The Beach is Calling…

Hello lovelies,

Hope your weekend was full of pleasant surprises and happy times with family and friends! We had a fun birthday party to go to and made it to the beach just in time as the temperatures here are upward of 90 degrees and the ocean breeze always makes things better. I did get a little sun-burnt, but I should know better than to ignore the sunscreen when it is calling my name, hehe.

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What made out trip to the beach even more fun were my funky All For Color Birds of Paradise Camille Convertible Maxi and our stylish Anchor Duffel Bag from Sloane Ranger.

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This strapless convertible maxi is so eye-catching. I love the unique print, combining vibrant colors and a pretty leafs and birds design to create one attention-grabbing fabric masterpiece. It is made from the most comfy, untra soft, cotton jersey material which makes it a pleasure to wear. Since we went to the beach I used this dress as my cover-up, but it is also perfect as a skirt as the top part folds over, giving you the flexibility to combine it with your favorite summer tee! For more All For Color maxis, click here! For 20% OFF your purchase and free shipping on orders over $50 use code: OOTDINSTYLE.

 

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And this gorgeous canvas Anchor Duffler! Is there a better bag to go to the beach with?!? It’s dimensions allowed me to fill it up with everything we may need for a day under the sun – beach towels, an extra set of clothes, water, diapers and baby essentials (it even doubled as a diaper bag!), sunscreen, and some snacks. The webbed shoulder strap makes it easy to carry hands-free for those moments when you need to grab a little hand to lead. The strap is detachable and adjustable to fit your desires. This bag is also fully lined and sports a vegan-friendly leather trim! Check the range of dufflers by Sloan Ranger here.  If you like the anchor print, but want a different shape, check these out!

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Dress: All For Color

Hat: Urban Outfitters

Flats: BCBG

Sunglasses: Polaroid

Duffel Bag: Sloane Ranger

Crochet Straw Tote: Nordstrom

Toddler Chambray Dress: Gap Baby

Toddler Sandals: H&M Kids

Toddler Sunglasses: Carters

Please, drop me a line and let me know what your favorite beach accessories are and whether you found your match at All For Color or Sloane Ranger! Happy summer!

Love Always,

Marieta

 

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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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Vacay Vibes

Hello lovelies,
I just came back from a lovely Southern European vacation during which we visited Barcelona, Monaco, Cinque Terre, Rome, Corsica, and Palma de Mallorca. It is good to be home, but I already miss the excitement of exploring new places, discovering beautiful historical sights, enjoying the breathtaking views of homes nestled in the heels above the turquoise waters of the sea, meeting new cultures and people, and munching on Mediterranean delicacies – yummmmmm-nommm-nommmm!
Palma De Mallorca
The weather in Southern Europe this time of the year happened to be above 90F every single day, so wearing light clothing was the way to go, because who wants to walk around a gorgeous new spot drenched in sweat and feeling hot while there is so much to see and enjoy?! Not me–and I am one who likes the heat!
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All For Color Off the Shoulder Romper, Lucky Brand Emmie Flats, Lucky Brand Handbag, Lucky Brand Earrings, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca - Bellever Castle
A favorite pieces of clothing for this vacation was the Peach Passion Tatum Cut Out Romper from All For Color! I spent an entire day in Palma de Mallorca in this cool romper. When I say “cool” I mean in both in the way it looks and how it made me feel temperature-wise.  It sure kept me comfortable and feeling stylish while sightseeing from the top floor of a hop-on-hop-off bus (and whoever has taken those knows you can bake on one!!), visiting the Bellever Castle at noon (while the SUN sent all of its hot love our way <3), and enjoying a well-deserved espresso with some ice-cream by the beach in the later afternoon.

 

All For Color Off the Shoulder Romper, Lucky Brand Emmie Flats, Lucky Brand Handbag, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Palma de Mallorca, Bellever Castle

What do I love about this romper?

  • The colorful print and fresh color palette attract the eye, while allowing you to combine the romper with accessories in orange, pink, blue or any of the neutral colors – beige, white, cream. I chose to pair it up with blue flats and a beige handbag.
  • The cut-out shoulder design is right on trend letting you embrace the cold shoulder look. All For Color Off the Shoulder Romper, Lucky Brand Necklace, Palma de Mallorca
  • The elastic waistline gives your figure a boost by giving your middle section definition.
  • The woven rayon material is so light and breathable – feels like you are wearing a feather which allows the breeze to come trough and keep you cool – perfect for a day in the sun.All For Color Off the Shoulder Romper, Lucky Brand Emmie Flats, Lucky Brand Handbag, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Palma de Mallorca
  • It is very lightweight and does not take any space in you luggage, which is great when you are trying to minimize the amount of stuff to haul during a long trip.
  • Bonus – it does not wrinkle easily! All For Color Off the Shoulder Romper, Lucky Brand Emmie Flats, Lucky Brand Handbag, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Palma de Mallorca, Lucky Brand Earrings and NecklaceAll For Color Off the Shoulder Romper, Lucky Brand Necklace and Earrings, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Palma de Mallorca
Don’t forget to check out All For Color as they offer so many great articles of clothing perfect for summer – rompers, dresses, tops, bottoms, cover ups, pajamas, even scarfs and shawls – you are sure to find something to catch your eye and enhance your style! For 20% off orders over $50 plus free shipping on allforcolor.com use code: “OOTDINSTYLE“.
All For Color Off the Shoulder Romper, Lucky Brand Necklace, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Palma de Mallorca (2)
Where would you be vacationing this summer? Drop me a line to let me know and have fun shopping for your vacation and expiring the world!
Love Always,
MV

Summer Perfection

Hello ladies and gents!

