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Spring Style Part II

We’re moving on up and looking at pants/skirts for the spring season. Following the social distance order, the malls near me have begun to close as well so why not spend some time online shopping. Even if you’re not in the mood to buy anything, I know I’ll be looking through websites just for something to do.

I’ve been saying this for awhile, but I’m finally starting to incorporate workplace attire into my style posts! Now that I’m preparing for my full time clinicals (!!!) it’s becoming more and more important for me to start transitioning my closet to match the working world.

Paper Bag Pants

J. Crew Factory: Chambray Tie-Waist Pant | Banana Republic Factory: Paperbag Shorts

The tie-waist style is one of my favorites! I think it’s so fun and it adds a little something, without you needing to find the perfect belt. Both of these are also great spring colors and can seamlessly transition into your summer wardrobe.

Gingham

Forever 21: Gingham Button-Front Skort | J. Crew Factory: Gingham Winnie Pant

Who doesn’t love gingham? I feel like we completely skipped over winter and so it’s easy to break out the skirts (or skorts) a little earlier this year! I find that if it’s on the cooler side I pick either a long sleeve top and short bottoms or full length pants and a short sleeve shirt. To make the Winnie pants a little more springy, I would pair it with a basic lavender tee.

Florals

Loft: Lily Riviera Pants | Forever 21: Floral Tiered Flounce-Hem Skirt

What says spring more than florals? I can’t even tell you how excited I got when we were driving through Virginia for Spring Break and I saw all the flowers on the trees. To me, it’s a sign that winter is over and warmer weather is here to stay so why not break out all the florals.

That’s all I have for you today! In light of everything that’s going on in the world, make sure to take some time for yourself and wash your hands!

Stay stylish!

xox,

Marissa

All photos are the stock photos from the company’s website!

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Spring Shoes

There’s something about spring that makes me want to go shopping for a whole new wardrobe. So when contemplating what I should talk about on the blog this week, I figured why not start from the bottom and work our way up.

Flats

Kelly & Katie: Weslyne Ballet Flat in Dusty Rose

I worked at DSW the summer before I started college and I was always a huge fan of the Kelly & Katie shoes and this shoe is no exception. There are two things about this shoe that I’m really loving: the scallops and the color. Together, those two make it the perfect spring shoe! I think it’s also versatile and depending on your outfit you can wear them to work or out to dinner with friends. Better act fast these are on clearance!

Journee Collection: Lana Flat in Light Pink

There’s a theme already! It’s no secret pastels are associated with spring, and one of my favorite pastels is pink! Ballet flats are easily my go-to shoe but sometimes if they don’t fit quite right, you lose one walking up the stairs and then everyone has to stop for you and somehow it’s not the Cinderella moment you were expecting (not from personal experience of anything).

Slip-Ons

Easy Street: Sailor Slip-On in Navy

Personally, I don’t see the navy in this one but I do see a great spring color! This would look so cute with cuffed jeans and a white eyelet top. This one also looks like they’d be super comfortable if you end up standing on your feet a lot.

TOMS: Kelli Slip-On in Gold

TOMS are some of my favorite shoes and I love that they’re expanding into newer styles! I think the tassels give this such a nice touch. The canvas is the perfect spring to summer transition, I think it would look great with linen dresses! They could even make their way into fall with the tassel colors!

Sandals

Sam Edelman: Patti Sandal in Beige

Sam Edelman was always another one of my favorites to look at! While I don’t have them yet, I think everyone needs a nice beige sandal. These would be the perfect match for any Easter dress or your best brunch outfit.

Kelly & Katie: Paisly Sandal in Gold

I can’t say I’m surprised that Kelly & Katie made it on the list again. I have a pair very similar to these and it’s all I wear all summer! They’re so comfortable, I’ve spent the whole day wandering around Boston in them. The only downside? You get some absolutely wild tan lines!

I hope you enjoyed this little round up! I always love doing these types of posts because it’s like online shopping without my bank account suffering. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Stay stylish!

xox,

Marissa

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving and you know what that means… Christmas is in full swing! All those people that wait until Thanksgiving are finally on board and it’s full steam ahead.

I wanted to share three holiday looks you can recreate for holiday parties or Christmas dinner.

A Night at the Nutcracker

Similar sweater. Similar skirt. Houndstooth coat. Nutcracker pouch.

A majority of this outfit is something you can find in your closet! If you have a neutral sweater and skirt combo all you need to invest in is a purse, and even though it’s something I only use once a year, it was a great investment.

Pretty in Plaid

Red plaid dress. Short sleeve plaid dress.

Plaid is such a great holiday pattern. These dresses would be perfect for a Christmas Eve party. The LL Bean boots give it a real New England look!

Sweater Weather

Ribbed cowl neck sweater dress. Cable knit sweater dress.

The first dress linked has the fun cowl neck while the second one comes in a great holiday red! My favorite part of this outfit was that my earrings had little bows on them! Kate Spade has cute bow studs, but I got my drop earrings from Charming Charlie (same place as my Nutcracker purse). If you’re like me and loved accessorizing from Charming Charlie, I have good news for you- they’re coming back! As for your Christmas look, I’ll give you bonus points if you coordinate with your dog!

I hope this helped give you some ideas on what to wear this holiday season. Let me know what you’re wearing in the comments below!

xox,

Marissa

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Make a Statement

pineapple earrings
The cutest pineapple earrings from SUGARFIX by BaubleBar. You can find them here.

Hello friends!

Before we get into today’s style post I just wanted to share something exciting: today is the second anniversary of Sunflowers & Seersucker! While my first blog post went live on August 28th, today is the day I created an Instagram and started sharing on my corner of the Internet! If you have any fun ideas for posts on the 28th let me know!

