Style Sangria

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

Sundress

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)

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

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)

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

 

Love for Linen

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Tobi Linen Cutout Halter
Tobi Linen Halter Dress
Tobi Linen Halter Dress
Tobi Linen Halter Dress
Tobi Linen Halter Dress
Tobi Linen Halter Dress
Tobi Linen Halter Dress
Tobi Linen Halter Dress

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend! It has been crazy busy over here between getting together with friends and starting to pack for our trip to Europe next week! I'm so stressed about packing though. Does this happen to anyone else?! What are some of your travel secrets to staying sane right before a trip? I always feel like I'm going to forget something. Ahh!

Anyway, I wanted to share this adorable midi dress with you guys today! There's just something about a linen dress that feels SO summer, and the material is light and airy on top of that to help keep you cool on those super hot days! I love how the midi length balances out the cutout waist - proportion is key when playing with cutouts like this, and this dress from Tobi (www.tobi.com) is actual perfection! I accessorized with some pops of pink to make my look a little more playful. I bought these shoes in multiple colors because they are so incredibly comfortable, and can we also talk about how cute this clutch is?! I'll definitely have these on repeat this summer. Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: Tobi

Bag: STEVEN by Steve Madden (similar here, here and here)

Shoes: Steve Madden (Similar here, here and here)

Sunnies: Laundry -- Old Style (Similar here, here and here)

Bracelets: Alex and Ani

Pattern Mixing Gone Right

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Pattern Mixing
Pattern Mixing
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Pattern Mixing
Pattern Mixing
Pattern Mixing
Pattern Mixing
Pattern Mixing
Pattern Mixing
Pattern Mixing

Happy Thursday loves! I am SO excited to be showing you this outfit - I've been wearing each piece separately on repeat, and can't get over how well it all came together for this look! This is easily one of my favorite outfits so far this summer! I don't know about you guys, but I love mixing unexpected patterns to change things up every once in a while. This combination works for three reasons:

  • The color palette between the dress and sandals mixes well and doesn't clash - the commonality of white in each pattern helps tie these together!
  • The prints are not overly loud - since they aren't "screaming" at you when you look at them, there isn't one pattern that takes over the total look.
  • The two prints are far enough apart from each other that it's almost like you're looking at one print at a time.

Also, this denim jacket is to die for - light wash and destructed is very in, and darker wash jackets are fading out. The denim jacket itself will never go out of style, but the popularity of wash/details and silhouette will change. This is the perfect third piece to complete any outfit for your summer nights! And these gingham sandals? So on trend right now. Get your hands on anything gingham that you can - this is the print of the summer! Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: Lennie

Denim Jacket: Boom Boom Jeans

Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Bag: Michael Kors (no longer available)

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Bracelets: Alex and Ani

Crochet Details

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Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Crochet Off Shoulder
Blue Suede Sandals
Crochet Off Shoulder

The off-shoulder neckline (or lack of neckline?) is back, and it's here to stay. If you guys can't already tell, I love love love this trend, and will take full advantage of it's popularity this summer! Whether it's a dress, top, romper or jumpsuit, I will be wearing this style non-stop. This gorgeous number from Loft does an amazing job of combining the off-shoulder trend with an eye-catching detail: crochet. And if that didn't already make this dress a must have, you can also adjust the length of the sleeves! This is a true summer staple. If you haven't already clicked through the link to Loft's website, go now! This dress is on sale, with an extra 40% off on top of that - what a steal!! I didn't accessorize much because I wanted the crochet detailing to be the focal point of my outfit, but I added a pop of light blue with my shoes for a little extra color - these are the comfiest sandals ever, and I plan on buying in every color. Well, maybe not every color, but a girl can dream right? Happy shopping loves! xoxo

Dress: Loft

Shoes: Steve Madden

Bag: Steve Madden (Last year style - found at TJ Maxx!)