Fun at the Zoo!

I hadn't been to what is now known as Zoo Miami (it used to be called Miami Metro Zoo) since I was a little girl; pre-Hurricane Andrew.

For you non-Floridians (or maybe those of you too young to remember) Hurricane Andrew was a Category 5 hurricane that completely leveled most of southern Florida and the zoo.

Since we're currently having a "cold front" here in Florida, my boyfriend and I figured it would be the perfect time to visit.

In the summer time it's so hot even the animals are lethargic and seek the shade to escape the boiling temperatures. On Saturday, it was a nice 65 degrees or so and all of the creatures came out to play.

We got to the zoo around 2:30 and didn't make it all the way around before the park had to close. Zoo Miami starts to close down at 5:00pm, but it's massive! If you want to see it all you might want to go earlier. We're considering an annual membership, since it comes down to about $30 per adult if you choose the "Two Named Adults" option. We only have about a week or so to decide. I would definitely like to return and see everything we missed.

I plan to write some "A Day in the Life" entries every now and then just so you get to know me a bit better.  I really want to connect with all of you. Let me know what you think!

My Golden Globes Style Icon: Olivia Wilde

I'm not too much a fan of these kinds of posts. It's almost as if bloggers are required to talk about awards shows. I promise not to talk about anything I'm not sincere about, but I had to mention Olivia Wilde. She either has amazing taste, a wonderful stylist, or both; but Olivia Wilde is my favorite on the Golden Globes Red Carpet. She always wears the most gorgeous dresses. They are always different, but somehow seem to match her personality no matter the style or color. Let's take a look...

Here she is in her emerald glory (and a lovely bump) at last night's Golden Globes. What a stunning gown by Gucci! See, ladies? You can still look sexy without showing off everything you've got--even when you are pregnant!

I love Ms. Wilde's sense of style. A few years ago, she attended the 2011 Golden Globes in what has become my favorite "awards show dress" ever. 

There she is, wearing a dress by Marchesa that reminds me of a galaxy of millions of glittering stars. Do I really need to elaborate on how stunning this dress is? I just can't get over it. Even my mother knows what I refer to when I mention "the dress." Just wow...

Ms. Wilde wore this lavender Reem Acra gown at the 2009 globes. I believe this look received mixed reviews from the "fashion police" but I found it to be very feminine and fun. I can't wait to see what she will wear to the Oscars if she attends the ceremony.

Who is your favorite Golden Globe style icon?

Throwback Thursday Link Love: Vintage Powder Room

I guess anything on a vintage blog would be a throwback, huh? (Wow, that is extremely lame.) Anywho, I wanted to start showing you all some of my favorite vintage blogs to read. While I do want Floor 9 to have a bit of a vintage feel, it's not the blog's only focus. There are bloggers out there that are EXPERTS when it comes to anything and everything vintage. Vintage Powder Room is one of them.

Click here to check out a great article about vintage hairnets (that's where the lovely photo above comes from). Ms. Joan Renner's blog is an absolute must. Enjoy!

Tutorial: Nails Like Dita

Check out one of my most popular posts from a few years back. I tell you everything you need to know to get the Dita Von Teese nail look. Don't forget to pin!

Click here for the post!

Shopping Guide: Walt Disney World

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Did you know there are plenty of spots for beauty lovers to check out in the House of Mouse? I know makeup and perfume are probably the last things that come to your mind when you think of Walt Disney World, but if you look close enough, there's a bit of Disney magic for you too. Here is my guide to beauty products at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL.

Last Updated: 01/3/14

***=This pavilion has an item made exclusively for the park and/or an item you can only find there. Ask a cast member!

Please, leave any info or items I might have left out in the comments! I believe some of the hotels sell products but I am not sure.

Check out my very first shopping guide on Dita Von Teese here!

EPCOT World Showcase

France Pavilion - Guerlain Fragrances and Makeup, Givenchy Fragrances ***

Italy Pavilion - Bvlgari Fragrances, Prada Fragrances, Acqua di Parma Fragrances***

Norway Pavilion - Laila Eau de Parfum by Geir, Geir Cologne (for Men)

Morocco Pavilion - Amla Hair Products

Japan Pavilion - Sana Nameraka Skincare, Shiseido Haircare (Drugstore equivalent), Camellia Oil

Downtown Disney Marketplace

Basin- Natural soaps, scrubs and lotions. Think a smaller scale "Lush" with "Bath & Body Works" scents. Check out their website here.

Tren-D & World of Disney - You will find the Beautifully Disney makeup collection, which you can take a look at by clicking here. It is very tempting! However, don't confuse Beautifully Disney with the collections put out by Sephora and e.l.f. --they are not the same.

Vintage Find of the Week: Chanel Silk Scarf

Chanel Vintage Scarf from Couture Arabesque

I love Chanel. You can keep your Louis, ladies, I'm all about Mlle. Chanel's style when it comes to luxury. When you throw the word "vintage" in front of Chanel you can't get more elegant than that!

This beautiful scarf will set you back $165.

But, um, 1990's is already considered vintage? Yikes! I'm old.

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