Beat the Heat

Tularosa Amelia Lace Off-the-Shoulder Dress

Tularosa Amelia Lace Off-the-Shoulder Dress

Tularosa Amelia Lace Off-the-Shoulder Dress

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

DRESS: Here/SHOES: (c/o) NA-KD (use code: BUNGALOW20 for 20% off)/SUNNIES: Save, splurge

Between Swim Week and traveling, I’ve been nonstop lately. Last weekend was nuts. Swim Week felt JUST LIKE Fashion Week except shorter. I bounced from show to show, event to lounge to meeting to event to lounge – like a crazy person! By the end of each night, I looked terrible… my makeup was gone, my mascara was smudged, my hair was frizzy and I had lots of blisters from wearing wedges and heels all night. But whatever, I was just happy to be there and to be around so many of my (new) and old friends! The fashion world is SO small and it’s always such a treat to run into people you haven’t seen in forever.

Anyways, I’m super pumped to finally get a chance to sit down (currently: at Tout Suite in Houston – if you haven’t been there, check it out!), collect my thoughts and share tonight’s look with you! It’s a good one…

Tularosa Amelia Lace Off-the-Shoulder Dress

Tularosa Amelia Lace Off-the-Shoulder Dress

As I mentioned last week, I’ve started to embrace a different kind of style because it’s SO hot in South Florida right now -> tousled hair, natural makeup and little to no jewelry or accessories. Because less is more when it comes to summer heat. Trust me! The last thing you want to deal with is your makeup melting, your jewelry sticking to your body from sweating so much or your clothing getting wrinkled (ugh, major pet peeve of mine).

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This dress, from Tularosa (I know, another one!) via Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton is a great option. It runs slightly big so size down if you can. It’s off-the-shoulder, a big trend this year, and won’t wrinkle because of the type of fabric it’s constructed out of. Pair it with gladiator heels (like these, from NA-KDuse code: Bungalow20 for 20% off!) or with lace up sandals.

Shop it below!

Xo, Stephanie

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

It’s here, it’s here! Nordstrom’s BIGGEST sale of the year is officially here! Anyone who has a Nordstrom debit or credit card can shop the sale today – everyone else will have to wait another 8 more days! #boo

Have early access? Check out some of my favorite #NSale goodies below…

Happy shopping!

(And don’t worry, your boss is doing the same thing too – so don’t feel bad!)

Xo, Stephanie

Hello, bow!

NA-KD Bow Top

NA-KD Bow Top

NA-KD Bow Top

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BOW TOP: (c/o) NA-KDuse code: Bungalow20 for 20% off/SHORTS: Here/HEELS: Nordstrom/HAT: Similar here/SUNNIES: save, splurge

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Hello, bow! Hello, Wednesday! Hello, CRAZY weekend!

SWIMMIAMI (also known as “Swim Week”) officially starts tomorrow! And I’m beyond excited! Tomorrow, I’m attending the opening party at the W Hotel in South Beach. Then, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – I’m attending shows, lounges, events – you name it! I plan to document my journey (and outfits) on Instagram (@thestylebungalow) and Snapchat (@stylebungalow) so be sure to follow along!

Then on Monday (my birthday, whoop whoop!) I’m flying back to Houston to visit my boyfriend and family for a week… PHEW!

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Today’s look is one of my recent favorites! I’m wearing a bow top from NA-KD (use code: Bungalow20 for 20%) and shorts from Milly via Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton. Just an FYI – this top runs a little small (it’s cropped) so be sure to order a size up or wear it with high waisted shorts/jeans, if you end up buying it! It’s so adorable!

