I still look over my shoulder every single time I unlock my front door…

Fifteen years ago, I was attacked from behind in the hallway of my apartment building but the memories are as vivid as yesterday.

I was attacked right outside my front door. I am still haunted by the memory of his large, sweaty hand covering my mouth as he grabbed me from behind. One look into his sinister eyes and I knew that if he got me inside my apartment something very bad would happen.

According to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. The majority of these assaults occur at, or near, the victim’s home. In addition, one out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. One out of six! Those are sobering statistics. Think about those statistics on your next girl’s night out. Someone in your group of close friends has been victimized.

I knew I had to fight my attacker…time stood still. A struggle outside my door ensued in what felt like slow motion. At some point during the altercation, I had a clear shot of punching him between his legs, and I did just that. That’s when he released me from his grip and began running away. I ran after him screaming for someone to stop him. He was eventually caught, the police arrived after my neighbor dialed 911 and that son of a bitch went to jail.

I am sharing my story to hopefully inspire other women to speak up much like Taylor Swift’s sexual assault case inspired fellow survivors to seek help.

It took me a long time to find the words to share my very personal and raw story. However, there is strength in coming forward and pursuing justice.

The night before my attack, I was celebrating the holidays with my two best friends with lots of wine and laughter. The thought never crossed my mind that I would become our group’s “statistic” the next day as a victim of attempted sexual assault.

I hope that by sharing my very private and personal experience with you, it inspires other women to stand up to perpetrators. Working with so many women through business and fashion, I couldn’t neglect taking advantage of my professional platform to share the message that it’s “OK” to speak up.

Did you know that only 344 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are even reported to police. Why do we insist on keeping quiet? Why do we insist on devaluing ourselves and our safety? Don’t assume your assault is personal because its public, very public, and it’s always important enough to report.

I’ve always been very vocal about standing up for what I believe in. Especially when it comes to equality. I remember when I was 10 years old shopping with my Cuban mother at the Sawgrass Mills Mall when I heard the cashier say to the family standing in front of us “you damn Cubans”. Even at that young age, I recognized prejudice and I demanded to speak to the manager. This is my first recollection of knowing I had a voice and ever since then I haven’t been afraid to use it.

Today I am using my voice to share my story to let others know that they aren’t alone. Share your experiences. Share your feelings. Share the sisterhood so we can come together to share in hope!

(Statistics Source: RAINN)



We’re giving away a $100 gift card! Don’t miss your chance to snag this prize and shop the latest for summer and beyond.

Entering is easy:

  • Post a photo to Instagram wearing your L&L between August 1 – August 31.
  • Hashtag #myLLstyle and follow @LilacAndLilies_Boutique.
  • Voilà! You’re entered!

We’ll announce the winner on social media September 1, 2017.




We love the sporty school spirit Kendra Scott is featuring this season. As we dive back into another school year, Kendra Scott looked to sportcore to style out their latest photoshoot. Their VP of Design, Denise, says, “we interpreted the sportcore trend through a focus on denim and mixed layering. The clean lines and solid colors found in our jewelry is the perfect compliment to this relaxed style.”

These sportcore styles are now available in store. Please call or come in to order.


march-events-featuredJoin us at Lilac And Lilies for an eventful August! Please see our event schedule below. Please note, event details are subject to change. Please call the store at 954.530.3109 for questions.

August 1 – 31

#myLLstyle $100 Gift Card Giveway

  • Enter to win a $100 Gift Card to Lilac And Lilies Boutique by posting a photo on Instagram wearing your L&L
  • Must hashtag #myLlstyle and follow @LilacAndLilies_Boutique
  • Winner announced September 1, 2017

August 1 – 31

Accessories Promotions

  • 20% Off All Gorjana Jewelry
  • Buy One, Get One Free Alex & Ani

August 3 – 6

Flash Sale

  • Enjoy 20% Off Storewide

August 12

Markdowns & Mimosas

  • Additional 10% off Already Reduced Sale Items

Happy National Junk Food Day!

