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Weekly Style 20: Make a Splash

It has been too long since I posted a Weekly Style and since summer is in full swing (heat and humidity included) I wanted to share some of my favorite swim wear!

I just bought this top with the matching bottoms earlier today when I made last minute Forth of July plans.

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Who can pass up gingham?!

Up next is another Old Navy pick:

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Here is the link for the top as well as the bottoms. I think the ruffle makes this top so fun! The polka dots make this look so classic, all you need to complete the look are some big sunglasses!

Up next I have a few bathing suits from J. Crew that are too good to pass up:

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I absolutely love this one piece! It combines the gingham from my first pick and the ruffle from my second to create an adorable one piece!

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I love the details in this one. From the straps in the top to the ties in the bottoms (not currently online) this piece has so many things going for it! If you wanted to try to make a little more of a statement try these striped bottoms instead.

And then we have some of my Nordstrom faves:

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I needed to include a scalloped piece! You can get the top here and the bottoms here.  I’ve been looking for a scalloped piece for awhile and if this goes on sale in a few weeksI might end up putting it in my cart.

If you’re looking for more inspiration check out my Pinterest board here!

Stay stylish, and cool!

xox,

Marissa

I do not own any of the photos posted, they belong to their respective websites.

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Weekly Style 19

This Weekly Style is so special because it is all about a collection from one of my favorite bloggers! Kate from Lonestar Southern was one of the biggest influences when I wanted to create a blog! Her style is absolute goals and she seems like she has such a great time blogging that I thought hey that might be fun! She is also the reason I found out about Starfish Project, one of my favorite jewelry lines.

Kate teamed up with a store in Dallas called The Impeccable Pig to create the cutest summer line! There are so many cute pieces so lets get started:

Gone to Charleston Crop Top & Gone to Charleston Shorts

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How cute is this set?! I love the complete look but I also love that you can mix and match with other pieces in the collection. My favorite part of the top is definitely the ruffle and my favorite part of the bottoms are the tie waist! So adorable!

Picnic Party Stripe Romper

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This romper is so sweet! One thing I love about rompers is how easy they are, there’s no time wasted in trying to find a top/bottom because it’s all built in! The details of this romper make it even cuter, I’m obsessed with the red trim and there is a cute keyhole cutout on the back.

Free Flowin’ Pink Dress

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This dress is gorgeous! I love the colors and the print! It is so flowy which makes it absolutely perfect for the summer. And the icing on the cake: it looks like it is a little longer in the back! Us tall girls need all the help we can get!

Last is my absolute favorite piece: Little Darling Embroidered Dress

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Darling is definitely the perfect description for this dress! I am in love with the sleeves and the embroidery! I am such a huge fan of off the shoulder dresses and everything about this dress is perfect!

To end today’s post I just wanted to share some of the cute statement earrings in the collection:

Seaside Disk Earrings

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Capri Tassel Earrings- Coral

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And my personal favorite: Jamaican Me Crazy

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Let me know your favorite pieces in the comments!

Stay stylish!

xox,

Marissa

 

All pictures were taken from The Impeccable Pig website, I do not own them!

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Weekly Style 18

In two weeks I will be finishing up my orientation for physical therapy school! I’m so excited to start this next chapter of school! One of the requirements for my program is that for certain classes we have to dress professionally to prepare ourselves to be in the working world. As someone that isn’t so fond of khakis I need to get creative… quickly.

All that being said, today’s post is going to be all about business casual clothing from Banana Republic Factory!

First up is the Ruffle Sleeve Top:

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I absolutely love the color and the sleeves! The perfect thing about this top is that the sleeves mean you aren’t required to throw a cardigan or blazer on over it!

Next is the Layered Tunic Top:

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This top is such a cute color and it would look good with a black blazer and gold ballet flats. I haven’t tried this top on (yet!) but it also looks a little longer meaning it would pass my teacher’s “no belly no booty” rule. If you like this shirt but are looking for a different color it also comes in white and black!

Here’s another Layered Top:

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I love light blue! I also love the neckline of this one. It also comes in pink, white, or blue. If you pick the blue it would look great with a statement necklace like this one from J. Crew Factory.

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Then we have the Collarless Pleat Sleeve Blazer:

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Now I’m not a blazer person but I will definitely be trying this on soon! I am obsessed with the sleeves and will be keeping you all updated!

Lastly we have the Texture Pop Color Academy Blazer:

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So it seems like pink is the color of the day… But this is just so cute! If you picked out the black version or white versions of the shirts above they would look awesome with this!

That’s it for my intro to business casual but stay tuned for more to come!

Stay stylish!

xox,

Marissa

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Weekly Style 17

Hey hey hey!

It’s been so long since my last post because this semester has been absolutely crazy!  To get back into the swing of things I figured I would do a weekly style featuring the new Sarah Patrick line from KJP!

If you aren’t familiar with KJP, it is a brand that specializes in classic Americana. If you follow Kiel and his wife Sarah on Instagram you can see they truly are living the American Dream. Their feeds are filled with pictures that make you want to drive a Wagoneer around Nantucket all summer.

Just a heads up: the items are just in resale right now and are expected to ship halfway through May.

First up is the Nautical Chinoiserie Mini Dress:

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This dress is a summer must have! It’s such a good fit and the print is to die for. It would be perfect for walking around Bowen’s Wharf this summer to check out their flagship store. My second favorite pattern for the mini dress is the Newport Topiary Gardens, you can find it here!

Next up we have the Sconset Rose Cottage bracelet:

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If you’re looking for the perfect bracelet to accompany your new dress look no further! This bracelet is so delicate and intricate! It’s a great addition to any outfit.

Then we have the Climbing Rose Tassel earrings:

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Although I love my pearls I’m also a huge statement earring person and I’ve fallen hard for these earrings! They would make a simple white dress complete! If you’re looking for the finishing touch on your graduation look here it is!

Last but not least are the Ginger Jar Topiary Earrings:

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How fun are these?! If I had a garden party to go to, these would already be in my cart! They are too adorable to pass up!

All photos are from the KJP website! I do not own any of them!

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Weekly Style 16

J. Crew Factory just released new spring clothes so here is a round up of some of my favorites!

 

Chambray Ruffle Tie Sleeve Dress

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I fell in love with tie sleeves when I first started seeing them last fall and I am so happy they are here to stay! I also love the chambray and I think it’s perfect for the transition from winter to spring.

Here are some cute earrings from BaubleBar that would look great with this dress! I love the lavender for spring but I think the gold would also look great!

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End on End Ruffle Front Tank Top

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This shirt comes in navy and light blue and it another great transition piece. You can wear it with a cardigan on those colder days and then once it gets a little warmer you can leave the sweater at home! This look wouldn’t be complete without pearl earrings and big sunglasses!

Scalloped Sidewalk Skirt

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I didn’t know I needed this in my life but now I can’t live without it! The sidewalk skirt is my favorite J. Crew  piece and now there are scallops! I need this green color and it also comes in black, red, and blue. This skirt would also look so cute with these wedges from DSW:

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Scalloped Cami

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Sticking with the scallop theme how cute is this top?! I love the simple detail on the top and think it’s perfect for that put together look. This top comes in so many colors: lavender, white, mint, pink, and blue, but the pink and blue are almost gone so act fast! If you’re looking for shoes to wear with this cami those wedges above also come in black!

Tie Front Wrap

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This shirt takes me back to the ballet days! It also comes in gray and black but I definitely prefer the pink! If you’re looking for shoes to go with this top definitely pick out some flats that tie at the ankle. This is a pair from Vince Camuto that I really love!

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Bow Neck Sweater

 

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If you don’t love this sweater you’re crazy! I think it is so cute and I had to include it once I saw it was back in stock! And it would look fabulous with the Vince Camuto flats!!

 

That’s all for today! Stay stylish!

xox,

Marissa

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Weekly Style 15

How could I not write about Lilly this week when Lilly swim just came out! Right now it’s  40 degrees and rainy but as Lilly said, “Not always sunny, but always in a sunny state of mind.”

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The first Lilly I bought from the APS was a swim coverup so I was so excited to find out Lilly swim was back!

The first piece I am obsessed with is the Cay Twist Bandeau

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My favorite pattern is Multi Catch The Wave but Twilight Blue Gypsea is also gorgeous and I don’t think you can go wrong either way! You can find the matching bottoms here. Another options for bottoms are here and they have a little bit of a wider band.

Ginette Coverup

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This coverup is adorable! The pattern and the fringe make it so fun and it also looks cool!

And for towels you have the Circa Round Beach Towel

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This looks like the perfect spot to curl up and read a book all day!

And what else would you use to carry all your stuff to the beach besides the Destination Beach Tote

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This bag comes in tons of fun destinations like Naples, Sarasota, and Key West but how could you not pick where it all started!

Let me know you you will be mixing and matching all these fun prints on your way to the beach!

Stay stylish!

xox,

Marissa

 

 

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Weekly Style 14

Today’s Weekly Style is one of my favorite preppy brands: Lauren James!

I got my first dress from there during their sale last summer and it ended up being the inspiration behind my logo! Unfortunately the Stratton is all sold out but the Livingston dress is a similar idea and now they have it in solid seersucker!

They just released some new spring clothes so I figured I would do a quick roundup of their new dresses.

Maggie Dress

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How cute is this dress! I think the 3/4 length sleeves make this the perfect spring dress! This was my favorite color combo but they also have pink stripes with a blue collar and blue stripes with a pink collar.

Sullivan Seersucker Dress

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I am obsessed with the back of this dress. If you are graduating this year I think this is such a perfect graduation dress. It would be such a cute photo op to have someone take a picture of you with your gown over your shoulder. This dress also comes in red, pink, and blue but I love how clean the white looks.

Avery Solid Seersucker

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This dress is so adorable! It reminds me of the fit of a Lilly dress but it’s seersucker! This would be the perfect Easter dress and it comes in a variety of colors!

Landry Seersucker

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What preppy girl doesn’t love scallops? And when they’re combined with seersucker it’s a match made in heaven! This dress comes in every seersucker color under the sun and it also has pockets! Could it get any better?

Corbin Solid Seersucker

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This dress is also a classic LJ look that is now available in solid seersucker! The front is a sweetheart neckline and the back is to die for! I am absolutely obsessed with the backs of the LJ dresses there’s such an attention to detail.

That’s it for today’s post! Stay stylish!

xox,

Marissa

With the exception of the first photo collage, all photos are from the Lauren James website. I do not take credit for owning them!

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Say Yes to the Dress

IMG_1781This is my favorite thing I have ever worn. Period. If anyone has a prom that they still need a date for, I’m free and looking for any excuse to wear this again.

As I hinted at in my prom post, I did the exact opposite look for senior semi. I had never ever ever pictured myself in a black gown, especially one with a nonexistent back. It just was not me. One of my best friends ended up wearing a green gown with a succulent crown that made her look like a fairy (her mom is a crazy talented florist) and we laughed the whole night about how we must have switched dresses.

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Excuse the pose, it was a cross country thing 😉

I knew I wanted a more form fitting dress this time around, I had done mermaid and ball gown at this point although I was contemplating going back to mermaid. I also knew i wanted floor length. Since it was semi formal some girl opted for shorter dresses but in my head I was thinking you only have so many chances to wear a floor length dress.

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After trying on a number of dresses I knew this was the one but I just kept thinking, “Really Marissa, a black dress?” but I knew I would regret it if I didn’t buy it. I remember the saleswoman gave me advice that helped me realize this definitely was the one. While it’s every girl’s nightmare to show up in the same dress as someone, you need to pick one that makes you so happy you wouldn’t even care. So the black dress it was.

Here is one of my all time favorite pictures of me and my best friend Clara.

