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Traveling in Style: The Cutest Weekend Get Away Tote, Gym, Yoga, Beach, or Diaper Bag, etc- That You Need This Summer

Heading somewhere for a weekend getaway? Needing a new Travel Tote? Gym Bag? Yoga Bag? Diaper Bag? No matter what you’re needing a new bag for- Travel in Style with any of Stella & Dot’s Get Away Totes! They’re seriously the perfect travel companions! Y’all have seen me feature this beauty over and over again- because it’s JUST. THAT. GOOD!

The totes are available in multiple different super adorable prints, has an easy, wipeable material, and is convertible and expands in a zip for spontaneous shopping.

  • Measurements: 14 1/4″ Height (zipped) 19 1/4″ Height (unzipped) x 15 1/2″ Length x 8″ Depth x 8″ Strap Drop
  • Exterior: Woven fabric with vegan leather trim, front slit pocket, top zipper closure
  • Interior: Pocket with zip closure
  • Lining: Wipeable coral/white print lining
  • Hardware: 9k Plated Gold
  • 2 way versatility: Detachable & adjustable cross body strap included

I’ve used mine as a diaper bag, gym bag, yoga bag, beach bag, and it’s TSA Approved for flight travel! ✈️ Sophia and I are headed to warmer weather this weekend- sunny Florida, here we come! ✨ And of course, we’ll be traveling in style with this beauty!

SHOP: Stella & Dot: Click HERE for the Get Away Tote in Black/Cream Stripe (Pictured Above) OR Click HERE to shop/browse all prints and travel bags!

Don’t forget to add the matching pouf! They’re so adorable! I always like to have a smaller pouch for my larger bags to put smaller items in that I don’t want getting lost at the bottom of my totes. Something for my chapstick, lipsticks, make up, sunscreen, cash, cards, etc!

Happy Traveling, Friends!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

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The Low Down on Mom Jeans: Tips // Tricks // How to Style // Spring 2018 Fashion

Happy Friday, Y’all! This week has been a hectic one- to say the least. But the good news is, WE MADE IT! Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back like I am! Haha.

I’m a HUGE fan of mom jeans! You can dress them up or down and accomplish any look you’re going for, effortlessly. I personally thought I couldn’t pull them off but I stepped out of my comfort zone and bought a pair- and to my surprise, they were actually extremely flattering! I am now hooked. There are so many looks you can achieve with a good pair of mom jeans, from cool and casual to chic street-style looks.

Today I’m showing you just a few of my top style tips for “mom” jeans, giving you the direct links to shop the looks, and what fab accessories I’m pairing with my similar looks!

LOOK NUMBER ONE: Throw on some heels, a cool neutral blouse, and add accessories. Boom. You’ve got an effortless (super adorable) street-style look! What’s even better, I’m sure you already have a blouse you could pair with the jeans in your closet. 

Get the Look:
BLOUSE (under $20) // JEANS (Also HERE on sale for $30) // HEELS (Under $40)

ACCESSORIES TO PAIR:

1. Stella & Dot | Ava BackPack

 

 

2. Stella & Dot |Eloisa Statement Necklace

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3. Audrey Statement Earrings // Stella & Dot

 

 

 

LOOK NUMBER TWO: This look is perfect for transitioning into the upcoming Spring and summer months! Add a chunky (or an oversized lightweight) sweater, give it a good front tuck into your jeans, throw on some neutral pointy toe mules and add accessories. Casual and stylish is as easy as 1-2-3!

Get the Look:
SIMILAR SWEATER (on sale, under $20) // SIMILAR JEANS // FLATS (under $25!)

ACCESSORIES TO PAIR:

  1. Stella & Dot | Marseilles Tote
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2. Pave Petal RING & EARRING STUDS

 

 

3. DANNIKA FLORAL NECKLACE
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4. ESMEE CUFF

 

 

 

LOOK NUMBER THREE: You can add some classic edge to any basic outfit by throwing on a black leather or moto jacket. I’m absolutely loving this look!

GET THE LOOK:
SIMILAR SHOES // SUPER SOFT BASIC WHITE TEE (under $30) // JEANS (UNDER $30) // SIMILAR JACKET (Moto- ON SALE $36)

ACCESSORIES TO PAIR: Stella & Dot

1. AVA BACKPACK (yes, again- because it’s that good!)

 

2. PAVE DUO RING

 

3. RHETT CUFF (Available in both Gold and Silver)

 

 

Which of these outfit ideas is your favorite? How do you wear your “mom” jeans? Tell or share your style in the comments!

Happy Friday, Gorgeous!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

Summer 2018 Women’s Fashion and Accessories Essentials List

My summer 2018 uniform includes a whole lot of crisp white and straw details with pops of gorgeous color. You can’t ever go wrong with a white top, Distressed Denim and statement accessories!

I’m so excited to share with you my favorite pieces from Stella & Dot’s all new Summer 2018 Line!

Number 1:

Summer 2018 Women’s Fashion Accessories White Chandeliers Fringe Earrings

SHOP | Stella & Dot // The Roman Chandeliers

These beauties are your perfect go-to chandelier. These Chandeliers feature delicate chains that nest beautifully within a teardrop shape and have soft white tassels. They go with EVERYTHING and are a must have in your accessories wardrobe!

Product Details:

• Vintage Gold Finish

• 2 ¼”, Medium Weight

• Sterling Silver Ear Wire

Summer 2018 Women’s Fashion Accessories White Chandeliers Fringe Earrings

NUMBER 2:

The perfect lightweight airy cotton lace white top for summer 2018 Women’s Fashion

SHOP | Stella & Dot // The Gertie Top (Sizes XS-XXL, & 1X-2X)

One of the main things that I love about Stella & Dot’s vast Clothing Line is that we all know one size does not fit all- not only are these pieces gorgeous and feminine, but they also come in all different sizes for every woman! Every single piece from this line is available in XS-XXL, and 1X-2X! (You can view the entire clothing line HERE)

Now onto this adorable top: Feminine eyelet lines the front and back while the ruffle sleeves are a billowy cotton. This style comes with a white knit camisole for coverage, but can easily be removed with hidden snaps. This is the perfect, light-weight, airy top for summer!

The perfect lightweight airy cotton lace white top for summer 2018 Women’s FashionThe perfect lightweight airy cotton lace white top for summer 2018 Women’s Fashion

Product Details & Suggested Care:

• Front, Back and Sleeve 100% Cotton; Camisole 100% Polyester

• Fits true to size

• Relaxed fit

• Hand wash cold. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Line dry. Cool iron if needed.

NUMBER 3:

2018 Women’s Summer Fashion AccessoriesI love this newest technique of printing organic and colorful prints on natural wood. This vintage gold versatile necklace can be worn all together, as a delicate choker, or as an ultra lightweight pendant!

SHOP | Stella & Dot // The Winona Layered Necklace

I love this newest technique of printing organic and colorful prints on natural wood. This vintage gold versatile necklace can be worn all together, as a delicate choker, or as an ultra lightweight pendant! (Shown below)

Product Details:

• Vintage Gold Finish

• 14”, 30” + 4” extender

• Lobster Clasp Closure

2018 Women’s Summer Fashion Accessories

Number 4:

The Harbor Versatile Summer 2018 Women’s Fashion Straw Hat

SHOP | Stella & Dot // The Harbor Versatile Hat

Enjoy the Summer sun with Stella & Dot’s adorable woven straw fedora. The really cool thing about these fedoras is that each hat comes with two interchangeable band options – a black pom pom band and a blue/gold fringe band (pictured below) – so you can mix and match to complement any outfit.

Women’s 2018 Summer Fashion Straw Fedora Hat

Product Details:

• Dimensions: 13 _” Length x 12 ¾” Width, Inner circumference 22 ½”

• Exterior: 88% Paper Yarn 12% Polyester

• Hardware: Removable Trimming

NUMBER 5:

Women’s 2018 Summer Fashion and Accessories Satchel Bag

SHOP | Stella & Dot // The Avalon Satchel

An update to Stella & Dot’s best selling Avalon tote, the Avalon Satchel is sure to follow suit as an instant classic. The interior also includes a removable pouch for extra storage!

Product Details:

• Dimensions: 15” L x 15” H x 5” W, Drop 10”

• Exterior: Perforated

• Interior: 11 ½” L x 8 ¼” W (inside pouch)

• Hardware: Gold Hardware

Women’s 2018 Summer Fashion and Accessories Satchel Bag

Women’s 2018 Summer Fashion and Accessories Satchel Bag

These are just a few of my top must-haves for summer, but you can view stella & dot’s entire NEW LINE HERE (warning- you’ll need EVERYTHING! It’s that good!)

