Mini-Getaway Pt. 2

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

My second day at Circa39 Hotel was filled with yummy bites around town, some lounging and shopping (of course) before heading back to West Palm Beach. I was a little tired from staying up late the night before (too much salsa dancing) but nevertheless ready to take on the week ahead. Maybe a change of scenery was exactly what I needed?

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

This scalloped bikini by Pilyq has a seamless design that’s slightly supportive. The bottoms offer moderate coverage. The top runs a little small!

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

I completed this look with an old sun hat (similar here), tote and lace up sandals. Oh, and bangles of course (because who doesn’t wear jewelry to the pool?!)

SCALLOPED BIKINI: (c/o) Pilyq – Top; Bottom/HAT: Old – similar here/TOTE: H&M – similar here and here/BANGLES: H&M/SANDALS: (c/o) Pilyq/SUNNIES: (c/o) Express

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

For my second look that day, I wore an embroidered off-the-shoulder blouse by LoveShackFancy from Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton with denim shorts from H&M. Unfortunately, this top is no longer available online – but if you want to check out more from this line (they have so many cute dresses in stock right now), click here for more… (And stay tuned for another cameo from LoveShackFancy later this month!)

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

TOP: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue – similar here/SHORTS: H&M/SANDALS: (c/o) Pilyq/ CLUTCH: (c/o) Pilyq – similar here and here

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

My last look was from Tularosa, a new favorite in the blogging scene. This romper is supposed to be worn the other way – but I wore it backwards because the V-neck was a little too deep for me. Plus, I thought the keyhole looked cuter in the front!

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

I normally wear a size 00-0 (petite, size 24 jeans, 5’2) and this romper fit me perfectly! I loved it. If you’re tall, be sure to order a size up. According to reviews, this line tends to run on the smaller/shorter side.

Circa39 Hotel X The Style Bungalow

ROMPER: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/SANDALS: (c/o) Pilyq/HAT: H&M

What was your favorite look? Comment below!

Have a great Saturday…

Xo, Stephanie

Mini-Getaway Pt. 1

The Style Bungalow X Circa39 Hotel

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[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

This past weekend, I escaped West Palm Beach and traveled to Miami Beach for a mini-getaway with my best friend, Jennifer. We stayed at Circa39 Hotel, a charming boutique hotel located just across the street from Miami’s white sandy beaches, in the heart of Miami Beach’s “Wundermile” – a stretch of developments near South Beach and the Design District.

On Friday, we grabbed drinks and light bites at the hotel’s bar, Wunderbar, and had the most delicious (well, more like 3) glasses of sangria. Weather was iffy so mid-way through drinks, I ran outside to the courtyard to quickly take a picture of my outfit.

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Sorry it’s not great quality! But in case you missed it on Instagram, here it is again:

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TOP: Here/SHORTS: Similar here and here/HEELS: Steve Madden/CLUTCH: (c/o) Pilyq – similar here and here

We spent the rest of the night relaxing and enjoying the hotel! My room was perfect. It had a tropical feel to it with hardwood floors, big plantation-style shutters and lots of window light. I also loved how roomy it was…

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On Saturday morning, we shot a couple looks for the blog and then relaxed by the pool for the rest of the afternoon! Surrounded by lush tropical landscape, the pool deck was cozy and super convenient for quickly cooling off (around this time of year, Florida can get really, really hot). It was also conveniently located next to WunderBar… #timeforsangria #again

The Style Bungalow X Circa39 Hotel

The Style Bungalow X Circa39 Hotel

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I wore…

CROCHET BIKINI: (c/o) Top & Bottom/HAT: H&M/BAG: H&M – similar here and here/BANGLES: H&M

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In my last blog post (scroll down for more), I mentioned loving the line, Prose & Poetry from Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton. This top is from them as well! I wore it with white high-waisted shorts from Finders Keepers and with baby blue heels. You can wear this top as a mini skirt or with the matching skirt.

