8.09.2017

Neutrals with Nordstrom

Disclosure: Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Fall is right around the corner and I couldn't be more excited! It's definitely my favorite season when it comes to fashion because I love layering. I'm so anxious for the weather to cool down because Nordstrom has an amazing selection of new fall arrivals and I can't wait to start wearing some of the recent items I've purchased.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know it's no secret that this cardigan from Nordstrom is one of the most worn items in my closet. It also happens to be the perfect layering piece for transitioning seasons because it's super lightweight and the neutral color goes with just about everything. I chose to pair it with this gorgeous ivory camisole and taupe accessories. I love the ruffle detailing at the neckline of the camisole and the pretty lace hem.

I can't believe this faux leather and suede satchel is under $100! I love the taupe color because it looks great with whites and neutrals for summer and will also look nice with richer hues in the fall. I recently splurged on these jeans and am obsessed with them. They fit like a glove and the wash is so flattering. They're definitely worth the investment in my opinion, as I'll be wearing them all year long.

Thanks for stopping by!
xo Brie

Top: Nordstrom, Cardigan: Nordstrom (available in 5 colors!), Jeans: Nordstrom, Bag: Nordstrom (under $100!), Shoes: Nordstrom, Necklace: Nordstrom

8.02.2017

Double Peplum Tank

Happy Wednesday! It's been a LONG while since my last outfit post! I've been a little slow to get back into blogging because I've been soaking up all of my time with Scottie, but now that we're starting to settle into a daily routine I'll be more consistent and can't wait to get back into posting more regularly. I've missed you guys!

P.S. How cute is this peplum tank top? I love it paired with these white raw hem jeans which are currently on sale for just $35.90 -- there are only a few sizes left! I can't wait to wear it in the fall with black skinny jeans, a denim jacket, and a cute pair of booties.


Thanks for stopping by!
xo Brie


Top: Nordstrom (under $50!), Jeans: Nordstrom (40% off!), Wedges: Nordstrom, Bag: Nordstrom, Necklace: c/o BaubleBar

7.31.2017

Scottie Rose: 2 Months Old

Height/Weight: 
23.75 inches, 12.75 pounds

Clothes/Diapers:
0-3 months and 3 months clothing. Size 1 diapers.

Schedule:
This month Scottie started to put herself on a schedule but it definitely still fluctuates from day to day. Some days she wakes up at 5am for a feeding and goes back down until 7:30-8am and other days she's up for the day between 6:30-7am. She generally takes a 45 minute to an hour nap in the morning around 9-10am depending on when she wakes up. Around 1pm she goes down for her big nap of the day and usually wakes up between 3-4pm. She takes one more 30 to 45 minute nap around 5:30-6pm and goes down for the night at 8pm.

Loves:
Taking baths is still her favorite thing ever aside from eating. She also loves listening to music (especially when mom and dad sing along), kicking on her piano gym, smiling, sticking out her tongue, sucking on her hands, and going outside.

Dislikes:
Getting her diaper/outfits changed and getting into her carseat.

Unsure about:
Her swing! This is definitely progress from last month when she absolutely hated it, lol. She's also still a little unsure about tummy time but is liking (or sometimes just tolerating) it for longer periods of time each day.
Products we love:
  • Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym: This is Scottie's favorite thing ever! She loves kicking on the piano keys and looking at the toys and herself in the mirror.
  • Tiny Love Super Mat: Scottie absolutely loves to just lay out and stretch. She's not really a fan of us sitting down and holding her unless she's eating or sleeping and we've noticed she seems a lot happier when she's able to stretch out. We love this mat because it has lots of bright colors and attachable toys and a mirror to keep her entertained. It's great for tummy time and also big enough for me to lay on with her. It's also machine washable! I've washed it a few times and it's held up great with each wash.
  • Bright Starts Jungle Blooms Bouncer: This bouncer has been a lifesaver, especially when Colton and I are trying to eat dinner. The evenings are when Scottie tends to be a little more fussy but she's usually pretty content sitting in the bouncer for 15-20 minutes while we eat.
  • Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy: My mother-in-law brought this in the car with us one day and said Scottie didn't take her eyes off of it for the entire 15 minute drive! She was completely transfixed by the lights and music. Car rides are very touch and go, so anything to help is a win in my book! It now stays in our diaper bag so we don't forget to bring it with us whenever we go somewhere.
  • Baby Connect App: I forgot to mention this in her one month update but this app has been super helpful since the day she was born! We're able to track all of her feedings, diaper changes, and sleep patterns with it. 
Highlights from this month:
  • Scottie asked her Aunt Makie (my sister) and Uncle Luke to be her Godparents. We're looking forward to her baptism next month!
  • We celebrated 4th of July with family and friends at my sister's house. It was so fun to experience a holiday with Scottie! I definitely don't want to rush time, but it has me so excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 
  • My mother-in-law came down from South Dakota to spend two weeks with us. She was such a huge help and Scottie loved all the one-on-one time with her Grandma Char!




7.21.2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Top 10 Favorite Items

Happy Friday and Happy #NSale Day! That's right, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially open to the public! Today, I thought I'd share my Top 10 Favorite Items from this year's sale and why I love each item. It definitely wasn't easy to narrow it down to 10 because there's so much good stuff!

Nordstrom will be doing re-stocks on a lot of the items throughout the sale, so if your size isn't available or it's currently out of stock, be sure to check back. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

Thanks for stopping by!
xo Brie

1. AG The Legging Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans [ $225.00 ----> $149.90 ]
I finally bit the bullet and bought a pair of AG jeans and now I'm wondering what the heck it took me so long?! Well, if I'm being honest, it's the price tag that's taken my so long. I typically don't like to spend more than $100 on a pair of jeans so this was a big splurge for me. But can I just say that these jeans are seriously magical? I just love the way they fit, the wash is perfect, and they don't lose their stretch.
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size 27.

Is it just me or do the Vince Camuto Booties just keep getting better and better each year? I own several pairs and have never had any issues with comfort and just love all the styles. I had the hardest time narrowing it down to these two pairs and may need to order this pair as well because I'm wanting ones with a smaller heel.
*Size Tip: Size up a half size. I'm usually a 9 but got a 9.5 in both pairs.

3. BP. Lace Trim Satin Camisole [ $35.00 ----> $22.90 ]
I'm just gonna go ahead and apologize now for how much you'll be seeing me wear this camisole. I love the way it looks by itself as shown in the top picture or layered under a cardigan or sweater as shown in the bottom picture.
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing a size small.

4. Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee [ $24.00 ----> $15.90 ]
 I absolutely love this year's version of the Lush tee! So much so, that I actually bought it in four colors! It's great for layering in the fall and is long enough that it can be worn with leggings. The one downside to be aware of is that it's dry clean only. 
*Size Tip: True to size. I sized up to a medium for a more relaxed fit. 

Zella leggings are seriously the best! I love them just as much (if not more) as my Lululemon leggings and they're a fraction of the price. I highly recommend this pair which is on sale for just $35.90! I've had mine for close to two years and they haven't lost their stretch at all and are still in great condition. 
*Size Tip: True to size. I wear a small in all of my Zella leggings.

6. BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket [ $188.00 ----> $125.90 ]
I was so excited to see that this gorgeous suede jacket is back and in three new colors! I had the hardest time choosing which color to purchase! I ended up getting this cognac one but I equally love the grey one. I'll be sure to share more photos of this jacket in the coming months when it's not 100+ degrees out. ;)
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small. If you're between sizes or are planning to wear thick layers underneath, I'd suggest sizing up one size.

7. Billabong Make Way Thermal Hooded Cardigan [$69.95 ----> $45.90 ] 
This cardigan is one of those items that I would've totally passed up if I'd only seen it online. I tried it on in store and immediately purchased it. I love the way it fits and it's so versatile. I plan to dress it up with jeans and booties and dress it down with leggings and a tee as shown above.
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

I already own this satchel in a pretty taupe color and was so excited to see that two new colors were included in this year's sale. I love it so much that I would've gladly paid full price for it again. I seriously can't believe it's on sale for just $52.90!

9. Leith Easy Circle Cardigan [ $75.00 ----> $49.90 ]
This cardigan was one of the first things I added to my cart when shopping the sale. It was a favorite from last year's sale and I was immediately drawn to this pretty mauve color. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

These jeans get my vote for best non-designer pair in the sale. It seriously blows my mind that they're on sale for under $40! I love everything about them from the high waist, to the angled hem, to the dark wash. 
*Size Tip: Size up one size, wearing size 28.


7.19.2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Dressing Room Diaries

Good Morning! I can't believe we're already halfway through the week -- and just two days until the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes public! I've rounded up all of the items I've tried on so far and reviewed them below. I've also including sizing tips and prices for everything. Some of the items are currently out of stock or only have limited sizing, but I'm hoping there will be a big re-stock when the sale goes public so be sure to check back on Friday morning! Please let me know if you have any other questions. :)

Happy Shopping!
xo Brie

I'm so glad I tried this cardigan on! It was one of those items that didn't look all that exciting online, but it fits great and is so versatile. You can see how I dressed it down with moto leggings here
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

These jeans are hands down my favorite budget-friendly pair from this year's sale. They fit like a glove and are SO flattering! I feel like they suck everything in and I love the high waist. I also love the dark denim wash for fall. 
*Size Tip: Size up, wearing size 28. 

BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket [ $188.00 ----> $125.90 ]
I was so excited to see that this gorgeous suede jacket was back again in three new colors. I ended up getting this cognac color and am thinking about ordering the grey one too because I love it so much. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small. If you're in between sizes or like your jackets a little roomier, I'd suggest sizing up.

BP. Lace Trim Satin Camisole [ $35.00 ----> $22.90 ]
I'm just gonna go ahead and apologize now for how much you're going to be seeing me wear this camisole. It looks great by itself  or layered under just about everything -- sweaters, jackets, cardigans, etc. I bought it in black and cream!
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

Leith Easy Circle Cardigan [ $75.00 ----> $49.90 ]
This cardigan is one of my favorite items from the sale. I missed out on it last year and was so excited to see that it's back and in this new pretty mauve color!
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

BP. Pocket Tee [ $29.00 ----> $18.90 ]
I love the pocket detail on this year's version of the BP. long sleeve tee and all of the new colors. I also got the grey and white striped one.
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans [ $64.00 ----> $41.90 ]
I have the Articles of Society Sarah jeans in a few different washes and love them! The fit is so flattering and the denim is so soft and comfy. 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size 26. 

This was another item I would've passed on if I'd just see it online but I actually really liked it in person! The floral print is so pretty and can work for spring/summer with sandals or fall with booties and a jacket. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

BP. Tie Front Blouse [ $49.00 ----> $31.90 ]
I thought this shirt looked a lot cuter on the hanger than it did on me. I didn't like how the bow hit just above my belly button (I was hoping it would cover it), so I passed on this.
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing an XS. 

These jeans are hands down my favorite budget-friendly pair from this year's sale! They fit like a glove and are SO flattering! I feel like they suck everything in and I love the high waist. I also love the dark denim wash for fall. 
*Size Tip: Size up, wearing size 28.

BP. V-Neck Pullover [ $39.00 ----> $24.90 ]
I love the oversized fit of this sweater and the way it looks with this lace camisole layered underneath. It's such a steal at just under $25 and comes in six colors! 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

BP. Lace Trim Satin Camisole [ $35.00 ----> $22.90 ]
I'm just gonna go ahead and apologize now for how much you're going to be seeing me wear this camisole. It looks great by itself  or layered under just about everything -- sweaters, jackets, cardigans, etc. I bought it in black and cream!
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

I have the Articles of Society Sarah jeans in a few different washes and love them! The fit is so flattering and the denim is so soft and comfy. 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size 26.

BP. V-Neck Pullover [ $39.00 ----> $24.90 ]
I love the oversized fit of this sweater and the way it looks with this lace camisole layered underneath. It's such a steal at just under $25 and comes in six colors! 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

BP. Lace Trim Satin Camisole [ $35.00 ----> $22.90 ]
I'm just gonna go ahead and apologize now for how much you're going to be seeing me wear this camisole. It looks great by itself  or layered under just about everything -- sweaters, jackets, cardigans, etc. I bought it in black and cream!
*Size Tip: 

These jeans are hands down my favorite budget-friendly pair from this year's sale! They fit like a glove and are SO flattering! I feel like they suck everything in and I love the high waist. I also love the dark denim wash for fall. 
*Size Tip: Size up, wearing size 28.


MOON RIVER Lace-Up Bell Sleeve Top [ $70.00 ----> $45.90 ]
I was so excited to try this bell sleeve top on but didn't love it as much as I was hoping I would. It's meant to be flowy but I just felt like it didn't fit me right and I'm not a big fan of the material.
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

Topshop Raw Ruffle Crop Jacket [ $85.00 ----> $54.90 ]
I absolutely love this jacket! The peplum hem and ruffle sleeves makes it so fun and the fit is perfection.
*Size Tip: Size up, wearing size 6. 

My friend Stesha has this dress in a similar color and I absolutely loved it on her so I was so excited to see it in the sale! I can't wait to wear it in early fall with open toe booties. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small. If between sizes, I would suggest sizing down.

Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee [ $24.00 ----> $15.90 ]
I love this tee so much I bought it in four colors! It's great for layering in the fall and is long enough to wear with leggings. 
*Size Tip: True to size. I sized up to a medium because I like my tees to fit longer and more relaxed.

BP. Seamed Moto Leggings [ $39.00 ----> $25.90 ]
I have last year's version of these leggings (see here) and I think I might like these one's even better! 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

Lush Ruffle Bell Sleeve Blouse [ $49.00 ----> $31.90 ]
This top is a great option for work or a night out. I love the ruffle sleeves and all of the print and color options. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

These jeans are hands down my favorite budget-friendly pair from this year's sale! They fit like a glove and are SO flattering! I feel like they suck everything in and I love the high waist. I also love the dark denim wash for fall. 
*Size Tip: Size up, wearing size 28. 

Pleione Tiered Bell Sleeve Knit Top [ $65.00 ----> $42.90 ]
How fun are the sleeves on this top? I can't wait for it to cool down so I can wear it! It also comes in black and blush pink.
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

WAYF Greyson Lace Top [ $75.00 ----> $49.90 ]
This pretty lace top was one of the first things I tried on and immediately purchased! I had the hardest time choosing a color because they're both gorgeous! I ended up getting the white because I think I'll have more styling options.
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

Hinge Ruffle Shift Dress [ $89.00 ----> $58.90 ]
This dress was another item I didn't look twice at online but I loved in store. The print is so pretty in person and I love all the ruffles. I think it will look so cute with these booties and this beige cardigan in the fall.
*Size Tip: Size down. I'm wearing a small in these photos because they didn't have an XS in store but it was a little too baggy in the arms. 

BP. Ruffle Cold Shoulder Pullover [ $49.00 ----> $31.90 ]
I love the ruffle detailing on this cold shoulder sweater. It's also available in two other colors. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

These jeans are hands down my favorite budget-friendly pair from this year's sale! They fit like a glove and are SO flattering! I feel like they suck everything in and I love the high waist. I also love the dark denim wash for fall. 
*Size Tip: Size up, wearing size 28. 

ASTR the Label Ruffle Sleeve Choker Top [ $65.00 ----> $42.90 ]
Choker style tops are huge this season and I was excited to see this one in the sale. I love the way it fits and both color options it comes in. 
*Size Tip: True to size, wearing size small.

Madewell Ryder Cardigan [ $98.00 ----> $64.90 ]
I love the darker neutral color of this Madewell cardigan. It's a looser fit than I typically like for a cardigan so I passed on this but if you do purchase it, I would definitely recommend sizing down one size. 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

AG The Legging Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans [ $225.00 ----> $149.90 ]
These AG Jeans are my favorite designer jeans in this year's sale! I was torn between buying these and this distressed pair but ultimately decided to get the more simple ones because I know I'll get more wear out of them.  
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size 27. 


BP. Plaid Cotton Blend Shirt [ $49.00 ----> $31.90 ]
I have a few colors in this plaid top from last year's sale and was so excited to see it back again this year. It's lightweight and comfy and comes in five colors. 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS. 

Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee [ $24.00 ----> $15.90 ]
I love this tee so much I bought it in four colors! It's great for layering in the fall and is long enough to wear with leggings. 
*Size Tip: True to size. I sized up to a medium because I like my tees to fit longer and more relaxed.

Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans [ $64.00 ----> $41.90 ]
I have the Articles of Society Sarah jeans in a few different washes and love them! The fit is so flattering and the denim is so soft and comfy. 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size 26. 


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