Blog By Keva Doyle

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Polka Dot & Denim

Happy Hump Day lovelies. This week is flying in, well actually this month has just gone by in the blink of an eye. We headed for happy hour sushi last week and this outfit is what I wore. Over here most places have Happy Hour which is amazing as you get both food and drinks for nearly half price which makes eating out way more affordable so right before we had dinner I spotted this vintage white Porsche, I really do have a thing for vintage cars and especially loved this one.



I have started to make little changes to my wardrobe for the cooler months but as it doesn't get much cooler here in Miami it is definitely an adjustment. I am watching people get into winter boots, knits and I am still in my Summer gear. It seems the colors in the stores change but I will not have the need to be wrapped up like I would at home and I am excited to experience the winter months in the sun. Although, I am sure I will be traveling to colder states and will need to have a few bits so I would always keep the eye out.

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I love the look of this little dress but it is a little more figure hugging than I imagined. It is true to size but a little shorter and a little more cleavage on show than I expected. I picked up fresh converse recently, they're ideal for traveling and they can also be worn with dresses or skirts, plus I buy the kids size so they're half the price.
I fly to New York this morning with work, I am there for two days for events and then I fly back in time for Cs arrival on Friday night. It has been very busy lately so I am finding the blog a little personal outlet, as always it is hard to strike the right work life balance but even if I stay up a little late I find writing my posts is a little haven for me.

I hope you are all having a great week so far.

Love Keva x
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Monday, September 25, 2017

LA // Part Two

Happy Monday! It is hard to believe I am back in Miami over a week now but I still have LA content to share with you guys, although I have been a few times there is still so much to do and see. Especially because it was my brothers first time to the West Coast, it was pretty cool that we got to explore it together and I was able to do things I never had before. We checked out some new beaches, went to an LA rams game and we did the very tourist thing of going and seeing the Hollywood Sign as well as a bunch of other things all while fitting it around my work schedule. We also got to spend time with family which I really miss while I am in Miami.
I have been finding that I have been wearing one pieces more this year than ever and I love them. I also love being fresh faced so you may notice I have no makeup on and my face looks super pale in this post but I wear a really high factor on my face and always wear a cap, especially since moving to sunnier climates I'm even more attentive to my skin.
I had been meaning to try a plant based Mexican restaurant called Gracias Madre for a while and I was delighted we got a chance to do that, the atmosphere was so good and the food was delicious so this is a firm favorite on the list for return trips (wishful thinking) I know but I would love to spend more time there. I am not a vegan but I can't have dairy as I am allergic so it is so nice going to a restaurant that I don't have to worry about being the awkward one at the table.
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I'm off to New York later this week for work and then C arrives on Friday, I can't wait.

Have a great week.

Love Keva xx
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LA // Part One

Happy Hump Day lovelies, It is nice to be back to a routine and posting here again. It does take a while to settle back in and now that the apartment is back to normal I feel like it is home again. As you know from my Instagram, Hurricane Irma meant we had an unexpected visit to LA. Although I was working while I was there the time difference from the West Coast to the East Coast meant I started my day earlier (usually calls from 6.30am) but finished in the afternoon. This left the evenings for exploring LA and trying out some spots on my list. 
An Iced coffee is something I pretty much have everyday but because we hit up Carrera Cafe I wasn't going to turn down the opportunity for some cool coffee art, after all thats why we went there. 
Although you would think it was planned we actually stumbled across the infamous pink wall and although not an original backdrop I still love it so we took some shots in front of it.
This little playsuit is one I picked up in a store on Abbot Kinney, packing in a panic really meant I did not have enough clothes especially since we were there longer than expected so I may have purchased one or two items. I love the ruffle detail and you know my feelings on stripes. I have linked loads of similar ones here. 
I always like trying out new coffee spots so I have shared some of my most loved ones from my recent visit.


Current Favorite Coffee Spots LA
1. Carrera Cafe
2. Alfred Coffee
3. Blue Bottle
4. The Butchers Daughter

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My brother left yesterday :( and my friend Kate arrives today so I have lots of visitors at the moment. The weekend is on the horizon.

Have a great day.

Love Keva xx
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Unexpected

Happy Friday lovelies, it has been a while since I last posted as I was caught up in Hurricane Irma and all that went with it in Miami over the last two weeks. The panic set in last Tuesday when I went into the office and everyone was booking flights out of Miami and telling me to do the same, it was one of the most stressful days that I have had trying to sort both myself and my brother out as I live in a flood zone. We continuously tried to get flights but were unsuccessful over and over. By some luck we got a flight to LA very late on Tuesday night after a full day of wishing and hoping. After all of the stress, we had an unexpected trip to the West Coast where thankfully we had refuge with my Aunt and Uncle. Today we return to Miami and I am both anxious and looking forward to getting back, which I know is contradictory, but I guess I am having mixed feelings. The devastation we have seen occur in the Sunshine State has been shocking and a reminder that we never know whats happening but whatever unexpected events that are thrown at you, you will always be able to find a way to deal with them.

I am thankful we are all safe but conscious so many peoples homes are destroyed. In such a short amount of time, which really felt like forever, everyone tried to prepare as best as possible but there really is no stopping Mother Nature. These photos were taken on South Beach before we knew what was coming our way. I am looking forward to getting back and sitting on this beach again and have a new appreciation for dealing with the unexpected and know that although it is sometimes hard to see, there is usually a silver lining.
 
Have a great weekend and thank you to all who were continuously checking in on us, both new and old friends.

Love Keva xx
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Friday, September 01, 2017

Miami Update

Happy Friday lovelies, this week seems like it has been a long week but it is Friday and I couldn't be happier that the weekend is here. I have 3 days off as it is Labour day on Monday and who doesn't like a three day weekend! You all know at this stage I have my brother visiting tonight, he arrives late this evening and I can't wait for him to get here (I know I have said that a thousand times) but we are very close so moving away has meant I don't get to see him, the rest of my family, boyfriend or friends as much as I used to. So you ask why are you in Miami? So instead of going into a whole lot of detail which no one cares to hear I wanted to give you a all bit of an update on all things Miami. I moved to Miami as I got an opportunity to work in-house for Bacardi which was an amazing opportunity work wise, but living in the states was always a dream of mine so for me it was a no brainer, I had to give it a shot.
So many people think I just have the blog but no the blog is secondary to my day job and I can squeeze a lot into my days and make the time work for me and continue working on the blog alongside a busy day to day. The Bacardi main office is here in Miami so that is why I am located here and I work across a number of liquor brands which Bacardi owns and I am loving it. With my job I am getting to travel across North America, most recently I was in Boston and next up I will be in New York and Austin. I mist say, that although I love to travel it can also be tiring when you have trips back to back so it is nice being in Miami for a few weeks. I definitely feel like I have settled in well to Miami life but I definitely have days that you miss your loved ones - it would be weird if I didn't but I know I made the right decision moving.
I have a jam packed few weeks with visitors (I may need to start taking formal bookings) and work trips so time is really flying by.I will be playing tourist this weekend so keep your eyes peeled on my Instagram and I promise to do a post on my top haunts and activities to do if you are visiting Miami.


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Have a great weekend.

Love Keva xx
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