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

A Chic and Effortless Meghan Markle Inspired Street-Style Look

Happy Fri-Yay, everyone!! I’ve been featuring this Chic Duster Cardigan from Sophia Ann Boutique a lot lately & I took it out for a spin last weekend and got SOOOOO many compliments on my entire outfit!

I’m definitely a sucker for black and I’m still so obsessed with the put-together Meghan Markle look I’ve been going for lately! I’m attaching the exact links to the entire outfit that I wore for y’all! But first.. How fab is she?!

 

Okay, I know. I’m a little obsessed. Let’s get to the inspired look!

Sophia Ann Boutique | EVA BELTED DUSTER CARDIGAN // BLACK // TAUPE // PEONY PINK | US Sizes S-XL

Sophia Ann Boutique // BLACK BASIC TEE $29 // US Sizes S-M-L-XL
Note: This Basic Tee is BUTTER-SOFT Y’ALL!

NORDSTROM | BLACK DISTRESSED DENIM (On SALE, under $30) // Also loving these: HERE & HERE (both under $50)

H&M | BLACK BOOTIES (ON SALE $19.99)

Sophia Ann Boutique | PINK & TAUPE DUSTER CARDIGANS

There are 3 different colors to this Duster Cardi and while I wore the black (the Taupe would go well with the products I linked, too) but I think the peony pink would be fab with white tones & some distressed denim!

ASOS // STRIPED BASIC TEE $24 (Also this & this)

H&M // DISTRESSED DENIM (on sale under $20!)

Are you guys gearing up for the weekend?! What fun plans do you have?

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

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

Sophia’s Spring Wardrobe List: Number One

After the last North Carolina snowfall, the air has been crisp in the morning and warmer during the day. Is Spring among us? In honor of our excitement, I’ve compiled a list of looks for the start of Sophia’s spring wardrobe and I’m sharing them with you! There will be a “Number Two” to this post so stay tuned for more styles I’m loving!

LOOK NUMBER ONE: Dark Florals & Silver Boots

SIMILAR DRESS // SOCKS // Similar SHOES

I’ve highlighted the shoes I linked before because I’m obsessed with them and believe every mini needs a pair!

Look Number Two: Black on Black

// BEANIE (less expensive) $4 (Also obsessed with THIS ONE) // DRESS (under $15) // SHOES (50% OFF) OR (similar, less expensive versions HERE & HERE) // KNEE HIGH SOCKS (Also HERE & HERE)

This look is fabulous, and thankfully Sophia already has 2 out of the 4 items from this look so I’m not spending a ton of money on it. Black is so chic- yes, even on toddlers!

LOOK NUMBER THREE: Cool, Casual and Collected

DENIM TOP (ALSO HERE & HERE) // LEGGINGS (These are a MUST-HAVE! On sale for $4!!!) // CONVERSE // SHADES (Also loving THESE & THESE)

This look is so effortless and cool. Everyone needs a pair of classic chucks- and I’m so excited for Sophia to get these! They’ll go with so many outfits.

The next part of this post are dresses that I’m currently OBSESSED with. You’ll notice a light pink trend- but I can’t help it. Not only is the color sort of a universal “girly” color, but it’s also the perfect color for Spring!

DRESS NUMBER ONE

Nordstrom Rack | UNDER $20 // SHOP IT HERE //

DRESS NUMBER TWO:

NORDSTROM RACK | UNDER $25 // SHOP THE DRESSES HERE //

This adorable peplum floral dress comes in both Ivory and Mustard and I’m going nuts waiting on them to get here! They’re the cutest little dresses for the season! And how stinkin’ cute are those ruffled sleeves and the key hole back detailing?!

DRESS NUMBER THREE

H&M // UNDER $10 // SHOP IT HERE

I ordered this dress with full intent on it being Sophia’s Easter Dress- but I’m not sure I’m going to be able to wait that long to put her in it.

DRESS NUMBER FOUR

H&M // SHOP IT HERE

These sequins and ruffles are everything! I’ve been searching and searching for the perfect dress for her third birthday party and am so glad I found this one. Gold and pink are perfect together and this dress screams adorable!

There will be an add-on to this post- these looks are just the start of a fabulous spring wardrobe!

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