Welcome to Miami

Jun 25, 2018 4:06:10 PM

Miami Travels
 



Welcome to Miami



Known for its gorgeous white sand beaches, active nightlife and extravagant pool parties, Miami showed us a lot of other fun things it has to offer. Miami is close to most Caribbean islands that are known for crystal clear water and gorgeous beaches. Being so geographically close gives you all of those traits without having to leave the US.

A couple girlfriends and I snuck away to this Art Deco capital for a quick weekend trip and it was exactly what the doctor ordered. We stayed on South Beach which is just a short car ride over the bridge from Downtown Miami. The ride over the bridge is really breathtaking, especially at night. It is also a port for cruise ships heading to much more tropical destinations, sigh.

 
 

FUN FACT

" It is actually called the Cruise Capital of the World and serves nearly 5 million people a year."

 








 



Nonetheless we had the best time staying on South Beach. Our hotel was a bit more funky and modern that some of the other more Art Deco spots on the strip, but boy was it beautiful. I think the more appropriate word would be “swanky”. It was so interesting to walk down the strip and see all the unique hotels and restaurants that visitors have been enjoying for so many years. There's something about all those bright pastels and fun architecture that lets you escape your daily routine and truly enjoy your vacation. Not only that, but you can get swept away in a day dream picturing yourself driving all the fancy cars the reside in Miami. They sure know how to show off!


 




 


The Shelbourne had it all. The pool, the lounge, the bar, but most importantly is was right on the beach. I mean, what else did we go for right? Although we had close access to the beach outside the hotel, one of my favorite parts was visiting Nikki Beach. Here you can rent a cabana with VIP service and soak up the sun all day long. How dreamy are these lounge beds? Sticking to the tradition of all white, I grabbed my LSpace Parker Top (available in 3 additional colors) and Monique bottoms (available in 2 additional colors) to go for a dip. My friends and I weren’t the only ones staying close to shore. SHARKK!! Just kidding, well sort of. The water was so crystal clear that we saw a few nursing sharks swimming right next to us! It’s hard not get sqeemish in that situation, but we kept it together enough to get a pretty cool video.

 







 

Left Image Featuring: Agolde Parker Swapmeet, Saylor Top and Valia Gabriel Sandals

Next to check off on the Miami bucket list was the Museum of Ice Cream. This museum gives you a serious escape from reality. Can you believe that you can swim in a pool of sprinkles? Okay, they’re plastic, but nothing will make you feel like a child more than sampling ice cream (in liquid form, mochi balls, milkshake and a classic cone) all day while truly embracing the vibrant colors and silly activities. There were 4, yes 4, levels to this modern day fun house. All rooms filled with different photo ops and more colored walls than you’ve seen in a lifetime. Popsicles hanging from the ceiling, ice cream trucks made of pink sparkly sand, and giant ice cream cone fans were just some of the fun details! My favorite part was how clever each piece of the museum was, from the ice cream inspired nicknames and banana split caution signs, it was all so thoughtful. This swing was just the cherry on top of the whole tour!

 



 

Our trip would not have been complete without visiting the urban art graffiti at Wynwood Walls. The urban art and intricate murals are not only stunning, but they have a really great story being them. “The Wynwood Walls was conceived by the renowned community revitalizer and placemaker, the late Tony Goldman in 2009. He was looking for something big to transform the warehouse district of Wynwood, and he arrived at a simple idea: “Wynwood’s large stock of warehouse buildings, all with no windows, would be my giant canvases to bring to them the greatest street art ever seen in one place.” Starting with the 25th–26th Street complex of six separate buildings, his goal was to create a center where people could gravitate to and explore, and to develop the area’s pedestrian potential.” It was some of the most interesting graffiti any of us had ever seen!

We ended the weekend at a fabulous pool party at the SLS hotel. It was beautiful! Picture private cabanas, giant swan floats, and delicious cocktails. We had a blast and it was the best way to end the weekend.


Posted in Womens By Fred Rodriguez

Dresses Under $150

Mar 26, 2018 9:06:36 AM

PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP WITH THESE FIVE DRESSES UNDER $150
Womens Summer Dresses Under $150
DRESSES UNDER $150

With spring in full bloom, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite dresses that won’t break the bank. Time to kiss winter goodbye and say hello to the season of crisp whites, whimsical florals and playful patterns. Here is a list of our top five must-haves this season...

Put a little spring in your step in this colorful BB Dakota Cadence Dress. Featuring a high neckline, flowing top and zipper in the back, this 100% polyester dress is a fun, flirty option for date night. Pair with this Taylor and Tessier Caiman cuff (hand made cuff featured here in grey with a 14k gold-filled wire) and grab this Rebecca Minkoff champagne-colored clutch.

