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Fashion / Miami Blogger Meet Cute: 10 Questions with Ria Michelle

Ok seriously, we’ve been having sooo much fun hanging with our new blogger buds that someone’s gonna have to physically put us on a plane and force us to get back to LA! This weekend we met up with the lovely Ria Michelle at Nespresso for a late afternoon coffee fix and ended up chatting for hours about Miami hotspots, spring trends and our mutual love for RiRi’s off duty style! This uber-hip chick is totally a girl after our own heart…

Since we’re at Nespresso, what’s your favorite drink here?
I love the Iced Macchiato!


What are you wearing today?
Today I’m wearing one of my fave hats, a thrifted Forever 21 knit sweater and a Forever 21 filigree print bodycon skirt.
Describe your style in 5 words.
Bold, Moody, Playful, Edgy, Versatile


How did you start blogging?
I’ve been a web addict since the days of LiveJournal! RIAMICHELLE.COM is my fashion diary where I can share my pursuit of a life of style in my own creative space.

How does the city inspire your style?
Miami is a vibrant city that’s still sort of finding its foothold. It gives me the chance to be vibrant and grow with it.


Favorite resto in the city?
Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill at The Standard. Great view of the bay and it’s poolside! You must have the fries and the clams! Sooo yummy.


How has your life changed since becoming a blogger?
Becoming a blogger has allowed me to really focus on who I am as a person, my strengths, my weaknesses, my passions. This is what I do, what I love and who I am.

Whose style do you most admire right now?
Right now I’m pretty obsessed with Rihanna‘s off duty style. It demands attention even in its simplicity. I can’t wait to see what she wears to the shows at LFW!


Trend forecast focus: what trends are going to be big this spring?
Monochrome is always in. I mean, does black and white go out of style…ever? Western elements like fringe, white leather and pale denim are hot this spring and…according to Charlotte Ronson‘s show last season, 90s-inspired pieces are also trending. I can’t wait!


Your top 5 must-go places in Miami (day or night)?

1.  The Standard (lazy Sundays are everything.)

2.  FDR at The Delano

3.  Soho Beach House

4.  LIV

5.  Shake Shack (hey, you gotta eat!)