Miami Beach Blues

outfit details

ASOS Maxi Dress with Tie Back // ASOS Leather Lace Up Sandals // J.Crew ‘Jane’ Sunglasses on sale // Old Navy Envelope Clutch old similar here // Kate Spade Pearl Earring // J.Crew Bangle old similar here

During our long weekend in Miami we tore ourselves away from the beach a few times to explore the town. I saw this easy blue maxi halter a while back and thought it would be great for the trip. The longer length makes the dress a good fit for a February trip to Florida where the temperature can fluctuate throughout the day. It was a bit looser than expected, had I time to do a return I would have exchanged it for a size smaller. So if ordering, size down! I know I will be wearing these sandals into the ground this summer. The gladiator trend has been around for a while now but I have previously found the look a bit unwearable. This light, metallic version was just enough to feel on trend without dominating the outfit – or requiring half an hour to put on. The listing says “wide fit” which deterred me at first but the steal of a price tag won me over and in the end I don’t think they seem wide.

On Saturday night we ate dinner at The Matador Room at the new Miami Beach Edition hotel. The restaurant consisted of a single round space and yet was set up in a way so that I couldn’t hear any conversation but my own. I hope New York restaurants take note. We then spent the rest of the evening exploring the Edition’s famed amenities including a nightclub, a bowling alley, and an ice skating rink.

On Sunday, we had reservations at La Mar for an elaborate Peruvian brunch. We spent three hours stuffing ourselves with the most amazing food and sipping cocktails while taking in the incredible view of the water. I read about the unique brunch experience in the New York Time’s 36 Hours book that I got for Alex as a Christmas gift last year. It is an amazing travel guide that condenses each US city into a weekend itinerary full of the best spots.

I wish we could have spent more time exploring Miami’s bustling art scene. We drove through the heart of it and were able to see some of the famed Wynwood walls. But alas, something to check off our list next time. We both agreed that this won’t be our last trip to Miami Beach.

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