Can’t Get Enough

I love finding new ways of wearing my favorite statement pieces. This yellow skirt from Forever 21  is one of my favorite F21 purchases.  You’ve seen it on the blog before here and on IG here and since I just can’t get enough of it, you see it here again paired with a solid black sleeves blouse and my go-to white Calvin Klein blazer! I’ve also worn this skirt with a white/black striped tee for a little pattern play. It’s a really fun skirt and you can bet you’ll be seeing it again and again!

Yellow Floral SkirtYellow Floral Skirt: Forever 21 (old) (very similar) Black Sleeveless Blouse: MarshallsWhite Mesh Collar Blazer Vest: Calvin KleinBlack Strap Heels: American Rag via Macy’s (ON SALE);

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Pastelitos

As you may have already figured out, I tend to gravitate towards ultra feminine pieces. When I first saw this floral pastel dress at Zara, I knew I had to take it home with me!  I just love the feminine silhouette, soft pastel colors and flirty ruffled bottom. Perhaps that is why I can’t stop myself from finding as many different ways of styling this dress as possible.

You’ve seen this pretty little thing before here when I wore it the Lucky FABB Conference in Los Angeles.  I remember walking around L.A. saying “I’m bringing the Miami Pastelitos to Lucky FABB”! Lol! For those of you who are not from Miami, “Pastelitos” are delicious Cuban pastries, but I see no harm in using the word to describe the adorable pastel color palette of this girly dress! What can I say, I’m a dork!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you for paying me a visit!

Miami Pastelitos

Floral Ruffle Dress: ZARA; White Mesh Collar Blazer Vest: Calvin Klein; White Pumps : Charles David; Powder Blue Statement Necklace: Macys, similar styles here; Powder Blue Structured Handbag: DKNY via Marshalls;

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Summer Lovin’

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Yup! Summa Time! And nothing says summer quite like maxi dresses! I’ve had this gorgeous Jessica Simpson pleated maxi dress sitting in my closet since my friend’s pre-wedding celebration in Mexico as seen in this post.

I knew the next time I wore this dress I wanted to style it in a more casual fashion, therefore I opted for another summer staple no woman (or man) should be without; a Blazer Vest!  If you know me, you know I have an obsession with blazers.  Well, blazer vests are just perfect for our steamy Miami weather, however they also transition well into the fall and winter months.  Not that Miami has fall or winter, but just follow along.  Blazer vests are incredibly versatile, they pair great with shorts, skirts, pants or leggings and I just love pieces that can be dressed up and down for the day or night.

I am a little sad I couldn’t get pictures that truly depict the flow and beauty of this dress,  it was actively raining while my dear friend Teri snapped the photos below.  I’m hoping for better weather this weekend!

Happy Friday Fashionistas! Jessica Simpson Pleated Maxi Dress

Pleated Floral Print Maxi Dress: Jessica Simpson via HauteLook; White Blazer Vest: Calvin Klein via Macy’s; Neon Citrus Braided Belt: Vince Camuto; Neon Yellow Spike Quilted Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff; White Beaded Gladiator Heels: Sam Edelman. maxi Jessica Simpson Pleated Maxi DressRebecca Minkoff Spike Quilted CrossbodySam Edelman Gladiator Heels

How to Lose 10 Pounds on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is this Friday and I just know the question on every woman’s mind is “What am I going to wear?” Well, you’re in luck because this week Sun Fun Fashion will be dedicated to bringing you a dash of inspiration to help you achieve your perfect Valentine’s Day look!

Interested in appearing 10 pounds thinner on Valentine’s Day?  Yeah, so am I, but since I can’t tell you how to ACTUALLY shed 10 pounds in 4 days, I will focus on teaching you how to create the illusion of a thinner, more defined waist, by using the powers of optical illusion.

I recently purchased (practically stole) this amazing black/white dress by Calvin Klein at Loehmann’s liquidation sale.  This dress is amazing and magical, yes magical and I will tell you why.  The strategic white/black color blocking on this dress captures human eyes and focuses their attention to the lighter color of the dress instead of the whole dress, making a magical difference in how people see your body.  See, our eyes are automatically attracted to light therefore the white center panel of this dress commands the eyes to concentrate on the center “hourglass” shape created by the contrasting black side panels.  For these reasons, this type of dress was aptly nicknamed the “Optical Illusion Dress” by press and photographers who first photographed starlets donning this type of magical dress.

So there you go.  If appearing thinner is one of your concerns when creating the perfect Valentine’s Day look or any day/night look, consider going for the very popular “Optical Illusion Dress.”

P.S. If any of you know how I can ACTUALLY shed 10 pounds from now till Friday, PLEASE (I beg you) e-mail me at Martha@sunfunfashion.com!

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Pink and Polka-Dotty

HAPPY FRIDAY!! I just wanted to quickly share with you all my #ootd and wish you all a marvelous weekend! The majority of my outfit was purchased at Loehmanns, which as most of you may have heard recently filed for Chapter 11 and after 93 years in business, will be closing all their stores very soon. If you know me, you know Loehmanns is MY STORE (next to Marshalls, of course) and although I am deeply saddened by Loehmanns’ liquidation process, the killing I made at the liquidation sale came of some consolation.  If you’ve never been to Loehmanns, well now’s the time. Good bye Loehmanns, its been great!  I still haven’t figured out what I’m supposed to do with my Saturday afternoons from here on out, but SHOPPING must go on.

I also wanted to take the opportunity to thank my dear friend Teri Rodriguez (she’s the beauty in the last picture below) for being my go-to photographer and major supporter!  Oh yeah, and on Friday’s we wear PINK! Lol! image_1Pinkimage_2image_3image_4image_5photo

Fuschia Blazer: Calvin Klein c/o Loehmmans; Black Turtleneck: Max Studio c/o Loehmanns; Necklace: Loehmanns; Black Leather Boots: Calvin Klein c/o Loehmanns; Polka-Dot Skirt: Forever 21; Black/White Clutch: EXPRESS (Christmas gift from my fab sissy, Victoria); Earrings: Shoedazzle; Sunnies: Rayban- Clubmaster 3507.

Dripping in Gold

Hello!  I hope you are all having a terrific Tuesday!

As you may already know, I am not one to limit my style to wearing specific trends at specific seasons of the year.  However, as we get closer to the holidays my desire to wear all things shimmery and sparkly grows fonder and fonder. I found this Calvin Klein gold studded blouse at Loehmanns recently and I immediately fell in love with it!  Unfortunately, the lighting in the pictures below don’t do it much justice, but it truly looks (and feels) like you’re “Dripping in Gold.”

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Gold Studded Blouse: Calvin Klein c/o Loehmanns

Black Skinnies: Lucky Brand c/o Marshalls

Studded Heel: Steve Madden c/o Marshalls

Gold Clutch: Victoria Secret

Studded Sunnies: Payless Shoesource

 

How Sweet It Is

Yesterday I attended my cousin Cecilia’s baby shower at Crazy About You in Brickell. The theme of the baby shower was “How Sweet It Is….To Be Blessed With a Baby Boy” and our entire family couldn’t agree more, we are sooo excited for the birth of baby Roger!  Although Crazy About You has been part of Miami’s dining circuit for quite some time now, this was my first time  there and I was pretty impressed.  The food is delicious, the ambiance is that of a swanky lounge and the decor is warm and elegant, but the highlight of this restaurant is its prime location on Brickell Bay Drive facing an amazing view of Biscayne Bay, the Port of Miami and Miami Beach. With so much surrounding beauty, how could I not initiate a mini-photoshoot to share with you guys…. WHAT I WORE!

Color blocking is one of my favorite ways of wearing color and if you know me, you KNOW I LOVE COLOR! Color blocking was huge in 2012 from runways and home design, to salons everywhere (remember the very popular color-blocked nails).  Well, this year the color blocking madness continues with color blocked hair (Hombre), shoes (cap-toe shoes are everywhere) and handbags.

My look consists of two color blocked pieces, the dress by Calvin Klein c/o Marshalls originally came with a thin white, patent leather belt, but I swapped it for a belt with a little more panache; and the handbag by Vince Camuto, is a recent obsession of mine which is also sold in shades of blues and off white (here). See how it all came together below and my full outfit details following the pics. I hope all of you are having a Sun, Fun, Sunday!

LET’S GO MIAMI HEAT!!

#lucky