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22 Jun

The Classic Summer Sandal: Bel Air To Badlands

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Thank you Zappos and Teva for sponsoring this post.

I love living a spontaneous life due to a busy schedule and last minute projects. And with an on-the-go lifestyle, life is a lot easier when I have solid staple pieces in my closet, easy to pack and go… I always need to be prepared for any and every adventure life offers me. Carpe diem. 

I also like to have my go-to and trusted websites to order from for last minute items. Amazon is great for ordering things like film, drones and cameras, however, Zappos is the best for clothing and shoes. (Funny that Zappos is actually owned by Amazon! Makes total sense.)

I remember hearing about Zappos from my dad about 14 years ago on a drive to softball practice when I was about 11. My dad likes to listen to interviews and educational discussions on the radio – the equivalent to our present day podcasts and Youtube – and I specifically remember an interview with the Zappos founder. I asked my dad what Zappos was because the catchy, unfamiliar name caught my attention and he explained to me that they were a new tech company that stood out due to their revolutionary customer service, unparalleled return/shipping policies and genuine company ethos. Later that week, my dad saved a newspaper article for me to read. It was an article on Zappos revolutionizing the industry with excellent customer service. I remember reading it and then later that month seeing a Zappos box show up at our house. If that isn’t great marketing fam, I don’t know what is. 

Since then, I’ve ordered countless birthday and Christmas gifts, shoes, designer items, and TEVA sandals from Zappos because it makes everything seamless and accessible. Not only do they promise fast, free shipping, but they also have a 365-day return policy so you can really try different items without stressing whether or not they’ll fit right. Shop here.

*Also a major fact I just recently learned is that TEVA is pronounced Tev-ah, not Tee-vah. This blew my mind.* 

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TEVA sandals are another similarity that I share with my dad. I remember going on lake trips when I was a lil nugget and he always had his black TEVA’s on which always left funny tan lines on his feet. I even remember him wearing them with socks multiple times and my sisters and I had to explain to him that that was social suicide. He wore them anyways and now I realize that my dad is way cooler than me and was actually way ahead of street style trends and fashion bloggers. 

Fast forward to today and now here I am traveling around in my modern TEVA sandals – a footwear icon. The new styles are perfect for all my Summer adventures from poolside in Bel Air to hiking in Palm Springs. TEVA sandals are versatile, comfortable, durable, reliable, AND waterproof. TEVA’s are the perfect Summer sandals.  The velcro straps make them easy to take on and off and will always remind me of my childhood – full of adventure. And that adventurous and curious spirit is something I have carried with me throughout my life and I don’t plan on changing that anytime soon. 

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Here below, I’m sharing with you, some different ways to style your TEVA sandals from Bel Air to Badlands. #StrapIntoFreedom with TEVA!

For more follow on Instagram @amy_marietta.

Comment your favorite way to wear your TEVA sandals below.

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Look 1: Fame and Partners jumpsuit / TEVA sandals

Look 2: Farm Rio dress / TEVA sandals

Look 3: A.M. CLUB silk top / TEVA sandals

Look 4: KAS New York dress / TEVA sandals

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30 May

The Perfect Staycation: Miami Edition

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MIAMI STAYCATION

at the Shelborne South Beach Hotel.

I think no matter where you live, one can always use a staycation to reset. Whether you’d like a creative, physical, or mind reset – staycations are key. Living in Miami is truly like living in paradise – it feels like a permanent vacation. However, I find that sometimes I can get creative block or crave some latin culture and music in my life to spice things up. 

After spending a month at the condo in Brickell, Joey and I decided to have our own little staycation before heading to our family events, so we checked into the Shelborne South Beach Hotel. It was the perfect couple days full of adventures, tropical vibes, and obviously room service.  

Read on below for photos and tips on spending the perfect staycation in Miami. Happy travels:)

Miami Montage is a video Joey and I made for A.M. Club with the help of Marissa Marietta. Comment below and let me know what you think.

For more you can go to our website – AMCLUB.CO

Enjoy the amazing cuisine, shop, and always order room service.

Miami is hands down the best in the US when it comes to hospitality, so definitely explore all the beautiful restaurants, hotels, and cafes that you haven’t seen before. And when it’s early in the morning and you just feel like reading on the balcony, pick up the phone and order room service. For shopping – KITH is always fresh and has everything you need from clothes and accessories to chic books and candles. I also love The Webster for their creative curation and cozy decor.

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Jump in the ocean.

There is no beach better than South Beach in the US. Perfect temperature, perfectly clear, just perfect.

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Enjoy the view and take photos.

Miami gets the best sunsets AND sunrises. The sunset on South Beach is truly magical. Pink and blue hues fill the sky while you enjoy the beach to yourself as the faint live tropical jazz plays off in the distance.

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Wear and shop A.M. CLUB silk scarves.

Available at MVM Miami and Brothers Brawlers – my two favorite stores in Wynwood:)
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Explore the beautiful art deco architecture.

Every corner is brimming with unique decor at the Shelborne. I fell in LOVE with the velvet sofas and gold detailing everywhere. 

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This is the sunrise from our balcony at around 6:45 A.M. If you’re going to go on a staycation in Miami, you have to get a ocean view room with a balcony. These moments are priceless.

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6 May

Desert Rose – A Visual For A.M. CLUB

DESERT ROSE
 Filmed and edited by Amy Marietta and Joe Hodges in Palm Springs, California.

As visual creatures, we associate places, themes, sounds and emotions together through different visual mediums and music. Videos can create an experience and inspire the culture, which is why I am striving to create more videos this year and broaden my creative aesthetic spectrum. I designed my brand, A.M. Club, with a bigger purpose in mind, other than providing you with the most unique, luxury silk items. I wanted to create a “club” or “community” where everyone with an open mind is welcome. A place for the passionate. A place to inspire. A place for you.

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I hope this video inspires you to create ruthlessly, spread love abundantly, and embrace your feelings truthfully.

To travel lustfully, embrace your sexuality whole-heartedly, and live passionately.

Of course – I also wanted to show you some more ways to wear awesome silk pieces ;). 

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Welcome to the club.

Check out A.M. Club’s most recent feature in Bloomberg Businessweek! Still smiling from this – so grateful!

 

A.M. CLUB silk pieces are available on http://amclub.co/.

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24 Apr

My Desert Rose

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My desert rose, my oasis, my love. 

Joey and I took a quick trip to Palm Springs in between hectic Coachella weekends to avoid the madness and it was once again, magical. This experience was much different than the last being that we stayed in an amazing, super Pinterest-like home thanks to GlampingHub.com. The house was only 7 miles from the Ace Hotel, yet completely isolated and quiet. 3 bedrooms, a jacuzzi, Wifi, full kitchen – we cannot wait to go back and take some friends next time – make a long weekend out of it. Here is my photo diary from the trip and I hope this inspires you to get out there for an adventure and take a trip. Try a new place you haven’t been before. Go get creative and do whatever makes you feel alive. 

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Scroll to the bottom to read about my view on love.

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