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There has been no shortage of floral prints this Summer, and I love that these florals can be taken right into the Fall season. Luckily, in Miami I can continue rocking Summer styles for quite some time, allowing me to get plenty of use out these pieces. One of my favorite looks has been this super cute Flower Print Crop Top Two-Piece. It shows just a tiny bit of midriff without looking skimpy or inappropriate. I have rocked this to brunch, dinner, and have even styled the top piece separately with a black high-waisted denim skirt. The best part, the entire two-piece look is just $23! I love the flowy off-the-shoulder crop top and I’m getting lots of uses mixing and matching this (and P.S., the top does not do that annoying pop-up onto your shoulder thing that a lot of OTS tops do!). Floral Two Piece: Find it here Sunglasses: Find them here (in…

If you know me well, I am a former Diet Coke addict. Don’t get me wrong, I still indulge from time to time (don’t dare offer me a Diet Pepsi, though a Diet Dr. Pepper even trumps my DC craving), but as I’ve focused more and more on healthy eating and habits over the years, my cravings for carbonation have been satisfied with unsweetened (but flavored) sparkling water. I’ve dabbled around with different brands, and I am always excited to find new ones. That’s why I was so excited when I received the opportunity to work with Spindrift® sparkling water. One of the things I love most about the refreshing and bubbly water is that they are made with real fruit, from local farms (“farm to bubble” as they like to say). I thought this map on their website was super cute, to show where their fruit comes from – from citrus to…

If you live in LA, have visited LA, or even heard rumors about all of the traffic in LA, you know that it’s definitely a city where you need a car. Uber or Lyft will work to head out to dinner or drinks locally, but if you truly want to explore all of the different areas and neighborhoods (which you absolutely should), then renting a car is a must when you visit. I was lucky enough to work with Mitsubishi for our LA trip, where I was loaned the new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer LE (black on black – so chic) to travel around town. Not only did we take this bad boy all around LA, but we took a smooth and scenic drive to Camarillo Ranch for a wedding we were attending, and then detoured down to Malibu the next day, on our way back from LA. I don’t rent…

I recently returned from a six day trip to LA, where we made our way through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice, Santa Monica, Culver City, took a drive up to Camarillo Ranch for a wedding, and then made a detour to Malibu on the way back to LA. I’m sharing plenty of photos on Instagram and I’ll have another post on the blog, though this post is all about the adorable sanctuary where we stayed, Hollywood Hotel. Something extremely important to me as a guest when staying at a hotel is their customer service. Great customer service sets the tone for your stay, and reassures you that should you have any questions or issues, they will be properly handled. As soon as we stepped foot into Hollywood Hotel, we were greeted with authentic smiles. The front desk agent was so friendly, accommodating, and helpful, that I knew we were going…

I’ve worked in the beauty industry for almost ten years, and have had many opportunities to interact and network with different leaders in the industry. This past Sunday, I was invited to a blogger luncheon hosted at the gorgeous Boca Raton estate of Inger Ellen Nicolaisen, founder of the most profitable hair salon chain in the world, Nikita Hair, which started with a single hair salon in Norway. Together with her daughter Christinah, they have grown Nikita Hair into a company that has a strong spirit and passionate culture. When approaching her stunning home, I was greeted by Inger herself, who flung the front door open and shouted enthusiastically across the driveway. I could immediately see and feel Inger’s intoxicating energy. I met a few of the fellow bloggers upon arrival, and we snapped some photos in front of the step and repeat before heading to take our seats in her media room. Inger began sharing her…

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As a watch lover, I was so excited when I was offered the opportunity to collaborate with watch brand Daniel Wellington for their new Classic Petite collection. Their watches have always caught my eye as classic and timeless, and the new collection is no different. The styles vary from mesh to leather, and I selected the Classic Petite Sterling (silver mesh band with a black face), and Classic Petite St Mawes (brown genuine leather strap with a black face). If you’re interested in ordering your own Daniel Wellington watch, they have a great selection of different band and face size options – both for men and women! You also get 15% off of your purchase with the code MARISSALYNNE. Phone case: Richmond + Finch Belt: Gucci (similar style) White ruffle strapless top: Pull + Bear (similar style)  Distressed denim shorts: Forever 21 (similar style) *This is post is in…