29 May 2015

Dressing Deco: Summer at the Delano Miami Beach

Happy Friday Everyone! I'm back in Florida enjoying the most surprisingly spectacular weather week: we're talking that perfect 10 degree range from morning to night, a beautiful breeze off the beach side of the island, and next to no humidity. And you know what that means? The perfect excuse for a little last minute weekend trip to South Beach.

For me, South Beach feels architecturally like New York South: with the bright and bold art deco aesthetic beaming in the strong Florida sunlight, I can almost feel the shine of the metal cladding of the Chrysler Building on a bright June day. It's filled with constant energy and enthusiasm and brimming with culture and newness at every turn. The power of the classic cars that the deco period so admired and celebrated in it's design can be felt, seen, and heard up and down Collins blazing down the beach front avenue in a cloud of sun rays. So when I go to Miami, it's always always special. And even though it is only an hour away from home, it's romantic pull is never lost on me; and so when in South Beach, I always dress the part.

This season's I've been collecting retro 50s-style shades, chrome hubcap inspired earrings, and wide leg floating pants like these ones (pictured above) whose print somehow reminds me of the radiating steel sunburst pattern along the sides of the top of the Chrysler Building's crown.

So if Miami is my tropical Manhattan, SOBE my SOHO, then the Delano is my Desbrosses Street: the perfect point where breathtaking water front living and wild night-loving lounging converge in the heart of a city that hates to sleep, and loves to shine. Sound like anyone else?

Hmmm... I guess that in the middle of everything you really can find yourself. 

Top: Zara, similar
Shoes: Schutz, similar summer option
Shades: ASOS

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A special thank you to the Delano Miami Beach and Morgans Hotel Group for allowing us to showcase their splendid Philippe Stark property for this shoot. 

26 May 2015

Bellevue Blues: Bucket Bags, Blazers, and Bell Bottom Culottes

I spent this past Memorial Day weekend in glorious Newport, Rhode Island and even though it was a tad chilly, I so enjoyed experiencing a touch of true spring after several months in Florida sun. On Sunday I took a sun-filled afternoon stroll down Bellevue Avenue, the home of the famous robber baron mansions, soaking up the beautiful grounds, landscaping, architecture, and sea side air. 

Sporting spring whites and a sky blue blazer, I needed a bag to go from afternoon to evening with ease and style. Thankfully I had my new lilac vegan leather Phoebe bag from Mellow World with me; the ultimate weekender purse at it can switch from tote to bucket to crossbody bag in a flash with it's fabulous design features. In one weekend I literally had 5 handbags for the space and price of one! Oh and it's the most perfect carry on bag for flying as it has a removable thinly padded interior pouch that fits my laptop, ipad, and/or kindle, is light but durable, and fits perfectly under the seat with it's metal feet to protect the bottom from floors. 

I can't rave enough about this bag and all it's fashionable and functional features, and my most favorite part is in fact the price... already stamped with The Supper Model Affordable Editorial seal of approval, the Mellow World Phoebe bag is now exclusively available to all my wonderful readers for 15% off when you use the code "thesuppermodel" at checkout on mellowhandbag.com

Happy shopping for your next summer getaway!

Blazer: Curling Paris, similar & similar
Bag: "Phoebe" Tote in Lilac, Mellow World *Receive 15% off  with code "thesuppermodel" on Mellow World*
Culottes: ASOS, similar
Shirt: Michael Stars via Marshals, similar
Belt: H&M, similar & similar
Shoes: Shutz, similar
Earrings: Emma McKinstry

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23 May 2015

Summer Knit Sweaters: Haute Happy Hour Style

Happy unofficial start to summer! I'm in Newport for this glorious Memorial Day Weekend, taking a break from the Florida heat to soak up the crisp sea air, bask in the cliff side sun, and enjoy cozy fireside evenings with friends. Packing for a this little weekend getaway, the one item of clothing I couldn't travel without is a chunky summer sweater. Summer knits are a classic wardrobe essential this time of year- I'm always wearing them on early morning coffee runs in town, and on breezy afternoon beach walks, and have even begun to style the comfy boyfriend-inspired knits for an evening out! I'm loving all the affordable options available this year (shop all my Affordable Editorial Favorites bellow) a welcome change from the once only pricey chunky knits. You can now find summer knit sweaters that are well made and well priced. This season try knits embroidered with wonderful nautical motifs that really make your sweater stand out and look stylish, rather than shabby. And what better statement to make when meeting friends for happy hour or going on first date drinks than sporting a slouchy sweater with a slinky skirt or skinny jeans, and heels. It is just screams supreme style and classic confidence, and without sacrificing comfort or warmth, you come out a total winner by making your wardrobe work it and work for you. 

So cheers to stylish summer sweater Saturdays, and a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Sweater: Nautical Knit Sweater, H&M, similar & similar
 Skirt: Red A-Line Skirt, Herve Leger, very similar style on major discount here & here 
Sunglasses: Retro Cat Eye Shades, ASOS 
Heels: Stripe Wedges, Chinese Laundry, similar & similar via Francesca's (having a 40% off flash sale on shoes this weekend!)

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A very special thanks to Social House of Lake Worth for lending us their stylish space for this shoot!

17 May 2015

Sundays in the Sand: Summer Statements

It's definitely feeling like summertime today all up and down the east coast and what better way to celebrate than with a long walk on the beach and some sun-filled cocktails. Today I'm also dressing the part with a simple distressed denim canadian tuxedo, ice blue aviators, and one of my favorite Mignonne Gavigan statement neckpieces. Back to savoring this glorious Sunday, but hop you all are enjoying every second of this fabulous weekend.

Earrings: Hammered Gold Heart Studs, Rocksbox use code 'suppermodelxoxo' for 1 month free subscription ~
Bikini: Vix, similar & lovin this

Photos by Alissa Dragun, South Moon Photography

15 May 2015

Summer's Golden Hour with American Eagle Outfitters

Happy Friday loves! The weekend has finally arrived and so I had to share with you my summertime weekend uniform this season from American Eagle Outfitters. It's been gorgeously golden this week here in Palm Beach- long warm evenings enjoyed swimming or walking the dogs on the beach, and bright light-soaked mornings which I've spent tending to my growing garden of herbs, lavender and succulents. As spring turns into summer here in Florida I have found myself living in this AEO Henley T (which I have in all 3 colors, and 2 others in it's short sleeve version). Paired with AEO's  crocheted destroyed denim shorts it is literally all I need day and day out to look and feel great. A pair of boots, sun kissed skin and hair, and a statement necklace is all I need to take this classic comfy and crisp outfit from outdoors to out on the town. 

And the best part? My uniform is on massive SALE! Not only can you find this top AND these shorts for more than 40% off online, but if you snag the shorts you're instantly eligible for a second pair of shorts at 50% off PLUS free shipping on your entire order!

It's like Christmas in May over at ae.com, so don't miss out on this pre-summer Affordable Editorial holiday! Because your summer getaway is just moments away and why not travel, tan, and toast in true Affordable Editorial style...

Necklace: Mignonne Gavigan


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