Floral Comfort

Hello lovelies!

Can you believe we are approaching mid-August?!? I really don’t want summer to end… I know I live in sunny LA and should not be complaining about winter, however my love for summer goes back ever since I can remember myself!

Stay Warm in Style Emma Floral Midi Dress, Lucky Brand Lace Up Sandals, Summer Hat, Polaroid Round Glasses, Lucky Brand Studded Bugrundy Bag

I am actively avoiding looking at Fall collections and shopping for the season ahead just yet, so today I am sporting the funnest floral midi, by Stay Warm in Style, enjoying the rays of sunshine, flowers in bloom, birds’ songs, straw hats and sandals!

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Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I love me a good sheath dress, however this fit and flair midi grabbed me with it’s vibrant floral print and mint base–it just oozes femininity and comfort all at the same time. I adore the length and “YES!” it has pockets!! And which girl does not like a dress with pockets?!? Once I had the dress in my hands I could also appreciate its material – it is so soft and gentle on your skin, which adds to the overall comfort I feel when wearing it. Stay Warm in Style Emma Floral Midi Dress, Lucky Brand Studded Bugrundy Bag, Lucky Brand Lace Up Sandals, Lucky Brand Panama Hat, Polaroid Round GlassesLucky Brand Studded Bugrundy Bag, Stay Warm in Style Emma Floral Midi Dress, Lucky Brand Lace Up Sandals, Summer Panama Hat, Polaroid Round Glasses (12)Stay Warm in Style Emma Floral Midi Dress, Lucky Brand Lace Up Sandals, Summer Panama Hat, Polaroid Round Glasses, Lucky Brand Studded Bugrundy BagToday, I paired my new midi with lace up block heel sandals, a burgundy bag, a summer straw panama hat and round glasses to achieve a casual look, however this piece is so versatile and would look beautiful with a pair of red heels and a simple beige bag as it really does not need much accessorizing–it speaks for itself beautifully!

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If you have never heard of Stay Warm in Style you should check out their site! It brings wonderful boho-inspired fashion to the world of boutique shopping. See what is new here and let me know what your favorite piece is!

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Dress: Emma Midi Stay Warm in Style

Sandals: Lucky Brand

Bag: Lucky Brand

Sunglasses: Polaroid

Panama Hat: Lucky Brand

Enjoy the week of summer till next time, lovelies!

Love Always,

Marieta

 

Oh… So LUXE!

Hello lovelies,

Have you ever found a boutique that you fell in love with right away? I just did!! LUXE Boutique is IT–so excited to visit their page and discover tons of cute pieces and new items fly in so very frequently that I consistently want something more… and more…

So what did I finally set my eyes on?

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ootd_in_style LUXE Boutique Floral Print Romper, Armani Sunglasses, Red Heels, Oliver Bilou Bag, Summer 2017ootd_in_style Floral Whimsy Romper, Armani Sunglasses, Red Heels, Oliver Bilou Bag, Summer 2017ootd_in_style Floral Whimsy Romper, Armani Sunglasses, Oliver Bilou Bag, Summer 2017I paired this romper with red platform shoes and my favorite Oliver Bilou bag. Its dove color matches that of the daisies on the romper to perfection. The floral print is so versatile and would also look great with a pair of white or black heels and a bag to match. Grab your man and go on a date or call the girls and dance the night away in this pretty and feminine romper!

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To see what is new at LUXE Boutique – check here and enjoy getting to know the awesome pieces they have to offer! Drop me a line to let me know what your LUXE favorite is! ❤

Love Always,

Marieta

From Cocoon to a Beautiful Midi

Hello, beauties!

Happy mid-week! Doesn’t is feel joyous to know you are getting over the hump and half-way trough to the weekend?! On that note let me share a few fun facts about a fabric I love–SILK!

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Did you know that silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm? It is a natural protein fiber that can be woven into fabric. Silk textile was first developed in ancient China and has been considered a luxurious material since 3630 BC, but is currently widely used in the medical field as well (magical properties, I tell ya!). It is very comfortable to wear in warm weather and while active, because it is very absorbent. It is also great for cold weather, as its low conductivity keeps warm air close to the skin. OK, so why am I going on and on about silk?!? Well, because I am in love with my new silk midi dress from METISU.

