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

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

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

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