Hope your three-days weekend was fantastic and marked the beginning of a fun and happy summer season!

I have to admit I am enjoying spring, however summer has always been my favorite season and in celebration of its arrival I am dedicating this post to the perfect outfit for a day under the sun.

What are the essentials a girl needs:

  • a pretty sun dress – somehow dresses have this ability to make a girl feel pretty and want to twirl all around town… This one has me feeling exactly that way. The top is an embroidered eyelet bib with delicate straps and lots of vintage charm. The midi-length gives it a classy yet fun feel and the cotton fabric, as subtle as the design, is so light that you can barely feel it – just the right kind of material and style for a hot day. One thing to note is that the top part of the dress could be a bit tight. I purchased a size Small and it fits me well, however it may be a bit snug.   Lucky Brand Summer Dress, Summer Floppy Hat, Lucky Brand Flats, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Arianna Sharfman PhotoLucky Brand Summer Dress, Summer Floppy Hat, Lucky Necklace and Earrings, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Calvin Klein SunglassesLucky Brand Summer Dress, Summer Floppy Hat, Lucky Brand Flats, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Calvin Klein Sunglasses, Raymond Weil Tango Watch
  • a floppy hat – hats add so much character to a look! This wide brim, floppy beach hat is sure to also provide your face with great protection from the sun. I love its fringed edges and seaside vacation vibe! Lucky Brand Summer Dress, Urban Outfitters Summer Floppy Beach Hat, Lucky Brand Earrings, Lucky Brand NecklaceLucky Brand Midi Dress, Summer Floppy Beach Hat, Lucky Brand Flats, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Calvin Klein Sunglasses, Arianna Sharfman Photo
  • sunglasses – if you are like me and the sun really bugs your eyes, consider adding your favorite sunglasses – those would add some charm and protect out sight as well! 🙂Arianna Sharfman Photo Lucky Brand Embroidered Dress, Lucky Brand Necklace, Lucky Brand Earrings, Calvin Klein SunglassesArianna Sharfman Photography Lucky Brand Summer Dress, Summer Floppy Hat, Lucky Brand Flats, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Calvin Klein Sunglasses (4)
  • a bag for your belongings – saddle bags have been a favorite of mine for the past couple of years – they are compact and can fit everything I need for a day. If you are heading to the beach pair this look with a cool beach tote (use code OOTDINSTYLE for 20% off and free shipping on orders over $50) and voila!Lucky Brand Summer Dress, Lucky Brand Ring, Lucky Brand Saddle BagLucky Brand Summer Dress, Summer Floppy Hat, Lucky Brand Flats, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Calvin Klein Sunglasses
  • some pretty jewellery to complete your look – this dress would look beautiful with both silver and gold jewels. I wanted my jewelry to be just as dainty as the dress, so I paired it up with a vintage rose necklace, gold earrings with some sparkle and a couple of gold rings (similar items here). I am very used to wearing a watch and owning a two-toned one has made it so easy to pair up with any other jewelry.Arianna Sharfman Photo, Lucky Brand Embroidered Dress, Lucky Brand Necklace, Lucky Brand Earrings (1)Arianna Sharfman Photo, Lucky Brand Embroidered Dress, Lucky Brand Necklace, Lucky Brand Earrings, CK Sunnies
  • a cute pair of shoes – which girl does not love heels?! This dress would look fab with some block-heel-lace-up sandals. For a day out and about, I love being able to roam around in comfort, so I opt out for flats during the day and leave heels for an evening/night out! Lucky Brand Summer Embroidered Dress, Summer Floppy Hat, Lucky Brand Flats, Lucky Brand Saddle Bag, Arianna Sharfman Photo

I want to THANK the sweet, talented, and professional Arianna Sharfman of Arianna Sharfman Photography for the beautiful images and the great conversation and ease she made me feel during our photoshoot. Check out her work – she is so incredibly friendly and a pleasure to work with!

Happy almost-summer, lovelies!!

