White Dresses Into Fall


| similar white dresses: 1, 2, 3, 4 | sneakers | bag | sunglasses |

| earrings | wrap bracelets: 1, 2, 3 |

A white dress I think I’m going to love forever! The openwork detail, the tiered midi length and the loose fit. Just a perfect piece that you can wear with a sneaker, neutral sandal or a bootie to take us into fall. I took this dress for a spin in Spain and was so glad I packed it. If you’re planning a trip abroad or an extended trip anywhere for that matter, I would highly suggest packing dresses like this. Dress them up and down, and the loose fit keeps you comfortable all day.

I can’t wait to get this dress back from the dry cleaners, so I can wear it again! This time, with a bootie because it’s already cooling off here in Chicago.

Thanks for stopping by! XO, MS

Striped Fall Midi Dress

| dress | bag | sandals | sunglasses | necklaces: 1, 2 | earrings |

Meet the newest dress you need to transition your wardrobe from late summer to fall! This dress was the perfect piece to pack for our Spain trip. I wore it multiple times, casually and dressed up, and took it from day to night. Here I styled it with a sandal for cocktails on a rooftop and then changed into a heel for dinner. A few days later, I wore it to travel from Madrid to San Sebastian with a sneaker and denim jacket. I will also pair it with a moto jacket and a bootie for fall. It’s a good one, I promise!

Thanks for letting me relive Spain!

XO, MS

Casual Printed Mini Dress

| dress | sneakers | sunglasses | earrings | bag |

Finding an easy day dress is a seasonal goal of mine! I don’t know about you, but I want to find pieces that are easy to throw on, style and run out the door. This dress is one of those. Although I’ve worn it with sneakers and sandals, It will also look great with booties and cowboy boots this fall. I can’t wait to show you how I’ll style this dress for fall, but for now, it’s at the dry cleaners, and I’ll have to show you other daily looks.

XO, MS

Light Blue Midi Dress

| dress | sandals | bag | headbands: 1, 2, 3, 4 |

| sunglasses | necklaces: 1, 2, 3 | earrings |

This dress is a new favorite of mine! Although the color may be more spring/summer, you can style it so many different ways. As temps get cooler here in Illinois, I will pair it back to my cowboy boots and neutral booties to transition into the next season. The long sleeves give me great versatility. Sometimes if you take a step back from your wardrobe, you realize all the ways you can wear each piece!

I know it’s been awhile since my last post, so thanks for sticking around!

XO, MS

Puffy sleeves and an open back

| dress | others I love: 1, 2, 3, 4 | heels | bag | earrings | necklaces: 1, 2 |

Sometimes you come across a piece that you just have to have. You have nowhere to wear it and definitely don’t need it, but it’s coming home with you. That’s how I felt when I came across this dress. I had been eyeing it for awhile, but when I recently saw that it went on sale, I pulled the trigger.

Once I put it on, I realized that I could dress it up or down. You don’t need a special occasion after all! Last Saturday night I wore it to our favorite Mexican restaurant in town, Javier’s, but you could totally wear it to a summer wedding as well!

I’m realizing that I have so many clothes that I love but feel I need a “special occasion” to wear them. But why? I need to wear what makes me happy and feel good! Put on the dress you’ve been saving, gals, and have some fun!

Thanks for stopping by! XO, MS

P.S. Don’t forget when you shop Mignonne Gavigan, you can use my discount code MARYSANFORD15.

Linen floral dress from Confete

| dress | headband 1 & 2 | sandals | bag (use code MARYSANFORD10) |

| earrings | necklace (use code MARY15) |

This is the second dress I received from Confete, and I’m in love! (The first one is linked here.) It’s the perfect lightweight linen material for our hot Dallas days and nights. I paired it with tan sandals and a rattan bag for an easy on-the-go look. Of course, you can also dress this piece up with an espadrille or a strappy heel for dinner. Before you go, don’t forget to check out the other Confete pieces I linked in the post mentioned above!

Hope you have a great weekend!! XO, MS

White Maxi Dress from Confete

| dress | similar sandals | bag (code: MARYSANFORD10) | sunglasses |

| necklace 1 & 2 | earrings (code: MARYSANFORD15) | bracelet |

I want to introduce you guys to a retailer I recently discovered! Confete will be your new go-to for all things event related and bride-worthy. They have the best daytime and event-ready dresses that you’re going to love plus swimwear, separates and accessories. I love that they carry a variety of price points too. I snagged this white maxi dress from them along with another dress I’m going to share later this week. I feel like I live in dresses during the summer, so when I stumbled across this versatile piece, I couldn’t resist. Below I’m going to share some of my other Confete favorites.

Confete: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you love Confete as much as I do! XO, MS

All In The Detail

| top & bag; code: MARYSANFORD10 | jeans | sandals |

| sunglasses | earrings; code: MARYSANFORD15 |

I’m so excited to share some of my favorite pieces from the latest All In The Detail drop. Michelle Carvalho has created the most wonderful collection for summer 2022, and I’ve been enjoying the Rebecca purse and the Teresa blouse over the last week – both summer essentials. Who doesn’t love a floral blouse and a straw bag perfect for summer vacation and dinners out with friends?! Below you’ll find the rest of my top picks from her collection! Enjoy!

All In The Detail favorites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Don’t forget to use my discount code MARYSANFORD10 when purchasing on her site!

XO, MS

Garden Floral Dresses

| dress & others: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | boots | sunglasses | necklace: 1, 2 |

| earrings | similar bag (code: MARYSANFORD10) |

I usually go for brighter prints and patterns in the summer, but something about this navy garden toile caught my eye! Maybe because I have nothing like it… plus you can’t beat the price! How fab is it paired with my new Miron Crosby python boots?! I never would’ve thought a pair of cowboy boots would become a wardrobe staple for me, but since I added these to my closet, I’ve worn them with everything from denim shorts, to mini dresses and midi dresses. The neutral color allows me to pair them with almost everything! If you’re thinking of adding an investment piece to your wardrobe, make sure you choose an item that gives you some versatility.

Thanks for popping by! XO, MS

Retro Floral Mini Dress

| dress | espadrilles | bag | earrings & necklace: use code MARYSANFORD15 |

Doesn’t this floral dress scream vacation?! I was lucky enough to tag along on Henry’s work trip to Mexico, and this dress was perfect for our oceanside dinner. Linen is key for the hot temperatures here in Texas and in Mexico or wherever your travels may take you. Catch me in this dress all summer long with sandals, sneakers and heels. It’s one of those pieces you can easily elevate or make casual depending on your agenda!

I hope I’ve inspired you to add a colorful dress to your summer wardrobe. They definitely make me smile! XO, MS