons of great pics while I snagged some on my phone for my Instagram obsession. 

Miami Fashion Week 2012: By Misha

By Misha took the runway at Miami Fashion Week with nothing less than the richest fabrics and the matching tiaras to go with them. Unveiling the Crown Jewels collection, Miami International University graduate Misha Vaidya displayed the influences of her British upbringing in a collection studded with luxuriously flowing fabrics, deep jewel tones, and exquisitely tailored jackets, with each piece representing a queen, princess, or some aspect of royalty. The collection managed to remain youthful and wearable despite its regal them.

See more pictures from this show and others on our Facebook page.

 

 

 

Note: All original images taken by Tony Espinoza for Bubbles & Ink.

A Nuptial Happy Hour

Today’s Happy Hour post was inspired by the wedding I’ve been hired to work on today. As you’re reading this, it’s likely that I’m cursing the shoes I’m currently running in, never being one for convention over pretty stuff. But who can resist when there are shoes like the satin-y dreams the guys at Badgley Mischka think up? I wore them on my own wedding day (in fact, I wore two different pairs), and still regularly swoon over them.

Here are some gorgeous things you don’t have to be a bride to wear. In fact, I could seriously justify wearing these around the house while doing laundry (Never met a purchase I couldn’t justify – I’m that good). So, enjoy – and don’t curse me when you’re breaking these puppies in. Beauty, pain. All that jazz. Cheers!

 

 

 

In this post:

1) Badgley Mischka Fleur de Nuit Eau de Parfum

2) Badgley Mischka Gold Lace Dangle Earrings

3) Badgley Mischka Randee

4) Badgley Mischka Isadora

5) Badgley Mischka Lissa

6) Badgley Mischka Humbie