Haute Rain Gear on the Way to Drop-Off.

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Patricia. Coral Gables, Florida. April 2013

Fashion Notes: Hunter Boots http://usa.hunter-boot.com , Bottega Veneta Handbag http://www.bottegaveneta.com , Rag and Bone Jeans http://www.rag-bone.com, Nation T-Shirts http://nationltd.com: Dollar Store Hat, Lunchbox: Old Navy www.oldnavy.com

 

 

 

Haute Clogs at Drop-Off

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Jana. Mom of three kids (9, 7 and 3). Writer. Hollywood, Florida. April 2013.

Fashion details: Clogs by No. 6, http://no6store.com/ and Alexander Wang Handbag, http://www.alexanderwang.com/

Jana started a career as an editor at Seventeen and YM.  Her writing has appeared in Time Out New York, Marie Claire, Psychology Today. www.kveller.com and various other magazines and websites.

When she is not writing for various publications, Jana spends time writing for her blog, www.ihateyourkids.tumblr.com which is about raising her son with Autism.  I admire Jana taking the time to share her personal experiences dealing with the ups and downs of raising a child with Autism.  She is an incredible mother, who also happens to be incredibly stylish.

 

 

 

 

Haute Wordy Girl at Drop-Off

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Maria. Mom of Ava and Yiani. Writer. Shoe/Handbag lover. South Beach, April 2013

Maria's writing can be found in The Miami Herald, www.miami.com, The Huffington Post and Ocean Drive magazine.

A self-professed shoe and handbag addict, she chronicles her outfits on her Miami-based fashion blog, www.thewordygirl.co.  Maria's blog has been featured live on the Today Show — which Maria describes as both terrifying and gratifying. As for her limited free time, Maria can be found chasing her two toddlers, at Target, Facebooking, Twittering, Pinning, Instagraming, viewing horrid reality television programming or shopping. More of the last one, really.

Fashion Details: A neon top from Miami's budget-friendly Touch Boutique, Current/Elliott jeans, Louis Vuitton handbag, Zara heels, pom-pom necklace courtesy of www.theorchidboutique.com, heart-shaped sunnies courtesy of www.shopblush.com.

Now, don't we all aspire to look this styled out at Drop-Off.  Seriously Maria, you rock, and are inspiring me to get my style together on this fine Miami morning… And as a fellow “Wordy Girl”, thanks Maria for making those of whom are “Wordy” feel proud!!

Haute Mom at Coachella Drop-Off

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Jackie. Chicago Mom. Coachella 2013.

Coachella festival goers have great style.. it seems that it’s a time to be creative and bring out that inner bohemian.. I love seeing the variety of style at  music festivals, because everyone seems generally more free and comfortable with their attire (and their fun, but that’s another story :))

For more fashion shots of Coachella (not just parents) check out Refinery29’s photographs from the festival: http://www.refinery29.com/coachella-style

Haute Sweatstock. Miami Loves Record Stores.

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Spotted this rock-n-roll family at Sweat Records today, checking out the bands, buying some vinyl and exposing their son to the world of Music Stores…

This Father is the creator of http://velocitylab.net, Art, Photography, Music & The Written Word.

On this Mom is a floral halter dress and she is carrying a vintage Louis Vuitton Handbag.

 

Haute Record Store Day. April 20 Drop-Off.

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Lisa. Mom of two boys. Owner of Uncle Sam's Music Miami Beach. Vintage White Boots.

One of my other loves is music. But it's not just listening to music that I love, it's being around music lovers. musicians and perusing the albums at a music store, like Uncle Sam's.  Technology is great in so many ways, but it's taken away from that community of music lovers who would hang out at record stores and talk about their favorite moments in music.  To actually hold an album between your fingers and look through the insert, to see what the artist has personally created and shared with the fans..is just plain special.

I remember walking into a Miami record store and buying a Led Zeppelin CD box set, it was the 90's and box sets were huge.  I was beyond excited to take my birthday money and spend it on something I deemed priceless, music.  I knew that these four CD's would take me to another place and nourish me in a way so difficult to articulate.  There was something so incredibly intimate and special about getting a new CD, ripping the plastic off and gaining entrance into the soul of a band.

Why do you think all those 80's and 90's teenage angst movies would play out the scenes in a record store? The backdrop perfect to set the stage for a coming of age film, as music has been and will always be the soundtrack to all of our lives.

I am really happy that records have made a come back, even if it's a trendy, retro movement that may be fleeting…it can also be a call to pause and appreciate music in a slower, holistic way.  Maybe we all need a break from computers and want to sit back put on a record and listen to the needle make it's way to the next tune.  The sound that emotes from a record is very special, click on this Huffington Post article to learn more about different brands of record players

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/buying-guide-best-record-players_n_2026327.html

I urge all of you to check out your local record store on April 20th and get reaquanted to what it's like to actually be a part of the process of shopping for music, and discovering new musicians… and then continue to support stores, like Uncle Sam's Music in Miami Beach http://www.unclesamsmusic.com/home/ Sweat Records in Miami http://sweatrecordsmiami.com/  and other local stores in your city.  (Miami friends, check out the fun events going on at these two stores on the 20th)

For information about Record Store Day and for a list of participating record stores in your place of inhabitance, please visit, http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home