Spring Break Miami Look Book 2018

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Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded any content (from myself) on my blog. I missed you guys! Recently I went on a mini vacation with my friends to Miami, Florida — the top 5 spot for college spring breakers.

With our many adventures during our three-day trip, I got to get some fits off while in Miami and that’s why I’m here today! I’m actually very upset because I had sooo many other outfits I wanted to put into my lookbook, but I either forgot my camera or was too intoxicated to take photos! 🙃 Here are my top 3 looks:

South Beach Brunch

Destination: The Sugar Factory

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Top & bottom: Fashion Nova | Shoes: Boohoo | Sunglasses: Forever 21

I wish I got pics in this outfit at brunch, but I love the way the bright yellow skort compliments my dark skin. The top gave it an edgier and not so dainty and subtle look, which is what I was going for. I paired this with scrappy, block heels because 1) I knew I was going to be walking for a good minute this day and 2) the black heels compliment the black in my tube top!

Striped Shorts on The Strip

Destination: South Beach, Miami Boardwalk

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Bag: Coach | Shorts: Fashion Nova | Top: Boohoo | Necklace: Francesca’s | Sandals: Forever 21

This was my favorite look on my vacation. The long elephant necklace was such a soft touch to the outfit, yet made it feel so complete. I loved how I wore all black in the 80 degree weather, but made it work for the weather! The bralette plus the shorts were the right combo for the hot weather. The metallic pink sandals also added a chic feel to the outfit. I put my hair in an updo (which was so accidental) to show off the fit.

A Floral Night out at the Nightclub

Destination: Cameo Nightclub

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Romper: Fashion Nova | Heels: Urban OG

Upset I didn’t get any photos on my camera in this fit, but my iPhone works just fine. I looovveee this romper. I shopped most of Fashion Nova because I know I can trust their sizes to fit me just right. I got this romper in a XS and It fit perfectly. I paired it with some scrappy white heels to compliment the white and pink flowers on the navy blue romper. I love the peek-a-boo opening on the stomach. It gives the romper a more raunchy feel for a night out. I grabbed my big silver hoops and went with a half up half down hairstyle to match this look, which made it perfect for spring!

I hope you guys enjoyed my looks for Miami. Comment if you’d like me to do more cookbooks on my blog. Thank you! xx

My Spring Break Miami Vlog 2018 [click here]

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Girls Trip: NYC + LOOK BOOK

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To keep updated, read my last post before you read this one! This past week, some friends and I made our way to New York City! After a long 14 hour bus drive, you’d think we’d be ready to hit the hay. Nope! At 3:30 in the morning we made our way to a bar called Brooklyn Vibes. The strip we stayed in for the trip is apparently where a lot of Caribbean places and people reside. During my stay, I can attest to this! Brooklyn Vibes played nothing but Caribbean hits and I couldn’t have been more pleased.

Check out my first vlog, recapping my time in New York City and my travel skin care routine! [click here]

IMG_2937.JPGThe first day we visited Poco, a brunch restaurant with bottomless mimosas! They also specialize in organic lunch and dinner.  The drink options were mimosas, sangrias, and bloody mary’s. Of course I went with the sangrias. My friends and I wanted to be adventurous, so we asked for a bloody mary. Let me tell you… THE WORST DRINK I’VE EVER TASTED. Tomato juice in my drinks aren’t the move. The bartender said that many people order it because it’s suppose to ‘cure a hangover’? I don’t get that logic, but nonetheless if I ever had a hangover… bloody mary’s wouldn’t be my go-to. Yuck. We had about 5-6 rounds of sangrias. Talk about day drinking.

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On the menu, I got the pulled chicken sandwich. In between the bun, there was applewood smoked bacon, a 3-cheese blend, tomato and chipotle aioli. SOOOOO GOOD.  It came with a side of potatoes, which was also really good, and a side salad with some type of sauce on it. I couldn’t really recall it, but it was sweet and looked like vinaigrette. If you got the bottomless sangrias, your entire meal would be just $32 plus tax. Not bad I say! It was definitely worth the money. I haven’t seen too many of these type of places in Cleveland, but hopefully I find one!

FullSizeRender.jpgFor brunch I wore a yellow romper from Altar’d State with black strap sandals from Urban OG. I paired it with my favorite Francesca’s sunglasses with a top white frame, some midi rings, and just a small black wallet from Aldo.

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The next day, we visited China Town. A.k.a, bargain city. Unfortunately, this was one of the stops we agreed to go to later and never found the time to! I actually wish I was able to shop here. i saw lots of sunglasses, bracelets, and bags I wanted to buy! I reminisce going to China Town the time I visited NYC  when I was young and getting a deli sandwich from this small asian cuisine restaurant and I wish I knew the name of it. The scenery is beautiful as well as the bargains in China Town!

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We also visited Coney Island. I always thought Coney Island was in a different city, come to find out it’s right in NYC. I’m not a fan of rides, but there was great food, a reggae festival and salsa dancing on the boardwalk. We even stopped to get ice cream. It was a very windy, and even chilly day which wasn’t expected. Nonetheless we still enjoyed ourselves. We took some pictures next too some huge artwork by artists right in NYC. We even got stopped by a few photographers to take photos of us.

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I wore this beautiful scarlet dress with leaves on it (you know I love palm trees) from Forever 21. Here, my black strap sandals are pictured. I wore my yellow hand bag, reviewed in my latest fashion post from Aldo. I paired it with a rose gold linear necklace from Francesca’s.

 

Our final destination was Times Square. The scenery and vibe is truly capturing. It took us about an hour to find food. There were way too many options! H&M was HUGE compared to the one in the mall in my hometown.

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetThe Juice Shop. My best friend wanted a smoothie so bad, we searched high and low for one! We finally landed to one and guess what, the smoothies were TEN DOLLARS. I’ve never had a smoothie for that much and neither have my friends. Then again, it is New York. We tried a PB&J and CJ smoothie which consisted of peanut butter, chia gel, strawberry, banana, agave, and almond milk. Yum! It tasted just like a PB&J sandwich and after tasting it, I still don’t think $10 would be worth it, haha.

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I featured this denim button up dress in my vlog. It is from H&M and I got it for only $15 (yes it was on sale)! My cute sandals are from Alumni, a store we found on a strip in Brooklyn, New York.

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetFun fact: I spent $40 on this meal right here. Chicken alfredo and a drink. N E V E R  A G A I N. It was delicious though, but definitely not worth the price. This dinner was at il Fornetto. The service was great and our waitress had a great sense of humor. The dinner was by the lake and on the lake were beautiful swans and boats. There was a ‘beware of sharks’ sign, but honestly the water was way too shallow for sharks. I think it was just for entertainment. Anyways, my friends and I regretted spending up to $50 at this restaurant!

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I’d rate this trip a 9.5/10.. everything was amazing, even with the long train rides and expensive food. I enjoyed getting away for the summer and making memories with my friends! Next stop: Cancun? Stay tuned!

xoxocharleymone