7/19/19

9 Fall/Winter Outfit Ideas Styled With My #NSale Purchases

Cardigan (runs big, wearing Petite XXS) | Turtleneck (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Faux leather leggings (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Boots (run TTS)
Moto jacket (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Sweater (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Jeans (runs TTS, wearing 26) | Pumps (similar)

Sweater (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Jeans (Runs TTS, wearing 26) | Loafers (runs big, size down) | Tote bag
Moto jacket (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Turtleneck (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Jeans (runs TTS, wearing 26) | Loafers (runs big, size down)
Blazer (runs big, wearing petite xxs) | Camisole (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Jeans (runs TTS, wearing 26) | Boots (run TTS)
Blazer (runs big, wearing petite XS) | Turtleneck (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Faux leather leggings (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Pumps (similar)
Turtleneck (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Jeans (runs TTS, wearing 26) | Boots (run TTS)
Turtleneck (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Faux leather leggings (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Loafers (run big, size down)
Dress (runs TTS, wearing XXS) | Jacket (runs TTS, wearing XS) | Pumps (similar)
Today is the first day of public access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Yay! I thought I would show you how I would style most of my fall/winter purchases from the sale which may help some of you in deciding whether or not you want to purchase them yourself. I bought a variety of pieces and love that most of them can be mixed and matched. In addition to this post, I am going to link below all my previous #nsale posts in case you want to see more of my recommendations in other categories:
  • My entire fashion haul from the sale is in this video
  • All my beauty purchases and skincare set recommendations are in this video
  • Here are all the best home decor buys from the sale
  • This post features a bunch of items I tried on in-store but ultimately didn't get though I would definitely recommend quite a few of the pieces. 
  • All my outfits from last year that are included in this year's sale (there are some great staples in this post!)
I will also be featuring a few more round-ups in the next few days such as best kids pieces to buy from the sale, best coats and all the animal print pieces not to miss! Remember you can find ALL of my Nordstrom sale content on this tab for easy reference and I update it frequently.


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7/18/19

All the Best Home Decor Finds From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale


The fashion and beauty steals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale are the biggest draws, but I thought I would round up all the home decor items I found from the sale that were worth shopping!


1. Duvet Cover - This duvet cover and set comes in so many colors and is so cute for your bedroom or even a guest bedroom.

2. Faux Mink Sleeping Bag - I would go camping if it meant I could sleep in this fabulous number! Hello glamping! But it would also would be great for movie night or if you need extra "beds" for when guests come over.

3. Salad serving set - Serving salad but making it fancy. LOL

4. Pouf stool - This is a great piece for a nursery or bedroom and it would go with so many different home decor styles.

5. Pitcher - While this is technically a pitcher, I would use this as a gorgeous vase.

6. Marble and wood serving board - Treat yourself to this and then head to the store and buy a bunch of overpriced cheese to jazz up a simple dinner at home. 

7. Leopard lumbar pillow - Leopard lovers don't need any reason to buy this. It's leopard and that's the only reason we need. LOL

8. Leather pouf - This is definitely a pricier item but would look absolutely amazing in a den or family room. It's a major statement piece.

9. Grey wood wastebasket - Put this in your home office or a guest bathroom to add a bit more flair. This is so much better than a boring old trashcan.

10. Aromatherapy diffuser - I actually don't have any diffusers at home but this one makes me want to reconsider. It looks so chic.

11. Clean bath mat - I bought this for my bathroom and think it's so cute.

12. Marble print throw - For the price, this is a fun throw to add on a chair or as a decorative piece on a bed or bench. I'm a sucker for all things marble print. #sobasic

13. Wine rack - This would work as a wine rack or even hold your olive oil bottles in the kitchen. It's a great way to display bottles you use regularly in a decorative yet functional way.

14. Wool rug - A great neutral rug for almost any room of the house. It would also make a great entry way rug!

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7/17/19

A Summer Outfit To Wear Into Fall

Jacket - Anthropologie | Jeans - Free People | Sandals - Schutz | Bag - Cult Gaia | Camisole - Express | Earrings - Lisi Lerch | Sunglasses - Illesteva (similar here)

A great jacket, camisole and jeans is basically the ultimate transition outfit, amiright? I can wear it with boots, sandals, pumps or flats three seasons out of the year. I'm sure there are a million ways I can style this yellow jacket, but for me I just automatically go to what I love and enjoy the most. A simple camisole and jeans. When I first started blogging, I wanted to try to push myself out of my comfort zone and try unique outfits that could inspire others. But after a bit, I went back to what felt natural to me and what I would gravitate towards in my closet. I will still try different silhouettes or trends here and there, but the way I put outfits together will always be quite methodical and classic. I think it also makes it easy for all of you to recreate a look I wear with something you have in your own closet! 

