Striped Tee + Sherpa Vest

| striped tee | denim (on sale!) | vest | sneakers | bag | necklaces: 1 & 2 |

You can’t get more classic than a blue and white stripe! I’ve been on the hunt for a striped tee and couldn’t find one I loved until I stumbled across this from an unsuspecting place. She’s only $12 and comes in a variety of solids and stripes! I wanted to find a tee that was great for layering under vests, sweaters and cardigans, and this does just that. I may have to snag a few more color ways to refresh some staples in my wardrobe. If you snag one too, let me know what you think!

XO, MS

The Versatility of Coated Jeans

| leopard top | coated jeans | silver shoes: splurge & save | bag | earrings |

Hi friends! I’ve been living in my black faux leather pants this winter, so I decided to add something similar to my wardrobe in brown. These coated kick flares are super comfortable, and I love that they can be dressed up and down. I styled them here with a leopard blouse and silver slingbacks for a festive Christmas dinner, but they’ll go perfectly with a cozy sweater and sneakers too. I don’t know about you, but when I shop, I try to envision all the ways I can wear an item to ensure I’m making a good purchase. These definitely were a good purchase, and I plan on wearing them again tomorrow!

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! XO, MS

Arianne Elmy – The Good Luck Dress

| dress (code: SANFORDSTANDARD) | cowboy boots | bow | bag | necklace |

I am SO excited to share this Arianne Elmy dress with you guys! The comfortable yet flattering fit, the metallic threading and, of course, the floral print create such a fun combination for the perfect party dress. I wore this Christmas day as we feasted and opened presents – the best all-you-can-eat dress (ha!)! I’m thrilled to share the discount code, SANFORDSTANDARD, that will give you 10% off your purchase. For reference, I’m wearing a size small but could’ve sized down and still achieved an oversized fit. This silhouette is called the “Good Luck Dress” and comes in a variety of color ways, so click HERE to shop!

Get yourself one of these!

XO, MS

From Christmas Eve to NYE

| dress | earrings: 1, 2, 3 | bow | heels: splurge, save |

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends! I spent a few days with my family in Memphis and then met Henry in Houston to be with his. Every year, Henry’s family hosts a Christmas Eve party, which I, of course, had fun dressing up for. I wore this pearl embellished velvet dress and added a silver slingback, a black bow and some sparkly earrings to complete my Christmas Eve look. You could also wear a black pump for something a little simpler. As we approach New Year’s Eve, you may have another opportunity to dress up, so I highly recommend this velvet number or the others I linked below.

Here are a few other party-ready options: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Happy shopping and happy new year!

XO, MS

Tis The Season!

| dress | heels | bag | similar earrings |

It’s party time!!! If you haven’t been to a Christmas party yet this season, I’m sure there’s one on your horizon. Plus! New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, so it’s time for us to get dressed up. I loved wearing this cut out dress to a NYE themed party last month – such a statement without being over the top! You don’t have to wear red or green but wear something with a little sparkle or texture during this festive season. I linked a few of my favorite holiday-ready dresses if you’re still on the hunt.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! XO, MS

| black dresses 1 & 2 | silver clutch | black platform heels | silver drop earrings |

| silver bow | blue blazer dress | blue ombre dress |

| blue circle earrings | silver heels | sapphire earrings | silver set | sapphire heels |

Pink Perfection

| dress: long & short | heels | earrings code: MARYS15 | bag |

Meet my new favorite dress! Isn’t she fantastic? When I came upon this dress, I knew I had to have her and would find an occasion for her later. We had our friends’ wedding this weekend in Virginia, and this was the first thing I packed.

A big part of building my wardrobe has been mixing high and low pieces. Not everything has to be a name brand or of a certain price point, but instead, I focus on purchasing things I absolutely love and filling in the gaps with less expensive items. For example, I splurged on this dress but found these simple gold heels and this fun bag at great prices to complete my look. I can’t wait to wear this again!

Thanks for stopping by! XO, MS

Dressing like fall

| sweater | skirt | boots | earrings | bag | headband |

Who wants to match the fall leaves with me?! Henry said that if he had to describe my outfit in one word, it would be “fall,” so I definitely achieved what I was going for. We didn’t get such a beautiful crisp fall in Dallas like we have here in Chicago, and because of that, I’m going to fully embrace it.

I love that there are so many ways to style this skirt, so be on the lookout for more fall-toned color combos. Until then, I hope you have a great start to your week and feel inspired by the changing leaves!

XO, MS

Colorful Cardigan

| cardigan | denim: 1, 2 | sneakers | headband | bag |

During the cold and dreary months, you need a bright piece like this cardigan to get you through. Just because it’s going to be drab outside doesn’t mean your clothes have to be too! I love this cardigan casually with distressed jeans and sneakers, but I also think it could be fabulously elevated with a pair of black leather pants. Find a way to spice up your wardrobe this winter!

Here are some other colorful cardigans that would also be fun additions to your fall and winter wardrobe!

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |

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