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Channeling Hugh Hefner

Embracing the Luxury Pajama Trend in Full Force
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If we’re being frank here, my favorite thing to wear is pajamas.  So getting behind the pajamas-in-public trend has not been hard for me.  I’m just glad that it’s been around for more than a season or two.  Silky sets, trench dresses that look like robes and all of the beautiful, details that come with them are not going anywhere for me.

J.Crew originally showed this beauty as a blue silk trench dress and/or a duster.  It honestly reminds me more of Hugh Hefner’s silk robes…ha!  So that sparked my pajama love and had me pressing “buy” before I knew it.  I love this silk trench dress!

I wore it here with fun accessories like these Sibilia earrings from the Shoppe, my favorite ballerina-esq body suit, everyday grey jeans and my new gold loafers. Before I talk about the loafers—don’t worry, I’m going to talk about the loafers—I must say that this silk robe trench “dress” is incredibly versatile.  It has me thinking about eventually taking the dress route and wearing it with black tights, black high heeled, high fashion ankle booties and the bodysuit beneath.  The bodysuit will be a must though, otherwise I think I’ll feel a little too naked.

Anyway, okay, but now the gold flats.  How fabulous are they?!  A splurge, for sure, but one that I’m SO pleased about.  I cannot express to you just how comfortable they are too.  I’m convinced it’s because of that fine Italian Valentino leather enveloping my feet.  I could LIVE in these things.  And these will definitely be a pair of shoes that get better the more aged and worn they become.  I also linked to a similar option for gold loafers below and here.  

Lastly, I’ve got to mention how obsessed I am with the mini bag trend. They’re SO stinking cute!  And this beautiful mini by ZAC Zac Posen is also available in the exact style in a larger, regular size, too.  

So tell me friends, are you pro or con the pajama trend? Truly, MKR

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

Having a Moment: Pink Shoes

The Best Pink Shoes to Lust After This Season
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There’s no question about it; pinks are the new neutral.  From shoes, to bags, to full three piece suits, pink is the hottest color this year.  And I’m talking all tones of pink in all different textures.  From beautiful blush tones, soft salmon shades and pretty pastel pink velvets there’s literally a pink for everyone.  Even those that don’t even consider themselves a pink person!

Personally I’m a HUGE fan of this trend, and after noticing that I recently added no less than three new pairs of pink shoes to my arsenal I decided it was time to round up the best pink shoes in every every style.  I mean the stars even aligned with a pink full moon two nights ago! 

Anyway, from “fancy” sneakers like these pink Adidas, to blush wedge sandals and dusty rose-colored espadrilles , there are more pink shoe options than ever to fancy your eyes on.  I recently ordered this gorgeous pair and plan on wearing them nonstop well through summer.  They are beyond comfortable and the crossover sandal style is incredibly versatile, and like I mentioned above, pink can be worn as a neutral.  

Tell me, are you indulging in the pink trend this season?  Any pairs you have your heart set on?  Oh, and most importantly, don’t forget to take advantage of the MAJOR sale going on at Shopbop20% off your order up to $200 and 25% off your orders of $500 or more!  Is this real life?!  It’s going to be dangerous. Truly, MKR

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Hudson London Arianna Loafers

Shopbop, $220

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Style #1: The Loafer

There’s nothing like a buttery soft leather loafer Soft leather, and this blush pair makes my heart skip a beat! The timeless and classic shape features a stacked heel and metallic hardware.

 

Gucci 'Princetown' Genuine Shearling Loafer Mule

Shopbop, $995

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Style #2: The Mule

These beautiful blush mules by Gucci have the signature goldtone horsebit hardware, and with the fur and slip-on nature, they’re the perfectly updated take on the classic design accenting this modern take on the classic style.  

 

Stuart Weitzman Myex Sandals

Shopbop, $455

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Style #3: The Heel

All the heart eyes for these strappy Stuart Weitzman sandals.  Cut from velvety suede in a beautiful blush tone, they offer a flattering silhouette and serve as the perfect neutral for a special occasion. 

 

Nine West Gemily Block Heel Slide Sandals

Nordstrom, $88.95

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Style #4: The Sandal Heel

These would be so fun to wear!  Nine West came out with a really reasonably priced peep-toe slide that features a shiny embellished heel…just the subtle flair I love! 

Nike Air Presto Sneaker

Nordstrom, $120

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Style #5: The Athletic Shoe

Why not wear pink shoes to the gym, too?!  These punchy sneakers offer a well-supported and comfortable surface for your feet while you’re breaking a sweat. 