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7/16/19

Two Luxury Cleansing Balms Worth Splurging On

If you follow my blog regularly than you know I am a HUGE cleansing balm lover. I prefer balms or a cleansing oil to remove my makeup or deep cleanse my skin every night. Years ago cleansing balms were scarce and only a few brands had them. Fast forward to today and it seems like every brand out there either has a cleansing balm in their range or is launching one. And to that I say - THANK YOU! I find that cleansing balms break down makeup, dirt, sunscreen etc better than a regular cleanser and my skin feels cleaner without ever being stripped of it's natural oils. There are two new luxury cleansing balms I recently tried that I had to put on your radar.
1. Argentum Apothecary La Lune de Velours Facial Cleanser - Argentum is a new brand to me and they sent over this cleansing balm and this face cream for me to try. As soon as I opened the cleansing balm jar, I just about fell on the floor. The TEXTURE!!! It looks like creamy, buttery goodness and I went right into the bathroom to wash my face with it. It contains argan oil and sweet almond oil so it is incredibly hydrating to the skin and made my skin feel so soft and supple. It's thick but breaks down as you massage it in, and then I use a muslin cloth to remove it. It's wayyyy too luxurious for me to use regularly to remove makeup because I want all the amazing ingredients to get on my bare skin so I have been using it as a second cleanse most nights. Pure luxury in a jar!
2. La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser - I could not have been happier when I opened a package from La Prairie with all their new products and saw they had launched a cleansing balm! The texture is a bit stiffer than the Argentum but as soon as I dipped the spatula into the jar, the cleanser looked like creamy butter. It feels smooth and silky when massaging it onto the skin, breaks down to an oil and cuts through all makeup, sunscreen and dirt effortlessly. I add warm water and it transforms into a soft milk rinsing away without any residual greasiness on the skin. You only need the smallest amount to cleanse the face and I am using it so sparingly because I want to make it last as long as I can! Ha! A round of applause to La Prairie's first cleansing balm - it is stellar.
*pr samples included

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7/15/19

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fashion Haul + Try-On

My fashion haul from the Nordstrom Anniversary haul is now up! Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe.

The products mentioned in the video:

Alo moto leggings (I have and love these!)
Express camisole (these are my favorite)


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7/14/19

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Haul + What Skincare Sets I Would Recommend

Sharing my beauty haul from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in today's video. Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe!

The products mentioned in the video:



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7/13/19

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Diaries - Hits & Misses

Halogen Faux Fur Coat: This coat is so much more flattering in person than it is online. It's runs true to size and allows for a sweater underneath. I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $118.90, after sale $179)
KUT from the Kloth Donna Jeans: These surprised me so much because they fit like a glove! I was looking for more distressed pairs so I ended up skipping these, but I highly recommend them if you want a dark denim high waisted style. They run true to size and I am wearing a 2. (Sale price: $59.90, after sale $89.50)
Vince Camuto Gigietta Booties: Everyone was raving about these so I had to try them on. They are very cute but I have something very similar so I skipped them as well. However, if you want a ankle boot to go with dresses or jeans, these are a great option. They ran true to size for me. (Sale price: $99.90, after sale $149.95)
Halogen Raw Edge Tweed Jacket: I have the tweed one from last year so I decided to skip this but it's a gorgeous jacket. Fits true to size, I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $98.90, after sale $149.00)
BP Lace Trim Camisole: These lace camisoles are everything. For the price, you cannot beat them. I bought a black and white. I find they fit true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $25.90, after sale $39.00)
Marc Fisher Pointy Toe Loafers: These were an instant hit for me and SO comfortable. They run very big so I had to go down 1/2 a size. These would be my number one recommendation for a great flat for fall. (Sale price: $99.90, after sale $149.95)
BB Dakota Wade Drape Front Jacket: The neckline draping on this jacket is so flattering. The sleeves fit perfectly and overall it's a gorgeous jacket. This one came home with me! It runs true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $64.90, after sale $98.00)
Sam Edelman Riza Flats: I debated getting these but they weren't as comfortable as I would have liked so I skipped them. They felt a bit too tight and the next size up was too big. (Sale price: $79.90, after sale $129.95)
Leith Wide Strap Sleeveless Dress: This tank dress is a great staple but I would recommend going up 1-2 sizes. It's not super see through but it will show lumps and bumps if too tight. I decided to go with a small. (Sale price $45.90, $69.00)
Topshop Crop Faux Leather Moto Jacket: I already have a black moto jacket but was curious what this Topshop one looked like and it is a really good style! The fit is true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $62.90, after sale $95.00)

