Part of becoming more adventurous and taking more risks with my fashion choices has been to open up to mixing bright colors. Just like with everything in life, we must allow ourselves to evolve and change, and gain a fresher perspective on our lives. The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to give ourselves the opportunity to try new things without undervaluing what we already have.
I had the privilege to host the Teen Vogue Magazine Back-To-School Saturday event at Macys Dadeland Mall in Miami. Having the opportunity to work with such fab glossy and the biggest retailer in the U.S, was definitely a great experience. The soiree consisted of a cool dance performance by InMotion Miami, a Fall fashion show divided in 4 with different looks, and beauty treats from Smashbox, Shiseido and Clinique. NailBar Midtown did my nails pink and purple with an Aztec/tribal design, and the HF emblazoned in the middle!
Summer gives us the opportunity to bring out the colorful patterns and prints. I love this dress from Marshalls because its soft and feminine, the color combo its bold yet chic, and the shape its flattering. I added red accessories for the day to make it fun and then Black & Gold at night, from my fave frugal store Accessory Fanatic, to make it more glam. Meeting Giovanni Frasson, fashion editor of Vogue Brazil, was one of the highlights of my week. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the market, the inspiration behind the Latin fashion, and how to show the Brazilian flavor to the world through fashion.
Chevron has been one of the biggest trends of 2013. This ancient inspired print has been used for everything, from home decor to flags, and now it has made a big splash into the world of fashion. I love how it could be mixed with different colors, adding a fun and retro look to any item. This chevron printed maxi-dress has been one of my favorites because the colors complement my red locks and skin tone, and the turtleneck with open back, gives a sexy vibe while keeping the dress very classy and sophisticated.
Mixing colors could be an easy thing to do when you find hues that complement or contrast each other. A sophisticated way to add a pop of funky neon its by mixing it with a pastel tone, and in this case mint, neon lime and beige are a match made in fashion heaven! I love this high-low dress from PrettyODD Boutique because its flowy, sweet and very chic. The silk fabric feels like a cool breeze in a hot summer day, and it adds a touch of sexiness to an otherwise ultra-classic dress.