21 July 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Complete Round-Up

Full access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is only hours away, which means non-card holders will finally be able to shop the sale. I'm still waiting for my orders from last week to arrive, so I don't have any reviews to post yet, BUT I wanted to share all the things I have bought and some of the best sales on pieces sure to be staples in your fall wardrobe. It may seem crazy to be buying things for fall weather when its nearly a 100 degrees out, but the savings on these items are the best you will see all season, and if you are anything like me, you whole heartedly believe that a dollar saved is a dollar earned...so I plan on earning some money during this sale! 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - First Purchases


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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Boots & Booties


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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Must Haves for Under $50




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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Accessories Under $50





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xo,
Ray

14 July 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Rounding up and sharing my love at first sight picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The prices on designer pieces during this sale are the BEST you will find all season, I always find a few new forever pieces for a steal of a price. I've included some of the handbags in particular I am swooning over below.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - First Look


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23 November 2015

What to Wear to Thanksgiving

Today I'm sharing 6 different outfit ideas for you to wear to Thanksgiving dinner this week. The great news about all of them is that they can probably be created or re-imagined with pieces you already have in your closet! I have included links too just in case you want to ask Santa for any of these versatile pieces.

The first two options are variations of what I would call casual, preppy, and easy to wear outfits. I love this style of dressing, it's very fresh and clean in my opinion. Most of you probably have a pair of dark skinnies, brown boots or booties (depending on the temps of where you are at), a plaid shirt, sweater (again, depending on how cold your Thanksgiving weather is) and a quilted vest in your closet. I love mixing patterns with plaid, or don't be afraid to grab a leopard print scarf or fair isle sweater to pair with your plaid. Lastly, throw on one or two statement pieces of jewelry and you are good to go!


What to Wear to Thanksgiving 2 Outfits

outfit on right
check shirt | cream vest | fair isle sweater | skinny jeans | bag | riding boots | necklace | earrings

outfit on left
plaid shirt | red vest | skinny jeans | leopard scarf | booties | red bag | monogram necklace | statement necklace





The next two outfits revolve around leggings, which I am convinced were created for Thanksgiving, so that we can comfortably eat our weight in turkey and pumpkin pie. One of my favorite things about leggings is how easy they are to style; they can be dressed up or down, with pretty much any shoe or boot, and with a dress, tunic, or any over-sized shirt that covers your bum. To create a more dressed down look, I paired leggings with a striped turtleneck & knit poncho, easy flats, and simple jewels all in a neutral palette. I added some visual interest with pop or red with a cozy beanie, tote, and plaid red with hints of red to tie everything together. This same strategy can be used with any color. To dress up leggings, I focused less on that pop of color, and more on playing with different textures; like a big knit turtleneck, floppy felt hat, faux fur vest, and suede over-the-knee boots, keeping the jewelry simple again, and the palette much more subtle. 


What to Wear to Thanksgiving - Leggings

outfit on right
stripe turtleneck | poncho | beanie | statement earrings | leggings | double sided plaid scarf | red tote | flats

outfit on left
faux fur vest | felt floppy hat | pendant necklace | over-sized turtleneck sweater | leggings | black handbag | otk boots | watch



The final two outfit ideas I am sharing are for dresses. While my family's Thanksgiving is more on the casual side, I know that some of you might be attending a dressier dinner or just prefer to dress up a little more for the holiday. One great thing about throwing on a dress is that in one piece you have an outfit, and pretty much anything goes with accessories. This time of year is perfect for wearing sweater dresses, they are super cozy and it's cold enough to wear tights with either a great pair of boots or booties (wear black tights and heeled black booties to give the illusion of super long stems). And of course, I am loving plaid shirt dresses, they are the perfect casual option and can be easily dressed up or down. Since my sweater dress option is a little dressier I opted to show a more casual styling of the plaid dress. 


What to Wear to Thanksgiving - Dresses

outfit on right
faux fur vest | sweater dress | booties | tights | statement earrings | scarf | leopard clutch

outfit on left
sherpa vest | plaid dress | red earrings | slouchy knit hat | fringe booties | bangle | red handbag



Hopefully this gives you some ideas of what to wear for Thanksgiving if you are looking for some outfit inspiration! 

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31 August 2015

Back to School



Back to School Fall Wardrobe Favorites


This is only the second year where the end of August hasn't ushered in the beginning of school for me, but that doesn't mean I'm not taking advantage of all the wonderful sales and new lines of clothing out in preparation for all those who are. Moving into September not only signals a seasonal transition from summer to fall and from vacation to school, but also a change in my closet. We all know what I am getting at - the colors, the textures, the types of pieces in your wardrobe slowly change to prepare for shorter, cooler days. 


There's something in the air about students heading back to class, from the blank pages in their notebooks to the new bags over their shoulders, that seems to indicate its a season for change and fresh starts. Or at least that is how I shall justify my obsessive desire to reinvent my wardrobe as soon as September 1st hits (and maybe a little before!).



I always seem to fall in love with more new pieces during this time of year than any other, so I am always on the look out for a bargain. I have been playing the 'cart game' with many of the pieces above (you know the one where you load up your online shopping cart and pretend you can buy everything you want and then close your browser with your bank account in tact) just waiting for a good sale so I could gleefully log-in and finally check my cart out. And that is definitely what I did with this beauty, that plaid, and this dress (and maybe a few more...oops). So, while this sale lasts, be sure to take advantage of the amazing discounts on many steals and deals, as well as an additional 40% off all other styles.

Shop my favorites, which are on sale with code WEEKEND through the end of today (8/31), by clicking on the photos below:





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28 July 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fall Faves Under $50

Today I've rounded up some of my favorite steals and deals in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. My fall style tends to center around lots of neutrals, a few key saturated colors, and piles of accessories. This way, most of my fall pieces can be mixed and matched with one another; less pieces, more outfits, a win, win in my book. My under $50 faves can all be paired with one another in countless combinations and accessorized to create more unique outfits too. I've been trying to shop using this strategy so that I can get the most out of my new additions.


NSale Under $50 finds



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23 July 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Christmas in July is finally here!! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opened to everyone last Friday after a week of being open to cardholders only. Since I am not currently a cardholder, I spent the week leading up to open access stalking the sale through the sneak peek link and compiling a list of all the things I most wanted so that Friday, as items flew out of the website, I was able to quickly snag most of the items that I really wanted. As you may remember, I am all about fall - the fashion, the food, football, pumpkins, red & orange leaves - you name it, I'm a fan, which is why I wasted no time preparing for the upcoming months by finding things I can enjoy on a cool day now and with a little outfit modification, straight through the end of the year. My forever fall favorites are plaid everything, cozy knits, thin layers, and dark denim, and there are plenty of options for all of these in the sale.  


Nordstrom Sale


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16 July 2015

IG Lately

Here's a little round-up of some of my recent-ish IG posts. Enjoy!


shirt | skirt | sandals | bag | necklace - old (similar)


shoes | clutch | skirt - old (similar) | shirt - old (similar) | necklace - old (similar)




crop pants | hooded shirt | shoes | purse (sale option here) | scarf - old (similar) | sunnies


sweater | leggings | boots | bag (in black here) | scarf - old (similar)


couch | pillow covers | bunny cookie jar | gold spike urchin | gold turtle | coffee tray - old (similar) | coffee table books (1)(2)(3)(4)(5


nail color: essie 'tuck it in my tux'


skirt | sandals | bag | bangles (similar) | tank - old (similar) | necklace - old (similar)


tank top | shorts | kimono (sold out, similar here & here) | sandals (sold out, similar here) | tote | necklace - old (similar) | sunnies








tank top | skirt | bag (sold out, similar here and here) | wedges - old (nearly identical here) | necklace - old (similar)


Still playing a little catch-up, this summer has been crazy busy! This weekend will be the first we've been home since the first weekend in May. Looking forward to catching up on house work, blogging, shopping, and hanging with our local friends and family.Tune in tomorrow for my top Nordstrom sale picks!


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