Apr 30, 2012

Rainy Day Blues

H&M Trench (similar from Gap)   Forever 21 Cardigan   Ralph Lauren Shirt   Big Star Denim   Hunter Boots   Melie Bianco Purse   

Wore this outfit during a weekend excursion looking for houses to live recently. We found our dream home (at least for the next few years), which we are totally excited about. The only thing that I hate the most?Packing everything and moving = the worst! At least it's a great workout!

Apr 25, 2012

Fancy Summer Frocks

As summer descends upon us, I cannot help thinking that I will be living in dresses. There is nothing more comfortable and fun than an amazing summer dress. These are my top picks:
one: Ted Baker Floral Dress (my favorite)
two: Indah Beyti Long Dress
three: 6 Shore Road Bustier Mini Dress
four: Peter Pan Color Block Mini
five: Floral Maxi Dress
six: Floral Dress ($25 and 30% off!)
seven: Flower Print Maxi
eight: Fluro Dip Hem Dress

Apr 24, 2012

Five Bloggers, Five Ways


I have teamed up with four other amazing bloggers to bring to you what we call "Five Bloggers, Five Ways". We all style up one item and showcase all the different looks into one post. This time around we choose a blue peplum top from Lulu's. I decided to pair mine with a knee length skirt because I have always loved a peplum top with a knee length skirt!
Use code: FIVELOOKS for 15% off your Lulu's order!

Bloggers include:
(from left to right, top to bottom)
Me ;)
Julia from Gal Meets Glam
Francesca from Le Kiss Kiss
Jacie from Damsel in Dior
Shae from Vanilla Fringe

Here are a few more pictures of the way I styled it....

Lulu's Peplum Top     Anthropologie Skirt     Rebecca Minkoff Bag     Due Farina Heels     Sunnies via Amazon    Jewelmint Necklace

How would you wear this adorable top?

Apr 23, 2012

The Warmth of Spring

{Outfit Details} H&M Denim Jacket, J. Crew Gingham Shirt, J. Crew City Pants, Ann Taylor Heels, J. Crew Bubble Necklace, Karen Walker Sunnies, Ettika Bracelets, gifted DKNY Watch

I am absolutely smitten with my new DKNY watch. I have been in the market for a gold watch for quite some time. I was finding it hard to find a watch that is as amazing as my silver Michael Kors watch that I have adored forever. There is nothing like a fabulous watch to finish off your arm party and this one is where the party's at ;)

Apr 16, 2012

Matchy Matchy

{Outfit Details} H & M Top & Shorts (loving this paisley short suit), Zara Necklace, gifted Bucco sandals

I fell in love with this pattern at H&M the second I saw it. I loved the printed suit trend ever since it became popular and knew this was going to be my summer version of it. 
Oh, I am also obsessing over these fringed sandals by Bucco. I have boots that are similar and my fiance calls them my "hairy" boots. Love fringe in the summer....

Apr 12, 2012

Fit & Fashionable: featuring Erika of Style Activist

Hi everyone, I'm Erika of Style Activist. I workout! I was over the moon when Lynzy asked me to guest post. While I am a stylish gal with questionable shopping addictions, I'm a fitness fanatic too. Health nut. Workout-a-holic. Call me what you want. This whole workout daily, live healthy thing is my way of life and I am so excited to share some of my tips with you.

I workout 6-7 days a week. Some of you may think this is cah-ray-zee, but I am 50% Latina so my genes tend to work against me. Plus, working out is like my cup of coffee. The pep in my step, if you will. It gets me going for the day and ready to tackle my busy schedule. Working out puts me in the best of moods, especially when paired with a healthy diet. I know this may sound annoyingly fanatical but since changing my diet and getting into a weekly fitness routine 2 years ago, my life has changed dramatically. I do this to feel strong, not skinny. 

Regardless of whether you work on your fitness on the reg or on a rare occasion, I have some tips for you that will improve your workouts and your overall lifestyle. Tips to make you feel strong! I do these in addition to my fitness regimen - which includes a combination of weight training, high intensity training and running. 

Step away from the sports drinks, the flavored waters, the sugary juices. Sorry to be a joy-kill, but I have to be honest and tell you that water is really the best thing you can be drinking. As Americans we have this problem with wanting everything to taste and look incredibly decadent and delicious. It's costing us a lot of health issues. So fill 'em up with some old school H2O. Water keeps you strong, clear-minded and flushes out toxins in the body. Tip: If you're bored with regular old water, make your own flavored waters by adding fresh lemon, berries, mint or cucumber. No sugar allowed, please.

Even if you don't workout everyday, you should stretch everyday. Stretching helps elongate the muscles, prevents injury and promotes a strong body and mind. 

These three stretches are some of my favorite -- each focus on stretching out different muscles. Make sure to do these in good form, with steady breathing and smooth movements. 

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Make sure to replenish your body after a good workout or long day. I love to make fresh fruit and veggie juices that are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, but my schedule doesn't allow for it as much as I'd like. You can buy fresh smoothies and juices from local health shops but they can get pricey. I'm going to get weird on you and tell you that my secret fruit and veggie fix comes from a little packet of baby food. When I'm on the run and I need to replenish my body, I'll snag a package of HappyTot. Imagine the faces I get when I tell the cashier it's for me! Make sure to look for organic options that are free of soy, wheat and dairy. It's a whole new kind of fruit cup.


So that's it! Just a few of my secrets for a strong body. It's not about being skinny or a size 2. It's about feeling great in the body you have and being healthy. Strong is the new skinny!

Apr 9, 2012

Print Party

{Outfit Details} H&M Blazer (last year, but this one is only $25!), Paisley shirt via TJ Maxx, Striped Forever 21 Tee, Zara Pants, Coach Willis Bag, Topshop Bow Heels (Similar and only $80!), Vintage Chain Necklaces, Scorpion Bangle- Baublebar(sadly, sold out), J.Crew Bracelet

This is the outfit I had worn to Blog Better Boston a few weeks back. There are so many beautiful places in Boston to take pictures and we couldn't pass up the opportunity. A lot of these were taken on my fiance's old college campus- Tuft's. It is ridiculously gorgeous there! 

How was your weekend?!

Apr 5, 2012

Fit & Fashionable (Series)

I love Lynzy's blog and her dedication to fitness...so I am super excited to be sharing with you one of my favorite workouts!
About Me: Hi!  I'm Marion from Marionberry Style.  I am one of those crazy women who love to sweat.  There is no better feeling than finishing a tough workout and feeling that sense of pride and strength.   
The Problem Most Women Face with Exercise: Time + Time + Time!!
My Solution: We can all set aside 30 minutes.  That is one episode of Modern Family.  Make the most of those minutes and pack in a serious workout that will have you burning calories for days!
Oh...and did I mention that this workout requires NO equipment?  You can should do this at home:
100       Mini-Dips
90         Jumping Jacks
80         Wipers
70         Side Leg Raises
60         Jumping Squats
50         Push-Ups
40         Crunches
30         Lunges
20         Plank Raises
10         Burpees
Why this workout rocks: 
1)      You are blending strength training + cardio!  This provides the ultimate, longest-lasting calorie burn...
2)      It’s a whole body workout!  Yes…you should be sore in multiple areas.
3)      It requires no thinking…just follow the plan!
4)      It’ll take you 30 minutes max. You can do this!

So is this a workout that you would try?  
Maybe during the next Fashion Police? :-)

Thanks so much for having me Lynzy!
XO - Marion 

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Apr 4, 2012

In the sun I feel as one

{Outfit Details} Old Navy Camo Jacket (similar and only $30!), Chaser Nirvana Tee, H&M Pants (old season), 80's Purple Sunnies, gifted Studded Flats via Oasap

Cannot get enough of these crazy studded flats. My fiance despises them- I LOVE THEM. Plus, they dually act as a weapon if the occasion arises :)
(Post title via Nirvana "All Apologies")

Apr 2, 2012

Blue Vibrance

{Outfit Details} Forever 21 Wide Leg pants, Zara Blouse, H&M Sweater, BCBG Heels, 80's Purple Sunnies, Vintage Gold Chain Necklace

There was a bit of sun that came out to play Friday, but Sat/Sun were filled with rain and SNOW. None of the snow actually stuck to the ground but I was still disappointed to see that summer wasn't really here yet... I miss the 80 degree weather from last week!
I found these amazing wide legged pants at Forever 21 last week and absolutely love the fit and the color. They had a few other colors in the store- a pretty green and bright pink. 

Oh, and we finally found the perfect apartment for us. In an amazing, cute little town right by the beach. The space is rather small, but it will teach me to be creative with the space. 
Do you have any tips for making small spaces seem larger? 

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