Don’t Mess With This Chic Greek

May 20th, 2015

Maria Tettamanti

{Lorie Lester dress, Tassel headband, Ramona La Rue belt}

Lorie Lester dress

tassel headband

Miami Fashion Blogger maria Tettamanti

the wordy girl

Gyros, Zeus, ouzo, the Olympics, philosophy, Mykonos, togas — this Greek girl loves all-things Hellenic (especially tzatziki sauce and chicken kebabs. And big fat Greek weddings). So this white draped dress by Miami-based designer Lorie Lester paired with 305-based headband brand Tassel and a Ramona La Rue belt has me feeling all Spartan warrior badass and stuff. LIKE, DON’T MESS WITH ME BECAUSE I WILL FUCK YOUR DAY UP. 

Honestly, clothes are empowering — much like a power suit one wears during interviews or important meetings with the Big Boys. And this entire ensemble has a decidedly goddess Athena feel to it. A little mythology lesson for you: Athena was the embodiment of wisdom, reason and purity. She was often symbolized as an owl — which is where the saying “wise as an owl” stems from. 

And that’s our Greek lesson for the day, pupils. Circling back to what I was saying earlier, this look taps into my inner Greek roots and I looooove that. 

Opa!

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Sorry, Supermarket Runs. I’m breaking Up With you

May 19th, 2015

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I’ll tell you what…this little piggy won’t be going to the market. Yes, for me, supermarket runs (which I average 2 to 3 per week because I can’t get it together in this arena) are right up there with waterboarding — absolute torture. Let’s just say that I’d rather get a bikini wax (no lie) rather than endure the parking situation, deli-wait situation, bagging my own groceries situation, loading the car in 99-degree weather situation and unloading the trunk situation which is all synonymous with the grueling grocery store run situation. 

Well, no more, Miami! Why? 

Instacart just launched in Miami TODAY (May 19th)! Yep, Instacart is an on-demand grocery service where you can get Whole Foods Market, Costco, Winn-Dixie, BJ’S Wholesale Club and Petco items delivered to your door in as little as one hour. And nope, no membership required for club warehouses. Customers order on the site, iPhone, or Android app and a shopper hand selects and delivers the order. And the service will continue to add stores and zones after opening. 

And I’ve got the hookup for you, kids. Click here for $10 off your first order and 1 month of free deliveries through Instacart Express.

 Cheers to having someone else shop for your groceries!

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Clinique Event & Giveaway!

May 18th, 2015

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{All this Clinique beauty booty could be yours! Read on…}

 clinique event miami

 

Beauty lovers, lend me your ears, Clinique is throwing a get-pretty party this Saturday, May 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Macy’s Aventura and you’re invited (see invite above for more details).

And the sweet peeps at Clinique want to hook one of my readers up with TONS of beauty swag. All you’ve got to do is comment below on why you should win and follow me on Instagram (@mariatettamanti) and comment on the Clinique image I posted. 

Winner will be randomly chosen and contacted via email Tuesday, May 26th. Good luck!

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It Girl? Why, Thank you very much!

May 14th, 2015

maria tettamanti

{Looking positively psycho a in Sachin + Babi dress (on sale!), Vince Camuto clutch and Aquazurra heels}

It Girl Event Miami

{Erin, Elysze, moi, Violet, Ginger & Milly}

ItGirls3{The crew with our Women’s Fund makeover winner — all in Vince Camuto!}


This blog has offered me some surreal experiences and weirdo commenters. For example, last week, I was absolutely humbled to be chosen as an IT Girl by stylist Elysze Held for a fashion event at Dadeland Mall. My friends Ginger, Erin and Violet were also handpicked by Elysze to model the latest Spring fashions with a philanthropic twist — we teamed up with the Women’s Fund (which improves the lives of women and girls through grants, education and advocacy) and gifted one lucky woman (pictured above) a head-to-toe dream makeover. Seeing the winner all dolled most definitely brought on the waterworks (I’m basically crying on an every-other-day basis this month — progress, people!). 

The fashion show portion of the evening was a BLAST (see my first picture for photographic proof). Giiiiirl, I werked that stage like Vanna White on the Wheel of Fortune. Pat Sajak would’ve been damn proud of my corny moves and larger-than-life hand gestures. 

But honestly, it was an honor to work alongside the Women’s Fund. When our makeover winner sauntered onto the stage, her happiness and confidence was infectious. Honestly, she was the IT girl of the evening. 

 

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Rockin’ In My Blue Suede Shoes

May 12th, 2015

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{7 for all Mankind jeans, Aquazurra pumps, Essie‘s Stittin’ Pretty polish}


 

Forget red-sole Louboutins (they’re both masochistic and somewhat overplayed in the 305). The new IT shoe has a gold pineapple motif on the bottom and they’re by Aquazurra. The sweet husband bought me this turqouise suede pair (winning!) after our celebratory 12-year anniversary lunch at The Grill at Bal Harbour. Sordid confession: I strategically planned lunch at Bal Harbour Shops with the specific mission to “walk off lunch” afterward (AKA go shopping). I know, totally evil yet brilliant at the same time. You know you pull the same kind of shady shenanigans to your loved ones. Don’t lie now!

I recently had the honor of meeting the designer behind Aquazurra, Edgardo Osorio, and was pleasantly surprised to learn that new Shoe King is a Miamian by way of Colombia. How cool is that!? He now lives in Italy and divulged to me this fun fact (because fun facts are AWESOME): The pineapples on the bottom of his killer pumps are for good luck (he bears a pineapple tattoo on his wrist, too).

And that, loyal readers, is some insider-y news for you heel-aholics. 

 

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