Thursday, April 23, 2015

Miami Style Map: Bringing the Desert to Tropical Miami



Hello Squeezers! So excited to share my latest outfit post with you all. This look is one of my favorite looks to date. 

This is probably one of the most unexpected landscapes you'll find in usually lush and green Miami. It was happenstance when Lizzie from Ra-Haus (www.ra-haus.com) and I stumbled upon this desert-like backdrop in the middle of Coral Gables. It was like someone just dropped this set right in our path because they knew that it would be perfection when photographing this vibrant purple, marigold, and brick colored dress from H&M. 



My fashionable BFF since 2000, Javy, bought me this dress for my birthday on a recent work trip to Milan. The dress is not a maternity dress, but the cut and style of the dress makes it a perfect addition to my wardrobe for the next six months and beyond. It's a cool mix of 60's mod-meets- 70's eclectic. I love the richness of the color combination, especially the purple. This purple tone is more suited for spring and summer because it's bright and it pops against the other deeper shades. 

I don't think I have to tell you the best part about this dress- POCKETS! Sweet Jesus, I love pockets! Practical, comfortable, and chic. Who said pockets are limited to just shorts and pants?! It's a small menswear nod in even the most feminine of pieces. Ladies love pockets! 



I paired this look with my nude Steve Madden sandals from T.J Maxx. They are slowly becoming my go-to heel for spring and summer because you can pair them with just about any outfit. They are classic and a neutral staple every fashionista should have in her closet. 

Another perk about this dress is how easily you can take dress it up or dress it down. If you've noticed in previous posts, outfit versatility is huge for me. My day to day consists of wearing lots of boots and loafers do it's important for me to be able to have options when I purchase an item. A rule of thumb when shopping is to ask yourself, "How can I style this top/dress/skirt?" If I can think of more than three ways to wear it, then it's a winner. If it's something that's going to sit in my closet after one wear, I don't consider that a smart buy. 

A dress like this has endless styling opportunities, particularly when I can wear it while I'm pregnant and after I give birth! 


I'm seriously obsessed with my blunt bang weave I scored at the beauty supply store last year. I gave them a trim myself to make them a little more blunt and a tad bit shorter. Having a zero commitment bang option like this only reassures my decision to not commit to permanently getting them in this Miami weather. They would be a sweaty and frizzy faux-pas and I would regret every second of it. These on the other hand, are a dream. As soon as the day is done and they've done their work, I simply clip them off and put them in their box until my mood calls for them! Add a top knot to your look, and you've got yourself a great undo in five seconds flat! 

On Me:

Dress- H&M
Sunnies- Nolita Boutique
Shoes- Steve Madden via T.J Maxx
Clip-on Bangs- GBS Store 

In Style, 

Kat

3 comments :

  1. This is stunning. The background looks completely surreal, and the vivid blue of the dress against that background is something special.

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  2. Such a cute little number....so Miu Miu. <3

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