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Why is this dress my new favorite?

  • Silk is perfect for the summer heat and it does indeed give the dress a luxurious look, while my skin enjoys its softness;
  • If you have read my prior article you know I love dresses that can go from a day in the office to a night out and this one fits the bill as it has midi length, half-sleeve, scoop neckline that all feels conservatively-elegant;
  • The dress may look simple, but has so many details to enjoy: paneled design, tied waist, a split front and pockets! Yes, pockets – and I so LOVE having those!! Let’s be honest – I never use them as such, but just knowing they are there makes me feel cool!
  • The color is not something you see every day and I know I will be wearing this dress well into Fall (when the weather permits that is) as it combined perfectly with earthy neutrals.

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Have you checked out METISU’s dresses yet? They have trendy, new items (not just dresses, but I am just a sucker for those) every week! Let me know if you find anything you like on their website! There is an up to 70% mid-season sale right now! Would love to see it!

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Dress: METISU

Heels: old Banana Republic, similar here

Clutch: old, similar here

Sunglasses: Polaroid

Earrings and Necklace: Lucky Brand

Ring: Sundance

Watch: Raymond Weil

Happy rest of the week, beauties!

Love Always,

Marieta

Evening Wedding

Hello lovelies,

How was your 4th of July weekend? Tons of fun I hope! We did a couple of trips and I have to admit–it was fantastic having four days to spend with my favorite people! 🙂

Now, let’s get back to business–that of baking rules of wedding etiquette (hehe!) as I sure am introducing you to some unconventionally beautiful guest attire AND this time it is one for an evening celebration. Irrespective of when or where a wedding was to be held white or black used to be on the “NO! NO!” list when it came to female guest attire. White was strictly for the bride and black–well, black was to be left for the not-so-joyous occasions… However, nowadays black is completely acceptable–it is such a versatile color as it pairs up perfectly with any accessories and tends to be flattering on almost everyone.

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I find this fit and flare METISU dress (as well as this one – available in all sizes! Mine is only available in XL at the moment.) to be the perfect piece for an evening wedding – it is very glamorous, yet proper, with a hint of fun and a pop of color. It comes with this pretty red and gold belt, which ties in perfectly with the gold front buttons of the dress and inspired my accessory selection–a pair of red suede BCBG peep toes (currently not available, but the linked pair is a perfect match for the dress), a red Michael Kors round-top wallet, and dainty gold jewelry.

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A few of the dress details I love:

  • The length of this dress – the lace hits me right below the knee, but if you are a bit shorter it would be tea-length, mid-calf, which is very classy as well.
  • The swing silhouette – makes me want to twirl and dance the night away.
  • The hollow out lace design – it is so strategically placed to show off the beauty of the lace fabric, while keeping the dress tasteful!
  • The half sleeves – perfect for the evening and the lace detail on those show gorgeously and tie in with the bottom of the dress.
  • The button down front – you can button up the dress and display its beautiful top pearl button and stand collar, or you can button it down and pair it up with some pretty gold jewelry!

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If you have a special event to go to, check out the wide selection of METISU dresses – you are sure to find one that suits your style and occasion! METISU also has a fantastic customer appreciation SALE going on right now–50% OFF, so hurry in! Let me know when you find your perfect match – I’d love to see what you have picked!

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Love always,

Marieta

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Daytime Wedding

Hello lovelies,

Do I hear wedding bells? Yes, with summer comes wedding season and beautiful white dresses that we all want to wear all day, every day… But is it against the rules to be a wedding guest and wear a white dress? After all white and ivory are reserved for the bride and it is her day to shine. If you know the bride is more traditional I would recommend that you opt out of white and choose a pretty dress in a different color – blush is beautiful and still going strong this season, yellow is always cheerful and another great color for a summer day wedding, and mint green is soft and sophisticated – just to list a few.

