January 21, 2019

5 Ways To Wear It – Over The Knee Boots

Use code XOXOMARY for 40% of these boots!

Unless you live under a rock on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen your favorite blogger style these boots. They are the “it” boot of the season (past seasons, as well), and for good reason. I have to admit that I was skeptical of buying from this site and didn’t know if the quality would be good. Well, I’m here to tell ya, it’s legit and it’s GOOD. Goodnight Macaroon has sent me 2 boxes of goodies now, and everything has been excellent quality and true to size!

Today I’ve styled them 5 ways for you, but really, the possibilities are endless! You can swap out any variation of what I’m wearing. The boots also come in grey HERE, and black HERE. So, let’s get started, shall we?!

Denim Skirt

I am completely on board with denim skirts, maybe it’s the 90’s in me, but I love them. I’m such a denim girl, so a denim skirt is like a dressy option for me haha. This can be swapped out for any skirt, though. It’s also good for cold weather because most of your legs are covered. I’m not a tights girl, so I will gladly bare my legs for a few minutes in the cold, than wear tights. However, if you love tights, you can most definitely pair tights with this option. My fabulous teddy bear coat is also from Goodnight Macaroon and is SO GOOD. I am completely obsessed. I’m wearing the medium here (my true size), and it fits just as it should. It’s an oversized look. This would also be 40% off with code XOXOMARY! You can find the coat HERE. The sweater is from Heartloom, and can be found HERE. My denim skirt is from Levi’s.

All Black

I am not an all black type person these last few years. Black used to be the only color in my closet, but now I need color. When I reach for something black, I usually put it back and settle with a bright color. However, there is nothing like an all black look! It’s so chic and I always end up loving it. I also LOVE to pair black and brown together. I chose the cognac boots because they truly go with everything. Are you drawn to color more, or do you love black?

Flowy Dress

This dress is from Red Dress, and can be found HERE. I love this dress so much!! The cut and colors are absolute perfection, in my opinion. You can obviously pair these boots with pretty much any dress under the sun, but I do think it’s looks extra good with a flowy one (insert dancing lady emoji here)! You could also add the teddy coat with this dress, or a denim jacket, or leather jacket!

White Denim

I am such a fan of a winter white look. I usually only wear white denim in the winter, oddly enough. These boots look fab against white! Again, the teddy coat would be great paired with this outfit. You could do any variation of sweater or top with this look, but when I do winter whites, I try and stay in the same palette on top. I love doing white on white, or cream/white, or light grey/white. The sweater I’m wearing here is also from Heartloom and can be found HERE. My white jeans are amazing, and can be found HERE.

Leggings & Cardigan

Last but not least, an outfit for everyday. Guys. These Spanx leggings are my jam. I literally wear them 5 times a week, if not more. They are the seamless line, and oh so good. I sized up one in both pairs of mine, and they are perfect. The consensus is they run small. I paired the leggings with my favorite white tee, cardi, and beanie. A combo that could be done a thousand ways! PS- my favorite cardigan is on sale right now and comes in lots of colors! You can find it HERE.

There you have it! I hope I’ve given you some good ideas for these boots. **A note about ordering from Goodnight Macaroon: The shipping can be at a snails pace. If you order the expedited shipping, it takes about a week to week and a half from order date. If you choose standard shipping, it can take up to 3 weeks. Just keep that in mind when you order. Also in regards to sizing, I ordered a half size up like recommended after reading their sizing info with these boots. I highly recommend reading the sizing info about them and making your decision based on that. They fit perfectly and I’m so glad I went with what they recommended.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! I’ve linked as much as I can of what I’m wearing below. Don’t forget to use code XOXOMARY for 40% off anything from Goodnight Macaroon! As always, thanks for reading!

XO,

Mary ♥

 

 

 

 

 

December 12, 2018

#HolidayYourWay – With Evereve!

 

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November 7, 2018

DailyLook Box

I recently had the pleasure of trying out DailyLook, which is “the premium personal styling experience that provides on-trend looks tailored to your lifestyle – saving you time and effort. We make shopping simple, by curating looks you love based on your body shape and lifestyle. Our experienced Stylists mix/match our collection to style beautiful outfits for you to try on in the convenience of your own home. You buy what you love and return the rest. Free shipping both ways.
It’s that easy.”

It really was that easy! I signed up on their website, filled out my profile, and within a week my box arrived. They ask all sorts of questions to get to know me and my style, and then you are partnered with a stylist. With the box comes a letter from your stylist telling you how to style each piece in your box, which I loved. She had some great suggestions on how to style all of the pieces.

I’m such a sucker for monthly subscription boxes. I would sign up for a hundred if I could haha! Getting packages is the highlight of my week, and to get a box filled with gorgeous clothing that you can try on at home with no strings attached, SOLD! The main reason I like online shopping, is because I can try on the clothing in my own house, with all of my other things to see how I will really style it. It also saves so much time.

