Latest & Greatest from Little Ol’ Me

More than halfway through 2017. Absolutely nothing has gone as planned…and I am truly the happiest I’ve ever been. There’s a saying that says, “everything happens for a reason” and quite frankly, I’ve been finding purpose behind every challenge I’ve face thus far, this year.

I took a short break from blogging, not because I wanted to (I love writing, sharing awesome experiences in cute outfits I mean, common…what girl doesn’t) but because I have been focused on much bigger goals for myself and my future that I can’t share just yet – but will very shortly love to!

One positive thing I will share is an amazing opportunity that was presented to me by Naples Daily News (our Naples local newspaper) and USA Today. On MONDAY August 28th, I will be sharing all that can be done in Naples, FL with only $100. This is going to be great exposure for me, and I am truly honored and beyond thankful that I was selected for such a great project.

On the other hand, now that summer is coming to an end, I wanted to share the last blog post I was SUPPOSED to be sharing until my life really got hectic. I haven’t even shared any of my Mexico trip details, I was there for nearly 2 weeks!

This was shot in one of my favorite places in Miami, The Design District. Fashion is art, so I was happy to hear all of the great feedback when I was walking around to take photos. I’m glad other people notice I have an eye for things! I paired this funky, back & white Victoria Beckham skirt with a bikini top.

Trust me, you would have been in a bathing suit it was SO hot! This is a typical Miami pool party ootd. Gals usually like to add some style even though they will be poolside, which I love! The whole shabang, hair, make-up & heels.

I have so much more to share! Please follow me on Instagram to be up to date with the latest and greatest going on in my little world! God bless you all ❤

3 Art Walls in Wynwood to Visit this Summer in Miami, FL!

IT’S SUMMER TIME! ☀️

3 New Art Walls in Wynwood Art District: 

Coming from a Native Floridian who lives on the west coast of the state in Naples, I travel to Miami a little too often. (As one should!) Miami is mainly known for South Beach, which is nice if you’re looking for more of a tropical atmosphere. But the GEM many haven’t discovered in Miami is the Wynwood Art District.

It’s probably the closest hipster area to Austin filled with modern art galleries, art murals, the dopest coffee shops, boutiques and so much nightlife! If you’re looking for some GREAT-Instagrammable content…you may want to keep reading because I’ve put the exact location of where you can find 3 new art walls in Wynwood along with details of my OOTD which might come in handy with our weather!

BTW, are you following me on Instagram yet? If not, follow me here! 🤗

This wall literally looks like a cauliflower-flower tattoo drawn on a huge chalkboard, doesn’t it? I was obsessed as soon as I laid my eyes on it. The coolest thing about Wynwood is you’ll see art like this in every corner. Like this one, located at the corner of NW 24th st and NW 2nd ave at the Shinola store. Trust me, I wasn’t the only one taking photos at this time, its always packed!

This wall is perfect for a bright and colorful outfit, like mine! Located at the corner of NW 23rd st and NW 1st pl…this street offers some of the dopest hot spots like El Patio (nightlife) and a delicious lunch spot called the Butter shop.

So, for anyone who is interested in something other than travel and being a foodie…I have some ootd tips when being in Wynwood!

  1. Wear comfortable shoes. I’ve been such a sneaker head lately- obsessed with these Cole Haan shoes that can be worn anywhere, anytime.
  2. Cotton or Linen. All the way, all day. Unless you want to be drenched in sweat. I’m not even kidding, the humidity here is insane! Thats why I wore a over-sized cotton shirt to keep me as cool as possible.
  3. Pack light. If you are traveling, please leave all suitcases and large backpacks in your car. Wynwood is an all-day walking around type of place 🙂 A small cross-body is all you need.
  4. Why am I accessorizing with a windbreaker? Well, if you’re from Florida…you’re cold ALL.THE.TIME. Especially in the A.C. And Wynwood is known to blast their A.C. It was lightweight so perfect for coffee shops or restaurants.

I’ve been more on the sporty side lately. I love the on-the-go feeling. Especially when traveling, you’ll always catch me looking a little “edgy.” So even though this outfit might not be considered to be hardcore fashionable, it definitely felt like it.

Last but not least, the pink wall. It’s actually on the same street as the white mural. You cannot go wrong with pink! I hope you enjoyed this travel/fashion post. I would love to know if you found it helpful, if you have any questions please let me know :) I can’t wait to see all of your photos! Don’t forget to tag me on Insta @monicapramos_

Enjoy Wynwood,

Until next time

Move for Minds Event to Benefit The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement – Miami, FL

Did you hear all the buzz about the recent Move for Minds event that took place in 8 different cities across the U.S at the same time last Sunday, June 4th? I just so happened to attend the event held in Miami, FL and I have put together all the info you need to know about this amazing, life-changing movement!

Let me start by saying that this event was presented by Maria Shriver and Equinox. As many of you may or may not know, Maria is the founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. The organization’s mission is to raise funds for research and potentially find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Did you know that every 66 seconds a new brain develops Alzheimer’s and 2/3 of those brains belong to Women? Maria is on the hunt to find out why.

