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How to Wear it: Gathered Pleat Front Tee

August 16, 2017

Let’s talk about stress. It’s something that I tend to carry. We all want to appear to be all cool calm and collected, don’t we? Well, it is something I am working on maintaining. In my field of work, stress happens. I am sure it happens in your career too.

Lately, I have been working on breathing exercises, journaling, and meditation to help me control my stress levels. It not only helps me control my stress but also my anxiety, which I have pretty much had since I was born (thank you genes). When I get bad news or have a stressful day working, I pause and reflect. I do not want to react (if you read this book, you know what I am talking about).

Gathered Pleat Front Tee

Top|Shoes|Jeans (similar)

Part of my M.O. is finding fashion that is comfortable and will not stress me out; we all know what I am talking about. If I am wearing heels that KILL me or jeans that SQUEEZE me, I am going to feel restricted and not myself. Finding comfortable and fashionable clothing is what I am all about, and this top is no exception. This white top is affordable, soft, and trendy at the same time. It is not your traditional plain white T but can go from casual to dressed up with some pants and heels in a moment. In fact, I can even wear it around town with shorts and sandals just as easily and STILL get compliments on this.

Best of all, it is still available in many colors even after the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Shop the post below to style it the way you want to!

 

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Top Picks for the Home

August 4, 2017

 

Just THREE days left of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I LOVE decorating and wished I had gone to interior design school. Here I am, though, where I rounded up my home shopping guide. I made it short – with just my few favorites. Take a look at what I would get!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Home Shopping Guide

 

  1. Diffuser: I am in serious need of a diffuser for my apartment. I have yet to try one, but I love how they make places smell. This one is cool and modern looking, much like a lot of my apartment (it’s kind of modern/with mid century twists). It is priced below $40, so I believe this stylish diffuser is definitely a deal.
  2. Simpatico Candle: I hear this candle lasts such a long time and smells great! Definitely, one to try.
  3. Fluffy Pillow: This is definitely a stylish and affordable add-on to the home section. Anything fluffy feels great!
  4. Throw blanket: I love Nordstrom throw blankets – I have had mine for years. This one can go with anything and it comes in any color. Being priced at $25.90, this one is a bargain.
  5. Rug: The rug, I believe, ties in with everything. I love these antique looking rugs I have been seeing everywhere. I definitely need it as an addition to my home too!
  6. Comforter: I would be getting this if it wasn’t for the fact I just bought a new one. This adds so much color and vibrancy to a bedroom. It is one of the top picks on the Nordstrom Sale’s page.

Check these items by hovering in the photo above or selecting from the list below to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Deals Under $50

August 3, 2017

Winding down my faves from the sale this week, and a couple of tops I’ve shot so far have SOLD OUT! Crazy. The bad news is, I wish I could share, but I would have nothing to link them to. So, I decided to dig back into the sale and find you some serious steals under $50.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Under $50 Shopping Guide

When I was in college, I was definitely on the struggle bus to find affordable fashion, and the Nordstrom Anniversary sale definitely saved my life when it was time to go back to school. I figure some of you may be in college or out of college and looking to save money so take a look at what I have on my list and shop the post below!

 

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Men’s Shopping Guide

August 1, 2017

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top 10 picks were a HIT! I thought I would now share the best deals on the men’s sale. Whether you are shopping for yourself, your boyfriend, husband, brother, second cousin, BFF, etc… You are going to want to save this list.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses Part II

July 28, 2017

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing and I wanted to share how you can wear these looks, all under $100 each!! You only have until August 6th to shop the sale, as prices will be going up August 7th. Here are some of my best finds:

 

Comfy Sweater For Early Fall – Under $60

So, this sweater sold out fast, and I know why. The knit is so luxurious and the cut is adorable! And this top is still available in pink. I took it out on a movie date with Andy, and it kept me perfectly warm. It was a bit chilly that night too, for a summer night. So glad I did not have to wait until autumn to break this one out.

 

 

Sweater| Pants|Top

It has cute ruffles on the back, that are flattering, which I was weary about. I’m so glad I’m wrong. Recently, they sold out of them, but you can find a similar one here.

shoes

These shoes are everything! I cannot wait to wear them around this fall. Since I am a creature of habit and comfort, I love the fact that they are casual and stylish at the same time. I rarely go out in heels, so these will be worn many, MANY times.

