Perfect Summer Dress: Midi & Ruffles

Hello lovelies!

I hope everyone is having a great week!  I am sharing this fabulous dress that I wore in Miami – it was lightweight, did not wrinkle easily and I love the army color.  I added my new favorite earrings that I am wearing on repeat (the are only $32 and they go with everything).  I received constant compliments when I wore them around Miami.  I completed the look with some wedges and a simple but beautiful black bag.  I love the simplicity of this bag and it also comes with a cross-body strap which is the icing on the cake (it also comes in a lovely natural color which is a great neutral).  It is roomy enough to carry my camera and accessories that I may or may not have purchased as I was walking around 🙂

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Ruffle Dress

Circle Earrings (at $32 dollars a must have)

Crossbody bag

Wide Leather Belt

sunnies (I just bought these and adore them)

Chloé shoes (old but really love these wedges here and here)

 

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midi ruffle summer dress maxwell mini transport bag madewell circle earrings miu miu black sunnies outfit for sightseeing vacation travel petite blogger

midi ruffle summer dress maxwell mini transport bag madewell circle earrings miu miu black sunnies outfit for sightseeing vacation travel petite blogger

midi ruffle summer dress maxwell mini transport bag madewell circle earrings miu miu black sunnies outfit for sightseeing vacation travel petite blogger

midi ruffle summer dress maxwell mini transport bag madewell circle earrings miu miu black sunnies outfit for sightseeing vacation travel petite blogger

Have a great weekend!

love,

sannam and style fashion blog

Photography:  Mr. Wonderful

Gingham Mania

Hi lovelies!

Hope everyone is enjoying this amazing weather!  Gingham is no longer just for tablecloths – it has been transformed into fun dresses, tops, skirts and even shoes for summer.  Nothing says summer time like gingham.  It is a lightweight cotton that drapes beautifully and is perfect for summer heat.  I wore this outfit to lunch and got tons of compliments.  I belted my dress and added fun flats.  I became instantly brunch ready!

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Gingham dress

belt

white blazer

satin sandals (love them in this neutral color here)

Louis Vuitton clutch (old but love these pink option here and here)

stud earrings

Tom Ford sunnies and here (free shipping)

Here are some of my other gingham favorites:

gingham button down

gingham blazer

gingham off the top shoulder

gingham convertible sleeve top

gingham fit and flare dress

Have a great week!

love,

sannam and style fashion blog

Blushing Pink at the Christian Siriano Show

Hello lovelies!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! I must confess, I have been enjoying my fall break in Rosemary with the kiddos and Mr. Wonderful, so my blog was on the back burner all week. There is nothing like a week away from home to recharge the batteries. Lucky for me, it also happened to be South Walton Fashion Week, so I was able to attend a number of shows and to see some amazing new emerging talent (as well as the Christian Siriano pre-show peek at Alys beach!) The weather was perfect – blue skies, puffy clouds and a great breeze. Since the show was outdoors, I decided to keep things fun and easy with this super cute pink full skirt (I had mine shortened) and a loose white button down shirt. To give the outfit a little “edge”, I added my studded pumps and a fun belt. I also grabbed my favorite new clutch from Misela (which I purchased at Atrium RTW at a recent trunk show; and the best part – I got to pick my colors and stitching, so of course it is blush pink….)

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Pink skirt (more sizes here)

White Blouse

 belt

Misela bag via AtriumRTW

sunglasses

Shoes

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Flirty & Feminine: Black Ruffled Dress

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I hope everyone has been having a great week! The rain has been falling steadily here, but today started with a glimmer of sunshine through my window and it is amazing how much my mood has improved. As I recall sunnier days, I am taken back to this photo shoot from Rosemary Beach…..I am always looking for a fun flirty dress, and when I came across this one it was instant love! The black background with the cream embroidery is the perfect balance of delicate and flirty, and the ruffles across the bodice complement the fun, flirty feel. The dress also comes in a mint green which is gorgeous!

Given all of the embroidery and ruffles on this dress (which deserve to be the center of attention), I added no accessories other than my usual daily jewelry, black block heels (totally on trend) and a black-detailed straw bag. As you know, I love an item of clothing that can do double duty – I have also styled this dress as a fun top, adding a long black skirt and a wide black belt on bottom – no one was the wiser! The dress became two separate pieces of clothing, which makes it a great option for vacation packing….

I have also styled with dress with black ballet flats and a chic black cross-body bag for easy day-to-day errands after school drop-off.

I hope that gives you some good ideas for multiple stylings for the dress!

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Ruffle Dress (in mint green here)

block heels (and here)

Olive Design Bag

Cartier bracelets, Zadoks custom ring

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Taupe Midi Ruffles & Lace-Up Booties

Hello lovelies!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer! I have just wrapped up all of my travels, and I am trying to get back into the swing of things. Every year like clockwork I swear I will keep up with posts over the summer, but between kids home from school and time at the beach, I pretty much end up Rosé All Day (literally…..) But it was definitely an amazing summer, and I miss the sand and surf already (as far as the kids – I am ready for school to start!)
I want to share this amazing dress that I came across at Banana Republic! Since Marissa Webb took over as their Creative Director, there has been a plethora of cool new items added to the collection that are spot-on for day and night. The color of this dress is perfect beach chic (it was the first thing that drew me to it), and the midi-length is very contemporary. The ruffles give it a soft and feminine touch, which is one of my favorite stylings.
I wore the dress out to dinner with friends and kept things simple with lace-up booties and a vintage gold belt. The gold textured belt was the perfect companion to show off the simplicity of the taupe dress. I also recently wore the dress running around for a quick-lunch with white Converse All-Star sneakers and a cross-body bag for a perfectly relaxed look. I cannot wait to style it again for an upcoming return-to-Houston girls night out. I am going to wear it with a big bib necklace, ankle boots and a cropped moto jacket (pictures to come!). I love a versatile piece of clothing, and this dress is perfect from brunch to cocktails to dinner!