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However, if you know your bride is not one to care for the rules and has chosen a more contemporary approach to her wedding, then perhaps you can step into your white dress and enjoy her special day! Here are a few rules to help you make the right choice:

  1. Would the bride be in white or ivory?
  2. Do you know the bride well enough to ask her what she thinks of you white dress?
  3. Does your white dress look like something you would wear to your wedding shower?
  4. Is your dress made from lace, tulle, or any other fabric that resembles a wedding gown?
  5. Is your dress floor-length?

If you answer to questions 1, 3, 4, and 5 was “YES”, then think twice. If your answer to 2 was “YES”, then take a photo of your dress and share it with the bride.

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Should you have decided to be wear white, the White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Midi Dress by Metisu is pure PERFECTION!! Why do I think so:

  1. The crew neckline keeps it classy as you are not showing any cleavage.ootd_in_style METISU White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Midi Dress, Nordstrom Sale, Wedding Dress, Wedding Guestootd_in_style METISU White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Midi Dress, Sam Edelman Clutch, BCBG Shoes, Polaroid Sunglasses, Wedding
  2. The see-trough elements add just enough visual interest without being inappropriate at all. ootd_in_style METISU White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Midi Dress Polaroid, BCBG Shoes, Polaroid Glasses, Sam Edelman Bag
  3. The midi length is stylish yet classy.
  4. The flounce hem is very feminine and romantic. ootd_in_style METISU White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Detail, Midi Dress, BCBG Peep Toesootd_in_style METISU White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Midi Dress, Wedding, Raymond Weil, Sam Edelman, Nordstrom Sale
  5. The line of the dress is so elegant and sophisticated.ootd_in_style METISU White Midi Dress, Sam Edelman, BCBG, Raymond Weil, Polaroid, Wedding
  6. This dress does not need jewelry – it speaks for itself. All you can add are some pearl earrings and a ring.
  7. The lace is not floral in pattern and hence does not resemble a bridal dress lace fabric.ootd_in_style METISU White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Midi Dress Detail, Wedding, Nordstrom Saleootd_in_style METISU White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Midi Dress, Nordstrom Saleootd_in_style METISU White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Midi Dress, Wedding, Nordstrom Sale, Polaroid Round Sunglasses
  8. It pairs up perfectly with any bag – depending on the occasion! I chose this Sam Edelman navy and grey clutch with a silver chain as the rest of my jewels were silver. ootd_in_style METISU White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Midi Dress, Nordstrom Sale, Wedding, Sam Edelman Clutch, BCBG Shoes
  9. It is easy to put together with any heels! I chose a pair of BCBG peep toes in a navy, green, grey and white print, one I believe a bride would not wear with her wedding dress (in an effort not to look bridal.) This pair also matched up the clutch rounding off my accessories nicely.  ootd_in_style METISU White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Midi Dress BCBG Peet Toes, Weddingootd_in_style METISU White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Midi Dress, Nordstrom Sale, Polaroid Round Sunglassesootd_in_style METISU White Hollow Out Flounce Hem Midi Dress (11)

Dress: Metisu

Shoes: BCBG (another perfect pair here)

Clutch: Sam Edelman

Round Sunglasses: Polaroid

Watch: Raymond Weil

Earrings and Ring: Sundance

Have you even worn white to a wedding? What are you favorite wedding looks? What do you think of this dress? Drop me a line to let me know and have a wonderful week!

Love Always,

Marieta

Cotton Candy

Hello lovelies,

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and celebrating either being a mommy or with your precious mama!

I have been wanting to wear with colorful dress for a while but the weather here in LA-LA-land has been so cold that I have not has a chance to until I decided to brave it out and just put it on with a denim blazer.

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Generally, I shy away from bright colors and bringing more than one of those into a neutral color palette. The Amelia dress from Cuddy Studios changed my mind and made me jump against all the rules. I fell in love with it’s kites pattern and color play–it is so bright and cheerful! It actually inspired me to experiment with my accessories as well and here I am pairing this A-line, flirty pink trim dress with a pink peep toe shoe (similar here) and an amazing Vince Comuto green-blue bag (similar here)! All these vibrant colors remind me of cotton candy and put a smile on my face!