The thing I love most about them (aside from being Kate Spade), is that they were around $150, but after the sale will be a bit more, so it was definitely a great deal in the end.

Top

This top, also under 50, is a true staple for fall. I love the lace and high neck, and since we are expecting a warmer fall, the cut and fabric are easy and breezy. I’m in love with the Ivory as well. I cannot wait to wear it! It also layers so well, you can get a few out of it, or even wear with shorts if you wanted to do that as well.

 

Kut From the Kloth Faux Suede Jacket

This jacket!! OKAY, another item on my list that is sold out, but you can get in other colors here. I’m sure they will get it in again soon as it is comfy and ultra stylish. You can dress this one up or down, and I just love the color on this one. It is light enough to be worn in early fall and I cannot wait to parade it around the city. This one was under $100, which, in my book, is yet another steal. They match effortlessly with the shoes too, which is a huge bonus for me.

 

Check out the cut though, how awesome is that?!

Jacket

Super flattering. I love buying pieces that I can style multiple ways!

 

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Hits & Misses Part I

July 26, 2017

At long last, I get to share my Nordstrom Anniversary sale finds! My site was down for a few days, so this comes right on time. Between work and family obligations, I am finally able to round up my hits and misses. I ended up with more than I expected, so I’ll be breaking these posts up into 2-3 so I can highlight just what I loved, and what I did not love so much.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

So, first off, I am a Nordstrom addict. I have been since I was in grade school. I have been shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale since I was in high school. Then, my mom had the card and I would beg her to take me so I could get the right back-to-school clothes. Now, I find myself spending my summer paycheck on this HUGE sale. The sale is not one to be missed. I noticed all the more popular bloggers getting their picks in as soon as early access went up, and I really commend them for doing that because I was able to get a preview hours before I went shopping. And you bet that I went the day Early Access started.

What is “Early Access” at Nordstrom?

Early Access is a special pre-preview for Nordstrom cardholders only. It makes cardholders feel extra special getting to buy the fresh picks before they go out of stock and have to re-stock before it is open to the public. Each price tag shows you the sale price and the price the item will be after the sale so you do not miss a deal.

I’m not going to lie, I was a little disappointed in this year’s sale for a couple of reasons: For one, they usually have the Early Access portion of each department tented up. This year they only had yellow guard tape (I’m not even sure that is what you call it), so you could easily get confused by what was included in the sale or not.

Another, I just was not so in love with this year’s fall picks. Yes, I did find more than I thought I would. But I am a full believer in quality and some of these labels are using some pretty cheap feeling fabrics that I probably would not be the most comfortable in. Along with that, I thought the shoe department was a bit sparse this year, and I found it hard to find a good shoe even under $80 (we’ll get to the shoes later) I decided to go with only the BEST quality and price combo I could find. So, here we go:

 

Miss

Let’s start with my let-down. It was this top. The problem with it was the fabric: You would not believe that I steamed this top out two times before shooting it. It wrinkles SO easily. It was so soft, being 100% rayon, but such a letdown. I purchased it because I liked the style, price at $45 and it was something new for me, but I was weary about this and I was right. I have a petite upper-body, but the fit was way off. The straps continuously fell and yet the bottom was gappy. It may work for some with bigger shoulders, but not for me, as disappointing as that may seem.

Hit

These pants. Oh-My-Gosh are they excellent! They fit great, and they feel great. I knew that Kut From the Kloth was a great brand, but they had my favorite deal. They only cost $52.90, which I believe is a steal because of how casual to dressy these jeans (even though they do not feel like jeans) can go. I found myself not wanting to instinctively run to put on my yoga pants right after I got home because I  normally hate jeans that much. These are the exception.

Top | Pants

This is piece 1 of 2 from the brand, that I bought from the sale (I’ll be highlighting the other piece in part II). They also come in a green color, I may just have to go back and get. For now, I love this wine color. It fits my personality and it fits my fall color wardrobe so perfectly. I am in between sizes right now, but I really suggest a size up for extra comfort.

I cannot wait to share what else I bought from my favorite sale of the year!