Dress + Sweater

| shirtdress: 1, 2, 3, 4 | sweater: 1, 2, 3, 4 | headband | mules: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 |

I love creating new outfits with old pieces. Each piece I’m wearing has been in my closet for at least a year, and in fact, I think I’ve had this shirtdress for four. You can count on a classic piece like this dress or this sweater to never go out of style. Sometimes the classics are worth spending a little bit more money on so that you get a quality piece that will last you for seasons.

Recreate my look by shopping the links above and in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app!

Thanks for reading!! XO, MS

Camel Suede Jacket + Blue Jeans

| top | jeans | jacket | sneakers | headband | sunglasses | necklace |

You really can’t go wrong with blue jeans and a camel jacket or coat in the fall. They are such a classic and neutral combo. This jacket is a piece I picked up from Luxury Garage Sale a few years back, and it has been a staple in my wardrobe ever since. Because this jacket is no longer sold, I linked another camel suede option I love as well.

When shopping for great pieces, don’t forget to check out consignment stores because you never know what you might find! I got this jacket at a fraction of its original retail price.

Happy Monday, and thanks for stopping by! XO, MS

A Pink Printed Dress for Fall

| dress other color ways: 1, 2 | headband | sandals | earrings |

I envisioned wearing this fall dress with camel booties (these, these or these), but because it was 80 degrees in Houston the night I wore this dress, I opted for sandals. We got a glimpse of chilly weather yesterday, so I hope that means boots are in my future!

Do you prefer fall or summer clothes? I think I typically prefer summer because clothes are designed with such happy patterns and colors, but for some reason, I’m really itching to wear fall gear this year and leave the summer clothes behind.

P.S. You can grab these sandals on sale right now!!

Thanks for reading and happy weekend! XO, MS

Wedding Guest Dress

| dress: rent or buy | shoes | earrings | bra | curling iron |

This weekend was a blast! We had the best time celebrating the Brolliers, Henry’s mom and new husband, at Houston’s Bayou Club! It was a gift to have so many of his family members all in one room after months apart.

I wore this beautiful midi dress that was the perfect weight for this transitional weather. The deep v neck and the puffy sleeves made the dress perfectly feminine and just dressy enough for the event. I give this dress a 10/10 if you have a special event coming up!

Thanks for stopping by, and as always, you can find more of my outfits linked in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app!

XO, Mary Sanford

The Proposal | 10.2.20

| dress | earrings | wedges |

Henry and I got engaged last Friday night, and we are just thrilled! He planned the most perfect weekend with family and friends from all over the country, and I walked away from the weekend feeling loved by all. In today’s blog post, I’m going to share how it all went down…

But first, I’m going to give you a little back story. Henry and I met freshman year on our way to church with a mutual friend. After that we became fast friends – studying together, going to basketball games and being each other’s date to formals. It wasn’t until the spring of our junior year that we started dating. Here we are 4.5 years later and engaged!

Henry proposed at SMU near the spot we first met. We walked up to an area on the boulevard covered in a blanket with flowers and champagne. He then gave me a letter to read. Of course it took me what felt like 20 minutes because I was so overwhelmed. I just couldn’t comprehend what was going on, so I had to reread many of the lines!! Sorry for the wait, Hank!

Also, shout out to his mom and sister for setting everything up!

THEN, he got down on one knee! This is something that Henry has jokingly done off and on throughout the years, but this time it was for real! When he opened the ring box, I couldn’t believe my eyes! It was SO beautiful.

We were both shaking when he put the ring on my finger, and I honestly don’t remember saying yes. He says I did : )

Next we took a few photos with the photographer that Henry had booked. This is one of many things I’m so glad he did. She captured our expressions throughout the entire proposal which has been so much fun to look back on!

Of course we had to pop the champagne!

This is the spot where we met.

Once we enjoyed a moment together, we headed back to my house where our families were waiting. We had hor d’oeuvres and celebrated with them! It was definitely a surprise seeing everyone there.

Another shoutout goes to my roommate, Margaret, for making our home look beautiful!

And of course Murphy had to be there!

After we enjoyed some time with our families, we headed to Katy Trail Ice House where many of our friends were waiting! THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN! I couldn’t get over how many of them had traveled to be with us for just a few hours.

THANK YOU friends and family for making all of this happen! We will surely remember this weekend forever.

I can’t wait to become Mrs. Shepherd May 15, 2021.

photos: Monica Salazar

Plaid dress for fall

| dress | similar espadrilles | headband | similar earrings |

| bag: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 |

This is the perfect transitional dress to have in your closet! Wear it now with espadrilles and then with booties and a fur vest as temps drop. It has surprisingly been nice here in Dallas, and I sure hope this fall like weather continues. What are you most looking forward to wearing this season?! I can’t wait for all the boots and booties!

Thanks for stopping by, friends! XO, Mary Sanford

Fall sweaters and dresses under $60

Do you love a deal like I do?! I found some fabulous fall sweaters and dresses for you priced under $60. If there’s a trend you’ve been wanting to try, I always tell my clients to purchase the trend at a lower price point before you splurge on something you might not like.

I hope you like what I found!!

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

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Don’t forget you have shop these images in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app!

XO, Mary Sanford

Pleated Cut Out Maxi Dress

| dress | heels | earrings | watch | clutch | lips | curling iron | necklace |

Can you tell these are my favorite party shoes?! They go with everything and are perfect for any time of year. I was hesitant to splurge on these heels 8 months ago, but I’ve already worn them countless times! They even look great with jeans and a top, styled here. If you have an event coming up, snag this dress too while it’s still on major sale!

Thanks for stopping by, friends!


Light Blue Lace Dress

| dress: 1, 2, 3 | shoes | earrings | clutch | curling iron |

| similar dress: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 |

Another beautiful couple is married! My girl, May, married her guy, William this weekend in Memphis. What a joy it was to be a part of their intimate ceremony. New and old friends gathered to celebrate them, and I walked away realizing just how loved they are and how well they love others. Cheers to the Clinkscales!

I bought this dress awhile back, so I linked similar dresses by the same designer. I also linked this exact dress on consignment sites.

I hope you are able to get dressed up soon!

XO, Mary Sanford