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Weekend Getaway Essential: Jungle Print Midi Dress


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It’s totally a fact– no beach vacay is complete without the perfect jungle print midi dress. I picked up this Mara Hoffman dress at Bloomingdale’s before our getaway to Bonita Springs last week; it was perfect for my little sister’s 25th birthday dinner! I couldn’t resist the super-sexy cutouts and the halter style… I am OBSESSED with the back of this baby! It’s basically the perfect summer vacation dress. (ALL the heart eyes for it, seriously.)

So, interesting fact. I styled a fashion show a few months ago for Bloomingdale’s and learned ALL about the 100% Bloomingdale’s styles. If you don’t know, Bloomies carries 1000 exclusive styles from 100 designers every season. It’s kiiiind of a big deal! There are always some different and unique pieces you won’t be able to find anywhere else, which I love. This Mara Hoffman dress is totally one of them!

A word about the dress— it’s supposed to be midi, but on my 5’2 frame, it’s really almost a maxi. You tall gals will be able to rock it as it was meant to be, as a midi, but us shorties will enjoy having a maxi that doesn’t drag on the ground, am I right? LOL! I took advantage of this opportunity and paired the dress with a flat fringed sandal.

The earrings actually are also 100% Bloomingdale’s! Baublebar carries the tassel hoops in turquoise, but the hot pink and cobalt blue colors and exclu to Bloomingdale’s. (Personally, I prefer the hot pink!!) They were the perfect finishing touch to the look, don’t you think??

By the way, this is totally not a sponsored post. I really, really just think it’s cool and love Bloomies 😉

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

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Outfit Details

Dress: Mara Hoffman c/o Bloomingdale’s Aventura (This style is a Bloomingdale’s exclusive!) || Earrings: Baublebar c/o Bloomingdale’s Aventura (Baublebar’s website carries these earrings in the turquoise and blue, but this hot pink is exclusive to Bloomingdale’s!) || Bracelets: Baublebar c/o Bloomingdale’s Aventura || Ring: Baublebar || Bag: Rebecca Minkoff || Shoes: Target

Thanks for reading!

xo, Stephanie

Weekend Getaway Essential : Embroidered Dress


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Last week, my fam and I headed to Bonita Spring for a little getaway to celebrate my sister Kristen’s 25th birthday. (You may have already peeked at our trip via Snapchat or Instagram!) We stayed at the Hyatt Coconut Plantation and had the BEST time, lounging poolside, floating around the lazy river and basically just relaxing in the sun and getting a much-needed tan! Before our (last minute!) trip, I popped by Bloomingdale’s at Aventura Mall to pick up a few things I felt were NECESSARY for a beach getaway. Obviously, one of those things were these amazing Baublebar beaded bracelet sets. Sometimes putting together the perfect arm party can be daunting; these ready-made sets take all the guesswork out of it.

When I spotted this beautiful Parker dress, I fell in love. I love that it felt romantic and had a sort of boho vibe I gravitate towards when I’m headed beach-side. It’s perfect for a dinner out or a date night. The fit is so flattering and I loved how my back and arms looked in the high neck halter cut.

I just got these earrings and have basically been wearing them non-stop! It’s been ages since I’ve worn any kind of big gold hoop and, truth be told, I was hesitant at first but I LOVE them! They’re so great for the summer and they pair so well with everything. (Also have my eye on this pair!)

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

Dress: Parker c/o Bloomingdale’s Aventura || Bracelets: Baublebar c/o  Bloomingdale’s Aventura || Earrings: Baublebar || Ring: Baublebar || Bag: Rebecca Minkoff from Nordstrom Rack || Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Thanks for reading!

xo, Stephanie

Bell Sleeve Blouse + My Favorite Jean Skirt


Shein black off the shoulder bell sleeve top + Free People lace up denim skirt (1)

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HOW is it already Wednesday? This week has totally been flying by, I’ve had so much to do. Today’s my little sister’s birthday! (Her 25th, so maybe she’s not so little, yeah? LOL!) We’re headed off on a little last minute beach getaway for a few days to celebrate. I’m totally looking forward to a few days of sun, sand and a lazy river or two! (I loooove a lazy river, haha!) Definitely make sure to follow along on Snapchat to peek at our trip (username: stephaniepernas) I have some suuuuper cute beach outfits lined up, I can’t wait for you to see them.

In the meantime, I’m love love LOVING this bell sleeve blouse! (It may or may not be in my suitcase!) It’s only $13.99! I love the sleeves; they’re super dramatic but not too over-the-top. They totally give me that boho vibe that I’m sort of into right now for summer. I think it works with so many pieces… denim cutoffs, a pair of flared jeans, or a cute denim skirt like this one. I really like that it’s sort of cropped, but still long enough that I can tuck it into something if I don’t really want to show as much skin.

You may remember seeing this skirt in this post here, I can’t get enough of it! The fit is SO good and I feel so skinny in it. It’s available in a lighter wash too, which I am definitely scooping up since it’s ON SALE! (Marked down from $78 to $46.80 for the dark wash or $32.99 for the light wash! If you didn’t snatch it the first time I posted, now is definitely the time.)

These earrings are definitely in my suitcase and are my new favorite piece… they’re SO pretty for summer.

Check out my look below and tell me which piece is your fave in the comments!
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Outfit Details

Top: c/o Shein || Skirt: Free People on sale! also available in light wash here || Earrings: Baublebar || Shoes: Kohl’s from last year, similar here || Rings: Baublebar, Macy’s, Sophie Harper viaRocksbox get a free month of Rocksbox w/ code: STEPHANIEXOXO3

Cold Shoulder Romper


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I love a good romper. Lately, I’m especially attracted to rompers that look like dresses. I’m calling it– a little black romper is the new little black dress! Summer is allll about the romper for me… they’re just perfect for the season, don’t you think? I think I’ve said it before, but the only thing I don’t like about rompers is the whole… getting naked in a public restroom thing. But whatever, we all make sacrifices for style. This romper is an amazing deal… it’s only $13.99!!! You need it. I’ve been basically living in it all spring. It’s a really versatile piece that I can dress up or dress down based on what I’m up to. I love the open shoulders and the subtle ruffle detail! The cut of the shorts is really cool and special too… I love that it looks sort of like a dress!

I am in LOOOOVE with this belt. It’s a super affordable $24 version of the B-Low the Belt double sided belt that Kendall Jenner loves to wear. (And… basically every fashionista who is into the boho style.) It was on backorder forEVER, but now it’s back, so make sure that you snag one before it sells out again!

My little sis’ 25th birthday is tomorrow and we’re headed to the beach for a little vacay! I’ll be snapping, of course, so make sure you’re following along for sneaky peeks at our trip. (Username: stephaniepernas) I’m running around today running some errands and such. Join me, it’ll be fun!

In the meantime, check out my look below and tell me what you think in the comments!

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Outfit Details

Romper: c/o Choies || Belt: BP available in black/silver or brown/gold || Necklace: Baublebar || Sandals: Charlotte Russe || Clutch: Old Navy from last year, similar here and here || Rings: Baublebar, Macy’s, Sophie Harper via Rocksbox get a free month of Rocksbox w/ code: STEPHANIEXOXO3

Thanks for reading! xo, Stephanie

Friday Favorites: Vol. 7


Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!! Hope you gals had a great week. This week kind of… flew by, or was it just me? I’m glad the weekend is here, I need a sec to recharge! My sister’s 25th birthday is on Tuesday, so we’re trying to plan a little last minute excursion somewhere beach-ish. Any suggestion in the South Florida area?? Let me know in the comments.

Father’s Day is this weekend, and to be honest… I’m trying not to think about it. Father’s Day tends to be hard for us after my dad passed away 3 years ago, but this year it’s a little worse as my we lost my grandfather last month. If you’ve faced a loss of your father or grandfather too, just know you aren’t alone. Thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers this weekend. Thankful this weekend for God’s mercy and love and the fact that HE is our Father. <3

On to this week’s faves?

Favorites This Week…

This slinky coral dress is a total date night showstopper!

I’m loving this ruffle top… it’s definitely business meets party-time, right?

These shoes are THE shoe of the summer and I found the BEST affordable dupes.

Current Favorites…

Oh my gosh. You guys. I went to Amazing Lash Studio in Coral Gables on Tuesday and got a set of the Gorgeous lashes… and I am totally obsessed. Like, completely LIFE CHANGING, not even kidding. I can Snapchat sans makeup… insert praise hands emoji here. I wake up looking flawless. It is a serious game-changer. I’ll go more into detail next week, but you MUST go. MUST MUST. It’s totally worth the investment. Tell them I sent you. (BTW, Amazing Lash Studio is everywhere, you don’t need to be in Miami to go.) I can’t wait to show them to you next week, stay tuned.

