For one week out of the year, Miami turns into “the city that doesn’t sleep”. If you’re like me, you want to try to do every single thing possible and over book your schedule x3. Hopefully you’re not like me!
Although I’m a local to Miami, I’m still trying to master how to tackle Basel. In years past, I didn’t feel like I took advantage of this awesome week. I worked events and went to an art gallery here or there. This year I wanted to dive in. Unfortunately, the universe aligned my final exams to be the same week. As much as I wanted to pretend 60% of my final grades didn’t depend on this week, they did. So, I did what any other responsible yet FOMO driven college student would do- I was determined to do both at the same time.
Originally, I wanted to work with a stylist for my looks but I didn’t end up having time to meet with someone (remember that whole trying to do both thing?) So I ran to one of my favorite places ever,
I’ll always be honest with my followers, so as much as I’d like to say this event was an incredible kick off to the week; not gonna lie- my favorite part of the night was my outfit.
I came for the free live music by Miami Symphony Orchestra and the “bubbly & bites” as advertised on the flyer. Given, it was a public event but it turns out the free alcohol & bites were for VIP only. Oops! Not cool enough for this one, haha.
However, I did enjoy the performance and my over-priced pizza from the pop-up pizza joint.
View from Brickell.
Miami Design District (Miami Symphony Orchestra performing behind.)
I threw this look together with a black lace crop top, my favorite high-waisted denim shorts from
DAY 2- WYNWOOD & DOHENY ROOM
Okay, now we’re at the good stuff. This look was probably the one I was most excited about. This glittery & sheer body suit caught my eye on the rack at
Anyone who knows Wynwood knows that I was a bit overdressed for this lowkey, (sneaker preferred) part of town, but hey my excuse is Art Basel, right?
Doheny room at the Delano Hotel
After Wynwood, our group headed to
Pictured with Erika Wheaton
DAY 3- DOHENY ROOM & E11EVEN
I ended up back at the
Anyone who knows me knows I’ll always opt for the comfortable option. Not to mention my boots were flat & I had a backpack so I felt very mobile and hands free. My ladies can understand and appreciate how nice that feels!
DAY 4- SCOPE ART FAIR
Finally, the day I had been waiting for all week came. I was really dying to see some amazing art and
I had a completely different outfit planned for this day but Miami decided to bring a cold front to accompany its cool art. I switched it up last minute and was SO glad I did. It was a freezing high 50, low 60 degrees for us Miami folks. I felt so bad for the girls who looked at their mini dresses that night and said “it’s fine”.
I had been waiting to wear this camo jacket that I picked up from Miami Flea last month and this was the perfect occasion. I matched it with a gray long sleeve turtle neck, olive green skinny jeans, suede rust booties & my little backpack. I have to say this was my favorite outfit of the week, it felt the most “me”…and by me I mean bad-ass. Hehe.
**can’t resist petting**
Look closely and you’ll see my huney 🙂
I thoroughly enjoyed this show. There were interesting & compelling pieces around every corner.
DAY 5- JACKS MIAMI & CONTEXT ART FAIR
Another “cold” day for Miami so I planned my outfit accordingly. I re-wore my gray turtle-neck and threw on my black ripped jeans and wine booties. I finished off the look with my favorite
My first stop was at
Context was our next destination. It is the neighbor to Art Miami, which is one of the weeks largest shows. The shorter line and cheaper tickets at Context had us sold.
(PRO TIP: almost all of the shows give a student discount- typically $5-$10 off the normal price. Just make sure you have your student ID with you.)
Here are some of my favorites.
As the night time approached and the temperature dropped, I opted for my trench coat from
This was probably my best Basel week so far. Each year seems to get better as I get more and more involved. It’s a booming time for art, social connections, and business. I’m delighted that I get to experience it in my home. Till next year Basel.