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TOP: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/SHORTS: (c/o) BKNR/HEELS: Steve Madden/SUNNIES: (c/o) Express

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We concluded the day with the most delicious dinner at Essensia Restaurant + Lounge at The Palms Hotel & Spa. The restaurant’s farm-to-table philosophy shined through the cuisine. Everything was very fresh and flavorful. My best friend and I started with the Tempura Avocado (amazing!) and the Watermelon Caprese (both of which, were recommended to us by the chef who greeted us at our table with a warm smile and friendly introduction to the menu). For our main course, Jennifer had the NY Strip and I had the Pan Seared Natural Chicken with parmesan-pea polenta. It was hard to choose a favorite between the two (both were perfectly done) but if it were up to me, I’d go with the chicken!

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(Sorry for the picture quality! It was pouring so the lighting was rough!)

For dessert, Jennifer ordered a small pastelito and I ordered vegan, gluten-free chocolate mousse (also recommend to us by the chef!). We ended with two cappuccinos and a full stomach. Overall, it was outstanding! If you’re in the area, definitely check out this restaurant!

The Style Bungalow X Circa39 Hotel

DRESS: (c/o) Storets/HEELS: Michael Kors/CLUTCH: (c/o) Pilyq – similar here and here/BANGLES: H&M

The Style Bungalow X Circa39 Hotel

The rest of the night was filled with salsa dancing, too much laughing and lots of fun! Stay tuned for Pt. 2 – I’ll be sharing three more looks on the blog and more about Circa 39 Hotel!

Xo, Stephanie

Hello Summer!

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Summer with Prose & Poetry

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[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

TOP: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/JEANS: Lovers and Friends – similar here/WEDGES: Forever 21/BAG: old – similar here and here

Happy first day of summer everyone! Today marks the start of sweet summertime, long days, backyard barbecues, and sweltering heat here in South Florida. It’s also one of the longest days of the year! That’s because of the summer solstice. AKA the time of year when the sun reaches the highest point in the sky!

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I’m back from my mini-getaway in Miami Beach. I spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Circa39 Hotel. Even though I spend a lot of time in Miami, it’s nice to be there for three consecutive days, especially with my best friend and photographer. Miami is one of my favorite cities! Anyways, stay tuned for the recap later this week – I’ll be sharing 5 new looks with you guys and a peek inside the hotel!

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I recently discovered Prose & Poetry at Saks Fifth Avenue in Boca Raton after stumbling upon this adorable top in the contemporary section. After looking through the collection, I was in love. With inventive twists and sculptural details, each piece is to die for! Totally up my alley. It’s also reasonably priced considering the quality is so good! Click here to see more from their collection…

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Distressed jeans, wedges (on major repeat) and an old beach tote completed the look! Shop similar items below.

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That wraps up today’s look! I’m off to shoot more outfits for the blog – follow along on Snapchat (@stylebungalow) for all the behind-the-scenes goofiness. Have a great evening!

Xo, Stephanie

Classic Shirtdress

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[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

DRESS: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/SLIDES: Similar here and here/BAG: (c/o) J. McLaughlin – similar here/HAT: H&M/SUNNIES: (c/o) Express

Thank God it’s almost Friday! While it seems like an appealing option to work from home, it’s not always that simple! Sometimes I find myself working until 10 at night because I can’t turn that “work-mode” switch off! I figure, “just one more email…” and next thing I know, I’m at my computer for another hour or so. Anyone else feel the same way? Comment below to share your experience or to share some of the ways you’ve learned to manage your work-life balance!

Fortunately, I’m taking a mini-vaca this weekend with my best friend in Miami Beach. We’re staying at the cutest boutique hotel called Circa39, dining at The Palms Hotel on Saturday and soaking up the sun ALL weekend long! Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (@stylebungalow) to see what we’re up to!

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Today’s outfit is so cute and simple! I’m wearing an Alice & Olivia classic shirtdress exclusively from Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton with black slides from Marshalls (similar here and here) and a hat from H&M.

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The great thing about a shirtdress is that it can easily take you from work to lunch to cocktails in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is switch out your accessories. So it’s a great piece to have in your wardrobe and one that’s super easy to style. I’ve seen girls wear shirtdresses with sneakers, lace up gladiator sandals, heeled sandals… you name it! Anyone can pull this style off.

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Shop today’s outfit below!

Xo, Stephanie

P.S. – This is my 200th blog post! Woohoo!

Summer Chic

Sleeveless Meteor Maxi Dress by Rebecca Taylor

Sleeveless Meteor Maxi Dress by Rebecca Taylor

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[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

DRESS: Rebecca Taylor (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/SANDALS: (c/o) Pilyq/BRACELETS: H&M/SUNNIES: Here

If you could live in one piece of clothing everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Maxi dresses. I would live in loose-fitted maxi dresses for the rest of my life and be A-OK with it. I love them (a little too much), especially during the hot summer months in Florida. It doesn’t matter if I’m running errands or hitting up happy hour or jumping on a plane, a maxi dress always fits the occasion – no matter what. Am I right, guys?! Comment below with “YAAAS” if you agree.

These types of dresses aren’t impractical. They’re easy to style and loads of fun to wear. The kind of dress you randomly twirl in at Whole Foods while shopping for flowers. #truestory Or hide in when you’re feeling out of shape. Or the kind of dress you wear to feel absolutely beautiful

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You know that feeling you get when you meet someone and “know” they’re going to be in your life for long time? Like when you meet a friend or your boyfriend for the first time? That’s how I am when I shop. I know when I know. That simple. So the second I spotted this flowy number by Rebecca Taylor at Saks Fifth Avenue in Boca Raton, I knew it would look amazing and be such a fun dress to shoot in. Did I mention it’s on sale?

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Despite being a tad too big for me, this dress still rocks. It’s stamped with a meteor motif, and has chic feminine details like a lace inset and a tiered skirt. Style it with a leather jacket and heels or with lace up sandals.

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Want more from Rebecca Taylor? Shop below or check out last year’s interview with the designer here.

Xo, Stephanie

P.S. Click here to order if Saks is out of your size!

Light & Romantic

Alexis Gracilia Top

Alexis Gracilia Top

Alexis Gracilia Top

[Chelsae Anne | Photography] 

TOP: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/JEANS: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/WEDGES: Forever 21/BAG: old – similar here and here/BRACELETS: H&M/SUNNIES: here

Today I’m focusing on another beautiful piece from Miami based designer, Alexis… #swoon

Alexis Gracilia Top

This totes adorbs Gracilia top can be purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton or by clicking here. I love it because it feels feminine, (totally my gig) light and romantic. I also love how it’s fastened in the back by a single ribbon. Sexy, right?! Especially when the wind catches it…

Alexis Gracilia Top

Alexis Gracilia Top

This top can be worn with the matching mini skirt (click here to see it) or with destroyed skinny jeans. I prefer wearing it with jeans (since I live in them) but I’m sure it would also look great with white jeans or with cut off denim shorts.

Alexis Gracilia Top

Alexis Gracilia Top

Team it with accessories that feel summery like wedges and chunky bracelets. Or opt for a girly bag, lace up wedges and big white sunglasses.

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Shop today’s look below!

Xo, Stephanie

Slidin’ into Monday

The Style Bungalow

The Style Bungalow

The Style Bungalow

[Chelsae Anne | Photography] 

TOP: (c/o) Storets/SHORTS: (c/o) Storets/SLIDES: Forever 21 – similar here, here and here/WATCH: (c/o) Larsson & Jennings

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by…

Yesterday I shared a video of my apartment with popular blog, Style Me Pretty on Facebook. I added new baskets, a kitchen rug, throw pillows and more. If didn’t catch it, click here to see it now!

For those who already watched and commented on the video, thank you! I get really shy speaking in front of a camera (and in public) so I appreciate your sweet and encouraging words!

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The Style Bungalow

The Style Bungalow

I recently discovered online boutique, Storets, while scrolling through some of my favorite blogs on Instagram. I went online and checked it out, ordered a few pieces and fell in love with this store! Guys, it’s awesome. Everything is reasonably priced, super cute and trendy. The quality is great, too!

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My shorts look like a men’s shirt tied around my waist. I love how unique they are! Click here for more…

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The Style Bungalow

The Style Bungalow

I recently found these slides at Forever 21 for $4.99. Yes, $4.99! I couldn’t believe they were on sale and so cheap. They’re also no longer available online so click here, here and here for similar (and slightly better quality) styles or dash out to your local F21 store to see if they’re still in-store.

