Welcome to the Michelle DiMarco Blog

Greetings ladies! Welcome to the Michelle DiMarco blog, a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle website from yours truly, Michelle DiMarco. I’m so excited for you to be here reading this, as it marks an exciting new chapter in my life, one I hope to bring you along with me on.   For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a passion for empowering women through personal style. Nothing brings me more joy than dressing someone in a damn good outfit— whether that be a sexy LBD, a great-fitting tee and jeans, or a workout set that makes them feel as fierce as J Lo. But isn’t just about the clothes. It’s about the women who wear them. I love helping them recognize their inner strength and true beauty through personal style that [...]


Be Proud of Your Achievements

Alright lady, I want to ask you a very important question. It’s simple, and it’s one we don’t sit down and think about much. Here it is: What have you accomplished, and are you proud of those achievements? I recently sat down (after actually penciling it into my handy planner) to reflect on that very small but extremely loaded question. Life can definitely get in the way of remembering our proud moments and milestones, I am the first to admit. When I was in my early 20s, I was so consumed with starting my own business that I got completely and utterly wrapped up in the process. I didn’t take the time to reflect on this huge accomplishment at such a young age. When I look back at it now, I [...]


The Spring Detox for Your Mind, Body & Soul

Although it may not seem like right now, summer is right around the corner. With the arrival of the sweltering heat will come the days of sleeveless tops, short shorts and well, you guessed it: bikinis. That’s right, the highly dreaded bikini season is upon us, which you’re probably well aware of thanks to that itty-bitty bikini set taunting you from your chest of drawers. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting to look good this summer, you shouldn’t miss out on the fun pool parties and boat days just because you don’t want to show some skin. Us women are too quick to shame our own bodies, when all our hips and curves really need is just some little TLC. This year, I want to share my tips and tricks [...]


How to Wear White Boots for Spring

Just like having a pair of black ankle boots as a staple in your closet, white ankle boots can be too! Since we love affordable fashion, we found these white boots by Steve Madden that will look great with all these looks. So take a seat back, grab your coffee (or wine!) and scroll through some insta-worthy looks to pair with your white boots for fall.   1. Fall Florals: Brighten up the fall color palate with some fall florals like this Cassidy Ruffle Blouse by Lost and Wander. 2. Blazer Dressing: Invest in a versatile blazer like this one from Tart Collections. You can pair it with pants for a dressier office look or jeans for a more casual look. If you’re wearing your white boots with denim don’t forget [...]


5 Fashion Staples You Should Absolutely Never Toss

How many times have you peeked into your closet only to find that, despite the rows of hangers before you, you have absolutely nothing to wear? Closet fatigue is a real thing and can hit even the most fashion-forward. I'm not a believer in the "things every woman should own by 30" mentality - we all have our own style, lifestyles and needs, and clothing is never a one-size-fits-all thing. However, I do believe there are certain wardrobe essentials a woman can add as a foundation that will serve her time and time again. The next time you find yourself with nothing to wear, try shopping your own closet. Revisit those fashion staples that may seem boring on their own, but can serve as the necessary building block to your next outfit. If you're still struggling or need some inspiration, come visit [...]


Influencer = Advertiser

This week I thought I would address a topic that needs much addressing: social media influencers. Have you ever scrolled through Instagram, gone down the rabbit hole, and started to compare yourself to them? Trust me, I get it. From “my life is so boring,” to “wow, my closet really does suck,” to “I desperately need to lose some weight,” I’ve been there. It’s so easy for us to get caught up in this spiral of negative thoughts. I’m pretty sure all of you are familiar with the term “influencer.” After all, it’s 2018! But, if you’re not, an influencer is someone a brand pays to promote their product, service or experience. This is usually done in exchange for a product, coverage, promotion or direct payment. Before I delve any further, [...]

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Behind the Scenes of My Fort Lauderdale Shoot with United Airlines

I was recently approached by United Airlines to film a segment called “Three Perfect Days in Fort Lauderdale,” which will air on all United flights on August 1.  As a Fort Lauderdale native and self-appointed expert, I was absolutely THRILLED. First off, I feel incredibly honored that they asked me to be their hostess for the day. Secondly, there’s nothing I love more than sharing all of the amazing spots our city has to offer. Between our pristine beaches, boating canals, luxury hotels and restaurants, there truly is no other city like Fort Lauderdale (if I should say so myself). When not I’m not at work, I tend to be more introverted, which a lot of people don’t really know about me. I enjoy doing things geared toward home, and health [...]


Compartmentalizing: The Fashionista Edit

Since I became an entrepreneur, people always ask me, “how do you deal with the pressure, people, challenges, relationships, family, etc.?” The answer is, I don’t . At least, not all at once. When I began my journey as a small business owner, it felt like the entire world was on my shoulders. I was dealing with the stress of becoming an entrepreneur, figuring out finances, challenging myself personally, maintaining relationships with friends, family, and a significant other, all while making sure I look fantastic every day (look good = feel good, right?). I hate to break it to you (and myself), but those pressures never stopped. I still deal with them to this day. The only thing that has changed is how I go about dealing with them. I’m a [...]


5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me with Thrive Global

I recently sat down with Thrive Global to share my top “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me”. Read the interview below or click here to see it on Thrive.   I had the pleasure of interviewing Michelle DiMarco, a South Florida based small business owner, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Michelle’s award-winning boutique, Lilac And Lilies, just celebrated its ninth anniversary in business and is dedicated to sourcing up-and-coming designers from both coasts. Her female entrepreneur film, Small Business, Big Dreams, was screened at The Palm Beach International Film Festival, and her blog aims to help women achieve daily inspiration and success in the retail industry. Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”? I was just coming home to Florida after graduating from FIT and didn’t [...]


Taking Control of My Future

Those of you keeping up with my blog know I recently touched upon the topic of loving yourself. This year, I promised myself one thing: I would love myself unconditionally (quirks, flaws, potty mouth and all) and practice self-care to its fullest. With all this self-acceptance and self-awareness came the realization that I needed to face something I’ve been putting off for far too long: freezing my eggs. Quite frankly, the thought of freezing my eggs scared the living daylights out of me. While the option for women to freeze their eggs is thrown around far too casually, I knew what going through this process would entail. After doing some research of my own and falling victim to the rabbit hole that is the Internet (WebMD, anyone?), I came to the [...]

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