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As I wore my Amelia dress this morning I also realized it would have been perfect for the time I was an expecting mommy-to-be. It is so light and airy and would not push on your tummy but rather provide enough space for a cute growing baby!

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Do you love bright colors? What style choices have you made that taken you out of your comfort zone and into a fun cotton candy land lately?

Don’t forger to check out Cuddy Studios as their lovely articles of clothing would brighten your day and bring classy silhouettes with a fun twist to your wardrobe! Enjoy a 50% off with promo code: SHOP50 entered upon checkout. 

Happy new week to all of you!

Love always,

Marieta

The LWD – Spring Perfection!

Hello lovelies,

Happy May! I am so excited to share this post with you!! This week I am introducing you to Hanna and Simone–both extremely pretty and a perfect “partner in crime” for this season as well as summer!

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Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I am a total fan of lace. I also adore white, so a pretty white lace dress makes this woman very happy! Cuddy Studios made two such dresses that caught my eye, namely Hannah and Simone (I even love the names and had considered one of them when it was time to name my little princess)!

Hannah is a tank dress made out of a white floral lace fabric. It’s wide neckline and scooped back make it perfect for hot spring and even hotter summer days! The back has the cutest adjustable, delicate tie detail, which adds more visual interest and a fun twist. I also like the cut of this dress – you can add a belt to it for waist definition or just let it flow for a 60’s free spirit feel. I wore this dress with both heels and flats and enjoyed the more casual or a bit dressier option those added to the outfit.

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Simone attracted me with its white holographic-feel, laser-cut diamond fabric and flattering A-line silhouette. It’s bell sleeves add a boho chic flavor to this classy dress! Just like the Hannah, Simone can be worn to a casual weekend brunch or paired with heels for a date night or a night out with the girls. I wore it with a skinny watermelon belt, watermelon heel and bag which complemented the dress and added a pop to the outfit.

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If you love a little white dress and desire to satisfy your craving for a new one, be sure to check out Cuddy Studios! They have some amazing items inspired by the abstract geometric art of the sixties and seventies, paired with a classy cut for a sophisticated clothing line! Cuddy Studios are a small brand out of Seattle currently sold in over 85 boutiques nationwide, so grab a piece of their uniqueness and enjoy a 50% off with promo code: SHOP50 entered upon checkout. 

And don’t forget to show me what you picked out–would love to see a Cuddy Studio piece on you! 🙂

Love Always,

Marieta

 

Citrus, rose, sandalwood and musk!

Hello, lovely readers!

Did you know that our sense of smell helps up enjoy our food, but also has the ability to evoke emotions and awaken certain memories? Just a whiff of cologne or perfume can send you down Memory Lane, remind you of a friend, you favorite uncle or the boy you had a high school crush on–no matter how far in the past that may have been.

I am one of those girls that enjoys having a good perfume at hand and appreciates a smell that amuses the senses in a gentle, fresh manner. Sooooo, in today’s post I would like to share with you my favorite scents.

French and Italian perfumes tend to have my heart. I do like some American designers’ scents as well, however I have found that those are not as long-lasting as the old world’s fashion houses’.

Without further ado, here are my top 5 scents for women:

#5 Chanel – COCO Mademoiselle – with high notes of fresh orange, followed by may rose and grasse jasmine, and base notes of patchouli and vetiver, this scent is fresh and memorable with a twist of oriental sensuality!

#4 Tom Ford – White Patchouli – just used up the last drops in my bottle and really loved the woody notes in this scent. Those are accented by the gentle smell of white flowers pairing up to create one bohemian scent olfactory beauty!

#3 Prada – Infusion D’Iris – drove me crazy till I figured out what this perfume was. A new boss began working at my office years ago, I loved her perfume, but did not feel comfortable asking her what it was. One day I decided to go to Nordstrom and just sniff all perfumes till I found it… luckily before my nose got complete sensory overload.  Oh what joy it was to finally figure it out! 

This sent awakens your senses with high notes of mandarin, galbanum, orange and orange blossom, the mid-notes are those of cedar, iris and vetiver, and the base of incense and benzoin. Some people find it a bit powdery, but it makes me feel fresh and light.

#2 Chloe – Chloé Eau de Parfum – this is Chloe’s signature scent and I have been stopped and asked what I am wearing on numerous occasions, despite the fact that this perfume feels really light to me. It has that unforgettable and unique scent that combined the high notes of pink peony, freesia, and lychee, with the middle notes of magnolia flower, lily of the valley, and rose, and the base of cedarwood, amber, and honey. It truly is a famine delight to the olfactory sense.

#1 Cartier -‘Baiser Volé’  – In translations that is “Stolen Kisses” and I LOVE both the Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette options. This is one of the scents that captured my heart and screamed my name the moment I brought my nose to it–it was love at first sniff! Hehe! This scent is purely floral and combines only the notes of lily petals and green lily leaves yet it has a fresh, floral and powdery quality all at the same time. Just give it a sniff and it will steal your heart!

If you are looking for a new scent I hope you can draw some inspiration from this post and have an olfactory delight finding the one!

Love Always,

MV

 

Hello Wild Thing!

Hello lovely people,

We are in the midst of winter season! Can you believe it? Do you feel like you are stuck in the world of neutrals or the black zone when it comes to winter outfits? I sure am guilty as charged! No matter what I do I end up having too many black garments all combined into a monochrome look that I rotate from December trough the end of March and I just can’t seem to break free from that habit.

This week I have been trying to wear more of my winter dresses and it dawned on me–animal print is a great way to spice up the winter wardrobe! It make me feel more vibrant, chic and “wild”! It provides a pattern for the eye to enjoy and a pop for the outfit to stand out, even if the pattern is only in the neutral color palette.

I tend to have all my animal print on dresses, but I think an animal print sweater or pair of shoes would have an equally powerful effect in refreshing your winder style.

Dress 1: Banana Republic Faux Wrap (similar here and here)

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Dress 2: Banana Republic Kimono (similar here and here)

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Dress3: Kenneth Cole Bodycon (similar here and here)

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Dress4: Calvin Klein Sheath (similar here and here)

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Happy Saturday, Loves! See you on the wild side! 😉

Love Always,

MV

The Coat That Keeps on Giving

Hello lovelies,

Since it feels like winter even in LA right now, I decided to dedicate this post to a classic piece that any woman would appreciate having in her wardrobe (or better yet–on her back!!) for the winter months of the year–the classic wool coat!

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Double-Breasted Car Coat

I like wool coats of any length, as long as those have a tailored silhouette which helps your figure stand out rather than look engulfed in a sea of fabric and bulk. Love the white-with-black-piping option above–a classic with a fun twist! However, if I were to invest in ONLY one I would pick a coat that is as versatile as possible. To me that means one that has length suitable for pants, skirts, and dressed. I would pick a coat that hits me right at the knee or slightly above it, as my work dresses usually have similar length and I dislike those peaking too much from underneath the coat’s hem.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Wool-Blend Belted Peacoat
MK Wool-Blend Belted Peacoat

Some bonuses:

  • You would wear your classic coat to the office.
  • If you can work this coat into your work week selection, why not use it on the weekends too? Wool coats pair up nicely with jeans and leggings too, so you can have yours keeping you cozy on a Saturday or Sunday as well!
  • A longer coat, means a longer warmer layer, and therefore cozier you!
  • It is January and a lot of stores are trying to get rid of as much merchandise as possible, so you can purchase your coat at a reasonable price and have a classic that will serve you well for years to come!

 

Here are the two coats I have purchased and enjoyed:

I have owned the black (Zara, similar here) for three years and the camel (Kenneth Cole, similar here) for four, and I have to admit I wear both all the time from December trough to March!

Have you delved into the wool coat world yet? I hope you would enjoy doing so!

Love Always,

MV