Saturday, July 16, 2016

What's different about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale? These are all new Fall items marked down temporarily for a limited time. Which means everything you see now, will be full price come Fall when you are looking for items to update your wardrobe, home, or beauty cabinet. 

Is it worth it to have a Nordstrom debit or credit card to shop the sale early? YES. The really good stuff is selling quickly already. I'm lucky I managed to grab my size and order online to pick up in store later. You can obviously have your order shipped for free, of course.

Do I still have time to sign up for a Nordstrom card to shop the Early Access Sale? Yes!

Shop Women here
Shop Men here
Shop Kids here
Shop Home here
Shop Beauty Exclusives here

**Just an FYI, I've created a Shop tab for this sale marked "Nordstrom Sale" in the top navigation bar. Let's say you wanted to go back and find something you saw in this post but didn't feel like looking for it, you can easily click Shop -> Nordstrom Sale + see anything else I update for the sale :) 

I hope you all have a great weekend! 

- Denim , Peep-Toe booties & top shown in photo -

&& Check out my favorites from the sale below!

Color Cosmetics

Friday, July 15, 2016

QVC has literally been a part of my life since I was a little girl, and still is today.  My grandmother (my bestie) has been an avid and loyal QVC shopper. When QVC reached out with an exciting opportunity to partner and share the new Color Cosmetic box, it wasn't just the perfect match, but it also gave me the chance to share a few stories about my life with all of you, that you may have not known otherwise. When my family reads this, I guarantee they will be laughing!  My grandmother knows the names of all the hosts on the QVC programs and refers to them as her “friends” ... always justifying her purchases from her "friends."  Ha! Ha!  God, I love that woman! 

I could go on and on for days here, but I'll get to the point now. 

Opening up the Color Cosmetic box, I was super stoked to find the No Lipgloss Lipgloss from Perricone MD.  This product has been on my To-Try List for a bit!  It's anti-aging, SPF 15, and gives my lips a fuller look.  I was skeptical of the color but pleasantly surprised that it wasn't overbearing at all and gave a nice shine!  If you've asked what lip color I am wearing from the past week, this is it.  I keep it in my purse! 

You all know I love my IT Cosmetics CC.  This box gives you a chance to try that product along with a color-correcting radiant primer from Algenist, NUDESTIX magnetic eye pencil (I'm wearing this as my eye liner in the photos! Obsessed!); Julep full- coverage lip crayon balm, blender sponge (A holy grail beauty item for me!) and a Campanelli towel that you use to cleanse your face.  This cleansing towel is a total game changer. You have to use it to believe it! 

You can try the Color Cosmetics box here :) 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and thank you so much for stopping by!


Thank you to QVC for partnering on this post! 

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Zimmermann Dress

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

As of late, I've really made an extra effort to get dressed and out of the house. Some days, it's a tank and shorts. Others, it's a dress -and in this case low, sling backs. Which is why I bought these Chanel sling backs. Not only because I have lusted over them, but because they are totally mommy approved.  (PS: extremely similar style for way less here!) I always get so pissed off at myself when I buy heels. I never end up wearing them! 

Totally saw a mom at Nordstrom the other day, wearing stilettos and pushing her toddler in a stroller. I didn't judge, don't worry. I just quietly thanked my lucky stars I have never made that decision after I saw what she looked like trying to pick the child up while he was throwing a tantrum. Yikes. I'll stick with short heels, like these or flats/sneakers!

My dress is not only black, but the free flowing shape and open embroidery makes it perfect to wear around the kids. I feel put together, but you can't see the mac and cheese on me, can you? What about the post-baby pouch? Can you see that? If it weren't for the price, I'd buy 10 of them! Shopbop recently had a sale on sale, so I VERY QUICKLY grabbed the last one available, and it just so happened to be in my size. Shocking or fate? You tell me. Since my purchase, it looks like there are two sizes back in stock, still on sale + 30% off!!! GO! GO! GO!

I'm a huge Zimmermann fan, but I've admired the beautiful pieces from afar and always told myself that my dream would come true one day. This is an example of me being patient. You guys, this doesn't happen often. I'm typically impulsive. Which is why I need Chris! He is the logical one that evens us out. I couldn't imagine being with someone equally impulsive and indecisive. (shit-show)

So, I'm totally rambling today. I've felt awful for the past week. Kai hasn't slept through the night in a while and I'm all together just feeling drained. Hoping for a spark in creativity and life.. soon. ha ha! 

Anyways, I love you guys!


Zimmermann dress , on sale here | Chanel sling backs, dupe for less here | Chloe` handbag | Celine sunglasses, similar style here

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All White Summer Style

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I don't care how wrinkled I get, I will always love a light cotton outfit during the summer - this white on white look from Sandro is no exception. I'll re-wear this feminine top with a pair of high waisted flared denim, or slip these shorts over my swimsuit for a cute beach look. 

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Favorite Skirt

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hi, friends! I hope you all had a fun and safe Holiday weekend! 

We kept it pretty low key, and spent some quality time together as a family. We appreciate the time we have with Chris on weekends, and this time we had an extra day with him so that was pretty nice. 

I'm currently working on cleaning the entire place, 4 loads of laundry and trying to catch up on work. There are never enough hours in the day. Before I was a mother, I remember thinking how long the days were and how slow time ticked by. Kai turned six months yesterday, and he is everywhere already. I didn't anticipate having two little ones on the move this quickly!

Anyways, you've probably seen me wear this skirt a lot on my snap already. It pretty much gives me life :)


J.Crew tee | Midi Skirt | Madewell sandals | Anine Bing bra | Nordstrom hat | Gorjana "love" necklace, Isabel Marant pendent necklace, Michele watch | Celine sunglasses & bag 


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Blue & White Summer

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Palm trees and blue skies, light midi skirts and panama hats - That's what this summer is all about. 

 This off-shoulder top is the perfect top to pair with skirts, shorts or my personal favorite, distressed denim. 

I'm going to go ahead and apologize for my skirt being out of stock online, please check your local store just incase! You can achieve almost the same look with this striped skirt

Ann Taylor is having a great sale this weekend in honor of the Fourth of July. Use code JULY40 for 40% off full price styles until Monday night! 

Thank you to Ann Taylor for partnering on this post.
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