Sheer Madness

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. ;)

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Neutrality


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.

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Desk to Dinner 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 →

Long Black Dress

I love me a little black dress but sometimes even I need to mix it up. This Riller & Fount dress is the perfect solution for an out of the ordinary but classic LBD option. I love the midi-length, the wrinkle free fabric and the simple cut. It’s so chic. I paired it with strappy heels and my Chanel for a polished look but I can easily wear this dress with a jean jacket and some cute Keds for a preppy casual look. Riller & Fount makes super easy and wearable options. And as a mom, it’s all about making quick decisions and looking great. If I have somewhere to go, I want to be able grab something quickly from my closet and know I’ll look put together without having to add too much time to my schedule. Long live the LBD…whether it be little or long ;)

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Dreaming of Spring

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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Sam & Lavi Obsession

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 →

Vanessa Bruno Athé

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 →

Kick off to NYFW

I’m not going to NYFW…frankly, my schedule nor my warm Miami blood could handle it but that doesn’t mean that I’m not super excited to see all the latest trends popping up on my feeds. There will be a ton (more like a million) bloggers there covering the shows, sharing their picks and of course, posing for the photographers. They’re all waiting to be snapped for the coveted “street fashion” shots that will be published in magazines and websites worldwide.
I’m not gonna lie…seeing your picture in a respected publication is really a big deal so I totally understand why people work to perfect their look just for the photographers outside the shows. One good snap can make a big push in your numbers, readership and of course, your personal brand.
Anyway, the point to this is IS…if I was going to pull an outfit for NYFW, it would probably look a lot like this.

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Sam & Lavi

Fact: my husband doesn’t understand fashion like this. He was throughly concerned as to why I loved a “shapeless” dress so much. Clearly he doesn’t get “it”. When I saw this dress, I knew it HAD to come home with me. The effortless cut, the fun print and the short sexy hemline…I mean, it’s a win-win-win if you ask me. There’s something very fresh about wearing a dress that’s not meant to be hugging your every curve. A dress that moves and bounces with your walk and doesn’t constrict you. It’s so easy to wear yet I feel very feminine and chic in it. I know I can always count on you babies to get “it”….right?

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Walk Like a Parisian

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 →