Happy Sunday, Fashionistas!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

Pops of Color for Summer 2018 Women’s Fashion // Trendy and Affordable Statement Earrings // Rebecca Minkoff Collaboration

Bright, Fun, Adorable Pops of Color using Statement Earrings for Summer 2018 Fashion

SHOP | Stella & Dot // Nakoma Chandeliers // Persephonie Earrings // Rose Statement Earrings OR tap HERE to shop all statement earrings 💕

Summer is HERE and I couldn’t be more pleased! Warmer temps mean it’s time to kick that winter wardrobe to the curb and bust out pops of color (if you haven’t already) and update your accessories wardrobe with all of the new Summer 2018 Women’s Fashion Accessories styles to choose from this season!

With that being said, Stella & Dot has been collaborating with Global Luxury Brand Designer Rebecca Minkoff for quite some time now, and they just launched YET ANOTHER fabulous line of statement pieces that you NEED. NOW! Trust me on this one, ladies!

Bright, Fun, Adorable Pops of Color using Statement Earrings for Summer 2018 Fashion

Global luxury designer, entrepreneur and mother, Rebecca Minkoff has made her mark in the fashion industry with feminine, yet subtly edgy designs. In an exciting new collaboration, these special pieces are both delicate and powerful, bold and approachable!

Bring the island to you with pops of pink, green, and gorgeous blues. These bright beaded tassel chandeliers will be sure to make a fun statement with any outfit.

Pictures do NOT do these beauties justice, ladies! They’re perfection.

Details:

• Vintage Gold Finish

• 3 ”, Medium Weight

• Titanium Ear Posts

Bright, Fun, Adorable Pops of Color using Statement Earrings for Summer 2018 Fashion

SHOP | Persephonie Earrings

These beauties feature hand sewn beads in shades of green and teal that create the perfect pop of tropical color for your wardrobe! These are must-have statement earrings for your wardrobe this season! How fun are they?!

Details:

• 2 ¾”, Medium Weight

• Titanium Ear Posts

Bright, Fun, Adorable Pops of Color using Statement Earrings for Summer 2018 Fashion

SHOP | Rose Statement Earrings

These beauts also feature hand sewn beads but in shades of coral that also create the perfect pop of color for your wardrobe. They’re so bright and happy, making them PERFECT for any occasion.

Details:

• 2 ¾”, Medium Weight

• Titanium Ear Posts

Bright, Fun, Adorable Pops of Color using Statement Earrings for Summer 2018 Fashion

SHOP | Cece Earrings

And lastly, the gorgeous Cece Earrings! These hand-beaded geometric shaped earrings feature a gorgeous mint/teal color bead with small gold accents. These are selling out like CRAZY!

You can view the entire line HERE

Bright, Fun, Adorable Pops of Color using Statement Earrings for Summer 2018 Fashion

Happy Thursday, Fashionistas!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

Summer 2018 Beach Bag Essentials List

My Summer 2018 Beach Bag Essentials List is pretty basic- you need a good kimono, some heavy duty lipstick, a high quality mineral bronzing spray, a good pair of Statement Earrings, and of course, fashion magazines and an adorable straw tote!

SHOP | Stella & Dot:Earrings (under $45) // Straw Bag (under $75) // Kimono // Lipstick (or get my favorite trio set HERE– 3 colors for $20!) // Bronzing Sunscreen // Plush White Fur Rug (2’x6′ or 2’x3′)

1. A good statement earring and kimono is a must- These statement earrings from Stella & Dot will not disappoint! Hand beaded geometric shapes playfully create the perfect pop of color. They feature a Shiny Gold Finish, have a 2 ½”, Statement Weight and Titanium Ear Posts.

2. The kimono linked above is another favorite from Nordstrom, Featuring a silky finish and bright floral print. This ultra-versatile kimono can be tossed over any outfit to make it instantly more stylish!

3. This Bronzing Mineral Sunscreen is from my beloved Target- It’s an all natural opaque mineral bronzing sunscreen with SPF 30 and is infused with probiotics and caffeine to keep your skin healthy and tight while protecting it. It’s free of chemical UV absorbers and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes! It’s balanced formula makes it easy to apply evenly and it’s a non-propellant continuous spray. It’s also 100% vegan & cruelty-free!

