Review: Finding Neverland

As an Arsht Insider, I had the chance to check out Finding Neverland performing at the Adrienne Arsht Center (running now through December 31st). My son is obsessed with Peter Pan, so naturally every time he saw the commercial for Finding Neverland he kept telling me he wanted to go. I was so excited to finally take him this week.

The play tells the story behind the making of Peter Pan and chronicles the struggles of Playwright J.M. Barrie to find inspiration for a play. That is until he meets four young brothers and their widowed mother (as a widow myself, I instantly connected to her character). He is mesmerized by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures that he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event, with a twist at the end. Overall, I enjoyed it so much and so did Andy.

Have you seen it? I'm excited to share that by using code 'VIVA' you'll be able to get a discount from the following performances at the Arsht Center:

Broadway in Miami
Theater Up Close
Florida Grand Opera
The Cleveland Orchestra Miami City Ballet
Flamenco Festival
Knight Masterwork Classical Series

Hope you're enjoying the holidays! We will be taking a break for the holidays and will be back on January 10th, hopefully brining you new and exciting content!


3 Looks Perfect for your Holiday Gatherings with Celebrity Stylist Karla Birbragher

A few weeks ago, we were invited to a special holiday fashion event with Target and celebrity stylist Karla Birbragher, where she shared tips on how to up your style game for the holidays. With several holiday parties right around the corner from family gatherings to New Years' parties, these tips will definitely come in handy.

Here are a few looks and tips from Karla to help you get inspired:

Rockin' Red

Red is always a favorite for the holidays but this year, take your look to the next level by mixing and matching different shades of red! For my ladies, I paired a floral duster kimono jacket layered over a satin cami with crepe jogger pants, a tassel necklace and a ruffle heel, making it fun and trendy.

This outfit works great for a family gathering. It’s stylish, edgy and also very comfortable, which is important if you are running around after the little ones.

For my fellas, I pulled together a plaid button down shirt with a bomber jacket and medium wash skinny jeans. I recommend adding a classic suede boot to pull this look together.

The second look I styled is perfect for any holiday party, whether it be for work or with your girlfriends! Velvet is one of the hottest trends this season and this velvet slip dress is THE holiday choice. Target offers dresses with exaggerated details and fun new prints that can pair with any outfit this holiday season. I finished this outfit with a faux fur stole, pom pom drop earrings, and white booties to tie in the look and give it that elegant touch.

For men, I love monochromatic outfits. The green on green look I styled is everything! You can easily achieve this look by pairing a twill button down shirt with a chino blazer and chino pants. Step up your shoe game by adding a wingtip boot that will keep you warm and fashionable at the same time.

Some holiday events—like low-key family gatherings or holiday shopping sprees—call for outfits that are comfortable and cute. I’ve been eyeing this chunky cowlneck tunic that pairs perfectly with chic velvet leggings, embellished mules and fun accessories.

For the guys the athleisure trend is still going strong, so I channeled that style into this laid-back look, using Goodfellow & Co from head to toe! I love how the sage green bomber jacket and trendy white tennis shoes elevate a simple jogger and t-shirt combo.

Thank you so much Karla for these amazing tips, we loved seeing you again!


Giveaway: Tickets Cirque du Soleil Volta {Miami, FL}

I love taking Andy to see Cirque du Soleil. It's pretty much become a tradition for us. I've been taking him ever since he was 2 years old. Last week, we went to see VOLTA and loved it so much. As a little early Christmas present, I'm excited to be giving away a Family (4) Pack of tickets to enjoy the show taking place in Miami, Florida (under the big top next to the Hard Rock Stadium).

The show VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score. VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one’s true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement.

WAZ, a popular gameshow host, has lost touch with his inner self in the pursuit of fame, pulling others in the trap of instant glory. But as doubt sets in, WAZ is enlightened by childhood memories as he encounters “free spirits” who open doors to his inner soul he has long kept shut. Adults and kids alike will absolutely love it.

Simply follow @vivafsahion on Instagram and leave a comment on the Cirque du Soleil image telling us why you'd like to attend. I will be announcing the winner on Tuesday, December 26th at 12pm EST. The tickets are for the Thursday, January 11th, 2018 showing. Good Luck!


Video: Best Holiday Gifts on a Budget

Hi guys! As some of you might know, I was in New York City this week doing some fun TV interviews (35 back to back to be exact) with Target talking about holiday gifts for everyone on your list. I had such an amazing time. Here's one of the interviews I thought I'd share with you. 

It features tons of ideas from Target's new gifting collections, whether it's for family members, co-workers, teachers---you name it. Best of all, most of the ideas are under $15 bucks so they won't break the back. 


Back to Basics

Lately, I've been all about rethinking my wardrobe and adding more classic pieces. I recently added this cashmere sweater to my staples. It was on major sale for only $45 bucks (originally $120!) at Saks Off Fifth. I also added a white-button down shirt and tan ballet flats from J.Crew during Black Friday. 

What are some of your must-have staples and best places to get them? 

