Style Sangria

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

Dresses

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)

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 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

Fave Guest of Wedding Dress

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Embellished Floral Dress
Floral Embellished Dress
Floral Embellished Dress
Floral Embellished Dress
Floral Embellished Dress
Floral Embellished Dress
Floral Embellished Dress
Y Necklace
Floral Embellishments
Floral Embellished Dress
The Perfect Nude Heel
Floral Embellished Dress

Have you ever come across something while you're online shopping and immediately thought, "OMG I NEED THAT IN MY LIFE?" Well, that's me most days, especially when I'm browsing ASOS, but I usually have self-control and refrain from actually buying anything. That was not the case with this dress. I told myself to think about it for an hour while I worked on something else to see if I r e a l l y couldn't live without it (this is a good life skill to work on for those of you out there who love shopping as much as me). And for that entire hour all I could think about was, "What if it sells out of my size before I get a chance to buy it??" I think you guys all know how this story ends.

BUT, I am a firm believer that it's always a good idea to have a few formal dresses on deck for weddings, dressy events, or anything that pops up at the last minute (ESPECIALLY for anything that pops up at the last minute)! I've been in the situation where I've been invited to a formal or black tie event at the last minute, and had to scramble to find something to wear. This not only leaves you with limited options, but can be extremely stressful. So, when you find that perfect dress, treat yourself once in a while, and then find a reason to wear it later. It will look really pretty hanging in your closet until then. And as always, happy shopping Loves!

 

Dress: ASOS DESIGN (Also available in tall!)

Clutch: Chi Chi London (similar here and here)

Necklace: Athra (Similar here and here)

Ring: Glamour Rings (Similar here, here and here)

Shoes: Mix No. 6

That Gingham Glow

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Fashion Union Gingham Dress
Fashion Union Gingham Dress
Fashion Union Gingham Dress
Fashion Union Gingham Dress
Fashion Union Gingham Dress
Fashion Union Gingham Dress
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Fashion Union Gingham Dress
Fashion Union Gingham Dress

Hi Loves! It's been a little while since I've been on here (sad!!), but life has been SO crazy lately! I don't know if many of you know, but I was a buyer for a large department store chain that is currently going through a liquidation process. I bought trend and sterling silver jewelry, and when I say I absolutely loved my job, I'm not exaggerating at all - I truly think that buying jewelry is the path that I'm supposed to be on. So when the company filed bankruptcy a few months ago, and subsequently had to start a liquidation process for all of our stores, I had so many emotions running through my mind. What was I going to do next? How long will it take for me to find a new job? And not just any job, but a job that I love? Going through a career change has been one of the most scary and stressful things that I've done; not knowing what's next can do a number on your sanity. I've had a lot of moments where I stop and question what I'm doing, if I'm allocating my time to the right things, or if I should take that leap into the unknown and just start the company that I've always dreamed of creating. I would love for you guys to follow along on this journey with me, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you to stay strong and believe that good things will come, if you're ever in a similar situation.

On another note, gingham has been the trend/pattern of the season! I'm L O V I N G this tiered ruffle number by Fashion Union (found at none other than my favorite store, aka Asos). This is such an easy dress for summer, and the long sleeves are so great for when the sun goes down. I paired my dress with some fun statement earrings and white booties, and I'm still trying to get over how much use I've gotten out of these shoes! I've linked everything below, as well as some of my other favorite gingham dresses! And as always...happy shopping Loves!

 

Dress: Fashion Union

Booties: MIA (similar here, here and here)

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Earrings: Etsy (Similar here, here and here)

Watch: Movado

Ring: Unknown Brand (Similar here, here and here)

Tassels & Embroidery

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Loft Aztec Tassle Dress
Loft Aztec Tassle Dress
Loft Aztec Tassle Dress
Loft Aztec Tassle Dress
Loft Aztec Tassle Dress
Michael Kors Bag
BCBG Wooden Platform Heels
Loft Aztec Tassle Dress
Loft Aztec Tassle Dress
Loft Aztec Tassle Dress
Loft Aztec Tassle Dress

Hi loves! I've been a little bit - ok actually A LOT - MIA lately, and I feel like I've been neglecting Style Sangria! I seriously feel guilty when I'm not getting new posts up for you guys!! BUT, it has been for a very good reason. The past couple weeks I have been prepping for interviews/interviewing at work for a promotion that I've been working towards for the last couple years since I started my career. All of my hard work and lack of sleep was worth it, because I received awesome news! I got the promotion, and I could not be more excited to continue advancing my career!...and back to being MIA from the blog. After all of my interviews, I caught a terrible cold, and was dealing with that for the last week. I honestly think the stress from prepping for interviews was a big reason for why I was sick. All of my hard work paid off in the end though!

Anyway, this gorgeous Aztec embroidered beauty from Loft is the perfect end of summer transition dress. The longer sleeves will allow you to wear into the early fall, and the embroidery and tassel details are very on-trend. I decided to play up the blue details in the dress by accessorizing with a blue tote and wooden block heel sandals in the same hue. Perfect for any Labor Day plans in store for this weekend! Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: Loft - Sold Out (Similar here, here, here and here)

Earrings: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar

Bracelets: Alex and Ani

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

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

Shoes: BCBGeneration - Old Style (Similar here, here and here)

 

The Dreamiest Lace Dress

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Nicole Miller Embroidered Lace Dress
Nicole Miller Embroidered Lace Dress
Nicole Miller Embroidered Lace Dress
Nicole Miller Embroidered Lace Dress
Nicole Miller Embroidered Lace Dress
Nicole Miller Embroidered Lace Dress
Nicole Miller Embroidered Lace Dress
Nicole Miller Embroidered Lace Dress
Nicole Miller Embroidered Lace Dress
Nicole Miller Embroidered Lace Dress
Nicole Miller Embroidered Lace Dress
Nicole Miller Embroidered Lace Dress

Hi loves! I'm so happy to be back and sharing my favorite fashion trends with you, although I definitely could have explored Europe for another week (or two)! I'll be sharing more about our trip in my next couple posts, but I promised I would get this dress up on the blog right away for you to shop it! I wore this dress while we were staying in Venice, and I received SO many compliments on it that I lost count! This might be one of my absolute favorite dresses of the summer because it's so unique, and can be dressed up or down. I went with more of a casual look for strolling through the streets of Venice, but this dress could be worn for anything from date night to a summer wedding.

The details on this dress are stunning, whether it's the intricate pattern in the lace, the whimsical floral embroidery, or the ruffle along the bottom. I just can't get enough!! I kept the accessories simple as to not take away from the details in the dress, and paired it with my Alex and Ani bracelets and ankle wrap gladiator sandals. Side note, I wore these sandals EVERYWHERE on our trip and they were so comfortable. Not to mention, they literally go with everything! For reference, I'm wearing a size 6 in the dress, and it runs true to size! Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: Nicole Miller New York

Shoes: Franco Sarto (also here. Similar here, here and here)

Bracelets: Alex and Ani