7/16/18

The Best Home Finds From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is always a go-to for new fall clothing and exclusive beauty sets, but the home section is not to be missed!! Here are a handful of things that are worth a look.

1. Cable knit throws - It's like the cutest cable knit sweater made into a throw! 

2. SMEG electric kettle - This has to be your taste, but I personally love the old fashioned look of the SMEG products. 

3. Throw pillow - Throw pillows are the accessories of your couch, amiright?!! This pillow is a statement accessory.

4. Serving board - I know these serving boards are great for hosting, but if you ask me I like to use them regularly just to feel fancy. Why the heck not?! Make yourself a little charcuterie board for sitting in bed watching netflix. 

5. Agave planter - Nothing spruces up a room like adding some greenery.

6. Stemless wine glass - These are cute for a summer get together or to (again) feel fancy when drinking your smoothies. Ha!

7. Voluspa candles - I love the packaging on Voluspa candles and this set is great to put in all the rooms in your home. 

8. Marble print waste basket - If it's marble print, I want it. 

9. Braided pouf - I love poufs as extra seating, accessories in a room, under a hallway table - there are so many uses for a cute one like this.

10. Docking station - I've seen this in person and it's adorable!! Charge your phone in a much chicer way. 

11. Diffuser - A diffuser that doesn't look too obvious - love!

To see all my Nordstrom Anniversary sale posts and videos, click here.

7/13/18

Friday Finds - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Edition

Jacket (size down, wearing an XS) | Jeans (size down, wearing a 28 but exchanging for a 26) | Tank | Shoes | Bag | Cell phone case
The Nordstrom Anniversary sale has started with early access opening yesterday to card holders. I really do love this sale but as in years past, I hunt and peck through the offerings to find the pieces that speak to me. There are some major winners each year, but also a ton of duds that I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. #dramatic But since I only pick out the things that work for me, my lifestyle and my budget (I can't buy everything - ha!), there still is a bunch of items that are worth checking out. I spent a good amount of time going through all the offerings yesterday and grouping my picks together in categories. Here are (what I consider) some of the best pieces from the entire sale:

Boots not to miss:


Coats that I love:



Best time to grab a leather jacket is during this sale:



Jeans to check out:


Sweaters for fall:


Blouses to wear now and later:


Activewear pieces I love:


Beauty devices to splurge on:

7/12/18

Kimono With Shorts + What's In My Cart On the First Day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Kimono - Free People (more colors here) | Tank - Express (color is Soft Ivory, I'm wearing an XS) | Shorts - Blank NYC (old but similar here and here) | Bag - Staud | Sunglasses - Morgenthal Frederics | Shoes - Schutz | Necklace - Wanderlust + Co.

I feel like this outfit sums up my style during summer - hot outside so I need to wear a tank top and shorts, but freezing inside so I need to wear the kimono. A kimono may seem like a ridiculous summer piece, but I think it's genius. It's lightweight and breezy so it easy to wear outside and not feel like you are melting but long enough and covers the arms and and shoulders making it perfect for the air conditioning! Cute kimonos > frumpy old cardigans for braving the freezing cold indoors during the summer.

And now onto the most exciting part of this post - what I bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this morning! I was up super early to shop it online and will be sharing everything I purchased in an upcoming video that will go up on Saturday. But for now, I thought I would give you a peek into the things I'm most excited about from the sale. Fingers crossed they fit and look good! LOL

1. Jeans, jeans and more jeans! I grabbed these raw hem ankle jeans, my favorite Free People jeans in another wash and even though I have never tried this brand before, I heard great things about them so I grabbed this high waisted pair.

2. The first item I put in my cart was THESE BOOTS! It's hot as heck right now but I am excited for fall if only to wear these!

3. Yup, a leopard coat. This was a bit more of a splurge but looked like a classic piece.

4. I'm crazy for loungewear right now so these pants (in the star print) and sweatshirt are on their way to me now.

5. A basic striped tee - no brainer. 

6. These flat ankle boots seemed like a great option for dresses or jeans - the black were my first choice.

7. I fell in love with this wrap blouse in the catalog and had to have it immediately.

8. The sleeves and neckline of this sweater sold me. I picked it up in the emerald green color.

9. A new sports bra (though I already have this one and love it - it's part of the sale) and workout leggings (I already have these in another color and they are the softest ever).

10. This sale is always great for picking up sneakers

11. Beauty wise - this Becca set was a must have for me, this brush kit looked promising, this face palette and this mirror set which I am the MOST excited about!

12. I almost forgot - these sunglasses!! Grab them ASAP - I have them in black and love them.

13. I am adding this later because I just noticed this striped sweater and couldn't put it in my cart fast enough. LOL 

There are a few more things I grabbed and I will share them in my YouTube haul this Saturday. Stay tuned for tomorrow because I will be sharing the things not to miss from the sale! Many of these items I have already and noticed are marked down, beauty sets worth grabbing and some classic staples for fall.

Shop what's in my cart:


7/11/18

The Best Fitting Joggers You Can Dress Up or Down + Most Popular Blog Items From the Past Month




Tank - Express (wearing an XS) | Joggers - Ann Taylor (wearing an XXS, size down for more slim fit) | Shoes - Manolo Blahnik (similar here) | Bag - Gucci | Sunglasses - Le Specs | Earrings - Lisi Lerch | Ring - Kendra Scott

I feel like I have been looking for joggers like these forever. A flattering, slim fit that looks good dressed up but can also be suitable with flats or sneakers and a tee. And I finally found them! Truth be told, I looked at these on the Ann Taylor site months ago and knew the reviews were great. But I was waiting until they were on sale (though the entire site has sales, these are often excluded) and finally snagged them a few weeks ago at 40% off! And they were as great as I had hoped. I purchased the XS and XXS (regular not petite - the inseam was short enough with the regular) and while both fit nicely, I wanted them to fit slim so I ultimately went for the XXS. Even though they are a slim cut, I was impressed at how they didn't cling to my thighs or butt which is typically my problem with jogger pants. I dressed them up for this look with my favorite camisole and heels, but they will be just as perfect with more casual pieces. I showed them on my insta-stories when they first arrived and they quickly became one of the most sold items from my content this past month! We all clearly want to find the best fitting joggers. Ha! In addition to these joggers, there were many standout pieces that were the most purchased items on both my blog, Instagram or YouTube this past month so I thought I would round those up for those that may have missed them. I dove into my analytics and will rank them below in order of how popular they were:

1. The joggers were #1, but this strapless bra I raved about was the next most purchased item over the past month.

2. One of my most worn bags this summer - this round rattan bag is one that many of you love too!

3. We all are clearly obsessed with organizing because this $26 makeup organizer from Amazon was a major hit!

4. The most flattering midi dress for summer parties (worn here) was one that tons of you loved and snagged immediately.

5. I'm already excited to see all the robes and lounge wear pieces from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This robe was in my monthly favorites and broke the top 5 in my most popular pieces I have featured.

6. My No Makeup Makeup look was my most shopped video in the past 6 weeks with this Eye Tint in #11 being the most purchased as well as this gloss in Pink Aura.

7. A few more most shopped items were definitely these heart sunglasses (for $10!), the Golden Goose sneaker sale on SSense that I shared and the Tatcha Pearl Eye Treatment I shared in this post and demonstrated in this video.

Shop all the top selling items from my blog this past month below:


7/9/18

Polka Dots + Sizing Info For Golden Goose Sneakers/Where I Shop For Them



Dress - Express (wearing a size 2/runs true to size, also in black, similar here and here) | Sneakers - Golden Goose (similar on sale here, here and here) | Sunglasses - Amazon (only $10!) | Bag - Gucci

Happy Monday everyone! We had some of the best weather this past weekend and I enjoyed every minute of it. I normally go to yoga on Saturday mornings and have been avoiding going the past few weeks because the room is on the 4th floor of an old building and gets insanely hot! If it was Bikram yoga and I knew what I was getting myself into then fine (side note: I've done Bikram and I didn't love it) but a warm room is different from a stifling hot room. So I finally went this past Saturday because the temps were low enough that I wouldn't need an IV to rehydrate after my class. LOL

Dresses like this polka dot number are so key when it gets super hot because it's comfortable yet still flowy. I didn't want to wear my regular wedges, heels or sandals with it on this particular day, so I threw on my new Golden Goose sneakers that I snagged on super sale (this was the site but they are sold out now) and love how cute the whole ensemble looked! I've talked about my love for Golden Goose sneakers many times (I have two other pairs - see those here and here) not only because the designs and colors are everything, but because I can walk for HOURSSSSS and never get blisters. In fact, on this particular day I was remarking to Stan as we were walking around just how comfortable these sneakers are - even more so than my athletic sneakers that I work out in. In the past few months I have received numerous questions about sizing info and how Golden Goose sneakers run so I thought I would share in this post so anyone can reference it in the future. I've heard many different reviews but for me all the styles run true to size for me. I am a size 7 and buy the 37 each time. Currently I have the May and Superstar styles. If you are thinking of splurging, I highly recommend! Some of the sites that I typically go to for Golden Goose sneakers (and ones to check for sales) are Net-a-Porter, Shopbop, Bergdorf Goodman, SSense, Oxygen Boutique, Revolve and Nordstrom. Regarding sales, I'm going to be honest and say it's hard to grab them because they sell out so quickly. Even when new styles launch, often they are gone within a few hours. The good news is they constantly come out with new colors, patterns and prints so you are guaranteed to find another pair you love. 

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