Style Sangria

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

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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

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)

 

Last Minute Valentine's Day Look

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Valentine's Day Layering
Valentine's Day Layering
Valentine's Day Layering
Valentine's Day Layering
Valentine's Day Layering
Valentine's Day Layering
Valentine's Day Layering
Valentine's Day Layering
Valentine's Day Layering
Valentine's Day Layering

Finding the right gift on Valentine's Day can be difficult, but figuring out what to wear can sometimes be even more of a challenge. Most Valentine's day themed clothing is cheesy and over-the-top, and it can be hard to find a red or pink top/dress that you love when time is running out. A simple solution is to get a little creative with what's already in your closet! Many times, a summery dress can be "winterized" just by adding a layer underneath. I blogged about this dress a few months ago when the weather was still bearable enough to wear by itself. Today, I threw on a black long sleeve turtleneck and tights, and the dress was completely transformed. Now, I'm able to be festive without sacrificing my warmth this Valentine's Day, and at no extra cost. Who doesn't like that?! Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: J.Crew

Turtleneck: Ruff Hewn

Tights: HUE

Booties: BCBGeneration

Bag: Michael Kors

Necklace: Previously Owned

Bracelets: Alex and Ani

The Little Red Dress

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Jcrew red dress
JCrew red dress
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Jcrew red dress
Jcrew red dress

With Christmas only a few days away, everyone is frantically trying to finish their shopping and wrap their gifts. Props to all the more organized people out there who are already done #ChristmasLifeGoals. But sometimes, the even bigger struggle is what to wear to Christmas Eve dinner!

I found this dress about two months ago at a J.Crew factory store, and I absolutely love how versatile it can be. I wore this to a wine tasting event with simple black heels and my Michael Kors bag, but this can easily be dressed down by throwing on some slip-on sneakers. My personal fave are the studded MICHAEL Michael Kors pair shown above (and linked below)! For those dealing with snowy, colder temperatures right now though, covering a little more skin is a must for this time of year. Simply throw on a black turtleneck (like this Ruff Hewn Scrunch Turtleneck), some sheer black tights, and a pair of black dress booties (these MICHAEL Michael Kors Arabella booties are GORGEOUS omg), and you're out the door and off to celebrate with family and friends. Just don't be surprised when you receive lots of compliments on your outfit :).

Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: J.Crew Factory

Heels: Mix No. 6

Slip-On Sneakers: MICHAEL Michael Kors

Bag: Michael Kors

Activity Tracker: Michael Kors

Bracelets: Alex and Ani

Denim Jacket // Stripes // Trainers

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Denim + Trainers
Denim + Trainers
Denim + Trainers
Denim + Trainers
Denim + Trainers
Denim + Trainers
Denim + Trainers
Denim + Trainers

A few of my spring essentials include a denim jacket, stripe tee and a fun pair of colorful trainers - I've been living in all three of these, whether it's wearing them together as an outfit, or separately with other pieces. I just can't get enough of them! This chambray denim anorak jacket from MAX jeans is super soft and lightweight; a.k.a the perfect layering piece for unpredictable spring weather. I love that I can cinch the waist on the jacket as well to add some shape for a more feminine look.

On to the red trainers - I'm obsessed with these! Michael Kors - you did well. The first time I saw them I knew that they had to be mine. I wear heels basically every day for work, and my feet have definitely been feeling the aftereffects of that lately. On the weekends when I'm running errands I still want to look cute and trendy, and these are the perfect way to accomplish that - they're super comfortable, easy to get around in, and provide a fun pop of color to any outfit. If you want to dress them up a bit, pair with a ribbed midi dress and leather jacket for more of a metro chic look!

Denim Jacket: MAX Jeans

Striped Tee: H&M

Trainers: Michael Kors

Sunnies: Marilyn Monroe Eyewear

Stone Ring: Express

Athleisure Attitude

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Casual Chic
Casual Chic
Casual Chic
Casual Chic
Casual Chic
Casual Chic
Casual Chic
Casual Chic

This past weekend's weather was crazy warm; I'll gladly take sunny and fifty degrees in the middle of February. I spent as much time as I could outside knowing that this weather wouldn't last very long, whether it was going for a run or walking to grab Starbucks and checking out the local boutiques (btw, the new smoked butterscotch latte is worth a try!). I wanted something comfy but cute for bopping around the city, so I went with this cozy sweater from LOFT, and paired it with leggings and my running shoes. Typically I'd wear riding boots with an outfit similar to this, but the athleisure trend is growing more and more popular, so I thought I'd give it a go. I threw on some red lipstick for a fun twist - the pop of color definitely elevated the look! If you're into layering, try adding a military-inspired or fur vest for another fun element! xoxo

Sunnies: Steve Madden

Monogram Necklace: Anthropologie

Sweater: Ann Taylor LOFT

Leggings: Tuff Athletics

Bag: Michael Kors

Shoes: Nike

 

Valentine's Day Vibes

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Today marks the beginning of February, which means Valentine's Day is just around the corner. The status of your dating life doesn't need to determine how much red and pink you wear in the next two weeks though. Have a significant other? Awesome; here's a date night outfit idea with a little edge...Single? Just as well; here's an outfit to rock on Valentine's Day before you treat yourself to a nice bottle of vino...These red dress pants from Gap are probably the most comfortable that I've found, and I just snagged my BCBG pumps off the clearance rack at DSW for $20!! It was "shoe love" at first sight. I decided to pair these with a sleeveless maxi blazer. To say maxi blazers have been hot this season is an understatement, and they're an extremely versatile piece to have in your closet on top of that! If red pants aren't your style, try a black tshirt dress with red strappy heels for a pop of color, or a pink lace blouse with white destructed denim. Links to similar styles below! xoxo

Blazer Vest: SPACEGIRLZ

Pants: GAP

Pendant: Relativity (Exclusively at Boston Store)

Watch: Michael Kors

Shoes: BCBGeneration

Bag: Jessica Simpson

Fallin' For Maxis

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Fall is easily my favorite time of year, but it usually means that I'll be retiring many of my dresses for the next six months. Maxi dresses like this one from Besselli are a great way to prolong that slightly heart-breaking moment though. Incorporating rich jewel-tone hues of the primary colors are an easy way to get away with pieces that are traditionally thought to be a summer staple. And did I mention how perfect this would be for date night? The blouson silhouette is very flattering on the waist, while the side slit shows the perfect amount of skin, which can be a rare sight once the temperature starts to drop. Just throw on a black fitted leather jacket for a chilly evening, and prepare for a show-stopping entrance wherever you go.

Dress: Bella Luxx

Necklace: Relativity

Shoes: Mix No. 6

Clutch: DSW