4. A pouf/pouch to keep all of your important small items (cash, credit cards, lipstick, chapstick, etc) from getting lost in your tote! Here are a few of my favorites:

Stella & Dot // Photo Floral Pouf

Stella & Dot // Embroidered Lashes Mini Pouch

Stella & Dot // Black/Cream Stripe Pouf

There are so many more prints/styles to choose from! You can shop/browse them all HERE

So plan that trip in style! What are your must-have travel companions? Let me know in the comments below! Happy Monday, Fashionistas!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

Sparkle Like Meghan Markle // Affordable Duchess Accessories That You’ll Never Want to Take Off

Alright ladies! It’s time to Sparkle Like Megan Markle with Stella & Dot’s Duchess Collection! Gorgeous, Affordable Duchess Jewelry that you’ll never want to take off! These beauties look like the real diamond stunners and each piece is under $50! Click the direct link under each photo to shop directly OR Shop the Collection HERE and HERE

DUCHESS STUDS // $29

A halo of sparkly CZ crystals surrounds these beautiful clear studs. Tap into a touch of royalty 👑

Details:

• Shiny Silver Plating

• 3/8″, Feather Weight

• Titanium Ear Posts

DUCHESS PENDANT // $39

Details:

• Shiny Silver Finish

• 16” with 3” Extender

• Lobster Clasp Closure

The ELINA RING // $39

Sparkly faceted CZ crystals adorn this delicate yet stunning halo ring. I wear it any time I travel because I hate taking my real diamonds with me!

Details:

• Shiny Rhodium Finish

• Available in Sizes 5-9

And lastly,

The ELINA DROP EARRINGS // $39

Details:

• Shiny Silver Finish

• ¾”, Feather Weight

Happy Saturday, Fashionistas!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

The Best 2018 Pre-Memorial Day Sales Happening Right Now // American Eagle // Stella & Dot

More Rose please! 😏

Today I’m sharing with you two of the best 2018 Pre Memorial Day Sales to hop on right now! I’m also highlighting pieces that I just ordered to update my Summer Wardrobe!

STELLA & DOT:

Stella & Dot is having their HUGE promotional sale right now! A client favorite- that’s right, ladies, Dot Dollars is BACK! For every $50 spent, you get $25 back in Dot Dollars! Literally shopping at 50% off! So- spend $100, get $50 back, spend $150, get $75 back, etc etc! No code needed. An email will be sent to you with your Dot Dollars Codes to use after your qualifying purchase during the redemption period.

Here are a few of my top Stella & Dot Summer must-haves:

SHOP | Stella & Dot // Harbor Versatile Hat Enjoy the Summer sun with this adorable woven straw fedora! Each hat comes with two band options – a black pom pom band and a blue/gold fringe band – so you can mix and match to complement any outfit this season! // American Eagle Distressed Denim Shorts // HERE (be sure to continue reading for that $10, $25 or $40 off code with American Eagle’s Pre-Memorial Day Sale!) // Similar “Rose” Tank // HERE (under $25!) // Metallic Flat Sandals (SOLD OUT) Similar style I’m crushing on from Target HERE (under $25!)

Some more Stella & Dot must-haves this summer:

SHOP | Stella & Dot // Signature Engravable Clover Necklace // Signature Engravable Bar Necklace Available in Gold, Rose Gold & Silver with 2 different styles to choose from- and yes, personalization is absolutely free! // Pave Horn Charm with any of the Delicate Chains

AMERICAN EAGLE:

SHOP | AMERICAN EAGLE // X High Waisted Distressed Jegging

Y’all know I love some AE jeans- they highlight all the right places, if you know what I mean! 😏

Now (5/17) through Monday (5/21) you can score $10 off $50, $25 off $100, and $40 off $150+ using code YAYMAY at checkout!

Some other AE pieces I snagged & their direct links:

American Eagle Double V Ruffle Romper

AE Ruffle Peplum Criss-Front Romper (ON SALE- ONLY $13.99!!!)

AE NeXt Level Midi Short

Want to know my secret on doubling up the savings? Shop all the women’s clearance & then add the promotion that fits your cart total!

That’s part one- stay tuned for part two! Happy shopping, Fashionistas!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies