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

A Pisces by the Sea

One of my favorite places to be is the beach. Lounging near the waters edge, sunshine, sand, my favorite pair of sunnies, and an umbrella in my drink….its so peaceful and relaxing. This year for my birthday I decided to cross off an item from my 101 Things to do in 1001 Days list and I went to Miami for the first time.

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What an AWESOME city! This will probably be at the top my my list for places to move to next with the Coast Guard. It has everything I love about NYC and the tolls are cheaper, the weather is consistently warm year round, and the beaches are beautiful.

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I flew in the night before my birthday and met up with a friend I haven’t seen since I left my duty station in Mobile, Alabama, grab dinner, and met her kiddos. The next day we had a yummy breakfast at Big Pink before I checked in to the hotel and waited for the rest of my friends to arrive. The coffee and veggie breakfast burrito was delicious! Once everyone arrived we went to out lunch at John Paul’s House – a restaurant off the beaten path that I found through Gilt City. Then headed back to the hotel to relax poolside and before getting ready for nighttime festivities.

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Our room attendant, Charles, was awesome! He made sure that we had everything we needed and even brought us vodka and mixers to the room while we got ready. We kicked off the night with dinner at Katsuya. The sushi was delicious! I had the Katsuya Special Roll and apple pie dessert Then it was off to dance the night away at Arkadia, located in the Fontainebleau Hotel.

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Friday morning we walked the beach and chilled poolside before heading to the Cruise Port. We took a 4 day, 3 night cruise out of Miami with Royal Caribbean to Nassau, Bahamas, and Coco Cay, Bahamas.
This was my first short cruise, usually I go on 6-7 day cruises. There’s definitely a difference, but I had a great time nonetheless,  the service was fantastic, and we made it to each port call and back to Miami with no issues.

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In Nassau, we spent the day at the Hotel Riu Palace on a day pass…all you can eat and drink, sunshine, the beach, and a pool bar…we couldn’t ask for more.

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We pulled into Coco Cay (Royal Caribbean’s Private Island) the next day and spent the day relaxing on the beach and lounging in hammocks.

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We pulled into Miami bright and early Monday morning, had breakfast in the dinning room, then headed to the airport….sad to leave 70 degree temps to go back home to snow in NYC. I hope spring comes to the Northeast soon.

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Next year’s birthday ideas are already being researched…Europe, Hawaii, maybe Napa…we’ll see what happens.

Love AGT :)