How I Get Glowing Skin with Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer

June 19, 2017

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As a teenager to young adult, skin care was far from being my biggest forte. My parents constantly told me to stay out of the sun and to take good care of my skin, but back then, I was a tomboy and turned away beauty products. I didn’t like how body moisturizers felt on my skin and was so bad at remembering to apply them after my shower. It wasn’t until I moved to California over a year ago that I realized how thirsty my skin was. For lack of a better word, the skin on my legs and arms were cracking, and I’d always notice them in all my photos. I wasn’t drinking enough water, the climate was hot and dry, and my skin started looking dull. This was the year I needed a complete overhaul of my skincare routine. I knew I needed to seek out for products. Continue Reading…

How to Host a Glamorous BBQ Pool Party

May 23, 2017

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It feels like only a few days ago that Tom and I took a chance on another opportunity. Florida has been so beautiful. I’ve met a few really lovely people and the weather has been in the 30°c/90°F, making it perfect for hosting fun BBQ parties by the pool. Continue Reading…

3 Tips on Elevating Your Office and Work Clothes

April 24, 2017

Ruffle Bag, Statement Sleeves & Pearl Pants | Style Blog | mikialamode.comI’m an avid believer of dressing for success. Before I had completed high school, I had already worked at multiple part time office jobs, and for a long time, I had the mentality that you should dress where and who you wanted to be, and I wanted to be taken seriously at work. If people were going to talk about me at work, I wanted it to be positive – my attitude, my drive, my willingness to learn, great work ethic or even my office style. I admit that I didn’t always “get it” when it came to dressing appropriately at work, but with age, i’ve definitely gotten smarter about it, and I wanted to share my 3 tips on how to add a little fun and inject more personality in a work outfit without crossing the professional boundaries. Continue Reading…

Lace, Ruffles, Appliques and Self Reflection

April 13, 2017

Lace and Ruffles | fashion and travel blog | mikialamode.comDuring my last couple of days of packing, Tom and I hopped into the car and drove to some of our favourite spots one last time in the city. When I first moved to Los Angeles, I would make my way up to Beverly Hills and order a Nutella latte and crêpe while sitting in the courtyard working away on my computer. while taking breaks, I’d steal glances at the fountain and people watch. It was a really nice guilty pleasure between hours and hours of work! Continue Reading…

Easy & Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

April 4, 2017

Even though I recently moved to Orlando, I quickly made a trip to Washington, DC and New York, during my 2 weeks away from my new home. Honestly, I’m so thrilled to be moving in once I return! We are so fortunate to already have close friends in the city who hosted us in their guest house in the back, with a beautiful full kitchen, bedroom, bath and living space. When I’m not travelling or eating out, I usually like to keep home cooked meals healthy. This often means making smoothies for breakfast and when I want a snack, having fruit. From time to time, we just don’t make it through all of our bananas, and it goes to waste, so recently my friend Megan shared a really nice recipe she had in her cookbook. It was so easy and delicious, I had to make it myself back at the guest house. Tom and I both love banana bread, so I wanted to surprise him with a loaf. I made some few minor changes to suit what I had in the cupboard, but it ended up tasting so delicious. Continue Reading…

See you later, LA!

April 3, 2017

Palm Print DressThe last year had gone by so quickly, I hardly could believe a year blew by. After moving to the West Coast, Tom and I are packing up all our belongings and moving back to the East Coast. While I met some amazing people in Los Angeles, and fell in love with Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and the beaches, I’ll be closer to my family, New York City, the Caribbean, Miami and Europe. Continue Reading…