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

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Dressed to Flamingle

I don’t really know what else to say other than…. Thank you Kate Spade! Thank you for never failing to capture my feminine soul and designing collections that girls, women and girly men dream of! But most of all, thank you for your Summer 2015 Flamingo Collection!  I am completely infatuated with my Flamingo Sheath Dress!  It’s perfect for work or flamingle-ing!

fl3Flamingo Sheath Dress: Kate Spade; Bib Necklace: Kate Spade; Mini Handbag: Express; Strap Heels: American Rag via Macys; Rings: Express (here and here); Sunglasses: ALDO Shoes

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Below are my top picks from the collection.  

SPOILER: It’s pretty much everything from the collection!

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[Slip on Sneaker] [Handbag] [Grey Tee] [Flamingo Print Blouse]

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[Dress] [Feather Clutch] [Aqua Cross body] [Tote]

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[Earrings] [Ring] [Bracelet] [Watch]

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[Tote] [Bikini Top] [Slip On Sandal] [Beach Cover Up]

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[Phone Case] [Flamingo Print Scarf] [Scarf w/ Pom Poms] [Fedora]

Soooo Miami

If you follow me on Instagram you may have caught on to the little love affair I’ve been having with flamingos!

There’s a certain nostalgia about flamingos that just tickles me pink! Flamingos bring back childhood memories of family trips to the Miami Metro Zoo, where upon entry patrons were greeted by flushing flocks of flamingos! I remember my fascination with the different shades of pinks and corals radiating from their feathers, as well as my admiration of their flirty, one legged stance.

I also love that flamingos are just soooooo Miami! I dare you to find a postcard from Miami that doesn’t have a flamingo somewhere on it. So whether it be thoughts of my childhood or thoughts of my hometown, flamingos have the power to make me feel some type of way.  So why not wear them emblazoned on my blouse, T-shirt, handbag and necklace?

photo 1Flamingo print blouse: Express; White A-Line Skirt: Halston Heritage via Amazon; Sunglasses: ALDOLeather Fringed Clutch: Steve Madden via Marshalls; Sandals: Yves Saint Laurent.

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Flower Punch

Hello, my name is Martha and I am a Floral-holic!!

This has certainly been the year of floral print for me, but can you blame me? Floral prints have come a very long way.  Today’s floral prints are not reminiscent of your “abuela’s” curtains, today’s floral prints are abstract, digital, geometric and just plain exhilarating.

Okay, so now that I have declared my addiction and justification for my love of florals, let’s talk about this irresistible, floral skater skirt I found while perusing the racks at TJ Maxx.  With two other floral items already in hand I tried to resist it, but with it’s punchy floral print and $10.00 price tag, surrender was the only option. I grabbed it, held it up for my BFF to approve to which she replied “are you kidding me? That has YOU written ALL over!” Lol!

I decided to tone down the punch a bit with a silky ivory v-neck and cork sandals.  Cork sandals are extremely versatile. I.M.O.: they can be paired with essentially any casual or semi-casual ensemble. I just love them for summer! To kick the punch back up a bit, I grabbed my Vince Camuto Color Block Satchel with a similar punchy tone.     * F.Y. I. Color Block handbags are back with a vengeance for Fall 2014 fashion!

The rest of my outfit details are below!  I hope you enjoy this look as much I did!

Hope you enjoyed the FLOWER PUNCH!

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Floral Skater Skirt: TJ MAXX (similar, similar); Silky V-Neck Tee: Express; Color Block Satchel: Vince Camuto; Cork Block Heel Sandals: ALDO Shoes (similar, similar); Sunglasses: ALDO; Flamingo “Calle Ocho” Necklace: TAudrey x The Fashion Poet; Tortoiseshell/Gold Watch: Michael Kors; Gold Spike Cluster Bracelet: Stella & Dot “Renegade“; Gold Bracelets: Love Strung; Gold/Blue “Honeycomb” Ring: Sale Rack; Twist Rope Bangles: Loehmanns.

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The Day Shift

I just love the comfort and facility of a shift dress! The shift dress is the cure for the common “can’t get your shit together” morning in which you can barely scrape yourself from your mattress, much less put together a suitably chic combination.

With you a shift dress you simply slip on, accessorize, finger comb hair, grab shoes and bag and jet out the door! So if you’re anything like me, you should probably stock up on shift dresses!! Like the one I’m wearing here? It’s on SALE at Old Navy here!

What’s your go to style for those “Can’t Get Your Shit Together” mornings??

Happy Monday!  I hope you have a productive week!

Old Navy Shift DressBlue Hibiscus Print Shift Dress: Old Navy; White Handbag: ALDO Shoes; White T-Strap Sandals: Shoedazzle Lauralee; Gold Flower Bunch Necklace: TJ Maxx (similar, similar)

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Independent Woman

Today is our Independence Day! Be Bold, Be Wild, Be Free!  But most importantly, be safe!  Happy Weekend ‘Merica!

Independent Woman-Happy Fourth of JulyRed Tweed Jacket: Forever 21; Cobalt Blue Jacquard Skirt: ZARA; White Cotton Top: Marshalls; White Handbag: Frattapolesine via ALDO Shoes; White Pumps: Charles David via Amazon; Pave Gold Chain Link Necklace: ILY Couture.

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Floral Flounce

Happy Wednesday Y’all!  Keeping it short and sweet today with a look at what I wore yesterday!   I am sooooo  excited to attend the Jay-Z and Beyoncé concert tonight!  I’ve got a killer outfit planned that I can’t wait to share with you all!

TJ Maxx Flouncy Floral Top

Flouncy Floral Top: TJ Maxx; Pencil Skirt: Loehmanns (old); Yellow Handbag and Sunglasses: ALDO; Purple Stone Ring: Sole Society.imageTJ Maxx Flouncy Floral BlouseTJ Maxx Flouncy Floral TopTJ Maxx Flouncy Floral Blouse

Sealed with a Kiss

Hey guys! Happy Friday! I don’t plan on giving you much “Lip” about this dress.  I mean look at it.  It’s freaking adorable, so I bought it.  It’s from ASOS, get yours here.

Muuuuuah! xoxox

Asos Lips Print Dress

John Zack Shift Dress in Lips Print: ASOS  ; Black Quilted Chain Strap Handbag: ASOS-Marc b. Knightsbridge Quilted Bag; Pave Gold Chain and Bracelet: ILY Couture (here and here); Gold Cap Toe Pump: Chinese Laundry- (Sold Out but similar style by Kate Spade here); Sunglasses: ALDO- Kilaniel.

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Weekend Gladiator

I promise I did everything in my power NOT to give into the “knee high gladiator” trend and well, I FAILED.  Miserably! See here’s what happened….

I do 95% of all my shopping online.  The other 5% happens when I am forced to physically step foot into a mall to either exchange or return something.  Well, about a week ago I stepped foot inside of Macy’s Dadeland to exchange an item when there they were….. standing tall and mighty a top the always tempting Vince Camuto display.

You see, in a magazine or online, these knee high gladiators can be more easily overlooked. I mean they don’t LOOK very comfortable or versatile, do they? However, once you see them in person they are simply irresistible! I simply could not resist trying them on, and as I walked around Macy’s shoe department for a feel, I quickly realized these fierce, flat gladiators were the most comfortable straps of leather I’ve had on my feet, EVER! I could seriously walk the entire Roman Trail in these puppies (pun intended). *Note to self: Plan a trip to Rome pronto!

Well, you can all guess how this story ends… I purchased them! This time around I wore them with a belted, single shouldered dress to bring some fun and femininity to the mix!  With their high level of comfort and intense ferocity, these sandals will surely be my “Weekend Gladiators” for the summer!

Happy Weekend, Gladiators!  May your weekend’s be thrilling and prosperous!

Weekend Gladiator, Vince Camuto Knee High Gladiator Sandals

Knee HIgh Gladiator Sandals: Vince Camuto; Tribal Print One Shoulder Dress: Marshalls; Belt: Target; Purse: Louis Vuitton; Snake Wrap Cuff: Rachel Zoe.

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