Style Sangria

a contemporary style blog written by a 20-something, wine-loving fashionista

Fall Florals + Pops of Red

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Floral Midi Dress
Floral Midi Dress
Floral Midi Dress
Floral Midi Dress
Floral Midi Dress
Statement Belt
Velvet Bow
Ruffle Hem
Floral Midi Dress
Floral Midi Dress
Floral Midi Dress
Floral Midi Dress
Floral Midi Dress
Floral Midi Dress
Floral Midi Dress

Happy Saturday Loves! I don’t know about you guys, but I am SO HAPPY it’s the weekend. This week flew by, but I was so incredibly exhausted. Does anyone else make big plans to be super productive at the end of the week, but then get home and just fall asleep as soon as you sit down on the couch? Yeah, that was me last night.

Anyway, I can’t tell you enough how much I LOVE this dress! The coloring is so perfect for fall, and the details really make it a standout piece. Whether it’s the bright red ruffle hem, or the detachable velvet bow on the neckline, I just can’t get enough! I’ve decided that I want my closet to become more unique and eclectic recently, and this piece is a step in the right direction. I’m taking a stand against the easy oversized sweater and legging combo that I gravitated towards often last winter, and trying to find more interesting pieces, or add a standout accessory to step my outfits up a notch each day. Simply adding this double ring belt really pulled my outfit together, and added some shape to the dress! Also, P.S.A. This belt, which looks very similar to the iconic Gucci belt, is a perfect dupe at a fraction of the cost. And when I say fraction, I mean less than twenty dollars!! Belts are back, and becoming more and more trendy every day, so don’t be afraid to add one when you’re getting dressed! Happy weekend, and happy shopping Loves! xoxo

Dress: Vila

Belt: ASOS DESIGN

Bag: Anthropologie

Booties: Steve Madden

The Oversize Blazer

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The Oversize Blazer
The Oversize Blazer
The Oversize Blazer
The Oversize Blazer
The Oversize Blazer
The Oversize Blazer
The Oversize Blazer
The Oversize Blazer

Hi Loves! Let me just start by saying, WOW it has been awhile since I’ve been on here. I feel like I’ve let you guys down, and I’ve been disappointed in myself that I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog lately. But life happens. This isn’t my full time job (although I would LOVE that to happen eventually), and many of you know if you’ve been following along that I lost my job in June. I work in corporate retail, and I was part of a company that went through a very unfortunate bankruptcy and liquidation. It was a tough few months with the uncertainty of when I’d be able to find a new job that I loved as much as my last one, and that would make me excited to get up and go to work everyday. I can’t thank my family and friends enough though for being so supportive during that time, whether it was helping me polish my resume, being a listening ear when I needed to vent my frustrations and concerns, or playing devil’s advocate when I wanted to break my self control and GO SHOPPING! I recently started a position at a new company though, and finally feel like I’m getting back into my routine, which also means I’ll be trying my very best to get new posts up for you guys every week! While we’re on that topic, is there anything specific that you’d like to see on the blog? I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments! And as always, happy shopping Loves! xoxo

Blazer: Topshop (Similar here, here and a plaid option here)

Cami: BP. (Similar here and here)

Denim: BlankNYC (Similar here and here)

Shoes: Mix No. 6 (Similar here and here)

Bag: Michael Kors (Similar here and here)

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Watch: Movado

Bracelet: Kendra Scott (Similar here and here)

Pearl Necklace: Designs by FMC (Similar here)

Y Necklace: Relativity (Similar here and here)

Ric Rac Comeback

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Who What Wear
Who What Wear
Who What Wear
Who What Wear
Who What Wear
Who What Wear
Who What Wear
Who What Wear
Who What Wear
Who What Wear
Who What Wear

Happy Monday Loves!! I had a crazy busy, but extremely exciting and fun weekend. We celebrated my best friend's birthday, and two of our other good friends got engaged!! We were able to be there to watch the proposal and celebrate with everyone after, and it was such a heart-warming experience to see our friends so incredibly happy.

In other news, I found this A D O R A B L E Who What Wear dress at Target recently. I'm loving the ric rac detailing - it reminds me of the 90's! I decided to go down a size to an extra small - I would recommend doing the same since there is a lot of material! This is such a flattering piece that can be dressed up or down by changing up your accessories. I recently wore this to an outdoor wedding reception, and then wore it the next week to run errands! AND the price tag definitely won't hurt your wallet. Happy shopping Loves! xoxo

Dress: Who What Wear

Bag: Michael Kors (Similar here, here and here)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson (Similar here, here and here)

Necklace: Designs by FMC (Similar here)

Bracelet: Kendra Scott (Similar here)

Watch: Movado

When Life Gives You Lemons...

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Lemon Print Dress
Lemon Print Dress
Lemon Print Dress
Lemon Print Dress
Lemon Print Dress
Lemon Print Dress
Lemon Print Dress
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Pops of Green
Lemon Print Dress
Green Saddle Bag
Lemon Print Dress

When most people hear the phrase, "When life gives you lemons...," they typically finish the sentence with something about making lemonade. I think that's a great way to use lemons, but I really love when this phrase is not used in such a literal way. We more often than not choose to use this phrase when we've been given an opportunity, whether we were working for and expecting it or not, and proceed to seize this opportunity and make something out of it. When life gives you a "sign," or throws something in your path that can help you achieve a goal, go after it! You'll never regret trying something or further pursuing a dream, but you will look back later in life and kick yourself if you didn't. So, when life gives you lemons...plan a vacation to explore somewhere new...start that business that you've been dreaming of...or follow the footprints of Adrianna Papell and create a gorgeous print that you can wear all summer long.

P.S. If you're dying to wear this dress to the office, but your company likes to waste money on over air conditioning your space to a seemingly Arctic-like temperature, layer a white collared button down underneath! Happy shopping Loves! xoxo

Dress: Adrianna Papell

Shoes: Mix No. 6

Bag: Found in Italy (Similar here, here and here)

Bracelet: Robert Lee Morris Soho (Similar here)

My Absolute Favorite Leggings

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Spanx Camo Leggings
Spanx Camo Leggings
Spanx Camo Leggings
Spanx Camo Leggings
Spanx Camo Leggings
Spanx Camo Leggings
Spanx Camo Leggings
Spanx Camo Leggings
Spanx Camo Leggings
Spanx Camo Leggings
Prive Revaux Sunglasses
Spanx Camo Leggings

A T T E N T I O N. I have found the perfect pair of leggings. More like perfect brand of leggings, but you know what I mean. If you have ever had the pleasure of slowly maneuvering/dancing/struggling to get into a pair of SPANX leggings, you understand when I say this might be the greatest gift to the females of the world. Guys are great too, and I still think kids are the spice of life, but damn SPANX, I just want to say THANK YOU.

I bought my first pair of SPANX leggings last winter, and my life was forever changed. I went through multiple years of trying different faux leather leggings (because who wants to wear real pants when you can wear leggings that look like pants), and was never truly satisfied. It was a mix of the material not being that great, to fits that just weren't as flattering as they could be, to the length not being long enough for an ankle boot. These leggings take care of all of those issues; they're long enough (I'm 5'10"!!), suck you in in all the right places, and the material is top notch. I bought the original faux leather leggings last year, and added this camo print faux leather pair to my closet a couple weeks ago. And the best part? These new arrivals are currently marked down for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and will be for another week! Stop buying multiple pairs of cheap leggings, and just splurge on a high quality pair. You'll thank me later (and so will your closet space!). Happy shopping Loves! xoxo

T-Shirt: No Longer Available (Similar here and here)

Denim Jacket: No Longer Available (Similar here and here)

Leggings: SPANX

Shoes: Nike

Sunglasses: Prive Revaux

Necklace: Designs by FMC (Similar here)

Watch: Movado

The Summer of Midi Dresses

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Yellow Floral Midi Dress
Yellow Floral Midi Dress
Yellow Floral Midi Dress
Yellow Floral Midi Dress
Yellow Floral Midi Dress
Yellow Floral Midi Dress
Statement Earrings
Yellow Floral Midi Dress
Yellow Floral Midi Dress

Hi Loves! I hope everyone is having a relatively smooth Monday, and a good start to your week! I'm having such a hard time believing that we're already close to the end of July - where has summer gone?? I've been doing everything I can to squeeze in as much time outside as possible, whether that means going for a long run/walk by the lake in the morning instead of a gym workout, eating dinner outside at night, or just taking a break midday and getting a little extra sunlight. What are you guys doing to make the most of the warm summer weather?!

On another note, this yellow floral number is the perfect summer date night dress. The flirty low back and ruffle hem add a playful element to the look, and I don't think it's possible to be in anything but a good mood in this cheery lemon yellow color. I've linked a few of my other favorite yellow dresses below that are all in stock right now! Happy shopping Loves! xoxo

Dress: ASOS - No longer available (other super cute similar options above!)

Bag: Target (similar here and here)

Shoes: Marc Fisher (similar here, here and here)

Necklace: Designs by FMC (similar here)

Earrings: Bijoux Bar (similar here)

A Picnic on the Boat with Muddy Boot Wine

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Muddy Boot Wine Boat Picnic
Muddy Boot Wine Boat Picnic
Muddy Boot Wine
Muddy Boot Wine Boat Picnic
Yummy Cheese Board!
Muddy Boot Wine Boat Picnic
Muddy Boot Wine Boat Picnic
Holey Moley Doughnuts
Muddy Boot Wine
Muddy Boot Wine Boat Picnic
Muddy Boot Wine + MKE Skyline
Cheers to Muddy Boot Wine!

Happy Wine Wednesday loves! The weather here has been G O R G E O U S lately (finally!!), and I've been soaking up the sun and fresh air every chance I get. Summer is the perfect time to get your friends together and plan a picnic in the park, on a boat, or anywhere that your heart desires in the moment, as long as you're outside. Don't forget the essentials: lots of wine, an unspeakable amount of yummy cheese (especially if you're in the great state of Wisconsin), and in this case, doughnuts. I truly think wine and doughnuts could be the next big food pairing trend; not only is it surprisingly good (make sure you're pairing complementary flavors), but it makes drinking wine before 5pm on Saturday more acceptable. Ok, it may have been before 1pm, but it was Saturday, and who's keeping track?! If you're looking for a good, inexpensive wine to take with you on all of your summer adventures, make sure to check out Muddy Boot Wine! Just go to Broncowine.com to find a retailer in your area!

P.S. All outfit details are linked below. Happy shopping (and sipping) Loves!

My Outfit

Sweater: VICI Collection (Also available in pink)

Jeans: William Rast (Similar here and here)

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Necklace: Designs by FMC (Similar here and here)

 

BFF Outfit

Dress: Forever 21 (Similar here)

Sunnies: Forever 21 (Similar here and here)

 

A Summer of Stripes

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Striped Jumpsuit
Striped Jumpsuit
Tiered Fringe Earrings
Striped Jumpsuit
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Embroidered Tassel Dress
Embroidered Tassel Dress
Pom Pom & Tassel Earrings
Embroidered Tassel Dress
Red Striped Flounce Dress
Red Striped Flounce Dress
Bamboo Flamingo Bag

Hi Loves! I hope everyone had a safe and fun Independence Day! And remembered sunscreen. I did, but I didn't apply it to my legs (because they seriously never burn!), and guess what happened? They burned. Ugh.

Anyway, I wanted to tell you guys about an adorable boutique that I found recently, because they have the C U T E S T product, and all at very affordable prices! The boutique is called Versona (shopversona.com), and has locations all across the country! Even though they have multiple locations, they only get one or two size runs per style at each store, so you won't see many (or any) people walking around wearing the same outfit as you - absolutely love that! Versona has so many trendy striped options right now; perfect since stripes are SO big this summer!! I rounded up three of my favorites and have linked all outfit details below. Happy shopping Loves! xoxo

Outfit #1

Jumpsuit: Cupio

Earrings: Versona

Clutch: Versona

 

Outfit #2

Dress: Not Available Online (similar here, here and here)

Earrings: Not Available Online (similar here)

Clutch: Not Available Online

 

Outfit #3

Dress: London Times

Earrings: Not Available Online (Similar here)

Handbag: Versona