Tuesday, April 13, 2021

OOTD: Tie Dye Sweater

 

I'm back with another fun spring outfit! This fun tie dye sweater is the perfect transitional piece from winter to spring. I picked it up from the most recent Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. Sadly it is no longer available. But, I have a feeling that it will be back during the next sale. It is a cropped fit and pairs perfectly with this ruffle skirt. 


I shared this skirt from a recent look and I am obsessed with it. I have a feeling I'll be wearing it on repeat this spring and summer. It is so flattering and it pairs so well with sweaters, tanks, tees, you name it. 


Keeping my accessories neutral allows this sweater to pop. I opted for my classic Lele Sadoughi pearl woven headband plus a fun bracelet stack. This is still my favorite headband that I own. It is so easy to pair with any outfit. If you're going to invest in any Lele Sadoughi headband it should be this one!


Where it's from: 
Sweater: Lilly Pulitzer (similar)
Skirt: Aerie 
Sneakers: Golden Goose
Purse: Louis Vuitton 
Headband: Lele Sadoughi 


Are you still transitioning your closet out of winter? Or are you in spring mode? Let me know in the comments below! 
XOXO 
Miranda

Friday, April 9, 2021

OOTD: Spring in the Air

Hello spring! And hello to my new spring summer uniform. This skirt is amazing guys! It is the perfect Loveshackfancy dupe. I love LSF but their stuff is on the pricer side. I've invested in some of their pieces, but this skirt is a great option if you want the look for less. This ruffle skirt is under $50 and perfect for spring and summer. You can bet I will be wearing this on repeat. I picked up the black, white, as well as a blue printed version. 


My cute sweater crop top is only $15! This piece is the perfect way to transition out of winter into spring. It comes in a soft pink (currently sold out) and a blue. It has tiny rose details and a little cable knit construction. 


Every girl needs a great denim jacket. My personal favorite is this one, and it is currently on sale. I'm always cold, even in the summer, so I always have a denim jacket when I leave the house. Especially in AC at restaurants. Plus you can pair it with anything. From dresses and tops, dresses, to white denim. Investing in a good denim jacket is a must. You'll be able to wear it again and again! Speaking of denim my FAVORITE Lele Sadoughi headband is back in stock. This denim candy headband is the perfection addition to your collection if you don't already own it. 


Where it's from: 
Skirt: Aerie 
Jacket: J. Crew 
Headband: Lele Sadoughi 
Crop top: Target 
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Sneakers: Golden Goose 

Is it spring where you live? Let me know below! Shop my outfit details at the bottom of this post. 
XOXO 
Miranda

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Stoney Clover Lane Spring Picnic Collection

 











Have you seen this new ADORABLE collection from Stoney Clover Lane? Things are selling out super quick. But you will not want to miss this collection. It is ruffle, spring, cuteness wrapped up into one great assortment of pouches and bags. Shop all of these pieces at the bottom of this post! 

Did you shop this new Stoney Clover Lane collection? Let me know below! 
XOXO 
Miranda 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Charleston Packing List

 



Hello from Charleston! This week I am in the Charleston area for my best friends sister's wedding. Wow that is a mouthful. But either way I wanted to share some of the items I packed with me for the trip. This is my first trip to Charleston and I am so excited. I feel like the aesthetic and vibe is so me. I'm pumped to wear some of these outfits! This isn't everything I packed but wanted to share a few key items with you. 

I wanted to pack a lot of spring clothes because it will be a while until I can wear them in Chicago. This Hill House nap dress I think is going to be a new favorite of mine. With metallic thread in a subtle check print it is so darling. Plus a puff sleeve is always a good idea. I also packed this crop top with a puff sleeve, but it is currently sold out. Originally it was from Red Dress! A basic pair of white denim shorts or jean shorts are a go-to for me. These are super affordable too!

In terms of accessories I went for my go-to Lele Sadoughi headband and a fun pair of heart studs. Perfect for a wedding week! Then a new accessory addition to my closet is this Born on Fifth x Dillards bow. I am thinking it will go perfectly with my nap dress! All of the Southern belle vibes right? I'm here for it. 

Have you ever been to Charleston? Let me know in the comments! 
XOXO 
Miranda

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Sew Engaged: Affordable Wedding Dresses

 



Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today I'm sharing some gorgeous affordable wedding dresses. These four are my top picks! One of them is even under $100. I think you can find gorgeous dresses no matter your budget. Or maybe you are having a COVID wedding then having a bigger reception later. Wear a casual dress for one then your dream dress for another! My favorite of these gowns is the Hayley Paige pearl gown by far. Which is your favorite? Let me know below! 
XOXO 
Miranda 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sew Engaged: Chic Wedding Shoes


Cinderella had a glass slipper, so what am I going to have for my wedding? I know everyone says don't worry about the shoes. You aren't going to see them, it's a waste of money, etc. BUT I mean we need to complete the entire dream bridal look. Which includes a kick a** pair of shoes. I see so many gorgeous flat lay photos feature bridal shoes. That I need to have some sort of gorgeous shoe on my wedding day. 

So, today I wanted to round up some gorgeous shoe options for the bride. Whether you are a silhouette girl, chunky heel, or maybe you prefer a ballet flat there are so many elegant options available. 

One shoe brand that intrigues me is Bella Belle Shoes. They claim to be super comfortable but are legit stunning. Oddly enough they are releasing a new collection today! I've linked a few of my favorite styles from them below. No matter what style shoe you are looking for they have something! Plus I think some of them you could totally re-use for future events. Or I have the idea to display my wedding shoes in my closet or possibly in a shadowbox. 


What is your dream wedding shoe? What styles are you looking for? Let me know below! Shop my other favorite wedding shoes at the bottom of this post. 
XOXO 
Miranda 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Sew Engaged: My Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes

Hello friends! I'm back with another Wedding Wednesday post. This one is very exciting because I have finally put together my bridesmaid proposal boxes for my bridesmaids! This was one thing I was super excited to create. I love a DIY project + giving gifts. So putting together my own bridesmaid boxes was a no brainer. I've seen a lot of pre-made boxes available on Etsy. But, I think it is more fun and personalized to create your own boxes. Today I'll share all of the details of all of the items I included in my proposal boxes. 


CUSTOM CARD 
I am a huge stationery fan. So I wanted to find cute cards to write each girl a personalized note. When I found these pop culture inspired cards I knew I had to get them. I got each girl a different card to represent her personality or a show I know she likes! This Etsy shop also lets you customize who the card is for. You can change it to say bridesmaid, made of honor, flower girl, and more. If you're guy is looking for cards you can also create groomsmen or best man cards! On the envelops I wrote each girls name in calligraphy. I am a novice when it comes to calligraphy. But, I think they ended up turning out cute! 


HEART SHAPE BOX 
I lucked out with these adorable heart shape boxes. It pays off to be putting these together during Valentine's Day! I honestly had a difficult time finding cute boxes. PRO TIP: Look during Christmas or seasonal times for cute boxes to stash for later. There was a Christmas gift box that was white and gold that I wanted to use, but they were sold out. Luckily these heart ones worked perfectly! Hobby Lobby was the next best place that I found box options. The letters I used for the lids my mom cut out with her Cricut machine. If you don't have access to a Cricut machine opt for letter stickers instead! I think this added another personalized touch to the boxes. 

SHEET MASK 
I scored these sheet masks on sale from Target after Christmas! But I love adding a little self care component to the boxes. These are also a great option if you are on a budget because you can find sheet masks for $2-$3 each. Or potentially find a pack to save even more. I think a self care or spa theme box could also be super cute! 

CANDY 
Who doesn't love candy? I found these rose flavor jelly beans in the seasonal section at Target. But, I think boozy theme candy is perfect when you have to ship your boxes. 4/6 of my bridesmaids are out of town. So I couldn't give them cute little champagne or wine bottles. If you have more of your bridal party in town I think that is a great alternative! Candy just worked best for me due to me having to ship out boxes. Sugarfina cubes are also a great option for candy for your box! I included one in my maid of honor's box as an extra treat. 


CUSTOM STRAW CHARM 
If you belong to the Disney community you know that straw charms are the new hot thing. Basically it is a 3D printed shape that slips onto a straw. It makes for the perfect cute touch to your cup or tumbler straw! I worked with JJ Creations to make a custom bridal straw charm. She created this amazing bridal inspired Minnie Mouse ear charm and I am in love! Of course I got one for myself that includes a veil. We are planning a Disney bachelorette trip so I love that they can use these on the trip as well! 

DIAMOND PEN
Who doesn't love a little sparkle? I couldn't resist these diamond pens! There are a ton of options on Etsy for pens like these. But, I specifically wanted a white and gold combination. Although if you aren't as picky I saw rose gold, gold, silver, pink, and lots of other color options across Etsy! 


HAIR TIE 
This little hair tie I thought was just too cute! It came with these little diamond cards to attach the hair tie. The little tie the knot saying was perfect to include. These hair ties are another great budget friendly option and can be bought in sets. So, you can always gift them on your bachelorette party too. 


MONOGRAM TUMBLER
For an additional customized touch I opted for these cute initial tumblers. There are tons of customizable cups on Etsy so you can create whatever look you are going for. Whether you want a full monogram, names, or initials the possibilities are endless. These clear and gold tumblers spoke to me the most though! So cute, and aren't wedding specific so they can use them whenever. 


Where it's from: 
Tumbler: ModParty
Hair Tie: ModParty
Box: Target
Cards: Tagooey
Candy: Target
Facemask: Target


Tips for putting together your bridesmaid proposal boxes: 

1. Think of items that they can use everyday! Although wedding specific favors are fun, try and think of things they can use in their daily lives. Maybe it is a tumbler cup, a candle, hair accessory, stationery, etc.! Wedding things are super exciting as a newly engaged lady, but may not be super exciting to your bridal party. 

2.  Don't over spend! You don't need to spend $100 on each girl for an elaborate proposal. If you have the budget for that, that's great. But, it's the thought that counts. Your bridesmaids will be happy just for the gesture! 

3. It's you're wedding at the end of the day. Don't want to do a proposal box? It's not necessary! A thoughtful handwritten note does the trick as well. I'm just extra and wanted to do boxes. But, for sure isn't necessary especially if you are working on a tight budget. 

4. Check out small shops! Use sites like Etsy or search on Instagram for small business owners that you can utilize. Pretty much everything I purchased I got from a small business. Minus the candy and sheet mask. I love supporting small shops and it was super easy to find what I wanted from Etsy sellers. 

If you're engaged hopefully this gave you some ideas on how you can ask your bridal party! Let me know if you're engaged in the comments! 
XOXO 
Miranda