Travel Fashion Guide: Jet-setting to Miami

Hey travelers… and fashionistas :)

I hope you all enjoyed your week at the beach… I know everyone looked amazing!!

This week, we are definitely going to hang out at the beach… and not just any beach….SOUTH BEACH… “party in the city where the heat is on… all night on the beach till the break of dawn…. I’m going to Miami…welcome to Miami” -will smith (swoon)

WHOOOO HOOOO!!! Monday, I’m flying to South Beach for a business trip and I need all the looks I can fit in a suitcase!! Being there for business, doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy my 3 day adventure. Some essentials other than my business attire are definitely a must for Miami. Miami is truly rising in the fashion industry, as a fashion destination, in the world.

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When flying, although you want to remain comfortable, still looking fashionable is such an easy task. My “plane” look features a1990s grunge look with a touch of today’s trends.

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My comfy Beatles band tee and a stylish pair of ripped up, vintage denim shorts is a perfect outfit to wear on the plane, simple, yet so cute. The perfect shoe… my old faithful…spiked, high top Chucks. (YES!) Adding my black thick framed glasses and a white fedora just mixes it all up. The Chanel tote makes for a great carry on and a touch of couture (always pop one name brand into an outfit to really stand out).

Of course one of the main things to do in Miami is hit up the beach and get a tan. Sitting in the sand reading the “The Great Gatsby”, wearing a black bathing suit bottom and mix matching it with a coral, fringe top really shows off this years trends, without leaving those dreaded tan lines on your shoulders. Accompanied by Juicy Couture velour shorts to have for when you want to walk around, and a Juicy Couture “beach inspired” iPhone case for the trip. A must have at the beach: sunglasses. A pair of vintage, round eye sunglasses is the perfect finish to get a great tan while enjoying the ocean.

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Oh, we can’t forget our night outfit for after work dinner and drinks.

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Black, black, black… you can NEVER go wrong with black. For dinner at the beginning of the night, grab your sexy little black dress and pair it with a studded, leather jacket for a more stylish look at dinner before you go hit the club later. Take the jacket off later to show off your dress and give you room to dance.  A studded Michael Kors wristlet to hold onto all of your things is a perfect matching accessory to keep everything together all night. A smokey, dark eye…some curls and Givenchy strappy stilettos is the perfect outfit for a night out on the town. You don’t even have to worry about any jewelry, just the statement pieces we’ve chosen here and you’ll be set.

Thanks for helping me pack… I’m all set and ready to go!! Make sure to follow me on Twitter @missblackseries to catch all the Miami fun this week…

until the next time….

xo

-miss black

Go Local: Brunch in the Concrete Jungle

Concrete Jungle

Here’s 10 of my favorite places for brunch around the city

The Hudson Bond – I checked them out last month after I purchased a deal on Gilt City and they’ve since become one of my favorite brunch spots.  My friends and I sipped mimosas, enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch, and watched ‘Grease’. This place has the right idea offering brunch, a movie on 4 large flat screen tv’s, and all you can drink mimosas and bloody mary’s. Visit their website to check out their menu and movie schedule http://thehudsonbond.com

Take Root (Noshery and Yoga Room) – What better way to start your Saturday or Sunday morning than finding yourself on your yoga mat, then enjoying a delicious and refreshing brunch.Located in Brooklyn this place is a must visit  http://take-root.com

Beauty and Essex – a swanky speakeasy located on the Lower Eastside on Essex Street, known for their fabulous champagne brunch. From the outside it looks like a thrift shop, but once you walk beyond the second door you are welcomed into a hot and trendy restaurant/lounge. http://www.beautyandessex.com/

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Stanton Social – sister restaurant to Beauty and Essex, the food is amazing and the atmosphere is trendy and chic . Beware of foodgasms, you’ve been warned. http://www.thestantonsocial.com/

Buttermilk Channel – this would be a great place to go for a brunch date, or to treat Mom for Mother’s Day- and by the way, their buttermilk pancakes are fantastic! :) http://www.buttermilkchannelnyc.com

The Sunburnt Calf – one of my favorite spots when I’m on the Upper Westside, they have an awesome staff that provides amazing service, and their brunch includes unlimited mimosas and bloody marys. The first time I went was when a friend was in town. We sat at the bar and the bartender gave us a shot to jump start the meal. The food was yummy, we made new friends, and the time just flew by. We  started the morning with a workout and Tai Chi, got there around 1pm,  and left at 6pm….Good times :) http://thesunburntcalf.com

Cornelia Street Cafe – one the first places I went for brunch when I got to NYC and still a favorite. http://corneliastreetcafe.com

Westville Chelsea – always packed, especially for weekend brunch, but don’t let the line deter you. The food is definitely worth the wait. They have 3 locations in the city, but my favorite is the one in Chelsea on 18th street. http://www.westvillenyc.com

Bone Lick Park– I love when I can go to a restaurant and have cheddar cheese grits with my breakfast/brunch (I guess it’s the Southern Girl in me), and this place doesn’t disappoint. And they offer all you can drink mimosa, frozen margaritas, and bloody marys so you can turn your brunch into drunch if you so choose :)  http://bonelickparkbbq.com

Beso – enjoy harbor views as you ride the ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island. Just a 5min walk from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal enjoy yummy spanish tapas for brunch and tasty sangria before you head back to Manhattan http://www.besonyc.com

Until next time – xo AGT

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