Astr the Label Tiger Stripe Sweater: I liked this sweater on the website and on the hanger, but on me it was awful. I think it is the nude band around the waist and wrists that I don't like. This was not a hit. It does run true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price $58.90, after sale $89.00)
Madewell 9-Inch Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans: I was looking for a pair of black jeans and liked these but didn't love them. They were a bit too long for my taste. They run quite big so I went down a size and am wearing a 25. (Sale price: $84.90, after sale $128.00)
Topshop Supersoft Crewneck Stripe Sweater: Sorry this sweater is a monstrosity. It looked cute online but the fit is HUGE and drowned me. Size down if you are thinking about it but frankly I would not recommend. (Sale price: $44.90, after sale $68.00)
Caslon Turtleneck Sweater: I liked this sweater but didn't love it. The fit is cute but I wanted the neck to be a bit bigger and more dramatic. It runs big so size down. I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $45.90, after sale $69.00)
BB Dakota Up to Speed Faux Leather Jacket: This is the leather version of the brown suede one I wore above. The color is beautiful but the fit of the suede one is so much better. It lies flatter on the body and drapes beautifully. This felt a bit too bulky. It runs true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $64.90, after sale $98.00)
BP Lace Trim Camisole: A must have. I bought it in white and black.
Halogen Skivvy Fine Rib Crewneck Tee: I had already ordered this long sleeved tee online but wanted to pair it with this leopard skirt. It's such a great basic and isn't see through. It runs true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price $24.90, after sale $39)
Halogen Pleated Leopard Skirt: I was curious how this skirt would fit but I have something very similar so I didn't end up getting it. I liked it but it was a bit too puffy around my hips and made me look much bigger in that area. I think that this would look much better on someone taller or with a shorter torso (I have a very long torso so it hit me in a funny spot on my waist). It runs true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price $78.90, after sale $119)
Halogen Rowen Bootie: I was curious how these would look on but I thought they were absolutely awful. Not flattering in the slightest. They run true to size but don't even waste your time with them. Much better black bootie options in this sale. (Sale price $59.90, after sale $99.95)
Frame Ali Leopard Print High Waist Crop Jeans: I had mixed feeling about these jeans because they fit like a glove. Absolute perfection. And I love the print. But they felt a bit too much for my own personal style. Which seems weird because I wear a ton of leopard. That being said, I have seen other women wearing them and they look amazing. These are definitely a pair of jeans that you have to try on for yourself and decide. They do run very big and I went down two sizes and am wearing a 24. (Sale price: $149.90, after sale $225)

I popped into a Nordstrom store near me yesterday because I wanted to see some things in person and took some pictures of the things I tried on. Sadly the store I went to didn't have a huge selection and I was more successful with my online order (stay tuned for that!), but there were a few gems in the bunch. There were also a few items that were too similar to things I already had but I would still recommend because they fit great and looked so flattering. I'll be sharing my online order in a YouTube video and styling the pieces in the coming weeks on my blog. If you have any questions about the above items, leave me a comment below.

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7/12/19

Friday Finds Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Edition: What's In My Cart on the First Day

Jacket | Dress | Shoes
Early Access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts at 12:30 p.m. today! I was able to shop online yesterday and wanted to share a bit of what I picked up already. I plan to head in store today to see things in person and will be sharing some dressing room snaps tomorrow on the blog (the above photo is a sneak peek of what I found). I purchased a bit of everything from every category but still have a few things on my list that I am contemplating. 

1. The first thing I always go for during the sale is activewear. I'm obsessed with all things Alo Yoga so I immediately grabbed this sports bra and these leggings in the dark lavender. This matching fuzzy jacket is in my cart but I can't decide yet if I want to get it (it looks soooo comfy!).

2. This is going to sound weird but I have been wanting to try this water bottle especially because there is a straw built in so that was one of my first buys as well.

3. I'm in the market for a new pair of faux leather leggings so I thought I would give these a try.

4. Moto jogger pants? Yup, these went into the cart.

5. Tunic sweaters are a must have for fall and winter and I loved the side snap style on this one.

6. A silky button down blouse is a closet staple for me and I was immediately drawn to this one in the burnt orange color with the polka dot print.

7. I lived in my Topshop jeans that I bought last year so I'm hoping I love this gray pair just as much.

8. Deciding on an ankle boot and decided to grab these and these and see which one I like better.

9. I always buy the Diptyque candle set every year but decided to switch things up and go with this set because it has two of my favorite home scents!

10. I needed a new bath mat for my bathroom and this one was too cute to pass up (and such a good price).

11. A comfortable loafer was on my list to look for and I ordered these leopard ones and am contemplating these in snake skin as well.

12. Last year my Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Skin Palette was my favorite beauty purchase of the entire sale, so this year I wanted to see her offerings first before any other brand. Her lip set looked enticing but I decided to go for the eyeshadow palette instead!

13. I spend many of my days in loungewear so this pink camo set (here are the pants) was a must for me!

What have you purchased already?! Let me know in the comments!

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