Work Style Wednesday

Hey guys! It’s that wonderful time of the year again! No not spring, although I am pretty excited about spring (fashion) as well.  It’s that time of the year when you get to hear me bitch and moan about how much weight I’ve gained, how none of my clothes fits me and how I plan on doing this and that in order to get back to my preferred weight.

Well, how about I spare you those boring details and instead I talk to you about how despite my augmented physique I managed to pull off this figure hugging little number by Calvin Klein via Marshalls.  The truth is, sudden weight gains happen to the best of us (or is it the worst?).  The key is knowing how to dress for your body type and using the powers of dissimulation to conceal problem areas.

Aside from having an interior lining and being made of a thick, quality material (two important factors when concerned about dimples or skin imperfections), this feminine number is ruched at one side of the waist, creating a slimming effect.  When experiencing tummy troubles try opting for dresses with ruched or twisted waists. You’ll be surprised at what a little well-placed gathering will do for your waistline!

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Tan Ruched Waist Dress: Calvin Klein via Marshalls; Studded Peep-Toe Heels: (old) Ivanka Trump (love her shoes); Black Studded Clutch: Beya Accessories.

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Look Ma’ No Pants

Forgetting your pants at home has never looked so good thanks to oversized shirtdresses! Perhaps one of, if not, my favorite garb stemming from the very popular menswear inspired trend, oversized shirtdresses are comfy, nonchalantly sexy and quite controversial lol!

On both occasions that I’ve worn this shirtdress (here and below), I have to admit, I’ve received some puzzled looks and comments such as “where are your pants?” and  “hey did you forget your pants at home?”. Silly questions considering this shirtdress has pockets! Duh! Clearly a dress.

Speaking of pockets, let’s talk about the comfort of a shirtdress.  I love any dress with pockets, pockets are very comforting and convenient. Wearing a shirtdress is pretty much like wearing PJ’s and getting away with it. It says “I woke up like this…and put on my boyfriend’s dress shirt”.

Which brings me to the nonchalantly sexy aspect.  I mean there’s nothing truly flattering or feminine about an oversized shirtdress, it’s closest relative is a potato sack! But “sexy” is not always about what you immediately provide to the eye. Sexy can very often be an implied thought, a hint to the imagination.  The thought of a woman waking up next to her man, slipping on nothing but his dress shirt (from last night) and stepping out into world as such, is pretty sexy.  At least I think so.

What do you think?

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Chambray Oversized Shirtdress: Forever 21, very similar herehere and here; Pointed Toe Leopard Print Pumps: Ivanka Trump; Tan Clutch: TJ MAXX.

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Snake and Radiant Orchid

I went to Marshalls last week in search of a gift for a baby shower and as I (tried) to walk past the ladies department I couldn’t help being drawn in by this gorgeous TAHARI snake print blouse.  Now it’s no secret that I am a sucker for animal prints,  I love the way leopard print makes me feel glamorous, zebra print makes me feel playful and snake print just adds that perfect touch of edge I like to throw into my usually ultra- feminine combinations.

For just the right balance of edge and femininity, I paired this blouse with a Radiant Orchid colored pencil skirt.  If you don’t already know, “Radiant Orchid” was named “Color of the Year” for 2014 by Pantone- the global authority on all things color related.  Described by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute as “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”  Need I say more?  If you don’t already own something in a Radiant Orchid hue, I suggest you go out and shop for it!

How are you wearing your Radiant Orchid?  Let me know in comments below or post a link to your Radiant Orchid look!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Snake Print Blouse: TAHARI c/o Marshalls; Radiant Orchid Skirt: Gift from a friend; Faux Ostrich Skin Handbag: Ivanka Trump c/o Marshalls; Nude Faux Suede Judith Pumps: Signature c/o Shoedazzle; Gold Neck Plate: Forever 21(similar); Sunglasses: Rayban Aviator.

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What I Wore: Lucky FABB Day 1

Deciding what to wear to a fashion and beauty bloggers conference can be pretty intimidating. After all, the fellow attendees are some of the best dressed women in the country!  I had originally planned on wearing a dress I bought online last minute, but when it arrived unfortunately, it did not fit!  On to plan B.

I knew I wanted to be chic, current and comfortable and so I arrived at this look here below.  As you already know, metallics are one of my top rated trends for 2014 which means this gold lamé, pleated skirt by Ellie Tahari will no longer be reserved for holidays and special occasions!

I had the original buttons on this denim jacket switched for the black/gold trim buttons you see here.  This is a fun way of customizing pieces without spending too much money.  I think the black/gold trimmed buttons give this otherwise basic denim jacket a little boost of chicness!

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Gold Lame, Pleated Skirt: Ellie Tahari (old, sold out) but similar here at ASOS; Black/White Striped Crop Top: Forever 21; Denim Jacket: Donna Karen NY c/o Marshalls; Handbag: 2 Park Avenue Beau Bag, (leopard print SOLD OUT, but similar style here); Tan/Black Studded Pumps: Ivanka Trump, Ayla Studded Pump (select sizing available here); Black/White Bracelet: Kate Spade; Sunglasses: Payless Shoesource

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What I Wore: Weekend Fashion Wrap

MONDAY

Miami has had seriously delightful weather lately and although I wouldn’t go as far as saying it feels like fall, I’d say there’s a nice crisp in the air. Crisp enough to tolerate the look and feel of a light denim jacket. A denim jacket is so versatile and efficient, you can literally throw it on top of any outfit for an effortlessly chic finish. It’s also the perfect piece to transition those summer maxi dresses into fall! I am in love with my Donna Karen #fabfound denim jacket from Marshalls! I didn’t leave my house without it this weekend!

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Denim Jacket: Donna Karen c/o Marshalls; Black Skinnies: Lucky Brand c/o Marshalls; Zebra Print Blouse: ZARA; Rose Gold Pumps: Ivanka Trump (similar here); Arm Candy: Loehmanns; Rose Gold Watch: Burberry; Necklace: Baublebar; Rose Gold Belt Buckle Ring: Michael Kors; Sunnies: ALDO Shoes.
MONDAY 1
Denim Jacket: Donna Karen c/o Marshalls; Animal Print Maxi Dress: Girls Will Be Girls; Purse: BCBG c/o Loehmanns; Rhinestone Thong sandals: Dizzy c/o Loehmanns; Sunnies: Rayban.

Flashback Friday

Happy Friday! I know I’ve previously mentioned my obsession with mixing leopard print with floral and this here is a subtle demonstration of that. The way I see it, leopard print is a neutral and can be paired with just about any other color and (for the daring and fashion forward) a variety of prints and patterns.

Now, let’s flash back twenty- something years and let’s talk about every young girls obsession with LISA FRANK. From stickers, school supplies and stationary, to t-shirts, posters and bedroom décor, for me, there was something infectiously irresistible about anything with the name Lisa Frank splattered on it. In retrospect, it was Lisa Frank’s trifecta of color, floral and animal print that captivated my young fashionable mind and to this day continues to inspire my fashion sense. So today’s look is a subtle tribute to Lisa Frank! A little floral, a little leopard, a little color and a whole lot of va-va-voom!

What do you think?

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White Lace Overlay Top: Marshalls ; similar (here)

Leopard Print Skinnies: Gift from a fabulous co-worker; similar (here)

Patent Leather Spiked Heels: Ivanka Trump; available in limited sizes (here) and in tan/white (here)

Wine/Brass detail purse: Shoedazzle, sold out, but LOVE this similar one (here)

Necklace: ZARA, sold out

Spikes Cuff Bracelet: BLUSH Boutique

Tortoise/ Pave Ring: Michael Kors c/o Macy’s (here)

Gold Watch: Michael Kors

Nail Design Bracelet: Lovestrung

What I Wore: Weekend Fashion Wrap

 

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Happy Monday everyone! I am especially excited this Monday morning because I am introducing a new weekly feature called “What I Wore: Weekend Fashion Wrap”! Basically, every Monday I will share my weekend looks with you here on Sun Fun Fashion!

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Saturday’s Look : Kitten Flats: Shoedazzle; Camo Skinnies: New York & Co; Black Satchel: Tory Burch; Studded Sunnies: Payless Shoesource; Chain Link Necklace: Loehmanns; Gold Bracelets: Dolce & Gabbana

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Sunday’s Look : Flats: Airwalk c/o Payless Shoesource; T-Shirt: ZARA; Jeans: Old Navy; Faux Ostrich Skin Handbag: Ivanka Trump; Sunnies: Rayban; Colorful Necklace: H & M; Hat: Panama Jack; Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies: Biscayne Tavern

Fruit Stripe Fun

No animal has a more distinctive coat than the zebra. Each zebra’s stripes are as unique as fingerprints—no two are exactly alike.  Although scientists are not exactly sure why zebras have stripes, most theories revolve around their use as camouflage.  In fashion however, zebra stripes are used almost completely for the opposite purpose.  For example, today’s zebra inspired outfit screams “LOOK AT ME, HERE I AM” with this beautiful salmon colored, zebra printed blouse form ZARA available here.  I paired this gorgeous blouse with a blue pencil skirt (to blend with the zebras’ colored stripes), my Ivanka Trump rose gold, metallic pumps and all rose gold accessories.  What do you think?

 

Color Me Good

I love staring at my closet and seeing color, color and more color.  So it’s of no surprise that I would instantly fall in love with this blouse at first sight.  The colorful “brushstroke” print reminds me of a Claude Monet painting, but my favorite part about this blouse is the band collar.  I wore this outfit to work last Friday, the blouse is sleeves but if you recall last Friday was pretty chilly so I threw on this blue/grey blazer which actually perfectly matches one of the colors on the blouse.  This faux ostrich skin bag from Ivanka Trump was a Christmas gift from me to moi and the white bib necklace was a “just because” gift from my sweet mother.  It turned out a great look for an after work happy hour date.  What do you think?

Brushstroke print blouse: Loehmann’s
Blue/Grey Blazer:
BCBG ℅ Loehmanns’s
White denim skinnies:
Seven for All Mankind
White bib necklace:
Forever 21
Tan faux ostrich skin bag:
Ivanka Trump ℅ Marshalls
T-strap shoes:
BCBG
Gold/green bracelet:
Sale Rack
Gold/blue ring:
Sale Rack
Sunglasses:
Ray Ban “Clubmaster”