Style Mafia Mecca

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Top here and here and similar (cheaper!) version here // Bag // Bangles here and here

Last December we were in Miami and I made my annual pilgrimage to the Wynwood Walls (remember these?!?). As if the walls weren’t enough to get Caradise all hot and bothered, I also learned that a favorite brand, Style Mafia was headquartered in this trendy Miami-area locale.  So, leaving my kids under the care of my husband, I ventured a little off the beaten path to check out their facility. The showroom was full of samples, a huge assortment of Style Mafia current and past creations. I love their funky, unique fashions and especially the totally reasonable price points.  One of my favorite buys from that day was this take on the conventional white shirt. It’s slightly cropped, has puffy sleeves and wraps at the waist. I love it with high rise denim and statement accessories. Here are a few of the ways I’ve styled it.

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A Miami Must-See

This is the first time I’ve written since the new year so a very happy 2016 to you all! My fingers are a little cold, as it’s freezing in St. Louis, but hoping they’ll warm up with the subject matter at hand.

We were in Miami for the holidays visiting family and explored the coolest area… the Wynwood Art District, just north of downtown Miami and a stones throw from the much-hyped Design District. It’s park meets art gallery meets town square, the center of which are the Wynwood Walls- huge walls painted in colorful, crazy ways that surround a faux grass green. There’s a cafe in the center, The Wynwood Kitchen and Bar and a ton of people taking in the sights. The walls were erected in 2009, in a then-downtrodden warehouse district of Miami, where many artists had studios because rents were cheap. Graffiti littered the buildings, many were vacant…not a place you’d want to be found alone at night. You get the idea.

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