Look white hot this season in this Vineyard Vines Eyelet Flutter Sleeve Dress. This white cotton dress features short flutter sleeves and a round neckline. It is also machine washable, so it’s super easy to take care of. Throw on these Valia Gabriel Rami sandals (available in Cumin & Khaki/Beige) and grab this Soeur Du Maroc straw tote to add a little spice. Don’t forget your shades! These pink RayBan Ja-Jo sunglasses will have you beach or brunch ready.

Cupcakes and Cashmere Dezzi Dress is a perfect option for wedding-shower wear. Featuring a classic wrap front that ties at the waist, this LBD can be dressed up with these Tai half moon post earrings and this Kelly Wynne Risky Biz Wristlet. Go for a more casual approach by pairing this dress with these Erica Kleiman metallic silver bracelets and these Valia Gabriel Dale sandals.

Check this piece of clothing off your list of must-haves, as this Everly Check and Floral Dress is an effortlessly chic closet staple. This knee length v-neck dress features adjustable straps…AND side pockets…need we say more? Wear on the go with these Philippe Model Family Mer Veau lace-up sneakers (featured in buerre…aka…a creamy white color). Need an added layer? Reach for this AGolde Reputation Denim jacket.

Who wouldn’t feel pretty in pink when wearing this English Factory Sleeveless Ruffled Dress? As we all know, ruffles are at the forefront of spring trends. This dress features a drop waist and ruffles on the sleeves as well as the bottom hem. Pair with these Sam Edelman Odila pumps and grab these Tai Love CZ post studs to complete the look.

Womens Summer Dresses Under $150
Posted in Womens By Fred Rodriguez

VALENTINES DAY GIFT GUIDE

Feb 13, 2018 4:02:16 PM


VALENTINES DAY GIFT GUIDE

With love in the air this week, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite essentials for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re off to a Valentine’s party, have date night plans with your special someone, or you are desperately searching for that last minute gift, here is a list of our top five picks to purchase for Wednesday.

 

Monrow Valentines Clothing Hearts


SHOP MONROW


Monrow Striped Relaxed Crew Shirt
Who says you can’t be chic and comfy at the same time? Certainly not LA-based brand, Monrow. Case in point, this Monrow striped relaxed crew shirt. This closet staple is a super soft option for everyday wear, and what better day to wear this shirt than on Valentine’s Day. Why? Because, this grey and white striped top features an embroidered bright red heart on the sleeve. Show a little love by (literally) wearing your heart on your sleeve…

Style with these Citizens of Humanity high rise hi-lo hem skinny jeans and throw on these Vince Warren Sneakers for an effortless gal on the go look or, for a cozy night in, pair with these Monrow jogger style pants and this Monrow zip-up hoody.


 

Monrow Valentines Clothing Hearts


SHOP JACK BLACK


For the Dapper Darling: Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit
Keep your man looking (and smelling) his best with a Jack Black signature kit. This beard grooming package features an all-over face wash, shave conditioner containing jojoba and eucalyptus, a face oil specially formulated to provide natural shine and sooth irritation, and a travel-friendly beard comb specially handcrafted to keep your guy on top of his game.


 

Big O Venture Key Ring


SHOP O-VENTURE


To Mom, Love Ruthie: O Venture Big O Key Ring
Show your mom some love this Valentine’s Day by getting her the Big O-Ring. Making the list on Oprah’s Favorite Things, this little key ring is a must-have for anyone that tends to have their hands full. Choose from an assortment of colors including tangerine, pink, peacock blue, gold and red, as well as an array of styles including croc print, leather, ostrich print, and water-repellant silicone. Perfect for a hands-free experience, these key rings have been spotted on wrists, hooked to belts and resting on gearshifts at the valet stand. We’ve even seen these used as a chew toy…


 

Smather & Branson Needlepoint Blets, Key Chains, Hats, Flasks


SHOP SMATHERS & BRANSON


Smathers and Branson
Just in time for March Madness, pick up a Smathers & Branson needlepoint belt, featuring your guy’s favorite college basketball team. Whether you chant Hook ‘em, Sic ‘em, Beak ‘em or Pony Up, Smathers & Branson will get you geared up with their signature hand stitched belt finished with full grain, chestnut colored leather. If you’re feeling really generous, maybe you’ll throw in some tickets …


 

MIlly Womens Apparel, shirts, dresses, tops, swim suits


SHOP MILLY


For the Fashion Savvy: Milly
In search of the perfect date night outfit? Whether it’s with your longtime sweetheart or perhaps a Bumble blind date, it’s important to feel your absolute best, which starts with the perfect outfit. Cue in this ruffled Milly blouse. The hot pink color is synonymous with the day’s festivities and the silk material contributes to the relaxed, flowy feel. Pair with these Agolde Sophie Crop white jeans and add an extra pop with these Tai Love stud earrings.


