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

Affordable Summer Straw Bags // Under $100

The straw bag trend is nothing new- you’ve seen your favorite celebrities, bloggers, and fashion icons toting them around daily by now.

One of the main issues I’ve had with this adorable trend is finding AFFORDABLE straw bags for under $100- until now.

SHOP | Stella & Dot // Tilda Crossbody- Black Pom Pom

This flirty circle bag is the ultimate Summer statement bag, featuring a woven straw body with cute black pom pom accents. The strap can be adjusted easily by tying a simple knot on the strap and features a zip top for added security.

• Dimensions: 8” Height 8” Length

• Exterior: Neutral Woven Straw with Black Pom Pom Accents and woven cord strap

• Interior: 5 ⅝” x 3 ¾ “ Zipper Pocket , Wipeable printed

• Hardware: Vegan Leather Zip Pull

SHOP | Stella & Dot // Sidekick Belt Bag

This bag defines style and versatility. You can wear it as a belt bag for an on-the-go look, as a crossbody for a day out with the girls, or snap off the front section for a take anywhere travel pouch. The cream canvas features gold lurex threading for a little added fun and the gold vegan leather pouch features a subtle, but gorgeous geometric pattern.

• Dimensions: 9 9/16″ Length x 6” Height

• Exterior: Removable Pouch 8” Length x 5 3/8” Height and Vegan Leather straps

• Interior: 1 slip pocket on front and back, Wipeable floral print interior

• Hardware: Zip Closure, Shiny Gold Large Rivet Snaps

There you have it! Two straw bags that I’m loving for under $100- and exactly where to snag them! Fashionistas, rejoice!

Happy Tuesday, friends!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

A Flawless Summer Outfit to Copy Right Now | Bright Peonies Blog

SHOP | Accessories // Stella & Dot: TAJ CLUTCH, CAMELLIA STATEMENT NECKLACE, BRACELETS or HERE, Similar Sunnies

OUTFIT: STRIPED TEE, DENIM, CARGO TOPBOOTIES

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend, and cheers to us for making it through another hectic work week!

This outfit is definitely a must-have in your spring and summer wardrobe! It features a little bit of all of the top Fashion trends- a Striped Tee, white distressed denim, blush tones, booties and fringe– and each piece can be paired with almost anything to create multiple looks!

Let’s talk about these gorgeous accessories.

Taj Clutch: This conversation starter features bold and beautiful printing and embroidery on a textured cotton canvas. It’s darling for date night dresses and cool with any kind of denim- this clutch adds instant style to any look with minimal effort.

• Dimensions: 8 1/4″ Height x 12 1/2″ Length

• Exterior: 100% Cotton

• Interior: Polyester lining with 1 slip pocket and 6 credit card slots

Camellia Statement Necklace: Taking it back to Stella& Dot’s roots with hand sculpted floral motifs featuring enamel and sparkle detail. This floral party rests above elaborate embroidered leaves with sequin, sparkle, and beaded accents. Wear this as one cohesive look or detach the leaf strand for a smaller floral statement necklace (as pictured)

• Vintage Gold Finish

• 19” with 3 ½” Extender

• Lobster Clasp Closure

Cheers to the weekend, fashionistas! Shop till you drop.

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies