Koa, Rose Gold, JORD, oh my! *GIVEAWAY*

I am partnering with JORD Watches to give one lucky winner a $100 voucher plus Free sizing and Free shipping!!

Giveaway ends in two weeks, August 24th

Use code “aroonmelane” in the meantime for a $25 instant coupon code (valid only during the course of the giveaway)

To enter click here! 

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Recently I’ve been loving to add a watch to my looks, its a simple way to make your look more classy and sophisticated. And it’s a functional accessory!

I discovered JORD Watches and instantly fell in love with their brand, message and watches! JORD is known for their hand made, customizable wooden bands. When I tell you the packaging and watch smelled like it was take straight from the forest, I mean it!

I wanted to get a watch that would fit with my style, something not too small, but not too large and a metal that already matches the majority of jewelry I wear. So instantly the rose gold popped out to me! I find rose gold to be easy to style and the Koa wood band compliments the rose gold perfectly!

You can bet this watch is going to be making several appearances in my upcoming looks.

My watch is the Koa & Rose Gold from the CORA series. For each of the different woods used, JORD has created an amazing guide describing the wood and level of sustainability! You can see more here.

Koa is a finely ground golden wood, with rose tones. It is native to Hawaii and is their second most common tree, it is a flowering tree and is a part of the pea family! Koa means brave, bold, fearless and comes from the Hawaiian language.

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Shop this exact watch at JORD Watches here.

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La Muse Cafe

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to step into a real life Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole, La Muse Cafe is the place for you. It’s a combination of Avant Art Gallery and a gorgeous, whimsical cafe, located in the Epic Hotel in Downtown Miami.
Not only is the atmosphere a fairytale, but the food is incredible and way better than your typical American style cafe.
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Top// Zara

Pants// Zara

Purse// Livin’ the MAD Life

Shoes// Melissa

 

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The Best Bra Ever

So we all know the “free the nip” movement, which I’m all for. Comfort is key. But sometimes a good bra is needed from time to time.

I used to stick to a classic Victoria’s Secret bra, like most of us. But a couple of months ago  I decided to try out Upbra. I ordered the nude, both with strap and strapless, finding a good strapless bra is always a struggle, so I wanted to test these out and see if they could get the job done.

And let me tell you, I am obsessed! Coming from a girl who usually does not wear a bra, I have been wearing these all the time! The strapless is by far my favorite, because it actually gives you support, lift and fits with all of my styles of top. Upbra honestly made me prefer to wear a bra again, which is a major deal for me! Hahaha

 

And you guys know me, I always have to share the amazing finds I come across, and I don’t think there has been a day so far, that I haven’t used one of my Upbra’s.

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Shop the strapless nude bra I’m obsessed with, here.

 

 

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Satin Sunday

Currently obsessed with satin everything! This gorgeous and comfy satin top was the inspiration for this look, paired with basic black culottes and a hand painted original, vintage purse to pull it all together.

Top | Zara

Pants | Zara

Sandals | Zara

Purse | Livin’ the MAD Life

 

 

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The Big City

This night in NYC was a particularly freezing one, that my Miami blood was not prepared for. But that aside, we watched one of the most entertaining fashion shows, the YEROC by Corey Woods. The pieces were fantastic and the performance was one for the books.

We found another amazing vegan restaurant, that I wish would make its way down South. Blossoms, was my all time favorite restaurant for the trip, the full menu was vegan and their Truffle, Mushroom Pizza was insanely delicious!

My look for this nights show was one of my favorite pieces from Lilac and Lilies Boutique, in Fort Lauderdale Florida, this flattering white dress. Paired with our Livin’ the MAD Life “Winter Sparkle” tote.

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Blazer | Zara (similar)

Dress | Lilac and Lilies

Purse | Livin’ the MAD Life

Shoes | Gianni Bini (similar)

 

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Healthy is Happy | Dr Smood

I had the pleasure of dining, with some fellow influencers from South Beach, at a charming and health conscious café called Dr Smood; along with our own personal nutritionist who walked us through some of their most popular menu items. That being said, I only thought it fair to share some of my favorite health tips that were mentioned during the luncheon!img_3686
First off, can we just admire the décor and interior of Dr Smood? It is definitely the perfect place to come for a healthy meal and chill out. This was the Wynwood, Miami location.
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Tidbits!

  • Drinking lots of water is amazing for your body, but you should always try to drink Alkaline water as much as you can. Our nutritionist used a great example to explain the different between regular water and alkaline water. (So you have a shower, and it is constantly getting rinsed off whenever you are inside. But you still have to go in and clean your shower every now and then, even though its continuously getting rinsed. The same applies to your body, drinking water is good to help clean out your system, but drink alkaline water allows your body to flush out all the bad toxins.)
  • We all know moderation is key, and sometimes its hard to avoid that sweet treat. Don’t feel bad for indulging, just know how to treat your body after a cheat meal. For example, if you eat a yummy glazed doughnut, try to help your body digest the treat faster, by drinking a lot of water and liquids.
  • Chaga, is a great alternative to coffee, it gives you all the energy and helps your body to metabolism, but it is even better for you!
  • There is a difference between cacao, cocoa and chocolate. An item can not be labeled as cacao unless it is unadultured, raw cacao from the cacao tree. Chocolate on the other hand has been manipulated and has added ingredients that may not be as healthy. And cocoa is just a fancy way to say chocolate and can sometimes confuse people on whether its raw, healthy chocolate, or sugary refined chocolate.

My favorite item would have to be the Cold Pressed Vegan Mylk, Non-Dairy Chocolate Mylk. Tastes better than regular chocolate milk, but its full of healthy ingredients like brazil nut mylk, dates, cacao nibs, cacao powder, cinnamon and vanilla! Yumm

Cheers to the weekend and keeping out bodies healthy and happy!

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Dr Smood