As always, shop today’s outfit below…

Xo, Stephanie

P.S.: One more thing…. Please don’t forget to keep loving others, regardless of their thoughts, actions, religious or political views. Sometimes one small act of kindness, such as befriending someone who feels alone or who has no friends in their life or who has hatred in their heart, can dramatically change things and prevent someone from succumbing to mental illness or to acts of violence. We’ve seen mass shootings one too many times now. And it pains me to think that a little bit of love could have made a difference… In the face of all this hate and violence, please unite, continue to love one another and #PrayForOrlando.

Gone with the Wind

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abs by allen schwartz

abs by allen schwartz

abs by allen schwartz

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[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

TOP & SKIRT: (c/o) ABS by Allen Schwartz Collection/EARRINGS & SHELL BANGLES: H&M/HEELS: Nordstrom

Ever have one of those moments where you try on something, strut outside of the dressing room to see it from a different angle (and because, let’s be honest – it looks fantastic on you and you want the rest of the world to see it) and say, “DONE. Here’s my credit card. I’ll take it in the other color, too! Thanks.”

That’s how I felt wearing this beautiful look from ABS by Allen Schwartz Collection.

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abs by allen schwartz

At first glance, it looks like a dress but it’s actually two pieces: a pleated midi skirt with a matching sleeveless blouse. Both the skirt and blouse have a smooth nude lining underneath a layer of chiffon that move gracefully as you walk…

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abs by allen schwartz

abs by allen schwartz

abs by allen schwartz

Paired together, this outfit looks amazing. Separately, both pieces look just as great. I’ve worn this skirt with a black crop top and lace up sandals. It also looks great with a simple tank and a black leather jacket. The blouse can be worn with jeans and a belt cinched at the waist, too. Either way, both styles work just as well for off-duty days as they do for a special night out on the town.

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For those of you who haven’t already discovered this designer, ABS by Allen Schwartz (carried at Bloomingdale’s and Lord & Taylor) is an affordable luxury lifestyle brand that caters to the contemporary women who is always ahead of the trend. From work to evening, each piece is designed with high quality fabrics (as evident in today’s look) with an attention to detail.

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Check out the rest of the collection here.

Xo, Stephanie

Neutral on Neutral

The Style Bungalow

The Style Bungalow

The Style Bungalow

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The Style Bungalow

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[Chelsae Anne | Photography] 

TOP: here/SHORTS: Express/TOTE: Similar here, here, here and here/WEDGES: Forever 21/HAT: H&M/CHOKER: Similar

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far! As of right now, South Florida’s weather is wet and windy due to Tropical Storm Colin. #Ugh – Usually it’s bright and sunny around this time of year. I wish it were like that today…

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The Style Bungalow

On the “bright” side (ha), rainy days are the perfect days to stay inside and catch up on work. Hence today’s look! This outfit was shot a couple days ago on a dock along the Intracoastal in West Palm Beach. To be honest, I didn’t put much thought into it. I was crunched for time. So, I threw on my favorite off-the-shoulder top with a pair of shorts, grabbed a hat and an old beach tote that was sitting near my bed. I ran to the mirror to check my outfit and thought, “something is missing?” So, I quickly grabbed one of my old scarves, cut it in half (I do this from time to time), tied it around my neck and dashed out to shoot with Chelsae Anne. And voilà! One of my favorite outfits…

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My friends always ask, “How do you put together outfits so quickly?” Of which, I answer, “It’s simple. I use a color wheel.” The color wheel is one of my biggest secrets. It’s not complicated! You just look at a color and pick the one directly across from it or the color that’s next to it to make an outfit. You can also keep it in the family and pair neutrals with neutrals (as pictured), pastels with pastels, earth tones with earth tones, etc. etc.

The same applies to your wardrobe. Create a strong foundation with basic colors (i.e. whites, blacks, creams, etc.). Figure out what 3 to 4 colors look best with your hair color and skin tone and build the rest of your wardrobe from there. Doing so, will create a cohesive wardrobe and make getting ready in the morning super easy.

Wanna learn more about it? Check out Fashion Bomb Daily’s article on using a color wheel and Cosmopolitan Magazine’s article on color mixing.

As always, feel free to comment below with questions! Thanks for stopping by…

Xo, Stephanie