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Short & Spicy: Miami + Summer Trends

by Komal Patel
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It has been a HOT minute since I’ve spoken to ya’ll!

How have you been? What’s new?


I went to Canada for my cousins wedding and Miami for a friend’s bachelorette.

I feel like I have been away for so long! But, honestly, I needed a break from social media and the blog. It felt so good just to disconnect and spend time with family and friends and not have to worry about anything else.

Do you ever get that way?

Sometimes you just need a breather, you know?

any who, I’m back now! and happy to be too. i love connecting with all you guys each week.


Before I left for Canada the weather here in Boston was pretty much shit. We were still caught between rain, snow and high powered winds.

It sucked! Luckily the weather was beautiful in Canada and then my next trip was to Miami.

Not going to lie, the weather in Miami was sub-par. It was hot and humid and we had a dark cloud, like literally, on top of us every day.

Despite the rain in Miami I still rocked some of my fresh summer outfits and all of us girls had an amazing time!

I mean, how can you NOT have a good time in Miami?

I saw so many of my favorite summer trends on display all over South Beach including this sexy maxi wrap skirt and floral crop top.

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Do florals ever go out of style? I don’t think so. What I LOVE about this outfit is that it is a simple day to night shift. Switch from flats or sandals during the day to cute wedges or heels for the evening. Throw on some lipstick, get your hair right and you’re ready to hit the clubssss! WHA WHA.

Ok, yeah, we only went to one club and struggled getting our asses there in the first place because we are all old and can’t handle day drinking like we used to.


oh well.

Another summer staple I’m obsessed with is swimsuits.

ONEPIECE swimsuits to be exact.

There is something super chic and sexy about a classic one piece.

It keeps the mind wondering. You know what I’m saying?

Less is MORE.

What do you guys think about the lace trend?

I wore this red little number to E11even the night we went clubbing.

First of all, red is one of my favorite colors. It just pops!

Lace reminds me of all things feminine. There is something so delicate about lace that translates to all seasons.

Like, it’s always appropriate, don’t you think?

Another trend I saw a lot of in Miami was see through everything!! Remember how I said less is more…yeah…think I will stick with that. I mean how the hell can I wear a see-through dress in public with my bra and underwear showing?

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Not a good look for me. But hey, to each their own!

Fashion is all about self-expression so what’s right for me isn’t necessarily right for someone else and that’s OK.

A trend that I am digging though is all the pastel colors! Have you guys noticed that? Pastel everywhere.

Especially vibing with the lavenders, sky blues and baby pinks. I know it sounds very Easter-y, but who says we can’t rock it into the summer?

The colors are a little preppy but they match any sunny backdrop.

If you had to pick one outfit in one color and one style to rock all summer what would you pick?

I would have to go with a blue, long, flowy maxi dress. You can dress it up or down, make it look sleek or use it to cover up any extra ice cream pounds!

anyways, I’m off to hijack the TV and binge season 2 of Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix. Have you watched yet?!

Tobi x Sweet and Masala

Have a fab Memorial Day Weekend!

Lots of Love.



Sweet and Masala

This post was done in collaboration with Tobi, @shoptobi, #shoptobi. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Monidipa Dutta May 25, 2018 - 2:06 pm

I love your clothing style. And this is a great post for me. You write is very well

Elizabeth O May 25, 2018 - 3:30 pm

I really like all the picks you chose here but the red looks incredible on you! I am glad you had a good time in Miami.

Komal Patel May 25, 2018 - 6:49 pm

Thanks Elizabeth! Enjoy the weekend

Everything on a plate May 26, 2018 - 6:11 am

You have a great sense of Style! If we had to pick a summer look it would definitely be the maxi wrap skirt n floral crop top

Dalene Ekirapa May 26, 2018 - 10:25 am

Florals are not getting out of style anytime soon girl and you rock them perfectly! I totally love the wrap skirt and the floral crop top; such a combo that displays beach vibes lol!

John Sallie May 26, 2018 - 1:34 pm

I agree. Floral prints and summer always go together. Personally, I appreciate a nice floppy straw hat. It’s a great accessory that adds a bit of summer fun.

Jhilmil Bhansali May 27, 2018 - 2:11 am

Amazing outfits for summers I must say, the black florals and the red dress looked just amazing, I think they are must to have in wardrobe.

Everything on a plate May 27, 2018 - 9:27 am

Loving your summer looks. You have a great sense of fashion. Your maxi dress was our fav

Flyingkids May 27, 2018 - 11:09 am

Pretty outfits. You look so gorgeous. Summer is always fun.

Pooja May 27, 2018 - 11:24 am

I like the red dress best on you. You look fresh with that colour. For summer I like long flowy dresses and jumpsuits. Great post.

Elle (CleverlyChanging) May 27, 2018 - 11:37 am

You’re so right. I love maxi dresses. The reasons you listed “You can dress it up or down, make it look sleek or use it to cover up any extra ice cream pounds,” were definitely right on target.

Debby May 27, 2018 - 1:59 pm

Red is my favorite color and I love the outfits that you share. They are flattering for you and shows that you know what is best for your body. You are definitely ready for the season.

Karla May 28, 2018 - 1:05 am

You look so gorgeous in all the pictures. I wanna have all the clothes you wore. It’s perfect for summer outfit here in Philippines.

Kristi Ann May 28, 2018 - 1:06 am

These are great summer outfits! Really love that red dress! Gorgeous!

Kate Andrews May 28, 2018 - 3:09 am

I can’t wait until its warmer here and I can start to wear my favorite summer dresses. The other day it was 90 degrees but then today was 55!

Jean May 28, 2018 - 11:27 am

These are some fab outfits that you are rocking! Glad to hear you had such a great time away. I totally agree about taking a break from blogging and social media from time to time.

Michele Dennis May 28, 2018 - 8:11 pm

Welcome back! As someone who lives in Florida, this weather we’ve been having is cray… I need me some sun, stat!! I love the maxi dress, it’s super cute. I myself have been seriously contemplating getting a one piece these year, red is also my favorite color????

Alexis May 31, 2018 - 12:32 am

Love these outfits! They are so perfect for hot summer days! The red looks so pretty on you


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