The Cutest Culottes!

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TEE: more options here/PANTS: Zara, more options here/JACKET: Rebecca Taylor/HEELS: more options here/TOTEmore options here/SCARF: Madewell

THESE culottes are SO fun and SO comfortable to wear all day. I recently bought them on sale at Zara for like $15 but knew they had so much potential if I just paired them with the right accessories, like a cute pink tote (love black + pink color combo), strappy heels and a fitted jean jacket from Rebecca Taylor. (Love it when that happens)

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I like Big Bows…

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ROMPER – more options here (c/o) Shopbop/SANDALS – more options here (c/o) Shopbop/CROSS BODY  (c/o) Gigi New York/EARRINGS – more options here

When it’s as warm as it’s been here in Florida – upwards to 90 degrees (can you believe it?!) – it’s a small victory to look anything but a hot-mess-express by the end of the day. Seriously. The only way to combat the heat to is to wear a cute dress, shorts, a romper or to sit directly in front of an air conditioning unit with a cold face mask on (yes, in case you’re wondering, I do this often while sipping my morning coffee.)

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For The Dreamers

Idalia Baudo Collection - The Style Bungalow

Idalia Baudo Collection - The Style Bungalow

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DRESS: (c/o) Chicwish/CUFF, BRACELET (here and here), STATEMENT RING, EARRINGS: (c/o) Idalia Baudo Jewelry/HEELS: more options here/BAG: (c/o) Neiman Marcus

Ditching the corporate life to run a small business is no cake walk. And it’s most certainly not as sexy as people think it is. You invest an incredible amount of time, hard work, money and passion into your dream with the hope of it taking off one day. You struggle with work/life balance. Have trouble turning “it” off at night. And feel like you’re running a marathon – more like the Iron Man. Not a sprint.

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COVET or LOVE IT

Neiman Marcus Last Call Sale - The Style Bungalow

Neiman Marcus Last Call Sale - The Style Bungalow

Neiman Marcus Last Call Sale - The Style Bungalow

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COVET -> SWEATER, BUTTON DOWN BLOUSE, MULES, BAG: (c/o) Neiman Marcus/SKIRT – similar here, here and here

You see it. Want it. Need it. Have to have it like ASAP. One problem. The price tag.

I get it.

Neiman Marcus Last Call Sale - The Style Bungalow

That’s why today’s post is for you. I’m showing you how you can get today’s look from Neiman Marcus, with similar items for slightly less thanks to their Last Call sale (that ends Friday, by the way. Yes, to be safe – keep your credit card next to you from this point on.)

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Just Get a Gigi

Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

Gigi New York - The Style Bungalow

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CLUTCH + CROSSBODY: (c/o) Gigi New York

Handbags are a necessity. Not just an accessory. #snapsnap

Every woman needs a good one. A bag that’s fashionable. Durable. Stylish. Convenient. And big enough to tote around a little bit of everything wherever they go – phones, keys, wallets, makeup, sunglasses, extra pair of heels, entire kitchen sink. Or if you’re like me, hold the bare minimum.

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Je Ne Sais Quoi

Je Ne Sais Quoi - The Style Bungalow

Je Ne Sais Quoi - The Style Bungalow

Je Ne Sais Quoi - The Style Bungalow

Je Ne Sais Quoi - The Style Bungalow

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BLOUSE, PANTS, BAG: (c/o) Neiman Marcus/HEELS: (c/o) Shopbop – more options here/EARRINGS: Here

A couple years ago, a friend of mine from Paris taught me the phrase, “je ne sais quoi” in French. I repeated it. He giggled (because my accent was terrible) and said I was cute for trying. “What does it mean,” I asked. “I don’t know what,” he said with a coy smile.

Confused, I did a quick Google search on my phone and found (according to the good ole’ internet) that it meant, “a pleasant quality that is hard to describe.” Vague, right? I asked him again. He said, “it meant something special. A woman with je ne sais quoi stands out. Not because of what she’s wearing or how pretty she is but because of her personality. Her presence. Her wit. Her confidence. Her style and sophistication.”

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