Fact: I’m always been afraid of sheer because somehow in my mind, I’d pictured it kind of cheap and tacky. I know, I’m antiquated in my thoughts…feel free to roll your eyes my way but I’m just being honest. Anyway, I saw this DVF black dress in pictures and loved it and of course, went out looking for it…and once I had it in my hands, I was shocked to see that the stripes are actually sheer panels alternating with fabric. And you know what, it doesn’t look cheap and tacky (tell me the truth, okay?). It gives the dress a really nice texture and detail. So, that just goes to show that I, Princess Martha, can occasionally be wrong. ;)
Life is complicated, but your wardrobe doesn’t have to be. You’re going to see a lot more dresses coming up on the blog simply because they’re kind of a one stop shop in my book.
I can put one one, add some heels and a bag and be done without too much stress (and wardrobe planning). I posted a couple of dark looks lately but just as chic as black can be, so is white. The simplicity of neutrals is elegant and always in style. You look clean and put together and fresh…which exactly is how I felt while wearing this DVF silk dress.
You guys know I LOVE 4.Collective (seen here, here and here)…for me, they’re the quintessential modern day woman line. Their dresses are made for busy women that want to not only look fabulous while at work but also afterwards. Simplicity in dressing is one of my fave things as a busy mom…and even if you’re not a mom, I think you can appreciate the fact of being able to look good throughout the entire day, no matter where it takes you.
The team at 4.Collective sent me some of their fave pieces from their previous collection and I immediately wanted to share this one because it’s pretty easy to wear during any season. The color palette is chic and the cut is perfect for any weather. Pair this with a fitted blazer and it’s totally suitable for colder temps. Continue reading →
We had a cold front come through Miami last week and let me tell you…it was a harsh reminder to appreciate our warm weather and enjoy it…always. Even when we’re soaked in sweat because the humidity is 150%. Naturally, after the two day winter passed, I couldn’t wait to get back into my short dresses and sandals. Amazing what a couple of 50 degree nights will do to a Miami gal (if you’re rolling your eyes at me, I don’t blame you). I ran to my local Intermix and picked this beautiful silk dress from Equipment. It’s the perfect springboard to Spring…see what I did there? I love the soft design, the beautiful pastel hues and the ease of wearing silk. Seriously…if it’s not cotton or silk, I’m not sure I want to wear it anymore. Somehow you just feel better in natural fabrics…or is that just me being the epitome of a Princess?
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I told you guys here that Sam & Lavi would be a label that was going to start showing up more in my closet rotation and sure enough…here it is up on the blog again. There’s something so easy and chic about this ensemble. The pants are silky smooth and the top is full shoulder and cropped…a perfect combo in my book. Sam & Lavi is definitely LA born but the label works beautifully with Miami’s winter weather. Both items will get a lot of use individually (especially the pants) and in my opinion, they’ve got quite a bit of longevity with their style. Not so trendy that you won’t use them next season but trendy enough to be on point with their cut and fit. Continue reading →
Hey babies…finding dresses that work with my long torso is super tough. Often times, the waistline hits much higher than it should making most dresses look super short on me…which would be okay but depending on the cut, it can look like I’m wearing a kid’s size. Anyway, flash forward to this dress from Vanessa Bruno’s Athé line…yes, it’s short and it could probably hit a little lower on the waist BUT I love it. It’s fun, flirty and the embroidered print is such a great mix of colors. It’s a very easy dress to enjoy and wear. Perfect for a day time lunch in Wynwood. I paired it with my little suede booties to give it a little more bohemian vibe although this dress would also look great with ballet flats for a more Parisian look. If I was going to anything like SxSW or Austin City Limits, I would probably take this little number along for the ride. Continue reading →
For starters, let’s just say that the title “Walk Like an Egyptian” never really made any sense to me…but walking like a Parisian, well, that makes absolutely perfect sense to any fashion loving girl.
The Parisian women have the “it” factor while keeping it simple.
Three things I’ve found can help you achieve this look: black, flats and Chanel.
You always can tell Parisian women because they’re not done up in flashy and bling. They’re simple, understated but always, always chic. This is my best attempt at pulling in some of that French inspiration as a Miami girl. It’s a simple but everyday look that not only makes you feel girly and polished but also ready for just about any place you’re heading to. Continue reading →