June 30, 2014

Lady in Red

Dress: eShakti c/o, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik ( lower cost option here and here ), Bag: DVF ( sold out, similar here , here and here ), Bracelet: Stella & Dot, Sunglasses: Prada ( also love these ) Lipstick: Nars " Jungle Red" 

Like I was saying last week, I love color. The brighter the better. One of my favorite silhouettes for dresses is empire waist. I find it to be very feminine and universally flattering. Queue this pretty little number from eShakti. It combines both those attributes beautifully! 

Eshakti is a line of women's fashion clothing that sells beautiful dresses, tops, skirts ( loving this one and this one here ), and even jackets- the best part is, they customize them to your height, size, and style! Yay, for us who are not your typical standard sizes! For those of you who don't require customizing, they offer sizes 0-36W.

Because of the beautiful bright red of this dress, I went the minimalist route with it. A little animal print clutch for contrast, a pair of black ladylike pointed toe heels, a gold bracelet, and this lady in red is ready to go! I love the vintage feel of this look.

If you haven't checked out eshakti yet, you need to head on over because they are offering a 10% discount to my lovely readers from now until July 26th! And you can take advantage of this discount as many times as you want during this period, just enter code " ghcities" in the promotional code box at checkout.

Have a happy Monday, lovelies, and happy shopping! 

June 27, 2014

Good Things come to those who Wait

T-Shirt: Feel the Piece, Shorts: Rag & Bone/Jean, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell ( similar here ), Belt: J.Crew on sale NOW!, Bag: Chanel ( lower cost option here and here ), Watch: Fossil, Sunglasses: Prada

Happy Friday, lovelies! I am so excited I finally got my Rag & Bone/Jean distressed boyfriend shorts! First of all they were sold out everywhere. I got on a wait list for my usual size and when they finally came, they were too big. Long story short, after a little over a month, I got them in the right size! They are awesome. So comfy with just the right amount of edge and grit to them from all the distressing going on.

By the way, if you've been thinking about getting them, jump on them right now cause they have lots of sizes available HERE! Don't forget to size down.

Have a fantastic weekend and I'll see you back here on Monday!

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June 25, 2014

Cobalt Blue and a little Coco

T-Shirt: StyleLately, Skirt: H&M ( old ), Shoes: B Brian Atwood ( sold out, similar here ), Bag: Chanel, Sunglasses: Prada, Bracelet: Forever 21 ( old )

When I saw this T-shirt on a very stylish fellow blogger Kelsey Bang, I knew I had to have it! If you've been coming by for a bit, you'll know that I am a sucker for a cool message tee or sweatshirt. 

I decided to style this tee with a bit of whimsy. A flirty, twirly, ballerina style skirt in the most gorgeous cobalt blue. A blingy bracelet and, of course, a pretty Chanel bag to bring it all together. A perfect outfit to wear to a casual party or get-together.

What are your thoughts on message tees/sweats?

Happy Hump day, beauties!

June 23, 2014

Bright Red and Turquoise

Shirt: Parker ( old ), Shorts: Vintage Lucky Brand ( they were pants, I cut them ), Shoes: Nine West ( old, similar here and here ), Clutch: Melie Bianco ( old ), Sunglasses: Versace, Necklace and Earrings: Kendra Scott

It's no secret that I love bright colors. I'm totally drawn to them. I guess it's the Cuban in me. Here, this bright red blouse gets an added kick when paired with a beautiful turquoise necklace and matching earrings. To me, this outfit has a carefree, I'm-on-vacation island feel to it. Just looking at it makes me happy!

What do you think of this look? Do you like to mix brights together?

Happy Monday, lovelies!

June 20, 2014

Summer...it's a comin'

Tank: Feel the Piece, Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied, Shoes: Zara ( old ), Bag: Balenciaga, Sunglasses: Versace, Watch: Fossil, Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Tomorrow marks the official start of summer but, here in Miami, summer has been in full swing for a while now. These past few days have been very hot and humid and it's been raining on and off.

When we stepped out to take these pictures, my hair was fairly tame and not frizzy. Ten minutes later, different story! That said, I leave you with what will probably be one my last "jeans" outfits for a while.

Happy Friday, beauties! Have a great weekend and I'll see you back here on Monday.

