SFF + Concrete Runway

After a long day at work, nothing brightens my day quite like coming home to a care package from one of my favorite online boutiques! Especially when that online boutique just so happens to be Concrete Runway. With the excitement of 5 year old on Christmas morning, I mangled my way into the package to find this gorgeous flared, burgundy skirt!

While burgundy is one of my favorite colors, (maybe because it reminds me of wine) it can prove to be a tricky color to style for spring or summer. For fall, burgundy pairs beautifully with rich jewel tones and/or leopard print, but by no means is burgundy reserved for the fall months.

As you can see, I found that blush and burgundy look absolutely beautiful together.  Once I had that figured out, it was all about finding a fun summer print that blended in with the color palette and VOILA! I’m rocking burgundy for summer!

Thank you Concrete Runway for the loving care package, fun style challenge; and for never letting me down when it comes to shopping for quality, fashion-forward work wear at affordable prices!

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Palm Friday

If you follow my blog and/or have recently flipped through any fashion magazine or catalog then you’ve probably noticed that palm print is pretty much EVERYTHING right now.

I for one am currently obsessed with all “tropical” prints including fruit, flamingo and lobster prints! My attention and affection for palm print is nothing new; you’ve seen these palm print harem style pants before here and here, but I wanted to wear these über comfy pantalones to work.  Palm print has a very casual, “reminiscent of tropical surroundings with frozen drinks” vibe. Can you tell I’m in Happy Friday spirits? So in an effort to “business casualize” the palm print I went for this lace and leather detail peplum top, a statement necklace and simple black sandals.

I kinda love this look! What do you think? Happy Friday!

Photography by: Theresa Rodriguez

Palm Print Pants Forever 21Palm Printed Pants: Forever 21 (similar, similar, similar); Black Peplum: Forever 21, (similar, similar, similar); Black Strap Sandals: American Rag via Macy’s ; Black Quilted Handbag: ASOS; Necklace: ZARA (similar); Gold Watch: Michael Kors; Tortoiseshell Pave Diamond Barrel Ring: Michael Kors (similar); Gold Midi Ring: Nordstrom Rack.

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Floral x Floral

I simply adore florals, not only are they easy to incorporate into your year round wardrobe (especially if you live in tropical Miami) but I also love mixing florals with other prints, or even other floral pieces to create a head -to- toe floral garden look such as today’s OOTD!  Someone invite me to a garden tea party!! I’m ready!

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Crochet floral top: The Dressing Room, (similar); Floral Pencil Skirt: Merona via Target, old, but LOVE this similar version; Crystal Color Necklace: ILY CoutureWhite Clutch: ZARA, sold out; Large Purple Stone Ring: Sole Society; Sunglasses: ALDO Shoes.

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Summer Lovin’

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Yup! Summa Time! And nothing says summer quite like maxi dresses! I’ve had this gorgeous Jessica Simpson pleated maxi dress sitting in my closet since my friend’s pre-wedding celebration in Mexico as seen in this post.

I knew the next time I wore this dress I wanted to style it in a more casual fashion, therefore I opted for another summer staple no woman (or man) should be without; a Blazer Vest!  If you know me, you know I have an obsession with blazers.  Well, blazer vests are just perfect for our steamy Miami weather, however they also transition well into the fall and winter months.  Not that Miami has fall or winter, but just follow along.  Blazer vests are incredibly versatile, they pair great with shorts, skirts, pants or leggings and I just love pieces that can be dressed up and down for the day or night.

I am a little sad I couldn’t get pictures that truly depict the flow and beauty of this dress,  it was actively raining while my dear friend Teri snapped the photos below.  I’m hoping for better weather this weekend!

Happy Friday Fashionistas! Jessica Simpson Pleated Maxi Dress

Pleated Floral Print Maxi Dress: Jessica Simpson via HauteLook; White Blazer Vest: Calvin Klein via Macy’s; Neon Citrus Braided Belt: Vince Camuto; Neon Yellow Spike Quilted Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff; White Beaded Gladiator Heels: Sam Edelman. maxi Jessica Simpson Pleated Maxi DressRebecca Minkoff Spike Quilted CrossbodySam Edelman Gladiator Heels

Fancy Wednesday: Mara Hoffman Swim

It’s Fancy Wednesday! This week my fancy is being tickled by Mara Hoffman’s Swimwear Line!  From bikini’s, one pieces, cover ups and beach accessories, I can’t get enough of the collection’s vibrant colors and geometric prints!