One more thing! Happy 30th birthday to mi amor in Houston! I love you so much and can’t wait to be with you next week… <3 (Let’s see if he even reads this… Guys, my boyfriend doesn’t even have an Instagram account. #eyeroll #lolz)

Anyways, wishing everyone a great week! Click the links above to shop today’s look…

Xo, Stephanie

Boho Vibes

Bordor Flor Mini Dress by Nicholas

Bordor Flor Mini Dress by Nicholas

Bordor Flor Mini Dress by Nicholas

Bordor Flor Mini Dress by Nicholas

Bordor Flor Mini Dress by Nicholas

Bordor Flor Mini Dress by Nicholas

Bordor Flor Mini Dress by Nicholas

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

DRESS: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton/WEDGES: (c/o) Topshop/HAT: similar here/CHOKER: (c/o) NA-KD (Use code: Bungalow20 for 20% off)/SUNNIES: save, splurge

Twistin’, turnin’ and twirlin’ around in today’s look from Nicholas the Label! Love it too? Shop it below…

Xo, Stephanie

My Perfect One Piece 

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

[Christina Cernik Photography]

BATHING SUIT: (c/o) Marysia via Avenue32

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Take it from me, someone who spent many many years in a leotard in ballet classes, the right one piece can balance your body, compliment your skin tone, show off the good stuff and represent your personality. More importantly, it can give you the confidence you need to strut your stuff and feel good about yourself in front of others.

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

CJ Laing Palm Beach - The Style Bungalow

BRACELETS, POM POM SUN HAT: (c/o) C.J. Laing

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

One of my “ballet tricks” was to wear leotards that are cut high on the thigh to make my legs appear longer. I would choose leotards with plunging necklines or with open backs to give the appearance of a nice, long look. This made me look longer and slimmer (I’m only 5’2) and feel beautiful standing next to ballerinas who were taller than me.

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

I would also wear printed leotards on days where I wanted to camouflage areas like my stomach or tush.

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Interestingly, the second I put on this one piece, I thought to myself, “this feels a lot like one of my old favorite leotards that I used to wear all the time.” Then I looked up the designer and voilà…

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

The designer, Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves, is a former ballerina (who also spent many years in a leotard) and surfing enthusiast (who wore a lot of wetsuits). I knew it! There had to be something special about this suit… because it fit me perfectly!

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Marysia’s swimsuits are all about impeccable fit and perfectly executed shapes.

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Made from comfortable stretchy printed fabric (that hides a lot), this perfect one piece has a low back and sits slightly higher on my thigh (therefore giving the illusion of longer legs). Wear it on days where you want more coverage or on days where you want to leave a “little to the imagination…”

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Shop today’s look via Avenue32 here

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Xo, Stephanie

(Thank you Avenue32 for sponsoring this post)

Heatwave

Joie Owen Cotton Gauze Embroidered Tank

Joie Owen Cotton Gauze Embroidered Tank

Joie Owen Cotton Gauze Embroidered Tank

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

TOP: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/SHORTS: old – similar here and here/WEDGES: (c/o) Topshop/HAT: similar here/SUNNIES: save, splurge

Ay dios mio! It’s hot in Florida. Like literally, really freaking hot right now. I like to say that summertime in Florida is a lot like the northeast during the wintertime. Everyone stays inside from 11 to 3PM. There is no way you’re leaving your house unless you absolutely have to! Otherwise your hair falls flat, your makeup runs and your clothing starts to wrinkle. Not. Good. For. A. Fashion. Blogger.

Joie Owen Cotton Gauze Embroidered Tank

Slowly but surely, I’ve started to embrace my messy hair, natural makeup (sometimes just a lip + highlighter + mascara) flowy pieces and lightweight fabrics. Whatever!

Joie Owen Cotton Gauze Embroidered Tank

A tank like this one, by Joie via Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton, is light, airy and delicate – perfect for the South Florida heat. It’s beautifully detailed… is slightly sheer (making it a little sexy) and breezy when caught in the wind. You can wear a lace bandeau bra underneath it (i.e. more freedom in the heat, #nojudgement) or with a nude bra. It’s also sleeveless (because extra fabric is NOT your friend this time of year) and can easily be dressed up with white jeans or dressed down with a white bikini.

Joie Owen Cotton Gauze Embroidered Tank

Joie Owen Cotton Gauze Embroidered Tank

Joie Owen Cotton Gauze Embroidered Tank

I bought these lace shorts a million years ago from Saks Off 5th. I’ve worn them a bunch because they’re ultra-light and slightly nicer than jean shorts. Unfortunately, they’re no longer available online; click here and here for similar styles.

AND YES, I love hats this time of year. I know, I know… I’ve worn this one in like EVERY single outfit post lately. It’s just that a hat is – A.) the quickest way to cover up flat hair, B.) super chic and C.) a great way to shield your face from the sun. (Let me know if you guys want me to do a roundup post on my favorite hats this summer!)

Joie Owen Cotton Gauze Embroidered Tank

Closed-toe shoes are almost too hot to wear right now. And no, I’m not wearing flip-flips either. So, instead – I opted for these black lace-up wedges from Topshop to complete the look! Get ready, you’ll see them a bunch this month. I love them so much!

Wishing everyone a cool, easy week ahead! I’m gearing up for a busy one – Swim Week starts this Thursday in Miami Beach and I can’t wait to share it with you guys!

Xo, Stephanie

Romp it up!

Blogger wearing Rowley Tie-Front Romper by Tularosa

Blogger wearing Rowley Tie-Front Romper by Tularosa

Blogger Wearing Rowley Tie-Front Romper by Tularosa

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

ROMPER: Tularosa/SLIDES: Forever 21 – here and here/HAT: Similar here/SUNNIES: here and here

Decided to post another adorable piece from the Tularosa collection via Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton! The second I tried on this romper, I knew it would be perfect for the blog. Not only does it fit my small frame perfectly (runs small) but also super easy to style and wear.

Blogger Wearing Rowley Tie-Front Romper by Tularosa

Blogger wearing Rowley Tie-Front Romper by Tularosa

Blogger Wearing Rowley Tie-Front Romper by Tularosa

Blogger Wearing Rowley Tie-Front Romper by Tularosa

This romper is made from soft fabric and designed to fit loosely. It ties at the top and is slightly nipped in at the waist to accentuate your figure.

Blogger Wearing Rowley Tie-Front Romper by Tularosa

Wear it with flats for day or evening (these are from Forever 21, shop a similar (and slightly nicer quality) pair here and here) or over a bathing suit. Either way, it’s a great option for vacation or South Florida!

Blogger Wearing Rowley Tie-Front Romper by Tularosa

Blogger Wearing Rowley Tie-Front Romper by Tularosa

Keepin’ it short n’ sweet today – so much to catch up on! I hope everyone is having an amazing week so far!

Xo, Stephanie

P.S. – I just want to take a minute to say thank you to everyone who comments on my pictures on Instagram! You guys are seriously so sweet – I read all of them (sometimes it’s hard to respond) and appreciate your support and sweet words SO SO much! <3

Lace Mini

Rosemary Mini Lace Dress - The Style Bungalow

Rosemary Mini Lace Dress - The Style Bungalow

Rosemary Mini Lace Dress - The Style Bungalow

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

DRESS: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/SHOES: (c/o) NA-KD Fashion/SUNNIES: here and here

Phew. What a week. From West Palm Beach to Boston to Detroit to Houston to Ft. Lauderdale, I’m happy to be back but missing my love in Texas. I can’t believe it’s already July! This year has flown by!

If you know me, you know I love lace. Especially white lace! This has to be like the millionth lace dress I’ve featured on the blog, but whatever – I can’t get enough of it! I’m a firm believer in wearing what makes you happy! And lace makes me happy!

Rosemary Mini Lace Dress - The Style Bungalow

Rosemary Mini Lace Dress - The Style Bungalow

Palm Beach - The Style Bungalow

Rosemary Mini Lace Dress - The Style Bungalow

This mini is by For Love & Lemons via Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton. It’s fully lined with off-the-shoulder ruffles and boning on the sides of the dress that instantly flatter your figure. Rock it with ankle boots (if you’re in the city) and a leather jacket or with strappy heels (if you’re going to Swim Week Miami next week, like me!).

The Style Bungalow

Rosemary Mini Lace Dress - The Style Bungalow

For those of you wondering, I’m 5’2 and am wearing a size XS! It fits me perfectly. So if you’re tall, I suggest sizing up for length otherwise you’ll show a little toooo much leg! (This dress runs short).

