White Marble Beaded Apple Watch Bands | Cute, Trendy, and Affordable!

If you didn’t catch my last post on these Stylish, SUPER CUTE Marble Beaded Apple Watch Bands from Sophia Ann Boutique, fear not, friends! I’m highlighting them, AGAIN- because they’re that good! These Marble Apple Watch Bands are trendy, stylish and extremely affordable.

Made with the highest quality materials, these Marble Beaded Bands are available for watch sizes 38 MM and 42 MM, with 3 different wrist sizes to choose from to get your perfect fit!

Each band is equipped with high quality marble howlite beads attached to a Sterling Silver Adapter for easy installation on your beloved Apple Watch.

If I haven’t SOLD you yet- these beauties are only $56 USD + FREE US SHIPPING for a limited time! I’m not kidding- you won’t find another band for less than $65 before shipping ladies, so hop on it!


And don’t even get me started on the adorable packaging that these bands come in..




Have you ordered yours yet?
Have you told your marble lovin’ fashionista girlfriends yet?!

If not, grab one before they’re gone & you can thank me later. 🙂

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies


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


2018 Cute Spring & Summer Rompers that we Need-Now // Sophia Ann Boutique

Needing a few new cute Spring and Summer Rompers? Look no further. I just have to talk about this gorgeous new romper from my clothing boutique, Sophia Ann Boutique! www.sophiaann.com

We all know that I’m personally obsessed with Rompers- and for a good reason! Not only are there so many different ways to wear them, you can dress them up or down with minimal effort for a day to night look.


Rompers are extremely easy to wear- if I’m having “one of those days” where I just don’t feel like putting a full-on outfit together (mama’s, I know you know exactly what I’m talking about!) rompers and dresses are my go-to! They truly are closet staples!

This specific romper is classy and chic, is lined and has a gorgeous button-down v-neck detailing that I’m obsessed with! (It’s all about those details, ladies!) Woven light teal polyester fabric parades down a fitted, button down v-neck top bodice that flows down into adorable, relaxed, and breezy shorts. The long, flowy sleeves have elasticized cuffs and this romper is extremely flattering on all body types!

For a chic-and-effortless day look I’ll be pairing this specific romper with a flirty wedge ($32)- the cardigan, floppy hat, and bag that I linked above for you, and my favorite layering necklaces from Stella & Dot (I’ll post them below!)

1. Stella & Dot | Kari Layered Necklace (Also Available in Silver)

This necklace is an accessories wardrobe staple because it’s delicate and versatile to complement any look. It features a shiny gold (or silver) hammered pendant and arc that’s suspended from two delicate chains. You can wear them together as one cohesive look or they come apart so that you can wear each strand separately!

• Shiny Gold (or Silver) Finish
• 18″ 33″ with 2″ Extender
• Lobster Clasp Closure

I’ll be adding another layer to the Kari Necklace with:

2. Stella & Dot | Signature Engravable Disc Necklace (Also Available in Silver and Rose Gold)

These personalized beauties are a great gift for yourself or someone that you love! You can personalize with initials, name, dates, geographic coordinates, and more. I personally have my marriage monogram engraved on mine- and all engraving is complementary!

• 16″ length with 2″ extender.
• 23 mm round disc.
• Gold-plated brass. (Also Silver and Rose Gold)
• Pouch included


Just because Monday’s are boring doesn’t mean your outfit has to be!
xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies


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)


1. Stella & Dot | Ava BackPack



2. Stella & Dot |Eloisa Statement Necklace



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!)


  1. Stella & Dot | Marseilles Tote










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!



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




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

Enjoying our Spring Saturday // Garden, Icecream, Laughter, and a whole-lotta gorgeous North Carolina weather!

Saturday’s are for shopping (obviously) so today we did something we haven’t done yet in this town..

Those of y’all that know me personally or have been following along with me for a while now already know that I try to avoid shopping malls like the plague. For many reasons, but the main one being my anxiety skyrocketing from being around way too many random people at once- all pushing and shoving trying to find the “deals” that these big corporate stores are having that day- no thank you. I need my personal space and don’t enjoy strangers brushing up on me. However, since we couldn’t find these particular shades that Jeff was eyeing at another brick-and-mortar store, we knew the mall would surely have them- and they did.

I’m pretty sure this was also the first trip to the mall that Sophia will actually remember- and let me tell ya’, this girl was a fan! She loves shopping, (The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree there, friends!) she loves food, and she loved the big cookie she got for being such a good girl! (Any fellow mamas spoil the crap out of their kids if they don’t act a fool in public? I see you)


We came home, got messy in our garden, played outside and then had more treats. This weather is too beautiful not to soak up every second!

One of the most beautiful things about being a parent is watching your children fall madly in love with the hobbies that you love. I absolutely adore that most of the hobbies Sophia has picked up on show her how to take care of things.

