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Classic Leather Jackets

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Every girl needs this staple in their wardrobe, the classic leather jacket! I’m looking for one for next winter since I like to take my time and buy wardrobe staples when I don’t need them immediately. Here are some of my current favorites. I personally don’t like leather jackets that are not fitted properly, look funny open, and have bits that touch my neck. I spent all last weekend trying on jacket after jacket only to always find something wrong with them. Usually the zippers didn’t work properly or if it had buttons, they were a pain. Even $1000+ jackets with bad zippers. So sad. Attention fashion designers!!! Use quality zippers!!! I saw the most perfect nude/light pink leather fitted and fabulous jacket, but the zipper would constantly get stuck. It was horrible. No one wants to spend that kind of money on something that doesn’t work correctly.
How to choose a classic leather jacket for women
Now when I look for a leather jacket I try to stay away from trends as much as possible. I am willing to spend a lot of money and even ignore designer labels just to get exactly what I want. I love putting my hands in my jacket pockets, so I’ll always prefer good pockets on a jacket. Oh those that are zippered pockets really anger me! Or those pockets that are not really meant for hands…why so mean jacket?

I had a bunch in faux leather, and while I’m all for saving the animals, some things just need to be real leather. Your couch and your jacket. But there are many great faux leather option nowadays too. They are just not for me since I don’t want to constantly replace my jacket each year. If you are totally against leather, I would prefer going with a jean jacket. A nice one will stand up to good use and still be causal chic for years to come. If you do have the money to buy a faux jacket each year and don’t mind that, it’s a great way to get to try out lots of different styles and fads for less.

Here are some of my current favorites:

OK this one is AMAZING!!! Am I right? Love the color. ::dies::

I’m not currently feeling the double breasted jacket look (or asymmetrical). I say this only because I feel it may be a fad and be over with eventually. I prefer to purchase something expensive, but that will stand the test of time. That means looks great open too! It just isn’t cold enough in FL to need to keep your jacket constantly closed. This look only works well when the jacket is closed and while that is needed and great for a long winter coat, it’s a bit much for a jacket. To me, it looks messy open and bulky in most styles closed. Of course if you still love the look, here’s one that I think is super cute.

Here’s another that’s Faux Leather

Get to the comments and let me know which one I should get, or which one you want! Ahh!!! I can’t decide!

Nars Cosmetics Promo and Favorites

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Nars Cosmetics Promo and Favorites

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My fave finds from Nars Cosmetics

Orgasm Blush Nars Cosmetics

Orgasm Blush

A cult classic! Beauty bloggers everywhere agree this blush is flattering on all skin tones and a staple for makeup artists.

Turkish Delight Nars Lipgloss

Turkish Delight Lipgloss

This lipgloss was made famous for the classic nude lip on Kim Kardashian. This shade is a light nude without simmer and I love it over liner and lipstick. It gives you that fuller glossy look.

Kim Kardashian in Turkish Delight Nars LipglossKim Kardashian in Turkish Delight Nars Lipgloss

Zen Blush Nars Cosmetics

Zen Blush

This is my fave contour blush! I use it along with Orgasm to enhance my near non-exsistant cheekbones.

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Diptyque Skincare Review After 3 Months

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Diptyque Skincare Review After 3 Months continued use. Before I made this big purchase, I research online. While I did find reviews, many were sponsored and I could tell there was no way they could review this line this week and another skin care line the next. While those reviews were helpful enough to get me to purchase, I wanted to give you my honest, non-sponsored review.
Diptyque Skin Care Review after 3 months
Now I’ll start off by saying what sold me was how these amazing products SMELL! No parabans + heavenly scents = yes please!!!

I’m a big fan of the Diptyque brand and always have a steady supply of their candles and perfumes (that’s another review to come!). Naturally when I heard they were releasing a skincare line I got excited. I found tons of reviews, then they offered some samples sizes with a candle order and I got to try them out! The samples were tiny, but I already knew I had to have the entire line. I ordered every single product and happily waited for them to arrive.

Infused Facial Water for the Face REVIEW

Diptyque Infused Facial Water for the Face Review

nfused Facial water by diptyque soothes, moisturizes and prepares your skin to withstand the day thanks to its natural formula. Damask rose hydrosol infused with nasturtium brings out your complexion’s natural radiance while a blend of nine traditional plants and flowers combine with vitamins and minerals to moisturize your face while giving it the nourishment it needs.
$55
5 oz.
Paraben-free.
By diptyque; made in France.

My Thoughts

I LOVE IT!!!! The smell is amazing! I have highly sensitive dry and acne prone skin. My skin loves this. The scent, the results, the lack of chemicals and parabens. What’s not to love? I mix a little with the balm, use it at a toner, and use it as a toner. I really love it as a floral mist after peels, microdermabrasion, and serious scrubs. I think I’ll be using this as long as they make it. I really loved to purchase products that are all natural with very little toxic chemical ingredients. This is a high end option that somehow seems to do more for me than other floral toners and mists.

Diptyque Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay for the Face Review

Diptyque Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay for the Face Review

Purify and detox your skin with an exfoliating clay mask by diptyque that’s formulated to leave your skin glowing and beautiful. Its blend of white clay and marble, rice and oat powders are designed to activate when mixed with water to remineralize your skin while flushing away toxins. Additional touches of apricot kernel oil, vitamins and trace minerals provide moisturizing and energizing benefits.
$65
3.4 oz.
Paraben-free.
By diptyque; made in France.

My Thoughts

The smell again, another win! These products are aromatherapy if nothing else. Oh so lovely! It’s not a rough scrub. You can easily use this scrub daily and let on as a mask treatment now and then. No irritation, no problem! Great daily scrub and perfect when I’m a little flaky. When I break out I leave it on longer as a mask. It’s fun to use and something you start to look forward too just like the facial water. When I need extra scrubbing, however, I use my One Love Organics One Love Organics Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and Masque and mix it with it. If you want something even MORE scrubbing, get yourself a microdermabrasion treatment. TRUST ME! Does the job quick, but doesn’t cause damage like a lot of super harsh scrubs out there do.

Nourishing Cleansing Balm for the Face Review

Nourishing Cleansing Balm for the Face Review

Remove all traces of makeup while cleansing and nourishing your skin with diptyque Nourishing Cleansing balm. Its natural formula is enriched with oils and waxes to soften and cleanse your skin, while vitamins A, C and E give you an extra healthy boost.
$65
3.5 oz.
Paraben-free.
By diptyque; made in France.

My Thoughts

You may be shocked, but again THE SMELL!!! WOW!!! Haha, anyhow, it really gets off my war-paint on heavy eye makeup days. Waterproof mascara is no match for this. I mix it with the Infused Facial Water and warm it up in my hands and then work it into my face gently. Takes a bit time to wash off, but my day’s makeup is gone and my skin feels nice and moisturized. This is a must-have for me since I use a lot of eye makeup. If you’re in really harsh winters you should try this even if you don’t use makeup. It’s gentle and great for dehydrated winter skin.

Diptyque Radiance Boosting Powder Review

Diptyque Radiance Boosting Powder Review

Cleanses and clarifies skin for greater radiance.
Directions:
Moisten hands and face with warm water. Place one dose (approximately a half-teaspoon) in cupped palm and work the powder into a creamy lather with the ball. Gently massage face with small, circular movements, avoiding the eye area. Rinse with warm water or soak a washcloth in warm water and gently wipe.
$58
1.4 OZ.
Paraben-free.
By diptyque; made in France.

My Thoughts

The little circle black sponge thing is rough. I’m OK with scrubbing and such, but I’m just letting you know upfront. This would be best for oily skin. Mine is on the dry side so this really does nothing for me. I do use it sometimes after the balm when I want to get off the moisturizing feeling to use a treatment or whatever after. The smell again is nice, but I would say this is better suited for young and oily skin types.

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Diptyque Protective Moisturizing Lotion for the Face with added SPF 15 Review

Moisturize and protect your skin while giving it that healthy glow you love with benefits to block the sun’s harsh rays. It’s formulated with damask rose floral hydrosol to refresh skin, orange blossom to stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid and five floral, leaf and root extracts; calendula; and omegas 3, 6 and 9 to give your skin the comfort, strength and vitamins it deserves.
$72
1.7 oz.
Paraben-free.
By diptyque; made in France.

My Thoughts

I used this for a while, but then I switch back to my normal moisturizer, Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream. I use a separate SPF that is tinted and stronger. While I did enjoy the scent, I still preferred the Rose Day Cream. When I ran out of it, I just never repurchased. It’s still a great option and I love the scent and ingredients.
DIPTYQUE SKIN CARE REVIEW
Hope you found my Diptyque skin care review helpful in making your decision. Some really great ones here! If nothing else at least get yourself the Diptyque Infused Facial Water for the Face! But I really love the Balm and the Clay too! It’s hard, I know.

All Diptyque Skin Care Products are Available at NORDSTROM!
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Get to the comments and let me know what you think about Diptyque’s skin care line. Any of these products caught your eyes? Err, your nose?

What to Know Before You Get a Lovebird

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Lovebirds are adorable, come in many colors and varieties and are the subject of poetry and songs. They are the sweetest little feathered friends you could ask for, but before you run off and buy one you have to know the following and get some gear ready to go.
what to know before you get a lovebird

What to know before you get a Lovebird

Before you purchase your Lovebird here are some things you should know about your feathered pal. Not all type of Lovebirds is it possible to distinguish sex based on appearance. This means if you want to know the sex of your bird you may have to pay for a DNA test. Around here it will set you back $40. Sizes range from 4″, as in the Fischer’s, to 7″, as in the Peachfaced. Weights generally range from 50-60 grams and females tend to be larger than the males, and for the most part, more aggressive as well. Do not worry about biting in the beginning as this is a sign of fear and there are easy ways to train your new Lovebird not to bite and to trust you. However, if you want to make the process easier I suggest going to multiple places and holding Lovebirds until you find one that doesn’t shake much or at all and doesn’t bite you. Usually younger birds will be your best bet. Personally, I went to several places and handled over 10 birds until I found one that was very calm with me and did not bite. I purchased mine at the Aviary Nursery in Cauley Square. Again, if you’re set on a specific color patter, etc. but the bird you find bites and is scared, it just takes some patience and proper training to fix that.

Lovebirds usually live from 10-15 years. Lovebirds can live to be anywhere from 15 to 20 years allthough some may live to be 30 years old. Please make sure you can invest the time, money, and patience it requires to care for a Lovebird before you purchase. You will also need to do frequent wing and nail clippings. For a Lovebird that is around $5.

Contrary to popular belief it is a myth that Lovebirds need to be kept in pairs! However, they do need to have a strong bond with someone, so if you only purchase one bird make sure that strong bond is formed with you. That’s the nice part of buying only one bird, it will be more likely to bond strongly with you and more inclined to learn to speak a few words and do tricks. This does mean daily handling of your bird and spending time with them.

If you work all day, I would advise against a Lovebird as they need daily contact and sleep from sunset to sunrise. If you get home after dark it will be hard to spend enough time with your bird. Please consider this and make sure you have plenty of daytime time to spend with your Lovebird. When not home try leaving a radio on for your Lovebird to feel less longly and perhaps learn a few new sounds and words.

Cages for your Lovebird

Sleep is very important and as a basic rule cover their cage and let them sleep from sunset to sunrise in a quiet place. I have a cage on wheels so I may easily move the cage from the living room to a quiet dark bedroom to not disturb the bird while trying to sleep. A good size cage for a single lovebird is 18X18 and at least 24X24 or more for a pair. The bigger, the better! Here are some of my favorite cages:

Park Plaza Bird Cage Color: Pewter
Signature Series Royalty Small Bird Cage Color: White
Signature Series Large Bird Cage Color: Chalk White
Signature Series Select Small Bird Cage Color: Sage Green

My FAVORITE Cage for single lovebird is this one (in Sage Green)! It comes in so many fun colors too! I have it in white. My lovebird is crazy happy about it and loves having the perch above the cage to get a view from up high of her surroundings.

Another option is a portable perch, so your bird can hangout with you at your desk or on your coffee table as you watch tv. Here is a nice one or:

Deluxe Bird Play Stand with Wood Perch Color: Platinum

Remember that before you put your lovebird into a cage to remove the wood perches that come with the cage. They are very bad for lovebirds!!! Replace them with a few natural perches. Be prepared to replaces these natural perches often as the bird will ware them out over time.
Some branch perches:
Here, Here, and Here. Be sure they also have at least one pumice perch to file down their claws and beak like this one.

Be sure to always have at least 4 toys for your bird in their cage. You’ll need to rotate these toys weekly or at least monthly to keep them from getting bored. They will need a shredding toy, rope toys, swing, shinny or mirror toy, etc. Only give toys specific to birds as many materials contain toxins such as toilet paper rolls, newspapers, etc. Be safe and only use toys specific to birds. The adhesives used in many materials are toxic.

Here are some good toys for your Lovebird:
Shredding Toys: 1 | 2 | 3
Hanging, Swinging and Activity Toys: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Crinkle Toys: 1 | 2 | 3
Mirror Toys: 1 | 2 | 3
Hide Out Toys: 1 | 2 | 3

Warnings for Lovebirds

Keep their cage away from air vents and heaters! Be sure to keep them away from the kitchen as cooking fumes, smoke, and especially using Teflon pans may injure or kill them. If you must cook with Teflon pan, first note there are other safer options like this, this, or this. But if you still use it do so with the windows open and move your bird to another room for a few hours after you are done cooking. Be sure to not leave the pan for a second as to never let whatever you are cooking over heat or burn. An over heated pan (or burning of anything) is the most dangerous for your bird.
Avocado is reported to be potentially toxic.

Foods to feed your Lovebird

ZuPeem FruitBlend Premium Daily Bird Food – daily except Tuesdays/Thursdays

Seed mix for Lovebirds – Tuesdays/Thursdays

Daily you’ll also want to add some of the following healthy foods (without seasonings or oils, etc.), organic is recommend due to toxins used in non organic food pesticides. Be sure not to use the same foods too often and vary their diet daily for optimum health. Keep trying foods they won’t eat, give them a chance to get a taste for them. Go with veggies daily, and add some fruits every now and then.

– scrambled Eggs
– silver beets
– red and green bell peppers
– broccoli
– dandelion flowers
– corn on the cob or corn kernels (non GMO)
– chick weed
– banana
– apple
– celery
– mung beans
– snow peas
– cherries (not the pit)
– pear
– apricots
– bok choy
– peas
– pineapple
– beans (cooked)
– lima
– lentils
– cucumber
– plum
– pomegranate
– potato
– endive
– pumpkin
– fig
– grapes
– raspberries
– grapefruit
– cooked brown rice
– soy
– kale
– romaine lettuce
– beet
– kiwi
– spinach
– blueberry
– melons
– sprouted seeds
– mango
– squash
– brussel sprouts
– nectarines
– strawberry
– cantaloupe
– papaya
– tomato
– carrot
– parsnip
– zucchini
– carrot tops
– peaches
 

Additional proteins can be offered such as nuts. Try some unshelled peanuts as well as hazelnuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts, and chestnuts. Lovebirds drink a lot of water, so will need fresh drinking water every day.

Getting your lovebird used to you after bringing it home

The following tips from from The Parrot Whisperer.
Taming your lovebird may not be difficult, but expect it to take a lot of time. Taming your lovebird is a huge commitment both during and after the taming process. Once tame, your lovebird will require your attention daily. These are very demanding birds. So again if you do not have the time to devote to your bird I suggest getting a pair and just having them for viewing enjoyment. A tamed lovebird will develop psychological problems if you fail to meet its emotional demands. They are monogamous, which means they mate for life. They will need to interact with you as must as possible.

To begin taming, let your lovebird get used to it’s new home. A nervous bird needs time to adjust and understand its surroundings. Let the bird locate its food and water dishes, reduce anxiety, and feel secure and confident about this new environment. This usually takes around two weeks. A good sign the lovebird is feeling comfortable is how it acts. A nervous and unsure bird will sit still on its perch. Before the taming process can begin it is important your bird feels secure about its environment. This means the bird will not flutter or show signs of intimidation while you are in its room (It will go about its business while you are present).

Placing the budgie in a busy room is ideal to start the taming process. Many times they are placed in quiet rooms upon their arrival, but if you look at the bigger picture this technique is counterproductive. A bird that has been separated will have to readjust to humans and this causes excessive stress. A busy room will help speed the taming process and will help the bird understand that humans are not predators. In a sense, you are conditioning your new bird for human interaction.

Once the bird has learned to accept your presence and it is active around you, you may start to gently open the cage door and place your hand inside the cage. This needs to be done consistently and regularly throughout the day until the bird can handle your hand inside the cage. During this processes of taming, avoid eye contact and sudden movements. They may flutter around the cage but do not react! This exercise needs to be done until the bird shows no fear of your hand. It can take weeks or days. Just be consistent and practice doing this often throughout the day.

Once the parakeet can confidently deal with the presence of your hand inside its cage, gently take your finger and try to make the bird step up on your finger. Most lovebird will jump and cling to the cage bars. Try to position your finger below the breast line and gently push up. It is important you not jerk your hand back during this stage. If you have a fear of getting bitten, then use a dowel. The bird needs to step up on your finger and needs to remain there for a while. Do not try to get remove the bird once this is finally achieved. Just let it remain on your finger or dowel as long as possible before it returns to another perch. Again, this needs to be practiced until the bird can do this without hesitation.

Once it it used to stepping up on a dowel, using the dowel more your finger to nearly the end of the dowel. Leave only an inch or two for the bird to step on to. Once the bird achieves this, remove the dowel and use your finger alone. This takes a lot of time and patience.

If your bird is stepping up on your finger inside its cage, then slowly try to coax him outside the cage while he is on your finger. Do not be surprised if the bird decides to quickly head for a perch or the cage bars. Just continue trying to coax him outside the cage. Once out, you can take the bird into a room that is not familiar, such as a small bathroom, While in this unfamiliar room, try giving your bird a treat. You might try step ups or just gently holding him on your finger while you recite nursery rhymes. During this process keep your voice soothing and mellow.

For more great video with tips on taming, training and all things birds…check out this YouTube page for the Parrot Whisperer.

Good luck with your new lovebird buddy! Get to the comments and let me know if you found these tips helpful. Here’s some pix of my new lovebird, Fifi!
what to know before you get a lovebird
what to know before you get a lovebird

Friday Free People Picks

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Free People Womens Festival Bodice Mini
Some of my Friday Free People picks that I’ve been eyeing lately. How cute are these flowy fun finds?! The black dress I literally just bought and cannot wait to blog it sometime soon. I absolutely love the look!
Free People Womens Russian Circles Dress
Free People Womens Black Dove Dress
Free People Womens Bellflower Tall Sandal
For Love & Lemons Womens Lolo Lace Fit and Flare Dress
Free People Womens Commemorative Bell Sleeve Dress
Intimately Womens Outlined High Low Cami
Intimately Womens Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip
Intimately Womens French Courtship Slip
Free People Womens Floral Foil Print Swing Tunic
Get to the comments and let me know your favorite Friday Free People pick!
Sky Bell

Paula Dorf’s Perfect Color

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Paula Dorf’s Perfect Color in Ecstasy

I recently received Paula Dorf’s Perfect Color in Ecstasy to try. Check it out!
Paula Dorf's Perfect Color in Ecstasy
This multi-tasker may be used for eyes, lips and cheeks. Light and creamy in flattering shades, it’s convenient for on the go application.

Paula Dorf is famous for unique “trick” products that offer solutions to every woman’s makeup concerns, such as Transformer® (from eye shadow to liquid liner), Perfect Illusion® for lips (ends feathering lips), Perfect Illusion® for eyes (smoothes skin), Perfect Primer® (keeps foundation fresh), Enhancer® baby eyes (brightens eyes) and Clean-Up Stick® (erases makeup mistakes).
Paula Dorfs Perfect Color in Ecstasy Paula Dorfs Perfect Color in EcstasySeen in the latest issues of In Style, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle and on celebrities including Jessica Simpson, Sandra Bullock, Debra Messing and Reneé Zellweger, Paula’s products are constantly embraced as industry favorites.
Paula Dorfs Perfect Color in Ecstasy

I used Ecstasy on my cheeks and lips.  It was a very powdery finish. Great for adding color on the go!

With each readers purchase, receive the gift of mini No Color Glimmer, a gorgeously soft, lightweight powder to complete your look! The perfect accent to Ecstasy.
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Paula Dorf is giving away a makeup kit full of some of our favorite products! Have your readers can enter for a chance to win this Paula Dorf makeup kit ($125 value) here!

Let me know what you think of Paula Dorf’s Perfect Color in Ecstasy in the comments!

Ladurée Miami Beach Review

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Ladurée Miami Beach Review

OK I’m PISSED!
This is the most awesome thing to happen to Miami in a while and yet the locals are not waiting in line to get some of these amazing dainty bites of heaven? Here’s my long awaited Ladurée Miami Beach review, so you know exactly what to expect.
Ladurée Miami Beach Review
The bad, this is ONLY Macarons. They offer so many wonderful treats in their other locations we really did get the short end of the stick. That being said, not many places in the USA have access to any Laduree, so we should be excited.