IMG_3992I have not taken this necklace off all week! They were one of Kristin’s bridesmaid gifts and I’ve been basically living in it. I was so excited when I spied it in the bag, because truth be told I had been eyeing it all week and was contemplating buying one myself! (And the ROBE! It’s Pretty Plum Sugar.)

IMG_3998I just got this Amore Pacific Age Correcting Foundation Cushion and I’m loving it! The coverage is beautiful and the compact is a total work of art. You know I’m weirdly fixated on how my beauty products smell and, let me tell you, I’m loving how this smells! It’s really light and airy on my face and it’s just a really great everyday product. Its packed with tons of antioxidants and is a sort of hybrid makeup/skin care treatment product, which I think is fab. They also sent over the Luminous Effect Brightening Serum, which I’m psyched to try out. I’ll report back with results!

Favorite Sales…

  • Ann Taylor // 40% off purchase w/ code: SHOP40
  • Banana Republic // up to 40% off Father’s Day gifts
  • Express  // take an additional 30% off already reduced clearance
  • Gap: // 35% off w/ code: TGIF
  • J. Crew // 40% off summer picks + extra 40% off sale w/ code: SUMMER
  • J. Crew Factory // 40% off new arrivals
  • LOFT // 40%  off new arrivals w/ code: SWEET // 50% off summer musts + all sale styles
  • Nine West // buy 1 get 20% off, buy 2 get 30% off, buy 3 get 40% off
  • Old Navy // 30% off clearance w/ code: JACKPOT // up to 50% off everything

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend.

xo, Stephanie

Splurge Vs. Steal: Gianvito Rossi Janis Sandal


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It’s fairly obvious that the Gianvito Rossi Janis sandal and its lookalikes are already THE shoe of the summer. (A quick scroll through Instagram will confirm that!) I’ve had my eye on them for a bit and now that the amazing dupes are filtering through, I’d say it’s finally time to scoop up a pair. (I’d say they’re the new Aquazzura Wild Thing!)

I’m pretty psyched– it’s a great shoe for summer. Comfortable block heel, ankle wrap, soft summer suede. And there are great alternatives at all price points… under $200, under $100, and even under $50! They’d pair well with denim cutoffs, sundresses, and jeans alike. Check out the alternatives and hit the comments– tell me which pair you MUST have!

Ruffle Top + Jeans


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I can’t believe that yesterday I didn’t even mention Kristin’s wedding! It was so, so much fun! Small, beautiful, intimate. I hope you guys got a sneak peek at it on Snapchat over the weekend. I adore Kristin and Mike and am so excited for them to be married, finally!

The weekend was a total whirlwind, so busy. Yesterday I was STILL exhausted from all of the festivities! I swear, I slept, like, 14 hours. Getting back into the groove today, I’ll be honest, this Tuesday feels like a Monday. I’m getting eyelash extensions done this afternoon, and I’m a litttttle bit nervous, but totally excited! I’ll try to Snap, so make sure you’re following along. (username: stephaniepernas) If you’ve ever done it and have tips, let me know!

How fun and unique is this top?? I love that it’s sort of businesslike, but has a little flirty flair to it in the off-the-shoulder ruffle! It’s like a hybrid shirt. I’d never seen anything like it, so when I spotted it online, I thought it might be a fun addition to my wardrobe for the summer. It’s also available in white, which I’m now sort of regretting I didn’t do instead. I gravitated towards the baby blue because I don’t really own any tops that color… I guess sometimes I’m just a creature of habit! At $20, you could easily justify scooping up both.

I paired the top recently with jeans and heels for a little more of a polished look, but it would work equally well with a pair of cutoff shorts and gladiator sandals, no? Really versatile and easy top. You know I love a good workhorse piece that can be incorporated into a variety of looks. This top fits the bill! Check out the look below:
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Outfit Details

Top: c/o Choie’s || Jeans: See Thru Soul via Nordstrom Rack, sold out online, check in-stores or shop similar here or here  || Shoes: Sole Society, sold out, similar here and here || Necklace: Baublebar || Rings: Baublebar, Sophie Harper via Rocksbox get a free month of Rocksbox w/ code: stephaniexoxo3 || Bracelets: c/o Swell CarolineBaublebar, Kendra Scott. Loren Hope via Rocksbox

Thanks for reading! Linking up today with Two Peas in a Blogxo, Stephanie

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