Miami Glam with the Rich and Fabulous

It has been a whirlwind of a summer! Living in Florida gave me the opportunity to experience beautiful places, gorgeous palm trees and beaches galore! One of those special places was Miami, and the glamour of South Beach. Miami is full of characters, cute boutiques and glam style and exploring was nothing less than pure fun!

Miami Glam with the Rich and Fabulous - Pearls and Polkadots

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Miami Glam with the Rich and Fabulous - Pearls and Polkadots

Miami Glam with the Rich and Fabulous - Pearls and Polkadots

Miami Glam with the Rich and Fabulous - Pearls and Polkadots

Touching down in the city of sun brought an immediate of wonder of where to head to first!? A stroll down Ocean Drive brought me to The Betsy Hotel, where I indulged in some amazing Brioche French Toast. The Betsy Hotel is probably a favourite spot for me as it harbors cute style, a homey feel and amazing food – definitely a place to see in South Beach.

I took a walk on the wild side with this all glam strapless white jumpsuit from Charlotte Russe, and I couldn’t have felt more on top of the world. White is a tricky colour, but definitely a must wear for the summer season. White keeps you cool and gives your skin a nice tanned glow…what else is better for Miami?

Miami Glam with the Rich and Fabulous - Pearls and Polkadots

Miami Glam with the Rich and Fabulous - Pearls and Polkadots

Miami Glam with the Rich and Fabulous - Pearls and Polkadots

Miami Glam with the Rich and Fabulous - Pearls and Polkadots

After brunch, browsing through all of the amazing shops and boutiques was a must. Hopping over to Beach Bunny, BDBA, Banana Republic, and of course the infamous DASH made for some interesting and amazing moments. All while getting the eyes of awe from store keepers who totally thought we held potential of spending $400 on a checkered jumpsuit…if only.

Photo Credit: Annie from Fab Inc Blog

Cute brunch vibes, sandy hair, and tanned skin – all part of of these Miami travel diaries! Can’t wait to go back!

Strapless Maxis w/ Francesca’s

When it comes to the summer season, there is nothing I love more than looking and feeling pretty. The snow melts away and all that is left is the sun shining bright, blue skies and happiness. Even better, summer fashion is full of bright colours, gorgeous prints and girly dresses.

DAY 31 - Note to self...Grand Floridian makes for a GREAT photo shoot spot.

Strapless Maxis w/ Francesca's - Pearls and Polkadots

Strapless Maxis w/ Francesca's - Pearls and Polkadots

Strapless Maxis w/ Francesca's - Pearls and Polkadots

Strapless Maxis w/ Francesca's - Pearls and Polkadots

Strapless Maxis w/ Francesca's - Pearls and Polkadots

Strapless Maxis w/ Francesca's - Pearls and Polkadots

Strapless Maxis w/ Francesca's - Pearls and Polkadots

Strapless Maxis w/ Francesca's - Pearls and Polkadots

Strapless Maxis w/ Francesca's - Pearls and Polkadots

Living down in the states this summer has introduced me to a ton of beautiful brands that I can’t get in Canada…and Francesca’s is one of those brands. I love all of the cutesy styles and girly looks that they offer!

The maxi dress is one of my favourite styles because it makes for such an easy look to style. A strapless maxi is even better because you don’t have to pull multiple pieces together. Three things in this fun summer look: floral maxi, adorable sunnies and a stack of gorgeous bracelets. That’s all you need…so easy, right?

Francesca’s is a cutesy boutique that offers a wide range of looks to fit any girly girl’s style. Bold, bright and beautiful is how I would describe their clothing that is totally addictive once you start adding pieces to your closet. You will always find something you love…or if you’re me, I love the entire store.

Unfortunately, Francesca’s does not currently ship to Canada, but if you are visiting the states – definitely a must-shop store.

Photo Credit: Jessica from Jessica Ruxton Photography

FLORAL MAXI, ADORABLE SUNNIES, BRACELET STACK…THAT’S ALL YOU NEED!

**Although this post was sponsored by Francesca’s,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

Beach Day Musts

As we are approaching the summer season, there is only one thing on my mind – the beach. Normally, I wouldn’t be day dreaming of sun tanning on hot sand and soaking up rays, but since I am not in the sunshine state…how could I not be thinking of only that?

In order to be totally prepared for a sun-filled and fun-filled day at the beach, there are a few essentials that I need, as well as some that I think you need as well (to maximize the fun, of course).

Beach Day Musts - Pearls and Polkadots

1 Kate Spade Sun Hat2 Black Cat Eye Sunglasses3 J.Crew Strapless Rouched One-piece Swimsuit4 Statement Necklace5 Steve Madden Wedge Sandals6 “To the Beach” Straw Beach Bag

Cute Suit 

Every gal knows that her best friend when it comes to the beach is her bathing suit. It is your “outfit of the day” and the one that you will need to stay cute and comfortable in. I usually opt for a one-piece or a tankini because of the fit, and my absolute favourite suits are black suits. Right now, I am super obsessed with crochet – anything crochet makes me swoon.

Big Sunnies

Forget your usual pair of sunglasses and get yourself a HUGE pair. Why? Well, they are totally in style, AND they give you great coverage. I have very sensitive eyes and so when I am lying out on the beach, I need lots of coverage so that my eyes don’t feel like they are burning right out of my head!!

Beach Day Musts - Pearls and Polkadots

Floppy Sun Hat

This is something I recently became a fan of. I had never owned a sun hat until…roughly a month ago. I have used it a couple of times and it makes a world of difference. If you don’t have sunglasses that completely cover, this is your go-to essential. Flop it over your face and fall asleep in the sun because you are completely set to go.

Jewels 

Okay, so this may not be essential. Actually it isn’t an essential at all – it is a total add on to make your beach outfit look cute. If I have a really detailed look with prints and patterns, I shy away from the jewels, but a solid black bathing suit with a statement necklace can, well, make a statement – and why not be the prettiest gal with the prettiest jewels on the beach, right?

Comfortable Sandals

Whenever I lay by the pool, I like to be in comfortable footwear. Although you won’t be wearing your shoes for long, you want to make sure that they are comfy for you to walk around the beach in. Chances are you are going to get up a few times that day from lying on your towel sunbathing to do some walking around (on the shore, to get an ice cream cone, etc.), so you want to make sure you are in what you feel the best in!

Beach Day Musts - Pearls and Polkadots

Swimsuit: La Vie En Rose / Sunnies: Joe Fresh / Necklace: ILY Mix / Sun Hat: Winners


Let’s not forget the obvious essentials like sunscreen, water, and food…but when it comes to fashion, these should be your go-to items for keeping trendy on the beach. I love dressing up and even when I am lying on a beach, I like to remain my fashionista self.

Adore Me has an amazing selection of beach ware that is cute, comfortable and adore-able! They cater to women of all sizes, complete with a plus size section that you will swoon over. So make sure you head over and check out their collection and find them on Instagram at @adoreme!

What are your beach day musts?

Glitz and Glamour w/ ILYMIX

Don’t you just love it when you find the perfect accessories? I am extremely picky when it comes to jewelry, sunglasses, or any other accessory. I love to examine pieces, match them with looks before I even make the purchase, and most of all, I like them to fit in with my style exactly as how I picture it.

I know…sounds a little crazy, right? It really isn’t though. When you find that perfect statement necklace that you’ve been looking for, it’s the greatest feeling.

Glitz and Glamour w/ ILYMIX - Pearls and Polkadots

For this upcoming season, I have been focusing on getting pretty, detailed pieces. That’s where ILYMIX comes in…

ILYMIX is an online women’s boutique that sells accessories. They have a wide variety of styles in jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, totes and much, much more! They are just what you need to add a little sparkle to your closet. One of the best features is the free global shipping!

Glitz and Glamour w/ ILYMIX - Pearls and Polkadots

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Glitz and Glamour w/ ILYMIX - Pearls and Polkadots

Rocking a good pair of sunnies and a stunning statement necklace is important in the hot season. Why, you ask? Because it is the season of strutting your stuff. Fall and winter are the times to cover up and sport the layers, but with summer, it is all about cute accessories.

ILYMIX fills all my accessory needs, and I think it’s safe to say that I am a huge supporter of their boutique!

You can shop ILYMIX yourself by heading over here.

Cheers to the Weekend!

**Although this post was sponsored by ILYMIX,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

Fringe + Suede w/ Pink Blush

One thing I love about the spring and summer season is the cool boho fashion that comes with it. It’s festival season, and where there is boho style, there is fringe. I am really loving the fringe trend and Pink Blush is completely fulfilling my fringe needs.

Fringe + Suede w/ Pink Blush - Pearls and Polkadots

Fringe + Suede w/ Pink Blush - Pearls and Polkadots

Fringe + Suede w/ Pink Blush - Pearls and Polkadots

Fringe + Suede w/ Pink Blush - Pearls and Polkadots

Fringe + Suede w/ Pink Blush - Pearls and Polkadots

Fringe + Suede w/ Pink Blush - Pearls and Polkadots

Fringe + Suede w/ Pink Blush - Pearls and Polkadots

Fringe + Suede w/ Pink Blush - Pearls and Polkadots

Fringe + Suede w/ Pink Blush - Pearls and Polkadots

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Pink Blush is one of my favourite women’s boutiques online right now. They sell a range of clothing from cute maxi prints, to cute outer coats, like this amazing fringe jacket. Unfortunately, this jacket is now out of stock, but head over to their outerwear section and you can find some adorable styles for the summer season!!

Festival season has already begun and I am really loving suede and fringe pieces. They give that boho touch to any look you style and it is so easy to put a look together. I guarantee that you’ll find all the suede and fringe you need with Pink Blush’s summer collection.

I think it’s safe to say that I love this shop. You can find cute pieces that fit within the budget and they offer so many different options! I also LOVE the shipping option for Canada –  a simple $9.99 (so you don’t break the bank for one item of clothing…)

Start your style journey with Pink Blush by clicking here.

Get your boho chic on with Pink Blush today!!

**Although this post was sponsored by Pink Blush,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.