Today only, enjoy 20% off all Junk Food Clothing in stock at Lilac And Lilies Boutique. These tee’s are a celebrity favorite being sported by Harry styles, Demi Lovato and even Kourtney Kardashian. Come grab a one-of-a-kind graphic tee made in L.A.

With Bikini Season in full Swing and Miami Swim Week upon us, you may be feeling a little more health conscious… don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! I’m sharing my absolute favorite healthy snack alternatives to satiate even your strongest cravings.

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Recipe Source : Chowhound.com


  • 2 (15ounce) cans chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, thoroughly drained and rinsed (about 3 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt



  1. Heat the oven to 400°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
  2. Place the chickpeas in a large bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Spread the chickpeas in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 30 to 40 minutes.


Easy Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

Recipe Source: Tablefortwoblog.com


  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Kosher salt




  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two large baking sheets (I used two 17″ baking sheets) with silicon baking mats or parchment paper.
  2. Slice your zucchini on a mandolin. Mine had 1, 2, or 3 for thickness and I used 2.
  3. After you slice your zucchini, place the slices on a sheet of paper towels and take another paper towel and sandwich the zucchini slices and press on them. This helps draw out the liquid so it’ll cook a bit faster.
  4. Line up the zucchini slices on the prepared baking sheet tightly next to each other in a straight line, making sure not to overlap them.
  5. In a small bowl, pour your olive oil in and take a pastry brush to brush the olive oil on each zucchini slice.
  6. Sprinkle salt throughout the baking sheet. Do NOT over-season, in fact, it’s better to use less salt initially because the slices will shrink; so if you over-season, it’ll be way too salty! You can always add more later.
  7. Bake for 2+ hours until they start to brown and aren’t soggy and are crisp.
  8. Let cool before removing and serving.
  9. Keep in an airtight container for no more than 3 days.

Chocolate Drizzle Popcorn

Recipe Source: Cdkitchen.com



8 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk or dark chocolate chips


While warm, sprinkle the popcorn with salt to taste. Spread popcorn about 1-inch deep on a baking sheet.

Melt white chocolate chips and dark chocolate separately in a double boiler. Stir the white chocolate often to prevent scorching.

Immediately dip a fork or chopstick into the white chocolate and wave it over the popcorn, continuing until all white chocolate has been used. Repeat with milk or dark chocolate.

Place baking sheet with popcorn in refrigerator for 30 minutes, or until chocolate is very firm. Transfer to sealed plastic bags.



Those are just a few of my favorite healthy recipes I’ve found over the years. I’ve got many more up my sleeve, so keep checking back to see more health conscious recipes shared in the future!

We’re celebrating National Junkfood Day with 20% off all graphic tees (including Junkfood Clothing)! Shop sale tees one day only – Friday, July 21st.


It’s that time of year again! Miami Swim Week is around the corner. As I finalize preparations, I can’t help but feel grateful that I’ve been able to fuse my career with my passions.  I get to wake up every morning and do what I love! This upcoming swim week is no exception.


I’ll be staying at one of my absolute favorite hotels in Miami, The Setai. With its picturesque pool, incredible ocean views and impeccable attention to luxury detail, a girl can’t help but love her job, right?

As a business woman, you have to ensure that you have a sound itinerary. A Girlboss always has a plan; here’s an exclusive peek into mine.

Mornings at The Setai begin with room service and bedside coffee to start my day off right. After, I’m off to the Miami Beach Convention Center and Cabana to view collections such as *Lspace, Frankies Bikinis Blue Life, Tori Praver and many others that I will be bringing to Lilac and Lilies Boutique! Throughout it all I’m blessed to have my friends in the fashion industry by my side. They truly help me navigate my work /life balance. I’m able to get the job done and curate fabulous fashions for you all while having fun. I couldn’t think of anything I would want to do more!

While there, I’ll be on the lookout for this summer’s hottest trends.



