2018 Spring Shoes // Exact Replicas of Designer Mules, Boots, & Booties // UNDER $35

I’m baaaaaack! You guys- target has done it again. I just can’t get enough of their new shoe launch! Exact replicas of designer brands over $100 for under $35. My shoe game is about to be even more on point, y’all *raise up those hands if you love a damn good deal!*

Let’s get started, shall we?

Number One On My List:

TARGET // EDWINA FASHION BOOTS $34.99

These are practically exact replicas of the $150 Karinta Block heel booties by Vince Camuto! Don’t believe me? Keep on lookin’

NORDSTROM // KARINTA BLOCK HEEL BOOTIES ON SALE $119 // Also Available in Black

I first spotted these from Nordstrom a few months back for $149.95 retail. I obviously fell in love with them because, come on- they’re freakin’ adorable! But $150? Mama can’t afford that so close to Christmas!

They’re now on sale for $119.90- and if you want the name brand I’ve attached that direct link to them above! But if you don’t care about brands- I HIGHLY recommend getting the ones from Target that I linked above!

Number Two On My List:

TARGET | A NEW DAY // VELMA SLIP ON MULES $22.99

I AM IN LOVE with Mules- they’re so comfortable, stylish, and go with everything- And at Only $22 bucks, snatch these up in both Black and Blush. You’ll wear them ALL. THE. TIME, trust me!

Number 3 On My List:

TARGET // AUTUMN BRAIDED CUT BOOTIES $34.99

These beauties are available in both Black and Taupe and the braided detailing is so cute! I’d throw these on with distressed denim and a front tucked plain white tee. What shoe styles are you crushing on for spring? Let me know in the comments, Fashionista’s!xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

2018 Spring Accessories That You Need Now // Marble, Vintage Gold, Coin Necklaces // Stella & Dot

Without further ado, here are my top Stella & Dot Spring pieces that I truly believe you NEED NOW. For real, just trust me on this one. These pieces go with everything- any spring outfit you can think of, these are it. Absolute accessories wardrobe staples!

I want to start out by saying that I am IN LOVE with the latest layering coins trend. This gorgeous Stella & Dot piece is Inspired by found treasures across the globe and is Versatile, meaning it can be worn 3 ways- all together or each strand can be worn separately.

Details:

• Vintage Gold Finish

• 15”, 18 ½”, 30” with 3” Extender

• Lobster Clasp Closure

Stella & DotDez Layered Necklace

 

Moving right along to my absolute favorite bracelets with a meaning behind them: The Anda Intention Bracelets for Strength and Courage.

 Stella & DotAnda Intention Bracelets (Strength & Courage)

I’m obsessed with these beauties because not only are they super adorable, with neural tones making them perfect for any spring outfit- but they go with everything and have a beautiful meaning behind them. One symbolizes strength while the other symbolizes courage. Two reminders I think all of us need on a daily basis.

And lastly, the Vintage Gold Nicholette Stretch Bracelet:

Stella & Dot // Nicholette Stretch Bracelet

Textured vintage gold beads in varying sizes with the ease of a stretch bracelet. Wear this bracelet solo or stack it up with other bracelets!

Details:

• Vintage Gold Finish

• 2” Diameter

• Fits SM-LG Wrists

Here are a few of my favorite stacks with these beauties featured:

Also pictured in these stacks: Stella & DotRENEGADE CLUSTER BRACELET (GOLD & SILVER)

You’ve seen me feature these Marbled & Vintage Gold gems a thousand times already, and you’ll see them a thousand more times. I wasn’t kidding when I said they’d be on REPEAT this season. They go with everything & if you’ve been eyeing them get them before they’re gone! I’ve attached direct links below each picture.

Happy Hump Day, Gorgeous!
xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

Color Street Nails // My Newest Nail Art Obsession.

Hey there, gorgeous!

Today I have the pleasure of sharing my experience with the company Color Street Nails and my gorgeous friend and Color Street Stylist, Courtney Bitner! (Keep reading for a treat!)

Color Street Nails // COLOR CHARLESTON BLUSH // ENGRAVABLE BANGLES (Also Available in Rose Gold & Silver) // MARBLE COASTERS HERE & HERE (I’m also LOVING the gold & marble on THESE // Similar Wooden Candle Sticks HERE (under $20), & HERE (mine is an antique that was given to me by my Mama in law)

If you’ve never heard of color Street before, you’ve come to the right place! I’m sharing my personal experience with this company, my stylist, and my honest opinion on their products.

Before I start, I want to fully disclose that I was not paid by this company or given free product in exchange for this blog post. This is my honest opinion, and my true experience with this fabulous company!

These nail polish strips give you a salon quality manicure in minutes! They’re 100% real nail polish strips, and they are SUPER easy to apply (I’m the WORST at painting my nails or doing any sort of nail art- so finding this company was a God send for me!)

I purchased my first Color Street Nails through a party that my sister hosted with her friend, Courtney Bitner. Being in the direct sales business, I wanted to support my sisters party and Courtney’s small business; so, without hesitation I ordered a pair in color that I loved and knew I’d be able to pair with any outfit.

Those of you that know me know that I don’t really go get my nails done, nor do I paint my nails very often for many reasons- but mainly because they’re a lot of maintenance, I clean so much (it feels like my hands are constantly in water) and I work with my hands every single day so any sort of nail polish always chips and has to be redone. Between owning my clothing boutique, my Stella & Dot Business, and being a full-time wifey and Mama- I just don’t have the time to constantly redo my nails. Thank God I found Color Street!

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I received them quickly and curiosity struck when I opened my package. I sat down, read the directions and started putting them on. These are so awesome because they’re so easy to apply, and they’re super stylish! Because I had no clue about them or had never even heard of this company before- I had every expectation that they were going to chip within a few days because of my lifestyle- and my standards were so low (from my own experiences with past nail salon nails and painting my own nails) that I was okay with the thought of them chipping after a couple of days.

