Floral patchwork top: wear now and later

| top | denim shorts | straight leg jeans | ballet flats: 1 & 2 | sneakers |

| denim jacket | headband | bag | earrings |

Goodness, it’s been awhile! The wedding, the move and a new job have gotten me out of my posting routine, but I’m happy to be back.

Today, I want to introduce you to my new favorite blouse. I’m sure I’ve told yall this before, but I often think about cost per wear when shopping. While this is an expensive blouse, there are a variety of ways to wear it. I decided to show you two of them! How cute is this blouse tucked into denim shorts with a pair of flats or sandals? The perfect spring and summer look! As the weather cools off, I’ll be wearing this blouse with jeans and a sneaker or a bootie. You can even layer a vest on top and still show off the fun sleeve. I also want to style this top with leather shorts, overalls and blue jeans!

I hope this post encourages you to expand the life of some of your pieces!

XO, MS

Ivory + Denim

| sweater tank: 1, 2, 3, 4 | denim shorts | sandals | headband | bag | sunglasses |

Some times the cleaner the better. Ivory and denim will always be a classic combo, and when you’re having a styling block, you can reach for this. I have these denim shorts in both this wash and a lighter wash that I wear ALL. THE. TIME. I love the amount of coverage and how they go with just about everything. Who else can agree that it’s really hard to find flattering denim shorts?! If you’re in search of a new pair, I highly recommend these! I’ve also linked a few lightweight sweater tanks for you to try out.

Thanks for stopping by! XO, MS

Floral Summer Dress

| dresses: 1, 2, 3, 4 | sandals | headband | bag | earrings |

I think spring and summer dresses might be my favorite thing to buy. All the fun colors, textures, patterns and styles for the choosing! Dresses also make getting dressed easy and I think why I own so many. I work with many women who don’t feel confident when putting an outfit together, and dresses can solve this problem easily! You don’t have to think about styling a look when you can just slip on a dress and snag some shoes. Below I’ve linked a few other summer dresses I’ve been eyeing!

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

Thanks for stopping by today! I know I’ve been a little inconsistent with my posts, but I’m working on finding my groove in married life.

XO, MS

Marigold Printed Dress

| dress: here, here & here | heels: low & high | clutch | earrings | headband, love this one too |

This might be my favorite summer dress yet! I love the puff sleeves, the ties at the bust and the longer length. In the summer, especially in this Texas heat, I don’t love a bunch of fabric touching me. Easy and breezy are key characteristics when searching for summer clothes, and this dress checks all the boxes.

I wore this dress for Father’s Day and dressed it up with my wedding heels and pearl accessories. You can also style it with a pair of espadrilles or strappy sandals. I own both of these and wear them ALL. THE. TIME. If you’re looking to update your spring/summer shoe game, you can’t go wrong with all three of these. All neutral colors that can be worn with everything. Mileage is another key characteristic when choosing pieces to add to my wardrobe.

P.S. This dress is selling out quickly, so if you want to give it a try, order asap!

Thanks for letting me share some of my favorite goodies!

XO, MS

Hawaii Look #5

| dress, other colors | espadrilles | headband | earrings | bag: white & tan |

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

This is my final round up from our honeymoon on Lanai (insert crying emoji)! I don’t get to relive this trip with y’all anymore, but I appreciate you being on this journey with me. It’s been fun! Can you believe I’m not wearing a puffy sleeve? Somehow every other outfit I packed incorporated this trend. Cleary I like it! This dress is by one of my new favorite designers, and unfortunately, it’s almost sold out. BUT next to dresses, I linked ten of my other favorites from this line, so check them out! There are casual dresses all the way to cocktail – something for all your needs. I think you’re going to love them too!

P.S. Look at the lobby of our hotel! Isn’t it stunning? I hope we make it back one day!

Ta ta for now! XO, MS

Hawaii Look #4

| dress others: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 | headband | earrings | espadrilles | bag: 1, 2, 3, 4 |

Hello from Hawaii again! Today, I’m sharing my fourth look of the trip and what might be my favorite. It’s hard for me to resist a puffy sleeve, as you can tell from my last three honeymoon looks. I love this dress for many reasons, but I really appreciate when a piece can be worn a variety of ways. I can wear this with a dressy heel and clutch for a summer wedding or dress it down with a pair of sneakers and my hair in a ponytail. Your options are endless with a piece like this! Check out the other dresses I love from this brand that I linked above.