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June 18, 2014

Simple but not Boring

Tank: Feel the Piece ( similar, on Sale! here ), Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Bag: DVF ( sorry, sold out now ), Belt: J.CrewSunglasses: Prada, Watch: Fossil, Bracelet and Necklace: Marc by Marc Jacobs

We all know we can't go wrong with black. Black is one of those colors that is just about universally flattering and will always be appropriate. Since I'm not a huge fan of the all black look ( one exception being the LBD ), I always have to break it up by adding in some pops of other colors here and there.

For this outfit I went with a nude shoe and, one of my favorite prints to mix with black, leopard. Simple, but definitely not boring. What do you think of this look? 

Have a great Wednesday, lovelies!

June 17, 2014

Tasty Tuesday- Zesty Shrimp with Black Bean Mash

Ingredients needed for this meal

Dice up and Saute the Shallot in 1 Tsp of Coconut Oil for about 2 minutes

Add in your can of Ready to Eat Black Beans and mash up with a fork to release starches and allow it to thicken

Cook on low-medium heat for about 7 minutes mashing and stirring occasionally 

Season the Shrimp with Salt, Pepper, and Curry Powder

Chop up your vegetables, garlic, and ginger

Saute the Onions, Bell Peppers, Ginger, and Serrano Pepper in 1 Tbsp of Coconut Oil for about 15 minutes 

Add the Garlic and saute for 1 minute stirring it to make sure it does not burn. Season with Salt and Pepper

Then add the Shrimp and Chopped Tomato, stir everything together. Turn off heat, cover and let sit for about 7 minutes

After 7 minutes, this is what you will have

Serve over your Mashed Black Beans- My presentation

My husband's presentation

Eat and Enjoy!

It's that time of the week again- Tasty Tuesday! Today I'm sharing a quick and easy meal idea that's very flavorful and satisfying, but still friendly to your waist. The flavors going on here are reminiscent of Caribbean/ West Indies dishes that I have had in the past. My husband and I love it and I hope you will as well.

The quantities below serve two people but can easily be adjusted based on your needs. I normally add some fresh chopped cilantro to the Shrimp at the very end but, that day the cilantro did not look good so, I opted to leave it out. It's still delicious without it but, if you have it, add it. It definitely kicks the dish up a notch!

By the way, my husband and I have a different idea when it comes to the plating of this dish. I'm curious, which presentation do you prefer?  Be honest. I will not be offended! ;-)


1/2 lb. Shrimp ( peeled and devained )
1 Bell Pepper ( sliced )
1/2 Sweet Onion ( sliced )
1 Serrano Pepper ( cut lengthwise and sliced, seeds and ribs removed ) *Note* This pepper is very spicy. Remove ribs and seeds if you do not like or can not tolerate a lot of heat.
2 Large Cloves of Garlic ( finely chopped )
1 Two-Inch piece of fresh Ginger ( peeled and finely chopped )
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
Salt, Pepper, and Curry Powder to taste
1 tsp Fresh Cilantro
1 wedge of Lime to squeeze on top once served

In a medium size pan on medium heat, add the coconut oil and saute the bell peppers, onions, serrano pepper and ginger for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Then add in your garlic and cook for one minute, stirring it to make sure it does not burn. At this point, season your veggies with salt and pepper and stir.
Season your shrimp with salt, pepper, and curry powder and add them in to your vegetables along with the chopped tomato ( Refer to photo above ). Mix everything together. Turn off the heat and cover the pan. Let sit until the shrimp cooks through, about 7 minutes. You're done!

Black Beans

1 15oz can of Black Beans ( Seasoned and Ready to Eat )
1 Small-Medium Shallot ( finely chopped )
1 Tsp Coconut Oil

In a small pan on medium heat, saute the shallot in coconut oil for about 2 minutes. Add in your can of black beans ( don't rinse or drain, as it is already cooked and seasoned-  just throw out the viscous liquid that's on the very top ). Lower heat to low-medium and cook, uncovered, for about 7 minutes while mashing and stirring with a fork. You will notice that the beans will start changing color and get more opaque and also thicken as the starches get released by mashing. After about 7 minutes, remove from heat and let sit for about 2 minutes and it'll thicken even more. You're done! 

Serve and enjoy!

*Note: If you start making the beans right before you add in the garlic to your other pan, you should be done with both, the shrimp and the beans, around the same time.

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