Here is what I got:

This top and jeans were included in the box and I LOVED the jeans. I really liked the side slit detail on the hem. The top I would have never tried on in store, but actually like it on me! The color was right up my alley. I’m all about fall tones right now. The jeans were 200, and more than I typically send, so for my next box I will ask for more affordable denim.

next was this super cute off the shoulder top, with tied sleeve detail. I loved the color of this top so much!! Such a gorgeous deep pink and I loved the tied sleeves. I would definitely wear this with my leather jacket, or a skirt in the spring.

Next was this cute little sweater and it definitely had a Chanel vibe to it. It was actually way cuter on than I thought it would be, but not totally my style. Fit great though and was great quality.

Lastly was a pair of black denim that I love and kept! I have been wanting some non distressed black jeans, and these fit so well. They are high waist and the price range was perfect for me. This black hooded cardigan was also in my box, and if I didn’t already have so many cardigans, this would have been another keeper. I loved how soft and cozy it was!

Overall I loved my experience with DailyLook and look forward to my next box! You really have nothing to lose with trying them out, because you only get charged for what you keep, which is amazing! You can also log into your account and add outfits to your “favorites” folder so that your stylist can really get to know your style. I may or may not be doing that currently 😉 You can head HERE to sign up and use code POWERS10 for 10$ off your first box!

Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any questions about DailyLook

Mary

 

 

*This post is sponsored by DailyLook. All opinions are completely my own.

November 4, 2018

5 Ways To Wear: Fur Lined Target Mules

I posted THESE mules last week on my stories and so many of you asked me to style them multiple ways, so here ya go! There is honestly so many more ways to wear them, but I tried to cover multiple categories for styling them. If you need more, check out my Instagram stories from today! I did a major Old Navy try on session and wore these mules with all the outfits. After today, you’ll be set! I also gave out a 50% coupon on my stories 😉 You can find my Insta HERE.

These mules have quickly become my go-to’s this fall. They’re just too easy! You can shop all my outfits below ♥

 

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October 19, 2018

Core Collection Boutique Opening!

Hi friends!! So excited to share a new boutique with you today, Core Collection, and show you 2 pieces they sent me and how I styled them! Core Collection is run by two sisters, Karina and Olivia, after trying their hand at fashion blogging, they decided their passion was starting a boutique. Love when people go for their passions!! Their stuff is so cute, you guys, and their mission is to make women feel beautiful and confident, LOVE! Can’t wait for you to see it all! They have offered you all 10% off with code MISSMARYPOWERS, so don’t forget to use that at checkout 🙂

The first thing I styled was this gorgeous plum sweater. You guys know this is one of my favorite colors to wear in the fall, so this was a no brainer for me. I LOVE the cuffed sleeves and the deep V neck.

I paired it with my white mules, but it would look fab with some great booties. This sweater would also look darling worn over a dress! Pair it with any strappy dress and some booties and you’re set for fall!

Next is the most darling olive suede dress, and I’m in LOVE!!!

This dress is so cute, I can’t stand it. I will definitely be pairing this dress with my over the knee boots next. You could also wear a long sleeved top under it, but I paired it with my faux fur. Olive is such a great color. It’s the perfect fall neutral color.

I am wearing a medium in this dress, and a sm/med in the sweater. The sizing with these 2 items is true to size for me.

Head to their site HERE, and browse all their cute pieces!! Don’t forget to use code MISSMARYPOWERS for 10% off your entire order!! Please let me know if you have any questions about sizing.

Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

XO,

Mary ♥

 

 

* This post is sponsored by Core Collections. All opinions are completely my own.

October 11, 2018

Basic Invite Stationery – Holiday Cards

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August 31, 2018

Monthly Feature – My Friend Hannah

Hi guys!! It’s that time of the month where I feature someone who has inspired me, and today is all about Hannah! I am SO excited to share her with you. This cutie right there ↑ She is one amazing lady! She is a wife and mama, and also runs an amazing business & non-profit with her husband, NBD. She’s basically #goals. You can check out their company HERE and also the most amazing non-profit they just launched HERE.

Hannah is literally the sweetest person on this planet. She talks in the sweetest tone and it’s basically like she’s snow white and little birdies follow her around everywhere because of how sweet she is lol. She is mama to a little boy named Bert, which that name alone, come on!!! Too darn cute. If you saw him, you’d immediately melt into a puddle. Aside from her sweetness, she loves the Lord, and that radiates from her, and has a heart for people, which also shows. Plus, she has KILLER style!! We were recently at a birthday for my friend Jenni (who I met Hannah through), and Hannah walked in wearing this outfit, and I died. She looked so cute and I told her she was going on my blog haha! So, be warned that if you’re around me and I love your outfit, I’ll put you on my blog!!!

