In the Trenches

Hi guys! Here’s a look I wore a few weeks ago, but didn’t get around to posting sooner as I’ve been feeling a bit “In the Trenches”.  I’m currently getting over the second upper respiratory infection I’ve managed to acquire throughout this pregnancy and boy has it taken its toll on me!  Congestion has actually been a constant throughout my pregnancy  and apparently its a constant for many women due to the increased blood flow to all mucous membranes, caused by the high levels of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy.

Miami’s recent temperamental weather hasn’t been much help either, but at least its presented me the chance to wear one of my favorite statement pieces, this maxi sleeveless trench. You’ve seen me wear it on the blog before here, but I’ve worn it numerous times with everything from short skirts and high-waisted shorts to midi-skirts and jeans.  What makes this sleeveless trench a major statement piece is the dramatic length which can turn even the simplest cotton bodycon dress into a head turning ensemble.  Because being pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t turn heads in admiration!

Hope you guys have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

xoxo,

Martha

t2Maxi Sleeveless Trench: Lavish Alice (sold out) (similar, similar); Olive Cotton Bodycon Dress: Forever 21; Olive Gladiator Heels: MIA Shoes (similar); Handbag: Louis VuittonNecklace: Nordstrom Rack

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How to Make Your Lover “Blush” This Valentines Day

Oh, February….The month of LOVE! If you’ve stopped by the blog lately and/or follow me on IG, you’ve probably noticed that my love affair with the color “Blush” is hot and heavy! For as long as I can remember, I have always been an admirer of virtually any shade of pink; and although I still find flamingo pink and hot pink simply irresistible, “Blush” seems a more appropriate approach for the maturer pink lover in me.  My favorite way to describe the color “Blush” is: “Pink with a hint of vintage”. And you all know I love just about anything that can be classified under vintage!

Speaking of LOVE, Valentines Day is right around the corner and this year, instead of going for the cliche “LRD” (Little Red Dress), how about going for an “LBD”? Now every fashionista knows that “LBD” is actually the acronym for “Little Black Dress”, but for the sake of this post “LBD” will be defined as “Little Blush Dress”!

Regardless of whether you go for an “LBD” or an “LRD” fishnet stockings are a sure fire way of making your honey “blush” (pun totally intended) this Valentines Day.  And if you can get your hands on a fishnet or lace bodystocking to wear under your “LBD” or “LRD”, well, just be sure to have rag ready to wipe the drool off your Valentines face.

I’ll be sharing more Valentines Day inspired looks throughout the next two weeks, so stay tuned!

imageBlush Shift Dress: Forever 21; Black Blazer: Calvin Klein via Macy’s; Fishnet Stockings: Steve Madden via Marshalls; Black Suede Booties: Sole Society (similar, similar); Black Stone Tassel Necklace: Nordstrom Rack; Black Handbag: H & M (similar); Earrings: Forever 21; Sunglasses: Payless; Dual Flower Ring: Sale Rack. photo 2-001image_2image_1photo 5-001photo 3-001image_5image_4image_3photo 1-001

Work Style Wednesday: Furry Monotones

The cold air has finally made its way down to sunny Miami and I couldn’t be more excited! And neither could my most recent “furry” impulse purchase! No, I didn’t get another cat!

I’ve had this perfect, furry little vest sitting pretty in my closet since Black Friday and it may, or may not have made love to one of the many leopard printed garments in my closet, giving birth to this furry little number here; making that two furry impulse purchases, but who’s keeping count, right?

Fur and all things furry, are currently stirring quite a “fury” in the fashion world right now and despite suffering from a shortage of cold weather, I simply can’t resist the opportunity to give into this soft and fuzzy trend!

In addition to all things soft and furry I am also currently tickled by the color “Blush” so I opted for soft blush skinny pants and blush details and accessories to marry the soft neutrals in the furry vest.  The result is a sweet, soft monotone look, which I simply fell in love with.

As you know, its Work Style Wednesday so don’t forget to take advantage of the countless work style inspiration ideas below!

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Faux Fur / Knit Vest: Nordstrom Rack (similar, similar) ; White Wrap Blouse: TJ MAXX, (similar, similar); Light Blush Skinny Pants: Marshalls (similar); T-Strap Rock Stud Pumps (splurge version): Blush/Champagne Handbag: Tory Burch; Sunglasses: Sole Society.

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Weekend Vibes

Here’s another weekend casual look perfect for weekend wandering and running errands in style.  I got this Adidas x TOPSHOP jacket last year from TOPSHOP at The Grove Shopping Center in Los Angeles and have only worn it for traveling due to Miami’s eternal summer climate.

The athletic inspired trend was huge in 2014 and has carried over to 2015 due to popular demand.  Those of you who know me know that I have never been one for athletic wear, but when athletic wear brands (such as Adidas) collaborate with fashion forward retailers (such as TOPSHOP) the outcome of fashionable comfort is simply irresistible.

I hope you all have a fun filled weekend! Thank you for visiting me and don’t forget to stay tuned next Wednesday for my new Wednesday feature in collaboration with Nathalie of EarnestyleWork Style Wednesday!

Photo Credit: Daniel Guenechea – My Love

Adidas x Topshop Adidas x TOPSHOP Jacket; Skinny Jeans: Rag & Bone via Nordstrom Rack; White Tee: ZARA; Calle Ocho Flamingo Necklace: Lil’ Miss Miami x T’Audrey; Dual Pearl Earrings: Baublebar; Metallic Rose Gold Python Sneaker Wedge: Nike (here and similar styles); Handbag: BCBG via Loehmanns.

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