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Friday Favorites: Memorial Day Weekend Edition


Friday FavoritesHappy (LONG!) Weekend! What are your plans this Memorial Day weekend? We don’t really have anything too exciting planned, but relaxing, spending some time with family, and maybe a BBQ or two! Nothing says MDW like a BBQ, am I right? There are also some killer sales going on right now, so if there’s something you’ve had your eye on… now’s definitely the time!

Memorial Day really kicks off beach season, so I rounded up a few goodies I have MY eye on for your beach vacays, weekend trips, etc. DYING for this cooler. SO CUTE, RIGHT? I love a witty accessory. #NEED.

Beach Day Favorites…


Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales…

Ann Taylor // 50% Off Full-Price Purchase & Extra 40% Off Sale Styles w/ code: SUMMER50

Anthropologie // Additional 30% off all sale items, in stores and online

ASOS // Extra 20% Off w/ code: HISUMMER

Banana Republic // Extra 40% Off w/ code: BRTAKE40

Baublebar // Up to 50% off 100+ items

Bloomingdale’s // Take an extra 20% off select sale & clearance items for savings up to 65% off w/ code: BROWNBAG

Bluefly // Extra 20% Off Your Order w/ code: MDW20

Express // 15% Off your Purchase w/ code: 9492

Forever 21 // Extra 30% off sale w/ code: EXTRA30

Free People // Additional 25% Off All Sale Items

Gap // 35% off purchase w/ code: EVENT

GiGi NY // 20% off sitewide + free shipping // free leather zip pouch on $200+ purchase

H&M // Up to 60% off // take 20% off $60+ purchase w/ code: 6407

J.Crew // 30% Off Your Purchase w/ code: WEEKEND

J.Crew Factory // 50% off purchase + extra 40% off clearance styles w/ code: EXTRA40

J.C. Penney // 15% Off w/ code: JPSAV15

Kate Spade // extra 25% off sale w/ code: SPEECHLESS

Kendra Scott // new markdowns up to 60% off + free shipping all weekend

Kohl’s // $10 off $25+ w/ code: SUPERSAVER

The Limited // 50% off almost everything // 60% off select styles

LOFT // 60% Off Summer Faves & All Sale Styles + 40% Off New Arrivals

Lord & Taylor // 20% Off Almost Everything w/ code: MEMORIAL

Loren Hope // 20% off everything w/ code: LONGWEEKEND

Macy’s // Extra 20% off Memorial Day Sale + Free Shipping at $50 w/ code: MEMDAY

Nasty Gal // Extra 40% OFF All Markdowns

Neiman Marcus // Designer Sale: up to 40% off regular prices // $50 off $200 when you buy online and pick up in-store

Nine West // $15 off $75, $25 off $100, $40 off $130

Nordstrom // Half Yearly Sale going on, up to 40% off check out my picks from the sale in this post

Nordstrom Rack // Clear The Rack sale: save up to 75% off  + extra 25% off clearance

Old Navy // Extra 50% Off Select Styles

Pottery Barn // Up to 25% Off w/ code: SAVEMORE

Revolve Clothing // Up to 50% off

Sam Edelman // 30% Off Sitewide w/ code: VIPSUMMER

Shopbop // New Markdowns + 25% OFF Calvin Klein Underwear

Sole Society // 50% Off Select Styles on

Steve Madden // 20% off $75+ 25% off $100+ + free shipping w/ code: SUN

Target // 30% off apparel w/ code: MEMDAY30 // up to 30% off home w/ code: HERO

Tory Burch // up to 60% off spring styles

Ulta // $3.50 off $15 w/ code: 405929

West Elm // 10% off $100, 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 w/ code: MEGASALE

Recently shared looks ON SALE…

With all these amazing sales going on, quite a few pieces I’ve worn lately on the blog and Instagram have been marked down, so thought I’d highlight a few of my faves!

Ann Taylor plaid shorts + polka dot cardigan-4

Original post here // CARDIGAN marked down to $29.99 from $89.50, SHORTS marked down to $29.99 from $59

Ann Taylor polka dot dress-3

Original post here // DRESS marked down to $77.99 from $149

Ann Taylor gingham pants + stripe tank outfitOriginal post here // TOP marked down to $29.99 from $59.50 , PANTS marked down to $44.50 (w/ code SUMMER50), HAT marked down to $40.60 from $58 (w/ code: WEEKEND)

Free People lace up denim skirt + Boohoo black bodysuit-8

Original post here // SKIRT marked down to $54.60 from $78, available in light denim and dark denim

Free People Victorian embroidered dress-5

Original post here // DRESS marked down to $117.60 from $168 , HAT marked down to $40.60 from $58 (w/ code: WEEKEND)

Free People blue floral dress-6

Original post here // DRESS marked down to $43.89 from $128 w/ code: BROWNBAG

White fringe skirt set-7

Original post here // NECKLACE marked down to $29.97 from $68

Bloomingdale's Accessory Refresh Event-8

Original post here // DRESS marked down to $63.20 from $148 w/ code: BROWNBAG

Target Tassel Mini Skirt-5

Original post here // NECKLACE marked down to $46 from $68

White peplum tee and coated skinny jeans-5

Original post here //  NECKLACE marked down to $24 from $28

Diet Coke It's Mine Campaign-4

Original post here // NECKLACE marked down to $24 from $28 , DRESS marked down in pink for $65.66 from $98

LC Lauren Conrad Runway for Kohl's (7 of 11)

Original post here // NECKLACE marked down to $24 from $48

Little Black Fringe Dress (6 of 11) Original post here // EARRINGS marked down to $14.97 from $34

Hope that was helpful! I’d love to hear what your weekend plans are, and if you’re shopping. Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading.

xo, Stephanie

My Favorite Spring Trend


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Back at it with an  off the shoulder dress! Seriously, I know, I know, I have a problem. This spring and summer, I want ALL the off the shoulder dresses. It’s just my favorite style. I basically don’t want to wear anything else. Can you blame me, though? It’s easy, chic, and a little bit flirty. Plus, there are SO MANY GOOD OPTIONS out there right now.

I wore this dress to Kristin’s bridal shower a couple of weeks ago and just love it! I got so many compliments. It’s just a fun silly little dress that you can throw on for datenight, brunch, a shower, whatever. Dress it up, dress it down. Oh yeah… and it’s only $13!

So excited that these $30 sandals are BACK IN STOCK! They sold out for awhile, which was a major bummer. They were the best super affordable interpretation of these beauties. I highly recommend them! The heel is a tad high, but YOLO. (I’ve said that twice this week, haven’t I?? Oh, well.)

Check out the look below and tell me what you think in the comments!
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Outfit Details

Dress: Choie’s Off the Shoulder Dress St. John Quilted Leather Fold-Over Clutch Bag, Beige
Ring: BaubleBar ‘Mason’ Pavé Ring , Kendra Scott via ColorBar c/o, Sophie Harper via Rocksbox get a free month of Rocksbox w/ code: stephaniexoxo3
Sunnies: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength  via Ditto’s Endless Eyewear program, get a free month of Ditto w/ code: asparklefactor
Bag: Vera Bradley, c/o (old) Love this similar: Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross Body Bag
Shoes: Fringed Two-Piece Dress Sandal
Earrings: Baublebar via Nordstrom Rack
Lipstick: Maybelline ColorSensational Creamy Mattes Lip Color, Siren in Scarlet

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 Thanks for reading! Tomorrow, I’m sharing a special Friday Favorites with a mega sale roundup for all those Memorial Day sales that will be going on. You know you’re excited!!

xo, Stephanie

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Finds


It’s that time again! Nordstrom’s Half Yearly sale is back! Different than the Anniversary sale, Half Yearly is Nordy’s biggest clearance event and markdown sale. As always, I’ve gone ahead and sifted through pages and pages of the sale to find you the very best marked down goodies! (You’re welcome.) There is just SO. MUCH. GOOD. STUFF. on sale, guys. Here’s what I’m thinking of ordering:

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale May 2016

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Finds

1. ASTR High Neck Front Twist Front Dress • Astr • $33.60

2. Free People ‘Lilou’ Floral Print Minidress • Free People • $76.80

3. KENDALL + KYLIE Lace Detail Babydoll Dress • KENDALL + KYLIE • $106.80

4. Fire Button Front A-Line Denim Skirt • Fire • $25.20

5. Volcom Distressed High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans • Volcom • $35.70

6. Leith Asymmetrical Wrap Skirt • Leith • $28.80

7. BP. Straw Boater Hat • BP • 

8. MissGuided Floral Plunge Romper  • MissGuided • $37.20

9. J.O.A. Tie Front Cutout Romper • J.o.a. • $46.80

10. Halogen ® Halogen ‘Dylan’ Espadrille Flat (Women) • Halogen • $59.90

11. BaubleBar ‘Zoe’ Leather Flower Drop Earrings • BaubleBar • $22.80

12. BaubleBar ‘Cabochon’ Studded Cuff • BaubleBar • $20.40

13. Rebecca Minkoff ‘Sofia’ Tassel Patchwork Leather Clutch • Rebecca Minkoff • $132.49

14. BP. Floral Print One-Piece Swimsuit • BP • $28.80

15. Sun & Shadow Bell Sleeve Surplice Crop Top • Sun & Shadow • $26.40

16. MARC FISHER LTD ‘Fawn’ Gladiator Block Heel Sandal (Women) • Marc Fisher • $113.96

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale: Best Handbags

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale: Best Shoes

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale: Best Clothing

Can’t wait to hear what you scoop up! Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading! Happy Shopping! xo, Stephanie

Off The Shoulder Midi Dress


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Outfit Details

Dress: off the shoulder dress Choie’s , c/o
Earrings: Danielle turquoise earrings Kendra Scott 
Sandals: Mossimo taupe cage sandals Target
Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength in Crazy Tortoise c/o Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Programget a free month of Ditto w/ code: asparklefactor
Rings: c/o Kendra Scott, Sophie Harper via Rocksbox, Macy’s, Baublebar  get a free month of Rocksbox w/ code: stephaniexoxo3

So many of you guys went crazy for this off the shoulder dress on Instagram over the weekend! I was dying to share it, so I’m excited that it’s finally hitting the blog! By the way… I have to take a sec to apologize for the slight wrinkle on one side… I swear I steamed it before we got into the car! ARGH. Anyway, you know me… I’ve never met an off the shoulder dress I didn’t love. It’s just my favorite silhouette for spring and summer.

I love the mid length skirt on this dress! I was a little worried when I ordered it, truth be told. it’s one size fits all!! But, It has an elastic waist and it’s really great and comfortable. It’s surprisingly heavier than I thought it would be! I also think it would look great with a flat sandal and a Panama hat if you’re looking it take it a tad more on the casual side. Also, you can’t beat the price… it’s $30!

Check out the look below and tell me what you think in the comments!

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Thanks for reading!

xo, Stephanie

Flirty Floral Romper


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Outfit Details

Panama hat J.Crew
BaubleBar ‘Poppy’ Collar Necklace • BaubleBar
BaubleBar ‘Mason’ Pavé Ring • BaubleBar
Xhilaration® Women’s Lace Bralette – XhilarationTM • Xhilaration
Mossimo Supply Co. Women’s Maria Slide Sandals – Mossimo Supply Co. TM
Choies Long Sleeve Floral Romper 

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! If you follow along on snapchat, you may have gotten a little peek at the Kendra Scott Color Bar party yesterday where we designed out jewels for Kristin’s wedding! I can’t even believe it’s already almost here. I am so excited to stand up there next to one of my besties on her big day. This weekend FLEW by, it was so busy! And also…

Ya’ll. THE HEAT. I don’t know about in the rest of the country, but here in Miami, it’s been full on summertime. 80s, muggy, rainy, the works. #AWFUL. To distract myself from how unpleasant it all is, I’ve been using it as an opportunity to rock some of my favorite spring and summer trends. Mainly? The romper. Rompers are my absolute fave… easy, chic, one piece dressing. Sign me up. The only thing I loathe about rompers is the “getting naked in a public bathroom” part. Insert eye roll emoji here, right?

I ordered this pretty floral romper a few weeks ago and was psyched when it came in. HELLO. IT IS $11. That’s the first thing you need to know. $11. That’s two grande S’mores Frapps from Starbucks. For a romper.

The second is that I love the fluttery shorts and the crochet detail on the hem. It gives the whole thing a little bit of movement, which I’m all about.

Word of warning… the neckline is PLUNGING. Yep. I don’t mind a plunging neckline, I’ll be honest. I decided to let my bralette peek out, it felt a little bit fun, a little bit scandalous. Whatever, YOLO. If you’re feeling more discreet… just pin it or add a little fashion tape.

I’m wearing a Medium…just checked and it looks like it’s sold out in all sizes but Large… honestly, I could probably have gone large. Pay close attention to the measurements for this garment, you may be able to make it work! If you can’t, this romper or this one are amazing alternatives that look super similar!

You know I love to style looks on the casual side sometimes for an unexpected twist… but you can easily take this romper for a night out by adding a pair of heels and losing the hat.

Check out the look below and tell me what you think in the comments!
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Thanks for reading! xo, Stephanie

Friday Favorites


Friday FavoritesHappy Friday! I’m really glad this whole week is over! With everything going on with my grandfather, it’s definitely been a trying one. I’m sure you noticed I only posted twice this week, and really, it’s because I wasn’t feeling very well and just fell behind. I’m looking forward to just disconnecting a little bit this weekend and starting fresh on Monday recharged and with a new outlook. Tomorrow morning I’m headed to the Kendra Scott store for a fun Color Bar party to customize our bridesmaid’s jewelry for Kristin’s wedding! It’s going to be so much fun, make sure you’re following along on Snapchat! (My username is stephaniepernas)

ICYMI: This week on A Sparkle Factor…

This polka dot dress is perfect for spring, I absolutely love it.

I felt kind of sassy and almost vintage-y in this print mix.

Favorite Links…

This post about the 11 Signs You’re Actually Type A-Minus rang SO true to me. That’s me!

How cute is this bow choker necklace stack?

My sister just showed me the short film ‘The Present’ that won tons of awards and got its animator a job with Disney… seriously, tears.

These marble earrings are SO cute and only $8!

Wow, you must watch this video about how Dior makes the Diorever bags.

Are these the perfect summer wedge??

Favorite Weekend Sales…

Ann Taylor // 40 % off full price tops, shorts and skirts // extra 60% off sale styles w/ code: MAY60  //free shipping on $175+

Banana Republic // 40% off purchase w/ code: BRTAKE40 // free returns + shipping on orders of $50+ (shopping cart is combined with Athleta, Old Navy and Gap!)

Baublebar // 20% off 1 item w/ code: STOCKUP20 + 25% off 2 items w/ code: STOCKUP25 + 30% off 3 items w/ code: STOCKUP30 + spend $40+ and get a free bonus bauble

Express // 30% off shorts // free shipping on $125+

Gap // 40% off purchase w/ code: LETSGO // free returns + shipping on orders of $50+ (shopping cart is combined with Athleta, Old Navy and Banana Republic!)

H&M // up to 50% off summer styles // free shipping on $40+ + free in-store returns w. code: 0040

J.Crew // 25% off purchase + cardmembers: 30% off purchase // free shipping on $150+

J.Crew Factory // extra 40% off clearance styles w/ code: TIMETOSHOP

Kate Spade // free bikini pouch w/ any swimwear purchase

LOFT // tops, shorts, dresses, skirts and pants on sale // extra 40% off all sale styles // free shipping on $125+

Nine West // friends and family sale: 30% off everything

Old Navy // 40% off purchase // free returns + shipping on orders of $50+ (shopping cart is combined with Athleta, Banana Republic and Gap!)

Thanks so much for reading! Have a great weekend.

xo, Stephanie





Gingham Shorts + Polka Dot Cardigan


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By now, we all know… I’m no stranger to a good print mix. Whenever I spy a pretty patterned piece, my mind INSTANTLY starts calculating possible print combinations. The bolder, the better. If you caught my post yesterday, you know I’m CRAZY for this polka dot print Ann Taylor is doing right now! When I spotted the print in a cropped cardigan, I knew I needed both. Styling note: I love the idea of wearing this cardigan as a top… so fun. I initially planned to do that, but the proportions didn’t work on me as well as I had imagined. The addition of a crop top gave the look a little weight and balance and worked better on my frame. 

These Ann Taylor gingham shorts are SO good for spring/summer. I love the high waist! Pair it with a chambray, a plain white tee, a lace top… there are infinite ways to style these perfect shorts. For some reason, I felt like I really wanted to do a crop top and top it with the little cardigan. (Probably because it’s already 90 degrees here in Miami!)

This look is the third and final look I styled with Ann Taylor… I hope you loved the pieces as much as I do! (If you missed the posts, you can check them out here and here!)

Check out the look below and tell me what you think in the comments!
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Outfit Details

Dotted Hi-Lo Cotton Cardigan • Ann Taylor c/o sale alert: on sale 40% off
Gingham High Waist Shorts • Ann Taylor c/o sale alert: on sale 40% off
Black Crop Top • Rachel Rachel Roy, old, similar here and here
Qupid Lace-Up Ankle Sandals • Charlotte Russe
Black sunnies • BP sold out, dupe for these , which you can try through Ditto; get a free month of Ditto’s Endless Eyewear w/ code: asparklefactor
BaubleBar ‘Mason’ Pavé Ring • BaubleBar
Taudrey ‘World is your oyster’ necklace • Taudrey c/o

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Thanks for reading!
xo, Stephanie

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