Belted Maxi Dress

Dress & Belt: Intrigue Boutique (similar options linked below) / Shoes: Sam Edelman / Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

Happy Tuesday, friends! Hope you all had a good weekend! If you follow me on Snapchat (@mallorysauer), then you saw I spent the weekend in Newport with my mom and brother. It was such a great weekend! We stayed at this beautiful resort and just relaxed. It was so nice to disconnect - and boy did I. 

I love throwing on maxi dresses in the summer. They're easy to wear and feel glamorous in a way. I love that they can also be dressed up or down when paired with the right shoes and accessories. There are SO many great variations out there too! Open backs, print, cut outs - you name it. I love the subtle print on this maxi. Adds a little something without being overwhelming. I wanted to add the belt to define my waist a little more. Sometimes it's nice to let maxi dresses just hang, but when dressing this one up I wanted a little figure definition with the belt. 

Be sure to check out Intrigue Boutique! They have such a cute and unique selection of clothes! You can find them on Instagram @shopintrigueboutique.

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Photos by Brandon Hill

Long Sleeve Black Maxi

Photos by Brandon Hill

Dress: SheIn (c/o) / Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell / Slip: Free PeopleNecklace: Threads Worldwide (fair trade jewelry company company helping artisan women in developing countries) / Lip Color: Glo Minerals Color Pop Gloss in 'Pueblo' - use SWEETANDSAUER15 for 15% your entire purchase

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I got some Christmas shopping done (FINALLY - I'm not even done yet...oops), celebrated the boyfriends birthday which you may have seen on Snapchat (username: mallorysauer), and finished it off with a family Christmas party. Busy weekend, but all fun stuff. I can't believe Christmas is this week already!

Last week I shared with you my new favorite coat from SheIn. This week I'm sharing a dress from them that I think is super fun for the holidays. It's a more simple approach to a holiday party look, but just as fun and chic, in my opinion. And it's a piece that can be worn after the holidays. I love the idea of a long sleeve maxi dress for the cooler months. The slits in the side are super fun and flirty and add a little element of sexy. This piece can be dressed up or down depending on what shoes and jewels you pair it with. I dressed down with one of my FAVORITE pairs of booties at the moment, and this necklace from Threads Worldwide that I'll actually be giving away later this week! One disclaimer about this dress, the website doesn't disclose that a slip is needed so I had find one that worked with the lines of the dress. If you're wondering about the quality or purchase experience with SheIn, check last weeks post. 

Hope you have a great rest of your week!

xo, Mal

Cut Out Maxi + Giveaway!

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Dress: Mint Julep Boutique

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you're having a great week so far!

Today I wanted to share with you a cute new online boutique I found, Mint Julep! They approached me and asked if I was interested in a collaboration, and after looking through all of their cute clothes I said, "Heck yes!" I love finding fun new online boutiques that offer cute, on-trend clothes that are also affordable. Nothing on their site is too pricy and they have a ton of options to choose from.

This dress stood out to me as I thought it was the perfect maxi for dressier occasions, something I was currently missing in my wardrobe. Being black and white, I feel like this is a total staple piece that can transition from season to season. Right now I could wear it to nicer events (debating on even wearing it to a wedding), and come fall I can throw on a leather jacket and some booties and call it a day. The quality of this dress is amazing, much better than I was expecting - I was pleasantly surprised.

Want to win $25 to Mint Julep Boutique for yourself? Oh, I've got you covered. Read on :)

To enter to win a $25 Gift Card to Mint Julep, simply:

  1. Follow me on Instagram (@mallorysauer)
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Good luck friends! Winner will be announced on Friday (be sure to tell all your friends!) Until next time.

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Thank you to Mint Julep Boutique for sponsoring this post :)