Gardening is a big hobby of mine that I believe teaches wonderful life lessons. With little eyes always watching, I believe it’s so important to bestow meaningful activities upon our children rather than the “norm” nowadays. (especially in this day in age)

We started last year when I wanted to dabble into a vegetable garden. She helped me plant the peppers and zucchini’s from seeds and she beamed from ear to ear when she saw them growing. After we planted the seeds, she watered them every single day and anticipated their growth. Life lesson learned: “In life, we have to take care of things if we want them to return the favor,” and also, “Don’t rush the process, good things take time. And sometime more time”

SHOP: SIMILAR BOWS (Also HERE & HERE & HERE) Her outfit was a gift from her auntie- but HERES another romper I’m loving)

I hope everyone has had the most fabulous Saturday like we have! How do you spend your Saturday’s? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

How I Support My Shopping Addiction: Part One | SWAGBUCKS

So today I wanted to share with y’all one of the major ways I support my shopping addiction. I don’t know if you’ve heard or noticed- but it’s real, y’all. And even with two businesses, I don’t make NEARLY enough to support it. (insert sigh here)


Maybe you’re reading this post because, like me, you need a little extra cash here and there to support that Shopping Addiction. Or your husband/spouse is cutting your credit cards up, or you spend $250 a month on Starbucks so you just need to pay for your coffee each morning basically on the free– whatever your reason, this is the app you need!


A few years ago I had to get SUPER creative on how I was going to get a little extra cash here and there to fund my *expensive* habit and stumbled upon this little gem called Swagbucks.

The SwagBucks app is one of the best, legitimate survey apps out there! I’ve earned HUNDREDS of dollars over these past few years, not even actively doing it like some people do. (I can’t even imagine how much I could have earned if I wouldn’t have taken so much time off) 

So basically how SwagBucks works: (I’m not going to go into full detail on each way to earn because most of them are self explanatory. I’m just highlighting the ones that I use frequently!)



SHOP AND GET CASH BACK: What the whaaaat?! Okay soooo yesterday, I know. But a few years ago when I started Swagbucks there weren’t nearly as many cash back apps out there as there are now. However, even now I’ve scoped through most of these new-kid-on-the-block apps to see if the amount of cash back is greater or comparable to Swagbucks; and, to my personal delight, I’ve noticed Swagbucks is still on top *for the majority of them* I’ve seen them as high as 16SB (Swag Bucks) per $1 spent.

So, Example: Let’s say you’re doing a little online retail therapy at Target. If they’re offering 10 SB per $1 spent, you go ahead and spend $100 on those super cute textiles you found and essentially get $10 back- just for shopping through the app! Stack those on top of Target’s already fab deals- look at you go! You’re officially a saving money queen. Your husband/spouse will thank you later. Believe me!

But if Target’s not your thing (not judging, but we can’t be friends anymore) don’t worry! There are LITERALLY hundreds (maybe thousands at this point?) of stores to choose from. Some of my favorites include Old Navy (because I heart Old Navy and they always offer high SB back per dollar spent) NordstromRack, Personal Creations, Walmart, JC Penny, Lowes, Home Depot- Even food joints to traveling sites like expedia, IHG, etc!

Even if you only join SwagBucks to shop online- DO IT! I’m so serious. Why wouldn’t you want to get free money back?


PRINT AND REDEEM COUPONS: Yo- we all know by now I’m the queen of deals and I wouldn’t call myself a craaaazy coupon lady but you better believe if I find a one for pull ups laying on the side of the road (totally being dramatic) I’m going to snatch it up and use it! Because we ain’t rich, and even if we were- I’m all about saving a dollar. (And now I’ve shifted to sassy…)

So the coupons are a little hidden so I’m going to walk you through it.

  1. Go to the section that says “SHOP” (It’s also the same place you’ll find stores to shop at online and get SB back per dollar spent!)
  2. Click “Grocery Coupons” (there’s also an “ONLINE COUPONS” option for codes to use while shopping online)
  3. Ba-da-bing! Just click on each coupon you want to print out and use and when you redeem them at your grocery store NOT ONLY will you get the cash money off of your grocery bill BUT you’ll also get 10 SB added to your account!NOTE: This takes a little more time than answering surveys- but any cash back is cash back, am I right?!) Plus- let’s say you start redeeming coupons left and right. All of a sudden your account is going to get hit with potentially hundreds of SwagBucks daily!


SURVEYS: So, let’s now talk about taking surveys. Most offer anywhere from 25-150 Swagbucks for 10-20 minutes of your time. The average payout for answering a small series of questions is 75-100 SB’s, which is equivalent to 75 cents-$1. They’re super easy to fill out and the questions are generally simple: Which do you like more, Diet Coke or Coke? How many times have you grocery shopped this month? Which stores do you prefer to buy your vitamins at? You get the idea. You won’t qualify for each panel but you can usually earn about $5 for 30 minutes of work. (That’s $10 an hour if you keep it up..)

This definitely isn’t a “get rich quick” scheme and won’t replace your full-time job BUT If you earn 100-500 SB a day, that’s $30-$150 a month that you can either cash out on or redeem for gift cards! I mainly redeem my gift cards to restaurants, Starbucks, Sephora, TJ Maxx, Old Navy and MasterCard Gift Cards, but there are HUNDREDS to choose from! Ranging from as low as $5 gift cards to $100+ gift cards!


Sign Up for SwagBucks Here and you’ll get an additional 300 SB ($3) when you earn your first 300 SB (or $3) (Yaaaaasssss, Hunny!)


Let me know in the comments your favorite ways to earn on Swagbucks!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies