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Where to Go and What to Wear in Miami

When my son turned 9 months, a much-needed family vacation is at the top our agenda. No better place to relax as a family than Miami. With a baby, we can’t plan too much. Below are the 5 places we went during our 7-day stay, and outfit ideas for you in case you are thinking of a beach vacation too.

Besides playing and shopping, another essential part of our trip is enjoying some famous local dishes. Here are the restaurants we hung out during our vacation: 1. Versailles, a Cuban restaurant. I want to have breakfast there every day! 2. Michael’s Genuine, the best food I had my whole trip! The ribs and wings are worth the wait, let alone the street that is full of luxury stores like Hermès, Céline and Christian Louboutin to digest after the big meal (sadly, most stores close at 7pm); 3. El Siboney. The mouthwatering Paella Valenciana was such a treat for us after a long day’s drive! 4. Joe’s Stone Crab, try the key lime pie, please! 5. Tropical Chinese. The authentic flavors satisfied my Chinese stomach! Last but not the least, don’t forget to stop by Zodiac Café at Neiman Marcus when shopping at Bal Harbour, my favorites are popover and Mandarin orange soufflé!

BTW, be sure to pack insect repellents! I’m a mosquito magnet and there are lots of mosquitoes there!

In Chinese: 怀孕期间都没怎么出去玩,现在儿子九个多月,终于可以好好出去放松一下了。迈阿密海滩一向是度假首选。这次7天的假期还是选了那里。宝宝还小,我们也没有安排太多活动,7天的假期里去了这5个地方,如果你也有去海滩城市度假的计划,下面有一些着装建议。

除了玩和购物外,吃也是我们这次行程的重要部分。这里有几个我觉得很不错的餐厅和特色菜式,下次你有机会去迈阿密可以作为参考:1. Versailles, 一家非常有特色和口碑的古巴餐厅,性价比超高,早餐首选!2. Michael’s Genuine, 我此次行程最爱的餐厅。入口即化的肋肉和鸡翅你一定要亲口尝尝。那条街上还有爱马仕、赛琳等很多奢侈品店可以逛,不过遗憾的是大部分晚上7点就关门了。3. El Siboney. 量大味美的西班牙海鲜炒饭是我们开了几个小时车最好的犒劳!4. Joe’s Stone Crab, 柠檬派!柠檬派!5. Tropical Chinese,中文名字是大利餐厅,广东早茶非常地道。另外,如果你去当地有名的购物中心Bal Harbour 血拼的话,还可去尼曼的茶餐厅小憩一下,酥皮面包和甜橙蛋糕爱吃西点的人一定不能错过。

对了,一定要准备防蚊虫的喷雾或电仪,迈阿密蚊子很多。

vacation outfit ideas From left to right:  Emamó Printed triangle bikini  Ray-Ban 'Original Aviator' 58mm Sunglasses  Clarins 'UV Plus HP' Multi-Protection Day Screen SPF 40

From left to right:
Emamó bikini
Ray-Ban sunglasses
Clarins SPF 4o screen (my favorite sunscreen!)

vacation outfit ideas From left to right:  1Target 14Kt. Gold and Sterling Silver Tri Color Dolphin Pendant - Tricolor (18)  2One Teaspoon Magnolia Military Shorts  3Tibi Silk crepe de chine camisole (also here)  4Sam Edelman Gigi Thong Sandals

From left to right:
Target necklace
One Teaspoon shorts
Tibi camisole (wardrobe essential! also here)
Sam Edelman sandals

vacation outfit ideas From left to right: 1Stuart Weitzman 'Nudist' Sandal (similar here) House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Ring 3Diane von Furstenberg 'Ilsa' Print Knit Tank Dress

From left to right:
Stuart Weitzman sandal (similar here)
House of Harlow 1960 ring
Diane von Furstenberg dress (on sale now!)

vacation outfit ideas From left to right: Kork-Ease™ Kork-Ease 'Gracen' Sandal Natasha Couture Box Clutch Marc by Marc Jacobs Lightning Bolt enameled gold-tone earrings ($26 now!) Young Fabulous & Broke Bangal Convertible Maxi Dress

From left to right:
Kork-Ease sandal
Natasha clutch
Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings ($26 now!)
Young Fabulous & Broke dress (2-in-1! wear it as a dress or maxi skirt!)

vacation outfit ideas From left to right: Chanel nail color in 'Frenzy' (my favorite nude color!) Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag Topshop KOALA ESPADRILLE SHOES (more colors here)  3.1 Phillip Lim Two-tone silk track pants (on sale! similar here & here) Tibi Silk crepe de chine camisole (also here)

From left to right:
Chanel nail color in ‘Frenzy’ (my favorite nude color!)
Chanel jumbo flap bag
Topshop espadrille (more colors here!)
 3.1 Phillip Lim pants (on sale! similar here)
Tibi camisole (wardrobe essential! also here)

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Sunday Craving

Helenhou.com-vacation outfit ideas 2014 featured tibi faux-leather skirt, Valentino jelly Sandal, Carven kiwi-prints, Espadrille Flats and striped tunic   This Sunday in my mind: vacation, vacation, vacation! Whether a weekend well spent at MoMA, a sunny afternoon lolling by the pool or a dream getaway in Paris!

In Chinese: 这个周末渴望的是度假、度假、度假!无论是静心看场画展、躺在泳池畔读本好书,还是梦想中的巴黎之行…

Staycation: Tibi mesh skirt & Ivanka Trump bootie (also here)
Pool party: Lemlem gauze tunic & Steven espadrilles (more colors here)
Dream getaway: Valentino jelly sandals (also here) & Carven skirt (how adorable!)

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Vacation Outfit Ideas (Part IV)

What to Wear on a beach vacation; how to wear print dress or skirt, how to wear white, beach outfit ideas 2013; spring/summer, street style;   On Olivia Palermo: white shirt, white mini skirt, gold bracelet, Westward Leaning sunglasses, blue floral print dress, pink ballet flat, straw tote;Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of starstyle.comoliviasstyle.blogspot.co.uk.

A look back at all the eight simple yet stylish vacation outfits from Olivia Palermo reminds me again how powerful statement accessories can be:

bright or animal print ballet flat adds fun and textures to our looks while being so easy to walk in; A delicate satin heel or eye-catching jewelry piece elevates a simple white dress or shirt; A straw tote or exotic tassel necklace makes an urban look laid-back and beach-ready. Best of all? They don’t take up much precious luggage space.

In Chinese: 我们度假系列中这八个简单又让人耳目一新的着装再次提醒了我们配饰的重要性:一双亮色斑马纹的芭蕾平底鞋既舒适又能增加整体的色彩和趣味;一双精致的高跟鞋或一件抢眼的配饰能让即使最普通的白裙或T恤脱颖而出;一个充满田园气息的编织包或带有异域风情的流苏项链则能瞬间把都市感很强的单品变得休闲起来。最重要的是,它们不会多占用我们行李箱里的宝贵空间。

What to Wear on a beach vacation; how to wear print dress or skirt, how to wear white, beach outfit ideas 2013; spring/summer, street style;   On Olivia Palermo: white shirt, white mini skirt, gold bracelet, Westward Leaning sunglasses, blue floral print dress, pink ballet flat, straw tote;  Featured:   Gryphon Victoria white shirt Dress,  Westward Leaning Sunglasses,   Diane von Furstenberg Montana stretch-cotton shirt dress ,  Bop Bijoux smooth link bracelet,  Sweet Ballerina zebra print ballet flat

1. Gryphon Victoria Dress
2. Westward Leaning sunglasses
3. Diane von Furstenberg shirt dress
4. Bop Bijoux smooth link bracelet
5. Sweet Ballerina flat (last seen here)

What to Wear on a beach vacation; how to wear print dress or skirt, how to wear white, beach outfit ideas 2013; spring/summer, street style;   On Olivia Palermo: white shirt, white mini skirt, gold bracelet, Westward Leaning sunglasses, blue floral print dress, pink ballet flat, straw tote;  Featured:   Dorothy Perkins Blue flower print dress, ModCloth Luck Be a Lady blue printed Dress, Ray-Ban Sunglasses,  Mar Y Sol straw bag, Sam Edelman 'Felicia' ballet Flat

1. Dorothy Perkins flower print dress (also adore this one!)
2. ModCloth Luck Be a Lady dress
3. Ray-Ban sunglasses
4. Mar Y Sol straw bag (great style here)
5. Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ Flat (19 color options here!)