Posted in Mens Womens By Fred Rodriguez

Holiday Beach Resort Wear

Dec 22, 2017 10:29:45 AM

Womens Swim suits, resort wear, milly, maryisa, lspace


Ringing in the New Year somewhere tropical? Make sure you are beach babe ready with the latest beach/Resort Wear styles. Here are our top four suits to pack for your trip…


L Space Hey Girl Bikini Top - Always featuring the latest in fashion trends, L Space has nailed it yet again with this off the shoulder ruffle top. This sassy two-piece suit is perfect for lounging poolside. Showcasing a self-lined, wireless bandeau top with a frilly seamless overlay and the brand's signature sandy bottoms, this bikini comes in lipstick red and midnight.


Seafolly Women's Active Deep V Maillot - If you're planning on a bit more of an adventurous trip, we recommend this Seafolly one-piece. The suit is made up of 87% Nylon and 13% Elastane and comes in color options of black and moss (featured here). With a multi-linear strapping and a shelf bra that features removable cups, this suit offers a nice amount of coverage yet is still a fun, flirty option for beachwear.


Marysia Palm Spring Mailot One Piece - Embrace the winter white look with this one-piece Marysia suit. With a classic maillot silhouette, the brand's signature scalloped edges add a playful element to your everyday suit. Offering full seat coverage, a square neckline and a low scoop back made of imported Italian material; this swimwear option is both fashionable yet functional. You can also select to have the suit in black…or perhaps opt to bring both in your beach bag for a costume change.


Seafolly Women’s Active Halter Bikini - This two-piece is a great fun in the sun option. Look stylish while playing beach volleyball with friends in the morning or while sunning over Mai-Tais and magazines in the afternoon. With a selection of moss green and black (featured here) to choose from, this two-piece features a padded, non-wired top with a halter neck and then a classic bottom with side cutouts to offer a bit of an edge. 



Posted in Womens By Fred Rodriguez

Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Dec 22, 2017 10:18:37 AM

last minute holiday gifts



Ooops! Forgot to check your list twice? Here’s a look at seven of our favorite gifts for the last minute shopper…


Pajamas: Snuggle up in our latest styles from fan-favorites, including these Roberta Roller Rabbit Sno Global pajamas. These loungewear jersey pajamas are 100% cotton. These PJs feature a festive snowman print and come in red and bright blue. Available in Women’s Men’s and Kid’s, each offers a different style. Shop the snap pajama suit for infants, the Henley button-up top/bottom combo for the kiddos and the ladies, and for the men, shop the boxer shorts or the jersey style pants. With so many varieties, this no doubt is the perfect holiday gift to give the whole family.


GoPro: For the travel enthusiast, give the gift of GoPro. With their latest style, the GoPro Hero5 Session is super compact yet durable, making it easy to carry with you wherever your next adventure waits. Capturing 30 frames per second with HD footage, this GoPro offers a one-button interface plus voice activation. Stay connected throughout your travels with the WiFi + Bluetooth connectivity with the GoPro app and GoPro Plus.


Yeti: First of all, who doesn’t love Yeti? Continuously striving to create the latest and greatest products to have on your fishing trip, tailgate, and campsite or even just around the house, the Yeti products make for the ultimate must-have. Our current favorite item is the Yeti Rambler Lowball Collegiate collection. The stainless steel, no sweat design featuring a clear lid helps keep your beverage hot (or cold) throughout Game Day so you never miss that touchdown or Hail Mary pass. This dishwasher safe Rambler comes in an assortment of colleges. Choose from TCU, SMU, Texas Tech and Texas A&M and show your team pride.


Patagonia: This Patagonia Baby Retro-X Vest channels an old-school style yet incorporates current fashion trends. Made with 100% polyester fleece, the vest is lined with windproof polyester weave, helping to keep your little ones warm and toasty this season. Featuring a chest pocket as well as two zippered hand warmer pockets, the vest has a center front zipper and a tapered collar. Coming in an assortment of colors, choose from hot pink, neon green, or bright blue.


Barbour: ‘Tis the season for spirits. Gift that special someone this Barbour Tartan Hip Flask and Cups. With 70% wool and real leather trimming accents, the stainless steel flask transports you to a local pub in the English countryside. This luxury gift box set makes for a great gift for dad, the boss or the hunter who enjoys a sip or two while waiting in the duck blind.  


UGG: Slip into something more comfortable this holiday season with the latest styles from UGG. Our top pick for gift giving are these Women’s Dakota Pom Pom Slippers. With the signature UGG pure wool lining and the UGG pure wool insole, these consist of water-resistant Silkee suedend feature a fun satin ribbon with Toscana sheepskin poms. Select from a cream or chestnut color and your will be looking (and feeling) your coziest.


Gray Malin: Gray Malin accessories and home décor are no doubt some of our hottest items this holiday season. Our favorite stocking stuffer is the Aspen Skiers iPhone 7 case. With a polycarbonate shell and silicone liner, it is both functional and fashionable. Coming in an Aspen white color (naturally) the case features one of the photographer’s signature aerial views of skiers heading down the mountain. 



Posted in Denim Mens Womens Kids Ski Snow Winter Accessories Gear By Fred Rodriguez

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