Sunshine State of Mind: South Beach Style Inspiration
South Beach Miami, America's lush ocean front oasis, is absolutely one of my favorite vacation retreats. So imagine my excitement when travel expert Kendra Thornton reached out to me to curate a style board for her upcoming (and much deserved) romantic vacation to South Beach with her husband. I am still smiling now (and it's a big one), Kendra is Kool!!!
Traveling light but traveling right... Mia & Moss cropped cashmere denim skinnies and Gypsy 05 asymmetrical top make for the perfect afternoon or early evening stroll on Collins Ave. The pastel shirt dress from Plenty by Tracy Reese is just right for a day to night ensemble. Pair the Magpies & Peacocks filigree dusky pink earrings and polished stone necklace for your day to evening outfit. Choose either the blue/white or pink/purple custom Brass Thread skull with the Magpies & Peacocks gold hoops or blue shell circles for the day to night look.
Over the years my MIA hot spots have evolved from Ocean Drive to Fischer Island (which gave me a whole new meaning to luxe Miami) but one thing that stays consistent is the laissez faire effortless chic and understated luxury that embodies South Beach. I used this sense of style for my inspiration for Kendra, after all she is the consummate put-together globe trotter who can equally ease right into that laid back island glamour!
Daytime Effortless chic and understated luxury... The easy flow of the Gypsy 05 stardust tank and shorts brings a stylish modern twist on tie-dye coloring and make for a great duo while catching a few rays of sun. Clean, crisp and chic is the look you'll pull off with these white/lime Alice + Trixie cuffed shorts and white Mink Pink shell, this outfit screams alfresco lunch for two. Brass Thread's intricate circle necklace and Magpies & Peacocks' chandelier earrings work in harmony with the Gypsy 05 combo. M&P's wishbone earrings and silver ring with studded white clutch or quilted olive clutch keep the shorts and shell on the daytime A-List.
Indie chic and haute classics... Hot white nights is what it's all about with this peek-a-boo & sequin Yoanna Baraschi NYC panel sheath dress. Mink Pink's tangerine romper and Alice + Trixie Art Deco Blazer heat up South Beach's sultry sexy night scene. Feather droplet earrings and stone ring/necklace combo from Magpies & Peacocks adds a little rocker chic to this gorgeous dress. Brass Thread by Lilah Gabriel's carved heart and M&Ps pearl curtain earrings makes the coupling of this blazer and romper a hipster trinity for Miami's VIP lounge and cocktail set.
From City Sky Scrapers to Ocean Front Views : These style boards were shot on location at Houston Makerspace. Up-cycled luxury accessories provided by Magpies & Peacocks and custom hand crafted skull and heart pieces provided by Brass Thread by Lilah Gabriel. All clothing provided by the very chic Carrie Ann Boutique in Uptown Park. Photo Shoot Stylist From A_to_B: The Creative Consultancy & Bespoke Blog. Creative Director and Photography: Magpies & Peacocks. Main Page photograph by Jay Maroquinn Photography. Copyright © 2014 From A_to_B: The Creative Consultancy & Bespoke Blog, All rights reserved.
Packing the must-have Maxi… and don't forget to grab those mood swinging jewelry options! Alice + Trixie' graphic caftan maxi keeps you in affluent fashion anywhere in Miami. Magpies & Peacocks fashion forward trio of rings and various hanger earrings are verstaile enough to mix with any of your go-to outfits. Brass Thread by Lilah Gabriel horned skull is just the statement piece to take any of the style inspirations from great to fantastic in a matter of seconds.
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