Statement earrings are always a good idea. While I tend to wear pearls every day, I also don’t shy away from the fact that sometimes you need to grab attention. And while pearls complete most looks, sometimes you just need something flashy.

Today I’m sharing my favorite SUGARFIX earrings because while I love BaubleBar, I am definitely balling on a budget. You can click on any of the pictures to be brought to Target’s website.

palmetto earrings

Nothing screams summer quite like palmettos which makes these a great summer earring. Whether you’re vacationing in the tropics or trying to bring the sunshine to you, these are a must. They also have a cute blush pink which really brings out the heart shape.

lobster earrings

I may just be the only New Englander who doesn’t like lobster rolls but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate these earrings. If you’ll be spending anytime on the Cape, in Maine, or anywhere in between this summer you’ll probably want to add these to your cart.

beach themed hoops

Palm Beach anyone? The bright colors and seashells make these a must for a tropical vacation! My favorite touch is definitely the starfish.

bright fringe earrings

If you’re looking for something bold, look no further. These fringe earrings are perfect to add a pop of color to any look. They also come in lilac and black if you’re looking for something more subdued. While they are a little more laid back in color, they still add the perfect finishing touch.

Let me know which pair is your favorite!

Stay stylish!

xox,

Marissa

Photos of the earrings are not mine and belong to Target!

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A Preppy Penny: A Dressy Valentine’s Day

Alright ladies it’s time to break out the LBDs. In true “ballin’ on a budget” style, we’re using your go-to black dress for a night on the town.

If you didn’t know, I work at Banana Republic Factory Store and I love my job! The people I work with are great and the discounts are so helpful! I was working one of the markdown shifts last summer and as soon as I finished all my work I put this on hold.

One of the ways to get clothes on a budget is take advantage of factory stores! They often have the same quality clothes for much cheaper!

The best part of this outfit is that everything I’m wearing I already had (or borrowed from my mom’s closet!) But, while my grandmother taught me everyone should have a LBD I have linked some below incase you need to invest!

Here is the link for the first dress: cute off-the-shoulder This one is much similar to the one I chose to wear and it is $49 at Lulu’s.

Here is the link for the second dress: little black dress- scalloped dress I love the scalloped details on this one, it’s os fun! This one also comes from Lulu’s and is $46. Neither of these photos are mine they come from Lulu’s website!

While both of these are on the more expensive side, I like to look at thing in how many hours at Banana it’s worth and both of these dresses come in at about 4 hours, but they are dresses you can wear again and again. They’re also more expense because they’re made in the U.S.! I’m working on a post really soon about the importance of being mindful while shopping and paying attention to who made your clothes!

To all my high school/college girls: you get an extra 20% off at Lulu’s. Another huge way to save money: flash that student ID! So many retailers will give you a discount for being in school. Always be on the search for discounts, one I just learned about the other day- all restraints at the mall I work at give 10% to employees who work at the plaza. There’s a discount out there for everything you just have to find it!

Accessorizing is always a must! I went with my classic pearls and two pearl bracelets I got from Claire’s forever ago!

And if you’re from New England you’re going to need a coat!

This is the same coat I wrote about in my dressed down Valentine’s Day post. While Old Navy doesn’t have the same exact coat they have a very similar one you can find here on their website and it’s on sale for $45!

Last but not least: the shoes.

Now shoes are definitely my weakness, my first part time job was at DSW and I bought so many shoes while I was there. These shoes are anything but cheap, they’re from Lilly Pulitzer and I’m so lucky my Nana, my mom, and a $25 off coupon helped fund them. Graduation here we come!

Here is a link to the embellished Amber Lynn sandals.

Here is a link to similar, and way more affordable pair from Indigo Rd. called the Sadie Sandal. They’re on sale at DSW right now for $30! The photo below is from DSW’s website!

Well that’s all I have for you! Have a happy Valentine’s Day! I can’t wait to see what you all wore!

xox,

Marissa

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A Preppy Penny: Winter Staples

As much as I love searching through stores and picking out my favorite pieces to feature on Sunflowers and Seersucker I realized that’s just not me! In the new year I want to continue blogging and make sure what I put out is the most authentic me possible. That being said, I’m a college student so while I can dream about having a separate closet for all my shoes right now I’m finding the most versatile pieces at the best bargain.

So welcome to my newest fashion series: A Preppy Penny! This series is all about ballin’ on a budget and being fashionable frugal. One of my favorite ways to shop for clothes is by going to consignment stores, I’d like to thank my mom for introducing me to consignment stores because they’ve been a treasure hunt ever since. Since you never know what they are going to have, the trick to consignment stores is finding ones that take in your style. My favorite stores are on the Cape as you can always find Lilly there! For this series I’m going to be searching online for clothes I can share the best deals with you but I encourage you to start looking in consignment stores!

Without further ado… today’s outfit:

You’ve definitely seen this photo before but I love it! My jacket (Gap) and skirt (Loft) were from consignment stores but my sweater is from Banana Republic Factory.

I found a white sweater similar to mine from New York & Co. It’s on sale right now so it’s only $20!

While I couldn’t find a skirt exactly like mine J. Crew Factory had a similar grey and black plaid one for only $24.

Last but not least is the coat! My best suggestion for finding the best price would be to search black tweed coat on Poshmark. I found quite a few for as low as $25-30! I found a similar long coat from

. This is a little more expensive but in my opinion, but it’s important to invest in a good coat because you’ll wear it every day.

One last look at the final product!

Happy shopping! Let me know what good deals you find!

xox,

Marissa