Liberty London Blouse

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| top | jeans | flats | clips |

It’s me wearing my favorite pair of white jeans AGAIN, but this time I styled them with a smocked blouse, a trend you’ve seen everywhere this summer. This Liberty London blouse offers a feminine and figure flattering style. It’s also cute paired with denim shorts or a flirty white skirt! I have loved wearing this top all summer and plan on taking it to Chicago with me this weekend! Get it now while it’s on sale and sizes are available.

Another trend I’m testing out is the clip trend. Aren’t they cute? I was worried these wouldn’t hold back my thick hair, but they do! I love this trend, like the headband trend, because you can incorporate it into your wardrobe without breaking the bank! Click the link above to see all the color options.

Happy Humpday!

xo, Mary Sanford

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Floral Midi Dress

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| dress | jacket | sandals | similar crossbody: 1, 2, 3 |

I love midi dresses!!! Why? I don’t really know. Maybe because a midi allows for more dress detail while still showing off your shoes?! My mom calls me Laura Ingalls Wilder when I show up in a long dress, and honestly, sometimes I wish I was frolicking through a field. You can shop this dress on sale by clicking the link above!!

Thanks for stopping by!

XO, MS

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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!

 

Modern Memories Jewels

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Shoutout to Modern Memories Jewels for these fabulous earrings and necklace.

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Modern Memories Jewels is a jewelry company based out of Memphis. You can find Meredith Sprecher’s pieces on Etsy and Instagram. Below I’ve linked a few of my favorites!

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I paired the jewels with two Tibi pieces, both of which have been on the blog before. Mixing and matching goes a long way when creating new outfits. You don’t always have to buy something new to feel like you’re wearing a new outfit.

Don’t forget to checkout Modern Memories Jewels!

photos by: Lisa Thompson

#BrooksTreeProject

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| blouse | denim (other) | shoes |

The Brooks Museum featured a tape artist the last couple of weeks. He created an entire mural just out of painter’s tape. Checkout the exhibit.

This will be my summer go-to outfit: a lightweight button down and distressed denim. I thought the slides would be hard to pair with, but surprisingly, I’ve worn them with most neutrals, any denim, and muted patterns. Also, the slides are on sale, so get them while you can!

Happy Summer!

photos by: Lisa Thompson

Blue Jean Baby

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| top | denim | shoes | watch |

I’m in love with these pants. They are the perfect weight, have a little give and can be worn all seasons. I’ve had these pants for a week, and I’ve already worn them three times. I’ve paired them with the blouse above, a graphic tee tucked in and a cropped blouse. Heels, sandals and sneakers are a perfect match too.

photos by: Eileen Barrett

Mixing Patterns

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| vest | dress (other) (other) | shoes |

First of all, my dress is on sale!!! Grab it while you can.

These shoes serve as a neutral for me. I wear them with almost anything, and it usually works. I envision myself wearing them throughout all four seasons, and it’s a bonus that they are so comfortable! I love the cuff detail on this dress while the white pops against the navy. This outfit is something I definitely envision myself wearing to work.

photos by: Eileen Barrett

Life in the City

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| dress (other) (other) | booties |

No dress code, no problem… I found great fun deciding what to wear each day to work. With few limitations, I got to be creative and get inspiration from the people with which I worked.

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| tank | jeans | shoes |

There was no shortage of art and culture in the city. The Met, The MOMA, and The Whitney are all worth a visit.

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| sneakers |

These shoes were a lifesaver for Margaret and me. I don’t think we could’ve walked the miles we did in our sandals and loafers. We hated ourselves for following the Adidas trend for the first couple of days, but then we got over it.

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top | vest | shorts | booties |

Well, you know me and murals. Had to find at least one while I was in town.

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| top | jeans (other) | bag |

I’d rather spend less on a pair of trendy denim than splurging, and instead, I invest in the classics.

Side note, I’m obsessed with the cobblestone streets.

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One World Trade Center.

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| dress (other) | sunglasses |

A day at The Whitney…

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| dress | bag |

A flowy dress for a hot afternoon in Central Park.

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| dress (other) (other) (other) | loafers |

I found this dress at Luxury Garage Sale new with tags. Definitely a steal.

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| top | skirt | vest | shoes |

I love a two piece set that you can wear together and separate for many different looks.

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| tank | pants (pants) |

These trousers have been perfect for all seasons.

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| top | denim skirt | sunglasses |

The denim mini is back!!! I found this at a Rag and Bone sample sale in the city. Check out racked.com for all the sample sales going on in New York.

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| dress | vest |

Lunchtime adventures…

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| top | shorts |

The Brooklyn Bridge is definitely a must on your NYC bucket list.

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| pants (other) | flats |

Lunch in Washington Square Park.

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| top | vest | denim skirt |

Sorry Gigi, stalking your apartment.

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A peek at Tibi Resort 2017.