Life Love Shopping and The Great Gatsby


Life Love Shopping, Solutions Bridal and myself partnered today to talk everything party and bridal fashions inspired by The Great Gatsby movie! Party looks provided by Neiman Marcus and gowns provided by Solutions Bridal! Tune in this morning to see entire segment! ImageImageImageImageImage

Neiman Marcus + Target Collaboration

I am beyond excited for the Neiman MarcusTarget collaboration – two visionaries in the retail industry, are creating a revolutionary partnership that will bring together 24 of America’s most talented designers to create a limited-edition holiday collection complete with 52 items!

Beginning Dec. 1, just in time for the busy holiday shopping season, the collection will be available at all Target and Neiman Marcus stores, as well as online at and at 8am! Customers can begin lining up at the door of their local stores at 6am.

Here are some of my picks from the collection that would make amazing gifts for any loved one!


1] Oscar De La Renta dog leash and collar, 2] Marchesa girl’s dress, 3] Jason Wu ornament set,  4] Tracy Reese top, 5] Marc Jacobs pouches, 6] Derek Lam slippers, 7] DVF jewelry box, 8] Alice + Olivia bicycle, 9] Tory Burch beverage container, 10] Rag & Bone shot glass set, 11] Philip Crangi picture frame

Learn more about the collaboration here:


“CUSP” Fashion Presentation & Grand Opening Event!

Thursday, October 25th I was lucky enough to participate in Neiman Marcus’ CUSP grand opening party!

4 other bloggers & myself showed a fashion presentation which consisted of 4 looks…the final look was put on display to be voted on all weekend by Neiman’s customers. The night was full of fun! There was food, drinks, a photo-booth, & even a caricature artist doing fashion drawings…I had a blast & loved the way my 4 looks turned out on the runway!


Look 1: 

This look features items that are borrowed from the boys, with a mix of greens and digital prints. The ombre paisley print jacket brings out the menswear inspired trend this season, while the all over sequin top with a straight hem and hidden zipper down the back adds a little sparkly, girly touch. The leather collared blouse is great, I always tell my clients to have a few thin silk blouses with interesting collars for layering. The printed denim is the biggest trend you’ve ever seen, you can pretty much put denim in any color, texture or print and it works. This specific one is a Monet-inspired jegging which works to help build the mixed-greens look. For the booties, going with the same hue of green creates a uniqueness as well as elongates the leg!

Fur Vest: Theory, Paisley Print Jacket: Clover Canyon, Sequin Top: DVF, Printed Denim: Rich & Skinny, Booties: Stuart Weitzman

Look 2:

This look is super fun for a party or a night out on the town! The fur vest features a luxurious faux fur in an elongating silhouette, and the scalloped sequin top evokes an image of the glamorous 20’s. The shorts are awesome for Florida weather paired with a nude fish net tight. The DVF clutch adds a pop of color and the slouchy knit cap hat completes the look!

Vest: Rachel Zoe, Top: Parker, Shorts: Haute Hippie, Clutch: DVF, Glasses: Tom Ford

Look 3:

This look is a little more trendy elegant, & perfect for fun holiday parties or New Years! I love mixing the materials with the fur & silk dress. The chain belt adds a waist so that your figure isn’t lost with the bulky fur. Black tights make the outfit appropriate for cooler weather, & the clutch adds a fun pop of color. The jewelry ties everything together!

Dress: Milly, Shoes: Brian Atwood, Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff

Look 4:

My final look was a true nod to menswear with the full pant suit. Women can rock this look by wearing it in a bold color like this teal, and mixing patterns with the striped shirt and paisley tie. I added broaches all over to complete the look and make it a bit more edgy! This was a “styling” competition after all. 

Pantsuit: Theory, Blouse: Theory, Tie: Men’s, Sunglasses: Prada, Shoes: Brian Atwood, Clutch: DVF

Tara looks beautiful in my final look that was voted on by people at the event, as well as people shopping in Neiman Marcus all weekend! Im proud to announce I was the winner of the event! I won a $250 Neiman Marcus Gift card as well as $250 to donate to my favorite charity! I donated to the Foundation for Foster Children. One of my clients is the founder so what better place to give back! 

Fox 35 News Segment – Fall Shoe Trends

This Monday I was featured on Fox 35 Good Day Live discussing top fall shoe trends!

For the season, pointed toe is back in style! Also, cap toe, bordeaux, & jewel tones are must haves. Any type of shoe with a little bit of added sparkle gives a great touch of style to your outfit.

Motorcycle boots as well as booties are also huge for fall!  Another trend I’m loving is borrowing from the boys  – i.e. oxfords & smoker flats in various prints & colors.

In case you missed the segment check it out RIGHT here! xo

FOX 35 News Orlando

Neiman Marcus “CUSP” Department Launch Party!

Come on out on October 25th to Neiman Marcus Orlando to support the launch of their new CUSP department! From 6-9pm you can enjoy fashion presentations from 5 local stylists/bloggers; then at the end of the event (& for the 3 days following it) you will be able to vote on your favorite look!

Come out & support me with your VOTE!!

xoxo MEL