In order to participate, each attendee had to raise at least $250 dollars. The three hour event consisted of a one hour workout, one hour of  networking and time to look at all of the vendors along with a time to refuel with healthy snacks (which were complimentary), and a one hour panel.

The workout: The one hour workout was a special designed workout that included both cardiovascular and meditation exercises. See video below.

 

The Marketplace: i.e the brain-healthy snack break/networking time also gave participants an opportunity to check out the innovative products from the sponsors. There were great sponsors like Beats by Dr. Dre, Cole Haan, Smart Water, Lyft and more. My personal favorite perk from the sponsors was receiving a $250 voucher code to receive a free pair of Cole Haan shoes!

 

The Panel: The panel was filled with memory coaches, life coaches, nutritionists and doctors who all realize the gap we need to fill when it comes to Alzheimer awareness. We learned memory techniques to help us train our brains to remember with visuals. 

The Move for Minds event took place at Equinox in the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell. Women were empowered, they engaged and were educated for such an important cause that many of us, like myself prior to attending would never have realized the importance. I encourage you all to look into this event, invite your friends and family next year in a city near you.

Thank you for reading. I hope the this amazing cause caught your attention! If you aren’t already, follow me on Instagram @monicarpramos_ to find out about more events like this in South Florida!

Love, light and blessings always,

Mo

Bloom, baby bloom!

“SPRING: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be…”

How’s 2017 going for you so far – everything running smooth and as planned? If so, I congratulate you! Sticking to a resolution is not easy, or change for that matter. That hasn’t really been the case for me and I think its important for me to keep my supporters in the loop of not only my triumphs but my downfalls and how I overcome life’s setbacks.

As many of you may understand, maintaining a social media presence is WORK -especially being a content creator in the online world. Being a blogger, it almost feels as if you’re expected to come up with fresh new ideas to share on a daily…thats just the business of it. HOWEVER… life happens, stuff comes up and not everything may go as planned. Unfortunately, moments like these for many of us result in being discouraged, unmotivated and feeling like you fell off the wagon.

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” 

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. From a breakup,  experiencing a terrible eye opening situation at my previous employer to finally finding a better opportunity for my career all in first quarter…this year has been no walk in the park by any means.

I’ve done a lot of letting go of negative situations in my life lately which is why this stressful period has touched me so deeply. Here’s what I have learned so far this year:

  1. I realized that a successful relationship requires equal effort on both behalf’s. You can’t have someone love you more than you love them because thats being unfair to them and vice versa. When two people give effortlessly without expecting back, that’s when there is something special and one of a kind. Giving is such a wonderful thing, especially when it comes to a significant other…not sure why nowadays its all about being selfish and only thinking about “me, me, and me.” So, loving oneself sometimes means that if that is not returned, when given, its time to walk and not look back.
  2. (It is not easy to say this, because I know how certain things to share online are touchy subjects…but this particular issue would not be tolerated by anyone) no job on earth is worth having when you are mistreated, deceived and humiliated. It’s sad to say that women in the workplace to this day still feel like their voice can’t be heard even when seeking to resolve a problem effecting others. That was another negative I didn’t think twice to let go of.
  3. The only hope to look forward to is knowing something good always comes out of a a setback. I found a great opportunity that opened its doors to me, a PR and marketing firm that will help me learn and grow as a blogger.

I am not ashamed to express what I’m going through, because I care far more about my story inspiring or encouraging someone else. Besides, if you’re here to judge what are you doing here anyway.

“Wherever life takes you, bloom with grace.”

During this time, what helps to pick myself up is to think about what I’ve accomplished so far and what my next steps will be towards my goals. I give myself many, many, many pep-talks and tend to write a lot more often. It is then when I take a step back, observe and come up with the best approach to a situation.

What helps me a lot, is to take time off social media, spend quality time with friends and family, and travel! I love going to the other coast to Miami even if its just for the day – one of my favorite spots is the Wynwood Art District. I love art, photography, fashion and to be around such an area with such inspiration always motivates me.

Since its springtime in Florida, I like to stick to rompers. They’re effortless, cute, and comfortable! I found this one by MinkPink at Saks Off Fifth at Miramar Outlets (my favorite outlet mall in Florida!)

I know this post has been probably my longest, so I’ll leave you with this:  Finding the beauty in adversity is a beautiful thing. Bloom. Grow. Blossom. It’s your time to bloom. Be what YOU want to be…be with who YOU want to be…and most of all, be happy because life is unexpected.

Love you guys!!

Instagram: monicapramos_


 

SPRING TREND: Striped Shirt Dresses

 Here’s a dress that never goes out of style. The shirt dress. No matter what season, shirt dresses are the most effortless dress that create the ultimate fashionista look. 

This particular dress is perfect for spring. This print of blue and white stripes is very popular but most especially in the spring because of its pastel color – this also goes for denim. 

From Papaya, I found this dress at the beautiful Miromar Outlets in Estero, Florida. If you’re in the area, I dare you to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning walking around and enjoying a Florida afternoon where you’ll find the best deals in the area. 

