Mixing Business with Pleasure

If you’ve stopped by recently, you may have noticed that tropical prints are currently having a moment here on Sun Fun Fashion.  From tropical flowers and flamingos, to this gorgeous palm print you see below, this summer I’m gravitating towards prints a bit more “groundbreaking” than just florals.

Although the length and shape of this skirt make it adequately work appropriate, the tropical print can make it appear more like resort wear than work wear.  So how do you wear fun tropical prints to work while still showing everyone you mean business?  Well, all you have to do is mix a little bit of business with pleasure.

Pairing a tropical print with a more subdued work wardrobe staple, such as a solid blazer or cape balances out the bold print, making it work-ready. Another tip when wearing tropical prints to work (or anywhere, really) is to keep your accessories simple and to a minimum. You do not want to look like a tropical Christmas tree.

So don’t limit the use of your tropical printed garbs to poolside lounging and leisure.  When it comes to making the most of this fun and bold summer trend, mixing a little bit of business with pleasure can prove to be a recipe for fashion success!

 

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Palm Print Pencil Skirt: Vince Camuto; Contrast Trimmed V-Neck: Forever 21; Black Cape Blazer: BCBG; Black/White Clutch: Express; Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglasses:  TOM FORD.

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What I Wore: Weekend Fashion Wrap

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Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and had a chance to get out and enjoy the magnificent Miami weather!  As promised, here is a peek at What I Wore this weekend and a few Instagram snapshots.  Have a kick ass week!

Friday Happy Hour Ensemble:

Black Peplum Top: Marshalls; Olive (Military Green) Skinnies: New York & Co.; Spike/Plate Belt: ASOS; Leopard Print Pumps: Adrienne Maloof; Leopard Print Clutch: Steve Madden.

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 Saturday Daytime Ensemble:

Matryoshka Doll Tee: A gift from a friend from Russia; Jeans: Old Navy; Bow Detail Flip Flops: Valentino Garavani; Layered Necklaces: Both from Loehmanns; Pearl Bracelets: Loehmanns; Silver Pave Bracelets: Gift from a fabulous co-worker; Bow Detail Ring: Betsey Johnson; Sunnies: TOM FORD; Black Leather Satchel: Tory Burch

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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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Sunnies Delight

Good morning! As you all know, most of my posts are usually about my outfits and although I have every intention of sharing the full details of my outfit today, today’s post is all about my new “sunnies.”

If you’ve flipped through the pages of just about any fashion magazine lately you have probably noticed that the hottest trends in sunglasses this year are retro, oversized, decorated, cat-eye and mirrored lens. Being a Miami girl, a great pair of “sunnies” are much more than a trendy accessory, they are a bare necessity and driving essential.

Of the five sunglass trends mentioned above, the cat-eye and mirrored lens were the two trends I was highly coveting before coming across these TO DIE FOR, Tom Ford sunnies which just so happened to be the perfect marriage of cat-eye frame and mirrored lens delightfulness! Never, have I ever been more in love with a pair of sunnies as I am with my Tom Ford Nastasya, Shiny Rose, Gold Mirror Lens.

P.S. I got mine on Amazon (here) for 25% there are only 2 left! Go get em!!!

P.S.S. My boyfriend’s shirt is NIKE… Lol! Just Do It!

 

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Cat-Eye Mirror Lens Sunglasses
: Tom Ford via Amazon (here)

Sheer Leopard Print Top: Marshalls

Leather Panel Leggings: Romeo & Juliet Couture c/o Loehmanns

Lace/Studded Booties: Shoedazzle

Tiger Claw Necklace: Stella & Dot

Leather Cuff Bracelet: Old, can’t remember from where :(

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