HOW TO PAIR SNEAKERS & DRESSES

SNEAKERS & DRESSES

 

Sneakers and dresses are my absolute FAVORITE ootd. Don’t get me wrong, I love to dress up in heels and get all dolled up…or on the other hand, I could completely bum it out and be in slides and sweatpants all.day.long.

But when it comes to dresses and sneakers? UGH! It’s truly the best of both worlds. Not too girly, no too tomboy – just the perfect mix. I could wear this on date night, a day out or if I’m traveling! It’s the ultimate comfort-chic!

These sneakers were bought in Mexico, I’ve never seen anything like them which is why I love them! This dress was bought at Papaya 🙂

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Lights in the Garden – Naples Botanical Garden

In the month of December, Naples Botanical Gardens in Naples, FL puts on magical lights in their gardens. I was greatly impressed with their unique, modern and colorful light combinations they showcased.

These Gardens are my favorite hometown attraction, by day the gardens take you through an international journey of unique plants and colors from from all over the world including Asia and Brazil. I had never attended their Night Lights in the Garden until now and the amount of lights gave off an entirely different and magical feeling to the gardens. And live music too!

It was definitely a very popular place to be in December. Every night I wanted to go, tickets were sold out therefore I was not able to go until the end of December. Check their website out here to find out how it looks by day! This was a perfect date night, however Naples Botanical Gardens is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll with family or friends as well as for your kids! They have a little section just for them 🙂

I can officially check out the Night Lights in the Garden off my bucket list, hope you can visit NBG and experience it too! Visit my Instagram for more photos : monicapramos_

Until next time,

Peace, Love & blessings!

 

 

 

TRENDING: Oversized Sweaters & Over-The-Knee Boots

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Pairing an oversized sweater with over-the-knee boots is my absolute favorite fall look. It’s cute, comfy and effortless. Believe it or not, this BCBG Maxaria & Saks Off Fifth Look was only $200!

I found the perfect pair of navy blue-suede boots from BCBG Maxaria at Miromar Outlets ($120 – originally $200) during their Columbus Day weekend sale. It is a trend of this season and a must have in your closet. As I was taking my photos for this post, I had people stop and ask where I got my boots from, I said to myself “Wow, I’m really glad I chose this color.” I typically tend to stick to my blacks & neutrals – this color, is so UNIQUE the BCBG staff wouldn’t let me go with the black #GoodCall.

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A cute cross-body bag is a perfect accessory for this outfit. Also, purchased at BCBG Maxaria – this bag was only ($36 – originally $60). This snake embossed navy blue cross body is so CLUTCH and is a great color to wear with any outfit this Fall.

My cold shoulder-oversized sweater is from Saks Off Fifth ($40) which I’m obsessed with. The cut of this sweater is so modern and stylish – to be worn on a nice day out or night out, giving you the ultimate comfort.

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As a Native Floridian, I will tell you – rain, shine or humidity…true fashionistas will always pull out their fall attire during the “cold months” of the year. I hope this look has inspired you to invest in a nice pair of boots and perhaps and even an oversized sweater to find out how fab you’ll look and feel. You’re welcome in advance 🙂

Happy October & Happy Fall!

I’d love to know your thoughts on this look!

Until next time,

Peace, love & blessings.

 

 

 

 

 

Colors of Fall

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Everyone’s favorite time of the year is here – Fall! At least, it is for women…and we all know why. The fashion, duh! Orange is the PERFECT fall color.

This gorgeous pumpkin-orange dress is from Bebe Outlets ($30) which can only be purchased at Miromar Outlets in the SWFL area. I was initially drawn by the color, then captivated by the light-weight fabric, perfect to be worn outdoors.

Regardless of places like Florida, where it is paradise 365 days a year – we still like to participate in seasonal trends and colors. We don’t have leaves falling and transitioning into the beautiful autumn colors we all adore and are admittedly jealous of (because they’d be awesome for photos) or the necessity to start wearing oversized sweaters, just yet. What we do have, however, are the most breathtaking sunsets year round and a wardrobe to go along with it.

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I wore this dress to an event I attended called #CravingFashion held at Waterside Shops in Naples, FL to benefit United Way of Collier County and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. When you mix fashion and helping the community for a great cause, its always a win-win. Such a great event, with great food too!

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Hope you enjoyed this post! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this post. Don’t forget to follow my Instagram: monicapramos_ where I share BTS to great events like this!

As always – peace, love & blessings.

Xox0 – Mo

HOMECOMING LOOKBOOK

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I’d like to start off by saying all of these (6) GORGEOUS dresses were purchased at Miromar Outlets with only $200…TOTAL! The deals they have here are SUREAL on name brand buys for anyone in the family and is my personal gem for shopping. Let’s not even get started with their Black Friday deals…

As my second lookbook, I decided to work on a homecoming theme. In hopes it’d be helpful for high school and college students attending this year.I attempted to select a variety of different trends – keeping in mind not everyone has the same style as myself.

So, without further ado…

GLAM ROCK

This Whyte Eyelash dress from Bloomingdales ($60) would typically be the furthest from my personal preference…or so I thought! I thought it turned out super cute and I LOVED the fit. The strapless dress had a very feminine yet cute, adorned with metallic studs for extra touch. This could be worn by anyone, especially if you have an edgy sense of style.

