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#OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

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


Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

Red, White, Blue & Gingham

This Blue & White Number is a fun play on your standard romper
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By now, you know I love a good blue and white button down shirt.  So you really shouldn’t be surprised over my excitement when I stumbled upon crisp blue and white in a gingham pattern…and in shirtdress form, too!  This number by Alexis is in fact, a romper with a skort bottom, making it one of my new favorite additions to my closet.  And the details…let me tell you about the details. 

As I mentioned in this outfit post the other day, Alexis is one of my go-to’s for pieces with exquisite attention to detail. And believe me, with this brand, you’re getting the premium quality that you’re paying for.  My favorite, high-quality detail with this piece is probably its long sleeves with ruffled, spiral cuffs.  They’re just plain fun!  And the flowy shape of the top, along with the fitted, elasticized waistband create just the statement I love in a piece like this.  I’ve found that the blouson shape is pretty much universally flattering.  And here, the bottom also features a higher hem on the sides, along with a concealed skort that ensures you’ll be comfortable and covered up all day. 

While I originally discovered and scored this gingham romper at Neiman’s, but I actually just found it on MAJOR sale over at Bergdorf Goodman’s today!  Hurry, hurry and snatch it up before it’s gone; I promise you won’t regret it! 

This romper being so fabulous and all, I knew I didn’t want to play it safe with accessories, rather, I wanted to make it pop!  I paired our red straw clutch from the shoppe; it’s a favorite of mine under $35 and perfect for a fun look like this.  I also went for an arm stack party with gold bangles and our bestselling Teleties hair bands that look just as good on the wrist as they do in your hair…and they come in so many great colors.  Lastly, I donned one of my favorite cocktail rings of all time, by Julie Vos.  

Tell me, are you a sucker for all things blue and white and gingham like I am?!  This romper gives me life!  Truly, MKR


Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

Red, White, Ruffled & Girly

A feminine and flattering silhouette worth the splurge
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Recently I’ve found myself being drawn to all things feminine, frilly, and yes that includes ruffles.  Case in point, this beautiful red and white eyelet dress that’s both feminine AND ultra flattering.  

I haven’t had this dress for more than a few weeks, and I’ve already worn it twice; once for our shoppe Grand Opening and second on our trip to Asheville.  While it’s easy to see this dress on the more formal side, it can also be dressed down a bit with shorter heels and subtle accessories.  Here, I paired it with my favorite pink mules—sold out now, but similar versions here and here— and my favorite straw hat for a more comfortable casual day look and I couldn’t be a bigger fan of.

This little number by Alexis is hands-down the star of today’s look, and one that I know I’ll continue to wear next season. While I know a lot of people are over the ruffled and off the shoulder trend, I must say I’m happy to see it stick around for a bit.  I really think that off the shoulder is uber flattering for practically any shape and size.  And ruffles when cinched in the right place, are equally flattering.  For example this dress; by being cinched in the waist with a ruffle flair on the skirt I’m able to cover up my least favorite part…my hips/thighs.

Alexis is one of those brands that I’ve come to love for its premium quality and masterful attention to detail.  And that rings true for today’s dress—which happens to be on MAJOR SALE right now!—with the contrast embroidery and off-the-shoulder silhouette.  Not to mention, the fringed ribbon trim, billowing bishop sleeves, and layered skirt just scream A+ detailing to me. 

A word to the wise though: Alexis sizing is a bit on the weird size.  I now own three pieces including this new gingham romper I absolutely adore, and none of them are the same size.  So know that going into it, and be prepared to try on or shop around for the perfect fit. Truly, MKR



Photography, Haley Sheffield for Waiting on Martha 

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