Creature of Comfort

I’ve become very fond of dressing comfortably in my old age (I just turned 30 last September, lol). Being from Miami, “sexy” is the year round required dress code, but I’ve come to realize that “sexy” is an attitude, not a garment nor body part. Don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer that “if you got it, flaunt it” (in a classy and time appropriate manner, of course), but the days of wearing “painted on” jeans, midriff revealing tops and stilettos to run errands, go to the mall or grocery store are way behind me. Call me crazy, but it just seems a bit too desperate for me at this juncture in my life.

This past Sunday my boyfriend and I ventured to IKEA in Sunrise to get ideas on making our apartment more “guest friendly.” Have you ever been to an IKEA? They are enormous!! Walking the length of the entire showroom and warehouse will easily make for your workout of the day. I remember a time when I would have been silly enough to wear heels for such an ocassion or at least wedges, but as stated above, those days are gone. Instead, I opted for KEDS, these adorable polka-dot printed pants and a few embellishments here and there.

What’s your comfort style?

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Polka-Dot Trousers: Forever 21 (similar); Floral KEDS: c/o Marshalls; White Tee: ZARA; Denim Jacket: Donna Karen c/o Marshalls; Necklace: Loehmanns; Handbag: Louis Vuitton; Speedy 35 Damier Azur Canvas.

What I Wore: Weekend Fashion Wrap

Hey guys! I’m a day late on my Weekend Fashion Wrap, but hey better late than never right!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  I had a wonderful weekend celebrating Halloween, as well as spending time with my family on Saturday for my niece and nephew’s birthdays. Here’s a look at my 2013 Halloween costume and what I wore for the casual birthday celebration!

The inspiration for my 2013 Halloween costume came from my Black Milk Clothing – Shark v. Mermaid Swimsuit.  I originally borrowed the shark suit from a co-worker with the intention of simply going as a shark attack victim, but where’s the fun and creativity in that? The Little Mermaid and JAWS are two of my all time favorite movies and this costume is the harrowing marriage of the two.  I have to admit, I may have traumatized a few children this Halloween, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it!

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Below is a look at my casual-chic ensemble for my niece and nephew’s birthday celebration!

Navy/White Striped Dress: Forever 21; Fringed Vest: ROSS (in San Francisco); Studded T-Strap Heels: ZARA; Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot; Clutch: Louis Vuitton -Eva Clutch.

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Venice Beach

While in California my boyfriend and I ventured to the very creative and artistic area known as Venice Beach.  The main attraction of this area is the boardwalk where you can find hundreds of street vendors and performers. You can see everything from  break-dancing to broken glass walking, mimes, musicians, jugglers and tons of artists displaying their artwork.  Venice Beach is also the home to the famous Muscle Beach where former California Govenor and well known  action star, Arnold Schwarzenegger worked out in the 1980’s.

Walking the nearly 2 mile stretch down the boardwalk can build up quite an appetite.  For dining, shopping and bar-hopping I suggest heading over to Abbot Kinney Blvd.  We had brunch at 26 Beach Restaurant where my boyfriend, Daniel claims he had the “best pork-chop” he’s ever had!  When it comes to food, if Daniel says it’s the best, I promise you it is (boy knows his food)!

I gotta say my favorite part about Venice Beach was the street art, as evidenced by my pictures below.  I strutted around in a LeBron James, Miami Heat Jersey turned dress and boy did I cause a stir over on the west coast!  For those of you who have asked, this “Jersey Dress” was a mens, size small jersey purcased at Marshalls for $29.99, which I then took to my amazing tailor to have fitted to my curves for about $20.00.  Total cost of the dress came to about $50.00!! I LOVE MARSHALLS and MY TAILOR!

Fringe Booties: Betsey Johnson available (here) 

Cat Eye/ Mirrored Sunglasses: Tom Ford- Nastasya 56mm; available (here)

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Wild Wild West

Hey everyone!  Hope you all had a lovely weekend!  I am so way behind on my blogging I feel like I am going to explode from the overload of posts I have planned for the near future!  As you all know I was recently in California on vacation and saying that I fell in love with the Golden State is an understatement-(blog post coming soon).

What I find most rewarding about traveling is the learning, influence and enrichment of different cultures and styles.  California is abundant with a variety of different races, cultures and customs, but when I think of California (not sure why) the first thing that always comes to mind is the Wild, Wild, West.  With this theme in mind, my outfit choices for California were pretty heavy on western influenced trends such as tribal prints, suede, denim and fringe…..lots of fringe!  Fringe is my new black, I am obsessed!

I wore this outfit in California but didn’t take the time to memorialize it with pictures (I must have been having too much fun) so I decided to wear it again this past Saturday in Miami for a little shopping in Midtown and a birthday celebration! More looks from my trip to California coming soon. What do you think of this one?

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Denim Tribal Print Mini Skirt: Free People – purchased on Clearance at Marshalls

White Deep V T-shirt: ZARA

Fringed Vest: Bought on Clearance at ROSS in San Francisco

Multi-Color Bead and Rope Necklace: H &M USA -purchased at H & M in San Francisco

Wedges: Bobbi Wedge from Shoedazzle (here)

Purse: Louis Vuitton, Eva Clutch (here)

 

ATOMIK

Hi lovelies!! It seems like forever since I last stopped by to gush about all the girly fabulous things that cross my mind on a daily basis, but I am back and boy have I missed you all! You might ask, what could possibly be so important that I would neglect Sun Fun Fashion? Well, moving and decorating a new apartment, TRYING to get into shape (yup the summer has arrived), work, more work and of course the NBA Playoffs….. LET’S GO HEAT!!

However, before it becomes ancient history, I wanted to share with you a little bit about an event I recently attended in Wynwood. Two weekends ago I attended the debut solo art exhibition of ATOMIK- a very talented and respected native Miami graffiti artist who I am very lucky to call a friend.

Never has the art of graffiti been more rightfully embraced and celebrated in Miami than it has in the past few years since the transformation of Miami’s warehouse district into the Wynwood Art District. On any given day you can take a stroll through Wynwood and be blown away by the ravishing murals exhibited on virtually every corner and although ATOMIK’s raw artistic talent goes way beyond the boundaries of Wynwood and Miami-Dade, it was at the Terminal Gallery in Wynwood that ATOMIK exhibited 24 different versions of his trademark “smirking orange.” Check out the pics below to see my favorite versions of ATOMIK’s orange and if you’d like to know more about ATOMIK check out this great interview on the Miami New Times. You can also see more of his work at the Futurama Art Gallery on 1687 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33135.

As always thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday y’all!

WHAT I WORE:

Tropical Print Harem Pants: Forever 21 (available here)

Black Spaghetti Strap: old, don’t remember

Black Prabal Gurung For Target Lace Up Pump Pumps: TARGET, SOLD OUT

Tiered Bib Necklace: Free People (old, Sold Out)

Clutch: Louis Vuitton; Eva Clutch available (here)

 

 

 

Green with Femininity

Today’s ensemble is another work appropriate look for all you hard working ladies out there! Unlike last weeks androgynous office look, today’s look is all about femininity.  What can make a woman feel more feminine than a silky blouse, pleated skirt and a neck full of baubles?

This silky, green, polka dot blouse is my traditional St. Patrick’s day blouse, but since I spent most of St. Patty’s day at the office (on a Sunday) and didn’t partake in any festivities, I felt the need to honor tradition and grant  this lovely blouse it’s annual appearance. This lovely bib necklace was a gift from my Momma and I just love how it hangs lower than the usual bib necklace (most bib necklaces fall right below the collarbone). The navy blue, pleated skirt is from White House Black Market, nude pumps are Steve Madden and  bracelet and ring are from Sale Rack.

So it’s Hump Day! Friday is a hop and a skip away and so far, I don’t foresee any weekend office hours for me so woooohooooo!!

Thanks for visiting! GO HEAT!