Red Smocked Dress

| dress | same pattern: jacket & blouse | sandals & booties | sunglasses | earrings | headband | bag |

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is here?! The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is my favorite part of the year. There is so much joy, anticipation and family time! We are headed to Houston to be with Henry’s family, and I’m so excited to be back in the south for a little bit.

I wore this dress last week in Palm Beach, and I think it’s going to be my Thanksgiving dress too. It’s too cold to wear a short dress in Chicago, so I’ll take any chance I can get to show a little leg. Wouldn’t this be so cute with cowboy boots and a denim vest or jacket?! This pattern also comes in a fabulous blouse and jacket if that’s more your speed.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! XO, MS

Party Platform Heels

| dress: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | heels | earrings | headband: 1, 2, 3 | clutch |

These heels are just waiting for a party! Have you checked out Nicola Bathie’s collaboration with Antonio Melani for Dillard’s? Well, it’s filled with everything you may need for the holidays including these heels, sparkly dresses and festive accessories! I wore them this past weekend for a rehearsal dinner, and I was impressed with how comfortable they were. The platform definitely makes a difference. You can also get these heels in black and emerald velvet.

Below I have linked a few more of my favorite items for the collaboration!

NB x AM: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Thanks for shopping with me! XO, MS

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Backless Beaded Dress

| dress | heels | earrings | clutch | curling iron | sunless tan |

“Lizzie McGuire, you are an outfit repeater!” I love this dress so much that I’ve worn it the last three out of four weekends for different wedding related events. Behind my wedding and rehearsal dinner dresses, this might be my next favorite. Gosh, I just love it. Typically I wouldn’t spend this much on a dress, but I knew that I would have quite a few opportunities to wear it coming up.

I had trouble finding the perfect shoe to go with it, though. Obviously, the dress is the statement, so I wanted to find a heel that was sleek and comfortable. My black heels felt too harsh against the green, and my white heels felt too summery. Since I splurged on the dress, I didn’t want to splurge on my heels too. I’m pleased with how this look came together!

Thanks for stopping by! XO, MS

White Blouse with Peter Pan Collar

| top | jeans | jacket: 1, 2, 3 | booties | bag | sunglasses | earrings |

In my book, you can never have too many white blouses. Classic button downs, silky tanks, cotton poplin blouses and maybe an eyelet top with a Peter Pan collar!! When I stumbled upon this beauty thanks to a friend, I knew I had to have it. I’ve been on the hunt for a white top with a fun collar, and you really can’t beat this price.

I envision layering this under a sweater vest, tucking it into a skirt and front tucking it into denim shorts this coming spring and summer. When I buy, I keep versatility in mind, and this top will definitely get lots of wear!

Thanks for stopping by! XO, MS

Cardi Party

| cardigan: here & here | jeans | scarf | booties | sunglasses | earrings | bag |

By now you can tell I’m all over this cardigan trend. I have found that there are so many different ways to style them: buttoned all the way up, draped over your shoulders and layered on top of tees and tanks. I’ve had fun introducing this piece into my wardrobe. Next, I want to layer this cardigan over a top with a Peter Pan collar to show off that feminine detail. If you want more cardigan inspiration, click here and here.

Thanks for stopping by! XO, MS

The Sweater Vest

| sweater vest | shirt | jeans | similar booties: 1, 2, 3 | bag | earrings |

The sweater vest is a fun way to layer and add texture to a casual outfit! I styled it with this old flannel and my go-to skinny jeans to add a little more interest to an otherwise basic look. This sweater vest is also affordable which makes this trend an easy one to try! And don’t worry, you can still wear skinny jeans! When you’re wearing something oversized like this on top, a fitted bottom is the way to go.

I hope you had a happy Halloween weekend and enjoyed some beautiful weather like us!

Thanks for stopping by! XO, MS

Party Ready

| dress: here & here | heels | earrings | bag |

Between this coming May and last, Henry and I will have been to and/or in 10 weddings. That means lots of party dresses needed! I recently purchased this beauty for a bridesmaids luncheon, and I plan on wearing it to a rehearsal dinner too in just a couple of weeks. Because we have so many events coming up, I am buying just a few dresses that will work for several of the occasions. This piece is a little different from what I usually gravitate towards, so I was happy when I stumbled upon it!

I have a few more fun dresses cued up for you, so be on the look out!

XO, MS

Mixing all the neutrals

| sweater vest | blazer | jeans | boots | headband | bag | earrings |

An all neutral look doesn’t have to be boring! Mix textures and prints like I have here to create an interesting combo. These python boots have been a favorite of mine since last fall, so I was excited that it cooled off enough here to wear them. I’ve linked a few other tall snakeskin boots and other ways I’ve styled mine here and here for inspo! Who’s happy fall is here?!

Tall boots: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 10, 11

Thanks for reading and supporting my little corner of the internet!

XO, MS

Leopard is a fall staple

| turtleneck | midi skirt | booties | bag | earrings | headband |

Okay, first let me tell you… This skirt has been a favorite of mine for the last three years, so I want to encourage you to purchase pieces you think will have a long life in your closet. Not those one hit wonders. Leopard is always on trend and therefore a safe addition to your fall wardrobe. Not to mention, leopard goes with just about everything. Because of this, I wanted to share a few other leopard pieces that will be staples for seasons to come.

Leopard: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Let me know what you think about incorporating more leopard into your wardrobe!

XO, MS

Cinnamon: the color of fall

| cardigan | tee | jeans: 1, 2, 3 | sneakers | necklace | earrings | bag |

Happy Friday, friends! I usually stick to blue jeans, but these cinnamon beauties caught my eye. What a perfect color to add to your fall wardrobe. Sweaters and jeans are always a fall go-to, but I will also dress these up with a silk blouse and heels for a night out. When I splurge on a piece, I always make sure that I can wear it in a variety of ways, and these jeans check all the boxes.

Try adding something out of your comfort zone this season!

XO, MS