Love always,

Marieta

Photo Credit: Ariana Sharfman

Sophisticated With an Edge

Hello lovelies,

Hope you all enjoyed this spring weekend! It was hot and very much like summer here in LA and I was very excited to be out and about in lighter clothing and my new Vivian bag from Oliver Bilou. I discovered OB online and immediately fell in love with their products–they offer five unique handbags each with a very distinct character and style. I have to admit, I had a hard time picking between the Vivian and the Taylor and still have my eye on the latter, as the former is now in my hands! 😉

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Can we talk about Vivian’s unique charm? It’s light grey color, beautiful dome shape and that braided trim running along its front just called out my name–sophisticated with an EDGE (no pun intended)! But Vivian is not going to only be your “arm candy”–it is just as functional as it is beautiful! The bag looks compact, however it is pretty roomy and held my wallet, sunglasses, a water bottle, my phone (there is a special compartment for it), keys (a built-in key chain), and I could have loaded it even further–very impressive!

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There also is a back zipped pocket you can access from the outside of the bag, and the main compartment has dual zips for easy use, making this bag perfect for travel or running around town.

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The gold hardware adds to the classy bag and gives you a tone for your jewelry selection. Gold is incorporated in the handle bar, the metal feet, and key chain, the zippers, and even the inspirational quote one would discover once they open their Oliver Bilou bag.

Vivian is made from textured vegan leather with makes it’s light color easy to care for–just wipe it out with a wet nap and it is as good as new.

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I was also very impressed by the packaging of this bag–it comes in a stylish black box, complete with a dust bag and all hardware carefully wrapped  to insure a pristine look–it would make any girl smile and be a great present delivered to someone you want to surprise!

Oliver Bilou Vivian Bag, BEBE Ripped Jeans, GUESS Silk Tie Neck Top, Cutout Peep Toes, Lucky Brand Earrinigs, Ray-Ban Reflective Gold Aviators

Another perk is that Vivian looks perfectly with business attire as well as a casual weekend look. This bag is also FEEL GOOD as a portion of the proceeds from each handbag purchased goes towards enriching a child’s life.

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Should you decide to purchase a, Oliver Bilou bag yourself, you can use the coupon code: ootdinstyle for 10% off at check-out.

Oliver Bilou Vivian Bag, BEBE Ripped Jeans, Rocket Cutout Peep Toes

Happy arm candy shopping!

Bottoms: BEBE Ripped Jeans (similar here) and BR Sailor Pants (similar here)

Top: Guess (similar here)

Shoes: Rocket Peep Toes (similar here) and Nine West Flats (similar here)

Sunglasses: Ray Ban and Dior

Bag: Vivian by Oliver Bilou

Love always,

Marieta

Beautiful Outside, Perfect Inside–Frankie is the Name

Ladies and Gents, hello!

Tick-tack, tick-tack, time is flying and spring is fast-approaching! Warmer weather is around the corner, the days are getting longer and enticing to outdoor activities and the anticipation for summer does not seem like a distant dream anymore!

I am so excited to share this post with you as YOU–the reader–get a chance to win a spectacular $100 towards the purchase of a JORD watch of your choice—the perfect accessory to your spring wardrobe! One lucky winner will receive the BIG prize, but everyone will be given $25 off their purchase for just entering the contest! All you need is your name and e-mail address and voila—your credit will be waiting for you once the contest is over on March 5th, 2017 (click HERE to enter).

I recently came back from a vacation to the tropical paradise called St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands where I did not have to keep track of time. It was one of those vacations on which you get to do a lot of fun stuff and yet, don’t have to rush for anything or anywhere. Now, I am back to reality, but had such a nice surprise waiting for me when I returned—Frankie had arrived–my sandalwood and smoke trendy JORD watch! And it sure has kept me on track for the past week! I am so in love with this timepiece-it is unique, attracts attention, and works like a Swiss watch—oh wait, it is a Swiss movement watch!! I have enjoyed accessorizing my spring-like outfits with it as it helps make a statement, in a quiet, but beautiful manner!

Here are some of my favorite Frankie features:

  • Its natural dark sandalwood band and smoke face ooze a minimalist charm;jord-watch-wood-watch-wood-box-womens-watch
  • Its rose gold number details add a feminine touch;
  • Frankie has a deployment buckle with push buttons for ease of placing it on your wrist;
  • The sapphire crystal glass allows the watch to sparkle;
  • Frankie is not just beautiful inside, but also perfect inside as it is powered by a Swiss movement—and we all know the Swiss are kings when it comes to watch-making!
  • The band is adjustable and will be made to fit your wrist upon request;
  • You can engrave (costs additionally) the back of this watch to personalize it–what a great present idea;
  • The box it arrived in is beautiful and could also be engraved (costs additionally);
  • It is perfect for both men and women! My dad totally wanted to steal it from me, hehe! And now I know what I am getting him for Father’s day!

Here is how you can find your perfect wood watch:

Watch Gift Ideas

Men’s shop : https://www.woodwatches.com/shop/men/#ootdinstyle

Women’s shop : https://www.woodwatches.com/shop/women/#ootdinstyle

Contest for you to enter and receive $100 or $25 off your purchase: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/ootdinstyle

Wishing you all GOOD LUCK for the contest and cannot wait to see which timepiece you choose!

Love Always,

MV