| 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!
| 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
| dress | sandals | bag | earrings | headband | necklace |
What a fun weekend we had celebrating some dear friends’ engagement! It was also a great excuse to get back down to Texas, see family and friends and enjoy some warm weather and sunshine. We also celebrated our anniversary (again ha!) at a place called Turner’s known for an amazing wedge salad, a cozy environment and the best hospitality in town. We danced, tasted the most delicious food and now, I don’t think I can ever go back. We had the best time and nothing will be able to top it! If you find your way to Houston, put Turner’s at the top of your list, and if the wait staff tells you to get up and dance, just do it!
Thanks for stopping by! XO, MS
| dress | heels | bag | earrings | curling iron (20% off code: FAMILY20) |
It’s always a great time when one of your best friends gets married! Henry and I were both in the wedding and loved celebrating the happy couple. Not to mention, the Oregon wine country is just beautiful! I wore this light blue dress for the rehearsal dinner that was hosted at Tumwater Vineyard – tasty wines and stunning scenery. My parents, H and I were also able to sneak away to Domaine Serene Winery for another tasting. If you ever find yourself in Portland, I definitely recommend visiting these two spots!
I hope everyone had a lovely Easter! XO, MS
| dress | sandals + others: 1, 2, 3 | necklace: 1 & 2 (code: SANFORD20) |
| bracelets: 1, 2, 3 | earrings | sunglasses | similar bags: 1, 2 |
Introducing the perfect summer dress, and it’s even more perfect for all you brides out there. I got this dress because it reminded me of a few Zimmermann dresses I love, but it’s a fraction of the price. I found the quality to be great, and I love that the back is adjustable. It will work for a variety of bust sizes! I added some colorful accessories and a sandal, and we were off to a boat ride in San Diego. Now, I just wish it would warm up in Chicago, so I can wear it here!
Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate all of your support! XO, MS
| white tee | denim jacket | tiered skirt | espadrilles | headband |
| necklace 1 & 2 | sunglasses | bag | earrings |
Hi friends! I shared this skirt briefly with you guys a week or so ago, but I wanted to share with you how I would style it for warmer weather. In Chicago, I styled this skirt with a cream sweater and a pair of booties because, yes, it’s still cold, but in San Diego, I had the opportunity to style it for the warmer weather. I tucked my go-to white tee into the tiered midi skirt and layered a denim jacket on top. I then added by favorite gold accessories, of course, a headband and a pair of espadrilles. Who knew this skirt would be such a great transitional piece?!
Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway I posted on Instagram!
| dress | heels | bag | earrings |
This might be the dress of my dreams! The bright colors, feminine print and edgy cut outs make this a unique piece for your warm weather vacations and the summer ahead. It would be great for an elevated casual event too! I wore this out in Mexico for a friend’s bachelorette, and I also plan on wearing it in San Diego when Henry and I head there for spring break. And yes, I realize this dress is a splurge, but I purchased with a few events in mind. I know I’m going to wear this quite a few times over the next six months.
If you’re looking for a less expensive purchase, this woven bag and these platform heels are fabulous. Both can be worn with SO much. This woven bag has Bottega vibes but of course for a fraction of the price. The platform heels remind me of a YSL heel I’ve been eyeing. You will wear both of these all spring and summer long.
I’m ready for warm weather! Are you?
| dress | sandals | bag | earrings | necklace | bracelets |
Oh, how wonderful it was to be in the sunshine this past weekend. Puerto Vallarta, I’ll be back. I knew I needed to pack colorful pieces because my wardrobe has been filled with neutrals this cold winter season. To top off this bright orange dress, I accessorized with colorful jewels by Elsie Frieda. If you love them like I do, shop using the promo code SANFORD20 for 20 percent off your purchase.
Do you have any fun trips ahead?!
| similar black sweaters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | jeans | shearling lined booties & unlined booties |
| bag | hat | sunglasses |
Henry and I escaped Chicago for a weekend away in Telluride with old and new friends. It was my first time there, so I loved wandering around town and exploring all the cute shops and restaurants. A couple of my favorites were Two Skirts and LittleHouse – a women’s boutique and a delicious dining spot, respectively. There’s something so quaint about a mountain town and even more special about Telluride because there are very few chain stores and franchises. And even more special, the storefronts remain original to the architecture that’s been there for the last century.
Of course, you can ski, snowboard and snowshoe, but if you aren’t into winter sports like me, you can take the gondola over the mountain for the same amazing views. I also loved seeing all of the wildlife. One morning we woke up to elk right outside of our house. Definitely don’t get that in the city!
We also had amazing weather – sunny skies and temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Just perfect for enjoying the outdoors, so I can only imagine how beautiful it is in the summer. Telluride, we will be back!
Thanks for stopping by! XO, MS
| 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