Floral blouse + headband

| top: here & here | jeans | espadrilles | headband | earrings | sunglasses | bag |

It’s funny because I used to never wear florals or busy prints other than stripes, and now I can’t stop buying them! I love that this top is slightly cropped so that it sits nicely at the top of high waisted jeans and my most narrow point. I find that shorter blouses are more flattering on my body type than those that hit at the top of the thigh. Style tip: if you have a smaller waist and bigger bum/thigh area, try out a shorter top to accentuate your waist. If you don’t have a shorter option, front tuck a blouse into a high waisted jean to give the same effect. Let me know if you try this out and like it!

Have a great Tuesday! XO, MS

Styled Spring Looks #1

While I sit here in the middle of a snow storm with spotty wifi and cell service, I can’t help but dream of spring and warmer temperatures, so I decided to put together outfits I wish I was wearing. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did making them!

My goal is to create more of these collages in the future to inspire both you and me! Thanks for stopping by!

XO, MS

| sweater | jeans | sneakers: 1 & 2 | bag | belt | earrings | necklace |

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

| blouse | jeans | bag | headband | earrings | sandals | sneakers |

| dress | headband | earrings: 1 & 2 | heels |

| dress: 1 & 2 | necklace | earrings: 1 & 2 | bag | boots | sandals: 1 & 2 |

| olive bikini: top & bottom | orange bikini: top & bottom | sarong |

| sandals: 1 & 2 | earrings | bag | sunglasses: 1 & 2 |

Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt

| sweatshirt | jeans | sneakers | headband | sunglasses | earrings |

There are a few great Christmas gift ideas in this post including my new favorite sweatshirt! I’m especially obsessed with the puff sleeves. I feel like I’m wearing a blouse, but it’s really just a cozy sweatshirt with some style. This will make anyone’s work from home life feel a little more elevated.

Headbands, statement jewelry, sunglasses and sneakers also make great Christmas gifts!

I hope you had a great weekend! XO, MS

A few of my favorite accessories

| sweater | plaid shirts: 1, 2, 3 | jeans | booties | bag |

| earrings | sunglasses |

I’m highlighting a couple of small businesses today that I love. First up is The Pink Reef who designed the most fabulous turquoise earrings I’m wearing. They are super lightweight and perfect for any season. I can definitely see myself dressing them up with a cocktail dress too. Check out her site and the other beautiful earrings she has created. You may find a Christmas gift or two!

Next, I wanted to highlight this camo Parker Thatch tote that Henry gave to me for Christmas last year. It is such a useful bag – great for traveling, toting a laptop or just everyday use. It’s made of canvas too which makes it very durable! If you are looking for a great Christmas gift for a girl who loves purses, look no further than Parker Thatch!

I hope this post helped you with Christmas gifts this holiday season!

Happy Monday! xo, MS

Eyelet Puff Sleeve Top

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| top | jeans | espadrilles other colors: 1, 2, 3 | clutch: 1, 2, 3, 4 |

other sandals by this brand: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

You can’t go wrong with eyelet and white jeans in the summer, and they are even better together!

I’m happy to be back in Dallas after two weeks away! Vacation is wonderful and these trips were amazing, but I do love a routine. I traveled to the Snowmass/Aspen area with Henry’s family, to Watersound beach with high school friends and finally to Park City for a bachelorette celebration! I’m thankful for this time with some of my favorite people! For more photos and outfit details from these trips, visit my instagram!

Thanks for stopping by! XO, MS

P.S. I’m going to share our favorite restaurants from Aspen in an upcoming post.

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Puff Sleeve Dot Blouse

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| blouse | jeans | sandals | bag | headband | earrings |

Spending this week with my high school girls in one of my favorite places couldn’t make me happier! So far we’ve spent lazy days on the beach, brunched at Great Southern Cafe in Seaside and celebrated our girl Allie’s 26th birthday with pizza on the porch! I’m soaking up this sun and these friendships.

Shop my exact look by clicking the links above! XO, MS

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Top 12 most worn spring & summer items

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Happy Wednesday, my friends! I feel like things are slowly getting back to normal – hallelujah! My family and I went out to dinner this weekend for Mother’s Day at a new place in Memphis called Porch and Parlor. If you’re in town, you need to try it, and I suggest ordering the fontina and truffle mashed potatoes, delish!

Today, I wanted to share my top 12 most worn spring and summer items from over the years. Most of these pieces are classics and go together, nothing too trendy you’ll feel silly wearing seasons to come. Some are splurges, but like I said, you will be wearing these items over and over again. When trying to decide if something is worth splurging on, I look at cost per wear. The more you wear the item, the lower your cost per wear will be.

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white straight leg jeans: a year-round staple

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rockstud crossbody: perfect for concerts, errands, nights out; tan version

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tinted moisturizer: get the perfect glow

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red scalloped one piece: great coverage, flattering and good tan lines

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distressed denim shorts: high waisted and not tight on the thighs, just bought in white

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matching pajama setcoziest jammies all year long

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denim jacketthe perfect layer for cool summer nights

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low top sneaker: pair with white jeans, denim shorts and flowy dresses, dupes: 1, 2, 3

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white vesta great layer over tees and flowy dresses, touch of sophistication

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floral headbanda pop of color that will keep you hair out of your face

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circle straw baga keepall for the beach or around town

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white high neck topthis top goes with everything, need I saw more

Transition your winter pieces into spring

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| similar sweaters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | jeans | jacket | loafers: splurge and save |

An easy way to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring is by pairing your favorite sweaters with your go-to white jeans. White jeans brighten up any look especially on a cold dreary day. Keep things simple with a bootie or add a pop of color like I did with a bright loafer. Spring and summer clothes are my favorite pieces to buy and wear, so any chance I get to pull them out, I do!

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The weird things I do when I feel awkward taking photos…

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Cheetah Girl, Cheetah Sista

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| sweater | jeans: 1, 2 | coat | booties | headband |

I’m sure you’ve noticed that leopard and snakeskin have been huge trends this season, but not everyone wants to wear bold animal prints. I have a solution for you: choose softer colors or monochromatic prints for subtle yet trendy looks. Take this sweater for instance… Yes, it’s leopard print, but it doesn’t scream “I’m on a safari!”

I hope you have a wonderful Monday! Eight days until Christmas!!!

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