Kendra’s Miami Fashion Challenge!

Hello fashion-lovers!

Today, I got a very pleasant surprise in my Inbox from this lovely lady…

If you don’t already know, this is the very talented travel expert, Kendra Thornton. She’s been on the Tyra Banks & Nate Berkus shows as well as making appearances on many news channels giving her travel advice. She contacted me for an amazing opportunity. Here’s what she had to say:

“Everyone needs to get away now and then. I’m thrilled that my husband and I will soon be enjoying a romantic trip to Miami together. My husband has purchased a fabulous couples spa package for us to enjoy at our hotel’s exclusive spa. He booked us the most amazing hotel after reading about the number one user rated hotel on Gogobot. I can hardly wait to hop on the plane and jet off to the Sunshine State, but first, I’d like to get some advice from you.

I’m a mother of three wonderful small children and am so excited to take a break and rekindle some romance with my husband. I sometimes have trouble keeping up with the latest trends and most fashionable looks. For that reason, I’m contacting you as an expert fashion blogger. Will you provide some insight into great vacation fashions for me? I need a great look, including clothes and accessories, for my time in Miami. I know we’ll snap lots of photos, and I want to look stylish and timeless!

My husband and I will be staying at the iconic Delano South Beach Hotel. I can’t wait to taste the delicious sushi created by Chef Toshi Motoyama at Umi Sushi and Sake Bar, which is located in the center of the hotel lobby. For a nightcap, we can enjoy cocktails at FDR at Delano or the more intimate Rose Bar. During the day, I’m sure we’ll spend time in the fitness center, which is actually open to guests around the clock, or we can explore South Beach on bicycles, which are available for guests to borrow from the hotel concierge. This is going to be an amazing getaway with plenty of things to smell, taste, see and experience.I’ll enjoy every part of the trip more when I feel great about the way I look. Thank you so much for helping me plan the best romantic getaway ever.”

Of COURSE I jumped at the chance of being a part of this challenge! I was so flattered that she liked my style and wanted me to help guide her into looking absolutely fabulous for this trip.

Below, I put together a collage of wonderful outfits for her to wear on her vacation. I started with daytime looks. Since she is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, sun-kissed beauty, I picked some colors that compliment her. Blues, greens, whites, and touches of pink have a very fresh, tropical, and feminine vibe. I chose a couple dresses that gave an exotic, but timeless feel that will also fit her body shape nicely. I made sure to include a look that included shorts because she stated that her and her husband would be going on a bicycle outing. Paired with some fun and bright accessories,  she’ll be more stylish than ever!
For night, I chose to dress her in mostly blacks while adding a pop of sultry red in the purse and adding gold accents in the strappy heels and funky accessories. The cocktail dress has a simple, but flattering shape with added interest from the cutouts around the neck, chest, and waist. This creates a modest look that still has sex appeal for her romantic night out. I added two different jumpsuits that combine comfort, class, and again compliment her figure. In these garments, she’ll be turning heads for sure!

Kendra's Miami Fashion Challenge