I Live in NYC But Just Spent the Weekend in Miami—Here's Everything I Wore


(Image credit: @gracejoshua13; Pictured: Oh Polly set; Monday Swimwear bikini; Brixton hat)

There are a few locations in the U.S. that I can visit over and over again. Miami is high on that list, and I'm the first to admit I can be a tough critic when it comes to visiting other cities. I have traveled to Miami more than any other city over the past three years, and every time I get ready to head down there, I'm more excited than the last. It's an extremely popular travel destination for New Yorkers. It is only a short flight, so you can leave in the morning and be there by lunch.

Some call Miami New York City's sixth borough, as it's the first place we flee to when the long winters feel never-ending and our seasonal depression becomes a problem that can only be solved with a trip to the beach. That time crept around two weeks ago for me and my friends who love Miami just as much as I do, so we packed our bags and headed to South Beach. On this trip, I was particularly excited because we were all staying at Eden Roc Miami Beach, one of my favorite hotels in Miami. On top of the fact that it's absolutely gorgeous, it's super centrally located near everywhere we wanted to go. The property has a restaurant of its own, Ocean Social (where I enjoyed the best brunch and frozen drinks), and of course, Nobu Miami is also located there. My friends and I had to stop down for crispy rice and lychee martinis, and it was so good I would put that in the running for my final meal.


(Image credit: @gracejoshua13; Pictured: Oh Polly set; Monday Swimwear bikini and sarong; Brixton hat)

Miami, for me, is all about the fabulous restaurants and beach clubs. Don't worry—we fit in a trip to Nikki Beach and Carbone. But what's most important is what I'm going to wear. The thing about Miami is it has an "anything goes" attitude when it comes to style, but there's definitely an emphasis on upping the sexy and having a little fun with it. For one of my looks, I chose a mermaidcore-inspired green-and-blue dress from Retrofête that gained me so many compliments and felt so Miami to me. While drinking rum punch and eating sushi on a daybed at Nikki Beach, I sported a cream three-piece swim look from Monday Swimwear and a sun hat from Brixton, which was also a big hit. I spent my last night away from the beach at the intimate Hotel Greystone and it was the perfect spot for my last night. 

Keep scrolling to see all of the looks I brought with me to Miami along with some others that almost made the cut.


(Image credit: @gracejoshua13; Pictured: Oh Polly set)

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Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.