I also wore this dress on a perfect day out in Miami exploring the Design District (see my insta: monicapramos_) In other words, if you will be outdoors you definitely want to wear something light weight, comfortable and simple yet classy. 

On this day, I wish you a great week! I have been making unexpected changes after changes this year (a breakup and a new job) that have completely altered a lot of plans I had for the rest of the year so I’m just trying to surf the wave over here lol. That’s all we can do. I am making the best effort I can to continue to see the positive side of life and not be distracted by anything that won’t get me ahead. It’s onward and up from here. 

Until next time dolls! 

Xoxo 

Stripes & Spring: Miami Design District Edition 

Springs are for new beginnings including new places to go and new things to see! I’m here to share the amazing wall I found in Miami’s Design District.

Living in the sunshine state (Florida) it is hot 90% of the time so I was excited to try on a new spring piece in Miami. I consider a perfect ootd to be the perfect mix of chic and comfort – this dress is a perfect example of that.

I was exploring the Design District and was so happy I was wearing something lightweight, flowy and effortless. Perfect for a day or night out during this time of year!

I found so many cool spots that I will be sharing over the next few weeks. If you’re interested in the exact location of this cool spot, keep reading I’ve put the location for you below.

On a personal level, I literally took a day off in the middle of the week to drive across the coast for a day of me time. Sometimes it is so necessary to take a break, put everything on hold and set some time aside for yourself to refocus on goals and priorities. I am going through some major life changes which I think are for the better.  So I leave you with this, “sometimes God forces us to bloom through hardships.” I believe the best in my life is yet to come! No matter how unclear a situation may seem,  good things happen when you work hard and stay humble. Always.

I hope you all enjoyed this post – please let me know if you visit this spot!

Xoxo, Mo

Shoes: Forever 21

Dress: Lucca

Purchased at : Saks on 5th

 

If you’re wondering about a great spot for photos in Miami, I recommend the Design District. It is not as known or popular as Wynwood yet but it very soon will be. Check out this super cool wall in the middle of no where!

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It’s exact location is on NW 40th St and N Miami Ave. Here’s a clip from my Insta story @monicapramos_

Art Basel Fashion

Hello From Miami!

This past weekend was Miami Art Week aka Art Basel, only the most prominent art event to be held throughout the year! Everyone from Kylie Jenner and their momma was in Miami this week so check out the street look I put together!

Like any major metropolitan area, Miami is known for its people to be stylish and since this was an art event in a Tropical area so here’s what I wore:

Outfit Details: 

Jeans: Neiman Marcus

Crop Top: Papaya

Bomber Jacket: Charlotte Russe

Shoes: H&M

Purse: Forever 21

Now, I know what you’re thinking…why would she wear a jacket? Let me be the first to inform you that although the weather is perfect year round here, Floridians tend to get cold indoors and let me tell you…those galleries can get chilly.

Art Basel takes over Miami in early December- from Miami Beach to Wynwood I’ve put some pics I took with some of my favorite pieces. (If you’d like to see more of my favorite pieces check out my previous post.)

That’s a wrap! If you’ve never been to Art Basel I 100% recommend you do it once in your lifetime. It’s a week filled with modern art, beautiful people, high fashion, music, great food and all around good vibes. Check out my Instagram for more photos on my 2016 Art Basel experience!

 

Until next time,

Peace, love & blessings to you and your fam.

Xoxo

Art Basel 2016

Hello from Miami!

It was a great Miami Art week this year! Art Basel is known all over the world for its modern art – everyone and their momma comes to Miami the most prominent art event of the year! Here are my favorite pieces from Miami Beach and Wynwood – I will be posting a blog post on what I wore so stay tuned!

Or follow my Instagram (monicapramos_) to see my post from Art Basel! If you were there, let me know I would love to see shots of your favorite pieces! 🙂

Xoxo

 

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Weekend Fashion: Wynwood Edition

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Perfect Florida weather calls for a weekend in Miami. By that I mean, photos + Wynwood! The Miami Art District holds one of Miami’s most prominent scenes: Wynwood. Known for its art murals, hipster shops and craft made food and beer…Wynwood is definitely a must see when in Miami.

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I had seen a few pictures on Pinterest with this exact wall – I’m obsessed because 1. I love stripes and 2. Who doesn’t love black & white? I made it my personal mission to find this wall. Turned out, this is an entire building with this pattern. How flattering!

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Miami, FL weather in the first few weeks of November are heavenly. It’s still warm enough to be in shorts with a light breeze.

That’s why I decided these black Denim x Midi shorts from American Eagle were perfect. Originally $50, I received 40% off by shopping at Miromar Outlets.

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This faded-like olive cami is from Forever 21 ($23) one of my favorite items in my closet!

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All arm candy was from Miromar Outlets as well. Where I found pieces from J. Crew, Bauble Bar at Bloomigdales and Michael Kors.

Shoes: Forever 21 ($30) These tan, scrappy heels are worn very often.

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Thank you for reading love! Before you leave this blog post, I thought I’d share the super fitting “m” I found in Bayside. How ironic, huh? Follow my adventures on IG: monicapramos_ to know great places to eat, shoot, and shop!

Until next time, adios!

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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