Neoprene Dream

November 28th, 2012

{Tibi dress from Saks Bal Harbour, Christian Louboutin D’Orsay heels}

When I encountered this dainty, uber feminine, hot pink Tibi number, it was love at first sight. My goodness, do I love fuchsia. It’s like a doggone disease, I tell you. Once my fingers grazed its foamy texture and I discovered it was neoprene, well, I kinda made out with it. This chick totally digs an unexpected textile — especially one that whisks me away to boogie boarding on the Jersey Shore.

As for these killer badiller pics, a big shout out to fellow Greek Goddess Soula Pefkaros. Homegirl killed it with the lens (a gift she inherited from her brilliant father) and it was such a treat to collaborate with a childhood crony and prance around Dante Fancell Park like a drunken highschooler again. Love you and your perfected avgolemono soup, Soulee.

{My mother just gifted me this antique opal ring…um, LOVE}

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Peace Out, Miami

November 26th, 2012

You’ve seen Peace Love World on those omnipresent Kardashians. You love the whole vibe and feel of the Miami-based label, too. So it’s time to scoop up some Peace Love World on the cheap at their Winter Warehouse Sale. Yep, the Miami based casual-chic fashion and lifestyle brand is swinging open the doors of its Doral Outlet (7702 NW 56 Street) beginning Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2.  The weekend sale event will include fabulous finds from the popular brand’s fashion, lifestyle and accessory collections, an exclusive sample sale, live music, food trucks, entertainment and product giveaways. Peace out, peeps!

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Cleaning House

November 22nd, 2012

{My closet before Gabrielle “The Bozz Lady” Bozza attacked it}

This is so embarrassing. You see, the photo above is just a teeny corner of my closet. There’s no rhyme or reason to it — I  have tees, frocks, tanks, jeans, bags, hair extensions, journals and such all thrown together in a hot mess, praying some magical elf will show up one day to fix this frigging designer disaster of epic proportions. Somehow, my wishful thinking worked (alas, The Secret is alive and well!) and Gaby Bozza reached out to collaborate on my blog. You see, Gaby works in the music industry by day but her closeted (pun intended) passion is organizing closets.

That’s Gaby above and there she is assessing the nightmare that is my walk-in closet. Her first order of business? Snooping around for space and encouraging me to purge like the dickens. Like one of those freaks on Extreme Hoarders, if you will. And so we purged…

“Geez, you have a lot of handbags, Maria!” Gaby tells me as she sifts through 1,982 clutches, hobos and totes. Um, guilty as charged. So the handbag hullabaloo above was the first pile to be reckoned with. Gaby brought a rolling rack where we emptied the contents of my closet and I was able to carefully edit each piece. If it didn’t fit, was too trendy, hadn’t been worn in two years…it was donated or tossed. Did I mention Gaby showed up at 11 a.m.? Ava comes home from school at 3 and we were STILL PURGING. Ah, here it is, coming together. Here are some rules Gaby lives by when it comes to organizing one’s closet:

♥ After purging, make sure you have strategy. Gaby assesses the layout of my closet and makes sure to efficiently use every square inch of it.

♥ Use one type of hanger. I love the felt-covered Joy Mangano huggable hangers. Wire hangers suck at life…toss them.

♥ Gaby organizes clothing by color, she hangs like-types of clothing together (like skirts, pants, blouses, etc.)

♥ Store seasonal stuff you don’t use often in clear bins.

♥ Keep items you use frequently at eye level or below and items you rarely use higher up.

Talk about organized! This is the shit Container Store catalogs are made of.

Clutches neatly line the shelf.Handbags I don’t regularly use are stored in bins on top.

Drawer dividers are your friend.

Nine hours later and there you have it! A meticulously coordinated and clutter free closet. If you could use the expert help of Gaby Bozza, hit her up at gabrielle@thebozzlady.com. I pinky promise she will change your life! And your closet.

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Hello, Gucci Outlet

November 19th, 2012

Happy Monday, freaks! Christmas has come early for South Florida-based Gucci gals and guys. How so? Sawgrass Mills will expand its unmatched retail mix of internationally-recognized name brands with the first-in-market outlet location from Gucci. This noteworthy new addition will open a temporary location at The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills just before Black Friday, but will then move to a permanent location as part of the ongoing expansion of The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills to be completed by early 2013. Consider yourself warned, label lovers!

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Panty Giveaway!

November 15th, 2012

{Win some undies from Ditsies}

I’m ready to rock your underworld, ladies. And by that, I’m talking a panty giveaway. The fine folk at Ditsies are giving one lucky Wordy Girl reader two pairs of skivvies — one from their Classics line and one from their Brights line. For those of you unfamiliar with the site, think of Disties as a luxury underwear delivery club where members score new, tailored-to-your-taste panties each month for just $12 a month. I know, butts everywhere, rejoice! To win my contest, all you need to do is:

Like The Wordy Girl here

Like Ditsies here

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Winner announced Nov. 26

 

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