Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kendra's Miami Fashion Challenge

Today I have a fun post to share! Recently I was contacted by Kendra Thornton, who is a travel expert who has been featured on television shows like The Tyra Banks Show and The Nate Berkus Show. She regularly shares her tips on planning, packing, and numerous other aspects of travel. She has invited me to participate in 'Kendra's Miami Fashion Challenge'. Kendra is headed to Miami this summer and wants some help in picking out her outfits for this amazing trip!

Here's some background on the challenge from Kendra herself :

"It would be a great honor to wear an ensemble that you select! I am in need of some new looks while in Miami because I feel stuck in Mommy mode! We are headed to the Biltmore Estate, which is a very historical hotel built in 1926. The posh interiors mingle with original architecture and art from the early 1900s. I am so excited for this challenge and hope that you are too. We discovered this fabulous hotel through a site called gogobot . I fell in love with the look of the luxury suites. We are so lucky to be staying in the same place that celebrities and political dignitaries from around the world visit every year. The Biltmore has some fantastic amenities and activities like a championship golf course, spa, yoga studio and gourmet restaurants. My husband and I are going to spend a lot of time here in addition to exploring around Miami. One possible look might be something casual yet trendy to wear out on the green or walking around Miami. I just really want to look fabulous but feel comfortable. One night during our trip we plan on taking culinary classes at the Biltmore. The hotel has a new culinary academy with world renown chefs. We are going to cook some gourmet dishes and just enjoy spending time together. I would love to have a sexier evening outfit to wear for our romantic dinner dates. I think we will likely visit some of the night clubs along South Beach as well. I plan on taking a lot of pictures while we're in Miami. There are so many things to do and lots of sights that we want to see. The art galleries are my favorite, and we'll probably do a lot of shopping in Downtown Miami as well as check out Little Havana and Lincoln Road. I'm so excited to go on this vacation and get away for a little while. I am honored you're participating in this challenge. I truly love your work and follow your blog with every update."

It sounds like Kendra and her husband will be having a wonderful time in Miami!

Here are the looks that I've selected:

#1 - Golf Outfit: Kendra mentions that the hotel has a championship golf course and that she and her husband may spend some time out on the green. So I thought that this outfit would be a crisp and stylish look for a round of golf.

#2 - Relaxing Poolside: The Biltmore has a wonderful swimming pool and I think that after a day out on the golf course, it would be great to just relax for a while. For this look I've picked two looks that feature bikinis with breezy and comfortable cover-ups. The sun hat and other accessories will compliment both suits.

#3 - Sightseeing Around Miami: Kendra mentions that she and her husband will be doing some sightseeing and I thought that this outfit would be cool, comfortable and stylish.

#4 - Culinary Casual: This look will be a nice, casual outfit for Kendra to wear for the culinary class that she and her husband plan to attend. She will look pulled together as she learns some new cooking skills.

#5 - Date Night / Night on the Town: I chose three dresses for Kendra to choose from here. They're of a similar color scheme so the accessories can easily be worn with each dress.

I hope that she and her husband have a wonderful time in Miami! I'm sure that they will.

I'd like to thank Kendra for the opportunity to participate in her challenge. It was so much fun!

And to my readers, I'd love to know which look you like best. Please leave a comment to let me know!  :-)


Unknown said...

Great job Dori! My favourite outfit is the Sightseeing Around Miami. I love the neutrals paired with the vibrant pink shorts. I also love the fedora and how it makes an outfit instantly more chic.

Dori said...


Thanks! I'm so glad that you liked it. I must admit, that one is my fave too. Lol ;-)