Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Just For Hue (Part 1)

My job has its perks. For instance, besides getting free clothes, I get to shoot with Justin Bridges for Hue's Fall collection in the middle of summer! The last part was obviously sarcasm, but in all seriousness- it was (and always is) such a pleasure connecting with creative minds. He shot Christina from Trop Rouge recently and that's pretty rad. Does that make me a little cooler? Gosh, I hope so.

In my eyes, "jeggings" are mutants and I simply did not want any part of it. Why can't we just leave leggings and jeans alone? But alas! Hue had to prove me wrong and showed me a whole new world of comfortability and practicality. I can do flips and jumps then instantly be serious and an adult. You can't ask much from a regular 'ol pair of denim jeans or a basic legging. You just can't.

You win this time Hue. I stand corrected! I now am ready for the colder days. Although, not just quite yet.

And thank you, Justin Bridges (@bybridges) for shooting me! Every time I think of coconut water, I think of you now. 

Jacket - Super Dry | Shirt - Mango | Jeggings - Hue | Shoes - Bar III

Stay tuned for Part 2!
xx TM

Photos by Justin Bridges @bybridges
(Ah, replaced Justin with another Justin.)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Skin

Apologies to those who have hung out with me this past summer - I've been half naked all season. As a matter of fact, I take it back! Sorry I'm not sorry because it is way too hot for clothes. Can I get an Amen? ...(Amen)

While trying to keep it cool, the simplicity of a jersey bralette and this backless bib dress allowed me to move in free spirit despite the humidity and heat. Back sweat is not cute - so let's avoid all that and wear a piece that enables your sexy back to breathe. Perfect for a city stroll and for stuffing your face during Happy Hour. Can I get another Amen?

P.S: I'll try not to dress like I'm going to the beach next time I go to a sophisticated restaurant, Andy. But hey! I was told we were going to the park. Oops.

Bishes love parks.

Glasses - Ray Bans | Bra - Forever21| Dress - Vintage | Shorts - Cheap Monday

Keep it cool, babes.
xx TM

Photos by Justin Pizzi

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Three B's

Another long weekend has left the building and now we are back to reality! Celebrating America's birthday has taught me one thing: I own a lot of red, white, and blue clothing. It also helps since that is the only thing I've packed for my adventurous weekend of beach, babes, and beer. 

 It is a blessing and an honor to live in such a beautiful place experiencing new adventures and meeting amazing people - who, luckily for you, happens to like to beach, babes, and beer with you. Although we spent our time "chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool" at the shore with great food and friends, we are forever grateful for those who are responsible for our freedom.

YAY! *Jumps in air*

What did you guys do over the weekend?

Hat - RVCA | Tank - Foreve21 | Shorts - Urban Outfitters | Shoes - Aldo

xx TM

Photos by Justin Pizzi

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fast Lane

I've been relating my life to most of Beyonce's songs lately - I mean who doesn't? She just gets it. Aside from the fact that I do not have a child with big beautiful hair and a lifestyle of a super star (although, I like to pretend I do). She is relatable as she can humanly be. 

"Schoolin' Life",  an oldie but a goodie by the Queen B herself got me feeling all kinds of feelings. It has also gotten me shamefully shaking my booty as if it was my job and my life depended on it. But importantly, it reminded me that I am only human and that I am doing my best- just like everyone else in the world no matter what age or what kind of freak you are.

"This is for them pretty somethings: Living in the fast lane, see ya when you crash babe!"

Glasses - Rayban | Shirt - Forever 21 | Bra - American Apparel | Plaid - 7 For All Mankind

xx TM
Photos by Justin Pizzi

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Is That Vintage?!

I love it when you tell people your fears and then they make you face it. Well in my case, got laughed at and forced to take pictures on it. I hate bridges and thinking about it makes my armpits and palms sweaty. I know, real cute right? But it amazes my boyfriend because I love looking at them (from far away). The structure of it fascinates me- it does what it's suppose to do and looks beautifully intricate at the same time. 

Like the bridge, my skirt (I got it from my Momma) does just that. It does what it is made to do, but the details give it a personality. Pretty basic high-waisted skirt with a small slit to give what could be a cheesy floral skirt into a sexy sister version of a cheesy floral skirt. Take me back to the 90's, please.

Top - Forever21 | Skirt - Mom's | Sandals - Call It Spring

xx TM

Photos by Justin Pizzi

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ardour x Tinaamaria Giveaway

If you are like me you have been blessed with hair that transforms into a complete animal in the heat. Not a cute one either. Also, if you have been given the gift of being cold even when everyone around you is glistening in their sweat- you and I have something in common. I am always cold.

Shop Ardour and I feel your pain, boo boos. That is why we are doing our very first giveaway that will help you ladies (and fellas) during the time of heat! With Shop Ardour's bright chevron infinity scarf, you don't have to sacrifice your crop-tops or entire outfit with a sweater or a jacket (put them bad boys away), you can wrap this pretty little thang around your neck to keep yourself warm during those chilly nights. 

And no, you don't have to chop off your hair because of the humidity! We've got you covered with three Tresemee Hair Styling products to help you tame that beast. How confident am I in these magic potions? Well, let's just say that I personally use them and that many hair stylists rely on them during this year's New York Fashion Week. Done.

Let's do this:

1. Follow both our Instagram accounts: @shop_ardour + @tinaamariaa

2. Tag 2 friends who may be interested

3. Repost the pic above + tag #ardourxtinaamariaa

4. Ends Sunday, 06/08 at midnight

Good luck, babes!

Scarf - Shop Ardour | Crop Top - Urban Outfitters | Pants - H&M | Shoes - Zara

xx TM 

Photos by Justin Pizzi

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Red Lips, White Sands and Blue Seas

The time has finally come. It is summah', baby! Nothing excites me more than being able to go outside and play. Something about the warmer weather that makes all the color of your surroundings and clothes much more vibrant and energetic. I guess it also helps when everyone is smiling because they are as ecstatic as I am (Hellooooo BBQ season)!

Memorial Day weekend just past and I would like to take a moment to thank those who had given up their lives for our freedom. I have the upmost respect for the soldiers of our nation and I cannot thank you enough. 

In addition to my gratefulness, with this freedom, I get to enjoy a few of my favorite things to do during this time of year: 
Eat, beach, and beer. 

What a Memorial Day weekend I had because I got to do just that! I've traveled between the Jersey Shore and Dewey Beach in Delaware (on a boat, might I add) to catch some R&R with my second family and friends. Sigh, why did it have to end?

Glasses - Tory Burch | Top - Guess | Shorts - Forever21

 xx TM

Photos by Justin Pizzi