2018 Nordstrom Sale – Beauty Picks

Happy Monday! I hope you all had an amazing weekend! In case you haven’t heard, early access to Nordstrom’s annual NSale began on Thursday, July 12. The early access is for card holders only, but public access begins on July 20. The sale ends and prices increase on August 6! I think this year is even BETTER than last year and I am so excited to share with you my top beauty picks in today’s post.

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If you do not have a card and would like to apply to gain early access, you can do so here. To see everything that’s included in this year’s sale, you can view the look book here.

Also, (side note) a lot of clothing items have already “sold out,” however, Nordstrom holds on to some of that inventory for when the sale goes public and will periodically restock throughout the 3 and a half week sale.

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ONE: Kiehl’s Jumbo Creme de Corps Bottle with Pump – The BEST lotion ever! I always buy a new one during the Anniversary sale and the jumbo bottle lasts me a full year.
$52 (originally $75)

TWO: Sara Happ The Lip Expert Coconut Set – This two piece lip treatment comes with a coconut scrub to exfoliate your lips and then a Luxe Lip Balm to hydrate! This will leave your lips feeling so smooth!
$32 (originally $46)

THREE: T3 White and Chrome Cura Hair Dryer – I’ve had this hair dryer for about 3 years now and it’s completely worth the investment! I naturally have dry hair and it helps reduce frizz and maintains the shine.
$134 (originally $200)

FOUR: T3 Grey SinglePass Curl 1.25″ Curling Iron – This is definitely on my wishlist. I love T3 products and purchased their interchangeable wand during last year’s sale and I use it all the time. Would love to try their new curling iron!
$107 (originally $160)

FIVE: Skinny Dip Pink + Rose Gold Manicure Set – My mom got me a similar set about 6 years ago for Christmas and I STILL have it. I take it with me everywhere. It can easily fit it in my purse and those scissors come in handy more times than you would think!
$23 (originally $42)

SIX: Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Pink Lipstick Set – This is also on my wishlist. I have heard really great things about Charlotte Tilbury products and this sale is the perfect opportunity to try more expensive products at a lower price!
$60 (originally $90)

SEVEN: Voluspa Maison Blanc Two -Wick Tin Candle Set – I also got a set of these from last year’s sale and I STILL have not burned through all of them (only 1). However, these candles smell amazing and make the best gifts!
$29.50 (originally $48)

EIGHT: Alterna Caviar Set – I’ve heard amazing things about this shampoo and I am so excited to try it and see if it lives up to the hype! Before I order the larger set though, I am doing the trail size to make sure I like it.
$72 (originally 114)

NINE: Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase –  I am really excited to get this in the mail. I have always wanted to try these pillowcases and it’s much cheaper than the other pillowcase included in the sale (which is $110)!
$39 (originally $60)

TEN: Nars Undressed Liquid Lip Set II – I love NARS lip brand, they are definitely worth the money and last all day! I feel like the colors in this kit are great everyday basics and I’m excited to try some new ones at a discount 🙂
$49 (originally $104)

ELEVEN: Impressions Vanity Co. Touch Trifold XL Dimmable LED Makeup Mirror – So I have never actually owned a nice makeup mirror and I am so excited to try this out. I was debating between this one and a smaller version (both included in the sale). If this one is too big than I may just exchange for the smaller one.
$58.90 (originally $89)

Any other beauty favorites you’ve found in the sale that aren’t in my top 11? Leave me a comment -I’d love to try them out! I’ll be following up later this week with some of my favorites from the sale in activewear, clothing and accessories!

xoHannah

July 4th Sale Guide

Happy [ALMOST] 4th of July! This has always been one of my favorite holidays (mostly because it involves the beach, sunshine and hamburgers)! Another reason to love America’s birthday even more, are the major sales that just about every retailer has going on right now! I got a lot of positive feedback on my Memorial Day Sale Guide, so I wanted to make sure I did one for July 4th 🙂 I will say though, I am a little disappointed in the sales this year… I think the deals over Memorial Day were much better, but hey, there’s always Labor Day!

  • Abercrombie: Best of summer sale 40-60% off and all swim $20
  • Ann Taylor: 40% off full price styles and extra 60% off sale with code CELEBRATE through 7/5
  • Banana Republic: 20% off fully price styles and extra 50% off sale through 7/4
  • Baublebar: Up to 75% off sale items, no code needed
  • Belk: Up to 70% off bonus buys or $20 off $50 through 7/4
  • BlankNYC: 30% off everything with code YES30
  • Bloomingdales: Extra 20% or 30% or 40% on select sale items through 7/4
  • Bourbon & Boweties: 30% off sitewide with code FIREWORK (I am so so excited about this one – this is one of my fav jewelry sites – I LOVE their bangles)!
  • Express: Up to 50% off everything through 7/9
  • Francesca’s: Buy one get two 50% off with final sale as low as $1.97 through 7/5
  • Gap: 40% off everything with code GO4TH through 7/4
  • H&M: Up to 70% off + deals from $4 through 7/4
  • J. Crew: 30% off with code ALLSTAR through 7/5
  • J. Crew Factory: 50% off everything plus an extra 20% off with code SUPERSTAR through 7/4
  • Kate Spade: Extra 40% off sale items with code BIGBIGBIG through 7/5
  • Kendra Scott: Over 300 new markdowns up to 40% off
  • Levi’s: Extra 50% off sale items with code SALE50 and 20% off 1 item or 30% off 2 or more items with code MORE30 through 7/10
  • Lord and Taylor: 20% off regular and sale items with code JULY through 7/4
  • Lucky Brand: 40% off summer essentials and up to 70% off sale through 7/4
  • Lulus: Extra 30% off sale items with code SUNNY30
  • Macy’s: Save up to 20% with code FOURTH through 7/8 OR save 25% when you donate $3 to veterans and military families. (They receive 100% of the profits)!
  • Madewell: 20% off summer must-haves with code SPARKLER through 7/5
  • Michael Kors: Up to 70% off semi-annual sale items through 7/30
  • Pottery Barn: Buy more save more up to 30% with code SAVEMORE through 7/8
  • Saks OFF Fifth: Extra 40% off with code AMERICA + an extra 30% designer with code DESIGNER
  • Sam Edelman: Additional 20% off sale with code 4THOFSAM through 7/5
  • Sole Society: Up to 60% off select styles through 7/4

I hope you all have a happy and SAFE Independence Day!

xoHannah

Striped Tie Waist Dress

Happy Friday! I hope you all have had a great week…  I have been so busy the past few days and have not been able to post at all! However you can always keep up with me on Instagram 🙂

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One style I am coveting right now is striped dresses! I am loving this dress in particular because it is so practical. The loose fit and light-weight material makes it perfect and breezy for summer – but I am also loving the long sleeves so I can wear it to work. If your office is like mine, you keep two blankets in your drawer and a heater under your desk! The long sleeves definitely save me from the cold AC and the adorable tie waist detail is an added bonus!

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Outfit Details: Dress: Nordstrom, $52 (similar linked below) | Boots: Vince Camuto, $59 (similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar, similar) | Link Bracelet: Macy’s, old (almost identical only $8!) | Bracelet: Kendra Scott, $55 (similar only $15) | Watch: Fossil, $68 (similar) | Ring: Stella & Dot, $29 |  Earrings: Panacea, old (same on Poshmark, similar)

I ‘ve linked some of my other favorite stripe dress styles below (similar to the one I’m wearing above) and they are ALL under $50!:

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ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE

P.S. If you love my booties and crossbody bag, I got them from last year’s Nordstrom Sale. This year’s sale starts on July 20 (early bird is July 12), so stay tuned for more info on that!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

xoHannah

 

Memorial Day 2018 Sale Guide

It’s been a while since I’ve done a sale guide, but with Memorial Day Weekend coming up, there are tons of sales going on at some major retailers that you need to know about! AND, if you also need some outfit inspo for the weekend, look no further than this adorable white jumpsuit! I’ve also linked other MDW friendly jumpsuits below…

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Outfit Details: Jumpsuit: Bevello, old (similar, almost identical only $58) | Shoes: Marc Fisher, $69 from DSW (similar, similar only $30) | Bag: Red Dress Boutique, $69 (similar only $36) | Earrings: Kendra Scott – shop their sale below! (similar) | Initial Necklace: Gift (similar) | Bracelets: Bourbon & Boweties, from $24 | Watch: Michael Kors, old (similar, similar) | Lips: Bareminerals Buttercream Matte in BO$$

Other jumpsuits for the weekend that I’m loving right now: (P.S. they are ALL under $50)!

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Now… for what you all are probably more interested in… the sales! See my complete guide for all the sales from some of my favorite retailers below:

  • Abercrombie: 40% off through Monday, 5/28 (no code needed)
  • Ann Taylor: 40% off with code SOREADY through Sunday, 5/27
  • Banana Republic: 40% off with code BRSUMMER through Monday, 5/28
  • Baublebar: Up to 70% off Memorial Day Sale
  • Belk: $10 off $40, $30 off $100, and $50 off of $150 through Monday, 5/28
  • BlankNYC: 30% off everything with code BNYC30 through Monday, 5/28
  • Bloomingdales: Big Brown Bag Sale: save 20-50% on select regular price items and an extra 40-50% off sale items + get a $50 reward for every $200 spent through Monday, 5/28
  • Express: Up to 50% off everything through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Francesca’s: BOGO 50% through Saturday, 5/26 + 30% off swim shop
  • Free People: 40% off of summer essentials through Sunday, May 27
  • Gap: Up to 50% off everything (extra 20% off with code PARTY) + free shipping through Saturday, 5/26
  • Guess: Up to 30-50% off + free pool float with $85 purchase through Monday, 5/28!
  • H&M: Memorial Day deals up to 60% off starting at $4.99 through Tuesday, 5/29
  • J. Crew: 40% off with code GETAWAY through Monday, 5/28
  • J. Crew Factory: 50% off everything with code WINWIN through Monday, 5/28
  • Kate Spade: 30% off sale items with code GREATFIND through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Kendra Scott: Spend $100 get 15% off, spend $200 get 20% off, spend $300+ get 25% off, no code needed through Monday, 5/28
  • Levi’s: 30% off sitewide through Wednesday, 5/30
  • Loft: 40% off everything with code LONGWKND through Saturday, 5/26
  • Lord and Taylor: 25% off almost everything with code GIVE through Monday, 5/28
  • Lucky Brand: 30-50% off everything, no code needed through Monday, 5/28
  • Lulus: Extra 30% off sale items with code RAINBOW30 through Monday, 5/28
  • Macy’s: Save up to 20% with code MEMDAY through Monday, 5/28
  • Madewell: 20% off dresses with code PRETTYPLEASE through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Michael Kors: Extra 25% off sale items through Monday, 5/28
  • Nine West: 30% off everything through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Nordstrom: Half yearly sale, prices as marked through June 3
  • Old Navy: 50% tees, tanks, shorts and swim and 30% off dresses
  • Pottery Barn: Buy more save more up to 30% with code SAVEMORE through Monday, 5/28
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: Designer sale, up to 40% off select items
  • Saks OFF Fifth: 20% off clearance with code MEMORIAL through Monday, 5/28
  • Sam Edelman: 30% off sitewide with code SAMXMDW30 through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Sephora: Save up to 60% on must have beauty for a limited time
  • Shopbop: Up to 40% off warm weather styles
  • Sole Society: Up to 60% off select styles through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Steve Madden: 25% off + free shipping with code SUMMER25
  • Urban Outfitters: Items up to 50% off – no specified end date
  • Wayfair: Up to 70% off select departments through Tuesday, 5/29

Last, but definitely not least, I wanted to make sure to note the true meaning of this holiday. To most of us, Memorial Day is all about the picnics, parties, BBQs, [discounts and sales], etc. However, this day is really meant to commemorate those who died in active military service while protecting our country and our freedoms. Take some time this weekend to think about our fallen (and current) heroes and their families, and be thankful for all of the lives that were sacrificed so we can enjoy the picnics, BBQs and most importantly, each other!

Enjoy the long weekend ❤

xoHannah

Chicken Veggie Bake

Welcome to my first recipe post! I’ve never posted any of my recipes on my blog before, but I have had so many people ask me about this one in particular. This is one of Brian and I’s FAVORITES. I try to make it at least once a week and I double the recipe, which usually gets us through 1 dinner and 2 lunches each!

I originally found this recipe online months ago and completely modified it to make it my own, so feel free to do the same!

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Here are the ingredients you will need:

  1. 1 Tsp. Salt and 1 Tsp. Pepper
  2. 1 lb. Chicken Breast (cubed)
  3. 1 Medium-Sized Sweet Potato (small cubes)
  4. 1/2 Package of Broccoli Florets (could also use asparagus or brusselsprouts)
  5. 1/2 Yellow Onion
  6. 1 Tsp. Minced Garlic
  7. 2 Tbsp. Craisins
  8. 2 Tbsp. Almond Slices (I also add candied pecans sometimes or you can substitute with walnuts or other favorite nut)
  9. 1.5 Tsp. Italian Seasoning
  10. 1/3 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  11. Feta Cheese

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Keep in mind that I usually double this. It’s easier for me to just use the entire pack of broccoli florets and 1 full onion… and then I get to enjoy throughout the week 🙂

See instructions below:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Place cubed chicken on the bottom of a glass pan (no need to grease it) and lightly salt and pepper
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine broccoli, sweet potato, garlic, onion, craisins, almond slices, olive oil and Italian seasoning
  • Toss to coat and and veggie mixture over top of the chicken in the pan
  • Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes (40 if doubling)
  • Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes (25 if doubling) or until chicken is cooked throughout and sweet potatoes are soft
  • Finally, serve topped with feta cheese, always!

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Enjoy!

xoHannah

Asymmetrical Denim Skirt

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day Weekend and got to shower your mommas with some love! It was absolutely GORGEOUS in Charlotte… I was able to spend some time by the pool on Saturday. I’m trying to work on my tan for a big trip we have coming up! I can’t wait to share with you all where we are going 🙂

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I was so excited to share this outfit with ya’ll because it shows how you can really dress up an otherwise plain look by adding the right accessories. By adding a matching leopard clutch, belt and shoes, I was able to really add some flair to a basic white top and denim skirt. I’m also a big fan of adding pops of color. When I was playing around with this look, it also matched great with hot pink earrings, hot pink sandals and a floral clutch with pink tones.

Unfortunately this skirt sold out over the weekend, but I linked some similar options below (and both are $18 –a lot less than what I spent)!

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Outfit Details: Top: Lilly Pulitzer, old (similar, similar only $15) | Skirt: Topshop, sold out (similar, similar both only $18!) | Flats: Target, old (almost identical only $23) | Belt: Nordstrom (similar, similar and comes in set of 3!) | Clutch: Steve Madden (similar, similar) | Earrings: Baublebar, $38 | Ring: Kendra Scott (similar) | Bracelets: Bourbon & Boweties | Watch: Michael Kors, old (similar)

Thanks for reading and I hope you all crush this week!

xoHannah

Striped Sweater for Spring

Welcome to my 100th post! WOOHOO! So crazy to think I’ve posted 100 times… I’ve been trying to post a lot more often, so maybe before you know it I will be at 1,000 🙂 …setting big goals over here!

Anyway… this spring has been so unusually cold! I am so ready for summer, but unfortunately Mother Nature is just not wanting to cooperate. (I have friends up North that just got snow on Tuesday morning. SNOW. In APRIL?!)

So that got me thinking about some transition pieces (sweaters in particular) that are practical, but also give off a “summery” look. The only good thing about colder weather right now, is that a lot of retailers have already released their summer collections, so they have since marked down any winter items! I recently found the perfect sweater for spring, it’s colorful and lightweight and is the perfect piece to transition seasons. The best part… it’s 40% off and only $27!

*I will say the model image is slightly deceiving… the sweater is not as long as it looks on the model on Nordstrom’s website 🙂

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Outfit Details: Sweater: Nordstrom, $27 (similar, similar, also love this one) | Jeans: Abercrombie, $35 (similar, similar only $29) | Shoes: See by Chloe (similar, similar) | Bag: Romwe, $27 | Earrings: Kate Spade (similar) | Rings: Baublebar, $68 (similar only $24)

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These white Kate Spade earrings were my most recent purchases. Kate Spade just had their 30% off friends and family sale and I got them at a pretty decent discount… so I also ordered them in pink! (They also come in navy and a mint green). I think the floral petal details make these the perfect statement earrings for spring and summer and they are also very lightweight!

