Flower Punch

Hello, my name is Martha and I am a Floral-holic!!

This has certainly been the year of floral print for me, but can you blame me? Floral prints have come a very long way.  Today’s floral prints are not reminiscent of your “abuela’s” curtains, today’s floral prints are abstract, digital, geometric and just plain exhilarating.

Okay, so now that I have declared my addiction and justification for my love of florals, let’s talk about this irresistible, floral skater skirt I found while perusing the racks at TJ Maxx.  With two other floral items already in hand I tried to resist it, but with it’s punchy floral print and $10.00 price tag, surrender was the only option. I grabbed it, held it up for my BFF to approve to which she replied “are you kidding me? That has YOU written ALL over!” Lol!

I decided to tone down the punch a bit with a silky ivory v-neck and cork sandals.  Cork sandals are extremely versatile. I.M.O.: they can be paired with essentially any casual or semi-casual ensemble. I just love them for summer! To kick the punch back up a bit, I grabbed my Vince Camuto Color Block Satchel with a similar punchy tone.     * F.Y. I. Color Block handbags are back with a vengeance for Fall 2014 fashion!

The rest of my outfit details are below!  I hope you enjoy this look as much I did!

Hope you enjoyed the FLOWER PUNCH!

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Floral Skater Skirt: TJ MAXX (similar, similar); Silky V-Neck Tee: Express; Color Block Satchel: Vince Camuto; Cork Block Heel Sandals: ALDO Shoes (similar, similar); Sunglasses: ALDO; Flamingo “Calle Ocho” Necklace: TAudrey x The Fashion Poet; Tortoiseshell/Gold Watch: Michael Kors; Gold Spike Cluster Bracelet: Stella & Dot “Renegade“; Gold Bracelets: Love Strung; Gold/Blue “Honeycomb” Ring: Sale Rack; Twist Rope Bangles: Loehmanns.

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Floral Blazer

One wardrobe staple you should not be without this spring is a floral blazer.  Not only will a floral blazer completely spruce up your office look, but you can also wear it on the weekends (or to the office, depending on the dress code) with tailored shorts and sky high heels to create a chic summer suit.  For a more casual approach, I love wearing my floral blazer with a T-shirt (graphic or not), boyfriend jeans and some killer heels.  I got this floral blazer last spring from Forever 21 and it’s definitely one of my best F21 finds.  This particular floral blazer is no longer available at Forever 21, but below I have provided 4 other swoon worthy floral blazer suggestions!

Happy Monday Dolls!  I wish you all a vibrant week!

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Floral Blazer: Forever 21, sold out, but other fabulous similar styles (here) (here) (here) and (here); Radiant Orchid Pencil Skirt: Loehmanns; Ivory Cotton Shirt: Cynthia Rowley c/o Marshalls; Gold Flower Bunch Necklace: TJ Maxx; Gold, Purple Stone Statement Ring: Sole Society; Powder Blue Structured Handbag: DKNY c/o Marshalls; Nude Suede Pumps: Shoedazzle (sold out) but loving this patent leather version.

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If You Love Something Let It Go….

You’ve all heard the saying: “If you love something, let it go.  If it comes back to you, its yours forever.  If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be.”  Well, although it is highly unlikely that “Unknown” was referring to a sequin embellished midi-skirt, it is this very quote that best describes my love affair with the skirt you see below.

Flashback about 15 years.

On a habitual Marshalls shopping trip with my mother, I instantaneously fell in love with the perfectly embellished, gold sequin beauty you see below. I convinced my mother that I absolutely NEEDED this skirt to further my existence and proceeded to list each and every upcoming event, Quinceañera, school dance and holiday I could potentially wear this skirt to; and I did.  I wore this skirt several times before deciding to do with it what I normally do with clothing I have convinced myself I will not wear again; give it to my mother to send to Nicaragua.

Well, my mother, being the borderline hoarder that she is, decided NOT to send this skirt to Nicaragua and kept it around for the day that (in my mother’s words) I “learned to appreciate choice pieces.”  About a month ago, more than 12 years later, my mother resurfaced this enchanting midi skirt and I fell in love all over again. With rich embellishments and midi-skirts being two of 2014’s hottest trends, I have to say this skirt’s feature on Sun Fun Fashion was simply meant to be.

This skirt really is enchanting.  I plan to keep it around quite possibly forever.  I consider it the first piece of my “Vintage Marshalls” Collection!

Thanks for your time! Have a wonderful day!

Marshalls Vintage

Brown, Gold Sequin Embellished Midi Skirt: WD*NY c/o MarshallsWhite Cotton Top: Cynthia Crowley c/o Marshalls; Flower Necklace: TJ Maxx; Gold “Kalinda” Sandals: Pour la Victoire (here); Gold Glitter Belt: Merona c/o Target; Gold Glitter Clutch: Victorias Secret (gift with purchase).

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