Fast forward to a week later: To my MAJOR pleasant surprise, they were still perfectly intact and still looked like I had just gotten a fresh manicure. No lifestyle changes, same hectic day-to-day routine- they were just still simply perfection and by this moment I was hooked.

On top of their high quality products- they have MULTIPLE different styles to choose from! Solid colors are my personal favorite but they have glitter colors, french nails, nail art designs and they even have exclusive holiday designs each season!

And lastly- let’s talk this surprising price point. They’re VERY inexpensive, with prices ranging from $11 USD to $13 USD (and they always have specials going on!)

Specials right now that I saw include Buy 3 Get 1 Free, and Buy 1 Get 1 Free on the french manicure sets! But Courtney could tell you more about specials!

If you’ve never tried Color Street Nails, I HIGHLY recommend them. And if you don’t already have a Stylist- I highly recommend mine, Courtney Bitner! Not only is this supa’ fine Mama extremely sweet and humble, but she always answers any questions I have really quickly! Customer service is SO important to me, and she truly goes above and beyond!

Pictured above is Courtney with the Founder and Creator of Color Street, Mr. Fa Park!

Shop/Browse Courtney’s Color Street Website Here: http://www.mycolorstreet.com/COURTNEYBITNER

If you’re interested but are a little skeptical, anyone that wants a sample to try before you buy can email Courtney directly at courtneysnailobsession@gmail.com

Let me know if you’ve tried color street nails in the comments below! I’d love to hear your experiences as well. And, if you’ve never tried them but plan on trying them, let me know that too! I truly hope I can take some credit for introducing you to your newest obsession. (haha!)

Happy Tuesday, Friends!
xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies
Instagram: @tormongelli 

2018 Spring Accessories: Marble, Blush & Gold Everything!

This house has been CRAZY the past few days- Jeff and I have been SUPER busy with work. Between my blog, My Clothing Boutique and my Stella & Dot Biz I don’t think I’ve kept my head on straight for the past few months BUT I’m loving every second of the madness!

On top of all of that craziness, we’ve been also been redecorating and moving everything around for a new home look. I’ll do a blog post with all of that mess in the future!

Today I had to pop in and show you my absolute favorite pieces from Stella & Dot’s New Collection! Fair warning: You’re about to get hooked.

Stella & Dot | EARRINGS // BRACELETS (linked below) // PHONE CASE (also HERE (pink) & HERE (black) & HERE (light blue) & HERE (blush/floral- SO CUTE!!)

I have to start off talking about these phone cases. They’re ADORABLE and chic- if you’re looking to update your case I’d definitely recommend any of the ones I’ve linked above!

I’ve seen them at ONE target (and I’ve been to quite a few different targets- as I’m sure we all have!) They’re fairly inexpensive and I believe they’re well worth the money!

Bracelets: Stella & Dot | NICHOLETTE STRETCH BRACELET // ANDA STRENGTH BRACELET // ANDA COURAGE BRACELET |

This blush pink, marble & gold arm party will be on REPEAT all Spring! Y’all have been warned! Not only is this stack adorable, but it goes with EVERYTHING! They’re an accessories wardrobe staple.

The amount of different arm parties you can create with these three bracelets is unreal and I absolutely love accessories that have a deep, inspirational meaning behind them!! They also make the perfect gifts.

I hope everyone has a fantastic Tuesday!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

My Favorite New Stacks (And Where to Get Them)

I’m compiling my list of favorite stacks and telling you where to get them!

Stella & Dot | From Left to Right: // SILVER QUINN CUFF (Also Available in GOLD) // CHEVRON LEATHER WRAP BRACELET // SILVER ENGRAVABLE BANGLE (also available in GOLD & ROSE GOLD)

There’s something about Engravable pieces that get to me. I personally have too many Engravable pieces to count Over my years of being a Stella and Dot stylist, but these bangles are part of the new collection And have been some of my top sellers the season. People personalize with names, dates, coordinates, Roman numerals, quotes- the list is endless. One of my favorite things about being a Stella and Dot stylist is getting to help people personalize pieces that they’ll cherish for years to come!

The Chevron Wrap Bracelet is also one of my favorites. I love that I can pair it with any other bracelets to complete my look! It’s so easy to style. It’s a genuine leather wrap bracelet with shiny silver (or gold) chevron details and a snap closure! They’re available in silver and gold chevron and adjust to fit small to large wrists.

Accessories: Stella & Dot | From Left to Right: // Signature Engravable Wishing Bracelet // Jaya Tortoise Cuff //

Outfit: // SCARF // CARDIGAN (similar, less expensive style) // BOOTIES

STELLA & DOT // Anda Courage Bracelet // Anda Strength Bracelet // Nicholette Stretch Bracelet

Outfit: // SHOES (UNDER $25) Also THESE & THESE & THESE // Yellow Sweater // Black Distressed Pants //

I love bracelets that have an amazing meaning behind them. With the launch of Stella & Dot’s new collection they came out with two of these meaningful intention bracelets. One that symbolizes courage, and another that symbolizes strength.

The Anda Courage Bracelet: I’m loving the neutral tones in this bracelet. It features blush and vintage gold toned beads that go with any outfit! Keep it or gift it as a reminder to be brave, bold, and beautiful. It has a vintage gold finish, a 2 inch diameter, and stretches to fit small to large wrists.

The Anda Strength Bracelet: This beautiful Vintage Gold and earthy toned Stretch Bracelet. It too has a vintage gold finish with a 2″ diameter and fits Small to Large wrists.

Happy Friday, Friends!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies