Every year my mom and I travel for Christmas. Being Northerners, we try to get as furthest away from the cold weather as possible. This year we couldn't go too far, for a while it's just been my mom and I but as you all know there's been a new addition to the family, my pup Biggie. So where do you find tropical like weather close by, you guessed it Florida. So my mom flew from Michigan and Biggie and I flew from New York and we spent the holiday together in Miami.
We both flew into Fort Lauderdale, it's a great way to save money on flights, especially if you book last minute. The uber ride to Maimi was only about 25 minutes and the cost was around $30. We ended up saving over $200 by not flying directly into Miami. We stayed at the Mondrian, it has beautiful decor definitely Instagram worthy and all the rooms include a living room and nook area. Great for family travel and it's pet-friendly.
We didn't do much site-seeing this time around but we did enjoy the beaches. My favorite is Lummus Park Beach, I also enjoyed Surfside and Crandon Park. I didn't like the hiked up prices but I guess because it was the holidays it was ok but a cabana on the beach ran us $100 for the day.
What I love about Miami, you have the option of keeping it casual or going completely overbroad and get super cute. You already know me by now, I went completely overboard lol. Sequin jacket, cut off shorts, thigh high boots, need I go on. The jacket I got from Rent the Runway the perfect place to shop for vacays. Boots were Balenciaga and I completed the outfit with my Gucci fanny pack. It was also great being able to shoot with an old friend. My Atlanta photographer Kym Trice moved to Miami and we had a great union shoot.
We definitely enjoyed ourselves but no one had more fun than this little guy.
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Jacket: Alcoolique - Color Blast Bomber
Shorts: One Teaspoon - Bandits Denim Shorts
Shoes: Balenciaga - Knife Over The Knee Boots (similar) (similar)
Handbag: Gucci - Chevron Belt Bag (similar) (similar)
Swimsuit: Asos - Crinkle High Leg High Waist Bikini Bottom / Crinkle Bandeau Bikini Top