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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Pattern Play

Don’t you just love when you’re perusing the racks and suddenly you spot something wonderful! Last week on a lunchtime trip to Marshalls I spotted this adorable Collective Concepts dress and was immediately smitten! I love everything about this dress! For starters, the burnt orange, navy and light pink leopard print is so different and refreshing! The flared/pleated skirt is feminine and playful, while the contrasting color patches at the waist add a slimming effect! Need I say more? Fashionistas, this is what I like to call a #FABFOUND winner!

Since we all know I love a little “Pattern Play” I decided to throw on my seersucker striped blazer.  When playing with colorful patterns always remember that it is very important to keep within similar color families down to your shoes and accessories. Notice how although the blue/ivory stripes on the blazer play well with the navy/ivory leopard rosettes on the dress; it is the similar colored navy shoes and handbag that act as the perfect cohesive for these two converse patterns (stripes and spots).

All in all, I love the way this whole look came together.  What do you think?

pattern 4Leopard Print Dress: Marshalls (similar, similar); Seersucker Blazer: Nine West; Navy Blue Lace Up Heels: Sole Society (similar, similar); Navy Blue/Gold Embellished Clutch: Gift from Francesca’s; Gold Link/Acetate Bracelet: B-Day Gift from Ann Taylor; Sunglasses: Rayban Aviators.

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The Holy Grail

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! With a wedding and very special surprise birthday party to attend, this past Saturday proved the perfect day to debut the dress I consider the “Holy Grail” of the Peter Pilotto x Target Collection. The Jacquard Dress in Red Iris Print was the single most coveted piece of the collection, and at 3:00 a.m. on February 9, 2014, when I placed this dress in my shopping cart on Net-A-Porter.com, it took every fiber of my being to stop myself from screaming excitedly up and down the halls of my apartment building like a lunatic!

Just a few short hours later, this beauty was being resold on e-Bay for up to three times its original price of $79.99. I’m not going to lie, had I failed to purchase it directly from Target or Net-A-Porter for its original price, I would have paid double and would not have regret it for a second.

From the eye popping colors; genius geo-floral print; rich textured fabric; playful, pleated, tulle enhanced skirt; and fabulous bodice top. This dress is the most exquisite item to come out of any Target designer collaboration to date!

I went for an ultra playful and colorful spring look by adding blue (faux) suede shoes from Shoedazzle, a light blue clutch from Ann Taylor Loft and minimal accessories.

I wish you all a productive and joyful week!

xoxo

Martha

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Jacquard Dress in Red Iris Print: Peter Pilotto x Target (SOLD OUT); Blue Faux Suede Sandals: KAELA by Shoedazzle; Light Blue Patent Leather Clutch: Ann Taylor LOFT; Black/White Bracelet: Kate Spade.

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Wild Flowers

Hey guys!  I just wanted to quickly wish you all a Happy Friday and share with you my #OOTD.  I wish you all a splendid weekend and as always thank you for stopping by! image Purple Floral Print Tank: Peter Pilotto for Target; Magenta Pencil Skirt: GIFT; Blue Strappy Shoes: KAELA by Madison c/o Shoedazzle ; Light Blue Clutch: LOFT by Ann Taylor (old); Accessories: Loehmanns; Sunnies: Rayban 3507 Clubmaster. Wild FlowersWild FlowersWild Flowersimage_5image_6image_3