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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Bandouliere Review

Those of you who have been following me for some years know that my first luxury handbag purchase was also my biggest handbag regret and that was my Louis Vuitton Speedy 35. The bag was just too big for me and with it being strictly top handle ended up not being used as much as I would’ve liked.  I’ve learned over the years I’m definitely a cross body handbag type of girl so a few weeks back when I purchased the Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Bandouliere I was beyond ecstatic! This is the bag I’ve had my eyes on for quite some time and had wished I would’ve purchased it oppose to the Classic Speedy.

Thinking of all the things I love in my closet, this handbag is definitely a top 5 ( you would’ve seen it in my A Handbag for Every Occasion video) As stated I’ve owned this bag for maybe a little over a month and have continuously used only this bag since the day I picked it up and have absolutely no plans of switching out of it any time soon. Many people look at the Damier Azur print as a Spring/Summer look however I think living in Florida I’m able to wear this handbag year round and I absolutely plan to!

Canvas

I chose to purchase this handbag in the Damier Azur Canvas (all my Louis Vuitton SLG’s are the classic monogram) because I felt it was a brighter look and unexpected. Most LV bags I tend to see are Damier Ebene and the Classic Monogram and although I can absolute appreciate the carefree lifestyle that comes with those two canvas prints something about the Damier Azur had me drawn in.  I will say I originally had my heart set on the Monogram (much like my Classic Speedy 35) however I wanted something a little different! The canvas is nice and slouchy (Jeff thinks this makes the bag look old and used but he just doesn’t know the Louis Vuitton Speedy) making it nice and comfortable to wear cross body and on the shoulder.

 

I will say the only negative to the Damier Azur is that I have heard the lighter colors can suffer from color transfer ( lucky for me I don’t wear to much denim so I haven’t noticed any color transfer onto my bag). I’m very carefule to ensure I keep opened pens and things of that sort away from my bag because it would be much easier to see on the Damier Azur than on the Monogram or Damier Ebene.

Size

After having the Speedy 35 for so many years I quickly realized I did not want a bag of that size again however I was stuck between wanting a Speedy 25 or a Speedy 30 B and I think YouTube Gals like Jerusha Couture, Minks4All and Jessie Pinkston helped me decide on moving forward with the 25! truthfully I’m not carrying too much in my bag on a daily basis just my necessities and the bigger the bag the more useless stuff I throw into it!   Being 5’8” and always fluctuating between 115 lbs and 125 lbs (depending on the amount of stress) I thought perhaps the 25 would look a bit small but after trying the bag on it was actually perfect! I ended up purchasing the Speedy 25 and I can truly say unlike my first Louis Vuitton Speedy purchase, I have ZERO regrets!

I’d say the 25 is the perfect size for both a shoulder bag and a cross body bag all with the plus of being able to be used as a handheld (with the straps detached). Another plus is that because the bag is smaller there isn’t as much of a need for a bag shaper or organizer because they smaller bag doesn’t have that bottom sag as much as the larger bags do.  I will say however because the bag is smaller the opening is also smaller making it difficult depending on your angle to get in and out of the bag.  My Louis Vuitton Cosmetic Pouch fits inside the bag perfectly but taking it out has to be done at an angle.  This is minuscule to me as my love for the handbag surpasses any struggle of getting in and out of it.

Style

Once thing I’ve learned about myself in the last 4 years or so is that I am a Cross Body Handbag type of Girl through and through and I love luxury. What can I say! This bag has  a style that can be worn casually or dressed up, it can really be used for any occasion – it has become my every day bag and will also be my traveling bag (so perfect for running though airports!)  As Is aid, the fact that it can used handheld, cross body and as a shoulder bag (with an adjustable strap) makes it all the more appealing over the classic speedy.

My List of Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Canvas Leather (I don’t mind getting caught in the rain) althgouh the wear wills how in the handles and strap I love the worn in look of a patina)
  • Versatile! a handbag that can worn 3 ways
  • It’s the perfect size for any height and shape!

Cons

  • Damier Azur may show color transfer
  • Small opening

My Final Thoughts

Many people may read this and say to themselves spending that amount of money on a handbag is absolutely absurd, I totally get that – but if there’s something you really want (and you’ve wanted for a long time) then treat yourself and get it. It may be crazy to say that a handbag is perfect but this bag is my perfect bag!

The look and versatility to me is everything I could’ve wanted. I can truly say I would absolutely purchase this handbag again in the Damiere Ebene and the Classic Monogram.

 

XOXO