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Fashion | Pastel Primrose

Lately it seems as if time has been flying (it always seems to do that when vacation is almost over, sadly) and I have been busy busy busy getting ready for back-to-school, finishing up a grad school class, and preparing for baby U. I wore this look yesterday to get around town and run some errands, as well as enjoy some much needed pampering. Being on my feet so much these last few days – and a little spill the other night that left my ankle swollen and bruised – I was in much need of a pedicure and manicure to soothe me. I always make sure to include it in my Saturday routine, because it’s really the only time I have! Plus, I feel refreshed for the weekend, and ready to tackle the upcoming week. It has always been so important to me to take care of my feet, which my mother instilled in me from a young age. They always seem to go unappreciated, and are the body part that bears one of the heaviest burdens. Plus, as a woman, I ask my feet to do crazy things like support my entire body in 4 inch heels without fumbling…so in my book, they definitely deserve some TLC every week for keeping me going! 

I also wanted to share this particular look with some of the curvier or bustier ladies out there. I adore the off the shoulder trend that has taken this season by storm, but a strapless bra is generally not my friend. Fortunately, I have found a great workaround! Pairing any OTS dress or top with a vest not only allows you to wear a standard bra, it adds an extra layer of style that is unique and trendy. I think this is my new favorite styling trick and I can check off the box that says I incorporated some 90s throwback style into my wardrobe this year! Have an amazing Sunday – I’m off to my much-anticipated Baby Shower today!

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MakeMeChic | Tropical Turquoise

Happy Monday! Here in Miami we are in the final week before back-to-school, so I am enjoying every final moment of summer. This weekend I wore this breezy, summer dress from MakeMeChic. They have trendy and affordable clothing, and right now they are having 30% OFF selected summer dresses (code DRESS30), offer FREE shipping on orders over $29, and even 20% OFF your first order!

I am sad to see summer go, but with the start of the new school year, I get to see my students (new and old) and come one step closer to meeting my baby girl! I know that once I get back to work and stay busy busy that time will really fly, and we will have her in our arms before we know it. I hope everyone enjoys their last moments of summer!

Scroll to the bottom to shop this look and visit MakeMeChic, and get my Loren Hope earrings exclusively from Rocksbox.

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MakeMeChic provided The Miami Rose with complimentary products for this post. I aspire to not only create beautiful and meaningful content, but to remain authentic in everything I share with my viewership.

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Beauty | TRESemmé®

Thanks to Influenster, I was hand-selected to test the new TRESemmé Beauty-FULL Reverse Wash Shampoo and Conditioner routine – aka #ReverseYourRoutine! I had never heard of or imagined this flip, but the concept of it makes so much sense. Condition first to soften your hair, and shampoo second to wash away excess oils and buildup. I was so pleased with how soft my hair felt after reversing my routine, and how shiny it made my locks. I’m not an every-day hair-washer (I’m a once – maybe twice – a week hair-washer) so I think the extra conditioning at the beginning of the wash really made a difference in the texture of my hair. It didn’t feel too heavy, but it was definitely moisturized. In the humid and sunny Miami weather, getting your hair just right is a delicate balance, or an art. You want to keep your hair shiny and moisturized, but if you condition too much, your hair gets greasy in an instant from the humidity; if you condition too little (or wash your hair too often) the heat and sun dry out your hair and cause damage.

The TRESemmé Beauty-FULL Reverse Wash Shampoo and Conditioner routine has definitely changed the way I wash my hair, and I have already had my husband try, too! Yes, he has long-ish hair (for a guy) and works outside all day long, so he braves the elements more than I do. I noticed a difference instantly, and although he grumbled about changing his short shower routine, he noticed the difference as well. Instead of conditioning after shampooing, which weighed down his curls, he had shiny, clean, frizz-free, and moisturized hair.

On a side note, I am also obsessed with Mustard and Teal as a standout color combo for the Fall season, so I included my favorite (and affordable) clothes and accessories in this great color palette, featuring Forever 21. Scroll to the bottom to shop the looks, as well as the entire TRESemmé Beauty-FULL Reverse Wash Shampoo and Conditioner collection!

