Welcome to Miami | Kendra Thornton's Fashion Challenge

I was contacted last week by Kendra Thornton and asked to help her style an outfit to go out on the town in South Beach!  I was flattered and so excited for the challenge.   As soon as she said, "Miami", I knew exactly which direction I wanted to run with her fashion board.  I've spent some fun weekends in South Beach myself for bachelorette parties and weddings and the energy of the city allows you to take some fashion risks in my opinion! 

Before I show off what I picked, I want to give you a quick back story on Kendra. Kendra Thornton is married, lives in Chicago and is a busy Mama of three children. She has been packing her bags and traveling the world since she visited the Bahamas at 3 months old. She comes from a family of travel agents and founded Thornton Public Relations LLC in April 2005 in an effort to bring strategic and low cost public relations to start-up and established travel, consumer and technology companies. Ms. Thornton also appears regularly as a travel expert on ABC, CBS, NBC and CW affiliates across the country to share travel trends, tips and deals with millions of viewers every year.

Here's what she had to say:

For months now, my husband and I have been thinking of where to go on a trip that would be for just the two of us. We love traveling with our kids, but sometimes you just want a break. That's the idea behind our latest trip to Miami. We found a lot of great hotels on gogobot and some amazing places to visit, which helped us make the decision to travel to this beautiful jewel in South Florida. For my trip, I have created a fashion challenge. When you work and do everything you can for your kids, fashion kind of takes a backseat, but I want to look absolutely fabulous while I'm exploring Miami. 

To help with ideas, I'll tell you a little bit about where we're staying and what we're going to do in Miami. As you know, Miami is known for its beaches. We are actually staying at one of the best places in South Beach called the Delano South Beach Hotel. It's a lavish hotel situated right in the heart of South Beach and close to the boardwalk. We are just steps away from the beach, and the hotel has an exclusive spa on the rooftop that I fully plan to visit while we are there. I would love a few looks that make it easy to go to the beach and then out for some walking around the Design District and historical galleries in South Beach.

My husband went all out for this trip and got me a spa day at Club Essentia, which is located on top of the hotel and spans over 3,200 square feet. The spa has a ton of different treatments including facials, massage therapy and even wellness programs. I can't wait to visit and get in some relaxation while also supercharging my skin and body for a night out in South Beach. 

Speaking of which, it would be awesome to have a night out look that goes with heels and some exquisite pieces of jewelry. I really want my husband to be floored when he sees me dancing. I know we are going to have a great time, but I'm just excited to share this experience and I will take photos of my trip as we head out on adventures each day.

Kendra made this easy because there is no outfit I like to put together better than for a fancy dinner and in a town like Miami, the louder and brighter the better!  She's the perfect fashion muse because she's beautiful and has a rockin' bod.  She won't have any trouble pulling off either of these form fitting mini's.  
Kendra Thornton's Fashion Challenge

I love the edginess of these looks and am wishing I was heading to Miami myself!  I chose two dresses for her to pick from and accessories that would go with both.  I am so obsessed with all of Mara Hoffman and Clover Canyon's bright prints right now.  Loren Hope has some of the most amazing jewelry on the market that makes such a statement and you can never go wrong with a pair of Valentino Rockstud pumps!! They even make them in a shorter heel if you prefer...

What do you think about this outfit for @KendraThornton??  I hope she loves it as much as I do!!

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  1. Love the inspiration! Clover Canyon has been amazing lately! xo

  2. UGH...those dresses with the Valentino's are perfect for Miami!

  3. Those dresses are too perfect! What cool patterns!

  4. Some great finds! Dresses are so perfect for summer!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue