7.28.2015

All White Everything

Top: Nordstrom (on sale for $20!), Skirt: Topshop (only $45!), Necklace: BaubleBar, Bracelets: Kohl's (here and here), Bag: ℅ Lulu*s (old -- similar here and here), Heels: Shoedazzle (old -- similar here and here), Lipstick: Pink Pearl Pop by MAC

Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. :) On Saturday night, Colton and I threw a birthday party at our house for my aunt. Based on the decorations it probably looked like we were hosting a sweet sixteen but I couldn't help but go overboard on all the girly decorations. We had so much fun catching up with my family and played a seriously intense game of Taboo at the end of the night. I'm not going to lie, it was pretty cute watching my 80-year-old grandma play.

On Sunday, we celebrated my step-dad's birthday a few days early with seriously huge Bloody Marys (I'm not even kidding, check them out here) at a fun new place downtown. After all of the celebrating, we were in bed by 9pm on Sunday and ready to take on a new week.

P.S. What did everyone think of The Bachelorette?! Were you happy with who she picked? (I don't want to name any names in case you haven't seen it yet!)


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7.23.2015

Striped Linen Shirtdress

Dress: Ann Taylor (way on sale! orig. $139 and marked down to $50), Wedges: Ivanka Trump (on sale!), Bag: Aldo (also love this), Watch: Michael Kors (similar here), Bracelets: Kohl's (here and here), Necklace: Kendra Scott, Sunglasses: Ruche (similar here)



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7.22.2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Hits & Misses (Part 1)

 ASTR Floral High Neck Wide Leg Jumpsuit [$78.00 ----> $51.90]
Wearing size small -- Fits TTS

I love everything about this jumpsuit. The print is so fun and the fit is so flattering! It's the perfect summer to fall transition item because it can easily be worn by itself or look just as good with a leather jacket thrown over it.

ASTR Lace Inset Body-Con Dress [$68.00 ----> $44.90]
Wearing size small -- Runs one size small (Would size up to a medium)

I loved this dress when I saw it on the hanger but after trying it on I wasn't a huge fan. It's very short and pretty revealing, I can't think of many places I'd ever wear it besides in Vegas. It also runs small; I'm in a small here but could've easily sized up to medium.

Billabong 'Heart Strayed' Trapeze Dress [$54.95 ----> $34.90] 
Wearing size small -- Fits TTS but would size up for length

I love the print and silhouette of this dress but unfortunately it was just too short on me. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone over 5'6". For reference, I'm 5'8".

BLANKNYC Quilted Faux Leather Moto Jacket in Oxblood [$98.00 ----> $63.90] Wearing size small -- Fits TTS
BP. Stripe Hi/Low Tee [$18.00 ----> $12.90] Solid colors available here, Wearing size small -- Fits TTS
STS Blue 'Piper' Deconstructed Skinny Jeans [$59.00 ----> $38.90], Wearing juniors size 3 --Runs one size large

I'm so obsessed with this jacket. From the fit, to the color, to the zipper details…this jacket has it all! I didn't intend to look for any skinny jeans during the sale but when I tried these ones on I was in love. I can't believe they're under $40!

BP. Plaid Shirt in Grey Steeple Whisper Plaid [$38.00 ----> $24.90]
Wearing size small -- Fits TTS

I can't say no to a good plaid shirt. Especially one that's only $25! I love that the shirt is gray, black, and white because it can literally be worn with almost anything. Also, my shorts aren't part of the sale but they're from Nordstrom and only $34.00. You can purchase them here

BP. Stripe Slub Knit Pullover in Black Peat Western Stripe [$48.00 ----> $31.90] Wearing size small -- Fits TTS
Levi's '501 CT' Cuffed Boyfriend Denim Shorts [$68.00 ----> $44.90] Wearing size 26 -- Fits TTS

I absolutely love this striped knit sweater! It's so comfy and long enough that it can be worn with leggings. I took this one home with me and can't wait to purchase a few more colors.

 Leith Crepe Trapeze Dress in Pink Plumier [$59.00 ----> $38.90]
Wearing size small -- Fits TTS

I was on the fence about this dress. I really liked the way it fit but I'm not a huge fan of crepe material. Also, this color is darker in person than it appears online. It looks like it's a hot pink on the Nordstrom website but is more a dark fuchsia.

Lush Tank in Ivory [$34.00 ----> $20.40] Wearing size small -- Fits TTS
Leith Lace Trim Skirt [$58.00 ----> $37.90] Wearing size small -- Fits TTS

So this tank top isn't part of the official Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but it's still on sale and I'm in love with it so I included it. It comes in multiple colors and the fit is perfect. It's also made by the same brand as this popular tunic. I really loved this skirt but the one downside is that even though the length is appropriate for work, the large slit isn't.

Leith Leopard Print Moto Jacket [$128.00 ----> $84.90] Wearing size small -- Fits TTS
Leith Lace Trim Skirt [$58.00 ----> $37.90] Wearing size small -- Fits TTS
Lush Tank in Ivory [$34.00 ----> $20.40] Wearing size small -- Fits TTS

This fun leopard print moto jacket is one of my favorite items from the sale! I love that it can easily be thrown on over a basic shirt and jeans and completely transform the outfit. It's definitely a must have from the sale and still available in most sizes!

BP. Stripe Hi/Low Tee [$18.00 ----> $12.90] Solid colors available here. Wearing size small -- Fits TTS
Levi's '501 CT' Cuffed Boyfriend Denim Shorts [$68.00 ----> $44.90] Wearing size 26 -- Fits TTS

To say that I'm obsessed with these boyfriend shorts would be an understatement. I love the wash and the fit is so flattering. A lot of boyfriend shorts I've tried on seem to just hang on me but this pair still manages to show off my curves. I also love this striped top, unfortunately it's sold out but there are still plenty of solid colors available here

Lush 'Karly' Shirtdress [$48.00 ----> $31.90] Wearing size small -- Fits TTS but would size up for length

Another dress that I loved on the hanger but when I tried it on it was just too short. The sides of the dress are shorter than the front and back which would've been cute if it were just a few inches longer.

 Lush 'Perfect' Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic in Black [$42.00 ----> $27.90] Wearing XS -- Runs one size large
STS Blue 'Piper' Deconstructed Skinny Jeans [$59.00 ----> $38.90] Wearing juniors size 3 -- Runs one size large

I'm sure you've seen lots of people posting about this tunic from the sale -- and for good reason! It's great quality and the length is perfect. It's long enough that it can be worn with leggings but also looks super cute half tucked into jeans like shown above. It also comes in a four more colors, found here. I sized down one size for this top, wearing an XS.

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7.20.2015

Leopard & Lace

Top: Nordstrom (40% off -- it's under $30 now!) Jeans: Miss Me, Clutch: Clare Vivier, Necklace: Gift from Stesha (old -- similar here), Bracelets: Kohl's (here and here) & T Tahari, Heels: Shop Primadonna (old -- similar here), Lipstick: Persian Melon by Revlon



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7.17.2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Top 25 Picks


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Good Morning and Happy Friday! The day has finally arrived…the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially open to the public! I decided to round up my Top 25 picks from the entire sale today. And let me tell you, this was not an easy task -- it was so hard to narrow it down! Also, instead of clicking on links to go to each item, all you have to do is click on the actual item and it will take you to it. Easy, right? ;) Read below to find out why some of these items are my favorite!

[ ONE ] I absolutely love shopper totes! They can be worn as an everyday handbag but are also large enough to carry as a travel bag or gym bag. This one is available in cognac (as shown above) and black.
$48.00 ----> $31.90 

[ FOUR ] The zipper details and the gorgeous color of this bag have me swooning. As I'm sure you know, I'm definitely a bargain shopper but when sales like this come around I tend to splurge on my quality pieces. When making clothing/accessory purchases, I always take into account cost per wear. Although this bag is over $200, if I wear it at least 100 times in a year the price is well worth it.
$325.00 ----> $216.90

[ SIX ] I have a few printed jackets that I wear constantly throughout fall and winter. They're perfect for those days when you're wearing a basic top and jeans and want to add a little something special to your outfit. I seriously need this jacket!
$128.00 ----> $84.90

[ TEN ] I plan on picking up a few of these tees during the sale. You can't beat the $15 price tag and it's available in 24 different colors! I plan on wearing mine with jean shorts and sandals throughout the summer and layering them in the fall.
$25.00 ----> $15.90

[ ELEVEN ] I love the fit and fabric of this tunic and it's also available in three other colors. It's definitely a fall essential in my book!
$42.00 ----> $27.90

[ FOURTEEN ] Flared jeans are going to be making a major comeback this fall. I couldn't believe the price tag on these ones! They look like designer jeans and the wash on them is gorgeous.
$58.00 ----> $39.90

[ SIXTEEN ] I can't resist a good little black dress. I love the scallop details on this one and the silhouette is so flattering.
$119.00 ----> $78.90

[ EIGHTEEN ] I definitely plan on splurging on a pair of over-the-knee boots this fall. I bought a pair last fall that were under $50 but the quality just wasn't there so I only ended up wearing them once or twice. I'd rather buy a pair that are more expensive if it means getting a lot more wear out of them.
$284.95 ----> $189.90

[ NINETEEN ] How cute are these flats?! They remind me of Valentino Rockstuds for a very small fraction of the price. They're available in three colors and one print, all of which are perfect for fall.
$89.95 ----> $59.90

[ TWENTY ] Fringe. Booties. Need I say more? Two of my favorite trends in one. Yes, Please!
$169.95 ----> $109.90

[ TWENTY-TWO ] I'm so obsessed with this gorgeous watch! I love that it has both black and brown in it so it can literally be worn with just about anything.
$400.00 ----> $267.90

[ TWENTY-FOUR ] This was the first item I purchased at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I've had my eye on this necklace for a while and I couldn't believe that it was being sold with a pair of earrings for $44.90. Just the necklace alone is regularly $58.00!
$68.00 ----> $44.90

[ TWENTY-FIVE ] If you love the Kendra Scott Rayne necklaces as much as I do, now is the time to buy them! They rarely go on sale and there are multiple colors available right now. They can be worn alone and also look great layered with other dainty necklaces.
$80.00 ----> $52.90

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