Rosemary Mini Lace Dress - The Style Bungalow

My gladiator heels (#adore) are from NA-KD, a new online marketplace that carries a ton of super popular brands like Free People and Calvin Klein. Click here to buy them and be sure to use promo code (Bungalow20) for 20% off and free shipping!

Xo, Stephanie

Live Fashionable

Live Fashionable

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Live Fashionable

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

TOP: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/SHORTS: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/SANDALS: (c/o) INC International Concepts/BAG: (c/o) FASHIONABLE/RINGS: here, here and here (c/o) FASHIONABLE

Live Fashionable

Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by. I’m currently in Texas spending time with my boyfriend and family. I usually spend the 4th in Florida but decided to take advantage of the holiday weekend to be with the ones I love.

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Today I’ve partnered up with an incredible social company called FASHIONABLE. Their mission is to help solve poverty – not by being charitable, but by employing women who lack opportunity in hopes that doing so, will help businesses grow and create jobs in poverty stricken areas like Ethiopia and locally in the United States. They do this by trading with companies in Africa; holding them accountable for fair employment practices, and to help embolden those companies that are doing good work. They also employ women in Nashville who have overcome challenges ranging from homelessness to addiction. So far, they have 5 full-time employees in their Nashville office! How awesome is that?!

Studies show that giving a woman a job leads to a stronger family unit than when given to a man. Women are also paid less than men, and in places like Africa, struggle owning property. Thus, FASHIONABLE aims to give women access to jobs so they can meet the costs of raising a family and ultimately, have job and housing stability.

Their company makes leather totes, handbags, wallets, jewelry and scarves – beautiful products by women who have overcome extreme challenges. My crossbody bag, as pictured, was made by one of these women. Not only do I wear it proudly knowing it helped give someone a second chance in life, but also because it’s beautifully made. It’s crafted from supple leather in a rich tan hue. It’s perfectly sized to hold my wallet, planner, lipstick and keys. I can tuck my cell in the exterior pocket or in one of the compartments inside.

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My rings are also from FASHIONABLE. To build your own ring stack, click here!

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I understand that clothing, jewelry and bags won’t exactly change the world, but the women who make them and who wear them can…

Support this awesome mission by shopping today’s accessories below!

Xo, Stephanie

(Thank you FASHIONABLE for sponsoring this post)

Maxin’ Out

Blue Maxi Dress INC International Concepts

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Blue Maxi Dress INC International Concepts

Blue Maxi Dress INC International Concepts

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

DRESS, SANDALS, LEMON CLUTCH, GOLD BRACELET, ORANGE BRACELET: (c/o) INC

Hello from Houston! I’m currently in Texas visiting my family and boyfriend for the holiday weekend. And boy is it HOT outside!

This summer heat has me wanting to live in maxi dresses. They’re my go-to summer uniform. That’s because they’re cute, comfortable and easy to wear when it’s hot outside. They also make summer dressing easy!

Blue Maxi Dress INC International Concepts

This dress, by INC International Concepts, is perfect for a hot day whether in the city (like Houston or West Palm Beach) or on a sun-drenched vacation. Made from incredibly soft and airy fabric, the off-shoulder silhouette and elastic waist make this dress flattering on just about any body type. It also has two slits on the side that reveal a hint of skin. Hello, Angelina moment!

I like this dress best with strappy leather sandals, like this pair from INC, but you can easily wear it with slip-ons or with wedge-heel platforms for additional height.

Blue Maxi Dress INC International Concepts

To complete the look, I styled this dress with gold bracelets (click here and here), a lemon box clutch (how adorable is this one?!) and with gold rings to continue the summer feel of this look.

Blue Maxi Dress INC International Concepts

Blue Maxi Dress INC International Concepts

Keepin’ today’s post short and sweet, but stay tuned for more outfit posts later this weekend! To shop today’s maxi look (exclusively from Macy’s), click the links above and be sure to #followINC!

Blue Maxi Dress INC International Concepts

Xo, Stephanie

(Thank you INC International Concepts for sponsoring this post)