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Flutter dress

Lace up shoes (and here)

vintage belt via Cheeky Vintage

Hoops

Cartier bracelets

clutch (similar here)

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Beach Vacay: Maxi Dress Time

Hello lovelies!

I hope everyone is having a great summer!  I hear the temperatures in Houston are soaring!  I am grateful to be in Rosemary Beach enjoying my cool evenings and beautiful beaches.  It is difficult to combat the heat and still look chic.  Maxi dresses are effortless, easy and double as a beach cover up.  I can never resist something that is so multi-functional.  I find it difficult sometimes to find a maxi dress that is chic and not tropical crazy.  This maxi dress is 100% cotton (perfect for summer) and I love the basic shape with the gorgeous pink color.  Also you can’t beat the price at $29.99.  I stayed with the bohemian vibe with some long necklaces and a straw bag.  And off I go to a yummy lunch at La Créma (fantastic tapas restaurant).

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Target maxi (sold out online but you can try locating in store – I also love this peach one here)

beaded necklace (old)

straw bag (mine is old but love this one here)

shoes

Cartier bracelets, Saint Laurent ring, custom ring Zadok’s

Miu Miu sunnies

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Spring Floral Pattern Trend

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Hope everyone is having a great week!  One of my favorite trends from the Spring runways is the bold floral pattern.  Florals and patterns have been around the past few seasons, but this season the florals became bolder and more vivid.  It was seen all over, including Victoria Beckham and her Moroccan exotic flora, Michael Kors who was bluebell crazy, and Kate Spade’s show positively screamed flowers.  When I came across this dress I fell in love with the color and the silhouette.  The pigmentation of the purple and green is absolutely stunning in person.  I kept all of my accessories simple to keep the focus on the florals.  Summer Brunch, here I come!

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Floral dress (40% off)

Maroon belt

Booties (triple points right now)and also available here

Ippolita ring (smaller version here)

Cartier bracelets, custom ring

Earrings – custom love these here and here

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Spring Thoughts: White Tunic Dress

Hello lovelies!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I embraced my inner Texas and went to the rodeo yesterday.  My kids had a blast – I came home and fell asleep at 5:30pm…..and proceeded to sleep until morning.  Thank you Mr. Wonderful for letting me take the evening and night off!

I love tassels – doesn’t everyone?  There is a huge resurgence in tassels this spring.  I see them everywhere from scarves to shoes (hello flats and sandals here).  I saw the tassels on this dress and was pretty sold.  That small detail elevates this from a boring white tunic to pure fun.  It is a heavy weight cotton, not see through at all (which can be a problem with white sometimes).  I threw on my favorite new necklace and hints of blue and I was ready for my beach stroll…..

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white dress (i like the top version as well here)

necklace

bag via Alys Shoppe

Cartier bracelets, Zadok custom ring, Bulgari ring, Dior earrings

shoes (super old but love these flue flats here, here, here and here)

 

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Seeing Stars: Cosmic Trend

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I hope everyone is having a great week!  While perusing several magazines I recently noticed that there is a huge trend with the cosmos going on.  I have seen stars everywhere from the Hollywood walk to street style.  I love whimsy in all things so this captured my imagination.  When I saw this ephemeral dress –  I literally saw stars.  At the beach keeping it simple is key, hence my straw bag and a simple pearl necklace.  Brunch here I come…

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dress (25% off right now with code BIGEVENT16)

necklace (25% off )

Olive Design bag

Shoes (very old but love these gold wedges here and these here are 25% off)

Dior earrings (luxe for less here for 25% off)

Bulgari ring, Cartier bracelets, Zadok’s custom ring)

Ray Ban sunnies (25% off)

Lipstick

 

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Oz Beach Style: Gingham & Straw

Hello lovelies!

Sorry for the late post today, but I have been unpacking and getting back into the swing of things. The beach was just dreamy – there is no other way for me to say it. I LOVE our new house, and I cannot wait to start putting my personal stamp on it. I was extremely busy with getting the house ready, but I generally found time for some fun lunches and dinners. I adore this dress that I wore out to lunch – it is extremely lightweight and the shape is fun and flirty for summer.Throw in the gingham print (which reminds me of the Dorothy dress from Oz, but much chicer and more modern), and that coupled with my mood was the trifecta of fabulous.

With Oz heavy on my brain I added a straw bag by Olive design. One of my dearest friends just started her own business making these fabulous straw bags and I am madly in love with them. They are the perfect size and extremely whimsical – so of course they have my name all over them! Follow her on Instagram and place an order (she does custom orders – can anyone say blush pink?)

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Gingham dress

Olive design bag

Shoes (last year but this pair is super similar here)

Rose Quartz necklace

Dior earrings (similar luxe for less here)

Cartier bracelets, Bulgari ring, Zadok’s custom ring

 

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