Off the Shoulder

Happy Friday Dolls! Now I know I am a little late to the game in writing about the widely popular “Off the Shoulder” trend, but this trend isn’t going anywhere, any time soon.  In Miami, showing a little skin is always in and for everyone else preparing for the Fall months, bare shoulders are transitioning into Fall by way of off the shoulder sweaters and cold shoulder turtlenecks and long sleeved blouses.

I purchased this dress from Boohoo.com and to be frank I was somewhat reluctant to order from this site because the prices seemed a bit “too good to be true”.  However, despite my hesitations I took a leap of faith and ordered this dress in two colors and another OTS (Off the Shoulder) top.  Overall, I must say I was fairly pleased with the quality of the items I ordered. I would compare the quality of the clothing to that of Forever 21.  When it comes to trendy pieces I try not to break the bank and that is what sites like Boohoo are ideal for, trendy pieces at very low prices. I originally had my heart set on this MLM Label Maison Dress, but the price tag gave me heart palpitations and so I settled for the very similar version you see me wearing here for a fraction of the price!

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OTS Ruffle Dress; Tassel Necklace: Forever 21 (similar); Espadrille T-Strap Wedge: Catherine Malandrino via TJ Maxx (on Sale for $20.00); Handbag: Louis Vuitton; Fur Pom Pom Key Chain: Michael Kors

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Work Style Wednesday: The Trouser

First of all let me just say that I am ecstatic to be a part of this fun and associative project alongside Nathalie of Earnestyle Blog!

As a part time blogger with a full time career outside of fashion, “work wear” pretty much governs the majority of my Monday – Friday style choices. I like to describe my personal work style as professional, yet playful.  While always keeping in mind my office dress code, I can’t ever resist adding a bit of color and flare to professional and structured pieces.

Today’s Work Style Wednesday look is the perfect example of how to add a little feminine flare to a work wear staple, the trouser.  Man or woman, the trouser is at the top of every working professional’s list of “must haves”.  And because trousers are so unisex, what better way of claiming a feminine stake on trousers than by adding a little bit (or a lot) of sparkle!

I absolutely love the fit of these Michael Kors Jogger Trousers, even though after breaking them in a bit I realized that they are a tad big on me.  Nothing a bit of tailoring can’t fix! Tailoring is a very important part of work style, it’s the difference between slouchy and polished.  Fortunately, my tailor is conveniently located directly across the street from my office!

I hope you all enjoyed my first Work Style Wednesday post and don’t forget to take advantage of the work style inspiration provided by Nathalie of Earnestyle and every other fashion blogger babe that joined our Work Style Wednesday Fashion Blogger Link up!

Work Style Wednesday

Navy Blue Jogger Trousers: Michael Kors via Macys (similar) ; Light Pink Gold Polka Dot Blouse: Marshalls ; Gold Pumps: ZARA, sold out but (similar and in love with these); Tory Burch Mini Bag;  Gold glitter belt: Target (similar) Sunglasses: Rayban Aluminum Clubmaster; Dual Pearl Bracelet and Cross Pave Ring: Express;  Gold Spiral Nail Ring: Sole Society (here).

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Fancy Wednesday: Hello Moto

Sure its hotter than all hell in Miami, but that doesn’t stop my fancy tickling for one of Fall’s hottest trends: MOTO JACKETS! Here are my top 3 picks in the 3 colors that are currently tickling my fancy!

Happy Humpday!

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BLACK MOTO JACKETS:

1 / 2 / 3

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 BROWN MOTO JACKETS:

1 / 2 / 3

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BLUE MOTO JACKETS:

1 / 2 / 3

 

Leopard is a Neutral

“As far as I’m concerned, leopard is a neutral.” ~ Jenna Lyons

And I could not agree more! I love wearing my leopard with a pop of color!  From R.O.Y.G.B.I.V. and beyond… I have yet to find a color or pattern I am not tempted to mix with my leopards! Here is a look mixing leopard with red, which is probably my favorite of colors to mix my leopard with, but here I am wearing leopard with blue, pink, orange and yellow just to share a few examples!

Thank you for stopping by!

Red and LeopardLeopard Print Skirt: Armani Exchange (very old, but similar here and here); Red Silky V-Neck Tee: Express; Gold Toe Pumps: Chinese Laundry; Handbag: Christian Louboutin (similar model); Tiger Claw Necklace: Stella and Dot; Gold Chain Link Bracelet: Juicy Couture (similar); Gold Watch: Michael Kors.

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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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Color Happy

What can I say … I’m Color Happy!! I perpetually feel the need to throw in a pop of color. Not that I can’t see myself in a head-to-toe monochromatic look, I’m just saying it rarely happens. Be it by way of jewelry, handbag, shoes or accessories there is always room for color in my world! In today’s featured look I went for all of the above, but balanced things out a bit with a classic black pencil skirt and satchel.  What do you think?

I wish you all a colorful and happy day!  Thank you for stopping by!

Color HappyColor Paint Stroke Blouse: Loehmanns (similar);  Black Pencil Skirt: Marshalls (similar); Mustard Satin Pumps: ZARA, (similar, similar); Crystal Color Necklace: ILY Couture; Black Leather Satchel: Tory Burch (love this one); Arm Candy: Lovestrung and Stella & Dot; Watch: Michael Kors (exact); Blue Honeycomb Ring & Earrings: Sale Rack.

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What I Wore: Weekend Fashion Wrap

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Good morning and Happy Veterans Day!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend!  No matter what you are doing today, working, BBQing, boating, whatever. Don’t forget to take a moment to reflect on the meaning and importance of this holiday.  Freedom and liberty are not free.  Our rights and liberties have been and continue to be paid for by the blood, sweat and tears of the selfless and brave men and women that serve this great country. Today I am grateful to the heroes of our nation who sacrifice their lives and time away from loved ones so that we may live in the land of the free.  THANK YOU!

Now, here’s a quick look at What I Wore this weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Mustard T-shirt Dress: H & M– also seen (here); Military Vest: Forever 21; Leopard Print flats: Steve Madden; Black Satchel: Tory Burch; Necklace: Loehmans; Bracelet: Sale Rack.

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White Blouse: Max Studio c/o :Loehmanns; Jeans: Old Navy; Belt: Target; Shoes: ZARA; Clutch: Gift from Thailand; Earrings: Vintage; Watch and Ring: Michael Kors; Bracelets: Renegade Cluster Bracelet (Spikes) by Stella & Dot, Twisted NailLovestrung and Bead: unknown; Sunnies: Rayban.

 

Razzle Tassel

First and foremost, HAPPY FRIDAY!! I am so excited for the weekend!  No major plans yet, but tonight I am going to happy hour with one of my beautiful cousins at Tobacco Road to celebrate their 101 year anniversary! To those of you who are not from Miami, Tobacco Road is one of the top and longest running bars in Miami offering great food and live music every night! What are your happy hour/ weekend plans?

A few months ago and prior to my trip to California I became obsessed with all things FRINGE!! Dingly, dangly, sexy swinging fringe! It’s fun, it’s fierce and I just love the way it sways with the movement of your body!  Tassels are a type of fringe (in twisted form) and today’s look is all “Razzle Tassel,” from my new favorite necklace, the Bianca Tassel Necklace by Stella & Dot, to my fringe detail, ankle cuff stiletto by MIA Shoes.

This uber comfy sweater dress was a great find at the H & M in Union Square in San Francisco and I just love the sexy, peek-a-boo crochet detail on each side! Comfy and sexy! What more can a girl ask for?

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Photos by Theresa Rodriguez

Sweater Dress: H & M in San Francisco

Fringe Detail Heels: MIA Shoes

Quilted, Studded Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff – Affair Diamond Quilted

Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot- Bianca Tassel Necklace

 

 

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.