Aside from her style, I knew she would have something amazing to say. I told her to write about whatever is on her heart. Here’s what Hannah wanted to share:

Becoming More Like Love

 

As a mom who works part-time for the family business, I end up spending most of my days with my three-year-old son. He learns so much from both of us but right now, I’m with him the most so while he has his father’s tendencies, he’s learned a lot of mine. Intimidating? Yup. He models a lot of my behavior (sometimes, good – sometimes not!) So, instead of getting frustrated, overwhelmed, or annoyed, I’ve decided that I need to work on carrying myself the way I would want him to carry himself. Sure – that’s my job, right? Easy, right? (Said no mom, ever).

I’m thankful for our family situation. There are days, though, after constantly checking my phone (email and other work messages) while trying to make sure that the house is in order and (more importantly) that my son is educated, stimulated, entertained, fed, and LOVED, well…I end up feeling guilty. I didn’t realize how much work it really is to be a stay at home mom…who also works. 😉

I have moments of feeling like I never do ENOUGH. That no one gets the percentage of my time and attention that they need. I feel like while I’m winning small battles here and there – somehow I’m still losing the war.

Anybody hear me? Well, I recently had a come to Jesus moment with myself (ha). I determined that the only person who is setting this standard for myself is ME. Shoot. No one is asking me to work harder – they are complimenting me and thanking me for what I do. My son never begs me to play more. He is always content with our time together. The laundry truly never stops and the dishes don’t care if they’re clean or dirty – so what if they sit in the sink for a little bit longer while we finish building block towers?

My husband reminded me that the reason I’m staying home is simply so that we can BE TOGETHER as a family. And at least my son is with one of his parents all the time through these younger years. So true. Why am I being so hard on myself? Stop. It.

This has made me think a lot about God’s love for us, for me, and the relationship he desires us to have with him. The more time we spend with him (in the word, in prayer, etc.) – the more we become like Him. Just like the more time my son spends with me, the more he acts the way I do. So I’ve been trying to focus more on that. Get my first love right…and then everything else should fall into place. If God is love and I am spending more time with Him…then I’m becoming more like love. Little by little… and I can’t think of anything I’d rather be.

So whether you’re having a great day or a hide-in-your-closet-and-finish-the-whole-tub-of-ice-cream-all-by-yourself day please remind yourself that there are others out there that share your struggles. Part of being human is fighting battles that no one ever sees.

So whatever you do, DON’T GIVE UP.

You’re not just a mom (or insert your status here). You are a beautiful child of God. He’s not asking for perfection. He’s asking for your heart. Your love. Even when you think you don’t deserve it. That’s the beauty of grace. So to help you win the battles (any battles, but especially battles on the home front), try saying this out loud. (Even if you believe it in your heart, sometimes your brain really needs to hear it out loud.)

This part should sound familiar (and was taken from 1 Cor 13:4) . Say it like you mean it… I’m patient. I’m kind. I’m not envious. I’m not boastful, I help bring honor to others. I am self-less. I’m not easily angered. I keep no record of wrong. I delight in truth. I am protective, trusting, hopeful, and I’m not giving up becoming more like love.

 

See what I mean?! ♥ Thanks for sharing your heart, Hannah!! Please feel free to leave her a comment below 🙂

XO,

Mary

 

 

 

August 27, 2018

AUrate New York Black Diamond Ring – My Love For Dainty Jewelry

You all know my love for dainty jewelry. I’ve talked about it multiple times on here, and showed you piece after piece! I am so excited to introduce you to AUrate jewelry today. I am literally obsessed with all of their pieces. I love how simple and beautiful it all is. Don’t get me wrong, I love a great statement piece, but simple and classic jewelry stands the test of time. When AUrate reached out to me, I couldn’t respond fast enough! Their jewelry is 100% Miss Mary Powers.

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August 22, 2018

One Dress 2 Ways

Hi guys! I just wanted to quickly share this ADORABLE dress that La Velle’s Collective recently sent me. I LOVE the olive color and the midi length!! I styled it 2 ways, but honestly there’s so many other ways to wear it too! I could wear the white T shirt under it, style it with a denim jacket and booties, or layer it with a sweater! It’s under 40 dollars too 🙂

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August 14, 2018

Mama Needed A Change – New Hair – Plus A Nordstrom Giveaway!!

I thought I would share my new hair here because you may not follow me on Instagram! I recently went into my hair salon and needed a change. It was either going to be going back to brunette, or cut. I am just not ready to go back to my dark hair, I really am loving the blonde!! So cut it was. The last time I cut my hair, I literally cried for a year, no joke. This time is way different and I’m pretty dang proud of myself!

The length is perfect but I’m already getting the itch to go shorter! It feels so fresh and healthy. I also finally learned how to curl my own hair lol, so that helps having it styled. After 36 years of life, I’ve finally got it down! Cheers to change and loving your hair! If you are local to St. Louis and need a new hair stylist, let me know. I LOVE mine!!

PS- See below for a killer Nordstrom giveaway!!!

 

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