Sleeveless Trench

Hey guys!  I wanted to share this simple look I wore a few weeks back.

I think it’s pretty obvious I have quite the fascination with sleeveless trenches/blazers (as seen here, here, here and here).  I love how effortlessly a sleeveless trench can add dimension to just about any outfit, from a tee-shirt and jeans, to a feminine little dress.  Versatile and always chic, the sleeveless trench is just the thing to help transition your style from summer to fall. Not to mention, it’s a great way for Miami-ans to embrace fall outerwear without suffering from heatstroke!

What are your favorite summer to fall transition pieces?

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Sleeveless Maxi Trench Coat: Lavish Alice via Asos; White Cotton Tank: Ann Taylor; White Skinnies: Ann Taylor;  White Mules: Mossimmo via Target ; Gold Rope and Tassel Necklace: INC International via Macys; White Clutch: ZARA.

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Gypsy Soul

It’s been quite some time since my last blog post, blame it on my gypsy soul.

If you follow me on Instagram then you’re probably well aware that I was recently wandering around Europe for 2 weeks and I can’t wait to (find the time to) share my travel diary with you all!

As for today, here’s a look I wore a few weeks back that fashionably portrays my gypsy soul.  I came across this hi-low maxi skirt on the clearance rack at Express and I simply could not resist its down to earth gypsy vibes. The hi-low trend is a merger between the mini skirt and maxi skirt and is the perfect way to show off your gams (and killer shoes) while still being comfortably covered. I love them for summer with heeled or flat sandals, but will easily transition into fall paired with booties or knee high boots.

What’s your take on the hi-low trend?

 

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Top: Marshalls; Hi-Low Skirt: Express (similar) (similar); Perforated Belt: Vince Camuto via Marshalls; Fringe Tassel Sandals: MIA Shoes; Handbag: ALDO Shoes; Boho Bracelet Set: ALDO Shoes; Gold Pave Rings: Express (here and similar).

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Tropical Paradise

If I had a nickel for every compliment I received the day I wore this dress, I would have enough money to buy this dress twice over.  The print on this maxi dress is simply ravishing and I fell in love with it as soon as I laid eyes on it at Girls Will Be Girls Boutique located at 14241 SW 120 St. #107 Miami, Florida, but not for long!! They are actually having a huge Moving Sale and the whole entire store is 50%!! 

I can’t promise you ladies will find this “Tropical Paradise” printed dress (as it sold out pretty quickly), but I promise you will find plenty other girly items that will steal your heart!  Take advantage of this huge sale in store, OR if you can’t make it, you can shop their 50% sale via Instagram (@Girlswillbegirls) or Facebook by calling (305)610-1155 to place orders.
Social Media orders can be picked up or shipped to your door.

SALE EVENT 🕙 STORE HOURS:
Mon. (7/27) – Sat. (8/1) – 11:30AM – 8PM
Sun. (8/2) – 11AM – 6PM
Mon. (8/3) – Tues. (8/4) – 11:30AM – 8PM

14241 SW 120th St. Suite 107 Miami, FL 33186
(305)610-1155

Happy shopping and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Photos by: My amazing boyfriend Daniel <3

image1-002Tropical Print Maxi Dress: Girls Will Be Girls ; Wedges: ALDO Shoes; Jenn Bucket Bag in Desert Rose: Gigi New York (ON SALE) ; Amethyst and Crystal Bead Bracelets: Love Strung image2-002 image3-001 image4-001 image5-002 image6-002

Escape Miami 3

Last weekend I attended the third annual Escape Miami Style Lounge & Pool Party organized by The Fashion Poet and all I can say is, damn that girl (Annie) sure knows how to throw a party!

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As if spending the day with one of my dearest BFF’s (Jackie) wasn’t epic enough, we spent the day “VIP-ing” at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand while indulging in complimentary massages, makeup applications, nail and braid bars, henna and metallic tattoo applications and fashion illustrations by The Architect of Style.  Not to mention all the goodies up-for-grabs provided by pop-up shops from local brands and designers such as LYFE Brand (too cool for school), Love Strung (gorgeous jewelry), MIA Shoes (love them) and Flair Miami  (super fun Miami themed tees)!

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And what would a swim week event be without a poolside fashion show? Local designers and boutiques such as DBrie, Bianca Colleti, Lume Swimwear and Please Don’t Tell Shop showcased this summers hottest trends in swim and casualwear!

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You didn’t think I was going to let you all go without talking about “What I Wore” now did you?!

Anytime the dress code calls for fun, fearless and fashion forward, I put my stakes on Nasty Gal!  Before embarking on the search for the perfect Swim Week look, I had already decided that I wanted to wear all white (summer’s hottest trend). But most importantly, I wanted a look that would stand up to the unbearable Miami heat!

This “9 to 5 Cutout Blazer Dress” was the answer to my hot and sweaty prayers!  White, hot (resistant), sexy and chic all twisted into one! Thank you Nasty Gal, you never let me down!

esc13 9 to 5 Cutout Blazer Dress: Nasty Gal; Nude/White Tassel Heels: Shoedazzle; White Clutch: ZARA (sold out); Gold Necklace: Rocksbox (use Code: sunfunfashionxoxo) .

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Body Confidence

In the spirit of Miami Swim Week I figured what better time to share a swimsuit look here on Sun Fun Fashion? Now, to be perfectly honest, these photos were shot back in November 2014 while vacationing the Motherland a/k/a Nicaragua. So why now, over 6 months later, have I decided to share this post?

Well, the truth is I’ve never felt very comfortable in a swimsuit and those of you who know me pre-Sun Fun Fashion, know very well that I have always dealt with weight issues.  I have gone from fat, to chubby, to thick, to thin, and back to thick again.  There has not been one day from the day I came into this world (at a whopping 11 pounds) that I have not spent “battling the bulge”.

I’m a 30+ year veteran in this battle and I am proud of how far I have come. I am nowhere near thin, I have stretch marks (gasp), dimples on my thighs and itty bitty titties, but I am healthy and most importantly, I am happy!  So the question is, why not share these photos with the world? Why not inspire women to love themselves flaws and all?

The fact of the matter is that there is always going to be someone thinner, fitter, taller or bustier.  Stop comparing yourself to everyone else.  I can assure you that Instagram model you consider to have a “bikini body”,  has insecurities of her own.

So, let’s cut the anxiety out of an article of clothing that is supposed to represent fun and relaxation.  This anxiety is all consuming and will prevent you from enjoying the warm summer months (or years if you’re from Miami). Remember, the most flattering thing you can wear to the beach or pool this summer, is CONFIDENCE and sunblock of course!

I hope this post will inspire you all in the way that Annie Vazquez’s (a/k/a The Fashion Poet) post Dare to Bare: Embrace Yourself inspired me! Like The Fashion Poet,  I decided not to retouch any of these images so you can see it like it is.  All good!

Thank you for stopping by!
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Freakin’ Weekend

Who’s ready for the weekend? I know I am! Here’s a look I wore last weekend to the Brew at the Zoo Event held by the Miami New Times. While we are on the subject of the Brew at the Zoo, let me give it to you straight. This event is “tremenda mierda” (a tremendous shit) for those of you who do not speak Spanish. Now I don’t normally bad mouth brands, restaurants or events, as I am a firm believer that if you don’t have anything nice to say, you should STFU, but I feel obliged to relieve any future prospective attendees of the FOMO.

First of all, the name of the event is misleading and deceptive. The event should more appropriately be titled “Brew At The Parking Lot of the Zoo”. Now, I realize the liability of having thousands of potentially drunk individuals running a muck around the zoo, but the parking lot?? Come on. I would have been happy with the mere sight of a flamingo, but the only animals I saw that evening were mosquitoes.

Second, there’s the lines. Standing in 20 different (10-15 minute) lines for 2 oz. beer samples is ludicrous. But, what’s worse is that by the time we got to the front of our second line of the night (at approximately 9pm) the brewery had already ran out of several of their beer selections. This proved to be the case for the third, fourth and fifth brewery we attempted to sample as well. Talk about poor planning.

Third and last, the event was supposed to run from 8-11 pm. By the time we left the event at 10:30 pm the majority of the breweries had packed up and left. This was more than likely due to the shortage of beer that ensued on or about 9pm.

Although “Brew At The Parking Lot of the Zoo” proved to be a complete waste of $40.00 p/p, there were two upsides to the night: the company (my friends rock) and my outfit!

The gauze like material of this summer LBD is light and airy- perfect for a night of drinking beer in a parking lot! I also love the crochet detail at the chest and bottom hem of the dress! I wore my super comfy gladiator sandals and color block, perforated bucket bag from Shoedazzle!  Now, although this dress sold out at Forever 21 in a matter of minutes, I’ve linked a few similar options for you to shop below!

As for this weekend, I’ll stick to sipping champagne somewhere near the beach! What are your plans?

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Black Gauze/Crochet Dress: Forever 21 (similar, similarsimilar, similar); Bucket Bag: Shoedazzle.

In Full Bloom

You know that moment when you spot something on the rack that you just can’t wait to add to your closet?  Well, that was the case the moment I laid eyes on this vibrant floral skirt from Marshalls. Before I knew it, my mind began blooming with style possibilities and before I could even make it to the register I had the whole look you see below all laid out (in my mind)!

Don’t you just love it when that happens?

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Ivory Silk Blouse: Max Studio via Marshalls; Floral Skirt: Cynthia Rowley via Marshalls; Hot Pink Studded Kitten Heels: Torrid; Nude Jeweled Clutch: Express; Sunglasses: Sole Society.

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Work Style Wednesday: Summer Frocks

Summer is upon us and nothing spruces up one’s summer work style quite like a colorful frock, or two!  Dresses are the ultimate summer must have and when it comes to my summer work style, I love bypassing the sometimes tedious task of mixing and matching tops and bottoms.  Which means that during the summer, I stock up on dresses, frocks and anything that will keep me cool and effortlessly stylish!

Lucky for me Nordstrom currently has a drool worthy selection of beautiful summer dresses for virtually any occasion, all under $150.00!!

I’ve picked my top 8 Work Style Summer Frocks below, which ones would you love to add to your summer wardrobe?

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Blush, Grey and Leopard

I simply cannot get enough of “Blush” these days and one of my favorite ways to pair this soft, neutral hue is by pairing it with my all-time favorite neutral, LEOPARD!  Yes, leopard is a neutral and if we can’t see eye to eye on that, then we may need to reevaluate this whole relationship.  :)

This A/X leopard print skirt pairs beautifully with shades of blush due to its perfect palette of leopard and grey- which happens to be my second favorite neutral to pair blush with.  Any shade of camel, tan or nude would come in third! I glammed up the look by adding gold details from neck to toe!

What do you think?

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