— Dara Michelle – Style, Elegance, Fashion, Passion

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          If you’re like me, then the first thing you think about when seeing anything that ties is that time you tried to teach your precious cuties, with those little hands, how to tie their own shoes for the very first time.  Even my “mommy friends” will attest that I have more patience than most, but after repeating “make two bunny ears and cross them over like an X” for what felt like an eternity even the most patient of us would soon want to lose their sh&t!  All I could say is thank g-d for Velcro!!!  

      So one can imagine how I felt the first time I saw these pieces with lace-up details reminiscent of the traumatic, teach your kids how to tie their own shoes, experience.  However, after a second look, I had magically forgotten all about how stressful this event was (fashion does that to me often) so much so that these tied-up pieces soon became my newest obsession. Imagine that!

xoxo,

Dara Michelle

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     Although it’s officially fall (in most parts of the country) and Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes are in full affect for us Miami people, however, our “fall” would be more apropos labeled (for lack of a better term) Summer Part II.  So, what does this mean as far as fashion is concerned?  Well first off- you’ll still have to shave your legs daily because one never knows when life may call for a bikini!!! #miamigirlproblems (I know I’m not alone by admitting that once upon a time in NYC come fall my razor and legs would see each other a lot less- there I said it! I feel so much better now!!!)

     Truth- I actually keep a bikini in my car at all times because you never know when you’ll have a “window” for a mini-vacation (defined as-  sun, not hearing the word MOM for a consecutive 30 minutes or more, and an Us Weekly pool/beach side before it’s time for carpool).  Don’t tell anyone but, sometimes, I even close my eyes and pretend I’m in St. Barts in Mara Hoffman swim sipping the yummiest champagne garnished with strawberries!!! But then, my iPhone alarm rings promptly at 2:30 and I “wake up”  with just enough time to throw on my clothes and retrieve the princesses from school.  Then, we are off to gymnastics or tennis or soccer or dance and then homework, dinner, bath, and then, finally, story and cuddles. Can you say EX-HAUSTED?! These days I have to take what I can get (even it means going on a 45 minute vacation in my mind)!  What else do these not so fall days in Miami mean for us fashionistas!?  That we still get to rock our favorite pieces from spring/summer, obviously! Hence the title of today’s post: Flowers for fall!! Check out how I wore my favorite floral top in the middle of October! #onlyinmiami

xoxo,
Dara Michelle

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What I Wore:

Top: Ibella V

Jeans: Genetic Denim

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Hand Bag: Louis Vuitton

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