Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Date Night: Valentine's Day Edition

Date Night: Valentine's Day Edition
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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Blouse - Banana Republic, Skirt - old, Heels - oldsimilar

Hi babes! Hope you all had a fabulous Valentine's Day! I shared my V-day with my someone special and we had dinner at a delicious French restaurant in Manhattan. It was the ultimate girly romantic day and I loved it. I never realized I was such a sucker for romance - HA!

I couldn't help but up the romance when it came to my outfit. Hello ruffles! I felt glam and classic even if it was absolutely freezing in NYC. Like literally it was numbly cold. Remind me why I don't live on an island? Can't handle this weather. Either way, it was a lovely.

Hope you all had a great one!

Xo,
Maia

Photos by Lynn Kim Do

Saturday, February 13, 2016

GRWM: Valentine's Day feat. Nena Intimates

GRWM: Valentine's Day feat. Nena Intimates
Saturday, February 13, 2016
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  Happy Valentine's Day, babes! I hope you're enjoying it with your loved ones. I love Valentine's Day. I'm a sucker for love. I love, love. Even though I think we should all express love daily, there's something special about this day. Sometimes we forget to show how much we love and care about each other so we get this yearly reminder. This Valentine's Day I got together with luxury petite lingerie brand Nena Intimates. The luxurious brand makes bras and undies for petite women. Often petite women are forgotten when it comes to lingerie and Nena Intimates has made it their goal to make sure ladies of all bust sizes feel incredibly sexy.
 Melissa, of Nena Intimates made this teddy especially for me. (OMG, I die.) and it was the perfect piece to wear as I got ready for my special Valentine's date. The sexy yet tasteful design made me feel incredibly glamorous and sophisticated and ready for my night out. 
Nena Intimates specializes in lingerie for smaller sizes, (AA, A & B cups) and provides incredible design, sensuous fabrics and exquisite workmanship which each piece. Melissa, founder and designer of Nena Intimates makes each piece by hand and they are absolutely stunning! This Valentine's Day, I'd love to share with all my followers a special giveaway. I will be posting more on my Instagram but follow both The Petite Principle and Nena Intimates, like a photo and you will be entered to win a gift card to their online shop!

Can't wait to see who wins! Get more details on my Instagram and don't forget to check out Nena Intimates

Xo,
Maia

Make up by Antonella
Lingerie by Nena Intimates

Photos by Lynn Kim Do
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

His & Hers Valentine's Day Gift Guide

His & Hers Valentine's Day Gift Guide
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Hi Guys & Dolls! With Valentine's Day around the corner I wanted to share with you all some really great and unique gift ideas for you and your boo. Of course Valentine's Day is an extra special day to show even more love towards someone you adore. I really like making gifts so I have something up my sleeve for my guy but I would still getting him everything below. Plus, I added a few things that I'm wishing for. Hopefully, he's checking out this gift guide too ;)


Me Before You - I hear it's a must read especially since the movie comes out this year. It's next on my reading list!

Kate Spade Kiss Kiss Studs - Adorable pair of earrings.

Birchbox - I was a subscriber for a while and was introduced to some of my favorite products through this month service.

Airbnb Gift Card - How about planning a romantic getaway? Try an Airbnb gift card.

Mikasa Cheers Party Stemless Wine Glasses - Perfect for a girl's night in!

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Palette - Looking for the perfect shade of red lipstick? How about having 25 shades to choose from.








Herschel Little America Backpack - Maybe your guy is a bit of a traveler, why not be sure that he has a place to carry all the travel snacks? Your travel snacks of course. You can never have too many of those.

Beer Cap Maps - These are way too cool. If he's a beer enthusiast, he will love this!

Southwest Gift Card - Perfect for if you're planning a trip together or if you're in a long distance relationship!

Ballpark Blueprint - Does he have a favorite baseball team? He might love this Ballpark Blueprint.

Smoky Mountain Beards Care & Grooming Kit - If he's got a badass beard help him keep it nice and groomed. The hot beard trend is not going anywhere. :)

The Great Mustaches Mug - I mustache you a question but I'll shave it for later!

Happy Valentine's Day, all! Remember to spread love everywhere you go :)

Xo,
Maia



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sweet Saint Augustine

Sweet Saint Augustine
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Hi loves! I took a trip to Florida recently & as you know I'm a fan of the beach but this time I got to see a whole different side of Florida. I went to visit my boo in Saint Augustine, about 2 hours east of Orlando. As the Northerner that I am, I didn't realize that there was much more than Universal Studios and Ocean Avenue but I was wrong. The charming city of Saint Augustine is a city rich in culture, Spanish culture specifically. The architecture is simply gorgeous, Spanish style molding on every roof, and cobble stone streets that take you back in time. It reminded me so much of Puerto Rico! El Castillo of San Marcos was basically a mini Morro and the Spanish influence was vibrant.
Known for being the oldest city in the US there was something so inviting and so welcoming about the city. A beloved city by all of its inhabitants, was a home away from home. We bumped into a few people and asked how they made their way to Saint Augustine. Few said they had lived here all their lives, another couple said they met at Flagler College in the heart of Saint Augustine and a few encouraged me to move down. Being the NYC girl that I am, it would be hard for me to leave the city that never sleeps but it's definitely a great spot for a vacay.
We continued our exploring and reaches Flagler College and understood exactly how those couples could have fallen in love here. The brick, the architecture, the Spanish Moss, I mean come on people, the place screamed romance! 

The weather was a little cooler, cooler than I would've expected for Florida but pleasant nonetheless so my casual chic ensemble did the trick. 

I'd recommend stopping by the smoke & bull bar for some drinks. Our bartender was literally Miley Cyrus' twin which provided some entertainment and Columbia which had some delicious Spanish/Cuban food!

Thanks for reading!

Xo,
Maia

Top: American Eagle (old)
Ripped Jeans: Forever 21 (similar)
Heels: Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Crossbody: Madewell (same bag, different color)

Photos by Thomas Rehberg

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