Lipstick, Heels & a Baby

The Perfect Floral Romper + Sonesta Coconut Grove

Thursday, July 28

Miami Swim Week is one of my all time favorite events of the year. I love all the music, the energy and all of the gorgeous bathing suits. I do not know if I am partial since I live at the beach but I Swim Week may be my favorite fashion event of the year. 

This year we stayed 3 of our 4 nights at the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami Hotel. When we arrived to this beautiful 22 story boutique hotel overlooking the gorgeous sail boats and yachts I knew we were in for a real treat. The staff was more than welcoming and generous with anything we may have needed while we were staying with them. The hotel is about 25 minutes outside of Miami's South Beach hustle and bustle - this gave us a few minutes of quiet time to catch up on instagram which was extremely convenient!

Our first night in Miami was Thursday and I wore this adorable floral romper to the evenings festivities. I broke up the floral print with my favorite wrap belt that was the BEST purchase I have made in months! 

Photos || Jacqueline Ward Images

Romper c/o|| Belt || Shoes || Clutch || Link Bracelet c/o ||
A big thank you to Sonesta for hosting us. All opinions are my own.

Off The Shoulder Top Trend Into Fall

Wednesday, July 27

Off the shoulder has been one of my favorite trends through out summer and I plan on carrying it right into fall! I do not know if you guys remember - but I had this top also in the romper (which sold out at Nord fast so make sure to snatch it up quick) and was so obsessed with the embroidered detail I decided to get it in the top - just a different color!

Ultimate Wing Tips

Tuesday, July 26

Looking for more “make-life-easier” tips? Visit or follow the conversation on Twitter @mywingwoman. I received compensation for this blog post from Teva Women’s Health.
Being a wing woman is not always easy! Winged eyes can seem  intimidating and extremely hard to get even. I am sharing my ultimate and absolute favorite tip to get the perfect wing every time. Regardless of what kind of wing look you may want!

The first thing I like to do, regardless of which type of wing I am wanting, is find the correct angle for my eye. If I want a more noticeable wing I will place the tape at a more horizontal angle vs a more vertical angle which creates a less noticeable wing. 
If you are wanting a very natural eye, you can wing your shadow opposed to your eyeliner. To do this all you need to do is create your desired angle with your tape and apply shadow as you normally would. This will keep your eyes clean under and around your eyelid as well as keep your angles even on both sides! Feel free to line or not line your lash line, depending on what you prefer. 

Your next option when working with your winged eye is to add a small flick with your eyeliner. To do this you can either leave the tape on and use the tape as your guide or you can remove the tape and free hand your wing for a less perfected look. Another option with this look is to use a coal eyeliner pencil to line your waterline. By doing this you are creating a more defined and noticeable eye.

Another way to change up your wing is to add a little more length to your flick and for a super daring look you can pull it out even more. You can also take a dark eyeshadow color such as a black, brown, bronze or even gold for just a pop and smudge it underneath your bottom lash line. This gives your eye a smudgier and smokier wing look. Once you get your ultimate wing for your eye shape and look - apply mascara,and some lipstick and you are ready to take on your day!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Hayley Larue Design