Check out my picks below and for shopping details just CLICK on the PIC!

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Floral Jumpsuit

Hey Dolls! This past Friday I attended my friend Jonathan’s medical school graduation party at The Bar at Level 25 of the Conrad Hotel.  The Bar at Level 25 is beautifully located on the 25th floor of the Conrad Hotel and provides ravishing views of Miami’s skyline, a mod ambiance and delightful sips and bites. This venue is a great place to host a party or unwind for happy hour!  I am so proud of my friend for his huge accomplishment and very thankful for the fun times Friday night.

I wore this Nasty Gal x Shakuhachi floral jumpsuit that I seriously want to live in. Jumpsuits are so incredibly comfy and totally trending for spring and summer! This particular jumpsuit is sold out, but here, here, here, here and here are a few similar styles currently tickling my fancy!

I wish you all a wonderful evening! Thanks for stopping by!

 

NastyGal Shakuhachi Floral Jumpsuit

Floral Jumpsuit: Nasty Gal x Shakuhachi; White “Stressed, but Well Dressed” Clutch: ZARA (sold out), but I found it on E-bay for you (here); White Beaded Gladiator Heels: Sam Edelman; Gold Chandelier Earrings: Juicy Couture.

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Sealed with a Kiss

Hey guys! Happy Friday! I don’t plan on giving you much “Lip” about this dress.  I mean look at it.  It’s freaking adorable, so I bought it.  It’s from ASOS, get yours here.

Muuuuuah! xoxox

Asos Lips Print Dress

John Zack Shift Dress in Lips Print: ASOS  ; Black Quilted Chain Strap Handbag: ASOS-Marc b. Knightsbridge Quilted Bag; Pave Gold Chain and Bracelet: ILY Couture (here and here); Gold Cap Toe Pump: Chinese Laundry- (Sold Out but similar style by Kate Spade here); Sunglasses: ALDO- Kilaniel.

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Fancy Wednesday: KEDS

There are a few brands that I still currently wear that emotionally transport me back to my childhood and inspire warm feelings of summer fun in the sun!  KEDS is one of those brands.  The first time I rode a bike, I was wearing KEDS.  The first time I went to summer camp, I wore KEDS.  I still wear KEDS and I find that whenever I am wearing KEDS, I’m usually doing something fun and carefree!

Today’s “Fancy” is KEDS Summer Collection which just so happens to currently be 50% OFF!

Here are my picks from the Summer Collection!

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Bright and Bold

Hey Dolls! Happy Friday! I hope your weekend is bright and full of bold choices, kinda like today’s #ootd! I have the (very much needed) day off today! Spending the day with my sissy at The Biltmore Hotel & Spa! Awwhhhh… Happy Weekend!

Bright and Bold Summer Fashion

Ruffle Bottom Bold Print Dress: Peter Pilotto x Target; Yellow Handbag: ALDO Shoes Frattapolesine SatchelCaged Lace Up Heels: Nine West; Blue Bauble Bib Necklace: Baublebar

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Nautical Chic

Happy Friday!! I am so happy to be returning to normality (just in time for the weekend) after spending the last two weeks being all types of sick and tired (of being sick)!! Today is the first day in two weeks that I actually feel like myself. I mean, I’ve been wearing flats for two weeks?? That’s how bad I’ve been feeling! But, enough about being sick and wearing flats…. Let’s talk “Outfit of the Day”!

What is it about nautical inspired looks that always make me feel chic, breezy and sophisticated? Perhaps the imagination of dressing for a day at sea aboard a lavish sail boat along the Mediterranean, or maybe the idea of being ready for an impromptu, chic Miami happy hour aboard a yacht. Can you tell I’m in full blown weekend mode?

I do love the ocean, so maybe that explains it? What I do know is that the nautical look is a classic, timeless look that every other year makes a major “comeback”. Well 2014 is one of those years. Stripes and nautical themes are part of just about every 2014 Spring/Summer look book and fashion runway and I for one am “anchoring” my affection on all things nautical this Spring/Summer season!

What do you think of my Marshalls #fabfound nautical inspired #ootd?

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Anchor Print Cardigan, Navy Striped Tee and Navy Skinnies: All from Marshalls; Satin Bow Pumps: ZARA (sold out); Gold Sparkly Clutch: Gift with purchase from Victorias Secret; Gold Chain Link Pave Necklace: ILY Couture.

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