Three ways to wear knee high snakeskin boots

| my boots & others: 1, 2, 3 |

When I purchase an item that’s an investment piece, I want to make sure I have a variety of ways to wear it. I often think of this as cost per wear. The more often I wear the item, the more I get for my money. These boots were an investment, so I wanted to share a few ways I plan on wearing them this season.

Skinny Jeans & Boots

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Tuck your go-to non distressed or distressed skinnies into these snakeskin boots. Add a cozy chunky sweater and of course a headband to complete the look!

Cotton Poplin Dress & Boots

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Elevate these boots with a fun and festive dress – you know I love a statement sleeve. The color is perfect for the holidays too! Add a printed headband or a fun earring to complete this Thanksgiving outfit.

Sweater Dress & Boots

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A sweater dress is always in style for the fall and winter. I love the look of this dress layered over the tall boots. When it gets a little chilly, layer this shearling teddy coat on top.

Sweater + Shorts

| sweater | shorts | booties | sunglasses | headband | earrings | bag |

This is what I wear when it’s 80 degrees in November – YES you read that right. It pains me to wear a summery blouse this far into the fall, so I styled this lightweight cotton sweater with my go-to boyfriend jean shorts and my favorite new booties.

This sweater comes in over 10 colors, so you’ll be able to fill just about any gap you may have in your wardrobe! The slightly cropped length is perfect for front tucking, my number one styling tip, which was a huge plus, too. I also CAN’T STAND an itchy sweater, and because this sweater is 100% cotton, you can wear it all day without your skin reacting. I can’t forget to mention the amazing price, $78! Overall, I give this sweater an 11/10 and think it would be the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe!! Can you tell this is my new favorite sweater?!

Hope you have a great week! XO, MS

Headband or no headband? That is the question.

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| dress, more sizes: 1, 2| top: 1, 2, 3, 4 | booties |

| headband, promo: SanfordStandard20| bag |

I couldn’t decide if I liked this outfit with or without the headband, so I shot both. What do y’all think? My mom told me it wasn’t necessary for me to wear a headband everyday (haha), so I’ve tried to mix things up over the last few weeks. She likes them, so this isn’t a dig at her! Last week I think I only wore a headband twice – that’s big for me. As you’ve seen over the last 8 months, they’ve become quite a staple in my wardrobe. Not only are they cute, but they also keep my hair out of my eyes while still being able to wear it down. Something that is hard to master when you have a lot of hair like me… What do y’all think? Should I take a break from headbands?

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Sunday’s Best

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| dress | boots others: 1, 2 | coat | bag |

Finally, Saturday felt like the first day of winter. After 70 degrees and tornado warnings on Friday, we had a snow filled Saturday morning. That didn’t stop us from enjoying a sunny afternoon at Katy Trail Ice House – heaters and blankets included.

Sunday morning I couldn’t bare to show much leg, so I grabbed my over-the-knee boots and a cozy coat. These boots have been a favorite for years and will continue to be a classic style. If you’re looking for an investment piece, these are a go! Grab this dress while it’s still available too – deeply discounted!

Happy Monday! XO, MS

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My Recent Rent The Runway Experience

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| dress 1 & 2 | heels | bag | earrings 1 & 2 |

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas!

I used Rent The Runway for Henry’s sister’s debutant presentations this past weekend, and the process was seamless! I was very pleased with the two dresses I rented and the back up size option they provided. Everything arrived on time (early in fact) and wrinkle free. I will say one of the dresses had a minor stain and a stubborn zipper, but once zipped, I was good to go!

I love that with RTR you can wear something that may be out of your budget, a dream dress per se, and you won’t break the bank! If I had purchased these two dresses on my own, I would’ve paid close to $2,000, but instead I paid less than $180! Below I will link other dresses I love from RTR, similar heels and bags too.

dresses: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

heels: 1, 2

bags: 1, 2, 3

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Friday Finds: Bags + Wallets

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Y’all know I love to shop consignment because it’s a great way to score a deal on a designer item. If you’re in the market for a new bag or wallet, you’re in luck! All of these pieces are consigned, guaranteed authentic and up for grabs!

Happy Friday and happy shopping!

*This is a post I created awhile back but never posted! Some of these bags are still available! If sold, a similar option will populate!

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Gingham Style

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| blouse | jacket | jeans | flats |

If you’ve been following along for a while now, you’ve probably figured out how I love gingham. Tops, dresses, ribbons… You name it, and I’ve worn it. When I stumbled upon this detailed gingham blouse, I knew I had to have it. Not to mention I got it for a serious deal! Now you know two things I can’t resist: gingham and a deal. Get spring ready by recreating my look from the links above!

Here are a few other times I’ve worn gingham over the years: 1, 2, 3, 4.

You may have also noticed that I’ve been wearing my hair like this a lot lately. I’ve been French braiding it half way down by head and then putting it in a ponytail. My hair will stay out of my face all day, and it looks cute! No slicked back pony for me! It also holds everything back when working out.

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Friday Finds

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Today I’ve found some of 2017’s hottest handbags below retail price. How you ask? Well, there is a site called The Real Real which sells amazing consignment pieces from vintage to new with tags.

The bags I chose have been lightly used, maybe carried only a handful of times. You can tell they were taken care of by the photos shown on the website.

Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Shoulder Bag

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This bag retails around $1700, and you can get it for $1595. I love the stitching of this bag, and the color can be carried all seasons. Don’t be afraid to wear white after Labor Day!

Fendi Kan Whipstitch Shoulder Bag

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This bag retails for $2200, but The Real Real is selling it for $1495. Fendi is all the rage right now, and I can’t stay away from the bold colors they are using.

Stella McCartney Falabella Box Bird Shoulder Bag

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The bird bag is selling for $1465 in store but $995 on The Real Real. Don’t you love the embroidery?

Chloe Appliqué Drew Crossbody Bag

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This Chloe bag has been around for the last couple of seasons, but I love the addition of the flowers. It will pair nicely with winter whites or a chunky burgundy sweater. It retails for $2625 but you can get it for $1276.

Gucci Medium Nymphaea Bamboo Top Handle Bag

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This classic Gucci bamboo sells for $2390, but you can get it for $1895. This bag may be a favorite of this season, but it will never go out of style. A great investment piece.

Louis Vuitton Epi Twist MM

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You may think of the original LV monogram when you think of Louis Vuitton, but darling little crossbody is a great addition to your wardrobe. It is selling for $2600 verse $3550 retail.

Gucci GG Supreme Blooms Small Dionysus Bag

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This bag has definitely been the golden ticket of 2017. You really can’t go wrong with Gucci though. Get this bag $355 off retail at $1995.

Chanel Small Carry Chic Flap Bag

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Chanel might not be realistic for most of us, but I thought I would include this beauty anyway. It’s $200 off on The Real Real.

Valentino Tricolor Leather Shoulder Bag

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I love the color blocking on this bag! Get it for $717, almost $1000 off.

Fendi Embellished Double Micro Baguette

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This bag is all yours for $1125. The multicolor medallions keep the bag whimsical while the black backside keeps it transitional.

As you can tell, I love crossbodies. They make a statement while keeping your hands free. I hope you all enjoyed the 2017 handbag roundup!