I feel if they found a bigger location and offered all their treats this would be a BIG DEAL in Miami. You can’t go in and sit anywhere. It’s just pick up and go. No room to walk around and see anything else. No chairs to relax. Nothing. Get your macarons and get out. If it were a more trafficked area perhaps that wouldn’t be an issue. It’s just right at the beginning of Lincoln road by the movie theater. Jam it in between some restaurants and I could see a lot more people noticing it and lining up.
Ladurée Miami Beach Review
OK AS FOR THE MACARONS:
AMAZING! The Strawberry ones ( I had two different varieties)…they were both fabulous), the Marie Antoinette (good, like tea and jam), the Rose (yummy!), the Orange Blossom (WHAT?! It tastes like perfume only in in an awesome way…like in a you better try this now way), the Pistachio (mmm nutty and wonderful)…

I hope to go back and try more. My favorites where the two kinds of strawberries, orange blossom, and pistachio.

Rose is my favorite flavor ever, but it tasted exactly like my rose macarons. Which are not as pretty, but still it’s something I can make regularly.
Ladurée Miami Beach Review
In conclusion….
Go there! Tell your friends. Bitch at them to get a BIGGER location. It’s like being married to the hottest guy on Earth, but you’re not allowed to touch him. That’s how I feel about having a Ladurée with only some of their famous treats.

They are $2.80 each. It is worth it? Well it’s worth it for the experience. You’ll want to eat them slowly. I absolutely love the packaging! The last time I went back it was packaged in a cute gold pineapple box. How fancy?!

LOCATION:

LADURÉE MIAMI
1118 Lincoln Road
33139 Miami

CONTACT:


Tél. : +1 786 275 6621
Email : ladureemiami@laduree.com

Have your gone to the Ladurée Miami Beach location or another? What did you think? Which was your favorite macaron flavor? Get to the comments and let me know!

Sky Bell

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Miami with Alis Sweet Treats

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Valentine’s Day to me is all about cute sweets, gorgeous flowers, and torturing your sweetheart. It’s every girlie girl’s favorite day (when she’s not a single lady).

Alis Sweet Treats – Miami Cake Bakery

I made my favorite Miami cake designer make this cute heart cake. Ali’s Sweet Treats in Miami is freaking awesome. If you ever come to Miami, take a trip to this cute cake shop and get yourself some guava and cream cheese cupcakes. Just TRUST me on this one, head straight to Alis Sweet Treats. I never liked guava and cream cheese, my Cuban side isn’t strong enough to make me lol. However, put it in a cupcake and I’m melting. I don’t want my cake any other way now.
Ali's Sweet Treats Miami Cake BakerAli's Sweet Treats Miami Cake BakerPersian Kat Above Gold Heart Cake 2sm Persian Kat Gold Cupcakes above 1smYou see that?  That’s real guava swirled into cream cheese buttercream frosting.  Oh yeah!Persian Kat Gold Heart Cake 1smWhat will you be doing for Valentine’s Day?  Remember even if you’re a single lady to get yourself something sweet. If you’re a Miami local and you’ve tried guava and cream cheese cupcakes from Ali’s Sweet Treats or anywhere else, what did you think? Get to the comments and let me know! They are my all time favorite flavor.

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Miami Weekend Fashion

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This weekends looks were the prefect fashion choices for a lazy day home and an afternoon out.  Saturday we went as a family down to midtown.

Panther Coffee

I FINALLY tried Panther Coffee!  It was just as expected.  Thick foamy deliciousness in a cup complete with latte art.  My husband was very excited about the quality of his expresso.  First coffee place he has liked since the little hole-in-the-wall we found in Taiwan.

Wynwood

Wynwood is becoming packed with young, artsy, trendy, and wealthy folks now.  It use to be just a few artsy kids and a great place to score drugs or buy a cheap building.  Now you suddenly see police watching over tons of pedestrians, luxury cars everywhere, “graffiti artists” rather than troubled youths drawing on the walls and buildings.  Gentrification comes with some benefits.  It has helped the local artist community, although some still argue that all it has done is attracted big name artists who are pushing away local artist from an area they used to be able to afford.

It was cold this weekend!  I nearly turned the heater on.  Without checking the weather I would guess upper 60s to mid 70s.  For Miami locals that’s crazy cold.  We don’t own clothing items such as thick socks, scarves, and closed shoes.  My ankles were FREEZING!

Miami Fashion Blogger Weekend Looks

I busted out a basic black long sleeve shirt.  It’s one of my favorite basics.  Always feels nice and works with tons of stuff.  I paired it with my new Lucky Brand pants and Clarks comfy heels.  Gold circle necklace is from Sammy Dress (a steal) and cuff bracelet is from Charming Charlie and one of few that fits my tiny little wrists.
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This cute Moroccan style dress is from Free People.  Love it!

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