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I’ll leave you with a funny story before I sign off. Two weeks before senior semi was senior skip day. I was someone who always had perfect attendance but I’m also someone who will not pass up a trip to the Cape so I skipped school. It was cloudy out so after putting on sunscreen in the morning I never thought to put it back on later in the day. While we were all sun bathing I remember thinking “Oh I need to flip over so my back isn’t whiter than the rest of my body.” Worst. Mistake.  Ever. I got the worst sunburn of my entire life and it was only on my back! Up until that day I never believed people when they said cloudy days are the easiest to get a sunburn.

One week after senior skip day I had a dance competition… in my two piece costume which showed off my two skin tones, and the following week was senior semi with my open back dress which would reveal my red back.I have taken that as a lesson to never skip school again.

That was my first and only investment in tanning lotion and I do not regret a thing. It helped even me out but if you look closely you can still see my bathing suit line.

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Honestly, if I could get an exact copy of this dress in white for my wedding I probably would.

Stay stylish!

xox,

Marissa

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A Cinderella Story

Prom season is quickly approaching which means it is time to go dress shopping. I wanted to share my junior prom and senior semi dresses with you guys because even though it has been 3-4 years, I am I always looking for an excuse to get dressed up and this will have to do.

I was lucky enough to be asked to go to prom as a sophomore and that year I experimented with what I liked. I had always seen myself in a ballgown so for my first prom I chose a coral dress and I did something really fancy with my fair.

For my from I wanted that classic look so I chose to do a high bun (my signature look in high school) and a big poofy dress.

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If only I had know to take the seatbelt off because I would need this picture for a future blog post!

prom2Dressed and ready to go take pictures.

We are so lucky that we have a beautiful mansion in town that opens their doors so we can take pictures on the grounds and inside. I’m even luckier because I’ve volunteered there!

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Off to dance the night away!

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Photo booth fun!

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After a long night of dancing and eating dessert at a dessert bar in town I was ready for bed.

It seems like the ballgown is not in style this year so I had a tough time finding exact matches but I found a few blue dresses along the same lines:

Navy Gown

Off the Shoulder Light Blue Gown

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My biggest suggestion though is to go to consignment stores! Most of my formal dresses came from consignment stores!

Can’t wait to show you what my senior semi dress looked like! Hint it’s nothing like my first two…

xox,

Marissa

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Weekly Style 13

It’s still winter but I’m dreaming of spring!

Today’s feature is Draper James, Reese Witherspoon’s clothing line!

I have personally never bought anything from Draper James because unfortunately I am on a college girl budget but all of these pieces are adorable!  Reese if you’re out there reading this, and you need anyone to try on your clothes hit a girl up!

Lace Sweater Dress

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This post was going to be completely dedicated to Valentine’s Day but I saw this and had to add it in! This dress is perfect for those spring days when it’s cool in the morning and heats up throughout the day. I love the flower details, it’s so sweet! The navy makes this dress perfect for summer and transitioning into fall as well.

And now onto Valentine’s Day Style by Draper James!

Louise Sweater Dress

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If you have a hot date coming up in two and a half weeks this is perfect! You can choose to wear statement earrings or simple pearls would look great! If you want to combine pearls and statement earrings check out these from KJP! They come in so many colors but I think the Modern Swan would compliment this dress so well!

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Jacquard Scallop Skirt

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This skirt has all the details! From the scallops to the pattern and even small jewels at the bottom, this has it all. I’m envisioning two looks with this: either a white or black shirt and a pop of color for the shoes (reds/pinks) or a pop of color on top and black shoes.Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 6.09.51 PM

Love You More Tee

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If you’re like me and you have no plans and would like to dress it down a little, this tee is perfect. And you always have the option to dress it up with their Blooming Lace Skirt if that’s more your style.

Ashley Peplum Sleeve Sweater

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Last but not least is this adorable sweater. The sleeves are so cute! And I love the detailing! I would style this with the earrings above but choose the red.

I hope you guys liked my Valentine’s Day ideas! Comment your Valentine’s Day plans below!

Stay Stylish!

xox,

Marissa

 

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Photos are not mine, they are the display images from the Draper James or KJP website.