Vamos a la Playa

You can attract anything into your life.  I know I write (and think) about this concept a lot, but sometimes, even when the smallest of things happen, it’s still shocking to me as to how I attract these things into my life.

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For example, I really wanted to do a photo shoot on a beach.  Next thing I know, I’m booking my flight to Aruba (although for pleasure, not work), but the opportunity to do a small impromptu shoot in this gorgeous red dress from AMI Clubwear presented itself.

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The Universe is literally like a magazine, and you can just pick and choose what you want.  Whether it’s positive or negative, you receive what you think about most.  Recently, an opportunity presented itself to me regarding something I had been wanting to try for the past year or so.  Only when I became completely confident in what I wanted and very clear about it did it present itself.  Smaller opportunities began to pop up, and I began to act on these.  With this momentum, I am now in a place where I an receiving exactly what I want.

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This jaw-dropping red, elegant maxi dress is from AMIClubwear.  Red hot, baby!  Red is one of my favorite colors, and I feel like I’m constantly wearing it (or black, considering I’m a New Yorker).  This dress is absolutely stunning and perfect for a special event or night out on the town.  It’s made of chiffon, so it’s super light-weight and calls for the perfect photo op with any windy Marilyn Monroe moment. I love maxi dresses because you can easily transition from day to night with the right shoes and accessories.

If I wasn’t on the beach/in the water taking pictures in this gorgeous dress, I’d pair it with these leopard print heels pictured below.  I’m typically not a huge fan of prints, but I am 100% in love with these.  Sometimes a pop of print is exactly what an outfit needs.  Golden or clear heels are also a big trend you’ll be seeing in the upcoming months. Not to mention, they are extremely comfortable!


Thank you for the collaboration AMIClubwear! This brand is super fashionable, chic, and outrageously affordable.  It has everything you’re looking for and more. If you want to stand out this season, look to AMIClubwear for the next addition to your wardrobe.  You will not be disappointed!  You can shop here!

Xx Marisa

Cindy Crawford @ AOL Build

Before Gigi, Kendall, Cara, and Karlie took the modeling world by storm, there was the iconic and legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford who graced international runway shows, magazines, and T.V. in the 90’s.  A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Cindy’s AOL Build interview, where she spoke about her new book Becoming, which is dedicated to her husband and two children.  Cindy, ever so beautiful, timeless, and just shy of turning 50 years old, reflected on her remarkable career in the fashion industry and the universal lifelong lessons she learned along her journey of becoming Cindy Crawford.

Her book highlights the pivotal moments in her modeling career (i.e. Vogue, Playboy, MTV, and that iconic Pepsi ad), while also touching on some of her favorite shoots, unpublished works, personal life, insecurities, including her trademark mole, adventures, and becoming a wife and mother.  The glossy photos capture Cindy in some of her most imaginative poses and shoots. As you turn the pages, you can watch her evolve as each photo brings into focus the evolution of her beauty, poise and style. Nowadays, Cindy’s life features both a beauty line and a furniture line, and she still makes time for her career and other passions. She is married to Rande Gerber and is a full-time mother of two, Presley and Kaia (Cindy’s “mini me” who is just beginning to explore modeling). Cindy’s career has spanned over two decades, and I for one will definitely be waiting to see what she will “become” next.

Check out her AOL Build Interview here!