Twenty Something Girl’s Guide to the Best Memorial Day Sales

Last Night I spent some time looking through all the MAJOR Memorial Day sales and I just have to share them with you!  I’m going to go store by store (my favs) and list some great pieces that I’m loving!

Banana Republic Factory : 50% – 70% Off Site Wide | Here’s What I’m Loving | THIS Striped Linen Shirt Dress 50% off |THIS Lemon Print Roll Tab Shirtdress 50% off | THESE Pull On Ruffle Hem Shorts 50% off | THIS Eyelet Ruffle Sleeve Top 60% off | Handkerchief Hem Pleated Midi Skirt 47% off

The Loft : 40% OFF Your Purchase | Dotted Tiered Swing Dress 40% off | Dotted Pleated Wrap Midi Dress 40% | Floral Lace Flare Dress 40% | Floral Shorts 50% off | Beach Striped Wide Leg Crop Jumpsuit 40% off

SheIn : $10 OFF $99+ | Confetti Dot Print Asymmetrical Hem Belted Dress | Striped Belted Layer Ruffle Off the Shoulder Dress | Eyelet Embroidered Tiered Ruffle Dress | Eyelet Embroidery Tube Top & Asymmetric Hem Pants | Polka Dot Shirred Bandeau Top & Maxi Skirt 

Bloomingdales : Save Up to 70% on Sale and Clearance | Tory Burch Fleming Convertible Matte Small Leather Shoulder Bag 40% off | Tory Burch Women’s Ines Slides 40% off | AQUA Floral Print Tiered Maxi Dress 29% off | AQUA Smocked Eyelet Off the Shoulder Midi Dress 11% off |

J Crew : 40% Off Everything 50% Off Sale | Art Deco Print Midi Skirt | Polka Dot Pull On Midi Skirt | Spaghetti Strap Jumpsuit | Tiered Striped Popover Dress | Short Sleeve Pajama Set |Pointed Toe Slides in Brocade | Suede Pointed Toe Slides | Cross Strap Espadrilles with Buckle | Platform Espadrilles in Leopard  |

xoxo DM

Advertisements

Creating a Home Space You Love

There’s something special about being in a space that truly makes you feel at home, I think we can all agree on that. Having been in an apartment the last 3 years I understand that there’s some things I just can’t change no matter how much I want to i.e I want wood floors and I currently have carpet and I would love a different stove, but I do have huge windows, a balcony that spans across my living room and bedroom, beautiful plantations shutters and a larger than the norm open floorplan space.  There will always be little touches in décor you can do to make sure that you enjoy your space every single day and to ensure it’s as chic as you can possibly hope for. If you’re interested in my tips for creating your perfect home space then keep on reading!

Choose a Color Palette You Love

For Jeff and I that is neutrals. This allows us to throw in color when and where we want and to change that out with the seasons. Within our living room we have a base of dark wood furniture and a leather chocolate brown couch.  We have played off that with a large golden, burgundy and navy area rug and a throw blanket and pillows to match, with all the natural light and the white plantation shutters and the white kitchen cabinets the contrast of dark and light but all neutral really blends well.  Moving into our dining area we have a white wooden high-top table that seats 4 with a fun table set from Anthropology that incorporates turquoise, pale pink and gold. The white wooden table again a neutral, works with the lighting and the white plantation shutters adorning the door to the balcony. Once you filter into our bedroom you’re greeted with the same dark wooden furniture and bedding that is a creamy linen, keeping everything neutral and bright!

Fresh Flowers and Candles Always

pink peonies

I am and always have been the type of girl to want fresh flowers in my home and candles lit 24/7. I always choose flowers for the look and candles for the scent.  I’m a fan of Peonies, Roses, Hydrangeas and quite a few other florals but again I like to keep that color more in that neutral family.  I’m a huge fan of white, cream, sand and (when it comes to peonies) pink for my flowers with the occasional greenery! When it comes to my candles I like to have a candle or 2 in every room! I live for a candle in the bathroom on our counter tops, I like for a candle to be on each nightstand in the bedroom and on the dresser, I keep candles in the kitchen and one on our coffee table.  I like to keep the scent consistent within the rooms always! I love a floral in the bathroom, a like to keep Mahogany and Black Teakwood in the bedroom at all times and lastly because our kitchen, dining area and living room are all openly one space I like to find a candle I like in the moment and get it for those spaces, let’s just say that scent is always changing.

Choose a Décor Style and Stick to It

When I first moved into Jeff’s apartment (which is now our apartment) it was very much a bachelor pad. There was not one photo on the wall, no décor and no solid color scheme.  It was very much a man’s home and then I came along!  As modern and gam as I tend to be when it comes to a home style I very much love a farmhouse, rustic/glam feel and I blame that completely on Joanna Gaines! If modern is what you are and you enjoy the sharp edges, marble, acrylic etc then go for it and stick to it.  In my home you’ll find little touches farmhouse touches from containers in our kitchen to the wooden bible verse above our bed.  When you get into a groove of finding a style that really resonates with you finding pieces to compliment that style will be easy!

Look for Inspiration If You Have None

INSPO

One thing I truly love is home décor so I am always looking through TheEveryGirls Home Tour section watching apartment tours in Youtube and of course always rummaging through the millions of inspo photos Pinterest has to offer! If you’re moving into a new space or simple want to revive your space there is nothing wrong with looking through the many social media outlets to see what speaks to you and what you can recreate! Keep tabs of what you like and create mood boards for yourself so you can really see the vision prior to going out and buying pieces on a whim!

xoxo DM

**photos not mine

Summer Wedding Guest Dress Guide

As a woman getting married this Summer (in 17 days to be exact and yes the excitement has finally kicked in) I thought why not put together a carefully curated selection of dresses perfect for a Summer wedding. Finding the perfect look for a Summer wedding can be a bit difficult, depending on your style you may want to keep it light in terms of color but that pale pink can walk a thin line on being too close to white, and the formality plays a huge part in what you will wear.  You absolutely have to know your couple, I’m definitely a “formal” type of girl.  I don’t’ want to see someone in a Farmer’s Market Sunday dress at my wedding regardless of the season or time but there are definitely brides who like a more casual look! It’s all abbot what your couple wants for their big day! If you’re interest in what I think are great looks for a Summer wedding then keep reading!

Destination

 

 

Eliza J Floral Print Halter Dress | Lele Sadoughi Daffodil Earrings | Cult Gaia Ark Bag | Stacie Block Heel Sandal 

Formal / Black Tie

Jill Jill Stuart Gown | Christian Louboutin Faridavavie | Lord & Taylor Pearl Drop Earrings | Clara Top Handle Box Clutch

Cocktail

 

Lulu’s Yellow Satin Dress | Callisto Drop Earrings | Dorie Small Bucket Bag | Steve Madden Gabriella White 

 

I’d love t hear your take on the looks I’ve put together!

XOXO

3 Favorite Trends for Summer

Today I wanted to share with you all my 3 Favorite Trends for Summer! Those of you who know me know Summer is my absolute favorite season ( I mean I am an August baby!). It’s always said that you’re truly fashionable if you can dress for Winter and although I think that’s definitely true Summer is also a major season for style!  You can’t just throw on denim cut offs, tank tops and a p[air of Havianas every day! I mean you totally can but that’s not my style! If you’re interested in my 3 favorite trends for this Summer then keep reading!

Statement Earrings

lrg_dsc05810

If we’re going to be real with ourselves a good statement earring is perfect for every season but especially for Summer! From the bright colors and the perfect neutrals to the tassels, beads and acetate, there are so many great pairs of statement earrings that you can rock this Summer! Check out a few of my favorites below!

Fantasia Drop Earring| Mariette Fringe Earring | Kiera Raffia Statement Earring

Headbands

img_1347_facetune_02-02-2019-19-55-04

Growing up , my favorite book series to read was without a doubt Gossip Girl and when the show premiered on the CW I was even more excited! I am definitely a Blair and of course that means I love headbands!  I know for a fact we have all noticed how headbands have become a trend that we are seeing everywhere and on everyone as of lately! Whether your hair is up in a bun, curly like mine, short or straight you can find a way to work a headband into your everyday look! For some headbands I’m loving check out the below featured!

Banana Republic | Cupcakes and Cashmere | NAMJOSH | Olive + Pepper

Jumpsuits

I’m all about being comfortable for any occasion and a jumpsuit is the perfect Summer go to whether you’re road tripping it with some girlfriends, catching a flight with your husband or simply heading to a Summer backyard BBQ.  If you find the right material for you, you’ll be super cute all while feeling like you’re in your PJs!

TopShop Embroidered Jumpsuit | House of Harlow 1960 X REVOLVE Jumpsuit | The Loft Chambray Flutter Jumpsuit

What are your thoughts on my favorite trends and what trends are you looking forward to incorporating into your wardrobe this Summer?

 

XOXO

Wrapped Up In Polka Dots

img_2035_facetune_12-05-2019-18-53-31lrg_dsc05917lrg_dsc05903lrg_dsc05912lrg_dsc05870lrg_dsc05867

I doubt I’m the only one who has been noticing that lately polka dots have been certainly having their moment! To be honest I’ve never been a polka dot girl fearing they were a bit childish but there are tons of brands much like Target’s A New Day (dress pictured) that take the age old trend and make it wearable for adults!

Polka Dots can be anything you want them to be, retro, classic, everyday and much more! I chose to let me A New Day Polka Dot dress stand out on it’s own and paired it with very simple, white beaded earrings from Bauble Bar’s Target Collection known as Sugarfix! (they were only $12.99 like much of the collection’s earrings!) and my Gold Knotted Mules also from Target!  What are your thoughts on Polka Dots?!

 

xoxo DM