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Influenster and TRESemmé® provided The Miami Rose with complementary products for this post. I aspire to not only create beautiful and meaningful content, but to remain authentic in everything I share with my viewership.


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FlowerMoon by KITTOUNE | Floral Fuschia

Happy Monday everyone! What a beautiful way to start the week off – with flowers! FlowerMoon by KITTOUNE crafts gorgeous jewelry made with real flowers like hydrangeas, daisies, and chrysanthemums. You all know how much I absolutely love flowers, and I was so happy to have been lucky enough to style their “Hortensia” necklace, which was featured in OK! Magazine! I couldn’t believe how beautiful and detailed this piece was in person and I love the gorgeously paired bright colors. It is literally happiness captured in a necklace – not to mention, they also make earrings, bracelets, and rings!

This look is inspired by the necklace itself, showing both simplicity and intricacy. This slip dress is simple in form, but boasts a beautiful detailed pattern just like the necklace baubles. Styled with a classic denim jacket and espadrille flats, you can take this ensemble anywhere this summer.

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FlowerMoon by KITTOUNE provided The Miami Rose with complementary products for this post. I aspire to not only create beautiful and meaningful content, but to remain authentic in everything I share with my viewership.

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SheIn | Citrus Statement

I decided to be daring – which is becoming a personal trend lately – by styling this tangerine & heather statement dress from SheIn. I think this bump has been giving me the excuse to experiment and try new colors, styles, and trends (or, the hormones are just going to my head). I was originally attracted to this dress because of how NOT my style it is. I’m short, busty, and can’t afford to cover up my entire body with a sack. But then I got to thinking: this dress isn’t just for tall, thin girls. I can totally pull this off with a big bump! You see, there’s my baby girl again, giving me confidence and changing my attitude! So I dove in and decided to go for it, and style it I did. I now absolutely love this look, and have already planned on wearing it to several of my school’s special events (their colors are orange and navy) as my bump continues to expand. Who knew? I’m so glad I took a risk, and highly recommend it. To shop this dress (and others) at amazing prices, visit SheIn through the link above or below! Right now they are hosting a 40% OFF discount for purchases $55+ by using code JK40. Trust me, you can get an entire week’s worth of clothes for those prices! Be daring with me, and shop.

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SheIn provided The Miami Rose with complementary products for this post. I aspire to not only create beautiful and meaningful content, but to remain authentic in everything I share with my viewership.

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Vacay Style | Belize Collection

Don’t you just love vacation? I mean, who doesn’t. Who loves packing? Not most people (I happen to love it, but for so many it is a dreaded chore – I won’t even get started on unpacking). Vacay Style is here to make your life simple when packing for a weekend getaway or long trip. Their collections are versatile and mix-and-match; they can all be worn several different ways! Here, I have taken the Belize Maxi Dress with a few key accessories and turned it in to 5 different looks – and I am sure that you can come up with more, too. I had so much fun styling these pieces from Vacay Style, and loved how comfortable the fabric is. Did I also mention that they pack easily? The soft fabric allows for minimal wrinkling and small folding. I loved everything about these pieces from the print to the fit over my growing baby bump. They have so many different options, you just have to give it a try before the summer slips away!

Use code SC15 for 15% OFF your order at Vacay Style. AND, right now on Instagram, Style Collective and Vacay Style are hosting a giveaway where 3 lucky winners will recieve $50 OFF their next Vacay Style purchase! So, visit my Instagram here and enter before time runs out – contest closes at 11:59 EST today! (8/5/16)

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Fashion | Flamingo Fabulous

I was able to score this mod-inspired glam dress as part of my UNLIMITED Membership with Rent the Runway. If you haven’t heard about it, let me fill you in on a service that has changed the way I dress: Some of you have probably wondered how I always change up my accessories so frequently. The secret is, I’m not buying most of them outright – I rent them!

Rent the Runway has an Unlimited service where you can choose any 3 designer items from their closet – and swap them as often as you want – for just a monthly fee. Handbags, jewelry, sunglasses, separates, dresses, and more are all at your fingertips. I have been an Unlimited member for over a year now, and a customer of Rent the Runway since almost the beginning (about 2011). They have certainly gone through many changes since then, but nothing has changed about the gorgeous, on-trend, quality pieces you have to choose from. I keep my pieces for as long as I want, or return them as quickly as I want, and if I love it so much I don’t want to let it go I can buy any of my items for 30% OFF the retail price, and it’s all mine. Check out the Fashion page of the blog to see several of the items, and lots more coming soon!

As a special gift to you all I have a code to receive $20 OFF your first month as an Unlimited member. Just use code FFUNL011924 when signing up for your own UNLIMITED subscription!

SO, here are the key points:

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Fashion | Lapis Lazuli Leopard

Lapis lazuli, or lapis for short, is a deep blue semi-precious stone prized since antiquity for its intense color. Learn something new every day, right? This adorable blue leopard shirtdress is an absolute dream. It goes perfectly with my personally curated jewelry selection from Rocksbox! Haven’t heard of it? Let me fill you in:

Rocksbox carries the trendiest jewelry from 30+ designers, giving you access to a collection that is the ultimate in #accessorygoals. Once you join, you will answer a quick survey and start adding pieces to your Wish List to help your personal stylist go from 0 to BFF in one delivery. You’ll get three amazing pieces to keep for as long as you want, and when you are ready to change it up, you can swap your box to receive a new one as often as you like. AND, if you can’t bear to part with something, you can buy any of the pieces that come in your box (at a discount, of course).

This service helps me pull together all the outfits I already have in my closet with sparkly, on trend jewelry from Rocksbox. It also really helps me to save money and declutter. It allows me to stop spending on jewelry I never wear! With Rocksbox, I get new jewelry all the time for $19/month.

If you want to try the first month out for FREE, use my code JESSIEVBUXOXO at checkout. Subscribe to Rocksbox here!

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Beauty | Summer Skin

Although humidity is high in the summer months, it’s still important to keep our skin nice and moisturized – especially if you are out in the sun! I have provided a quick list of my go-to, absolute favorite products for my always-dry skin (surprising, since Miami is so humid, right?). These are all winners in my book. Scroll down to shop these products!


Best Hand Salve

Mary Kay Satin Hands hand softener. I have about three of these on hand (pun intended). I always make sure to have one in my purse, and I try to remember to massage it into my hands every night too.

Best Body Serum

One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea antioxidant body serum. If you love the idea of a body oil but hate the idea of getting it everywhere, this is for you. The moisture in this serum is intense, but it is so light and soaks in almost immediately. The scent is natural and refreshing, and I love applying it immediately after I shower to my entire body.

Best Cream

Burt’s Bees Milk + Honey body lotion. Need a heavy cream to soothe a burn or dry patch? This will fulfill your needs. It is gentle and soothing while still being extra creamy and rich.

Best Vegan + Toxin-Free Body Lotion

PRTTY Peaushun Skin Tight body lotion. Naturally sourced. Vegan. Gluten-free. Toxin-free. Need I say more? It also comes in various tints to show off your summer glow or enrich your natural skin tone.

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Fashion | Creamy Casual

Needless to say, this bump has really started to grow! This look is one of my favorite go-to outfits this summer simply because it is comfortable, classic, versatile, and easy to accessorize. A cream tank with a lightweight blazer or duster jacket, cuffed jeans, and some low heels or flats are perfect for errands or even a casual date. I can’t get enough of the lighter colors these past few days because of the heat and humidity here in Miami, and I suspect that expecting mamas (and non preggers as well) share my sentiments about the summer weather. The goal is to look chic while staying cool – and this combo definitely gets it done. Plus, how can you say no to this quilted bag  that comes in an array of colors, and is under $300 for the Nordstrom sale? Scroll to the bottom to shop this post!

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