This blog post was originally shared Summer of 2016:
Summer is in full swing, and no better place to be than Miami during their Swim Week. Leaving New York behind for the weekend, I was able to have some fun in the sun getting a much needed tan on the beach while watching some fashion shows in-between.
Let’s start with why I was in Miami for their Swim Week. KYBOE, a relatively new watch company to the states invited me and some fellow blogger friends to attend their Swim Week show where they introduced a new collection of watches. A great excuse to leave steamy NYC for even hotter Miami, where at least there are no shortage of pools to cool off in and a oh so comforting ocean to take a dip in.
Upon arriving in Miami first order of business was to take some photos and “enjoy” the refreshing heat before attending KYBOE’s Swim Week show. Luckily I thought ahead and packed 6 outfits for my 3 day trip, since I instantly sweated through each one within minutes of leaving my hotel and needed to change before each event throughout the weekend. There was a healthy balance of relaxing and partying during my trip. Sadly I didn’t save a lot of photos that I took on SNAPCHAT (one downfall to 24 hour story - minus not using Memories). So for those of you who follow me on Snapchat (@FREDRDGZ), you were able to get my full experience. For those of you who don’t… well you should! ;)
Though I didn’t save all the photos from my weekend, I did make sure to capture each of my outfits over the weekend that best tell the story of my weekend.
Wearing: FRENCH CONNECTION SHIRT/ Grana shorts/ TOMS SHOES/ KYBOE WATCH/ TOMS SUNGLASSES
First outfit from NYC to MIA, I wore airport friendly slip ons for quick TSA screening. After taking some photos on the roof of my hotel it was time to freshen up and change for KYBOE’s show Friday evening.
Wearing: FRENCH CONNECTION SHIRT/ Grana shorts/ KYBOE WATCH/ Men in Cities bracelet/ George Frost cuff/ Thrifted ascot
For outfit two I decide to heat things up with a red floral shirt for KYBOE’s Swim Week show which was very different from other fashion shows that I have seen before. This one involved hand mannequins that featured the new watches and very happy models who strutted down the runway smiling wearing bathing suits and color appropriate watches.
After the show I enjoyed some light bites and plenty of alcohol at the Setai hotel on South Beach. Followed by checking out Twist night club where I switched out my formal shirt for a casual black tank-top and danced until sunrise. A great closing to day 1!
Wearing: French Connection shirt/ TOMMY HILFIGER SHORTS/ DUNE LONDON SHOES/ TOMS SUNGLASSES/ Qilo hat/ KYBOE WATCH
Saturday (day 2) started with a much anticipated hangover, but I didn’t let that stop me from waking up at 9am to beat the heat (sorta) for outfit photos. The best part of traveling with other blogger friends is we understand even though it’s hot and it’s not ideal to be shooting looks while sweating. We get it done without complaining like most others do, and the photos look good.
Have I mentioned I like shoes? For this trip I packed about 8 pairs of shoes just incase for an unexpected occasion.
After frolicking on the beach shooting first look of day 2, it was time to change yet again before actually enjoying the beach (not only as a location to shoot at).
Wearing: AMERICAN EAGLE SHIRT/ AMERICAN EAGLE SHORTS/ TOMS SHOES/ Lunettes Kollektion sunglasses
I couldn’t resist using my hotels bike as a prop while shooting photos. If I had more time it would have been nice to ride up and down south beach, but due to limited time I just took some photos and gave it back… I still had fun! :)