Floral Mini Dress

| dress: 1 & 2 | sandals | sunglasses |

| earrings | necklace (use code MARYSANFORD15 | bracelet |

We spent the weekend in Houston which provided some much needed sunshine and warm weather! I saw a stat that over the last 43 days, we’ve seen 1 day of sunshine in Chicago – OMG!! The dull weather was definitely getting to me. H and I loved being with family and definitely feel refreshed after our time away. Sunshine is good for the soul!

I wore this printed dress for cocktail hour and out to dinner, and the linen material was perfect for the warm weather. I plan on wearing this over and over again all summer long dressed up and down.

Happy Monday, friends! Let’s make this week a good one. XO, MS

White cut out dress

| 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

Oh So Orange

| 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?!

XO, MS

Black-owned & -founded brands

| pink dress | white dress | blue dress | earrings | necklace | pink bag | sandals |

| striped straw bag | black swimsuit | white swimsuit |

In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to highlight some designs I’m loving from different black-owned and -founded brands. Spring is on my mind, so you’ll find pieces perfect for your upcoming vacations and the warm weather ahead. Get me to the beach and be sure to shop from these talented designers!

XO, MS

Red Smocked Dress

| 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

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

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

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

Styled Spring Looks #3

Happy Friday, y’all! Can I get a hallelujah for the weekend?!

I put together a few spring looks to inspire your weekend wardrobe. Note the green collection for St. Patty’s day too. Don’t forget to shop the links beneath each post!

| top: 1 & 2 | denim shorts | headband: 1 & 2 | straw bag | boots | sandals |

| earrings: 1 & 2 | bracelets: 1 & 2 |

| bag | camo pants | tops: 1 & 2 | sandals | mules | skirt | bracelet | earrings |

| dress | earrings: 1 & 2 | headband | straw bags: 1 & 2 | heels | sandals | bracelet |