Splendid Jody Ankle Strap Espadrille

Nordstrom, $87.95

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Style #6: The Espadrille

I see your classic espadrille sandal, and I up it with a dusty-rose colored suede with low ankle ties! These are simply gorgeous, really reasonably priced, and just the pair to snag before summer. 

Havaianas Slim Flip Flop

Shopbop, $26

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Style #7: The Flip Flop

Where would we be without our flip flops come pool season and beach vacays?! Havaianas is one of my all-time favorite brands for durable, high quality and low priced flip flops that you can run around in. 

Valentino Rockstud Sandal

Shopbop, $975

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Style #8: The Flat Sandal

These stunners feature Valentino’s signature gilded pyramid studs and strappy cage silhouette in an easy-to-wear flat sandal. If you can take the plunge, you’ll love them forever! 

TKEES Alex Slides

Shopbop, $80

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Style #9: The Slide

Come warm weather, all I want to do is throw on an easy pair of slides and run around town. This pair is perfect because they’re incredibly comfortable and serve as an effortless neutral with any warm weather outfit. 

Kanali Wedges

Shopbop, $155

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Style #10: The Wedge

These platform wooden wedges have spring fling written all over them.  LOVE the metal stud trim detailing along with the salmon-colored suede straps.

Adidas Gazelle Sneaker

Nordstrom, $79.95

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Style #11: The Fancy Sneaker

I find myself wearing fancy sneakers more than heels these days, so I am putting these at the top of my wish list. The iconic look and feel of these, plus the on-trend pale pink are simply irresistible. 

Featured image, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha | As Pictured: shoes | dress c/o

The Top Swimsuits We’re Eyeing for Summer

Every bathing suit we'er eyeing this season
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With sun and surf on the horizon, it’s hard not to fall for this season’s collection of itsy-bitsy bikinis in irresistible prints and patterns, and stylish one piece swimsuits that are anything but boring.  And for those lucky enough to hit the beach this month on Spring Break, I’m so jealous!  I’m officially on the countdown until summer over here. 

But swimsuit shopping is all fun and games until you’re actually trying all of them on, am I right? Fortunate for you, we’ve seeded out the bad ones and rounded up a few of the best swimsuits to put on your radar for summer this year.  See, I’m a huge online shopper, so I find myself ordering my suits and trying them on at home.  I can’t say I never strike out anymore, but I do keep an eye out for how much coverage they offer on the bum, how the lines will flatter curves, and what the reviews say.  Check out a few of the ones that have made the cut, and why, below.  Happy swimsuit shopping!  Cheers, Kat
 

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Threading Along Bikini

La Blanca

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This colorful woven suit is a show-stopper, for sure.  It’s bright and vibrant, and has details that will have people stopping you to know where it’s from!  The style offers good coverage, without seeming too conservative. 

Underwire Bikini Top & Floral Bottoms

Mara Hoffman

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Mara Hoffman ushers in romantic florals with this set, and I could not be more obsessed. The underwire offers good support, and the florals are neutral enough to last you many spring breaks to come. 

Crop Bikini Top

Volcom

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I love the idea of a sporty take on the classic black ‘kini – and this is it. This suit would be great for an active day on the beach. The price point is totally doable, too. 

Elle Bikini Top

Solid & Striped

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Solid & Striped has swept the market with their classic cuts and silhouettes. This bikini is an updated play on their original one piece. So good! 

One Piece Swimsuit

Mara Hoffman

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Mara Hoffman is known for her bright, bold prints, and she delivers again with this swimsuit.  You can channel 70’s retro rainbow vibes with this one! 

Flora One Piece Bathing Suit

Free People

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Beautiful neutrals combine to create the most show stopping one piece bathing suit from Free People. I love the ruching and cut outs which show just enough skin.

One Shoulder Stripe One Piece Swimsuit

J.Crew

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Blue and white striped everything, please!  This classic, timeless one-shoulder one piece swimsuit is one you’ll wear season after season. 

Bandeau Bikini Top & Bottoms

Mara Hoffman

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This bandeau top offers some support for your girls; it has a v-wire and removable straps. As for the bottoms, ruched sides provide a flattering, non-binding fit on the hips with moderate-to-cheeky lines. The beautiful, dreamy pattern in pretty pastels makes this set a team favorite. 

Summer Bikini

Free People

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This off-the-shoulder bandeau style bikini top features a femme ruffle overlay, and is very on-trend.  But be forewarned; the matching bottoms are a bit cheeky.  Good news is that if you want a little more coverage, you can easily match with another solid pair. 

Turkish Plunge One Piece

Shopbop

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Nautical stripes, a deep plunging neckline, and tie front to hide any burrito bulge…all I need is a great straw hat and I’m ready!

Featured Image via Barefoot Blonde, bathing suit picture HERE.

 

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