Seats Filled, Heart Full… #GNO

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Photography by The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis 

Seats filled, hearts full is how I would describe Wednesday evening.  Girls Night Omaha event #2 – Fall in Love with Layers – was a blast!  I beyond thankful and quite humble for the opportunity to share my passion with others.  We had a fabulous guest, Dana, who is one part of the dynamic duo behind Talisman, a vintage brand that specializes in perfectly curated collections of gorgeous and one-of-a-kind handbags, shoes, and accessories! We took all of your feedback from the first event and poured it into this second event, in a major effort to make it better than ever.  We had swag bags, Inspired Living magazines, and discount shopping codes galore, plus some pretty fabulous giveaways!  There were six models, instead of three and I specifically ordered every single piece of clothing and accessories that each girl was wearing.  Plaids, Fringe, & Suede took center stage and boy did we layer on the accessories!

The Cookie Girl made us some delicious cookies and the gals behind Inspired Living shared their amazing Adult Egg Nog and Holiday Sangria recipes with us for our guests’ delight!  Paper Lovely goods made an appearance (the cutest and most adorable prints and cards made by a turn-of-the-century Letterpress) and jewels from Haute Bauble landed their way into the goodie bags.  Blooms, a local flower shop, donated their flower power and those centerpieces were the icing on the cake!  My sweet fiancé (owner of Keep Cool Watches) provided our blogger guests with plaid watches and a local hair extraordinaire, Becca, generously gave a styling tool to one lucky lady as a giveaway prize!

So to sum it all up, the seats were filled, our hearts are full, and everyone left with a smile (and a shopping bag full of fabulous Fall pieces)!  Thank you to everyone for supporting us in this endeavor.  Michelle and I couldn’t be more grateful for allowing us to follow our dreams and to spread the love to local shops and business owners in Omaha.  And a huge shout out to Four Sisters Boutique for being loyal partners and friends!

PSA – Do yourself a favor and use the code GNO10 until Wednesday at Four Sisters Boutique new online site!

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Four Sisters Boutique Online Launch Party!

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Photography by The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis

  Hola GF’s and happy Sunday!  I know what you’re thinking, Sara, a Sunday blog post?  That is unusual… what is the special occasion???  Well…. I am so excited to announce that my favorite store and the host of our #girlsnightomaha events, Four Sisters Boutique, is launching their online site today!  So many of my most popular Instagram posts and Girls Night Omaha event outfits include at least one piece from FSB and everyone always asks, how do I order this, can I call the store to order, and when can I get this online?!  Well wait no longer because I’m so happy to say that the day is finally here and they are open for business!  Be sure to join in on the fun and help us celebrate by using the code LAUNCHPARTY for today only to take 10% off your online purchase!

Now let’s talk about this mustard yellow dress.  First, if you follow me on Instagram, then you know I am crushing hard on all things yellow, so it was no surprise that this mustard number had to be mine!  Second, it. has. pockets.  Yes, pockets! I’ve never met a dress with pockets that I didn’t like!  Third, I have this dress in black and it is the perfect LBD.  I love the idea of long sleeve dresses because it allows me to show some leg while remaining covered on top!  The length on these dresses are suitable for a variety of occasions.  I wore this yellow dress to work the other day with with black tights, leopard booties, and a black blazer and I wore the black one to a wedding reception with nude strappy sandals and lots of gold accessories and bling!

This yellow, blue, and gray blanket scarf might be one of my very favorite color combos because there’s no hiding my love for yellow hues and shades of gray!  The tights and scarf paired great together and I threw on my denim jacket because it was super chilly yesterday morning!

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Yellow Dress (size Small), Yellow Blanket Scarf, and Gray Tights (available in-store) c/o Four Sisters Boutique // Similar Booties // Similar Gray Satchel // Similar Denim Jacket – $22! // Sunnies  // Kate Spade Watch // Mesh & Crystal Bracelet c/o Michael Kors // Earrings // Lips – Step 1 & Step 2 

Thank you to Four Sisters Boutique for sponsoring this post!  All opinions are my own!

Staple Stripes + Classic Vest…

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Hey gals and happy Thursday!  I have to admit that I am not great about wearing vests.  Like, I want to be a vest person so badly!  And I admit that I have quite a few of them, but for whatever reason I just don’t seem to automatically reach for them when putting the finishing touches on my outfit.  I think it partly has to do with that I am on the bustier side of life for my petite 5″2 frame, so the idea of adding layers (aka bulk) to my body doesn’t seem appealing!

However, life. changed…. Introduce this fabulous black vest/sleeveless trench!  It is sleek, streamlined, and was made to compliment a woman’s body.  The cut, even worn unbelted and open, is not large and baggy, but has a nice tailored look!  Plus it’s 40% off, making it under $54!  This is a classic closet staple that can transition from season to season quite seamlessly and it won’t ever go out of style!

I wanted to keep it casual so I opted for a basic striped tunic tee, black fleece lined leggings, the gray booties I wear all the time, and my very favorite reversible tote!

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Black Vest c/o Pleione Clothing // Stripe Tunic // Leggings // Gray Booties // Gold Monogram Necklace – 3XL, 18in Chain // Turquouise Necklace // Earrings // Sunnies // Reversible Tote // Kate Spade Watch – under $50! // Bracelets c/o Bauble Boutique – use code Sara20 // Pink Lippie

Have a fabulous day, GF’s!

Better With Friends…

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What is better with friends, you may ask? Everything.  Today marks one week until our GIRLS NIGHT OMAHA event #2 and I can’t help but feel all sorts of feels!  But mostly I am feeling a deep sense of thankfulness.  I am beyond thankful that a.) Michelle is/has been my girl long before we both fell into our passions for blogging and photography aka being our own bosses, b.) That we get to pursue our dreams together, c.) That we are doing big things together, professionally and personally, and d.) That she will stand by my side when Tony and I say “I Do”.  Near or far (literally, she moved to Orlando a few years ago so we were very far!), we have remained thick as thieves and we could always pick up right where we left off.  Her passion and goals and the excitement and vision she has for not only herself, but for me and for so many others, is down right contagious.  She’s one bad ass chick and I am feeling beyond grateful that God put her in my life.

New to the blog??? Here’s the back Story on Girls Night Omaha and how/why Michelle and I started this journey..

Launched in August of 2015, Girl’s Night Omaha began as the brain child of fashion and lifestyle bloggers, Michelle Bazis and Sara Sabaliauskas. With an exciting idea and a lot of heart, we saught out to develop a series of custom events catered to community interest, while providing an opportunity to celebrate local businesses and entrepreneurs. With the support of friends and fellow-bloggers, the first ever Girl’s Night Omaha was a major hit! Michelle and I have already begun working on future Girl’s Night Omaha events and look forward to bringing it to communities all over the United States (and the rest of the world)!

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Photography by Heidi Thorson & The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis

Faux Fur Vest, Striped Swing Dress, Chambray Shirt, Turquoise Necklace, Bracelets, Lilly Pulitzer Planner c/o Four Sisters Boutique (shop online on 11/1!) or call 402.884.6399 // Black Booties // Gold Monogram Necklace (3XL – 18in Chain) // Kate Spade two-tone Watch – under $50!

Thanks so much for letting me have a mushy moment & gush about all the feels! Have an awesome day!

Instagram Roundup!

Hey sisters and happy Friday!  Today I’ve rounded up my recent, and most popular, IG posts to answer your questions, provide sizing info, and link exact and similar items for each look!  You’ll also notice that many of these pieces are ones that I wear on a constant rotation.  And that is because I’m a firm believer in low cost-per-wear and getting the most bang for my buck!  Be sure you are following along on Instagram (@sarasab) for my daily outfits and get your email registered over at LiketoKnow.it where you can shop my Instagram looks directly through your email!

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This. Dress.  I can’t even express how much I love it.  Seriously, the cut and fit are super flattering (I’m wearing a size Small, fyi).  The length is definitely work appropriate, but the ruffle hem adds that pop of fun & flirty that you should look for.  Who says work wear has to be dull and boring?!  Plus the spotted print in black and white makes it a classic piece yet can be paired with a ton of different accessories!

Dress // Booties // Neon Bag // Monogram Necklace // Pineapple Necklace – use code sabbystyle10 // Watch

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You know I love a heavy stack of bracelets, and when I found these beauties from Bauble Boutique, I was in heaven.  The price points are oh-so reasonable and the quality is fantastic.  I wear them literally everyday!  Be sure to use the code Sara20 for a discount treat!

Clover Bangles // Chain Rope Cuffs // Watch // Heels // Jeggings // Sweater

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You had me at faux suede and elbow patches!  Suede, faux or real (I prefer faux), is totally in this Fall and I most certainly jumped on that band wagon.  This skirt is the perfect shade of brown and the button detail gives it a little pizazz that I look for in otherwise basic pieces.  [NOT PICTURED]… This sweater has faux suede elbow patches.  And they match perfectly with my skirt! Match made.  Life made.  I threw on these mules and my favorite striped satchel to keep it feeling fresh!

Skirt // Sweater // Mules // Satchel (sold out but love this option!) // Similar Necklace // Watch

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I can’t say I own a pair of Loubs… yet, but I know I would love to Love, Loubs, oh and Lattes! How cute is this tee? It’s from my favorite boutique, Le Boutique Shop.  It is definitely more form-fitting and I am wearing a size XL for a more looser fit.  Don’t have a pink blazer? Get one! This jacket added instant chic to a basic b ensemble.

LLL Tee // Exact Pink Blazer – under $30 & Wearing a Small // Leggings // Booties // Monogram Necklace – size 3XL – 18in Chain

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Every girl should own a LBD and this little number takes the cake because it has pockets!  And I am a believer in not showing it all (unless it’s 100 degrees out) so I love it when a shorter length dress has long sleeves.  I will be pairing this dress with tights, leopard booties, and a utility vest in the coming weeks as the temps start to cool down.  Not to mention how fab my neon yellow bag will look with this dress and a pair of OTK boots!

LBD (from Four Sisters Boutique in Omaha) but great options here and here // Nude Heels (under $40!) // Monogram Necklace // Similar Clutch 

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Remember what I just said, about not showing it all? Well this past weekend it was gorgeously warm and in the high 70s during the day, but definitely cooled down as the sun set.  We were headed to afternoon HH and I didn’t hesitate to bust out the jean shorts one more time.  But realizing that we are in-fact in Fall, I opted for this cream jacquard sweatshirt to balance out the bare legs.  Add gray accessories and my go-to monogram necklace = instant day-date attire!

Similar Denim Shorts // Cream Sweatshirt (wearing a Medium) // Gray Booties // Similar Gray Satchel // Monogram Necklace // Lips: Step 1 + Step 2 // Watch // Bracelets – code Sara20


I hope you find these IG Recap posts to be helpful and please never hesitate to reach out with any questions about outfits, sizing, etc!

Fall in Love with Layers… GNO Event #2

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Photography by The Adventure Culture by Michelle Bazis & Heidi Thorson

You. Guys.  I am so excited to share that we are planning a GIRLS NIGHT OMAHA event #2! On November 4th, at Four Sisters Boutique, we’ll be falling in love with layers and talking about pattern mixing, loving layers, what’s in for Fall & Winter, and not to mention, wine & shopping!  And we would not be able to event think about having a second event if the first Girls Night Omaha event hadn’t been a smashing success!  I still can’t really fathom the idea that stylish ladies from all walks of life are interested in hearing what I have to say.  So please know that I am humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to share my passion for fashion with all of you!

And if you aren’t familiar with the event series, GIRLS NIGHT OMAHA, which my BFF Michelle and I created… It’s a FUN & INSPIRING social event catering to community interests while supporting local businesses and giving back to local non-profits. Girl’s Night Omaha’s Spring event and now our Fall event, have been held at Four Sisters Boutique, which is an awesome place to shop because who doesn’t love promoting small businesses and business women who empower and support one another?! These events are focused on seasonal fashion and styling trends. GIRLS NIGHT OMAHA bring friends and fashionistas together for an evening of sips, snacks, private shopping, giveaways, and styling with a special demonstration by local fashion experts!

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Black Blouse, Denim Jacket, Druzy Necklace, Burgundy Jeggings, & Infinity Scarf c/o Four Sisters Boutique (shop online on 11/1!) or call 402.884.6399 // Heels // Watch // Earrings // Lips 1 + 2

The Cold Shoulder…

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 Heyooo and happy Friday Eve to you! How is everyone’s week going? Things have been crazy around here with wedding planning underway and we’re getting back into the thick of things at work with our events, plus we are less than two weeks away from the GIRLS NIGHT OMAHA Sip n’ Shop event!  The turnout and show of support for this event has been incredible, and truly humbling.  We sold out of 120 tickets in less than one week! I am so excited to meet all my Omaha gals and talk style with them! It is a passion of mine to encourage every woman to find their personal, unique style that makes them feel good and to create friendships and bonds that empower one another!

This olive green cold shoulder top is sheer perfection (it’s not really sheer, prom prom) and the color makes my skin glow! It not only is a great piece for summer because of the light weight fabric, but will be a dear to layer and pair with a fitted blazer this fall.  I opted for bright accessories and love the play of the earthy shades with neon and floral print! The top, jeans & clutch are from Four Sisters Boutique, which is a fabulous local store in Omaha, so check it out pronto stat!

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Similar Top // Similar Jeans // Similar Clutch // Heels // Watch // Monogram Necklace // Earrings

Thanks so much for stopping by and have yourself a lovely day, loves!

Mark Your Calendars for Sip&Shop with Sabby Style!

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Hi Galpals!!! So the past couple weeks have been pretty hectic getting everything ready for… drumroll please… GIRLS NIGHT OMAHA!  This is an event that myself, The Adventure Culture, and Her Heartland Soul, along with Four Sisters Boutique, have been working on and we are so excited to be able to bring style, friendship, and fun to the Omaha area!  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 26th for 6:00 pm for this fabulous event that will include styling tips, giveaways, private shopping, exclusive first look at new merchandise, sips and snacks! What’s not to love?!

But be sure to get in your early RSVP as this is an exclusive, private event so space is limited! And to sweeten the deal a bit, those who rsvp early are entered into a giveaway to win a darling print and floral mug! Because who doesn’t enjoy a quirky saying and a cute mug for that hot cup of Joe!  RSVP’ing is very easy, all you have to do is click this link!

And here is the Facebook event, as well, where you will find updates and sneak peeks of our blog shoot from this past week!

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Top & Pants c/o Four Sisters Boutique (in-store only, online site coming soon!) // Heels // Watch

If you are in the Omaha area, I truly hope you can join us at the event so I can meet everyone and have girl talk! Cute clothes and adorable venue aside, this is an opportunity for me to say thank you in person for reading and supporting my blogging journey.  I want to hug each and every one of you!