-Frankie’s Bikinis

This “BoHo Chic” trend has taken to South Florida beaches by a storm!  Crochet is a fun and intricate way to jazz up your everyday suit with bold texture and unique, eye catching detail.


This trend has been sweeping Miami Swim Week for the past few seasons, but I love to see the figure flattering trend evolve throughout the seasons with new, outstanding variations such as cap sleeve or wrap style elements. Just throw on a cute maxi and you’ve just moved effortlessly from beach to brunch!


-Blue Life

Wearing a one piece swimsuit used to mean you were on the swim team, or you didn’t feel comfortable in a bikini… Those days are over! One of Summer 17’s hottest trends is the subtle, sexy way to bring a shot of life into your beachwear! With so many cuts and colors on the market, there’s something for everyone.  It may just may make you pack away you’re tired, old bikini.

(Tori Praver)


High waisted swimsuits rocked the 1970s. Suits inspired by bold color and flower power reigned supreme. This year’s hottest trend is a nod to that golden era of fashion where the modern swimsuit started to get wild!

After a long afternoon of being on “trend alert” it’s back to The Setai for me to people watch, and sip Pinot Grigio with friends and prepare for the night’s Runway Shows. It took me 8 years of building myself from square 1 to be invited to these prestigious shows. It was a long, hard journey, but through hard work and perseverance I was able to achieve my goals. If you’re just starting to make your dreams a reality, stick with it! Never give up! It’s hard work, but we the end result is so rewarding.

With Lilac and Lilies being a staple of the boutique swimwear circuit, I’ll be attending many shows during my three days such as:


Tori Praver,

Hammock and Runway

For Love and Lemons

Beach Bunny Swimwear


Baes and Bikinkis



And that’s just a taste! Stay tuned to our social pages to get the details on the rest 😉

After a long evening of shows, I’ll be heading to the Soho house for a nightcap. Only to wake up the next day and do it all over again!

Stay tuned to Lilac and Lilies Boutique’s social media for updates throughout the entire weekend. It’s a lot packed into 72 hours. Rubbing elbows with celebrities, networking with influencers… It’s one of Miami’s hottest annual events!  I’m thrilled to be hanging out with blogger The Salty Vogue (You can check her out, here! http://www.thesaltyvogue.com/) as well as a featured special guest blogger take over, soon to be announced.


If there’s any trends you’d like to see it in the store, leave us a comment! We love to hear your feedback.

march-events-featuredJoin us at Lilac And Lilies for an eventful July! Please see our event schedule below. Please note, event details are subject to change. Please call the store at 954.530.3109 for questions.

July 21

National Junkfood Day

  • 20% Off All Graphic Tees

July 22-25

Miami Swim Week

  • Follow us on Instagram and go behind the scenes of the biggest and boldest swim show!


Frankies Bikinis is a global online destination for fashion forward boho-chic beachwear inspired by Malibu and made in LA and Bali. Known for dreamlike fabrics, designer crochet detailing, and cheeky bottoms our suits look great on everybody. We’re proud to bring Frankies Bikinis to Lilac And Lilies Boutique! Friends don’t let friends wear average bikinis. Shop these great new arrivals in store and be sure to check them out at our Bikini Weekend Extravaganza Trunkshow, Saturday, July 1st.


Get ready for our Bikini Weekend Extravaganza just in time for the 4th of July!!! Enjoy 20% off all beachwear Friday, June 30th through Sunday July 2nd, and a special bikini trunkshow Saturday, July 1st. Grab your girlfriends for bikinis, giveaways, beauty demos, healthy bites and more!

  • Bikini pop-up shops include: L*Space, Frankies Bikinis, Blue Life Swim, Kai Lani, Mary Grace, Didikini, and Pily Q.
  • Beauty pop-up shops include: BeautyCounter and Kopari Beauty.
  • Healthy Bites Provided by: Chef Joshua Shader

Plus you can enter to win a FREE L*Space Bikini and receive fun giveaways!
Call 954.530.3109 for more info.