These shoes have been another favorite spring/summer purchase of mine, and they’ve clearly been a favorite of y’alls. I love seeing how many of you have purchased them! Aren’t they comfortable?! And they for sure go with everything! If you haven’t tried these, you should.

Thanks for stopping by and for supporting this little side gig of mine! When you purchase through my links, I make a small commission. Much appreciated! XO, MS

Hawaii Look #3

| top | shorts | headband: 1, 2, 3, 4 | sandals | earrings | beach bag, other |

If I could go back to this day, I would! We were about to set sail on the Four Seasons’ beautiful catamaran for a sunset cruise around Lanai. One thing Henry and I were so impressed with and continue to talk about was the service we experienced while on the island. Every single person that we came in contact with who worked for the resort was so incredibly happy to be there and to help us with anything we may have needed. Yes, Henry and I enjoyed the scenery and being on the boat, but we also enjoyed getting to know the captain and the deckhands. What fun they were to be around and how cool it was to learn about their island life. The service definitely made our trip!

Note, I wore my hair in a braid to keep the wispies out of my face and wore shorts to make sure I didn’t have a Marilyn moment! In retrospect, I’m glad I made both choices.

Thanks for reliving our honeymoon with me! XO, MS

Bridesmaids Luncheon

| earrings | slip | headband: 1, 2, 3, 4 | ribbon | heels |

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

I am loving reliving our wedding weekend through the pictures family, friends and our photographer took. I got to wear my great grandmother’s wedding dress for my bridesmaids luncheon – an heirloom piece that was purchased in Paris in the 1890s. It has now been worn by my aunt and cousin too, and I can’t wait to see who wears it next. It was extra special for me because I was named after my great grandmother, Mary Sanford Myatt, who wore this in September of 1934. I made this dress my own by adding a blue velvet ribbon and of course, a headband. Light blue was a theme throughout the wedding, so I loved tying it in here too.

I wish I could get this group of girls together every weekend – love them!

Sharing more soon. XO, MS

Hawaii Look #1

| blouse | shorts | earrings | headband | clutch | heels: tall & short |

What a week in Hawaii! Henry and I are ready to go back to Lanai asap. It was the most relaxing and serene place – the perfect spot to wind down after a busy wedding season. I’m excited to show you some of the outfits I wore both in Hawaii and throughout the wedding weekend, but first, let me tell you about some of the things we did.

We rode the Four Seasons’ catamaran twice. Once for a sunset cruise and another time for a snorkeling adventure. We loved getting to see the island from a different perspective and of course, being on the water on such a beautiful boat. We also hiked a couple of times, got massages and ate way too much food. I made a few new friends too – an octopus and two parrots. If you get the chance to visit Lanai, Henry and I highly recommend it!

Before I left Dallas for the wedding and honeymoon, I splurged on this printed blouse from a local boutique. I paired it back to these easy white shorts, my favorite pearl accessories and my go-to gold bow heels. These heels truly go with everything!! Every single one of the pieces I’m wearing can be worn a variety of ways, so if you’re looking to add a couple of items to your spring and summer wardrobe, I suggest these.

Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to sharing more with you.

XO, MS

Floral Romper

| romper | sandals: here & here | headband | earrings | bag | necklace: save & splurge |

What a fun weekend I had with my girls! We met at the beach for my bachelorette, and although it rained the majority of the weekend, we still had a blast. We ate delicious meals at fun restaurants along 30A, played hilarious games and spent as much time outside as we could. One of my favorite parts was getting to see my home and college friends get to know each other. I can’t wait to be with them again in just one short month for the wedding day!

I wore this floral romper for dinner Saturday night at Cafe Thirty-A and one last hurrah at an old dive bar called AJ’s. It’s incredibly comfortable, and I love the open back. I tied the sash in the front, but you could definitely tie it in the back as well. This is such a fun piece for spring and summer, and I can’t wait to wear it again on our honeymoon. Don’t forget you can shop my entire look using the links above.

I hope you have a great week! XO, MS