Two Things That You Should Never Bring While Traveling // Diamond Rings and Diamond Earrings // Stella & Dot

Happy Tuesday, friends! We all know that diamonds are a girls best friend- and with that being said, traveling with your real diamond earrings and diamond rings are a big no-no for clumsy girls like me!

Do we all need a little recap of when Kim Kardashian lost her diamond earring in the ocean and Kourtney threw some major shade?

I hate the anxiety that traveling with my diamonds brings, so I avoid it at all costs! That’s where this stunner comes in!

SHOP | Stella & Dot // Elina Ring $39 // Similar Thumb Hole Cardigan

Sparkly faceted CZ crystals adorn this delicate yet stunning halo ring.

Product Details:

• Shiny Rhodium Finish

• Available in Sizes 5-9

And if you’re trying to avoid a major meltdown like Kim’s- These Sparkle Studs are EXACTLY what you’re needing!

SHOP | Stella & Dot // Sparkle Studs (GOLD, SILVER, SMOKEY) Only $19!!

These look like real 1.5 carat stunners and feature CZ studs set in gold, silver, or smokey, have titanium posts and are only $19!

Product Details:

• Titanium posts with white bronze plating

• 1/4″ studs

• Feather weight

Stella & Dot’s Return Policy:

If you’re not absolutely delighted with your Stella & Dot purchase, you can return your item(s) (with FREE returns) for a refund or exchange within 90 days of purchase. We are happy to provide you a cash refund within 30 days and Store Credit within 90 days.

Where are you traveling this summer?!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

Sophia’s Spring Wardrobe List: Part Two | Old Navy Haul

Today I’m going to be sharing with you our Old Navy Haul for Sophia’s Spring Wardrobe update and I’ll be giving you a complete list of my absolute favorite pieces that we purchased!

You’ve been seeing me post a LOT about the upcoming Spring/Summer seasons and it’s because I’m just too excited to ditch winter. Y’all, let me just tell you.. Living with toddlers is challenging on so many different levels- but I can’t stand layering during the winter. Fighting Sophia to put some stinkin’ pants on- or a shirt, jacket, gloves, hat, socks, boots, etc- over and over and over again, daily- and don’t even get me started on layers while potty training.. NO THANK YOU. The layering game struggle is REAL, y’all. Too real.

With that being said, dresses are a HUGE Spring and Summer must-have in the Mongelli household. After the serious winter wardrobe struggle, the complete ease of Spring and Summer wardrobes are welcomed with open arms!

Not only are dresses light, comfortable, and super cute, but you can dress them up or down with little-to-no effort! They’re just so dang easy! Needless to say, you’ll be seeing a lot of Sophia wearing dresses this season, and I’ll be highlighting a lot of our favorites for y’all during these next few months.

So, without further adou, let’s hop to it! Here is Sophia’s Spring Wardrobe List: Part Two:

(click the link above to see the full list-
I’m currently in the process of switching blog platforms so it’ll just show up in the future- bare with me friends!)

The really awesome thing about Old Navy is that they have some CRAZY good deals on toddler clothing- almost always! We got ALL OF THESE pieces above (plus some not pictured- yet) for around $130. And right now they have an EXTRA 15% off of EVERYTHING going on- no exclusions. That means those sale items are now priced even lower.. I’m not bitter. Haha!

That’s 8 DRESSES, 2 PAIRS of super cute shoes, and a bathing suit- that she really didn’t NEED- but obviously by now if you’re following along with me on social media- you know that my little mini-me is obessed with Minnie Mouse! That ruffled bathing suit was a MUST-HAVE in Sophia’s closet this summer and I couldn’t chance it selling out in her size later. I had to snatch it up quickly. Because come on, it’s so stinkin’ adorable and too good to pass up. (fits true to size- for those of you wondering!)

Lastly, I love all of the dresses that we purchased but my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE is definitely the Navy Elbow-Sleeve Swing Dress (it’s only $13 on sale from $18)! Not only is the print too adorable- but the material is soft and light-weight, it hits right above Sophia’s knees and it has a casual, relaxed fit which is wonderful because she can wear it all throughout the Spring and Summer seasons!

Enjoy the deals, ladies! Go forth & be fabulous!

xx, Torey Mongelli | Bright Peonies

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:


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


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:


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:


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 // 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)



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!


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