Consignment Find

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| dress | jacket | sneakers | sunglasses |

I’m featuring another consignment find today! I’d say $27 isn’t bad for a $300 dress! The keys to consignment shopping are visiting the stores fairly often and not going shopping with a certain goal in mind. Maybe a budget, but I try not to go into a consignment store looking for a specific item! Most likely you won’t find it! You never know what you’ll find, so you have to go in with an open mind!

Back in the spring I found a beautiful Self Portrait dress that I knew would be perfect for a wedding. I didn’t have one on the calendar yet, but it sure did come in handy for a wedding I had a couple of weeks ago. If you love something and it’s a great price, I’d purchase it because it most likely won’t be there the next time you’re shopping. Of course, my advice can get you in trouble too, so keep your budget in mind!!

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Animal print midi skirts

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| top | skirt | loafers | bag | earrings |

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Get ready because you’re about to see a lot more animal print this fall! It’s a trend that you can incorporate into your wardrobe now through the cooler months, and this skirt is a great example of that. I styled it with a lightweight blouse and loafers for a 100+ degree work day, but once things cool off, I’ll pair it with my coziest sweater and booties. Style the skirt for a night out with a black leather jacket and a block heel. Don’t you love the versatility of this skirt?! I linked a few more animal print midis for y’all to check out! Find the perfect one for you!

Happy Monday, friends! Thanks for stopping by!

xo, MS

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White tee and white slides

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| tee | skirt: 1, 2, 3 | headband | earrings |

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I’m sure you’ve seen white sandals and shoes all over the place the last few seasons! Unfortunately, mine are no longer available, but I linked some similar options that can be dressed up and down. It doesn’t look like this trend is going to slow down as we head into fall either!

This $10 tee is a new favorite! I love the sleeve detail and cropped waist which elevates this from any ordinary white t-shirt. I dressed down this skirt by front tucking the tee and adding my go-to accessory, the headband. I’ll probably wear it again this weekend with my favorite denim shorts!

Hope you have a great weekend!

xo, MS

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Liberty London Blouse

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| top | jeans | flats | clips |

It’s me wearing my favorite pair of white jeans AGAIN, but this time I styled them with a smocked blouse, a trend you’ve seen everywhere this summer. This Liberty London blouse offers a feminine and figure flattering style. It’s also cute paired with denim shorts or a flirty white skirt! I have loved wearing this top all summer and plan on taking it to Chicago with me this weekend! Get it now while it’s on sale and sizes are available.

Another trend I’m testing out is the clip trend. Aren’t they cute? I was worried these wouldn’t hold back my thick hair, but they do! I love this trend, like the headband trend, because you can incorporate it into your wardrobe without breaking the bank! Click the link above to see all the color options.

Happy Humpday!

xo, Mary Sanford

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Handmade Blouse

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| blouseinstagram | jeans | sneakers | earrings | bag |

This Yvonne S blouse has brightened my closet and has brought me great relief during these hot summer days. Each blouse designed by Yvonne Sporre is handprinted on eco-friendly fabric that couldn’t be any breezier. Not to mention, because every blouse is handmade, no two garments are the same! If you’re looking for a new summer statement piece, check out the links above and click here!

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Friday Finds: headbands cont.

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If you look at the last handful of my Instagram posts, you will notice that I’m loving the headband trend! Like I mentioned in a recent blog post, headbands are a fun way to add a pop of color, texture and keep your hair out of your face. This week I’m going to round up a few more of my favorites! I’ll definitely be adding a few of these to my cart, and the prices are good too!

Happy Friday!!

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Go-to Combo

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| tee | shorts | headband | sandals |

This has been my go-to look this summer! Whether I’m hanging with Henry, running errands or traveling, this has been an easy and comfortable look to put together. You can wear this tee year round too, and get excited because camo is a trend for fall! I’m still loving the headband trend for many reasons, but it most importantly keeps my hair out of my face.

Every single one of these pieces will be a staple for you and pair back to a lot of what you already have in your wardrobe! You can’t go wrong with denim shorts, a cotton tee and a solid headband!

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Friday Finds: Mexico edition

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Today, I’m recapping my trip to Mexico while wishing I was still there! First Henry and I flew into Cancun and drove about an hour to our first hotel, Hotel Esencia. I can’t say better things about this place! Every single person that works here is incredibly kind and attentive. No matter what we needed, they handled it! My two favorites, Jorge and Rojillo, went above and beyond. They treated us like royalty and wanted us to enjoy EVERY second of our vacation.

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Esencia is located on a secluded beach just south of Playa del Carmen. I stayed in a room surrounded by jungle with iguanas and pastries waiting on my doorstep each morning. When the trees break, you are standing on soft white sand. There are three restaurants on the property. The first two are casual options that sit next to the beach and pools. Rojillo will bring lunch to your beach chair if you prefer to eat there! The third restaurant is called Beefbar – a meat lover’s dream with a Michelin star winning team. I can still taste the truffle whipped potatoes!!! Our entire meal was perfection.

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Hotel Esencia’s lifeguard took us snorkeling in a lagoon and then in a cove with brackish water, where fresh water and salt water meet. We saw some beautiful fish! Henry and I also caught triggerfish and redfish while deep sea fishing, but let’s be honest, he caught most of them. We had so much fun being on the water!

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Our next stop was Tulum, just 45 minutes south of Hotel Esencia. If you can’t tell from social media, it’s the place to be, and this is their SLOW season!! We stayed at Be Tulum, and just like Esencia, you can stay in a room surrounded by jungle or facing the beach. You can’t go wrong with either! They have a fabulous restaurant on the beach and a fun rooftop bar overlooking the water. One night we went to a restaurant called Gitano, recommended by friends, that is known for their cocktails, live music and delicious bites. If you find yourself in Tulum, go here on a Friday night!

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On our last day in Mexico, we took a private tour through two cenotes – limestone surfaces that conceal bodies of water. You can visit open, closed and partially open cenotes that provide the perfect swimming and diving holes. Sac Actun and Taak Bi Ha were the two cenotes we visited. Bushman Photography showed us these beautiful caves and the clearest water I’ve ever seen. They are sacred to the Mayan culture, and now I know why! Visit Bushman’s website to find all of the tours they offer.

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Henry, let’s go back ASAP!