Hey Shorty

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“…it’s your birthday. We’re going to party like it’s your birthday…” Well, technically it wasn’t my birthday but it was my hubby’s and this is what I wore to celebrate it. We had a super early (parenthood makes you an unofficial “early bird”) at our favorite South Beach restaurant, La Gloutonnerie and because his birthday fell on a Wednesday, it wasn’t really a dress up affair. I kept my look pretty casual although I like the idea of “dressing” up shorts with heels. Given the right style, it can be a very preppy chic look.
Jcrew Shorts 025

Massimo Dutti top (no longer available but check out their current collection. There are so many fabulous tops to chose from)
J.Crew 5 inch Chino shorts in melted caramel (Love them in the 3 & 4 inch too!)
Hermes Constance belt in orange with gold buckle (go ahead, build your own Hermes belt here)
Trina Turk x Banana Republic box clutch in red
Miu Miu nude peep-toe heels (very similar style here)

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The shirt is very simple in the front but the layered detailing on the sleeves and the gold buttons down the back make it anything but ordinary.
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It’s a fairly simple look but I think with the orange belt and the bright red bag, it was a fun outfit to wear out to dinner. Plus, I love wearing nude heels. Nothing makes your legs appear miles long than a great pair of nude babies on the feet.
Anyway, back to the shorts…these chinos (which I also purchased in white) are great wardrobe staples. They are proving to be super versatile and perfect for our balmy winter weather here in Miami Beach.




  1. February 27, 2014 / 5:35 am

    Lovely, definitely preppy chic :)

  2. February 27, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    I love this look on you Martha! Really makes me wish that our seemingly endless winter packs up and leaves very very soon. Must be very nice living in Miami.
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  3. February 27, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    I love the simplicity of this look, it is so elegant!
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  4. February 27, 2014 / 6:47 pm

    Love! Love! Love! This combination is perfectly put together and really captures what Miami is all about. Your clutch is to die for as well

  5. February 28, 2014 / 5:31 am

    In love with those heels… So amazing and stylish

  6. March 3, 2014 / 9:04 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t eaten there yet…especially since you love it so much. It’s next on my list. And dang, your legs look HOT. Pilates is the best!
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