Sweater: Saks Off Fifth
Jogger Pants: Express
Shoes: Valentino 


Holiday Gift Guide: The Perfect Gifts for Everyone on your List with Target

Making a list and checking it twice? Holiday shopping can be overwhelming, and with so many people on our lists, it can be difficult to find the perfect gift for everyone. But this year, there's help. I was actually in New York City today sharing tons of great tips on how to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list with Target. There's actually going to make our lives so much easier this holiday season.

Target has introduced four entirely new gifting collections and hundreds of stocking stuffers that are organized by recipient and personality, so you can find a great gift for everyone on your list. With nearly 1,700 items to choose from, it’s easier than ever to find gifts all in one place and at a great price, with most under $15 and exclusive to Target.

Stocking Stuffers
One of my favorite tips for selecting stocking stuffers is to stick to a theme. For example, start with a larger gift like a mug or a fun hot cocoa mix and fill the stocking with hot cocoa toppings and snacks. It’s a theme that can work for everyone in the family, just by swapping out the mug or mix. For more stocking stuffer inspiration, be sure to check out Target’s Wondershop.

Something for the Whole Family
The holidays are also the perfect time to start a family tradition. From parents that grew up on board games to kids playing for the first time, the whole family can have fun with classic options like Rustic Candyland and Connect Four. Younger kids will also get a kick out of this ready-to-build Gingerbread House Kit.

Top Gifts for Women and Teens
Target’s gifting collection for women features stylish gifts for all. On-the-go gals will love these travel accessories like luggage tags, travel pillows and more. Cozy options like this faux fur blanket from Project 62 and fun beauty products like bath bombs will give the gift of relaxation.

Teenage girls can be picky, but this curated collection is a young fashionista’s dream. A fun makeup bag and brushes are the perfect gift for teens who love experimenting with new styles and looks. 

Something for the Men in Your Life 
It seems like every year we run into this question – what to get the guys in your life. The men’s gifting collection at Target features all kinds of gift ideas for the hard-to-shop-for guy on your list. For the cocktail connoisseur, check out this bar set and this Threshold drinkware set. And for any bearded gentlemen in your life, this Cremo Beard Grooming Kit will have him looking good year-round.

To explore Target’s gifting collections, visit the main aisles of your local Target store or

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Target. All opinions, as always, are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make Viva Fashion possible. 


Holiday Gift Guide: For the Beauty Lover

The holidays are right around the corner, and if you’re still not sure what to get the beauty lover on your list, not to fret. This year, you can get all your beauty needs in just one place: Ulta Beauty. They have great gift ideas for everyone on your list (and for all budgets too). This place is pretty much my beauty wonderland.

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite items that any beauty lover would enjoy:

1. The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Essential Selection: Everyone could use a little pampering, especially during the holidays. This Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey set is the perfect gift for someone looking to unwind after a long day. Plus the packing is super cute too! It comes with a shower cream, body butter, soap and hand cream. Oh, and did I mention it smells absolutely delicious. I might just need to get this one for myself too.

2. CHI for Ulta Beauty Glamosphere 1” Flat Iron: I can’t live without my flat iron, especially living in Miami (hello frizzies). This CHI for Ulta Beauty Glamosphere 1” Flat Iron would make for the perfect gift. It has ceramic plates to really lock in moisture and leave your hair looking silky and shiny. It also has an LED temperature control, so you can customize the heat settings. I love using this flat iron on my roots, especially when I’m curling it. It looks like I came straight out of the salon.


3. NYX Meet the Metallics Lip Vault: One of my favorite gifts to give during the holidays is lip gloss sets, a girl can never have too many lip glosses right? Besides, they work for everyone. I’m really loving this NYX Meet the Metallics Lip Vault set. The holiday kit comes with 12 mid-size tubes, including 6 matte metallic lip colors (perfect for adding some shimmer to your holiday soirees) and 6 six matching non-metallic versions in a soft matte lip cream. I absolutely love the “Rome” shade, which is the perfect “mauve pink” tone.

4. Philosophy’s Amazing Grace Ballet Rose Eau de Toilette: The delicate scent of pink rose petals layered with sparkling lychee and finished with hints of woods, make it the perfect scent to give as a gift. It’s a great ‘everyday’ scent (whether going to work or out on a date) that your friends and loved ones will enjoy. I’m all about feminine fragrances and this one is sure to get them several compliments wherever they go.

5. LORAC Mega Pro Palette 4: I love gifting and receiving eyeshadow palettes. They’re always so much fun! This LORAC Mega Pro Palette 4 comes with 32 eye shadows in all the matte and shimmer shades you’ll ever need to create the latest on-trend looks. It really is such a beautiful and complete palette. They’re also highly pigmented, buttery soft and blendable.

So there you have it, some great gift ideas from Ulta Beauty that are sure to delight anyone on your list.

What are some of your favorites? 

This post is brought to you by Ulta Beauty. All opinions, as always, are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make Viva Fashion possible.

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