Unexpected colors and textures

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Like I’ve said before, this light blue leather jacket has quickly become one of my favorite pieces! Not only is it the perfect weight for Dallas fall weather, the color surprisingly goes with everything, and I usually just treat it as a neutral. I love the contrast here against the burnt orange cords and the coordinating cool tones when styled with this dress and this skirt.

Trying styling unexpected colors and textures this week, and see what works! You might be surprised!

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Want the leather look?

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| sweater | jeans | jacket | booties others: 1, 2 | bag: 12 | sunglasses |

Leather pants are a statement piece for fall, but let’s be real, they aren’t in most people’s budgets. A fashionable and budget-friendly alternative is the coated jean. I’m wearing a rust colored pair that I picked up at a local Dallas boutique, but I linked the exact pair above. Dress them up with a silk blouse and heels, or dress them down with an oversized sweater and sneakers. Below are a few of my other favorite coated jeans if you want to introduce this statement piece to your fall and winter wardrobe!

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Light Blue Moto Jacket

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| dress | jacket: 1 or 2 | booties | headband | bag | sunglasses |

Happy Monday, friends! First I need to give my SMU football team a shoutout! They are 7-0, ranked #16 and becoming Dallas’s team one week at a time. This couldn’t be more exciting to watch!

I bought this light blue leather jacket back in the summer because I thought it would be a great piece to wear to an SMU football game. Well here were are in the middle of October, and it hasn’t been cool enough on game day to wear it. BUT when that day comes, you better believe I’ll have it on cheering loud for my ponies. Hopefully we can make it 8-0 this week against Houston! Pony up!

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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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Floral Dress for Fall

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| dress | headband | sandals | sunglasses | purse |

I remember looking at my parents’ wedding photos and not understanding why my mom would’ve chosen a dress with such poofy sleeves! Here I am wearing a similar style 31 years later. I feel like it’s true that most trends do come back around.

I love this dress for the fall and spring! The abstract floral pattern plus the redish pink color work with camel suede booties and with strappy sandals. Of course I had to add a headband too!

Happy Monday, friends, and thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Happy early 31st anniversary mom and dad!

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White after Labor Day

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| top | jeans | sandals | bag | sunglasses |

Y’all have seen me style this striped top with the matching pant here, so I wanted to show you another way to wear it especially since it’s on clearance right now! Because the top is slightly cropped, I styled it with my high waisted white jeans. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t wait wear white after Labor Day because you CAN! Imagine these jeans with a cozy sweater and an ankle bootie in the fall! Cute, right?! If you follow me in the liketoknow.it app, then you also saw that my sandals are on sale too! Get these deals while they are still available!

Happy Humpday!

xo, MS

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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