On the other hand, I have had this bag forever! It’s pretty much identical to this $1,500 designer bag. (I’ll take the $30 one please)! The neutral color goes with everything and it’s the perfect size.

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And last but not least, let’s talk about my favorite shoes! I’ve been wearing these beauties on repeat since I first got them back in February. I don’t know if anyone else has this problem, but my feet are ALWAYS cold. These shoes offer the perfect solution because you still get the cute spring espadrille look, but you’re feet are more covered so they don’t get as cold. I think it’s safe to say that this the best purchase I have made for spring this year! They are a little bit price-y but so far have been worth the investment. (P.S. Saks Fifth Avenue is having a sale right now so you can get them here for $50 off)! I also found some similar, more affordable options here and here and I also this these are super cute!

Thank you all for reading! Hope you have a great rest of the week and a fabulous weekend!

xoHannah

For the Love of Lavender

Happy Monday!

A few weeks ago I posted about popular spring trends for 2018. One of my favorite trends that I wrote about was lavender, where I linked to this cropped sweater that I purchased. It’s now been marked down to more than 50% off and it also comes in three other colors!

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I paired this sweater with some lavender Kendra Scott earrings that I bought about 3 years ago for a friend’s wedding. Unfortunately, they don’t sell this color anymore, but I found some earrings that are similar here and here. I LOVE the details on this bag (also a few years old) and the different colors. The subtle lavender colors in the stitching made this bag the perfect accessory for my sweater!

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Outfit Details: Sweater: Free People, $43 (similar, similar) | Jeans: Express (similar) | Shoes: Saks Off Fifth, $60 (similar for $47) | Bag: Nordstrom, old (similar) | Ring: Kendra Scott (similar, similar) | Earrings: Kendra Scott, old (similar) | Necklace: Kendra Scott (almost identical only $33!)

I hope you all have a great day and a wonderful week!

xoHannah

Houndstooth Style

Happy Sunday everyone!

I never thought I would be wearing over the knee boots in early/mid-April, but when it’s 40 degrees outside – you have to dress accordingly. But hey, at least the sun is shining 🙂

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Outfit Details: Keyhole Top: Neiman Marcus Last Call, old (similar for $15, similar for $18) | Skirt: Revolve, old (similar only $16, similar) | Boots: Steve Madden, $50 | Bag: Louise et Cie, old (also love this for only $19!) | Earrings: Anthropologie, $38 (also love these) | Lip: Bare Minerals in VIP, $19

One of my favorite trends from this winter, that I have found myself carrying over into spring is houndstooth and gingham patterned pieces. I absolutely love this skirt… I wore it several times this winter with black tights and some pumps. Now that it’s slightly warmer, I paired it with these Steve Madden over the knee boots.

One of my favorite things about this time of year, is being able to stock up on winter essentials at a discount. The boots that I’m currently wearing were originally $130 but I scored them from Nordstrom Rack for only $50! They are almost sold out, but I found a similar pair here for $60!

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a great week!

xoHannah

Gold Sparkling Sweater

Spring is only a few days away, so now is the absolute BEST time to score some amazing deals on winter essentials. One of my favorite sale purchases recently is this gorgeous gold and black sparkling sweater! I dressed it down a little bit with jeans, but you could easily dress it up with some black leather pants or a black mini skirt with tights.

Unfortunately, this top is now sold out (which usually happens when things go on sale), but I have listed some other favorites and additional options below!

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Outfit Details: Sweater: Nordstrom, now sold out (similar here and more below) | Jeans: XX (similar, similar) | Pumps: Express, old (similar, similar) | Bag: Vince Camuto, old (similar, similar and only $14) | Ring: Express, $22 (similar, also love this one) | Watch: Nixon, $119 on sale! (similar) | Earrings: Nordstrom (similar)

See some additional sale sweater options below at various prices:

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ONE, $75 | TWO, $35 | THREE, $64 | FOUR, $40 | FIVE, $35 | SIX, $63

Make sure you stock up for next winter… until then I am ready for some warmer weather. Hope ya’ll have a fabulous week!

xoHannah