The Struggle

I think any woman who currently is, or has ever been pregnant would agree that the first trimester of pregnancy can best be described as “The Struggle”.  The struggle to come to terms with the enormous change your life is about to undergo; the struggle to not worry yourself sick about the delicate life you carry inside; the struggle to not eat everything in sight, together with the struggle to keep it all down; the struggle to stay awake after lunch and the struggle to get dressed every morning, just to name a few.

During the second and third month of pregnancy the struggle to fit into your pre-pregnancy pants gets real!  Not ready to give into maternity pants just yet, you seek solace in using the good ole’ hair tie trickbelly band and a heavy rotation of leggings.  By month four you’re sick of struggling with hair ties and your leggings are pretty much worn out and begging to be retired! Enter maternity pants!

I recently gave into my need for comfort and style and purchased these Twill Skinny Leg Maternity Pants by MOTHERHOOD Maternity in both khaki and navy and my bump couldn’t be happier!  Not only is the twill material comfortable, but its a considerably chic upgrade from cotton leggings. I also love the versatile ankle length which can be worn with heels on days I’m feeling invincible, or flats on days when “the struggle is real”.

I am so happy to be back here on Sun Fun Fashion and I really hope you all will follow along and enjoy this life and wardrobe altering journey through maternity with me!  Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Martha

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Black Turtleneck: Marshalls; Tweed Blazer: Marshalls; Khaki Maternity Pants: Motherhood – Fit Belly Tech Twill Skinny via Amazon; Black Heeled Booties: Target (sold out, but similar styles here ; Black Handbag: H & M (similar); Tan Wool Felt Fedora: Expressimage2IMG_3554 (1)-0012image1_11

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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Mixing Business with Pleasure

If you’ve stopped by recently, you may have noticed that tropical prints are currently having a moment here on Sun Fun Fashion.  From tropical flowers and flamingos, to this gorgeous palm print you see below, this summer I’m gravitating towards prints a bit more “groundbreaking” than just florals.

Although the length and shape of this skirt make it adequately work appropriate, the tropical print can make it appear more like resort wear than work wear.  So how do you wear fun tropical prints to work while still showing everyone you mean business?  Well, all you have to do is mix a little bit of business with pleasure.

Pairing a tropical print with a more subdued work wardrobe staple, such as a solid blazer or cape balances out the bold print, making it work-ready. Another tip when wearing tropical prints to work (or anywhere, really) is to keep your accessories simple and to a minimum. You do not want to look like a tropical Christmas tree.

So don’t limit the use of your tropical printed garbs to poolside lounging and leisure.  When it comes to making the most of this fun and bold summer trend, mixing a little bit of business with pleasure can prove to be a recipe for fashion success!

 

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Palm Print Pencil Skirt: Vince Camuto; Contrast Trimmed V-Neck: Forever 21; Black Cape Blazer: BCBG; Black/White Clutch: Express; Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglasses:  TOM FORD.

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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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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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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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Work Style Wednesday: Muumuu(ish)

If I had to pick one dress to wear for the rest of my life, it would be this H&M Hi-Low A-Line dress right here. The only thing that disappoints me about this dress is that it was not manufactured in every single color and print known to man.

Sure, its shape could be compared to that of the Muumuu, but its fun and airy vibe is simply perfect for spring! Besides, don’t be so closed-minded, this muumuu er dress (and this one too) can bring sexy back real quick, simply by adding a chunky belt creating a more cinched, flirty look.  I paired my fun and flowy muumuu with my new obsessions, my Yves Saint Laurent Tribute T-Strap Sandals; a hard earned gift to myself for kicking ass at work.

Speaking of work!! It’s Work Style Wednesday and I can’t wait for my dose of work style inspiration!

Work StylePrinted A-Line Dress: H & M (similar styles here, here and here); T-Strap Stiletto Sandals: (Tribute) Yves Saint Laurent; Color Block Satchel: Vince Camuto; Dual Pearl Bracelet: Express (bracelet); Dual Pearl Necklace: ILY Couture; Floating Bar Ring: Express.

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