Black & Gold Brocade

I am back from Miami and have SO much to share!  I was a little sad that the wifi connection was not strong because I couldn’t blog like I wanted to.  But to be honest there really was not enough time anyway and the whole experience flew by.  I have outfit posts and event/runway show pics to post so I think I will alternate and go according to each day that I was there to keep it all in order.  In each post I will share the experience with you!  Unfortunately we didn’t even have time to film but hopefully these photos will be enough!

This outfit is from the first night and what I wore to the welcome reception/people interview on the hotel rooftop. All of these photos were taken by the amazing Grant Legan.  I was so spoiled getting to shoot with him this entire trip!! He is so talented and creative.  These are the types of outfit photos that I love and really want to do.  I absolutely love shooting with my mom, but editorial style pics have my heart.  Plus, the scenery where I live is slim pickings!






Shorts (similar) & Necklace: Forever21/ Top (similar): American Apparel/ Blazer: H&M

Shoes: Prabal Gurung For Target/ Bag: Aldo

Everything that I am wearing, besides the shoes and bag, are cotton!  I decided to wear this outfit the first night because I knew we were being interviewed and I felt that this was a super edgy/chic NYC style outfit. Since I was there to rep the North East and I live 5 minutes from NY, I just felt that it would be a good representation of my both me and my region.  I literally found these shorts 2 days before I left.  It’s the first thing I own with the brocade print and I love the gold because it really pops.  During this whole trip my bottoms were the statement pieces and my tops were all simple.  Since most of what I wore was cotton, I thought it would be a great way to show the versatility with the simplest pieces.  I think these shoes made the whole look complete though.  Absolutely obsessed and so happy I got them!



Here I am with 2 of the other style setters, Sazan & Emily.  The three of us took lots of pics together with Grant during our trip.  It was so much fun!  Sazan won for the South and is a fellow fashion blogger/ aspiring host and Emily won for South East and works for a really nice jewelry brand.  She got us the cutest gift that I will share on here soon.  I loved hanging out with them and creating new friendships.  The whole trip consisted of fashion, creativity, and inspiration!

Most likely tomorrow, I will post photos and info from the welcome reception.  It was such a great night and I wish I was still in Miami!


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  1. Great shots!! My fave is the one where you are leaning against the white gate!! You look amazing! Xo

  2. Great shots!! My fave is the one where you are leaning against the white gate!! You look amazing! Xo

  3. I love the shorts Naty! Super cute and can't wait to see more! These photos are fab! I wish I had a prof photog taking my pics! Jajaja, hope to talk soon!

  4. the last 3 pics of you three are awesome! can't wait to see the others 🙂


  5. Great shots! I'm glad you had an amazing trip here in Miami. Congrats you really inspire me 🙂


  6. Love the outfit and those pictures. Work it Naty!

    <3 Kali
    Kali Now Living

  7. Great pictures!! You look gorgeous!
    Love the shorts with the blazer 😀

  8. looks like it was a wonderful trip congrats girl

  9. Awesome pics! You look gorg!


  10. Amazing! I love love love your shorts! You look gorgeous!

    those pics are so good, can't believe they are in night time, now that is one good photographer! Can't wait to see more, you totally deserved this!


  11. you guys look totally amazing! love the dresses and outfits, and awesome make up!
    would you like to follow each other?

  12. awesome blog post. You killing 'em with that outfit!
    would love for u to check out my blog, during your freetime

  13. Gorgeous photos! I love EVERYTHING about this shoot! WERK!!!


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