Posts tagged tropical style
SHORT & SWEET

When this dress arrived, I was excited to try it on. I was a bit skeptical about the size because it looked tiny when I pulled it out the bag. Nevertheless, I tried it on and it fit! I adored the mixing of  my favorite banana-leaf print with garden roses and butterflies but then I realized something about the dress that made me second-guess keeping it.

Continue reading to find out why I almost returned this dress and get the look too! 

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TROPICAL SPRING

Spring is my second favorite season and every year I look forward to its arrival and renewal of all things beautiful. After several cold and dreary months, there is nothing better than fresh blooms, greenery & the chance to wear sandals. Spring provides hope of hot Summer days to come and just the thought of being sun-kissed gets me giddy.

With only a few weeks left until the official arrival of Summer, I want to share this pastel-hued look with you. Pastels are usually popular this time of year especially with floral prints while tropical prints tend to be reserved for Summer. This look intersects the two seasons perfectly; combiing the soft colors of Spring with patterns reminiscent of a tropical Summer on the islands. It's the perfect mix for a Caribbean gyal such as myself.

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DIY - TROPICAL MACAW HEELS

Last Spring my bestie and I came across a beautiful pair of Parrot Heels from Kate Spade and couldn't get them off our minds. As we waited and hoped they would go on sale, I was inspired to DIY a Macaw version of my own.  Yes, you can make these heels yourself!!!

I shared a teaser a few months ago on IG but actually created this DIY about a year ago when I got the patches.  I initially shared it with my family in our group chat and my big sister gave me the great idea to do something additional. I got stuck on the idea and held off from sharing the tutorial while I tried to source additional supplies. I still haven't found the right supplies but with the recent parrot craze popping up in the fashion world, I figured I might as well share the initial DIY with you. This way you can get the look in time for Summer. 

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ACCESSORIZING LIKE MY MAMA

I love accessories and if you've been keeping up with me that shouldn't come as a surprise to you. I mean, I have a weakness for all accessories and I blame my Mom entirely. Yes Joan, if you're reading this, it's all your fault!!!

Growing up I would be in awe of Mom's extensive collection and played with all her pieces. She has accessories in every color, size and shape. From jewelry, to belts, to scarves, sunglasses and shoes; that woman is the #accessoryqueen. 

I post a a lot of my accessories on IG from my very own collection and often get asked for sources. Today I'm sharing a few pieces & linking to similar ones as many of my accessories are vintage, belonged to Mom or are no longer available. Continue reading to see what I have lined up for you! It's pretty darn good!

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KRYSMAS DECOR

It was a Modern-Vintage, Tropical-Glam Christmas over at my place this year or what I call Krysmas (get it?😂)! 

I shared a few images on Instagram with you alrady but wanted to share a few more before the holiday spirit packs up her bags and heads out the door.

Continue reading for more details and of course more pics!  

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I LIKE TO CHA CHA!

The weather is cooling down here in NYC but summer isn't over just yet! I'm in denial because summer is my absolute favorite season! I wanted to go out with a tropical bang before fall officially starts so today I'm sharing this look with you. I hope it gives you all the summer feels and tropical vibes as much as NYC can give! 

Continue reading to get more deets on this look and find out about this cute Cha Cha spot! 

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DANCING EMOJI

Hi everyone! If you live in the US, I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! If not, I still hope your weekend was filled with adventures. The weather has warmed up nicely in NYC and all I want to do is be outside.  I attend a brunch even this weekend and decided to share a few snaps of my look. Click below the jump to see more of how I styled this dancing emoji red dress!

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MILDRED'S MIAMI MEMORY

While traveling back from Cartagena, we stopped in Miami for a couple of nights because there was a terrible snow storm in NYC. I checked the weather for this weekend and it's suppose to snow (insert crying emoji face). I'm not sure if the snow will turn into rain this weekend but it was very cold all week to the point where we had to whip out our puffy coats and boots again. It's April and all I can say is "Winter to be gone!" I'm ready for sunshine, crisp air and fragrant flowers. 

If you're feeling the chill and want to warm up, reminisce with me and take a stroll with Mildred along South Beach wearing some of her wardrobe essentials. I've linked to a few options for you because they're not your typical "essentials" lineup ;)

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FLAMINGO FRIDAY - ROUNDUP

It's Friday and time to have some Flamingo fun!  These pretty pink birds make my heart flutter and I'm thinking you might have a thing for Flamingos too! Mix yourself a Miami Spice Cocktail, grab your wallet and take a look at some of my current favorite Flamingo items I've rounded up just for you.

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TURBANS & TASSELS - CARTAGENA VACATION STYLE

I recently posted about my vacation in Cartagena here and here and thought I'd share some of my outfits starting with this one! I love hair accessories and turbans are one of my favorite. This turquoise one is perfect for poolside glamour and complemented the colors in my kaftan...

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