July 2016 - Miles + Smiles







Miami Two Ways with Zaful

I’ve been in Miami for over three months now. I don’t think that it has sunken in that I, in fact, do live here. Between work, the blog, and wedding planning, I don’t think I have enjoyed Miami as I should. After all, I live only five minutes away from the beach.

What a lot of people don’t know is that Miami is not just South Beach. In fact, Miami Beach is a whole different city. The real Miami is on the west side of the bridge. You can go as tropical as you want in Calle 8, or as hipster as you can imagine in Wynwood. I don’t think that I can pinpoint what my style is when it comes to clothing, it’s really more about how I feel that day. Maybe one day I want to wear heels and be super girly, but another day I just want to lay back in a comfy pair of joggers and a crop top. What I do know is that I love to be comfortable. I've been able to find key pieces for my wardrobe that allow me to dress up without losing the comfort that I love - what they call “casual comfy chic”.

I hate to go to malls. It's probably one of the worst things that can happen to me, and if I go it’s because I really have to. I would rather do all of my shopping online. One of my go-to sites is Zaful. They have cute and affordable pieces that compliment whatever mood I'm in.


Finding the perfect bridal accessory

As the wedding gets closer and errands seem to multiply by the minute, I'm very relieved to have one less thing on my bride-to-be to-do list!

You guys may already know that our big day is about a month and a half away and I just cannot wait! We are having a traditional Catholic Church ceremony because it was important to us to have God’s blessing, and also because faith has become a big part of our lives together.

We already have most of the tasks done but we have a good chunk to go as well. One of the things that I was completely lost about was the veil. Some people may think it old school or traditional to have a veil, but I truly believe that it is the one piece that makes a bride. Not only the meaning behind it, but who doesn’t like fluffy tulle around them on the day they feel like a princess?!

My quest began a few months ago and I had no idea of the many different fabrics, colors, and shapes there were JUST for your veil. I really didn’t know what I wanted so since I already had my dress, it was the dress that chose the veil.
I found a company called ZVeil that has a try-at-home program which was just perfect! I didn't purchase the dress with the veil because of budget restrictions, plus I really just wanted to see what else was out there. I'm glad I did because I found the perfect veil to complement my gorgeous gown and I was able to do it from my comfy couch.


The decision that can save lives

This past 4th of July I was able to spend some time with my family and I was reminded how much they mean in my life. Because of them and my future family I joined the #PuedeEsperar campaign by AT&T.

A few years back I took the decision that no text message was that important to see it when I am driving. I have also encouraged my friends and family to do the same, and it honestly irritates me when I see someone driving and their eyes are on their phone. It is important that with all the apps and technology now a days, we set our selves limits on when and how to use them. In all honestly when you think about it, is that photo, meme, text, voice note, or what ever it may be really important that you see it in that moment?


The car that helped us breeze through wedding errands

I never thought in a million years that a wedding had so many tiny details that had to be addressed. But my favorite so far has been tastings, because well I do love me some yummy food and deserts!

I partner up with Mazda to test drive their CX-3 and we got lots of errands done while driving it around Miami. It was great since it is so spacious; we were able to get decoration stuff for the wedding. We also got to drive to do our cake tasting and it was delightful!. It is no secret that people in Miami drive like they are insane, and the concept of turning signal just does not exist. So I really enjoyed that this car has very useful safety features. My favorite one is the one blind spot detector, it automatically beeps when you have a turning signal on and someone is on the blind spot. I sure found it very useful a couple of times in this madness and I am positive this feature has avoided a lot of accidents.

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