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LBD

You can never go wrong with a little black dress. I found this fabulous find which is my personal favorite at Papaya ($25) I especially love the neckline and how comfortable the dress was. Definitely would wear this more than once!

ASYMMETRIC BANDAGE DRESS

This olive green dress was also purchased at Papaya ($23) I actually have one exactly like this in black that I paid over 4x the price for…talk about looks for less!

The Flirty Dress

I’m obsessed with the ruffles on this dress. I am a neutral tones type of gal and this pale pink color is to die for. Also purchased at Bloomingdales ($50) I would wear this dress to homecoming, dinner, church or an event!

TYPICAL LA IG MODEL DRESS

Did you catch the title on this dress? Am I right?! I’ve noticed this style is trending in bigger cities like L.A and Miami…but guess who found the look just in time for homecoming? This look is super classy and sexy with the most beautiful cuts! How often do you find a dress like this…hardly ever.

RED LACE DRESS

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This detailed red lace dress was found at Papaya ($25) That’s the fourth dress I bought from Papaya…it’s obviously my go-to store for more affordable trending looks. This dress stands out the most – it could be because of the color…or its intricacy, or both.

Over the years, I’ve realized homecoming dresses are a lot more versatile and can be worn more than once, as opposed to the traditional $200-$300 bedazzled dress that can only be worn once – like I did. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the dress…but I was probably the only one wearing a dress that could never be worn again. On top of that, my homecoming dress was borrowed by a good friend of mine!

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I hope you found these looks to be helpful – I cannot tell you how thankful I am that I was able to find these type of unique dresses that can only be found at Miromar Outlets, in the SWFL area. Besides their amazing deals, the outlet mall is absolutely beautiful. Filled with dining, shops and so much more. Here are my favorite stores:

  1. Bloomingdales
  2. BCBG
  3. Papaya
  4. Bebe
  5. Banana Republic
  6. J. Crew
  7. Nike
  8. Reebok
  9. Saks
  10. Neiman Marcus

Let me know what you think, I’d love to know what you thought about this post and more importantly…what you wore! I hope you have a grand old time, in style.

Until next time,

Peace, love and blessings.

 

Back To School Lookbook

IMG_2053It’s that time of the year again! I decided to put my first lookbook together in honor of back to school. I’m very excited to share this with you! All of these looks express my personal style of how I would go to school, depending on my mood of course.

I present: The TomboyThe Girly Girl, the bohemian, and The Girl Next Door look.

Whenever you’re in a sporty mood, kicks are where you want to start with putting your outfit together. The red camo Nikes gave my tomboy look an edgy feel ($50). I wore a black F21 turtleneck crop top ($15) and paired it with these H&M olive pants ($20). I added a F21 jean jacket ($30) and a Herschel backpack ($40). I would wear something like this on a day where I’m not wanting so spend a lot of time on how I look.

I know what you’re thinking…that font reminds me of PLL (Pretty Little Liars) Lol, I promise it was not on purpose. I love me a good ole’ casual dress with a great cut…you know – the kind of dress that makes you feel comfortable yet beautiful. This is an everyday outfit that can be completed by simply adding a statement necklace.

For days when you are wanting to look cute, but not feeling like putting much effort into (which is how I feel almost EVERY day) – go with an oversized shirt. Works WONDERS. I’m aware classrooms are almost always cold – hence the scarf.If I could describe this look in one word…effortless.

The one girl who everyone admires for her modesty. I wore my favorite smoky black jeans from Zara ($40) a scarlet colored casual tank, an olive army jacket and some tan wedges. This is also appropriate for a casual college night out, or even Sunday brunch.

I can relate my personality to each of these different looks, as I’m sure you can too! Working full time and going to school part-time can be a struggle, so I 100% understand how spending hours on getting ready might not be a priority.  I hope these looks were helpful to put something quick and cute together! If you’re in school whether its middle school, high school, or college I wish you a great semester. Just don’t focus too much on getting an A+ on your style…get them grade A’s in formation!

Stay Tuned for my Labor Day Weekend Outfit post next! And also, my NYC lookbook! I’ll be traveling to the big apple tomorrow so be sure to follow me on the gram, snap, etc.

Thank you for reading. Until next time…peace love & blessings.

-Mo

Getting Down To Business

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Working in the media industry, I’m expected to look as sharp as possible from Monday through Friday. But what’s the line between being too trendy and professional? Continue reading “Getting Down To Business”

The Sunday Brunch Outfit

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Brunch is a must on weekends. After a long week, we may want to go out and have some fun with our friends, am I right? Typically, a night like that results in sleeping in the next day and keeping the good vibes going with some good old fashioned comfort food. Continue reading “The Sunday Brunch Outfit”

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – Miami, FL

 

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I spent my weekend at one of the most beautiful, scenic and most romantic destinations that Florida has to offer. The infamous national historic landmark – Vizcaya. Continue reading “Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – Miami, FL”

10 Things You Need To Know About Balayage 

I can’t even begin to tell you how many women I know that long for having a beautiful ashy blonde balayage, especially Latinas – like myself. Over the past two years, I have learned a lot of information that I KNOW will be helpful if you’re ever considering balayge. I recently found a local salon to call home, Blue Water Salon in Naples, FL exceeded my color correction expectations (Follow my Instagram for more photos: monicapramos_). I thought this would be the perfect time to give you a breakdown of the 10 basic things you need to know about Balayge. Continue reading “10 Things You Need To Know About Balayage “