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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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      I realize I’m not getting any sympathy from anyone north of Palm Beach but, as far as I’m concerned, it’s officially “cold” in Miami.  I usually welcome this change because it means I get to “shop” in the chunky sweater and boots section of my closet! Typically this section has got me covered on days as such, but this morning I woke up to a not only cold day but a rainy one as well.  And that’s when it happened…. a moment of truth that all fashionistas have at some point when they’re alone in their closet.  The dreaded: I have nothing to wear!!!  Obviously I’m good with umbrellas (this is Miami) so I finally caught my breathe after realizing my fav leather motorcycle jacket (the only thing that would keep me warm) wasn’t going to get ruined.  Finally, I came to terms with the fact that there was a huge gap in my closet in regards to a necessary wardrobe staple.  What I was missing was a seriously major, fabulous trench coat!!!  Arriving at Burberry (the quintessential trench coat haven) I realized this moment was truly a fashion blessing in disguise!  Don’t you just love happy endings!?  Check out my favorite trench coat looks below.

xoxo,

Dara Michelle 

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I don’t usually associate ankle boots with fancy frocks –but thanks to the fashion genius of Giuseppe Zanotti and Saint Laurent (to say the least) I’m beginning to rethink this idea.  Although stilettos will always have a special place in my heart, this season they no longer will be the “go-to” when it comes to choosing shoes for a swanky event.  For next month’s Art Basel (the world’s premier international art show for modern and contemporary works, taking place each December in Miami – hence lots of fabulous events) why not rock a mini dress with some sexy Giuseppe ankle boots hashtag: I Die!!!  It’s about time my 160mm impossible to dance in Loubitins met their match!!!  A longtime signature of the “model-off-duty” wardrobe or the “throw on with a pair of jeans” essential the ankle boot (aka bootie) is quickly gaining ground at both red carpet premieres and fancier fashion events. So why do I love this look so much? Well first, the extra fabric and support that ankle boots provide make them more comfortable than the stiletto and second, the shoes offer a touch of toughness, which in turn gives a dressed-up look a cool edge you wouldn’t otherwise get from a pair of pumps.  Translation for my fellow New Yorkers: Think uptown dress with downtown footwear.  This must-try combo of fancy frocks and ankle boots were present all over fashion week too making them the ultimate fashion accessory this season.  Check out my favorite ankle boot looks below and don’t be surprised if your beloved stilettos collect a little dust this season!  Your feet are going to love you!!!

xoxo,
Dara Michelle

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